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Bshp. Henry 
Jones
1605 - 1682


Bshp. Henry 
Jones
, eldest son. Bishop of Clogher. Bishop of Meath. He owned Summerhill which he sold. One of his wives was niece of Archbishop James Ussher and therefore a first cousin. rootsweb: vfarch: Right Rev. Henry Jones, Bishop of Meath, Ireland http://www.pgil-eirdata.org/html/pgil_datasets/authors/j/Jones,Henry/l ife.htm#notes [Bishop] Henry Jones Life 1605-1682; son of bishop of Killaloe; ed. TCD; surrendered his castle, Bellananagh, to the Irish rebels in 1641; presented Humble remonstrance of the gentry and Commonalty of country Cavan to the lords justices of Dublin, an office refused by Bedell; appointed to take evidence as to what murders and outrages had been committed, 1642; solicited money in London to relieve distressed Protestants; promoted to bishopric of Clogher on advice of Ormonde, 1645; collated the 1641 "Depositions" while occupying that see (later donated to TCD by his successor John Stearne in 1741); vice-chancellor of TCD, 1646, to which he presented the Book of Durrow, and the oak staircase in the library, 1651; Scoutmaster General Scoutmaster General to Cromwell's Army under Commonwealth, and granted ancient seat of Lynch's at Summerhill in Co. Meath, confirmed to him at Restoration; appointed commissioner to collect fresh evidence of outrages in Leinster and Munster, 1652; other commission work, viz., settlement of Ulster, 1653, and `hearing difficulties [...] arisen between adventurers concerning lands alloted to them in Ireland', 1645-45; Bishop of Meath, 1661; made over The Book of Kells to TCD, having jurisdiction over the effects of the diocese; deeply involved in the No Popery scheme of Earl of Shaftesbury, his intercepted letters, according to Carte, showing `something more zealous than honorable' in revealing extent of popish plot. `He was certainly the means of bringing one perfectly innocent person, the titular archbishop of Armagh, Oliver Plunkett, to the scaffold'; engaged in project to print Testament and Liturgy in Irish. m. niece of Ussher. Two of his children became Catholics. DNB Works A Remonstrance of the Rebellion in the County of Cavan (1642); St. Patrick's Purgatory (1647) [incl. correspondence of Bishop Spottiswoode]; A Consecration Sermon at Christ Church, Dublin (1667); A Sermon at the Funeral of Archbishop Margetson (1678). Notes A monument in St. Patrick's Cathedral formerly stood in the Choir, now in north aisle; surmounted by family motto, Coelitus mihi vires; Archbishop Jones represented in Chancellor's robes and attitude of prayer; his son Viscount Ranelagh appers in a recumbent effigy lower down, surrounded by kneeling figures; Thomas Jones, Archiepaiscopus Dublin, Huberniaw Canecllarius, bis e Justiciariis unus. Obiit 10 Apr. a.d. 1619; Margarita Thomase uxor obiit 15 Dec. 1618 [also Roger Jones, Eques, Visc. Ranelagh ... Vice-Comitis Moore de Droghedah [et. al.]; the whole restored by Lady Catherine Jones, at Deans Swift's request, 1731. (See Alexander Leeper, DD, Historical Handbook of St Patrick's Cathedral, 1891.) Princess Grace Irish Library (Monaco): 2001 Two Biographies of William Bedell, Bishop of Kilmore: With a Selection of His Letters and an ... - Page 103 by Evelyn Shirley Shuckburgh, William Bedell, Alexander Clogie - 1902 - 410 pages ... of 3` Kilmore with Dr Henry Jones for his ... Dr Bernard, deane of 35 Ardagh, being then the primate's ... p103 note Bombard & allied families Henry, the eldest son, was born in 1605, educated at Trinity College, Dublin, MA and Fellow 1624; Dean of Ardagh 1625 - 1637, Vicar of Killeshandra 1631 - 1633, Archdeacon of Killaloe 1638 - 1661. During the rebellion of 1641 he was sent by the rebels to present the Cavan Remonstrance to the Lords Justices in Dublin, his first wife, Jane daughter of Sir Hugh Collum MP, and his family being kept as hostages. Having returned to Cavan he escaped with his family to Dublin and warned the Government of a projected attack on Drogheda. Whilst in Dublin he became famous for his Puritanical sermons. When Cromwell came over he threw in his lot with him and was employed in various ways, but chiefly as Scout-Master-General for which he received a salary, and in taking depositions and preparing an official account of the Rebellion. It is even said that he fought valiantly in battle and so became known as 'the Warrior Bishop'. He gained much land at this time, particularly in Deece, and so did his relations; but he sold most of it including Summerhill to Rowley and Agher to Pratt. No doubt Gallow passed through his hands and Richard Jones of Dollanstown may have been a relation, perhaps a son by his first wife. At the Restoration he transferred his allegiance to Charles II and was by him promoted to the Bishopric of Meath in May 1661 where he remained for 20 years and earned a reputation for "learning, judgement and liberality' He died in Dublin on 5th January 1681. It is not known what family he had by his first wife, but his second marriage took place on 31st December 1646 to Mary, daughter of Sir Henry Piers of Tristernagh Abbey, Co Westmeath, and niece of Sir James Ware. She died in 1672 having had at least three children 1. Doctor Michael Jones born 1660 and died before 1703, he had a. a son killed at Aughrim, July 1691 b. Rev Michael, Archdeacon of Killala c. Theophilus, a gauger (or excise-man) 2. Mary married the 1st Lord Piers of Tristernagh Abbey, eldest son of Sir Henry and they had eight sons and six daughters. 3. Jane married Sir Philip Coote of Mount Coote, Co Limerick

Born: wales, , , 21st Sep 1605 Baptised:
Died: Dublin, Ireland 5th Jan 1682 Buried: St Andrew's, Dublin, Ireland 6th Jan 1682
Family:
Jones

Ancestors
[ Patrilineage | Matrilineage | Earliest Ancestors | Force | Force2 | Options ]

1.
Bshp. Henry 
Jones
(
Townsend
,
Culme
,
Piers
) 1605 - 1682
2.
Bshp. Lewis 
Jones
(
Ussher
) 1560 - 1646
4.
John Wynn ap Tudor 
Vychan
 
3.
Mabel 
Ussher
(
Jones
) * c. 1580
6.
Arland 
Ussher
(
Stanihurst
) c. 1552 - 1598
7.
Margaret 
Stanihurst
(
Ussher
) * c. 1554

Siblings


1.
Alice 
Jones
(
Ashe
)
2.
F/? 
Jones

3.
Oliver 
Jones

4.
Sarah 
Jones
(
Harrison
)
5.
Sir Theophilus 
Jones
(
Ussher
) post 1605 - 1685
6.
Lt.Gen. Michael 
Jones
(
?
) c. 1608 - 1649
7.
Bryan 
Jones
(
White
) + 1671
8.
Bshp. Ambrose 
Jones
(
Webbe
) + 1678

Spouses



1. ante 1644
2. ante 1646
Jane 
Culme
  (Cullum)
(
Jones
)
3. 31st Dec 1646
Mary 
Piers
(
Jones
) + 1672

Descendants
[ Options ]

a.
1.
Jane 
Jones
(
Coote
)
1a.
1.1.
Alice 
Coote
2.
Ambrose 
Jones
b.
Mary 
Piers
(
Jones
) + 1672
3.
Theophilus 
Jones
c.
4.
Alice 
Jones
5.
Deborah 
Jones
(
Bowdler
,
Annesley
) 1644 - 1672
5a.
Francis 
Annesley
(
Jones
) 1628 - post 1662
5.1.
Francis 
Annesley
(
Martin
) 1663 - 1750 ...
d.
Jane 
Culme
  (Cullum)
(
Jones
)
6.
Mary 
Jones
(
Piers
) * ante 1646
7.
Rev. Michael 
Jones
1660 - ante 1703
7a. ?
7.1.
M/? 
Jones
+ 1691
e.
8.
Oliver 
Jones
+ 1682
8a. ?
8.1.
Rev. Oliver 
Jones
* c. 1670
8.2.
Ann 
Jones
(
Goldsmith
) * c. 1700 ...
Sources

  • Family Archivists: see
    Jones


Timeline


21st Sep 1605Born wales
ante 1644Married
ante 1646Married
Jane 
Culme
  (Cullum)
(
Jones
)
31st Dec 1646Married
Mary 
Piers
(
Jones
) + 1672
5th Jan 1682Died Dublin, Ireland
6th Jan 1682Buried Dublin, Ireland
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