Welsh Coastline, Porthcawl

    Jonathan Edwards, business man with a connection to Wales (Wrexham)

    Jonathan Edwards

    Theologian, controversialist and principal of Jesus college, Oxford from 1686 to 1712. He became a fellow of Jesus college in 1662, vice-principal in 1668 and principal in 1686. He was also vice-chancellor of Oxford University from 1689 to 1691, the first principal of the college to do so.
    Connection: Jonathan Edwards was born in Wrexham in 1629.

    comment by:Cymruambyth
    He died in 1712, bequeathing his library to Jesus college and money for the restoration of the chapel, in which he was buried.






    Tags: North Wales, Wrexham