Authorised form of nameJones; Sir; William (1746 - 1794)
Dates1746 - 1794
Place of birthBeaufort Buildings, Westminster, London, England
Date of birth28 September 1746
Place of deathCalcutta, India
Date of death27 April 1794
Dates and placesBurial:
Calcutta, India
Research fieldLanguages
Harrow; BA (1768) MA (1773) Oxford
Called to the Bar at Middle Temple (1774); tutor to George John, Lord Althorp (FRS 1780); appointed one of the Commissioners of Bankrupts (1776); Judge of the High Court of Calcutta (1783); established, with Sir Charles Wilkins (FRS 1788) the Asiatic Society of Bengal (1784); monument to him erected by the HEIC in St Paul's Cathedral
Kt 1783
FRS Copenhagen
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election30/04/1772
RelationshipsYoungest child of William Jones FRS (1711)
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Garland Cannon, 'Sir William Jones, Sir Joseph Banks, and the Royal Society' in NR 1974-5 vol 29 pp 205-230
A D Atkinson, 'Dr Johnson and the Royal Society' in NR 1953 vol 10 pp 131-138
H W Robinson, 'Gleanings from the Library - I. A Note on the Early Minutes' in NR 1938 vol 1 pp 92-95
R Singh and F Riess, 'The nobel laureate Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman FRS and his contacts with the British Scientific community in a social and political context' in NR 2004 vol 58 pp 47-64
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA3534
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MM/3/46Draft letter from Sir Joseph Banks to Lady Jones7 February 1795
MM/3/48Letter from Mr Sloper, Bolton Street, to Sir Joseph Banks16 February 1795
MM/3/45Copy of letter from Sir William Jones, Calcutta, to Sir Joseph Banks29 January 1792
EC/1772/13Jones, Sir William: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/002455Jones, Sir Williamnd
MC/2/30Letter from [August Wilhelm von] Schlegel, Brunswick Hotel, Jermyn Street, to [John George] Children, Secretary of the Royal Society20 March 1832
MS/391/142Bond of William Jones to the Treasurer of the Royal Society14 May 1772
MC/2Volume 2 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1832-1838
MC/2/109Letter from [Friedrich August] Rosen, 121 Crawford Street, Baker Street, to the Royal Society29 January 1834
MC/2/117Letter from [Friedrich August] Rosen, 121 Crawford Street, Baker Street, to the Royal Society14 April 1834
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