Henry Jones (1605 - 1682):
Bishop, Church of Ireland
Henry Jones was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, and was then ordained. He was living in Ballanagh Castle, County Cavan, when the rebellion began in 1641, and he surrendered the castle to the Irish forces. He and his family eventually escaped to Dublin, and in 1645 he was appointed Bishop of Clogher. In 1646 he became Vice-Chancellor of Trinity College, Dublin and gave to the college library the Book of Durrow. In 1642 Jones was asked to collect evidence of crimes committed during the rebellion, and ten years later, he was similarly employed in investigating robberies and murders alleged to have been committed in Munster and Leinster. He was translated from Clogher to Meath in 1661. At the time of the 'Popish plot' he gathered information which implicated the Archbishop of Armagh, Oliver Plunkett
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||5 January 1682