Tewkesbury Vicars' Papers

Scope and Content

Sermons, commonplace books, religious commentaries on text, theological expositions, essays, and miscellaneous religious writings. Many of the volumes contain only sermons, by John Matthews. Although Henry Jones (senior) is included in the dedication, none of the writings can be directly attributed to him.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Reverend John Matthews (M.A. 1673) was Vicar of Tewkesbury from 1689 until his resignation in 1728. He died on 26 May 1729, aged 79.

The Reverend Henry Jones (senior) of Monmouth, went to school in Usk, and attained his LL.B. in 1718. He married John Matthews niece, Matthea Matthews, at Tewkesbury on 1 May 1718. He was Rector of Woolstone, Gloucestershire, 1720-1729, and Vicar of Tewkesbury, 1728-1729, (having apparently acted as curate for some time previously). Jones died on 3 March 1729, aged 38.

The Reverend Penry Jones was brother of Henry Jones (senior). He was Vicar of Tewkesbury from 1729 until his death in 1754.

The Reverend Henry Jones (junior) was the son of Henry Jones (senior). He went to Balliol College Oxford in 1739, aged 18, and attained his B.A. in 1743. He was Vicar of Tewkesbury from 1754 (and previously seems to have been curate to his uncle there) until his death on 3 November 1769, aged 47.

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