Edward Lloyd Jones

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Edward Lloyd Jones
Born(1874-04-23)23 April 1874
Died2 February 1934(1934-02-02) (aged 59)
EducationNewington College
All Saints College, Bathurst
Sydney Grammar School
OccupationShorthorn cattle breeder
chairman of David Jones Limited
Spouse(s)1897, Jane Mander, née Jones (Dec 1909)
1911, Sarah Ruby, née Jones
Children3 sons and 3 daughters
Parent(s)Edward Lloyd Jones and Helen Ann, née Jones

Edward Lloyd Jones (23 April 1874 – 2 February 1934)[1] was an Australian Shorthorn cattle breeder and chairman of David Jones Limited.[2] David Jones was founded in Sydney in 1838 and is the world's oldest continuously operating department store still trading under its original name.[3]

Early life[edit]

Newington College, c.1880

Edward Lloyd Jones was born in Sydney, the fourth of six children of Edward Lloyd Jones and grandson of David Jones founder of the department store bearing his name. He was the older brother of Sir Charles Lloyd Jones.[4] He was educated at Newington College from 1885 until 1887,[5] then at All Saints College, Bathurst,[6] and from October 1889 at Sydney Grammar School, although no leaving date is recorded in Grammar's register.[7]

David Jones[edit]

David Jones and Coy c.1900

At eighteen years of age, Jones journeyed to England and entered the London office of David Jones. On his return to Australia he gained pastoral and cattle experience in the Burnett district of Queensland. He re-entered the family business upon the death of his father in the train disaster at Redfern, New South Wales in 1894. David Jones was then a private company but in 1906 it became a limited liability company. Jones then became chairman of directors, a position he held until he resigned in 1920.[3] From 1906 until 1910 Jones and his family lived at Halsbury, 12–14 Albyn Road, Strathfield, a large two-storey Federation style house designed by architects Slatyer and Cosh in 1898.[8]

Cattle breeder[edit]

From 1921, Jones devoted his attention to the breeding of beef Shorthorn cattle at Hambledon Hill, Singleton, New South Wales where in 1915, he had established a cattle stud. His Shorthorns won many prizes at the Sydney Royal Easter Show and Royal Melbourne Show, and at important country shows. He was president of the Beef Shorthorn Society of New South Wales for some time, and at his death was a vice-president. Jones was also president of the Northern Agricultural Association. Subsequently, he acquired a property at Tarcutta where he lived at the time of his death.

Family and death[edit]

Jones married his cousin, Miss Jane Mander Jones, the daughter of Sir Philip Sydney Jones, in 1897. They had two sons and two daughters. In 1911, after the death of his first wife, he married her younger sister, Miss Sarah Ruby Jones, who survived him on his death. There was a son and a daughter by his second marriage. His three sons (Edward, Charles, and David Owen Lloyd Jones[9] ), and three daughters, all survived him.[4] Jones had come to Sydney from his cattle station at Tarcutta to see his mother before her death at Strathfield, on the Saturday before he died. He was cremated at Rookwood Cemetery, following a service at Trinity Congregational Church, Strathfield, which was built by his family and designed by his cousin, George Sydney Jones.


  1. ^ "Mr E Lloyd Jones – Death in Sydney". The Courier-Mail (Brisbane 1933 – 1954). Retrieved 9 December 2011.
  2. ^ Who's Who in Australia 1935, International Press Service Association, (Sydney, 1935) pp 562
  3. ^ a b "Story of David Jones". David Jones. Archived from the original on 15 April 2008. Retrieved 9 December 2011.
  4. ^ a b "The Descendants of Thomas Jones, 1757–1829". Mark Turnbull. Retrieved 9 December 2011.
  5. ^ Newington College Register of Past Students 1863–1998 (Syd, 1999) pp102
  6. ^ The History of All Saints College, Bathurst, 1873–1963 (Syd, 1963) pp244
  7. ^ "History of Sydney Grammar School – Archives". Sydney Grammar School. Archived from the original on 18 December 2011. Retrieved 15 December 2011.
  8. ^ "Halsbury 12–14 Albyn Rd Strathfield". Strathfield Heritage. Retrieved 9 December 2011.
  9. ^ "Lloyd-Jones, Owen (1915–1955)". Obituaries Australia. Retrieved 9 December 2011.
Business positions
Preceded by
Edward Lloyd Jones
Chairman of David Jones Limited
1894 – 1920
Succeeded by
Charles Lloyd Jones