Jonathan Dymond was born in Exeter on 19 December 1796 and died there on 6 May 1828. A Quaker, he joined the family business as a linen draper. He was active in the setting up of an Auxiliary Peace Society in Exeter in July 1825. Increasing ill-health led him to concentrate on his writing from 1826 to 1828. His most important works are An Inquiry into the Accordancy of War with the Principles of Christianity (1823) and Essays on the Principles of Morality (1829), published posthumously. Nine editions of the Essays appeared between 1829 and 1894 while translations of the whole or sections appeared in French, German, Spanish and Welsh.
From The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy in Oxford Reference.