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Wednesday, 6 February 2013

The Children of Charles Jones Junior and Isabella Anna Pennefather

I thought it might be helpful to list the offspring of our maternal great-great grandparents, Charles Jones Junior and Isabella Anna Pennefather....

http://alison-stewart.blogspot.ie/2011/07/jones-family-of-dublin.html

Charles Jones Junior married twice, his first wife being Emily Sharpe who he married on August 7th 1855.  He had two children by her:

1) Amelia Margaret Jones, named after her mother and grandmother, died aged 5 years and 7 months, on Sunday 8th March 1863 at 1 Stephen's Green North.

2)  Charles Creighton Wycliffe Jones.
At St. Lukes Church on 18th Feb 1881, the marriage occurred of Charles Creighton Wycliffe Jones, the son of Charles Jones Junior and his first wife Emily Sharpe. The bride was Emma Matilda Dunbar of 20 New Street, the daughter of a civil servant James Dunbar of  Eyrecourt, Co. Galway. Witnesses: Hannah Taylor and Thomas J. Nichols.

James Dunbar, a shoemaker at the time of his marriage, was the son of James Dunbar Senior who was the Keeper of the Bridewell in Eyrecourt.  In 1856, James Barton Senior lived at New Roa, Eyrecourt, and was leasing offices and a garden from George E. Eyre, and subletting a house to a Charles Raftery.  In 1854, the Landed Estate Court Rental records show that he was a year-to-year tenant at Parade, Green Trees in Eyrecourt, leasing two small properties, both less than an acre.
 Emma Matilda Dunbar (known to everyone as 'Tilly') had been born to James Junior and his wife, Eliza/Elizabeth Twine on 31st March 1865 in Eyrecourt where James worked as a boot and shoe maker. Eliza Twine was a dressmaker of Southsea whose father had been a clerk in Portsmouth Dockyard.  The couple married in 1854 in Ballinasloe.
(Elizabeth Twine had been born in Portsea, Hampshire, to Charles Twine and Emy Cobden - her mother. Emy, had previously been married to a Thomas Chestle.  Elizabeth was born on 2nd Nov.1823.  Charles and Emy also had John George Twine, born 1816;  Charles Twine Jr., born 1818; George, born 1826;  Joseph, born 1828; and William Henry Twine, born 1835.  The family were Methodist.)
James and Eliza later moved to Dublin where they can be seen on the 1901 census at New Street, Wood Quay, living with their widowed son-in-law, George Mackay of Meath, and  their two granddaughters, Evelyn Matilda Mackay and Amy Elizabeth Mackay.   George Mackay, a teacher, had married Anne Catherine Dunbar (aka Amy Dunbar) in Galway in 1877.
(About the two daughters of George MacKay and Amy Dunbar:  Amy Elizabeth MacKay married Alexander Crowe Dickson (born Dundee in 1882 to William Dickson and Maria Ann Milne) on 14th August 1919 in South Vancouver, Canada.  The other daughter, Evelyn Matilda Mackay was born to George Mackay and Anne Catherine/Amy Dunbar on 22nd July 1879 in Dublin. Evelyn married a bookkeeper, William Caldwell, who had been born in Ireland in about 1882;  Evelyn and William Caldwell emigrated to Canada, he in 1903, and she in 1905. They settled first in Ponoka, Alberta, where the 1906 census recorded them, living with their new-born son, James Caldwell, and with William's brother, Jack. By 1911 they had moved west to South Vancouver where they had a daugher, Evelyn, in 1909.  Evelyn Matilda's sister, Amy MacKay, was living with them in 1911.  Evelyn Matilda and William Caldwell returned home for a visit in 1932;  on their return voyage aboard 'The Duchess of York', they stated that their nearest living relative in Ireland was Mrs. C. Jones of Kincora, 44 Merrion Rd., Dublin.  This was Evelyn Matilda's aunt, Emma Matilda/Tilly Dunbar who had married Charles Creighton Wycliffe Jones.  Evelyn Matilda Caldwell died on 13th April 1961 in Vancouver.)

20 New Street:   Both Charles Robert Dunbar and Emma Matilda Dunbar were living here with their parents, James and Eliza Dunbar, when they both married in 1891, Charles Robert to Adelaide Victoria Jones, and Emma Matilda to Adelaide's brother, Charles Creighton Wycliffe Jones.
The 1881 Street Directory shows George MacKay, who was married to James and Eliza's third child, Amy Dunbar, as the master of the school of St. Nicholas Without and St. Luke's, address 20 New Street. In 1894, another directory tells us that George MacKay was the Clerk of the Vestry of St. Nicholas Without and St. Luke's.
 James and Eliza Dunbar would later move to 4 Mount Harold Terrace in Rathmines.  Finally, they moved in next door to their daughter, Emma Matilda/Tilly Jones, on Merrion Road - the house was named 'Aldwich', and was close to Granite House where the widowed Isabella Anna Jones and her widowed daughter (my great grandmother), Tennie Dickson, was living.
Charles Creighton Wycliffe Jones, who called himself the simpler Charles Jones, later worked as a decorator in the family business in Stephen's Green. He was a hereditary Freeman of the City - the seals passed out of the family when his future daughter-in-law, Elsie, passed them on to her own family following the death of Charles' son, Charles.
Tilly Dunbar Jones, Charles Creighton Wycliffe Jone's wife,  had had early access to a library and had become a teacher; she was also a watercolour artist.


