The Centenary of Notable Welshmen. By Rev. T. Mardy Rees, F.R.Hist.S. IT has been suggested by a friend that I should write another article on the lines of the Noble Trio," which appeared in the Welsh Outlook for May. It affords me profound pleasure to comply, but first of all, I must hasten to supplement an important item which that brief article omitted. J. D. Jones, Ruthin, left four sons (not three as stated), and the name of the eldest, Mr. Owen Daniel Jones, Talgarth, Machynlleth, was not included. Mr. Jones was- born at the British School House, Ruthin, where his father was Headmaster. Educated at the Academy, Towyn, and the City of London School, he entered an Insurance Society and for fifty years held prominent positions. For the last fourteen years he was General Manager, in Edinburgh, of the North British and Mercantile Insurance Company. He is a retired Major of Volunteer Engineers, a Justice of the Peace for Edinburgh, a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute, and an ex- Chairman of the Associated Scottish Life Offices. For many years Mr. Jones acted as one of the examiners for the Chartered Insurance Institute. We wish him many years to enjoy the retire- ment which he deserves in the land of his fathers. Since the appearance of our last article, the Rev. J. D. Jones, M.A., D.D., Bournemouth, has been honoured by the King with the title of C.H. for his great services in the realm of Religion. The noble Welshmen born in 1827 represent the army, the pulpit, the press, and the univer- sity, as the following names reveal:- JOHN CARSTAIRS JONES (1827-1892). Wales owes more than any country to its ancient families for the preservation of historic manuscripts, and the Cefn Coch family, of which the above was a distinguished son, stands high in the list of literary benefactors. John Carstairs Jones, army captain (2nd Dragoon Guards), received his training at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. He had three country seats-Heartsheath, Flintshire; Cefn Coch, Den- bighshire and Gelli Cynan, in the same county. The Cefn Coch MSS," edited by the Rev. John Fisher, M.A., are a gold mine to the student of Welsh life and customs in the Tudor Period. REV. JOHN HUGHES, D.D., CARNARVON (18271893). A native of Llanerchymedd. He received his ministerial training at Bala College, and was ordained at Menai Bridge (Porth Aethwy). Thence he removed to Fitzclarence Street, Liverpool, where he laboured for thirty-two years. In 1889 he became minister of Engedi C.M., Carnarvon. Dr. Hughes published several Welsh works: Hanes yr Athrawiaeth Gris- tionogol." Y Weinidogaeth," Actau yr Apostolion," and a translation of Butler's analogy Deddf Cyfatebiaeth." Profound thinking did not rob him of humour. He quoted with zest how his namesake the Rev. John Hughes, the author of Methodistiaeth Cymru," sent an audience of Welsh people into con- vulsions of laughter at the Concert Hall, Liverpool, whi.st proposing a vote of thanks to a preacher for a lecture on the Millenium. When a prophet in Israel foretold an event to take place speedily he was bound and kept in prison in order to see if his prophecy were ful- filled. My friend the lecturer to night has told us that the Millenium will begin in 1866, and he has no doubt about the date. I therefore move that we bind him with cords, and cast him into prison, to be kept there till we see whether his prophecy be correct." REV. J. HARRIS JONES, M.A., Ph.D. (1827—1885) Born at Waunwthan, in Llangeler parish, 28th August, 1827, and educated at the Grammar School, Carmarthen; Presbyterian College, Car- marthen, and Glasgow University. He was the first Welsh student to secure Dr. Williams's Scholarship at the Scotch University. He won the gold medal for Greek at Glasgow. After graduating M.A. at the University, he studied in Germany. His unique scholarship made his countrymen regard him with awe. life became Professor at Trefeeca College in 1865. The Revs. Edward Matthews, Ewenny, and Cynddylan Jones, D.D., wrote his biography, where we have a fine account of his services to Christian scholarship. REV. EVAN OWEN PHILLIPS, D.D. (1827—1897) Dr. Phillips, Dean of St. David's, was edu- cated at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. In 1849 he graduated B.A. and 18th Wrangler. During 1851-4 he was Fellow of Corpus Christi; 1854-61, Warden of Llandovery College; 1861-86, Vicar of Aberystwyth. Appointed Canon of St. David's in 1874, Chancellor in 1879, and Dean in 1895. In 1877 he edited a volume of Thirl- wall's Sermons — "Pregethau Connop Thirlwall." REV. ELLIS ROBERTS (ELIS WYN 0 WYRFAI), 1827-1895. Well-known in bardic circles, and Editor of the Haul," a Welsh magazine. In 1872 he became Vicar of Llangwm. Several bardic chairs were won by him — Llanelly (1856), Ruthin (1859). Bishop How's "Commentary on the Gospels was translated into Welsh by
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