Scotch Baptists, Ramoth Manuscripts

Scope and Content

Manuscripts relating to the effects of the split amongst the Baptists of Llanfrothen. Includes letters, notes, extracts of speeches and elegies, 1805 - 1857.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Richard Jones, 1765-1822, was a Baptist minister at Ramoth, Llanfrothen in Merioneth. Initially, he was aided in his work by Christmas Evans, but in a meeting in 1798 he left the Baptists to form his own Church of Scotch Baptists, which had 350 members in 1807. Today, in Harlech, Ffestiniog, Glyn Ceiriog and Rhosllannerchrugog, the denomination lives on.

For further biographical information, consult, Bywgraffiad J. R. Jones o Ramoth by David Davies (1911) and Cofiant J.R. Jones, Ramoth by David Williams (1913).


No apparent system of arrangement but incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users

Acquisition Information

Donated by Mr E. D. Jones of Celynnin, Bangor.


Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, August 2002.

Other Finding Aids

An item level typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference number : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 1111

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

Related Material

Consult also the Rev. David Davies (Dewi Eden) Papers, held at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. A collection level description is available on the Archives Hub