The children of Charles and Tilly Jones were as follows:
Amy Jones was born in 1892 while the family were living at Victoria Terrace. She would later marry Jack Saul of Kingstown/DunLaoghaire in 1916. Jack joined up during the First World War and served in France, before becoming a rep. for John Jameson Whisky.  The family lived for some years in England but returned to Ireland when they were bombed out during WWII.
Ida Jones was born to Charles and Tilly on 28th March 1893.  She worked for her father in the family decorating business. During the war she became the secretary to the commandant of the Officers Training Corps at Trinity College. Ida was engaged to a lieutenant in the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, Hebron Barratt, but he was wounded in France in March 1918 and died from his wounds - he was buried at Namps au Val near Amiens. Ida Jones married Percy William Latham of Oakengates, Shropshire who she'd met while on holiday in the Isle of Mann;  they married in St. Mary's, Ballsbridge, in April 1923, and would go on to have three children, Brian (who sent me this info), born 9th March 1924, Norine, 26th Nov.1926 - 9th Sept 2011, and Mary Rose, born 7th Oct 1932.
Frederick Dunbar Jones was born to Charles and Tilly Jones on 19th June 1897 but died soon afterwards.
The twins, Edith and Eleanor Jones, were born to Charles and Tilly  at 1, Victoria Terrace on 10th April 1898.  Edith later married a wine importer of Dublin, Stanley Faulkner, while Eleanor married Oliver Armstrong in about 1921.  The Armstrongs owned the Hamman Hotel near O'Connell Bridge in Dublin;  this hotel was burned down during the civil war because the IRA had been using it as a headquarters.  They moved to Belfast where they ran the Turkish Baths but this was bombed during the Belfast Blitz of WWII.
Charles Arthur Jones was born to Charles and Tilly Jones on 11th June 1896. He trained as an electrical engineer.  An ambulance driver during the WWI,  he was awarded the Mililtary Medal and bar and was mentioned three times in despatches; he was also recommended for the Victoria Cross. He married, firstly, Beatrice Muriel Williams (not related to my mother's Williams family) in 1922. Beatrice died of TB and Charles married, secondly, Elsie Wilhelmina Wallis in 1934. Charles, who worked as a photographer, died on 9th July  1957.   He administered his father's will in 1936.  He had a middle name 'Arthur'.

An advert in a trade magazine for 1922 mentions the family business - 'Charles Jones Junior Ltd., electrical and mechanical engineers. Directors - C. Jones, "Kincora", electrical engineer;  C.F. Beckett, 22 Pembroke Road, builder, contractor;  Secretary - C. Jones Junior. Registered Office - 2 Astons Quay.'

Charles and Tilly Jones with their children, left to right:  Nellie, Edith,  Tilly, Charles Senior,  Charles Junior,  Amy,  Ida.

The family circa 1914.  Photos kindly supplied by Brian Latham, grandson of Charles and Tilly Jones

Emma Matilda/Tilly Jones died on 5th January 1935 at Kincora, Merrion Road, Co. Dublin, and her husband, Charles C.W. Jones was described in the index of wills as a printing contractor.

Charles Creighton Wycliffe Jones died on 22nd March 1936 at 'Roseneath', Cowper Gardens, Ranelagh;  his funeral was paid by Mr. Charles Jones Jr. of 136 St. Stephen's Green.

From the Index of Wills:  'Charles Creighton Wickliff Jones of 2 St. Lawrence Road, died 22nd March 1936 at Roseneath, Cowper Gardens, Rathmines. Probate to Keith Munro Meares, solicitor, and Charles Arthur Jones, general contractor.'

On 12th August 1891, Emma Matilda/Tilly Dunbar's brother, Charles Robert Dunbar, married the daughter of Charles and Isabella Jones, Adelaide Victoria Jones of 56 Blessington Street, late of 9 Middle Mountjoy Street, and the witnesses were a B.W. Whyte and Bella Jones who was either Adelaide's mother or her sister. (Same name.)


On the 1st of June 1865, Charles Jones Junior married his second wife, Isabella Anna Pennefather, daughter of John Lysaght Pennefather and Emily Courtenay.
The marriage took place in St. Thomas Church of Cathal Brugha Street.  Charles Jones Junior was living at 2 Lower Pembroke Street off Baggot Street and Isabella Pennefather was living at home with her family at 31 Seville Place  close to Connolly Station.
Isabella was only 17 years old at the time of the marriage and was described as a fiery redhead. It was maintained in the family that her father, John Lysaght Pennefather, had chosen her husband for her. The witnesses were her aunt, Maria Pennefather Bonis (her father's sister), and John Lysaght Pennefather who was either her brother or her father. (Same name.)

Charles Jones Junior operated as a painter/decorator at 2 Lower Pembroke Street and was noted at this address in 1866.  The family, however, lived at Foster Terrace, Royal Canal.
Charles and Isabella Jones spent the early years of their marriage living at 1 Foster Terrace, Royal Canal, which is around the corner from Wellington Street where Isabella had been born in 1848. It was at this address that several of their children were born:

1) Frederick Lysaght Jones, was born at 11 Hawthorne Terrace, Church Road, on 19th Sept 1866.  (Although christened 'Frederick', he was later known as William Lysaght Jones.  William emigrated to the US in 1892 where, on 17th April 1897, he married Emmie Celeste Parcells in Manhattan.  Emmie Celeste had been born to Elisha W. Parcells and Fannie Holland on 5th July 1873 in Manhattan.
 On the 1880 US Census, it was noted that Elisha W. Parcells had been born in 1835 in New Jersey - he was a harness salesman, and had two children - Emma and Harry who had been born in 1870.  Elisha Parcells appeared earlier, aged 29, on the 1860 Census in Essex, New Jersey, and again on the 1850 Census for the West Ward, Essex, New Jersey. This return gave the details for his parents and siblings - his parents were Joseph Parcels, born 1805, and Ann Parcels, born 1804. His siblings were Abigail, born 1832, James born 1836, Josephine born 1838, Mary born 1840 and Frances born 1845.

William Lysaght Jones and his wife, Emmie, seem to have had only the one daughter, Celeste Aida Jones, born to the couple on 11th August 1903.
In 1905 the family were living at 241 West 135th Street, New York City.

