Clement-Jones family - Person Sheet
Clement-Jones family - Person Sheet
NameRt Rev. Herbert Gresford JONES DD , 42
Birth7th April 1870, Burneside, Westmorland
Death22 Jun 1958
OccupationClergyman
EducationHaileybury and Trinity College Cambridge (MA 1896, Hon DD 1920)
FatherRev Canon William JONES , 3190 (1834-1902)
MotherMargaret CROPPER , 3189 (1837-1930)
Spouses
Birth1873, Benwell, Northumberland
Death27th June 1972, Liverpool
FatherThomas HODGKIN DCL , 1222 (1831-1913)
MotherLucy Ann FOX , 1253 (1841-1934)
Marriage30 Aug 1900, Lowick, Northumberland
ChildrenEdward Michael , 43 (1901-1982)
Notes for Rt Rev. Herbert Gresford JONES DD
Vicar of St St Michaels-in-the-Hamlet, Liverpool 1894-1904. Vicar and Archdeacon Sheffield 1912-20. Bishop of Kampala.1920-23. Vicar Pershore 1923-27. Suffragan Bishop of Warrington 1927-45. Rector Winwick 1927-35. Canon Liverpool Cathedral. Author of “Uganda in Transformation; 1876-1926” published by the Church Missionary Society in 1926.

CWJ wrote a monograph about his brother Herbert which is in TC-J’s family files. It also has descriptions of Rackery Hall and other family history. Herbert was a talented artist ansd keen horseman and published a book of sketches whilst at Cambridge “Friends in Pencil”.

From Wikipedia:

Herbert Gresford Jones (1870–1958) was an Anglican bishop, the third Suffragan Bishop of Warrington.

Born on 7 April 1870 and educated at Haileybury and Trinity College, Cambridge,[2] he was ordained in 1894.[3] He began his career with a Curacy at St Helen's Parish Church, Sefton[4] before Incumbencies at St Michael's-in-the-Hamlet, Liverpool and St John’s. From there he rose rapidly being successively Rural Dean of Bradford and then Archdeacon of Sheffield. In 1920, he was appointed as the first Suffragan Bishop of Kampala, but he returned to England in 1923 as Vicar of Pershore. From 1927 until 1945, he served as Bishop of Warrington.

A firm friend to churches overseas, he retired 18 years later and died on 22 June 1958. His son, Edward Michael Gresford Jones, was also a Bishop.

From Venn’s

Adm. pens. at TRINITY, May 27, 1889.
[Eldest] s. of the Rev. Canon William (1853), of Burneside parsonage, Kendal, Westmorland [and Margaret]. B. there [Apr. 7], 1870.
School, Haileybury [ Hertfordshire].
Matric. Michs. 1889;
B.A. 1892;
M.A. 1896;
D.D. 1920.
Ord. deacon (Liverpool) 1894; priest, 1895;
C. of St Helens, Lancashire, 1894-6.
V. of St Michael's, Toxteth Park [ Lancashire], 1896-1904.
V. of St John's, Keswick [ Cumberland], 1904-6.
V. of Bradford [ West Riding of Yorkshire], 1906-12.
Archdeacon of Sheffield [ Yorkshire] and V. of Sheffield [ Yorkshire], 1912-20.
Hon. Canon of Sheffield [ Yorkshire], 1914.
Served in the Great War, 1914-19 (Chaplain, R.A.C.D.).
Bishop Suffragan of Kampala, Uganda, 1920-3.
V. of Pershore, Worcestershire, 1923-7.
R. of Winwick, Northamptonshire, 1927-35.
Bishop of Warrington [ Lancashire], 1927-Dec. 31, 1945; resigned.
Canon Residentiary of Liverpool [ Lancashire].
Deputy Prolocutor of York [ Yorkshire] Lower House of Convocation, 1942.
Author, Friends in Pencil; Foreign Missions and the Modern Mind; Uganda in Transformation.
Brother of Clement W. (1899).
(Haileybury Reg.; Burke, L.G.; Univ. War List; Crockford; Who's Who in Wales; Who's Who.)
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