George Jones (bishop)

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The Right Reverend George Lewis Jones (c.1725 – 9 March 1804), was an English Anglican priest, Bishop of Kilmore from 1775 to 1790[1] when he was translated to Kildare.[2]

Baptised at St Giles, Cripplegate in London on 12 September 1725, he was the son of Theophilus Jones. He was educated at Eton College and matriculated at King's College, Cambridge in 1742. He was ordained in 1747, and held livings in Wiltshire, Surrey and Norfolk. He became chaplain to Simon Harcourt, 1st Earl Harcourt, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.[3]

He died on 9 March 1804.[4]


  1. ^ "Jones family in Ireland ; a chapter of hitherto unwritten genealogical history, with a slight sketch of their time" Leech,R Yonkers, M.H. Ckark,1886
  2. ^ Leigh rayment
  3. ^ "Jones, George Lewis (JNS741GL)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  4. ^ "Handbook of British Chronology" By Fryde, E. B;. Greenway, D.E;Porter, S; Roy, I: Cambridge, CUP, 1996 ISBN 052156350X, 9780521563505
Church of Ireland titles
Preceded by
Denison Cumberland
Bishop of Kilmore
Succeeded by
William Foster
Preceded by
Charles Jackson
Bishop of Kildare
Succeeded by
Charles Dalrymple Lyndsay