 In 1905, the passenger list for the 'Baltic' recorded the family travelling from Liverpool to New York City - they gave their destination as 241 West 135th Street, New York City. Later in 1928, the passenger list for the 'Adriatic', sailing from Cork to NYC,  recorded Celeste Jones, born 11th August 1903, aboard the ship.
In 1910, the family were resident in Queens. In 1920 they had moved to Morris, New Jersey; in 1930 they were in Mountain Lakes, Morris, New Jersey.  The family were still here in 1940, living at 50 Pollard Road;  Celeste was working as a secretary in a savings bank in 1940.

Celeste, who was known to our elderly relations as 'American Celeste', came back to Dublin regularly -  she was friendly with the Mottershed family.  Our maternal greataunt, Emily Eveleen Dickson/Ebbie Dickson, went to visit her in the States once.  A flight passenger list captures her flying from London to New York on 14th April 1951.  Ebbie's destination was the home of her cousin, American Celeste Jones, at 50 Pollard Road, New Jersey, and my mother tells me that this was the time that Celeste's mother, Emmie Celeste Jones, was dying, and it was considered important that a member of the family be present for this.
Another passenger list records American Celeste sailing from Cork to New York in 1955 - she gives a home address of 425 West 23rd Street, New York City.

Celeste Aida Jones died in Dublin on 7th March 1978, and her death was registered at the US Consulate.

2) Adelaide Victoria Jones, aka  Aunt Ada, born 10th Sept. 1868 at 1 Foster Terrace, Royal Canal, and died  10th January 1959.   On 12th August 1891 in St. Luke's, Adelaide married Charles Robert Dunbar;  the same day in the same church, Charles' sister, Emma Matilda Dunbar, married Adelaide's half-brother, Charles Creighton Wycliffe Jones.   Charles Robert and Emma Matilda of 20 New Street were the children of  a civil servant James Dunbar of  Eyrecourt, Co. Galway. The witnesses to the wedding of Emma Matilda Dunbar and Charles Creighton Wycliffe Jones were a Hannah Taylor and a Thomas J. Nichols.

James Dunbar, father of Charles Robert and Emma Matilda, was a shoemaker at the time of his marriage - he was the son of James Dunbar Senior who was the Keeper of the Bridewell in Eyrecourt. In 1856, James Barton Senior lived at New Roa, Eyrecourt, and was leasing offices and a garden from George E. Eyre, and subletting a house to a Charles Raftery.  In 1854, the Landed Estate Court Rental records show that he was a year-to-year tenant at Parade, Green Trees in Eyrecourt, leasing two small properties, both less than an acre.
The 'New South Wales Assisted Passengers Lists, 1828 - 1896' (on Ancestry) record a 20 year old Protestant farmer named Joseph Dunbar who, in February 1842, was emigrating to Australia aboard the 'Agnes', having been brought out by Smyth & Co.   A carpenter, he was a native of Eyre Court, Co. Galway, and named his parents as James and Catherine Dunbar.  This was possibly James Dunbar Senior although in 1842 he was stated here to be a weaver rather than a jailkeeper.  A Catherine Dunbar died in the Portumna registration district aged 88 in 1872.

James Dunbar Junior married an Englishwoman, Eliza/Elizabeth Twine, in Donanaghta, Eyrecourt, on 12th September 1854.  Eliza Twine was a dressmaker of Southsea whose father had been a clerk in the Portsmouth Dockyard.
(Elizabeth Twine had been born in Portsea, Hampshire, to Charles Twine and Emy Cobden - her mother. Emy, had previously been married to a Thomas Chestle.  Elizabeth was born on 2nd Nov.1823.  Charles and Emy also had John George Twine, born 1816;  Charles Twine Jr., born 1818; George, born 1826;  Joseph, born 1828; and William Henry Twine, born 1835.  The family were Methodist.)

Charles Robert Dunbar, who would marry Adelaide Victoria Jones in Dublin in 1891, had been born to James and Elizabeth Dunbar in Donanaghta, Eyrecourt, Portumna, Co. Galway, on 18th November 1862, and was baptised there on 4th January 1863.
Emma Matilda Dunbar (known to everyone as 'Tilly') had been born to James Junior and his wife, Eliza/Elizabeth Twine on 31st March 1865 in Eyrecourt, where James Dunbar was working as a boot and shoe maker.
A third child was born to James Dunbar and Eliza Twine in 1877 - Anne Catherine Dunbar.

James and Eliza Dunbar later moved to Dublin where they can be seen on the 1901 census at New Street, Wood Quay, living with their widowed son-in-law, George Mackay of Meath, and  their two granddaughters, Evelyn Matilda Mackay and Amy Elizabeth Mackay.   George Mackay, a teacher, had married Anne Catherine Dunbar (aka Amy Dunbar) in Galway in 1877.
(About the two daughters of George MacKay and Amy Dunbar:  Amy Elizabeth MacKay married Alexander Crowe Dickson (born Dundee in 1882 to William Dickson and Maria Ann Milne) on 14th August 1919 in South Vancouver, Canada.  The other daughter, Evelyn Matilda Mackay was born to George Mackay and Anne Catherine/Amy Dunbar on 22nd July 1879 in Dublin. Evelyn married a bookkeeper, William Caldwell, who had been born in Ireland in about 1882;  Evelyn and William Caldwell emigrated to Canada, he in 1903, and she in 1905. They settled first in Ponoka, Alberta, where the 1906 census recorded them, living with their new-born son, James Caldwell, and with William's brother, Jack. By 1911 they had moved west to South Vancouver where they had a daugher, Evelyn, in 1909.  Evelyn Matilda's sister, Amy MacKay, was living with them in 1911.  Evelyn Matilda and William Caldwell returned home for a visit in 1932;  on their return voyage aboard 'The Duchess of York', they stated that their nearest living relative in Ireland was Mrs. C. Jones of Kincora, 44 Merrion Rd., Dublin.  This was Evelyn Matilda's aunt, Emma Matilda/Tilly Dunbar who had married Charles Creighton Wycliffe Jones.  Evelyn Matilda Caldwell died on 13th April 1961 in Vancouver.)

