Jones, John Emlyn, Lld
Jones, John Emlyn, LL.D.
a Welsh Baptist minister, was born at Newcastle Emlyn, Carmarthenshire, January 8, 1820. He was baptized at the age of thirteen; received a good education; was ordained in 1852 co-pastor at Pontypridd; was then pastor in Ebbw Vale; then in Cardiff; in 1865 removed to Merthyr; in 1869 to Llandudno, North Wales, and finally returned to Ebbw Vale, where he died, January 18, 1873. He was ever busy with his pen, as with his tongue, contributing largely to both the Welsh and the English newspaper press. He published Welsh translations of Gill's Commentary and Hamilton's Grammar. He wrote Hanes Prydain Flawr, am yr Haner Canrif Diweddaf ("The History of Great Britain for the Past Half Century"). For several years he was busily engaged in writing his Y Parthsyllydd, Sef, Haner yr Boll Fyd ("The History of the Whole World"), one volume of which was published. See, (Lond.) Baptist Hand-book, 1874, page 282. (J.C.S.)