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Our starting point is the family of William and Anne Jones of Much Wenlock, Shropshire. We know little about them and suspect, given the surname and proximity to the border, that their origins were in Wales. Their descendants moved around the country from Shropshire to Staffordshire and into Leicestershire, Essex, the South London area, Berkshire and Hertfordshire. We’ve also traced descendants in Canada. It’s not easy tracing the surname - for obvious reasons! Thankfully, the late Betty Cullimore and her brother, the late Peter Jones, recalled enough of the family and their childhood to help piece together the jigsaw. Otherwise we doubt the progress made in tracing the family would have been possible. If you have a connection to any individual or family featured here, or if you want to leave us your feedback, tap or click the icon to contact us .
Steve and Pauline Jones’ Family History
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The Jones Family of Much Wenlock, Shropshire

 Much Wenlock was described in 1868 as “a parish, market town, municipal and parliamentary borough, locally in the franchise of Wenlock Borough, county Salop, 12 miles S.E. of Shrewsbury, and 5 from Ironbridge. It has a station on the Severn Valley branch of the Great Western railway”. The town grew around a monastery founded around 680 by Merewalh, a son of King Penda of Mercia. It flourished until around 874 when a Danish Viking attack occurred. In the 11th century another religious house was built on the same site by Leofric and in the 12th century this was replaced by a Cluniac priory, the ruins of which can still be seen. The town also played a part in the birth of the modern Olympic Games. Much Wenlock is the birthplace of Dr William Penny Brookes, the inspiration for the modern Olympic Movement. Betty Doris Jones 1922-2003 Fanny Elizabeth Jones 1888-1971 Herbert Henry Jones 1895-1942 Ralph Jnes 1936-2009
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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 17 Jan 2020

The Jones Family of Much Wenlock, Shropshire

Our starting point is the family of William and Anne Jones of Much Wenlock, Shropshire. We know little about them and suspect, given the surname and proximity to the border, that their origins were in Wales. Their descendants moved around the country from Shropshire to Staffordshire and into Leicestershire, Essex, the South London area, Berkshire and Hertfordshire. We’ve also traced descendants in Canada. It’s not easy tracing the surname - for obvious reasons! Thankfully, the late Betty Cullimore and her brother, the late Peter Jones, recalled enough of the family and their childhood to help piece together the jigsaw. Otherwise we doubt the progress made in tracing the family would have been possible. If you have a connection to any individual or family featured here, or if you want to leave us your feedback, tap or click the icon to contact us .
Much Wenlock was described in 1868 as “a parish, market town, municipal and parliamentary borough, locally in the franchise of Wenlock Borough, county Salop, 12 miles S.E. of Shrewsbury, and 5 from Ironbridge. It has a station on the Severn Valley branch of the Great Western railway”. The town grew around a monastery founded around 680 by Merewalh, a son of King Penda of Mercia. It flourished until around 874 when a Danish Viking attack occurred. In the 11th century another religious house was built on the same site by Leofric and in the 12th century this was replaced by a Cluniac priory, the ruins of which can still be seen. The town also played a part in the birth of the modern Olympic Games. Much Wenlock is the birthplace of Dr William Penny Brookes, the inspiration for the modern Olympic Movement.
The site uses the following 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.