C1876

Reverend David Evans Jones

Superb illuminated presentation signed by 7 members of the congregation was presented to Reverend David Evans Jones, along with a “purse of sovereigns“. This marked his second last posting in the country before returning to Sydney.  David Evans Jones 1838-1901 … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Reverend David Evans Jones

Date:

C1876

Artist:

Unknown

Condition:

In good condition with strong vibrant colours.

Technique:

Illumination on vellum.

Image Size: 

430mm 
x 570mm
AUTHENTICITY
Reverend David Evans Jones - Antique Print from 1876

Genuine antique
dated:

1876

Description:

Superb illuminated presentation signed by 7 members of the congregation was presented to Reverend David Evans Jones, along with a “purse of sovereigns“. This marked his second last posting in the country before returning to Sydney. 

David Evans Jones 1838-1901 Sketcher and Anglican clergyman, born 1838 and entered Trinity College, Dublin but was forced to discontinue his studies because of ill-health. Arriving in NSW 1857. He deserted at Newcastle and made his way to John Hawdon’s Kiora Station, near Moruya (NSW), where his father was living as tutor to the Hawdon children. Soon afterwards Jones returned to Goulburn and became a theology student under the city’s first Anglican bishop, Mesac Thomas, who ordained him deacon in 1865 and priest in 1866. After a temporary appointment to the parish of Moruya, he became diocesan inspector of church schools. His first independent parish was Araluen, then Albury (1868-72), Tumut (1872-76), Deniliquin (1877-79) and Bega (1880-85). Due to ill health he moved to the Sydney in 1886 as rector of St Mark’s, Granville. He died at Granville in 1901, survived by his second wife Emily Jane whom he had married in 1873.  

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