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William Todd Jones (1755 - 1818):
Political activist


William Todd Jones was born in Lisburn, County Antrim, and was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, where he studied law. He was an active Volunteer and sat in the Dungannon Convention in 1782. He was elected member of parliament for Lisburn. He was arrested for high treason in 1803 and was imprisoned for two years. He was the author of poems and pamphlets, and he claimed that he was a descendant of Jeremy Taylor, Bishop of Down and Dromore. He died in Rostrevor, County Down.


Born: 1755
Died: 1818
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