John Jones

(c. 1700—1775) religious controversialist

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John Jones was born probably in Carmarthen (Wales), and died at Shephall, Hertfordshire. A controversialist clergyman, he was educated at Worcester College, Oxford, receiving his BA in 1721. His Free and Candid Disquisitions relating to the Church of England (1749) advocated a revision of the liturgy and was attacked by a number of writers. In the 1780s, some of his correspondence was reprinted in the Gentleman's Magazine.

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