James Owen of Penrhos

and his descendants
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(Richard) Garmon Jones (1897-1976/7)

The eldest child of Margaret and John (or James) Jones was (Richard) Garmon Jones, born at Crugan Morfa, Nevin, on Friday, 22 January 1897 [Pwllheli 1897, 1st qt]. In WWI he was a private (75738) in the Royal Army Medical Corps (see photo). He graduated from the University of Wales in 1924 and from St Michael's Theological College, Llandaff, in 1923. He was ordained a deacon in 1924 and a priest in 1926. He was curate of Conway (1924-9). In 1929 he married Norah Horrocks [Conway 1929, 3rd qt]. Norah, was born on 7 July 1905 [Prestwich 1905 3rd qt] into a wealthy family. Their twin sons, David Garmon Jones and Peter Garmon-Jones were born in 1930.

From 1929, Garmon was curate of Llanrhos (in charge of Deganwy from 1930), in the diocese of St Asaph, and then Rector of Llanfynydd, Denbighshire (1933-45) (see photo) and of Bangor Monachorum (1945-54). The living designated Bangor Monachorum is at Bangor-on-Dee (also known as Bangor-Is-y-Coed or Bangor below the wood because of its situation near well wooded country). Garmon was then vicar of Trofarth w Bryn-y-Maen, Denbighshire, not far from Conway, from 1954 until about the mid-seventies. In the late 1960s he moved from Bryn-y-Maen vicarage to 13 Quarry Cottages, Llandudno.

Richard died in the winter of 1976-7 [Aberconwy 1977, 1st qt]. The surname had become hyphenated during his lifetime; it was thus in the telephone directories of the 1970s though his death was registered under the surname ‘Jones’. Norah died in 1987, aged 81 [Aberconwy July 1987].