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JONES , HENRY (d. 1592 ), civil lawyer ,

became a Fellow of All Souls , Oxford , in 1546 , B.C.L. in 1549 , D.C.L. in 1552 (18 July) , and was admitted to Doctors’ Commons on 14 Oct. of the same year. In 1554 he was presented to the sinecure rectory of Llanrwst , was made a cursal canon of S. Asaph in 1560 , and held the sinecure rectory of Llansannan (first portion) from 1561-92 . He sat for Hindon, Wilts. (probably a pocket borough of the earl of Pembroke ) in the Parliaments of 1558-9 . He acquired a high reputation as a civil lawyer , and in 1571 (17 Oct.) he was one of the five learned doctors (including also William Aubrey (q.v.) , and David Lewis , judge (q.v.) ) consulted by Elizabeth on the amenability of John Leslie , bishop of Ross , to the English courts for his intrigues against the English queen while ambassador here for the Queen of Scots . In 1576 archbishop Grindal sought his advice, along with that of his chancellor , Thomas Yale (q.v.) , and Awbrey , on the reform of ecclesiastical courts in his province. Jones 's opinion is printed in Strype , Grindal , 303. He was a trustee of the educational foundation of Dr. John Gwynne (q.v.) . He d. in Feb. 1592 , and was buried in S. Bennett's , Paul's Wharf , London .

Sources:

  • Wood , Athenae Oxonienses…to which are added The Fasti , 1813–20. Sometimes cited in the 1691-2 edn , i, 135;
  • Foster , Alumni Oxonienses , I, i, 821;
  • Thomas A History of the Diocese of St. Asaph ;
  • Reports of the Historical Manuscripts Commission , Cecil , i, 538;
  • Strype , Annals and Lives of the Primates of Elizabeth's Reign , I, i, 472, II, i, 170, 525, III, ii, 117-22.

Author:

Emeritus Professor Arthur Herbert Dodd, M.A., (1891-1975), Bangor

Corrections and additions:

JONES , HENRY (d. 1592 ; DWB , 466).

Read Benet's (not ‘ Bennett's ’).

Author:

Published date: 1959