Alfred Gilpin Jones

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The Hon.
Alfred Gilpin Jones
Alfred Gilpin Jones.jpg
8th Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia
In office
July 26, 1900 – March 15, 1906
Monarch Victoria
Edward VII
Governor General The Earl of Minto
The Earl Grey
Premier George Henry Murray
Preceded by Malachy Bowes Daly
Succeeded by Duncan Cameron Fraser
Personal details
Born (1824-09-28)September 28, 1824
Weymouth, Nova Scotia
Died March 15, 1906(1906-03-15) (aged 81)
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Political party Liberal

Alfred Gilpin Jones, PC (September 28, 1824 – March 15, 1906) was a Canadian businessman, politician, and eighth Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia.

Born in Weymouth, Nova Scotia, the son of Guy Carleton Jones and Frances Jones, he was a merchant and established his own firm, A. G. Jones and Company, in 1872.

In 1867, he was elected to the Canadian House of Commons for the riding of Halifax. One of 18 members elected of the Anti-Confederation Party, he became an independent in 1869 and was defeated in 1872. He was re-elected in 1874 but was forced to resign in 1878 due to an alleged breach of the Independence of Parliament Act. He was re-elected in the resulting 1878 by-election and was appointed Minister of Militia and Defence from January to October. He was defeated in the 1878 election and in 1882. He was re-elected in 1887 as a Liberal but was defeated in 1891. From 1900 until his death in Halifax in 1906, he was the Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia.

Family[edit]

Jones was married twice: to Margaret Wiseman Stairs, the aunt of John Fitzwilliam Stairs, in 1850 and to Emma Albro in 1877.

Miss Alice Jones by Gauvin & Gentrel, Halifax

Jones and his first wife, Margaret Wiseman had a daughter Alice Jones, who was a writer known under her nom de plume" Alix John." Miss Alice Jones was born and educated in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and studied languages in France and Italy. She wrote for the Toronto Week, and contributed a serial, "A Hazard of Hearts," to Frank Leslie's Monthly. As Alix Jones, she published a novel "The Night Hawk" in 1902 and "Bubbles We Buy" in 1903. Alice lived with her father in Government House, Halifax, N.S.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Morgan, Henry James Types of Canadian women and of women who are or have been connected with Canada : (Toronto, 1903) [1]
  2. ^ Alice Jones - image
Parliament of Canada
Preceded by
None
Member of Parliament for Halifax
with Patrick Power

1867–1872
Succeeded by
William Johnston Almon
Stephen Tobin
Preceded by
William Johnston Almon
Stephen Tobin
Member of Parliament for Halifax
with Patrick Power

1874–1878
Succeeded by
Matthew Henry Richey
Malachy Bowes Daly
Preceded by
Malachy Bowes Daly
John Fitzwilliam Stairs
Member of Parliament for Halifax
with Thomas Edward Kenny

1887–1891
Succeeded by
Thomas Edward Kenny
John Fitzwilliam Stairs