John Jones, a Welsh clergyman, born in Carmarthenshire, died in London, Jan. 10, 1827. He completed his education at the Unitarian college of Hackney, and in 1792 was appointed classical and mathematical tutor in the Welsh academy at Swansea. He continued in this situation for three years, and then removed to Plymouth Dock, where he became minister of a Unitarian church. This charge he exchanged in 1797 for that of the Unitarian congregation at Halifax, in Yorkshire. About 1800 he removed to London, and resided there during the remainder of his life, chiefly as a classical teacher. He published a Greek grammar (1804), "Illustrations of the Four Gospels" (London, 1808), a "Greek and English Lexicon" (1823), and Etymologia Graeca (1826), an enlarged edition of his grammar.
John Kaye, an English bishop, born in Hammersmith, London, in 1783, died in Lincoln, Feb. 19, 1853. He graduated at Christ's college, Cambridge, in 1804, was elected master of the college in 1814, and in 1815 was made D. D. by royal mandate. In 1816 he became regius professor of divinity. He was made bishop of Bristol in 1820, and was translated to Lincoln in 1827. His writings include "Ecclesiastical History of the Second and Third Centuries illustrated from the Writings of Ter-tullian" (1826); "Some Account of the Writings and Opinions of Clement of Alexandria " (1835); " Some Account of the Writings and Opinions of Justin Martyr" (1836; 3d ed., 1853); and " Account of the Government of the Church during the First Three Centuries" (1855). He also published anonymously " Remarks on Dr. Wiseman's Lectures," and " Reply to the Travels of an Irish Gentleman."
John Keane, first Lord Keane, a British general, born at Belmont, county Waterford, Ireland, in 1781, died at Burton Lodge, Hampshire, England, Aug. 24, 1844. He entered the British army as ensign in his 13th year, and during the campaign in Egypt acted as aide-de-camp to Lord Cavan. He served in Spain, where he gained the rank of major general. In the autumn of 1814 he was appointed to command the land forces destined to attack New Orleans, but was superseded by Sir Edward Pakenham, under whom however he continued to serve, and was twice severely wounded. From 1823 to 1830 he was commander-in-chief of the West Indian army, and during a part of that period administered also the civil government of Jamaica. In 1833 he was sent to India, and in 1839 captured the fortress of Ghuznee in Afghanistan, till then deemed impregnable. For this exploit he was raised to the peerage as Baron Keane, in December, 1839, and received from the East India company a pension of £2,000.
John Keill, a Scottish mathematician, born in Edinburgh, Dec. 1, 1671, died in Oxford, Sept. 1, 1721. He was educated at Edinburgh and Oxford, became assistant Sedleian professor of physics at Oxford in 1700, and was subsequently chosen fellow of the royal society of London. In 1709 he was appointed treasurer to the Palatines, German emigrants whom the government was sending to New England. On his return in 1710 he became Savilian professor of astronomy at Oxford. In 1711 he was appointed by Queen Anne decipherer of state pape'rs. He was a fierce assailant of Burnet, Leibnitz, and the other opponents of the Newtonian theories. The most important of his many learned works are Introductio ad Veram Phy&icam (1701), and Introductio ad Veram Astronomiam (1718). The best edition of his works is that of Milan (1742).