JOHNES, Thomas (1748-1816), of Hafod, Card.
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Family and Education
b. 20 Aug. 1748, 1st s. of Thomas Johnes. educ. Shrewsbury; Eton 1760; Edin. Univ.; Grand Tour 1768-9. m. (1) 26 Aug. 1779, Maria (d. 1 Apr. 1782), da. and h. of Rev. Henry Burgh of Monmouth, s.p.; (2) 1783, his cos. Jane, da. of John Johnes of Dolaucothi, Carm., 1s. 1da. (both d.v.p.). suc. fa. May 1780.
Auditor of the King’s land revenue in Wales, May 1781- d.; ld. lt. Card. July 1800- d.
Thomas Johnes contested Cardigan Boroughs on the Peterwell interest of John Adams and was seated on petition. On his father’s death in May 1780 he vacated his seat to stand for Radnorshire.
In Parliament he supported North’s Administration, and in 1780 was given a secret service pension of £500. In May 1781, at North’s recommendation, he was appointed auditor of the land revenue in Wales, and his pension then ceased.1 Thereafter he supported each successive Administration. There is no record of his having spoken in the House in our period.
Johnes died 23 Apr. 1816.
Ref Volumes: 1754-1790
Author: Peter D.G. Thomas
- 1. Secret service accounts, Royal archives, Windsor.