John Richard Jones

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New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate Party
1862–1863 3rd Hampden Independent

John Richard Jones (died 4 May 1911) was a 19th-century Member of Parliament in Otago, New Zealand.

Jones was the eldest son of Johnny Jones, a ship owner from Sydney and one of the earliest pioneers in Otago, where he bought a whaling station near Waikouaiti in 1838.[1] On 23 October 1855, Jones Jr. married Mary Orbell, the fourth daughter of John Orbell of Hawkesbury.[2]

Jones represented the Hampden electorate from 1862 to 1863, when he resigned.[3] He died on 4 May 1911.[4]


  1. ^ Scholefield 1940, pp. 442–444.
  2. ^ "1855 BDMs from the Otago Witness". Rootsweb. Retrieved 21 December 2010. 
  3. ^ Wilson 1985, p. 209.
  4. ^ Scholefield 1940, p. 444.