Born: Ju­ly 30, 1726, Lo­wick, North­amp­ton­shire, En­gland.

Died: Jan­u­a­ry 6, 1800, Holl­ing­bourne, Kent, En­gland.

Pseudonym: Jones of Nay­land.

© National Portrait Gallery

Jones was ed­u­cat­ed at Char­ter­house and Un­i­ver­si­ty College, Ox­ford.

He be­came vic­ar of Beth­ers­den, Kent (1764); Pluck­ley, Kent; and Pas­ton, North­amp­ton­shire; per­pe­tu­al cur­ate of Nay­land, Suf­folk (1777); and rec­tor of Hol­ling­bourne, Kent (1798).

He be­came a Fel­low of the Roy­al So­c­i­ety in 1775.

His works in­clude:

Jones was a des­cen­dant of Col­o­nel J. Jones, one of the sig­na­tor­ies to the death war­rant of King Charles I of Eng­land. He used to reg­u­lar­ly ob­serve Jan­u­a­ry 30 as a day of fast­ing and hu­mil­i­a­tion for his an­ces­tor’s sin.

  1. St. Ste­phen

Jones’ bu­ri­al place