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Bangor University
Papers of Williams Jones, Tredegar

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS WJON

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Papers of Williams Jones, Tredegar

Short Title: Papers of Williams Jones, Tredegar

Creation date(s): 1842 - 1931 March 21

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 114 items

Name of creator(s): Reverend William Jones


Administrative/Biographical history: William Jones was a Wesleyan Reformer. Born in Bodedern, Anglesey he became a member of the movement known as the Little Wesleyans, and a missionary in Liverpool in 1841. By 1846 however, he was minister of a Wesleyan Methodist Association church in Liverpool. By 1852 he had moved to Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire.
In 1853 he left Aberystwyth and joined the Wesleyan Reformers, a movement which was successful in South Wales. He was pastor of four churches of the Wesleyan Reformers, in Tredegar, Monmouthshire; Merthyr Tudfil and Aberdare, Glamorganshire. In the same year he published a periodical, Gedeon.
The Wesleyan Reformers, in 1857, amalgamated with the Wesleyan Methodist Association. In 1858 William Jones confined his ministry to Tredegar whilst the other three churches became independent. Elim church in Tredegar followed this example in 1861.
William Jones married Jane Davies of Bala in 1849 who died in 1853. He remarried in 1867.


Scope and content/abstract: The collection consists of volumes of sermon notes which date from 1842 to 1894 and follow the movements of William Jones from Liverpool to Aberystwyth to Tredegar. Also, a few lectures on religious topics, in particular Wesleyanism, 1860 - 1870. The correspondence is addressed to his two children, Miss E.J. Jones and H.O. Jones from various correspondents regarding their father and his papers, 1929 - 1931 March 21.


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System of arrangement: The collection has been incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts. It has been arranged according to record type and chronologically.

Conditions governing access: Open to all users.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

Finding aids: An item level catalogue is available at the Department of Manuscripts of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 440, 25805 - 25904, 26120 - 26132

Language codes: wel eng


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Note: Description compiled by Elen Wyn Jones, October 2001

Rules or conventions: Created following ISAD(G) and Archives Hub Data Creation Guidelines

Date(s) of descriptions: Prior to 16-11-2004

Correspondence | Wales | 20th century
Methodists | Wales
Religion | Wales
Sermons | 19th century

Personal names
Jones , William , ca. 1814-1895 , of Tredegar

Corporate names
Wesleyan Methodist Association
Wesleyan Reformers

Tredegar (Wales)

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