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GORE JONES John Sheridan

GORE JONES John Sheridan

Male 1819 - 1868  (48 years)

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  • Name GORE JONES John Sheridan 
    Born 20 Sep 1819  Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Barrister; Crown Prosecutor; Member of Parliament 
    Died 27 Feb 1868  Brisbane, QLD Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The Brisbane Courier Friday 28 Feb 1868
      DEATH OF MR. JOHN GORE JONES.
      We regret to have to announce the rather sudden death of Mr. John Gore Jones, Barrister-at-Law, which took place yesterday morning. Mr. Jones had been confined to bed since Saturday last, but it was not believed that he was in danger of death. Mr. Jones was, we are informed, a native of Sligo county, Ireland, and of a highly respectable family. He studied at Trinity College, Dublin, and took high honors there. Subsequently he read law in the Middle Temple, London, and was called to the bar. He practised for some time on the Western Circuit in Ireland with great success. In or about 1860 he arrived in this colony, where his abilities at once obtained for him a position among the foremost men of the legal profession. Mr. Jones represented Warwick, and subsequently the Mitchell district in our Colonial Parliament, and acquired distinction as a ready debater, and a witty and sarcastic speaker. On the passing of the District Courts Act, about two years ago, he was appointed Crown Prosecutor for the Metropolitan District, which office he held at the time of his death. He was engaged for the defence in the McKenzie murders case, and his death will probably necessitate the postponement of the trial.

      The deceased gentleman has left a wife and daughters [Note: no mention of Edward which is interesting] to regret their loss, with whom we sincerely sympathise in their very serious affliction. The funeral will take place at half-past 8 o'clock this morning.
    Person ID I1505  Wood/O'Neill
    Last Modified 22 Mar 2013 

    Father GORE JONES John,   b. 1 Aug 1796, John's Port, Co Sligo, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1879, Templemore, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother SHERIDAN Letitia Elizabeth 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 5 Oct 1818  Riverstown, Co, Sligo Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1261  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family NAGLE Elizabeth Gillman 
    Married 16 Sep 1845  Cork, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. GORE JONES Ellen (Helen) Arabella,   d. 10 Mar 1875, Templemore, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. GORE JONES Frances C
     3. GORE JONES Edward Richard Neynoe,   b. 14 Nov 1849, Ballincar, Drumcliffe, Co Sligo, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1936, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     4. GORE JONES Letitia Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1851, Sligo, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1866, Rockby, Co Sligo, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 15 years)
    Family ID F1104  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    John Sheridan Gore Jones
    John Sheridan Gore Jones

  • Notes 
    • Arrived in 1860 or thereabouts as he was attending a function in June 1860 in Brisbane.

      Appointed District Court Crown Prosecutor for the Metropolitan District in 1865.

      Member of Parliament for Warwick and then Mitchell - member of the Irish and Queensland Bar. Resigned as Member for Mitchell on 1 Jan 1866. His election was declared null and void in June 1865 but he was re-elected in July of 1865. Member during these years 1862-1863; 1865-1866

      The Queenslander Sat 9 Nov 1867
      Phillips and Woodcock v John Gore Jones for goods sold - 5 pound 5 shillings - for the plaintiffs.

      Studied at Trinity College, Dublin and read law in the Middle Temple College, London and was called to the bar.

      Died at Riversleigh, a boarding house which was on North Quay, Brisbane.

      Brisbane Courier Wed 15 April 1868
      An application made on Mrs Gore-Jones' behalf to waive the Council's claim for rent and the delivery of the books and furniture in the office lately occupied by her husband was not allowed.