Jonathan Edwards (priest)

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Jonathan Edwards (1615–1681) was born in Stansty, Denbighshire, Wales. He was educated at Jesus College, Oxford, matriculating on 3 February 1633 and obtaining degrees of B.A. on 9 June 1634, M.A. on 24 April 1637 and D.D. in November 1642.[1] He was a Fellow of Jesus College from 1636 to 1648.[2] He was a prebendary of Kilkenny and Chancellor of Ferns.[3] He became Chaplain of the Chantry and Curate of Church of St. Nicholas Within, Dublin in October, 1661.[4] He was installed as Archdeacon of Derry[5] on 16 February 1664, and was still in post in 1679; the end-date of his appointment is uncertain.[3] He probably died around January or February, 1681.[4]

His sister, Margaret, married John Jones, one of the regicides of King Charles I.[1]


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  2. ^ Hardy, Ernest George (1899). "Appendix III – List of Fellows". Jesus College. London: F. E. Robinson & Co. 
  3. ^ a b Cotton, Henry (1851–1860). Fasti Ecclesiae Hibernicae: The Succession of the Prelates and Members of the Cathedral Bodies of Ireland. 3. Hodges and Smith. p. 337. Retrieved dmy.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  4. ^ a b Reynell, William Alexander (October 1897). ""The Estate of the Diocess of Derry": Part IX. Archdeacons of Derry". Ulster Journal of Archaeology. IV (1): 56–54. 
  5. ^ Cotton, Henry (1860). Fasti Ecclesiae Hibernicae: Illustrations, corrections and additions. V. Hodges and Smith. p. 164. Retrieved 29 September 2010.