20 New Street:   Both Charles Robert Dunbar and Emma Matilda Dunbar were living here with their parents, James and Eliza Dunbar, when they both married in 1891, Charles Robert to Adelaide Victoria Jones, and Emma Matilda to Adelaide's brother, Charles Creighton Wycliffe Jones.

The 1881 Street Directory shows George MacKay, who was married to James and Eliza's third child, Amy Dunbar, as the master of the school of St. Nicholas Without and St. Luke's, address 20 New Street. In 1894, another directory tells us that George MacKay was the Clerk of the Vestry of St. Nicholas Without and St. Luke's.
 James and Eliza Dunbar would later move to 4 Mount Harold Terrace in Rathmines.  Finally, they moved in next door to their daughter, Emma Matilda/Tilly Jones, on Merrion Road - the house was named 'Aldwich', and was close to Granite House where the widowed Isabella Anna Jones and her widowed daughter (my great grandmother), Tennie Dickson, was living.
Charles Creighton Wycliffe Jones, who called himself the simpler Charles Jones, later worked as a decorator in the family business in Stephen's Green. He was a hereditary Freeman of the City - the seals passed out of the family when his future daughter-in-law, Elsie, passed them on to her own family following the death of Charles' son, Charles.
Tilly Dunbar Jones, Charles Creighton Wycliffe Jone's wife,  had had early access to a library and had become a teacher; she was also a watercolour artist.

Charlie Dunbar worked in an insurance company in 1901, but by the time of the 1911 census he was living on ‘independent means’.  Robert James Mottershed, who  lived with the couple, died on 13th January 1929, aged 66, at Carisbrooke House, 124 Pembroke Road (the home of Isabella Anna Jones who was the mother of Adelaide Victoria Jones) and the childless Dunbars took his son, Percy, under their wing.  Percy Mottershed of 5 Harcourt Terrace settled the Nichols' funeral account following the death of his father.  Aunt Ada and Charlie Dunbar, in common with much of this family, engaged in property development. Apparently they would live in a house, do it up, then move quickly to the next one - this was at the prompting of the childless Aunt Ada who had clearly been badly bitten by the property bug. Charlie Dunbar was not so enthusiastic, and eventually in their later years, he could take the constant moving no longer, and the couple separated.  (In 1901 they had all been living at 289.1 Gilford Road in Donnybrook; in 1911 they were at 10 Elton Park, Kingstown/DunLaoghaire.)

Charles Robert Dunbar died on 9th December 1938 at 'Menloe', 21 Alma Road, Monkstown. Despite the separation, his wife, Ada, organised an affectionate headstone for him in Mount Jerome:
  'In loving memory of my dear husband, Charles Robert Dunbar, who departed this life 9th December 1938. I thank God upon every remembrance of you.'
  Will of Charles Robert Dunbar:  'Charles Robert Dunbar of Menloe, Alma-road, Monkstown, county Dublin, died 9th December 1938. Administration London 20 January to Adelaide Victoria Dunbar. Effects £3305 in England.'

The Irish Times published an obituary Adelaide Victoria Jones' husband, Charles Robert Dunbar, on December 17th 1938:
    'Mr Charles Robert Dunbar who died December 9th at his residence, Menlo, Alma Road, Monkstown, was a native of Galway who settled in Dublin over fifty years ago and held a position on the clerical staff of Messrs. Todd, Burns & Co.   Afterwards he was connected with the insurance business for several years, holding important positions.  He was also a member of the Masonic Order to the funds of which he contributed liberally.  In later years Mr. Dunbar entered into the building trade, and became a large holder of business properties in Dublin City and of private house properties in the suburbs. While residing in the Pembroke district, he was a prominent member of the Pembroke Urban District Council.'

Adelaide Dunbar, née Jones, died at 80 Park Avenue, Sandymount, on 10th January 1959; the informant was her nephew, Percy Mottershed of 15 Trees Road, Mount Merrion.

3) Henry Arthur Jones, was born at 1 Foster Terrace on 19th December 1870.  This child died when very young in 1872.

By 1872, the family had moved down the road to 9 Middle Mountjoy Street where the following births occur:

 4) Robert Oscar Jones, born 11th February 1873, died 20th December 1947 at St. Catherines, Newtownsmith, DunLaoghaire, Co. Dublin.  On 3rd Feb 1897, Robert Oscar Jones married Adelina Maude Pelissier (died 13th October 1938), the daughter of Edward Pelissier of 58 Blessington Street. Witnesses: Edward Pelissier and Meta Alexandra Reid.
http://alison-stewart.blogspot.ie/2012/02/the-pelissier-family-of-dublin-and.html

Adelina Maude Jones, née Pelissier with one of her daughters.
Adelina Maude Jones died on 13th October 1938 and was buried in Mount Jerome alongside her husband Robert Oscar Jones who died 20th December 1947, and his second wife, Eva. H. Jones,who died 25th April 1987.

The children of Robert Oscar Jones and Adelina Maude Pelissier were:

  • Ruby Jones was born at Glenbeigh, Clontarf, on 19th January 1899. 
  • Lilian Adelina Jones, born at Heath House, Clontarf, on 12th January 1902.
  • Alice Muriel Patricia Jones born 17th March 1903 at 39 Strand Road; she died of convulsions aged 2 months, on 10th May 1903.
  • Rhoda Blanche Jones born at Highfield, Howth on 13th November 1904; she died of meningitis aged only 8 months at Highfield on 21st july 1905.
  • Charles Oscar Jones, born 3rd March 1906 at Highfield, Howth, died 10th September 1946.
  • Greta Isabel Jones, at Highfield, Howth, on 9th November 1907.
On 18th April 1928, Ruby Jones, daughter of Robert Oscar Jones of Fortfield Lodge, Terenure, married the solicitor, Robert Evan Felton of Oakley Road, son of the solicitor Edward Felton. This was witnessed by Lilian Jones and W.F.A. Harkness.  A son was David Felton.

