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NameThomas Jones
DenominationChurch of England
Livedb. - d. 1682-10-08 (old)
Linked Manuscripts
Linked SermonsSermon 1 on 1 Timothy 4:8 -- preacher (autograph: no)Sermon 1 on Micah 6:8 -- preacher (autograph: no)Sermon 2 on 1 Timothy 4:8 -- preacher (autograph: no)Sermon 2 on Micah 6:8 -- preacher (autograph: no)Sermon 3 on Micah 6:8 -- preacher (autograph: no)Sermon 4 on Micah 6:8 -- preacher (autograph: no)Sermon on 1 Samuel 24:5 -- preacher (autograph: no)Sermon on Genesis 28:20 -- preacher (autograph: no)Sermon on John 14:27 -- preacher (autograph: no)Sermon on John 15:14 -- preacher (autograph: no)Sermon on John 18:36 -- preacher (autograph: no)Sermon on Luke 16:25 -- preacher (autograph: no)Sermon on Luke 18:1 -- preacher (autograph: no)Sermon on Matthew 26:75 -- preacher (autograph: no)Sermon on Micah 7:8 -- preacher (autograph: no)Sermon on Philippians 4:13 -- preacher (autograph: no)Sermon on Psalms 39:1 -- preacher (autograph: no)
Linked Reports
Associated PlacesOswestry -- HomeCastle Caereinion -- ParishLlandyrnog -- ParishJesus College -- Place of StudyUniversity College -- Place of StudyLudlow -- Post
Source of DataCatherine Evans
Biographical Sources ConsultedODNB (Article: 15089)
Other NoteBorn in Oswestry, Shropshire the son of John Williams. He entered Jesus College, Oxford in 1641, leaving at the outbreak of Civil War and returning when the parliamentarian forces surrendered in 1646. He obtained a fellowship at University College, Oxford in 1649 and graduated BA in 1650 and MA in 1651. In 1654 he was certified to hold the rectory of Castle Caereinion, Montgomeryshire. He seems to have learned enough Welsh to preach. He was ejected after the Restoration in 1661. Following this he was appointed chaplain to Richard Vaughan at Ludlow, Shropshire and conformed to the established church. He accused George Morley, the Bishop of Winchester, of being responsible for Anne Hyde's conversion to Roman Catholicism, and was dismissed. On 11 November 1665 he became rector of Llandyrnog, Denbighshire but continued his quarrel with Morley and was fined for slander. To pay this £300 fine, he had his living sequestered and he became impoverished. During the Popish Plot he published many tracts defending the Church of England. His final years were difficult: he lost his sight and his mental health was very poor. He died on 8 October 1682 while at Totteridge, Hertfordshire.
GEMMS record createdNovember 14, 2019
GEMMS record last editedMarch 24, 2020