Trefor, Ynys Môn 🗺

Trefor is a small hamlet situated on the B5109, from Llangefni to Bodedern, in the middle of the very beautiful island of Anglesey.  It sits at a crossroads, where traffic from the busy A55 crosses the traffic from Bodedern going to the market town of Llangefni.

It’s only place of worship today is Capel Ebenezer/Temperance Chapel, a Welsh Methodist Chapel built in 1804, then rebuilt in 1833.

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Trefor is also the birth place of Sir John Morris-Jones. He was an author, scholar, grammatitian and poet who helped restore classical standards to Welsh poetry. Sir John was the eldest son of  Morris Jones, a shopkeeper. He graduated with honours in Mathematics at Oxford University in 1887, later becoming the first Professor of Welsh at the University College of North Wales, Bangor.  He was knighted in 1918.

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John Jones (born Oct. 17, 1864, Llandrygarn, Anglesey, Wales—died April 16, 1929,

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Sir John Morris-Jones’ birthplace, Trefor, Ynys Môn

His works include:

A Welsh Grammar, Historical and Comparative (1913)

Cerdd Dafod (1925; “The Art of Poetry”)

Orgraff yr Iaith Gymraeg (1928; “The Orthography of the Welsh Language”)

Unfinished study of syntax(1931), published posthumously under the title Welsh Syntax.

Caniadau(1907; “Poems”) which contain a number of fine translations into Welsh, most notably the robāʿīyāt of Omar Khayyam translated directly from Persian.

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Bibliography:

http://wbo.llgc.org.uk/en/s-MORR-JOH-1864.html

https://www.britannica.com/biography/John-Morris-Jones