The son of Robert Oscar Jones and Adelina Maude Pelissier, Charles Oscar Jones, married Josephine Monica Lenehan (6th June 1906 - 26th October 2000) on 20th April 1930, and had eight children, all of whom married in Canada - Ria Jones, born 3rd November 1930, and who married Peter Byrne of Bray;  Ann Jones who married August Kloppenburg of Semerang, Dutch East Indies;   Eleanor Jones who married Pat O'Connor of Dungarvan; Robert Daniel Jones who never married;   Noeleen Jones,born 21st December 1936, died 16th August 2005, who married Frank McGregor of England;  Olive Jones who married John Gerard Maguinnes of Limerick, then of Bray, and who kindly supplied me with the following family photos;  Patricia Jones who married  Vlado Accola of Switzerland;  Stephen Jones who married Rose Talosig of the Philippines.

Charles Oscar Jones

Josephine Lenehan
Charles Oscar Jones and Josephine Lenehan

1945, left to right: Baby Stephen, Charles Oscar Jones, Ria, Ann, Eleanor, Dan, Noeleen, Olive, Patricia. 

A quantity surveyor, Charles Oscar Jones worked as a quantity surveyor alongside his father, Robert Oscar Jones, in the family building firm of R.O.Jones & Son at 138 Stephen's Green.   Charles died from TB, aged only 39 on 10th September 1946 at Arranmore, Sidmonton Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow, (the year before his father died), leaving his widow, Monica, to rear their eight children alone in Bray, Co. Wicklow - they all emigrated permanently to Canada in the 1950s.

On 15th June 1932 in St. Joseph's, Crumlin, Lilian Jones of Fortfield Lodge, Terenure, daughter of Robert Oscar Jones, married the clerk, Morgan North of 10 Kenilworth Park, son of victualler Francis North.  The witnesses were Margaret McClean and Valentine Ignatius North.  Lilian Jones and Morgan North are believed to have emigrated to Australia at some point.

On 5th June 1940 in St. Andrew's, Greta Isabel Jones of the Moira Hotel, Dublin, daughter of contractor Robert Oscar Jones JP, married the widowed civil engineer Ernest George Croker of 42 High Street, Poole, Dorsetshire, the son of George Frederick Croker.  The witnesses were Robert Evan Felton and Joseph Malcolmson.
The couple had a son, Edward Robert Felton, on 15th September 1929;  a law student, living at 34 Belgrave Park in Monkstown, he died aged 19 of appendicitis on 7th September 1949, and was buried in Deansgrange Cemetery.  His parents would be buried alongside him - Robert Evan Felton on 25th October 1959 and Ruby Felton, née Jones, on 30th December 1983.

In 1901, Robert Oscar Jones and Ada/Adelina Jones were living at 34 Howth Road. His widowed mother and her family were on the same street at No. 14.  Robert Oscar was working in the family business and gave his profession as a Master Decorator, House Painter and Decorator.  The couple had a 2-year-old daughter, Ruby. By 1911 they had moved to 7, St.Alban’s Terrace in Glasnevin and Robert Oscar had morphed into a builder and contractor, presumably in property development too.

Adelina Maude died on 13th October 1838 at 'Bloomfield', Donnybrook - her funeral (Nicholls) was paid for by Robert Oscar Jones of Fortfield Lodge, Terenure. Following her death, Robert Oscar married his housekeeper, Evelyn (Eva) Harrietta Finch, in 1944.  She died on 25th April 1987 aged 89 and was buried alongside her late husband, Robert Oscar Jones, and his first wife, Adelina Maude/Ada, in Mount Jerome.

Robert Oscar Jones had died on 20th December 1947 in what may be an institution, St. Catherines, Newtownsmith, Dun Laoghaire.  His death was registered by his widow, second wife, Evelyn harriet Jones. His will was administered by his own son-in-law, the solicitor, Robert Evan Felton.  Robert Oscar Jones appeared on the Dublin Electoral List for 1939/1940, working at 37a York Street, with a home address at Fortfield Lodge, Templeogue.   A Charles A.Jones also appeared on the list, working nearby at 136 Stephen’s Green, and with a home address at Belgard, Balally Hill, Sandyford.  Was this Robert Oscar’s son, Charles Oscar Jones, I wonder?  The family business, known as ‘R.O.Jones & Sons Ltd.’ was known to be at 138 Stephens Green, but it might have moved two doors down by 1939.  Although his mother’s family was Church of Ireland, Robert Oscar Jones was a member of the Plymouth Brethren baptists.


5) Isabella Alexandrina Jones, (aka Bella), born 18th June 1875, died 27th July 1900.
On 21st April 1897, Isabella Alexandra Jones of 56 Blessington Street, married Robert James Mottershed, 16 Blessington Street, an engineer of Liverpool, the son of a John Mottershed. The witnesses were our great-grandmother, Tennie/Emily Eveleen Jones and Percy A. Hay of 49 Belgrave Square. Percy's father, David Alexander Hay, earlier witnessed the marriage of Isabella Pennefather Jones' uncle, William Westby Pennefather, to Emma Hay in 1856.
Robert James Mottershed was worked with the railway, and was a close colleague of Percy A. Hay.

Isabella and Robert Mottershed would remain living at 16 Blessington Street where their only son, Percival Charles Mottershed,  would be born on 25th January 1898.

