Griffith Jones, Llanddowror Documents

Scope and Content

A volume of the sermons of Griffith Jones, in an early 19th century hand. The inscription at the end of the book suggests that the creator was a Rev. Jacob Hughes of Llanrhian, Pembrokeshire.

A biography of Griffith Jones and his influence on Wales. Presented in a Literary Competition in 1880, possibly by John Williams of Pen-Lan, Llandegai.

Administrative / Biographical History

Griffith Jones, 1683-1761, was the founder of the Welsh Circulating Schools. He himself attended the Carmarthen Grammar School and was ordained priest in 1708. He was the Rector of Llanddowror, Carmarthenshire for forty years.

Several biographers have recorded his life, including, Gwyn Davies in Griffith Jones, Llanddowror, Athro Cenedl, 1984 and Geraint H. Jenkins in Hen Filwr dros Grist.


Incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users.


Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, June 2003.

Other Finding Aids

A typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 13917 and 23673

Conditions Governing Use

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

Custodial History

The book of sermons was a gift from the Rev. Jacob Hughes of Llanrhian to Thomas Evans, Vicar of Llanrhystud.