Jones, Jeremiah

Jones, Jeremiah a learned English dissenting minister, was born, as is supposed, of parents in opulent circumstances, in the north of England, in 1693. After finishing his education under the Rev. Samuel Jones, of Tewksbury, who was also the tutor of Chandler, Butler, Seeker, and many other distinguished divines, he became minister of a congregation at Forest Green, in Glouoetershire, where he also kept an academy. He died in 1734. His works are as follows: A Vindication of the former Part of the Gospel by Matthew from Mr. Whiston's Charge of Dislocation, etc. (London, 1719, 8vo; Salop, 1721, 8vo, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1803): — also, A new and full Method of settling the Canonical Authority of the New Testament (London, 1726, 2 vols. 8vo; vol. 3, 1727, 8vo; Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1798, 3 vols. 8vo, and since). See Chalmers, Biog. Dict. (London);

Gentleman's Magazine, vol. 23; Monthly Magazine, April 1803; Allibone, Dict. of English and American Authors, 2, 988.

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