Isabella/Bella Mottershed died of accidental haemorrhage on 27th July 1900 at 16 Blessington Street, aged only 25, and was buried in Mount Jerome alongside her parents - Charles Jones who had died on 14th May 1893 and her mother, Isabella Anna Jones, who would die aged 94 on 31st May 1942.

On both the 1901 and 1911 Census, Robert and his son Percy had either been living or visiting with Robert's in-laws, Charles Robert and Adelaide V. Dunbar.
Robert Mottershed died at his mother-in-law's residence, Carisbrooke House, 124 Pembroke Road, on 13th January 1929 and his funeral was paid for by his son, Percival Charles Mottershed of 5 Harcourt Terrare.   F.O. Farrell of 25 Claremount Road buried him, according to his official registration of death details - Robert's son, Percy Mottershed, had married into the Farrell family.

Percy Mottershed, the son of Isabella Alexandra Jones and Robert James Mottershed, married, on November 10th 1928, in St. Matthias' Church, Nellie Farrell, the daughter of newspaper proprietor, Frederick John Farrell;  Percy's address at the time was given as Hatherton, Milltown.  Nellie was the second daughter of Frederick John Farrell and Sophia Wallis of Claremount Road, Sandymount, and previously of Mullingar, Westmeath.  The witnesses were F.J. Farrell and Mary Clarke.

In 1941, Percy Mottershed, of 15 Trees Road, Mount Merrion, Dublin, made a donation to the Northern Refugee Fund, which was to help residents of Belfast following the German Blitz of the city earlier that same year.

6) Emily Eveline Jones, aka Tennie, our great-grandmother, was born on 30th Dec. 1876, and was registered as Emily Anna Jones;  she died at Granite House, Pembroke Road on 7th March 1946.

Our maternal great grandparents: on the 18th August 1897 in St Mary Church/the Black Church,  Emily Eveleen Jones/Tennie married Joseph Edwards Dickson, a coal merchant of 15 Northumberland Road. He had been born to Henry Dickson a farmer of Benburb, Dungannon, County Tyrone.  Emily was living at the family home in 56 Blessington Street and her father was noted on the certificate as Charles Jones, Decorator; there was no indication that he had died four years earlier however.
The witnesses were Tennie's brother, Robert Oscar Jones, and a William James Hardy who seems to have been a friend of Joseph Dickson from the Dungannon area.
Tennie, our great grandmother, was widowed in 1905 when her husband, Joseph Edwards Dickson, died - Tennie moved into her mother’s home in Howth along with her young family, and mother and daughter lived together until Isabella Jones’ death on May 31st 1942.

Tennie died of oesophageal cancer on 30th December 1946 at her mother's residence, Granite House on Pembroke Road;  the informant of death was her grandson, my mother's brother, Maurice Williams.

The children of Emily Eveline Jones and Joseph Edward Dickson are here:
http://alison-stewart.blogspot.ie/2011/07/joseph-edwards-dickson-of-tyrone-and.html

7) Anna Marie Antoinette Jones , born 1st September 1878, died 6th January 1944.  She married twice - firstly to Thomas Herbert Smith  (19th March 1873 - 21st November 1920) and secondly to William George Meaney, who died 20th May 1853.

Anna Marie Antoinette was known as Marie, or sometimes as Annie.

In 1901 Anna Marie was living at home with her widowed mother, Isabella Jones, at 14 Howth Road, but, in 1908, she married a man who had recently returned from working in Australia, Thomas Herbert Smith. By 1911, the young couple were living at 4 Drumcondra Park.
Thomas was working as a manager in the Jones family decorating business, and was also buying and renovating property.

Thomas Herbert Smith had been born on 19th March 1873 to the Limerick-born accountant William Webster Smith and to his Dublin-born wife Eleanor/Ellen Verdon.  William Webster Smith, son of the land agent Thomas Smith, had married, in St. Luke's, Dublin,on 13th June 1871, Ellen Verdon, daughter of the whitesmith or ironmonger Patrick Verdon and of his wife Rosanna Burton.   At the time of the marriage in 1871, William Webster Smith gave his address as both 36 Long Lane and also 5 Kildare Street, possibly his place of work.
Their son, Thomas Herbert Smith, was born in 1873 at 34 Longwood Avenue, and a daughter, Eleanor Rosa Smith was born here the following year on 26th March 1874.  Edith Smith was born on 8th September 1877 at 49 Mount Pleasant Square, Rathmines, a Christina Eveline Smith was born at 31 Heytebury Street on 26th April 1879  but she might not have survived, Clara Smith was born in 1882, Albert Smith was born in 1884 at 81 Marlborough Road, Ranelagh, Mabel Smith was born in 1895, William Webster Smith in 1886 and Frank Smith in 1889.  Son William W. Smith would later marry Eveline Grace Shaw, the daughter of James and Ellen Shaw, in Tottenham in 1911 where William worked in the GPO sorting office.

In both 1901 and 1911, the Irish census shows the family of Thomas Herbert Smith living in Burrow, Howth, where the Jones family was also living at this time.

William Webster Smith Senior's father, the land agent Thomas Smith, might have been the Thomas Smith who married Margaret Webster in 1829 in Dublin.

William Webster Smith had a brother, Thomas Smith, who had been born in Co. Donegal to the land agent Thomas Smith, and who married Christina Jane Verdon (1846 - 1918), who was also the daughter of the Dublin ironmonger Patrick Verdon and Rosanna Burton, ie, the two Smith brothers married the two Verdon sisters.  The stationmaster in Tanderagee at the time of his marriage in St. Luke's, Dublin, on 21st July 1869,  Thomas Smith Junior later settled in Ballyconaghy, Warrenpoint, Co. Down, where he worked as a farm manager. He and his wife, Christina Jane, had numerous children - Maude Alice Smith born Tanderagee on 24th April 1870, plus Thomas Smith born 1870, Alice Emily Smith born Dundalk on 18th June 1871, Christina Mary Smith born 15th November 1872 in Louth, Harry Smith born 1874, Ida Mary Smith born Co. Down on 4th May 1876, Constance Maude Smith born 1st February 1878, Daisy Smith born 1880, Charles R.Smith born 1884 and George W. Smith (1886 - 1941).

