Mathematician from Anglsey
His father John George Jones relied on a charity school at Llanfechell for William's education. His mathematical talent gained the attention of the Bulkeley family (local landowners) who found him employment in London working at a merchant's counting-house (where goods were inspected and money exchanged).
Jones also worked for the Royal Navy, teaching mathematics on board Navy ships for seven years from 1695. Here his attention focused on navigation. He wrote 'A New Compendium...
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