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Bishop Ambrose Jones

Male - 1678

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  • Name Ambrose Jones 
    Prefix Bishop 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Dec 1678 
    Buried St. Andrew's, Dublin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I171902  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2016 

    Father Lewis Jones,   b. Abt 1542, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1646, Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 104 years) 
    Family ID F72141  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Ambrose Jones was a Welsh-Irish cleric who served as Anglican Bishop of Kildare 1667-8. He was from a prominent family - his Oxford-educated father, Lewis Jones, served as Anglican Bishop of Killaloe, his oldest brother Henry Jones was Anglican Bishop of Clogher and later Meath, and his brothers Theophilus Jones, Oliver Jones, and Michael Jones were soldiers and politicians.
      Ambrose Jones was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, earning a Doctorate in divinity, and took up his father's post as prebend of Emly in February 1637/8. He later held church office as treasurer (1639) and precentor (1641) of Limerick, archdeacon of Meath (Feb. 1660/1), rector of Castletown, Meath (1665) and finally bishop of Kildare and prebend of Maynooth in 1667.
      As bishop he made efforts to recover property that had been alienated from the see.
      In May - June 1642 he was besieged with his father, Bishop Lewis Jones, and others in King John's Castle, Limerick by Irish forces; he was one of the representatives who negotiated the castle's surrender, and a surviving diary of the siege has been attributed to him.