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JONES - Corsham
« on: Monday 16 January 12 01:37 GMT (UK) »
Looking for information on the Jones family of Corsham in the mid/late 1880's.
I have them on Census records but no common connections to share data.

Henry Jones birth 1852
William Jones birth 1813
Ralph Jones born 1888 (My grandfather)
Ernest Jones born 1875

and may more.........

The family were Quarrymen.

Goblin Pit and Westwells pit was a common work place for them 1860's to well into the 1900's

Do you any information to help with research.

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Re: JONES - Corsham
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 22 January 12 03:20 GMT (UK) »
Have you purchased any certificates?Census will track their movements beyond that it is hard to supply""information""
Butcher Westmorland and Lancashire
Barton Westmorland and Yorkshire
Trethowan,Reeves Middlesex
Halsall,Green,Charters,Chatterton Lancashire
Smith, Moger, Maxfield Wiltshire
Woods,Speechley and Coles Huntingdonshire
Gibson,Blanks,Monk,Fokes Essex

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Re: JONES - Corsham
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 22 January 12 18:45 GMT (UK) »
It's probably to complicated and long winded to post on here.
My grandparents and parents all died either before I was born
or when I was very young.  Now all family relatives are either
dead or on the wrong branch of family.
I first purchased my mother and fathers marriage certificate to make
sure I was dealing with the correct couple.
I then purchased fathers birth certificate to find out grandfathers name.
He was Ralph Jones (shown in OP)  As you can imaging it was
virtually impossible to go any further as I had no knowledge of his birth date.
For years I was unable to pass this brick wall. Then with a splendid bit of
luck I contacted someone about a wrong Ralph Jones.
This lady kindly did a bit of research and found a record of Ralph in the Coldstream
Guards. (My gratitude once again to Sue Waller)   This record linked Corsham
to Surrey (place of marriage) Thus I was able to get back to census searching dates.
Since posting my original message I have noticed the men folk were quarrymen working
at both West Wells Pit and Goblins pit.

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Re: JONES - Corsham
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 25 January 12 21:46 GMT (UK) »
I cannot help you with Henry,Ralph or Ernest but I have found a Baptism for a William.

26 Dec 1813  William Jones  (Son)  Parents  James and Catherine, Lab, Gastard, Corsham.

Hopes this helps.

West.
Wilts; Willis/Paintin;
Gloucs; Willis.Westbury on Seven.Hathaway Churcham.Sterry Westbury.
Glam; Hopkin.Daniel.Gethin.Brooks
Devon; Jackson.

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Re: JONES - Corsham
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 25 January 12 22:34 GMT (UK) »
My thanks West.

I have the baptism from IGI which only says Corsham. The date is correct and parents correct so it is the same person.
Could I ask how you managed to get a listing of Gastard, Corsham.
Is there any chance that your superior records show which James Jones married which Catherine Shell in BOX on 4th Oct 1808 ?

There are 2 James Jones born Corsham and 2 Catherine Shell born in Box.
There are also two James Jones from Corsham Parish which is the nearest parish to Box. I will list them as they might be of help to you.

27 Mar 1785       James Jones            S        Parents    James and Sarah                       Parish  Corsham.
12 May 1788       James Jones            S        Parents    George and Catherine (Pauper)  Parish  Corsham.

14 Oct 1781        Catharine Shell      BBD     Parents Joice Hancock and T Shell           Parish Box.
3 Aug  1783        Catharine Shell       D        Parents  James and Lucy                        Parish Box.

As you can see either James could have married either Catherine as the dates are all so close.

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Re: JONES - Corsham
« Reply #5 on: Friday 27 January 12 22:49 GMT (UK) »

I Found the following on the Box transcripts. It seems Joice baptised Catherine twice on the same day.

14 Oct 1781  BBD        Catharine Shell           To Joice Hancock & T Shell.
14 Oct 1781  BBD        Catharine Hancock      To Joice Hancock & T Shell.

There are no other Baptisms to Joice Hancock & T Shell.

I hope this info does not make it more confusing.

West.



Wilts; Willis/Paintin;
Gloucs; Willis.Westbury on Seven.Hathaway Churcham.Sterry Westbury.
Glam; Hopkin.Daniel.Gethin.Brooks
Devon; Jackson.

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Re: JONES - Corsham
« Reply #6 on: Friday 27 January 12 23:40 GMT (UK) »
Many thanks West.
I now think this a brick wall that I will never be able to solve.
Not least the fact that there are 2x Catharine's and 2 x James's

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Re: JONES - Corsham
« Reply #7 on: Friday 06 April 18 14:12 BST (UK) »
My grannie was Barbara jane jones b.1894   she had brothers Ralph and Earnest both in the Guards who were both killed WW1 and are buried in France. There were  lots of relatives  in Corshamside  and Neston. She had another brother Fred  who became a policeman  married Olive and moved to Bristol and then London they had twin girls.A sister Alice who worked at the Wills  tobacco factory in Bristol  , Joyce who lived in Devizes, Edith who married Tom Sawyer and lived with her daughter in Stafford, and my favourite Auntie Nell - Ellen - married James Cainey and lived at Walcot Bath.There was a George - yes the Edgar Hansard Jones  was his son and a few more all with Posh names - he worked at the big pit at Blaenavon and then on the Railway at Swindon.There was also a relative who owned a mink farm inCanada- they visited in1950. James jones was in the marines and lived at St Anthony Cornwall he boxed for the Army...I believe they originated from the Forest of Dean  a lot of them ending up as miners at Blaenavon.Can give you more info  if needed got most of mine from the Mormon website.Excellent.

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Re: JONES - Corsham
« Reply #8 on: Friday 06 April 18 22:41 BST (UK) »
Hello VickyTaylor
In 15 years of researching my Jones ancestors from Corsham area I have never found anyone that actually had family information. You have blown me away with the amount of information in your reply. Most of my records are at our house in France but I have typed a rather long reply until I get over to France in a few weeks time. I will post the reply in the next post in case in the future it may help others. Admin if you feel it is too long please delete it.