© S M Jones Content is free for most uses - see legal stuff. Last update 21 Feb 2020
We sha re information about our ancestors to provide a resource for others with a research interest in the featured family names. The site includes information from census returns, military service and birth, marriage and death records. If you have a connection to any individual or family featured here, or if you want to leave us your feedback we’d love to hear from you - contact us.

Our family’s history

All human life is here! From poor working people, leading what must have been wretched lives, to Doctors, MPs and entrepreneurs. We’ve gained insights into tragedy through the many lives cut short by diseases or accidents that simply wouldn’t happen today. But we have also encountered the hope and courage that we like to think our ancestors carried with them as they gave up their lives in England to emigrate for new, and hopefully better, lives abroad. The Bradbury family lived in the Saddleworth area of Yorkshire, working for generations in the woollen industry. They moved to nearby Oldham and Aston-under-Lyne, as well as much further to the USA and India. The Chapple family had their origins in west Dorset/east Devon area and, over time, branched out to London, Wales, Canada and New Zealand. See the panel below for some families connected by marriage. The Howard family were another Yorkshire family working in the woollen trade, this time from Holmfirth. They who moved north- west to several Lancashire towns and north-east to Leeds. Linked by marriage to the Bradbury family. The Johnson family were firmly rooted in the east end of London in St George in the East and Stepney. They were involved in the tobacco cutting and rolling trade over several generations. Linked by marriage to the Chapple family. The Jones family have been traced back to Shropshire but they were a mobile group of people! From there to Staffordshire, onto Leicestershire, then Essex, south London, Hertfordshire and Warwickshire. See the panel below for some families connected by marriage. The Parris family have lived in Kent since the 17th century but we suspect their origins lie elsewhere. This aspect is work in progress. Several emigrated to the USA - Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska and California - to build new lives. See the panel below for some families connected by marriage.
Ethel Bradbury 1893-1962
Steve and Pauline Jones’ Family History
We are not makers of history. We are made by history.Martin Luther King Jr.
The site uses icons to link to further information. Census transcription War Graves citation Notes e.g. military, criminal, wills. Contact us Where you see an icon, click or tap to view the information or to get in touch. The date format dd/mm/yyyy is used throughout. .
We take great care to ensure that the information is fully researched and accurate. For privacy reasons, we do not knowingly include any information about people who may still be alive. The site has around 500 pages of information on over 6,500 individuals and 1900 families. On this scale it means that from time to time we get things wrong. If you see something that doesn’t look right, or there’s a broken link, tap or click the icon to contact us. Pardon our appearance! We’re currently updating the site. The presentation of some of the “families related by marriage” pages will look different. Please bear with us whilst we make the changes. Browse families related by marriage to the …

We are Steve and Pauline Jones from Yorkshire, England

We’ve been researching our family history for over 20 years, collecting information on around 6,500 individuals and 1,900 families along the way. There have been many surprises: like finding a 17th century murderer and discovering war heroes, including a Victoria Cross holder and First World War flying ace, both of whom were killed in action. And a great x 4 grandfather who was wounded fighting in the Battle of Waterloo.
Steve & Pauline Jones’ Family History
We are not makers of history. We are made by history.Martin Luther King Jr.
We share information about our ancestors to provide a resource for others with a research interest in the featured family names. The site includes information from census returns, military service and, of course, birth, marriage and death records. If you have a connection to any individual or family featured here, or if you want to leave us your feedback we’d love to hear from you - contact us.
Steve & Pauline Jones’ Family History
We are not makers of history. We are made by history.Martin Luther King Jr.
© S M Jones Content is free for most uses - see legal stuff. Last update 21 Feb 2020
The site uses icons to link to further information: Census transcription War Graves citation Notes e.g. military, criminal, wills. Contact us Where you see an icon, click or tap to view the information or to get in touch. The date format dd/mm/yyyy is used throughout.

We are Steve and Pauline Jones from

Yorkshire, England

We’ve been researching our family history for over 20 years, collecting information on around 6,500 individuals and 1,900 families along the way. There have been many surprises: like finding a 17th century murderer and discovering war heroes, including a Victoria Cross holder and a First World War flying ace, both of whom were killed in action. And a great x 4 grandfather who was wounded fighting in the Battle of Waterloo.

Our family’s history

All human life is here! From poor working people, leading what must have been wretched lives, to doctors, MPs and entreprenteurs. We’ve gained insights into tragedy through the many lives cut short by diseases or accidents that simply wouldn’t happen today. But we have also encountered the hope and courage that we like to think our ancestors carried with them as they gave up their lives in England to emigrate for new, and hopefully better, lives abroad. The Bradbury family lived in the Saddleworth area of Yorkshire, working for generations in the woollen industry. They moved to nearby Oldham and Aston-under-Lyne, as well as much further to the USA and India. The Chapple family had their origins in west Dorset/east Devon area and, over time, branched out to London, Wales, Canada and New Zealand. See the panel below for some families connected by marriage. The Howard family were another Yorkshire family working in the woollen trade, this time from Holmfirth. They who moved north-west to several Lancashire towns and north- east to Leeds. Linked by marriage to the Bradbury family. The Johnson family were firmly rooted in the east end of London in St George in the East and Stepney. They were involved in the tobacco cutting and rolling trade over several generations. Linked by marriage to the Chapple family. The Jones family have been traced back to Shropshire but they were a mobile group of people! From there to Staffordshire, onto Leicestershire, then Essex, south London, Hertfordshire and Warwickshire. See the panel below for some families connected by marriage. The Parris family have lived in Kent since the 17th century but we suspect their origins lie elsewhere. This aspect is work in progress. Several emigrated to the USA - Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska and California - to build new lives. See the panel below for some families connected by marriage.
We take great care to ensure that the information is fully researched and accurate. For privacy reasons, we do not knowingly include any information about people who may still be alive. The site has around 500 pages of information on over 6,500 individuals and 1900 families. On this scale it means that from time to time we get things wrong. If you see something that doesn’t look right, or there’s a broken link, tap or click the icon to contact us. Pardon our appearance! We’re currently updating the site. The presentation of some of the “families related by marriage” pages will look different. Please bear with us whilst we make the changes. Browse families related by marriage to the …