|Short Name:||William Jones|
|Full Name:||Jones, William, 1726-1800|
Born: July 30, 1726, Lowick, Northamptonshire, England.
Died: January 6, 1800, Hollingbourne, Kent, England.
Pseudonym: 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:
The Catholic Doctrine of the Trinity, 1756
Fairchild Discourses, 1775
Physiological Disquisitions, 1781
A Treatise on the Art of Music, 1784
Church Pieces for the Organ with Four Anthems in Score, 1789
Jones was a descendant of the Col. J. Jones, who was 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.