Jones, John Collier, Dd

Jones, John Collier, D.D.

an English divine, was born at Plympton, Devonshire, October 7, 1770. He graduated from Exeter College, Oxford, June 6, 1792, and shortly after was elected to a Petrean fellowship. Entering holy orders, he became curate of Mortlake, in Surrey, but afterwards accepted a chaplainship on board the Namiur, and was present in the action off cape St. Vincent, in 1797. In 1808 he became one of the tutors of his college; in 1812 a public examiner; select preacher in 1819; and on the death of Dr. Cole was elected to the rectorship of Exeter. Dr. Jones's other official appointments were, delegate of accounts in 1824; vice-chancellor from October 1828, to 1832; and joint curator of the Sheldonian Theatre in 1829. He was also vicar of Kidlington, and an acting magistrate for the county of Oxford. He died in 1838. His inflexible integrity, gracefulness of manner, and kindness of disposition won for him the esteem and love of all with whom he came in contact. See (Lond.) Christian Remembrancer, September 1838, page 568.

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