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Former Member Details

Mr Richard [1] JONES (1786 - 1852)

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Date of Birth: 01/01/1786
Place of Birth: Chirbury, Shropshire, England
Date of Death: 06/11/1852
Place of Death: New Farm, Moreton Bay, Moreton Bay District of New South Wales later Queensland, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 30 Jan 1829 05 Jan 1843 13 years 11 months 7 days An Appointed Member of the first Legislative Council 1824 - 1843
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 17 Jul 1843 01 Nov 1843 3 months 16 days A Non-Elective Member of the first Legislative Council 1843 – 1856
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 01 Oct 1850 30 Jun 1851 9 months An Elective Member of the first Legislative Council 1843 - 1856 for the Counties of Gloucester, Macquarie and Stanley
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 01 Sep 1851 06 Nov 1852 1 year 2 months 6 days An Elective Member of the first Legislative Council 1843 - 1856 for the Stanley Boroughs viz., North Brisbane, South Brisbane, Kangaroo Point and Ipswich
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Merchant; pastoralist. Educated in London and entering a London business as a clerk.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Personal
Eldest son of Thomas Bowdler Jones, small landowner and brewer of Chirbury in Shropshire, England, and his wife Elizabeth Ann Philips. Married in 1823 to Mary Louisa Peterson and had issue, 8 children.
Additional Information
Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 2.