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Former Member Details

Mr Richard [3] JONES (1843 - 1909)

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Date of Birth: 03/12/1843
Place of Birth: Maitland, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 30/04/1909
Place of Death: Burwood, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 11 Apr 1899 30 Apr 1909 10 years 20 days Life Appointment under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 8 April 1899
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace in 1878.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Stock and station agent; woolbroker and company director. Travelled to Sydney in 1855. Returned to country gaining experience of station life; returned to Sydney; becoming a clerk with Commercial Banking Company of Sydney Limited. Joined stock, station and woolbroking firm of Harrison, Jones and Devlin; was managing director and remained so until death. Director of Perpetual Trustee Company from 1885, Chairman from 1891 - 1907. Director of Tooths Brewery from 1891 until 1908. Director of Allied Assurance Company. Commercial Assurance Company. On Committee of Australian Jockey Club, Chairman 1902, 1904 - 1905. Committee member of Australian Jockey Club, Chairman in 1902, 1904 until 1905.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of Richard Jones (2), Member of the Legislative Assembly. Married (1) Mary Jane Coleson on 20 February 1868 in Sydney and had issue, 1 daughter and 2 sons. Married (2) Edith Maria Moore in Hawthorne, Victoria and had issue, 8 daughters and 3 sons. Church of England. Funeral at St Thomas' Church of England cemetery at Enfield.
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