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This is page 3 of 4 tracing the history of the Jones family of Much Wenlock, Shropshire. If you have a connection to any individual or family featured here, or if you want to leave us your feedback, contact us. Browse the Jones pages by clicking the last page/next page buttons or following the numbered (e.g. [2]) or parental ([Parents]) links.

The Jones Family of Much Wenlock, Shropshire

5.Link to census William Osman JONES [Parents]. Born 4/2/1885 in Knossington, it is not known when William died. Occupation: Grocer’s porter (1911).

On 21/3/1906, when William was age 21, he married Elizabeth Jane NEALE, daughter of George & Sarah NEALE, in Somerby. Elizabeth Jane was born quarter ending December 1881 in Somerby. It is not know when she died.

They had the following children:


(1) George Osman [9].  (2) Mabel Abigail, born quarter ending June 1910 in Somerby.


6.Link to census Frederick Richard JONES [Parents]. Born quarter ending September 1886 in Knossington, it is not known when Frederick died. Frederick made several visits to Canada & left London 26/3/1920 for the final time with his family & sister Jessica on board the “Saxonia” bound for Halifax, Nova Scotia, arriving there 30/3/1920. He provided the following declaration: “JONES, Frederick Richard. Age 33. Occupation: Clerk. Birthplace: Knossington. Religion: C of E. Object in coming to Canada: Resume occupation. Ever lived in Canada? Yes, 880 Burnell St. Winnipeg. Port of previous entry: Halifax [Nova Scotia]. Date: 11/2/1911. Port of departure: Montreal. Date: 27/7/1915. Why left Canada: To join HM Forces. Intend to remain permanently in Canada? Yes”.


On 30/4/1912, when Frederick was age 25, he married Rose KEMISH, daughter of Thomas KEMISH & Ann OLIVER, at St Catherines, Ontario, Canada. Rose was born about 1889 in Hampshire. It is not known when she died.


They had the following children:


(1) Frederick, born about 1914 in Canada. (2) Geoffrey Oliver, born quarter ending September 1914 in Hampshire. Geoffrey died 11/2/1989 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, age 74. (3) Owen Lloyd, born quarter ending September 1916 in Berkshire. (4) Vera Rose, born quarter ending March 1919 in Farnham, Surrey.


7.Link to census Richard Joseph JONES [Parents].  Born 16/3/1892 at 51 Meeson Road, West Ham, Richard Joseph died at 1 a.m. on 10/3/1962 at 9 Highcroft Avenue, Cathcart, Glasgow, age 69. Cause of death Carcinoma of the colon, certified by J. Maguire, LRCPS. His death was registered by William McVey of 37 Midcroft Avenue, Glasgow who was described as a friend. Occupation: Railway Clerk, Glasgow Central station.

On 15/10/1921 when Richard Joseph was age 29, he married Mabel Thomasine DALLADAY, daughter of Thomas DALLADAY, a shoemaker, at St Swithin’s Church, Hither Green, London. Mabel Thomasine was born quarter ending March 1896 in Woolwich & died at 7:30 a.m. on 18/10/1963 at 7 Highcroft Avenue, Cathcart, Glasgow, age 67. Cause of death Arteriosclerosis, coronary thrombosis, certified by M. Forbes MB. Mabel’s death was also registered by William  McVey. This suggests that Richard & Mabel had no children.


8.Link to census Herbert Henry JONES [Parents]. Born 26/9/1895 at 51 Meeson Road, West Ham,  Herbert Henry died 27/6/1942 at the City Hospital, St Albans, age 46. Cause of death certified as Peritonitis, perforated ulcer, intestinal obstruction. Buried at Hatfield Road cemetery, St Albans.  Occupation: Ironmonger’s assistant (1911); Commercial traveller (1922);  Meter reader for electricity company (1942). Served in France 9/3/1915-19/3/1919 (Royal Engineers).


The birth certificate records Herbert Henry.  His marriage & death certificates, & cemetery record, show Henry Herbert. The reason for the switch is unknown, but one possibility exists. Herbert's aunt, Jane Elizabeth Jones married Henry Harris. His brother (so Jane's brother in law), born about 1868, was Herbert Harris. If, as is suspected, Herbert Jones was brought up by Jane and Henry after his parents’ died he may have been known as Henry to avoid confusion with Herbert Harris. In addition, Henry Harris had a nephew, Herbert Leslie Harris, born 1900.  Maybe it was a case of one too many Herberts?


On 11/2/1922 when Herbert Henry was age 26, he married Doris Esther HARRIS, daughter of Frederick George HARRIS & Esther Rose BURRIDGE, at Holy Trinity Church, Penge. Born on 1/8/1892 in St Albans, Doris Esther died 7/1/1968 in Peacehaven, Sussex, age 75.


They had the following children:


(1) Betty Doris [10] (2). Peter Leslie [11].  And 1 who is still living.

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