JONES, Robert (?1682-1715), of Fonmon Castle, Glam.
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Family and Education
b. ?1682, 2nd s. of Oliver Jones of Fonmon Castle by Mary, da. of Martin Button of Duffryn. educ. Jesus, Oxf. 7 Apr. 1698, aged 15. m. 1703, Mary, da. of Sir Humphrey Edwin of Llanvihangel, Glam. 2s. 4da. suc. e. bro. 1686.
Sheriff, Glam. 1703-4.
Robert Jones was the grandson of Col. Philip Jones, M.P., a member of Cromwell’s ‘other House’ and comptroller of his household. His aunt, the widow of his father’s elder brother, Sir John Jones of Fonmon, married the notorious Judge Jeffreys.1 A Tory under Queen Anne, Jones was again returned for Glamorgan as a Tory in 1715. He died 19 Dec. 1715.
Ref Volumes: 1715-1754
Author: Peter D.G. Thomas
- 1. G. T. Clark, Limbus Patrum Morganiae et Glamorganiae, 215.