Died 18 March 1903. (Korumburra)
Parents: John, tailor, and Elizabeth, nee Tucker
Marriage: (1) 1850 Devonport, England, Anne Letitia Angear; 3s. 3d.; (2) 17 Feb 1865 Ballarat, Charlotte Ryan; 2s. 3d.
Occupation: Tailor and journalist.
Religion: Church of England
Career: Arrived Melbourne 1851?; worked as tailor and built up business in Bourke St.; edited a Collingwood newspaper in 1860s; to Ballarat and was editor Evening Post c1867; involved in three libel cases; expelled from parliament for bribery and corruption, and for involvement in the Quieting of Titles Bill; became a popular lecturer; went to America c1872 and was a showman with T. Barnum; on return c1881-1882 resumed lecture tours in Vic. and other colonies, and was editor and proprietor of The People's Tribune Nov 1883-Nov 1886. Temperance supporter. Published several pamphlets. In February 1887 Jones' 2nd wife brought an action for maintenance in Ballarat that was settled out of court. Melbourne city councillor 1862-1865
|House||Electorate||Start *||End *|
|MLA||Ballarat East||November 1864||December 1867|
|MLA||Ballarat West||May 1868||(b/e)||March 1869||Resigned|
|MLA||Ballarat West||April 1869||April 1869||Expelled|
|MLA||Ballarat West||May 1869||January 1871|
|MLA||Ballarat West||March 1886||March 1889|
*The Start date for Members elected after 1900 is the date they were elected. The start date for pre-1900 Members is the date they were sworn in.