JONES, Thomas (c.1667-1715), of Shrewsbury, Salop.
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Family and Education
b. c.1667, 1st s. of William Jones of Caneghora, Denb. by Grace, da. of Sir Peter Pinder, 1st Bt., of Iddinshall, Cheshire. educ. Emmanuel, Camb. 1685. m. (1) Mary (d. 1 Nov. 1712), da. and coh. of Sir Francis Russell, 2nd Bt., of Strensham, Worcs., s.p.; (2) Jane, da. of Sir Edward Leighton, 1st Bt., M.P., of Wattlesburgh, Salop, s.p., who m. after 1715 Sir Charles Lloyd, 3rd Bt. suc. fa. 1694.1
Sheriff, Denb. 1698-9, Salop 1699-1700.
Jones’s great-grandfather was steward of Shrewsbury; his great-uncle William was M.P. Shrewsbury 1659, and his grandfather, Sir Thomas Jones, chief justice of the common pleas 1683-6, was town clerk of the borough and M.P. Shrewsbury 1660-79. He contested Shrewsbury unsuccessfully as a Whig in 1702; was returned for it at a by-election in 1710, but lost his seat at the general election; was returned again in 1713 but was unseated on petition, and was re-elected in 1715. He died 31 July 1715, aged 48, soon after the opening of Parliament.2