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Birthplace: London, Middlesex, England
Death: Died in New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony
Occupation: Governor of Connecticut
Managed by: Thomas Edward Shirley
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About William Jones

Jacob Bailey Moore, Collections of the New York Historical Society, Memoirs of Theophilus Eaton, (Second Series, Vol. II), pp.467-493:

"Hon. William Jones, ancestor of the Rev. Isaac Jones of Litchfield, Conn. was born in London, 1624, was a lawyer at Westminster, and married to Hannah Eaton, daughter of Governor Eaton, July 4, 1659, in St. Andrew's Church, Holborn, by Rev. Joseph Rowe. They arrived at Boston, July 27, 1660, in company with the Judges Whalley and Goffe. The removed to New Haven in August of the same year, took possession of the mansion of Gov. Eaton and continued in it till their deaths...Mr. Jones was made a freeman in 1661; was chosen magistrate in 1662, and Deputy Governor of New Haven Colony in 1664. On the union of this Colony with Connecticut, May 11, 1665, he was chosen one of the magistrates. In July 1691, in consequence of the death of Lieut. Governor Bishop, he was elected Lieut. Governor by the General Assembly. He was elected to the same office by the freemen in 1692, and retired May 12, 1698...He died Oct 17, 1706, age 82...Lieut. Gov. Jones and his wife Hannah were buried one on the right and the other on the left of Governor Eaton (In New Haven, CT)"

“Historic Record of the Town of Meriden, Connecticut,” 1906, Vol 2, compiled by C. Bancroft GiIlespie, Page 75:

William Jones,1 who had been a lawyer in London, came to America in the same ship which brought the regicides Whalley and Goffe in 1660. He had married in London, Hannah, the youngest daughter of Governor Theophilus Eaton. of New Haven. The governor had died in 1658 and Mr. Jones came to New Haven to look after his wife's estate and there he made his home. He was a man of good talents and the fact was soon recognized, for in 1662 he was chosen one of the magistrates of the colony of New Haven. In 1664 he was elected deputy governor. Upon the union in 1665 he was elected a magistrate of Connecticut and was annually re-elected until the death of James Bishop in 1691 when he was elected deputy governor to succeed him. He was each year re-chosen until 1698 when he refused to continue in the office longer as he was then 74 years old. He died Oct. 17, 1706, at the age of 82, and the General Assembly which was then sitting in New Haven voted to give him a public funeral and appropriated the funds to defray the expense. The most interesting fact in his life was his connection with the two judges, Whalley and Goffe. While they were hiding in New Haven, Mr. Jones' house was their place of refuge for eleven days, and he seems to have shared the honors with Rev. John Davenport during this exciting episode in the history of New Haven.

"Memoir of Theophilus Eaton, the first governor of the colony of New Haven" by Jacob Bailey Moore, pg. 490:

Hon. William Jones, Deputy Governor of New Haven, and afterwards Lieut. Governor of Connecticut Colony, was born in London, A. D. 1624. He was the eldest son of Col. John Jones, one of the Judges of Charles I., who after the restoration of Charles II., was beheaded at Charing Cross, Oct. 17, 1660, aged 81 years. He was the son of the Rt, Rev. William Jones, who was consecrated Bishop of Durham in 1597, and died in 1617, aged 91. Col. Jones was born in the parish of Tregacon, Isle of Anglesey, North Wales, A. D. 1579. He was married in 1623, to Henrietta, third daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Cromwell, (erroneously named Catharine by Carlyle, and Jane by Noble, in* his Memoirs of the Protectorate of Cromwell.) Elizabeth, who was married to Robert Cromwell, was the daughter of Sir Thomas and Elizabeth Stuart of the Isle of Ely, Knight, descended from the Royal Family of Stuart in Scotland. Sir Robert died at Huntingdon, June, 1617 ; his wife Elizabeth, survived the elevation of her son to the Protectorate, and died Nov. 17, 1654, at a very advanced age; Foster, in his " Statesmen of the Commonwealth of England," has paid a beautiful tribute to her memory and worth. This distinguished lady of the British Isle, was the mother of Henrietta Cromwell, who was first married to Roger Whetstone, Esq. an officer in the parliamentary army, and afterwards to Col. John Jones, in 1623; the maternal grandparent of Hon. William Jones, who married Hannah, youngest daughter of Governor Eaton of New Haven ; and was also the great grandparent of Sir William Jones of India, and Rev. William Jones of Nayland, so eminent in the annals of literature and science. The year of the death of Henrietta Jones, who was born Feb. 7, 1597, has not been ascertained. The children of this marriage were William. John, and Morgan. John, was the grandparent of Sir William Jones, and Morgan of Rev. William Jones. Hon. William Jones, ancestor of the Rev. Isaac Jones of Litchfield, Conn, was born in London. 1624, was a lawyer at Westminster, and married to Hannah Eaton, daughter of Governor_Eaton, July 4, 1659, in St. Andrew's Church, Holborn, by Rev. Joseph Rowe. They arrived at Boston, July 27, 1660, in company with the Judges Whal-ley and Goffe. They removed to New Haven in August of the same year, took possession of the mansion of Gov; Eaton, and continued in it till their deaths. The mansion was demolished in 1710. Mr. Jones was made a freeman in 1661; was chosen magistrate in 1662, and Deputy Governor of New Haven Colony in 1664. On the union of this Colony with Connecticut, May 11, 1665, he was chosen one of the magistrates. In July 1691, in consequence of the death of Lieut. Governor Bishop, he was elected Lieut. Governor by the General Assembly. He was elected to the same office by the freemen in 1692, and retired May 12, 1698. He had acquired great respectability and influence, both in town and Colony, in his day. He died October 17, 1706, aged 82. His consort, Hannah Jones, born in London, 1633, died May 4 (not 10th as has been stated,) 1707, aged 74. --------------------

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William Jones, 24th Dep. Gov. of Connecticut Colony's Timeline

1624
March 20, 1624
London, Middlesex, England
1624
London, Middlesex, England
1650
1650
Age 26
England
1650
Age 26
1653
1653
Age 29
New Haven, Connecticut
1659
July 4, 1659
Age 35
London, Middlesex, England
1659
Age 35
England, United Kingdom
1659
Age 35
1660
July 27, 1660
Age 36
Boston, Mass. from England
July 27, 1660
Age 36
New Haven, CT, USA