Mary Jones Poem

Scope and Content

Poem composed by Mary Jones regarding her journey to Bala to purchase a Bible.

Administrative / Biographical History

No biographical information was available regarding Mrs Annie Meiriona Jones who put the poem on record, other than she lived at Bryn Derw, Abergynolwyn, Merioneth.

The actual composer of the poem is believed to be Mary Jones, 1784-1866. She became well-known for walking 25 miles from Llanfihangel-y-Pennant to Bala to buy a Welsh Bible from Thomas Charles, having saved her money over a period of 6 years.


Incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

Access Information

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Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, April 2003.

Other Finding Aids

A typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference number : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 17667

Conditions Governing Use

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

Custodial History

The poem was recited to Mrs Annie Meiriona Jones by her husband who was born in Llanfihangel-y-Pennant and who lived there all his life. It is believed that the poem was composed by Mary Jones and passed on from generation to generation, orally, by the local inhabitants of the parish.