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JONES , ALICE GRAY (‘ Ceridwen Peris ’; 1852 - 1943 ), author ;

b. Dec. 1852 at Llanllyfni, Caerns. dau. of David and Ellen Jones . Her father was a brother of Rev. John Jones , Brynrodyn , and her mother a cousin of Rev. John John Roberts , ‘ Iolo Caernarfon ’ ( DWB , 870) . She was educated at Dolbadarn primary school and at the Swansea Training College , and was headmistress of her old school prior to her marriage in 1881 to Rev. William Jones , minister at Fourcrosses, Caerns. They had 4 children. She edited Y Gymraes from 1896 to 1919 . She wrote a number of books for children , including Caniadau Ceridwen Peris . She played a prominent part in the establishment of the Treborth Home . She was one of the founders of the North Wales Women's Temperance Union , and was an active member of many committees. She moved to live at Cricieth in 1919 . She d. at the home of her dau. at Bangor , 17 April 1943 .

Sources:

  • Y Goleuad , 28 Apr, 1943 ;
  • Y Gymraes , Oct, 1919 ;
  • Who's who in Wales (1937) .

Author:

Margaret Beatrice Davies, M.B.E., Aberystwyth

Published date: 2001