Jones, Henry Cadman (DNB12)

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JONES, HENRY CADMAN (1818–1902), law reporter, born on 28 June 1818 at New Church in Winwick, Lancashire, was eldest son of Joseph Jones, at the time vicar of Winwick and afterwards of Repton, Derbyshire, by his wife Elizabeth Joanna Cooper of Derby. Educated privately he entered Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1837, and graduated B.A. in 1841 as second wrangler and second Smith's prizeman, being elected a fellow in the same year. The senior wrangler and first Smith's prizeman of his tripos was (Sir) George Gabriel Stokes [q. v. Suppl. II]. Admitted to Lincoln's Inn on 7 June 1841, and called to the bar on 24 Nov. 1845, he became a pupil of Sir John Rolt [q. v.]. From 1857 until 1865, when the official law reports were founded, Jones was associated with Sir John Peter De Gex [q. v.] in three successive series of chancery reports. He continued to report chancery appeals for the law reports until within three years of his death. In 1860 he drafted with J. W. Smith the consolidated orders of the court of chancery and later with Sir Arthur Wilson the rules under the Judicature Acts of 1873 and 1875. Of retiring disposition and of deep religious convictions he actively engaged in the work of the Religious Tract Society and took part, with his university competitor, Sir George Stokes, in the proceedings of the Victoria Institute, founded for the discussion of Christian evidences. Much leisure was spent on an unpublished concordance to the Greek Testament.

He died at St. Matthew's Gardens, St. Leonards-on-Sea, on 18 Jan. 1902, and was buried in Repton churchyard.

He married (1) on 4 Sept. 1851 Anna Maria (d. 10 May 1873), daughter of Robert Steevens Harrison of Bourn Abbey, Lincolnshire; (2) on 4 Sept. 1879 Eliza (d. 26 Oct. 1909), third daughter of the Rev. Frederick Money of Offham, Kent. By his first wife he had eight children, of whom a son and four daughters survived him. A portrait by Eden Upton Eddis [q. v. Suppl. II] belongs to the family.

[The Times, 21 Jan. 1902; Law Journal, 25 Jan. 1002; Foster, Men at the Bar; private information.]

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