Robert Jones (died 1774)

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Robert Jones (1704 – 17 February 1774) was a Welsh-born politician.

He was born in Wales and in 1743 had gone into partnership with a merchant in Gibraltar. He was appointed an Elder Brother of Trinity House for life in 1753 and elected a director of the East India Company in 1754 and 1765, serving in both cases for the conventional 3 years. [1]

He was a Member of Parliament for Huntingdon from 15 April 1754 to 1768.[2] At that time he was described as a wine merchant.

In July 1770 Jones bought Babraham in Cambridgeshire and demolished the Elizabethan manor house which had been built in the Italian style by Sir Horatio Pallavicini [Palavicino]. [2]

He died in 1774. He had married and had a daughter, but as his daughter had married J. W. Adeane without his approval, he made his grandson Robert Jones Adeane his heir.[2]


  1. ^ "The Directors of the East India Company, 1754-1790" (PDF). James Gordon Parker. Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "JONES, Robert (d.1774), of Clement's Lane, Lombard St., London, and Babraham, Cambs". History of Parliament online. Retrieved 9 December 2017.
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
John Montagu
Edward Montagu
Member of Parliament for Huntingdon
1754 – 1774
With: Edward Montagu to 1768
Henry Seymour from 1768
Succeeded by
Henry Seymour
Hon. William Augustus Montagu