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Leslie Grove Jones (1779–1839) by Charles Phillips, pubd 1832 (after Abraham Wivell) © National Portrait Gallery, London


W. A. J. Archbold

revised by S. Kinross

Jones, Leslie Grove (1779–1839), army officer and radical writer, was born at Bearfield, near Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire on 4 June 1779. His father, John Jones of Frankley, near Bradford, was inspector of the board of works and died in 1807. Jones entered the navy as a youngster, but while a midshipman on the ...