JONES, JOSEPH (1823-1887), politician, was born at Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales,
son of John Jones, shopkeeper, and his wife Ann, née Hughes. On 26 July 1853 he
arrived in Victoria with his wife in the United. After a short time on the
goldfields, he settled first in a tent at Ballarat East and then in Bridge Street
as a spice and coffee merchant in a partnership with G. C. Clemesha, which lasted
until April 1862. His own business as a merchant failed in 1876.
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