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Feb 26, 2018

Northop's philanthropic foundling

Owen Jones was abandoned as a baby at Northop church, Flintshire, but had amassed enough wealth by his death in 1659 to set up a charity for orphaned children and widows' families ...

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Posted by: RhodriC

which was funded by income from his extensive estate. Centuries later, the Owen Jones Charity continues to award grants. His grave, near the spot where he was left as a baby, is in the centre of the lawned area south of the church. For more about his story and the church's history, use your mobile to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes on the noticeboard beside the churchyard entrance. Or click here