July 30, 1726, Lowick, Northamptonshire, England.

January 6, 1800, Hollingbourne, Kent, England.

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 the Cololonel 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