Mary Jones

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  • Name Mary Jones 
    Born 1875  Pennal, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Census 3 Apr 1881  Pennal, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Wales 
    Census 5 Apr 1891  Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Wales 
    Census 30 Mar 1901  Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Wales 
    Occupation 30 Mar 1901  Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    General Domestic Servant 
    Residence 30 Mar 1901  Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    1 Rock Villas 
    Census 2 Apr 1911  Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Wales 
    Name Polly Jones  [7
    Residence 2 Apr 1911  Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    123 Maengwyn Street 
    Died 3 Mar 1955  [7
    Buried 8 Mar 1955 
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    Person ID I485  The Williams Family Tree
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2014 

    Father Richard Jones
              b. 24 Aug 1849, Pennal, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Anne Jones
              b. 9 May 1847, Darowen, Montgomeryshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Between 1901 and 1911  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 15 May 1874  Register Office, Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • When did they get married? If my theory about Isaac is correct then it follows that Richard and Anne would have married after 1868 and before Polly was born about 1875 ...

      Name: JONES, Richard; Record Type: Marriages; Quarter: June; Year: 1874; District: Machynlleth; County: Caernarvonshire Merionethshire Montgomeryshire Powys; Volume: 11b; Page: 297.

      Name: JONES, Anne; Record Type: Marriages; Quarter: June; Year: 1874; District: Machynlleth; County: Caernarvonshire Merionethshire Montgomeryshire Powys; Volume: 11b; Page: 297.

      From the Marriage Certificate, 1874, Marriage solemnized at the Register Office in the District of Machynlleth in the County of Montgomery. No. 114, Fifteenth May 1874, Richard Jones, Age 25 years, Bachelor, Farm Servant, Residence Esgairweddan Towyn, Father's name Evan Jones, Father's occupation General Labourer + Anne Jones, Age 25 years, spinster, Residence Esgairweddan, Father's name Evan Davies, Father's occupation Lead Miner. The marriage was witnessed by John Jones and Susan Williams.

      If the above is correct the only Lead Miner by the name of Evan Davies that I can find in 1871 (RG10 Piece 5604 Folio 23 Page 10) was aged 53 and living in Tybach, Noddfa, Darowen, Montgomeryshire, Wales. With him were his wife Ann, 46, and children Thomas, 22, Lead Miner, David, 15, Scholar, Rachel, 10, Scholar, James, 7, Scholar, and Margret, 2. Evan was reportedly from Carmarthenshire (N.K.) whilst the rest of the family were from Darowen.

      The family appear in Tynllwyn, Noddfa, Darowen, Montgomeryshire, Wales in the 1861 Census (RG9 Piece 4242 Folio 34 Page 31). Evan, 42, Lead Miner now from Llanwenog, Cardiganshire was with his wife Ann, 37, from Darowen, Montgomeryshire, and their children Elizabeth, 8, Scholar born Penegoes, Montgomeryshire, Mary, 7, Scholar born Darowen, Montgomeryshire, Evan, 5, born Darowen, Montgomeryshire, and David, 2, born Darowen, Montgomeryshire.

      Interestingly, on the same 1861 Census (RG9 Piece 4242 Folio 31 Page 24) there was Anne Jones, 15, Lead Miner's Daughter staying with her grand-parents Richard Jones, 70, Farmer of 180 acres from Pennal, Merionethshire, and Elisabeth, 58, from Darowen, Montgomeryshire. Also present were the couple's children David, 35, Farmer Son from Pennal, Merionethshire, Humphrey, 26, Farmer Son from Pennal, Merionethshire, Mary, 38, Farmer Daughter born Pennal, Merionethshire, servant Evan Jones, 14, Horses Driver from Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorganshire and visitor Humphrey Jones, married, 32, Local Preacher of Wesleyan also from Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorganshire.

      In 1851 the Davies family are in Aberhosan, Penegoes, Montgomeryshire (HO107 Piece 2495 Folio 138 Page 10). Evan Davies, 33, Lead Miner from Cardiganshire, Ann his wife, 26, from Darowen, Montgomeryshire, and sons Thomas, 1, born Cemes (sic), Montgomeryshire, and Evan, 1 month, born Penegoes, Montgomeryshire. This Evan must have died young as they named another child Evan who was born about 1856.

      The Jones family, meanwhile, were in Cefncochucha, Noddfa, Darowen, Montgomeryshire, Wales (HO107 Piece 2495 Folio 414 Page 2). Richard Jones, 60, was a Farmer of 100 acres employing 2 labourers and hailed from Penal (sic), Merionethshire. He was with his wife Elizabeth, 43, from Darowen, Montgomeryshire, and children Mary, 29, Farmer's Daughter born Penal (sic), Merionethshire, David, 27, Farmer's Son born Penal (sic), Merionethshire, Humphrey, 16, Farmer's Son born Towyn, Merionethshire, and grand-daughter Anne, 5, Home, now from Penal (sic), Merionethshire. The household had two servants: Rowland Hughes, 18, Farm Labourer from Garthbeibio, Montgomeryshire and Catherine Griffiths, 18, House Servant from Cemmaes, Montgomeryshire.

      It would appear that Elizabeth was Richard Jones's second wife as from the 1841 Census (HO107 Piece 1429/16 Folio 6 Page 6) Richard, 50, Farmer was at Desyrnant, Towyn, Merionethshire, Wales. With him were Ann, 50, (presumably his first wife), John, 20, Mary, 20, David, 15, Richard, 10, and Humphrey, 5. It would appear there were three other people present on Census night: William Roberts, 50, Miner, Ann Thomas, 45, Female Servant, and John Foulks, 70, Ind(ependant means).

      Moving on to the 1881 Census (RG11 Piece 5479 Folio 17 Page 5) Evan Davies, 62, (Road) Labourer from Llanybyther, Carmarthenshire, was with his wife Ann, 55, from Darowen, Montgomeryshire, at 13 Darowen, Noddfa, Darowen, Montgomeryshire, Wales. With them were their children David, 22, Farm Servant, Margreat, 11, Scholar, and Grand-daughter Elizabeth, 9, Scholar, all born Darowen, Montgomeryshire.

      The question remains; How are these people connected? Was Anne Jones (Hen Nain) b 1847 the illegitimate daughter of the Ann that married Evan Davies and was she, in turn, the illegitimate daughter of the Ann that married Richard Jones?
    Registration Jun 1874  Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Marriage 
    • Volume 11b, Page 297
    Family ID F171  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Henry Jones Edwards
              b. 1872, Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1929, Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 1901  Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Registration Between 1 Jul 1901 and 30 Sep 1901  Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Marriage 
    • Volume 11b, Page 237
    Children 
     1. Elwyn Edwards
              d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Gwynoro Jones Edwards
              b. 3 Nov 1902, Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Elizabeth Gwendoline Edwards
              b. 11 Apr 1904, Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 5 Sep 1986, Bryncrug, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     4. James Trevor Edwards
              b. 31 Oct 1907, Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2014 
    Family ID F237  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1875 - Pennal, Merionethshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Wales - 3 Apr 1881 - Pennal, Merionethshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Wales - 5 Apr 1891 - Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1901 - Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Wales - 30 Mar 1901 - Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - General Domestic Servant - 30 Mar 1901 - Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1 Rock Villas - 30 Mar 1901 - Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRegistration - Marriage - Between 1 Jul 1901 and 30 Sep 1901 - Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Wales - 2 Apr 1911 - Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 123 Maengwyn Street - 2 Apr 1911 - Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Mary (Polly) Jones (right) (485)
    Mary (Polly) Jones (right) (485)
    Nain and Aunt Polly
    Courtesy of Dilys, Williams.
    Auntie Polly and Nain with the Boys
    Auntie Polly and Nain with the Boys
    Courtesy of Dilys Williams
    Auntie Polly
    Auntie Polly
    Coutesy of Ceinwen Vaughan

    Census
    1881 Wales Census for Pennal, Merionethshire
    1881 Wales Census for Pennal, Merionethshire
    RG11 Piece 5478 Folio 25 Page 2

  • Notes 
    • Note in Nain's diary for March 3rd. "Pollie died buried 8th March 1955."

