JONES, Robert (c.1682-1715), of Fonmon Castle, Glam.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1690-1715, ed. D. Hayton, E. Cruickshanks, S. Handley, 2002
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30 Jan. 1712 - 19 Dec. 1715

Family and Education

b. c.1682, 2nd s. of Oliver Jones (d. 1685) of Fonmon Castle by Mary, da. of Martin Button of Duffryn, Glam.  educ. Jesus, Oxf. matric. 7 Apr. 1698, aged 15.  m. 1703, Mary (d. 1757), da. of Sir Humphrey Edwin, Mercer, alderman of London 1687–d., and ld. mayor 1697–8, of St. Peter Le Poer, London and Kensington, Mdx., and sis. of Samuel Edwin†, 2s. 4da. (1 d.v.p.).  suc. bro. Philip 1686.1

Offices Held

Sheriff, Glam. 1703–4.


Jones’s grandfather, Colonel Philip Jones†, had been a member of the Protectorate Council of State and a nominee to Cromwell’s ‘other House’. He it was who purchased Fonmon Castle. The Member himself first came to notice in 1703, the year of his majority, when he was pricked as county sheriff to replace his newly acquired father-in-law, the notorious occasional conformist Sir Humphrey Edwin. In 1711 Jones obtained a private Act of Parliament to permit the prolonged leasing of lands granted to