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.
From The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy in Oxford Reference.