In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >
Composer: William Jones
Born: July 30, 1726, Lowick, Northamptonshire, England.
Died: January 6, 1800, Hollingbourne, Kent, England.
Pseudonym: Jones of Nayland.
Jones was educated at Charterhouse and University College, Oxford. He became Vicar of Bethersden, Kent (1764); Pluckley, Kent; and Paston, Northamptonshire; perpetual Curate of Nayland, Suffolk (1777); and Rector of Hollingbourne, Kent (1798). He became a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1775. His works include:
The Catholic Doctrine of the Trinity, 1756
Fairchild Discourses, 1775
Physiological Disquisitions, 1781
A Treatise on the Art of Music, 1784
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