      There is no mention of a Polly in any of the census returns but there is a Mary in the 1881 census. Are Polly and Mary one and the same? Research suggests that Polly is a pet form of Molly and that Molly is a pet form of Mary.

      From the 1881 Census (RG11 Piece 5478 Folio 25 Page 2) Mary, 6, was with her parents Richard Jones (Hen Taid), 32, an Ag(ricultural) Lab(ourer) and Ann (Hen Nain), 34, at No. 2 Penrhynbach, Towyn, (Pennal), Merionethshire, Wales. With her were her siblings Isaac, 13, a Scholar who has never been heard of since, Evan, 5, Richard, 4, and Winifred, 2.

      From the 1891 Wales Census for Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire (RG12 Piece 4587 Folio 6 Page 6) Mary, 16, General Domestic Servant from Pennal, Merionethshire, was at Tywyllnodwyd, Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, Wales. She was working for Thomas Burton, 51, Farmer from Darowen, Montgomeryshire, his wife Elizabeth, 42, from Darowen, Montgomeryshire, and their daughter Mary J., 2, born Pennal, Merionethshire. Also present were Farm Servants John Jones, 17, from Cammaes, Montgomeryshire, and John Morgans, 16, from Llanbremair, Montgomeryshire.

      From the 1901 Wales Census for Machnylleth, Montgomeryshire (RG13 Piece 5188 Folio 5 Page 1) Mary, 25, General Domestic Servant from Pennal, Merionethshire, was at 1 Rock Villas, Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, Wales. She was working for John Rowlands, Solicitor from Llanefydd, Denbighshire, his wife Emma E., 53, from Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, and their daughters Gwenddolen, 13, born Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, and Edith M., 10, born Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire.

      From the 1911 Wales Census for Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire (RG14PN33703 RG78PN1944 RD615 SD1 ED1 SN123) Mary, 36, from Pennal, Merionethshire, was with her husband Henry Jones, 39, House Painter from Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, at 123 Maengwyn Street, Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, Wales. With them were their children Gwynoro Jones, 8, Scholar, Elizabeth Gwendoline, 6, and James Trevor, 3. All the children were recorded as having been born in Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire.

  • Sources 
    1. [S5417] 1911 England Census - Alive, (People who should be alive for the 1911 England and Wales Census) (Reliability: 3), 20 Jun 2010.

    2. [S6297] Temp Tag 9 II (Reliability: 3), 23 May 2011.

    3. [S912] RG11 Piece 5478 Folio 25 Page 2, (Pennal, Merionethshire), RG11 Piece 5478 Folio 25 Page 2 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S8889] RG12 Piece 4587 Folio 6 Page 6, 1891 Wales Census for Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire (Reliability: 3), 5 Feb 2014.

    5. [S8888] RG13 Piece 5188 Folio 5 Page 1, 1901 Wales Census for Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire (Reliability: 3), 5 Feb 2014.

    6. [S8884] RG14PN33703 RG78PN1944 RD615 SD1 ED1 SN123, 1911 Wales Census for Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire (Reliability: 3), 3 Feb 2014.

    7. [S293] Jones.FTW (Reliability: 3).
      Date of Import: May 25, 2000

    8. [S1656] Marriage Certificate for Richard JONES and Anne JONES (171), Entry 114; Registration District: Machynlleth; 1874. Marriage solemnized at the Register Office in the District of Machynlleth in the County of Montgomery. (Reliability: 4), 7 Aug 2007.

    9. [S1854] Registration of Marriages, (Ancestry.co.uk), Jun 1874, Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, Volume 11b, Page 297 (Reliability: 3), 14 Mar 2008.
      Richard JONES + Anne JONES

    10. [S8519] England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index, 1837-1915, FreeBMD, ((http://freebmd.org.uk/cgi/search.pl)), accessed 5 Feb 2014), Henry Jones EDWARDS + Mary JONES; Sep 1901, Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, Volume 11b, Page 237. (Reliability: 3), 5 Feb 2014.