William Jones of Nayland

JONES, William.  b. Lowick, Northamptonshire, 30 July 1726; d. Nayland, Suffolk, 6 January 1800. He was educated at Charterhouse School and University College, Oxford (BA 1749), after which he took Holy Orders (deacon 1749, priest 1751). He served curacies at Finedon, and then Wadenhoe, both in  Northamptonshire, before becoming the incumbent of Bethersden, Kent (1754-55) and then Pluckley, Kent (1755-77). In 1777 he moved to Nayland in Suffolk as perpetual curate, from which his many publications and his reputation led to his being known as ‘William Jones of Nayland’. In 1798 he was given a ‘sinecure rectory’ at Hollingbourne, Kent, but continued to live at Nayland, where he died and was...

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