Patrick Verdon and Rosanna Burton of Kevin Street, Dublin, (who had married in Powerscourt, Co. Wicklow, on 9th February 1846) had other children along with Eleanor Verdon and Christina Jane Verdon.  A son was the bookkeeper William Verdon who, on 15th September 1882, married Elizabeth Winter, the daughter of the bookkeeper Joseph Winter. A Margaret Verdon was born to Patrick and Rosanna on 15th April 1854 at 26 Kevin Street.  William Webster Smith acted as one of the witnesses on 21st September 1882 when his sister-in-law, Margaret Elizabeth Verdon, married the law clerk, Edward Carleton Barnwell, son of John Barnwell.
Patrick Verdon was noted in the papers of the day as an enthusiastic Loyalist canvasser for the St. Werburgh's electoral ward. In 1867 Patrick Verdon of 31 Mill Street represented the Guild of Smiths at the Trades Conference in the Mansion House.

By her first marriage to Thomas Herbert Smith, Anna Maria Antoinette Jones had three children:
     a) Percival William Webster Smith (11th April 1910 at Waverley House, Botanic Road, Glasnevin - 22nd June 1984) who married Eileen Evelyn Kerr.
     b) Celeste Evelyn Antoinette Smith, born 14th October 1914 in Montebello, Howth.
     c) Cecil Herbert Smith (25th March 1917 - 24th December 1990), who married Gwen Bowlby.

Thomas Herbert Smith died in tragic circumstances on 21st November 1920 at 117 Haddington Road and Anna Marie subsequently remarried in 1929.

Her second husband, the builder William George Meaney, already  had three children of his own:
 
d) Elsie Meaney who was born at 118 University Avenue, Belfast, on 11th August 1908; on 21st November 1929 in Sandymount Church, she married clerk Dudley William Walshe of 110 Pembroke Road, the son of a chemist Thomas Henry Walshe. At the time of the wedding, she was livng at home in 15 Gilford Avenue, Sandymount.
 
 e) Frederick William Meaney, born 16th April 1910 at 118 University Avenue, Belfast - 26th June 1956.  Frederick William Meaney, an insurance inspector, died at Bide-a-While, Ballinacurra, Limerick, on 26th June 1956; his widow was Edith Meaney.  I believe, although I haven't seen the marriage registration, that she was Edith Harriet Welsh, since both married in North Dublin in July-Sept. 1945.
 
 f) Maureen Meaney - she was registered as Mary Meaney, born  3rd November 1913 at 13 Marguerite Road, North Dublin - 4th December 1993.  On 1st August 1940 in Ballybrack Catholic Church, Maureen Meaney of 54 Morehampton Road, Donnybrook, daughter of builder William George Meaney, married John T. Doyle, a commercial traveller of Sunnybank, Bray, the son of a merchant James Doyle.  Kevin Doyle and Doris Watson were the witnesses.

William George Meaney had been born in Dromore, Co. Down, on 13th April 1877, to George Meany and Mary Dogherty.  His father was noted as a 'nailor' which I presume is something to do with the building trade.
William George Meaney married his first wife, Susan Elizabeth Derry in Belfast in 1870. Susan Elizabeth was the daughter of Wesley Derry and Susanna Porter.

William and Susan Meaney must have moved south to Dublin at some stage -  Susanna Elizabeth Meaney, of 121 Royse Terrace, Phibsborough, died of uterine cancer on 17th July 1916 in Dublin.

As a builder, I wonder did William George Meaney have business dealing with the Jones family who were deeply involved with property development and contracting?  Was this how he came into contact with the widowed Anna Maria Smith, née Jones?

Anna Marie's second marriage took place in the Registrar's Office on 1st August 1929. William George Meaney, a widowed contractor of 15 Guildford Avenue, Sandymount, was the son of the late George Meaney, while Marie Antoinette Smith, or Jones, was a widow of 54 Morehampton Road, Donnybrook.  The witnesses were her sister-in-law, Emilie Mabel Jones, née Lloyd, and a Dudley Walshe.

Anna Marie Antoinette Meaney, née Jones, died at 54 Morehampton Rd., Ballsbridge, Dublin, on 6th January 1944, and her will was administered by her younger brother, Percival Albert Jones.

Her husband, William George Meaney, died on 20th May 1953 at 28 Farney Park, Sandymount, which seems to have been the home of his son, Frederick William Meaney, who was the informant of death.

 Mount Jerome headstone:  'In loving memory of Marie, beloved wife of W.G. Meaney, died 6th January 1944.  Also William George Meaney called home 20th May 1953, and his son Frederick William, beloved husband of Edith Meaney called home 26th June 1956 aged 46.'

8)  Percival Albert Jones, 22nd March 1881, died 7th May 1956.
 Isabella's youngest son, Percival Albert Jones, married Emily Mabel Lloyd in the Plymouth Brethren church, Merrion Hall, on 4th September 1907.  Percival, aka Percy, was living at the family home of 'Belmont', Nashville Road, Howth, and was a master contractor, working in the family business. His father, Charles Jones, was, of course, dead.  Emily Mabel's father was William James Lloyd, an official with the Bank of Ireland, who lived at Lambert Lodge, Sandymount Avenue.  The witnesses were Frederick G. Chipperfield and Lily Lloyd.

