JONES, Richard (?1534-77 or later), of Cwmgwili, Carm.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Family and Education

b. ?1534, 2nd s. of Sir Thomas Jones of Abermarlais by his 2nd w. Mary, da. of James Berkeley of Thornbury Glos., wid. of Thomas Perrott of Haroldston, Pemb.; bro. of Sir Henry Jones and half-bro. of Sir John Perrott. m. by Mar. 1559, Elizabeth, da. and h. of Gruffydd Lloyd ap Gruffydd of Cwmgwili, 1s. 2da.; (2) Marged, da. of Rys ap William ap Thomas Goch, 1s.

Offices Held

Escheator, Carm. Feb. 1559-Jan. 1560; Dec. 1560-Dec. 1561.


A younger son, Jones’s first marriage brought him what status he had in Carmarthenshire. He voted against a government bill in 1555. Nothing is known of him as a Member of the 1559 Parliament. He was described as ‘wilful and desperate’ by an adversary in a Star Chamber suit of about 1577, which is the last known reference to him.

Dwnn, Vis. Wales, i. 189-90; Guildford Mus. Loseley 1331/2; Star Chamber, ed Edwards (Univ. Wales Bd. of Celtic Studies, Hist. and Law ser. i), 46.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: P. S. Edwards