J. R. Jones, Ramoth Related Correspondence

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Photocopies of letters written by J.R. Jones and others, relating to the feud between him and Robert Morgan of Bethel Chapel, Harlech. Also, a description of J. R. Jones's illness.

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 administrative information regarding the Scotch Baptists of Merioneth consult, Bywgraffiad J. R. Jones o Ramoth by David Davies (1911) and Cofiant J.R. Jones, Ramoth by David Williams (1913).

Arrangement

Incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users.

Note

Description compiled by Elen Wyn Simpson, November 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 11576-11580

Conditions Governing Use

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

Related Material

Also held at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor are the Scotch Baptists Ramoth Registers and the Scotch Baptists, Ramoth Manuscripts