Emily Mabel Lloyd had been born to the bank clerk, William Lloyd, and Annie Buckley at Castle Street, Dalkey, South Dublin, on 24th July 1885; she would died on 26th August 1951. Her father, William Lloyd, was a prominent member of the Plymouth Brethren congregation at Merrion Hall.  William James Lloyd died at Arsallagh, Sydney Parade, Dublin, on 20th March 1918, and his daughter, Emily Mabel Jones, administered his estate.

From The Irish Times :  'Jones and Lloyd - September 4th 1907, at Merrion Hall, Dublin, Percival Albert, son of the late Charles Jones and Mrs. Jones of Ashbourne, Howth, to Emilie Mabel, younger daughter of William J. Lloyd of 2 Lambert Terrace, Sandymount Avenue, Co. Dublin,'

From Mount Jerome Cemetery: 'In memory of Emily Mabel, wife of Percy A. Jones, August 29th 1951;  and Percy A. Jones, died May 7th 1956.'

Percy Jones was a director of the family business 'C.Jones & Sons Ltd.', decorators and contractors whose headquarters were at 114 Stephens Green, Dublin.  An advert of 1916 gives their phone number as 2188, and a telegram address as 'Beautify Dublin'.  Their business premises held joinery workshops and timber stores which extended to Cuffe Lane, as well as a full range of plumbing, electric lighting fixtures and heating systems.
The National Library holds the 1915/1916 household records of a Major Dopping-Heppenstall of 73 Harcourt Street - the records show that the Jones carried out much of the maintenance work for a variety of his rental properties around Dublin including his own residence in Harcourt Street.  The work included painting and decorating, fixing broken windows, building up a cement parapet at 74 Harcourt Street (which work was carried out by a man named Geraghty who worked for the Jones).
Jones & Sons also did much work for Percy Jones' father-in-law, William J. Lloyd, who must have been renting his home at 69 Sandymount Avenue in 1915/1916 from Major Dopping-Heppenstal.  In 1914, for example, Jones & Sons painting the drawingroom ceiling and a bedroom for the Lloyds. Later the same year they installed electricity.  In March 1916, Percy Jones wrote to Major Dopping-Heppenstal to tender for the painting works at 69 Sandymount Avenue since the Lloyd family would soon be moving out and the new tenants might require some renovations.



The children of Percival Albert Jones and Emily Mabel Lloyd were:
   
a) Doris Mabel Jones who was born on 1st June 1908 at Kilcarne, Ailesbury Park, Ballsbridge, and who died on 14th April 1996), married Cyril Chipperfield (10th December 1911 - 1986). Their three children were Keith Chipperfield  who married Ruth Cochrane, Trevor Cyril Chipperfield  who married Julia Szabo, and Stuart Chipperfield (born 1948) who married Sharon Andrews.
 
b) Norman Ernest Lindley Jones (24th December 1910 - 18th January 1975) who married Dorothy Alison Lewis (born 14th September 1911).  Their children were Ivor Norman Lindley Jones (born 1937) who married Hilary Savage;  Adrian Lindley Jones  who married Melanie Eve Williamson;  Hilary Doris Jones who married David Spurgeon.

c) Eleanor Enid Jones (born 3.8.1913) who married Walter James Prescott (born 29.8.1912).  This marriage took place at the Plymouth Brethren meeting place, Merrion Hall, on 7th September 1938. Walter James Prescott was a clerk of Terenure, the son of retired civil servant Robert Law Prescott, while Eleanor Enid Jones, the daughter of house decorator, Percival Jones, was living at Ardsallagh, Sydney Parade, Sandymount.   Mabel Jones and Robert Alexander McCabe were the witnesses.

The children of Eleanor Enid Jones and Walter James Prescott were Meriel Law Prescott who married Derek B.Symons;  Timothy Walter Law Prescott  who married Ann Sharp;  Gay/Gayle Law Prescott  who married Lawrence/Laurie Dick;  Sallie Law Prescott  who married Michael Coley.















4 comments:

  1. Dear Alison,
    I found your blog very interesting having married into the family! I have noticed a few mistakes/omissions:
    My husband, Trevor Chipperfield, was born in 1948 and he has an older brother, Keith Chipperfield (18.07.1939).
    My maiden name is Szabo (Hungarian, but I'm French!).
    Thank you,
    Julia

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  2. Julia - thanks a million for your contribution. I've heard my older Dublin relations talking of the Chipperfield family but I've never met any of them. I'll update the information on this post....

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  3. Hi Alison
    Was delighted to read all about the family - what a lot of work has gone into it - congratulations. I knew Alan had a family tree and he showed it to my brother Nigel but as I had changed my name from Jones was not privileged!
    There were just a few minor details that I picked up and you might like to amend the Blog
    1. My Mum's name was Dorothy Alice Lewis (shortened to Doris)
    2. My cousin's name is Gay Law Prescott but she changed her name to Gayle after she married Laurie Dick for obvious reasons!
    3. My cousin Keith Chipperfield is married to Ruth Cochrane not Sharon. He has two other brothers Stuart born 1945 and Trevor born 1948. Stuart was the one married to Sharon.
    4. My eldest brother Ivor Norman Lindley Jones born 1937 is missing. He is married to Hilary Savage.

    Do remember me to your parents - their wedding was the first one I was ever invited to!
    I remember your Granny (Auntie Vera) She was a lovely lady. Do you ever go and see Auntie Celeste Smith? She is in her 101st year and has a terrific memory of all the family.
    Again thank you and well done!
    Hilary Spurgeon

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  4. Hi Hilary,
    Thankyou so much for passing on those corrections and for making contact! I'm away from home for a few days but will amend everything when I get home to Kerry.
    My mother says hi, and tells me you were both in the Trostan Singers years ago, so I'm sure I met you when I was a young girl. She visits Celeste most weeks and takes her on her hospital vists; I go with her whenever I'm in Dublin. Also, my brother, Stephen, met up with your son a few weeks ago at work in Softworks where they both work. It's a small world.
    Keep in touch. Alison.

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