Jones, barrister-at-law, Bencher of the Middle Temple.. d.s.p. O fgelliweg. "Couseler Jones". http://welshjournals.llgc.org.uk/browse/viewpage/llgc-id:1226390/llgc- id:1227182/llgc-id:1227223/getText i. Considerations on the Illegality of Presenting such as are Unacquainted, etc. By a Gentleman of Wales,' London, 1767. When publishing two volumes of Welsh Sermons in 1776, the Rev. Evan Evans (Ieuan Brydydd Hir) ventures in the Dedication to refer to this book thus see like- wise considerations on the illegality and impropriety of presenting clergymen, who are unacquainted with the Welsh language, to benefices in Wales, etc., by John Jones, M.A., Fellow of Queen's College, Oxon., 1768.' This, undoubtedly, referred to Counsellor Jones, and he was without doubt acquainted with the ascription of the pamphlet to him by Ieuan, and he at least allowed the ascription to remain, for we have no account of him deny- ing it. When it is remembered that this was only nine years after the publication of the pamphlet, it is difficult to know why it has not settled the matter. ii. The other pamphlet is The Depositions, Arguments, and judgement in the Cause of the Churchwardens of Trefdraeth, in the County of Anglesey, against Dr. Bowles, etc. London, 1773. There was a lawsuit in respect of this presentation, promoted, on behalf of Welsh rights, by the Society of the Cymmrodorion and Mr. Lewis Morris. It is much more difficult to see what support the ascription of this pamphlet to Counsellor Jones has than it is in the case of the 1767 one. ------------ https://archive.org/stream/ycymmrodor44cymmuoft/ycymmrodor44cymmuoft_d jvu.txt John Jones, of Llynon, Llanddeusant, Anglesey ; educated at Jesus College, Oxford ; admitted to the Middle Temple, 176-4 ; called to the Bar, 1767 ; married Ann, daughter and heir of John Sorton, of G-elUwig in Lleyn ; Bencher of the Middle Temple, 1802 ; died April llth, 1803, aged 60, and was buried outside Bangor Cathedral. Presumably he was the son of Rev. Humphrey Jones, of Tj'newydd, Llanengan, sometime Reetor of Llanfaethlu.
|Born: Llanfaethlu, Anglesey, , Wales 1742 ||Baptised: 21st Jun 1742|
|Died: 11th Apr 1803||Buried: grounds of the cathedral, Bangor, , , Wales Apr 1803 |
Jones formerly of Llynon