The house in the photograph, Number 2 King Street, Sudbury, was built by Thomas Jones in 1816.

Thomas Jones was elected Mayor of Sudbury six times between 1817 and 1853. He was chosen as Mayor in September 1817 but was not installed until December 1817 as no agreement could be reached between rival factions. The opposition claimed that as a brewer and maltster who had inherited a large property from his uncle, (a brewer in the town), he was ineligible for the office of Chief Magistrate, under the Act of Geo. III, ch. 13. Public feeling was so much against him that the burgesses would not agree to his election. An application to the Court of King’s Bench for a Writ of Mandamus, (an order to a public officer to carry out his duty), had to be made before he was finally installed. It was also hinted that a local solicitor, Edmund Stedman, arranged for a selection of 24 more compliant capital burgesses to elect Thomas Jones.

Admissions to the Freedom of the Borough of Sudbury in the 19th century

The Jacobs family

Jacobs, Robert, watchmaker, admitted September 3rd, 1827, borough and commons, by purchase, 30 guineas

The James family

James, John, the younger, manufacturer, admitted July 2nd, 1802, borough and commons, by birth

The Jefferies family

Jefferies, Joseph, of Castle Hedingham, cordwainer, son of Isaac, miller, admitted June 18th, 1818, borough only, by birth

Jefferies, John, pensioner, son of Isaac deceased, admitted May 16th, 1848

The Johnson family

Johnson, Gabriel, carrier and sheriffs officer, admitted January 3rd, 1817, borough and commons, by purchase, 30 guineas

Johnson, George, the younger, painter, admitted October 28th, 1806, borough and commons, by birth

Johnson, George Bell, cordwainer, son of George, painter, dec’d, admitted April 28th, 1831, borough and commons, by birth

Johnson, Henry, glazier, son of George, admitted October 3rd, 1812, borough and commons, by birth

Johnson, James Bell, tailor, son of George, dec’d, admitted July 28th, 1838

The Jones family

Jones, Abijah, yeoman, son of William of Wood Hall, admitted June 12th, 1826, borough and commons, by birth

Jones, Alfred, barman, son of John, innkeeper, admitted November 9th, 1857

Jones, Charles, of Clare, Suffolk, brazier, son of William, farmer, admitted April 7th, 1828, borough and commons, by birth

Jones, Edward James, of Leadenhall Market, butcher, son of James, Capital Burgess, admitted June 10th, 1826, borough and commons, by birth

Jones, Fortunatus, of London, son of Henry, carpenter, admitted June 17th, 1818, borough and commons, by birth

Jones, George, labourer, son of George, labourer, admitted October 3rd, 1812, borough and commons, by birth

Jones, Henry, gardener, admitted July 2nd, 1802, borough and commons, by birth

Jones, Henry, butcher, son of James, admitted July 28th, 1838

Jones, Henry Thomas, of Ballingdon, gentleman, son of Henry, dec’d, admitted July 22nd, 1833, borough and commons, by birth

Jones, Humphry, of London, flour factor, son of Humphry, baker, admitted June 12th, 1826, borough and commons, by birth

Jones, Jacob, jun. , glazier, son of Jacob, admitted October 2nd, 1812, borough only, by birth

Jones, James, carpenter and joiner, admitted July 2nd, 1802, borough and commons, by birth

Jones, James, weaver, admitted October 28th, 1806, borough and commons, by birth

Jones, James, carpenter, apprentice to James Jones, carpenter, admitted June 18th, 1818, borough only, by servitude

Jones, James, ostler, son of George, dec’d, admitted July 28th, 1838

Jones, James, silkweaver, son of James, admitted July 29th, 1839

Jones, John, junior, painter, admitted October 28th, 1806, borough and commons, by birth

Jones, John, of London, carpenter, son of James, carpenter, admitted June 12th, 1826, borough and commons, by birth

Jones, John, innkeeper, son of John, innkeeper, admitted May 1st, 1857

Jones, Joseph, tailor, son of Joseph, victualler, dec’d, admitted June 10th, 1826, borough and commons, by birth

Jones, Josiah, carpenter, son of Henry, gardener, dec’d, admitted April 7th, 1828, borough and commons, by birth

Jones, Richard, baker, admitted July 2nd, 1802, borough and commons, by birth

Jones, Samuel Alfred, of 34 Gravel Lane, Blackfriars, late farmer, son of Henry, gardener, admitted April 28th, 1831, borough and commons, by birth

Jones, Thomas, brewer, admitted July 2nd, 1802, borough and commons, by birth

Jones, Thomas, cooper, admitted July 2nd, 1802, borough and commons, by birth

Jones, Thomas, of London, cooper, son of Thomas, admitted June 18th, 1818, borough and commons, by birth

Jones, Thomas, carpenter, son of James, admitted July 22nd, 1833, borough and commons, by birth

Jones, William, admitted July 2nd, 1802, borough and commons, by birth carpenter and joiner,

Jones, William, carpenter, admitted October 27th, 1806, borough and commons, by birth

Jones, William, baker, son of Humphry, baker, admitted June 18th, 1818, borough and commons, by birth

Jones, William, cordwainer, son of Joseph, victualler, admitted June 18th, 1818, borough and commons, by birth

Jones, William Frederick, singleman, son of James, shopkeeper, admitted March 4th, 1820, borough and commons, by birth

Jones, William, of London, carpenter, son of James, carpenter, admitted June 12th, 1826, borough and commons, by birth

Jones, William Brazier, gentleman, son of William, of Wood Hall, admitted June 12th, 1826, borough and commons, by birth

The Joscelyne family

Joscelyn, Samuel, cabinetmaker, admitted May 24th, 1827, borough and commons, by purchase, 30 guineas

The Joslin family

Joslin, Charles, of Gooseberry Row, silkweaver, son of George, dec’d, wheelwright, admitted May 11th, 1860

Joslin, George, wheelwright, admitted July 3rd, 1802, borough only, by servitude

Joslin, George, of the 82nd Regiment of Foot, son of George, wheelwright, borough only, by birth

Joslin, Isaac, of Lavenham, butcher, apprentice to William Collis, admitted October 3rd, 1812, borough only, by servitude and May 28th, 1819, commons, by purchase

Joslin, William, carpenter, son of Daniel, carpenter, admitted June 18th, 1818, borough only, by birth

Joslin, William, carpenter, son of George, wheelwright, admitted April 28th, 1831, borough only, by birth