Richard Michael Jones

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In London in the 1830s but a resident planter in British Guiana, dying there c. 1851.

  1. In 1851 there was a call by the Provost Marshal of British Guiana for creditors of Richard Michael Jones formerly of Plantation Rome and Houston but now deceased, on behalf of his executors Lucretia Jones (nee Abel) and William Henry Jones, the latter presently of Liverpool.

  2. Richard Michael Jones' children included Hugh Hyndman Jones, later archdeacon of British Guiana between 1853 and 1873 (who left £1603 8s 5d in 1884), John Jones and William Henry Jones. In 1861 William H. Jones aged 46 Counc[i]l Clerk West India House and agent of the Northern Fire and Life Ass. Co. born British Guiana Demerara was living at 6 Newton Road Paddington.

  3. In 1911 Richard Michael Jones, clergyman, aged 46 born British Guiana was living with his wife at Bentley Suffolk: a clergyman of the same name died in 1933 leaving just under £28,000. In 1871, Richard Michael Jones aged 6 was living at 3 Worcester Lawn Clifton with his mother Christian[a] C Jones widow aged 48 'income from interest', born Barbados and other family members, the children being born in Demerara. This was the grandson of Richard Michael Jones of the award, and son of John Jones. In 1891 his mother and grandmother were still at 3 Worcester Lawn.


  1. London Gazette 21248 26/09/1851 p. 2455.

  2. National Probate Calendar 1884;, Cambridge Alumni, 1261-1900, entry for Hugh Hyndman Jones, which shows him as a clergyman in Britain in the 1840s, as archdeacon in British Guiana 1853-1873, then returning to Britain and living at Houston Villa, Craven Road Reading, where he died in 1884. It also shows him as 'brother of William H. (1834).' The entry for William H. Jones has not yet been found, but is alluded to again in the entry for his son William Henry Hyndman Jones, 'Adm. pens. at TRINITY, Oct. 13, 1865. Only s. of William Henry (doubtless 1834), of the Barbados, W. Indies. B. [Aug. 9, 1847], at Liverpool. School, Marlborough. Matric. Michs. 1866; LL.B. 1870. Adm. at Lincoln's Inn, Nov. 21, 1870. Called to the Bar, July 3, 1878. Stipendiary Magistrate, St Lucia, 1881. Resident Magistrate, Westmoreland, Jamaica. Puisne Judge, Straits Settlements, 1896. Judicial Commissioner, F.M.S., 1903-6. Chief Justice, 1906-14; retired, 1914. Knighted, 1906. Died Aug. 20, 1926, at Bournemouth. (Marlborough Coll. Reg.; Inns of Court; Law Lists; Foster, Men at the Bar; The Times, Aug. 26, 1926.)' He left just under £10,000, National Probate Calendar 1926.

  3. 1871, 1891 and 1911 censuses online; National Probate Calendar 1934.

Further Information

Hugh Hyndman; John; William H.

Associated Claims (6)

£17,118 13s 0d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£5,535 12s 6d
£15,221 19s 7d
£36 7s 0d
£4,044 17s 6d
Awardee (Sequestrator)
£3,197 8s 7d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

Associated Estates (4)

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  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1832 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1832 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1826 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Owner
1832 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner