Robert Burnet Jones

1750 - 1817


Biography

Slave-owner and Attorney General in Barbados. Given as 'of Ades in Sussex.' Husband of Elizabeth Susannah Jones (q.v.). Of their daughters, Mary married the 9th Lord Arundell (as his second wife) in 1806; Anna or Ann married the diplomat David Morier; Charlotte married Abraham Parry Cumberbatch (q.v.); and Dorothy married Abel Rous Dottin (q.v.).

  1. Robert Burnet Jones, s. Benjamin of Isle of Barbados arm. Matric. Pembroke College Oxford 13/05/1767 aged 17.

  2. Will of Robert Burnet Jones proved 14/10/1817. In the will he expressed his desire to be buried in the country not in London. He left his four sons-in-law and five daughters 20 guineas each [for rings presumably]; he left the bulk of his property to his wife subject to £200 p.a. to his son Joseph Jones and to transfers of consols after her death of £5000 (or so much as would bring his previous settlements on them up to £5000 each) to his daughters Charlotte Cumberbatch, Ann [sic] and David Morier (on who he had previously settled £3000), his son Henry Jones (then in the East Indies) and his son Joseph Jones. He had already transferred £5000 to his son John Applewhaite Jones clerk. He left £1500 to be divided among his grandchildren, the children of Lord and Lady Arundell; and £1500 among his Cumberbatch grandchildren.

Sources

For Ades, see E.g Burke's Commoners 1836.

  1. Ancestry.com, Oxford University Alumni, 1500-1886 [database online]

  2. PROB 11/1597/182


Further Information

Absentee?
Transatlantic
Spouse
Elizabeth Susannah Estwick[e]
Children
Dorothy; Charlotte; Mary; Anna; Elizabeth Susanna; Henry; Joseph
University
Oxford (Pembroke) [1767 ]

Associated Estates (2)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1793 [EA] - 1793 [LA] → Mortgage Holder
1778 [EA] - 1794 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (4)

Husband → Wife
Father-in-law → Son-in-law
Father-in-law → Son-in-law
Other relatives
Notes →
Robert Burnet Jones's wife Elizabeth Susannah was the niece of Henry...

Addresses (1)

Ades, Chailey, East Sussex, South-east England, England