July 30, 1726, Lowick, Northamptonshire, England.
January 6, 1800, Hollingbourne, Kent, England.
Jones of Nayland.
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.
Jones’ burial place