Long Line – Week 3

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This week I’m writing about a long line of gold and silversmiths in the family. The earliest I have found so far is Robert Jones who was born about 1727. He married Maria Kenyon in Scarborough, Yorkshire in 1749. There seem to be several Jones goldsmiths in Hull, Yorkshire. Robert and Maria moved to Liverpool, Lancashire or perhaps it was only Maria and their children after Robert’s death. Their son, Robert, established himself as a goldsmith there.

Robert Jones and Sons - Anglo-American Times 20 Jan 1888
Robert Jones and Sons – Anglo-American Times 20 Jan 1888
Robert Jones and Sons - Castle Street - London Morning Post 22 Mar 1823
Robert Jones and Sons – Castle Street – London Morning Post 22 Mar 1823
2 Castle Street Liverpool - built for Robert Jones & Sons 1882
2 Castle Street Liverpool – built for Robert Jones & Sons 1882
Photo Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

Even Charles Jones, great grandson of Robert, carried on with this business when he first emigrated to Australia.

Charles Jones - Watch Manufacturer - Melbourne1841
Charles Jones – Watch Manufacturer – Melbourne 1841. From Port Philip Gazette, 21 Apr 1841. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article225011402

I wrote about Christopher Hird Jones in this blog post here. Christopher’s brothers carried on in the business after his death in 1866, and then their sons (and possibly grandsons).

The company in Liverpool continued until at least into the 20th Century.


Genealogy Snapshot

Name: Robert Jones (abt 1727-)
Parents:
Spouse: Maria Kenyon (abt 1728-1795)
Spouse’s Parents: 
Surnames: Jones, Kenyon, Watters
Relationship to Chris: 6x great grandfather

  1. Robert Jones (abt 1727-) (6x great grandfather)
  2. Robert Jones (abt 1752-1833) (5x great grandfather)
  3. Christopher Hird Jones (1782-1866) (4x great grandfather)
  4. Charles Jones (1814-1850) (3x great grandfather)
  5. Henry Russell Jones (abt 1840-1890) (great, great grandfather)
  6. Caroline Jones (1866-1942) ( great grandmother)
  7. Mary Izetta Watters (1890-1966)
  8. Mother
  9. Chris

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