Jonathan Simpson (1817 - 1900):
Cleric, Church of Ireland
Jonathan Simpson was born at Inchadoghill, Aghadowey, County Antrim and educated at Belfast College and the University of Edinburgh. He became a Minister in Portrush, County Antrim in 1842 and resigned in 1890. He was a keen exponent of Temperance and Social Reform. He swam all year round and saved many lives from drowning. He travelled in Europe, Palestine and the United States of America and published The Annals of My Life.