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Jones, Thomas 1731-1792 Lawyer; born in Fort Neck, L. I., April 30, 1731; graduated at Yale in 1750; admitted to the bar of New York in 1755, and practised in New York; was recorder of New York City in 1769-73, when he was appointed judge of the Supreme Court. He was arrested a number of times as a loyalist, and was exchangedyon Hall, descended to his daughter, who had married Richard Floyd, upon condition that the name Jones be added to that of Floyd. The estate is still in the Floyd-Jones family. Judge Jones wrote a History of New York during the Revolutionary War, a valuable contribution to history, as it is the only one from the view-point of a lthe name Jones be added to that of Floyd. The estate is still in the Floyd-Jones family. Judge Jones wrote a History of New York during the Revolutionary War, a valuable contribution to history, as it is the only one from the view-point of a loyalist who participated in the events of that time. He died in England, July 25, 1792.