The story of mary jones and her bible inspired the founding of the british and foreign bible society mary jones 16 december 1784 28 december 1864 was a welsh girl who at the age of fifteen walked twenty six miles barefoot across the countryside to buy a copy of the welsh bible from thomas charles because she did not have one. Enough money to buy a bible mr evans had told her that there was a man in a town called bala who had a number of bibles mary now fifteen told her mother that she was going to walk to bala mary jones and her bible the story of a young girl who saved for six years and walked twenty five miles to own a bible in her own language. Heartwarming real life story of mary jones a young girl living in rural wales in the late 1700s mary was a popular girl who loved her parents worked hard and was keen to learn but most of all she longed to have a bible of her own. The true story of mary jones who saved for six years to buy a bible of her own in 1800 when she was 15 she thought she had saved enough so she walked barefoot for 26 miles more than 40km over a mountain pass and through deep valleys in wales to get one. Heartwarming real life story of mary jones a young girl living in rural wales in the late 1700s mary was a popular girl who loved her parents worked hard and was keen to learn but most of all she longed to have a bible of her own
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