John Jones (MP for Gloucester)

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Memorial to John Jones in Gloucester Cathedral

John Jones (died 1 June 1630) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1604 to 1611.

Jones was the son of Hugh Joanes of Milton, Gloucestershire. From before 1579, he was the Principal Registrar of the diocese of Gloucester covering the time of eight Bishops of Gloucester from Richard Cheyney to Godfrey Goodman. He was an alderman of Gloucester and was Sheriff of Gloucester in 1587 and 1592 and Mayor of Gloucester in 1597. He was also J.P. for the City. In 1604, he was elected Member of Parliament for Gloucester. He was mayor of Gloucester again in 1618 and 1625.[1]

Jones died in 1630 and was buried in Gloucester Cathedral.[1]

Jones married firstly Joane Huntley widow born as Weale. She died on 18 January 1595 and he married secondly Elizabeth Gilbert daughter of J. Gilbert of Clare, Suffolk.[1]

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
William Oldsworth
Luke Garnons
Member of Parliament for Gloucester
1604–1611
With: Nicholas Overbury
Succeeded by
Thomas Machen
John Browne