David Brynmor Jones

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Sir David Brynmor Jones MP, circa 1906

Sir David Brynmor Jones (1851 - 6 August 1921) was a British barrister, historian and Liberal Member of Parliament.

David Brynmor Jones was born in 1851 in Swansea, the first of the six children of Revd. Thomas Jones, a Congregationalist minister, and Jane Jones. His younger siblings were Annie, John Viriamu Jones (b. 1856) (afterwards a scientist and educationist), Irvonwy, Leifchild Stratten (b. 1862) (afterwards a Liberal politician and temperance campaigner), and Morlais Glasfryn (afterwards an engineer).

In September 1858, when he was seven years old, his parents moved to London; where he became a pupil at University College School. In 1867, when he was sixteen, his mother died; and in 1869 his father left London for health reasons. Afterwards Jones became a student at University College, London.

He was called to the bar in 1876 from the Middle Temple. In 1885 he became a county court judge.

From 1892 to 1895 he was Member of Parliament for Stroud; during which period he served on the Welsh Land Commission (1893).

From 1895 to 1914 he was Member of Parliament for Swansea District. During this period he was knighted (1906), served on the Welsh Church Commission (1907), and in 1912 became a member of the Privy Council.

He published several articles on the legal history of Wales.

He died on 6 August 1921.

Works[edit]

  • The Welsh People (1900) (with Sir John Rhys)

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
George Holloway
Member of Parliament for Stroud
18921895
Succeeded by
Charles Alfred Cripps
Preceded by
William Williams
Member of Parliament for Swansea District
1895–1914
Succeeded by
Thomas Jeremiah Williams