Royal Naval Biography/Jones, Richard
RICHARD JONES, Esq
[Post-Captain of 1802.]
This officer was first Lieutenant of the Defence 74, commanded by the late Rear-Admiral John Peyton, in the memorable battle off the Nile, and obtained the rank of Commander for his conduct on that occasion. We subsequently find him commanding the Diligence sloop of war; the Chepstow district of Sea Fencibles; and the flag-ships of the late Vice-Admiral Thomas Wells, and the present Sir Manley Dixon. His post commission bears date April 29, 1802.
- See Vol. I, p. 181. The Defence had 4 men killed and 11 wounded. Rear-Admiral Peyton died at Priestland, near Lymington, Hants, Aug. 2, 1809.
- Vice-Admiral Wells died at Holme, in Huntingdonshire, Oct. 31, 1811.