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Re: Ordering birth certificate for common surname
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 02 May 19 16:22 BST (UK) »
You could write to the Registry Office in the Registration district and give them the name of the person and the name and occupation details of the father and anything else that could help. You could stipulate that you only want a certificate that matches details provided. I've even phoned one office recently to try and identify one birth before purchasing a certificate from a few possibles due to another common Welsh surname for that area. On this occasion, they were very helpful and although they took a few days, they did look ups and did get back to me as promised, leading to a successful purchase. They are not not always so helpful and nice though. If it's Jones with a father with an equaly common name and surname with an equally common occupation, such as coal miner or something,  then that might be a bit more problematic without an address and more specific date of birth. Depending on when he was born - might he be on a school register, which often gives date if birth and an address and guardian's name (though usually the father's).

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Re: Ordering birth certificate for common surname
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 02 May 19 22:04 BST (UK) »
are you able to give us his name and district where and when he was he was born?

as a Welshman (not a Jones tho'!) I may be able to help.

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Re: Ordering birth certificate for common surname
« Reply #11 on: Friday 03 May 19 16:19 BST (UK) »
Yes, his name was Thomas Jones and was apparently born around 1852 in Nant (?) in Holywell, Flintshire. His father was also called Thomas Jones and he was a farmer. From the 1871 census, his mother was Sarah Jones, born in Llasannan in Denbighshire.
It seems that there were two couples named Thomas and Sarah Jones around this area at the same time. The other couple was Thomas Jones and Sarah Oldfield but I've managed to rule these out as the parents of my Thomas.

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Re: Ordering birth certificate for common surname
« Reply #12 on: Friday 03 May 19 16:28 BST (UK) »
Could you please give us the 1871 census reference for him with mother Sarah Jones
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Re: Ordering birth certificate for common surname
« Reply #13 on: Friday 03 May 19 16:32 BST (UK) »
Could you please give us the 1871 census reference for him with mother Sarah Jones

Thomas Jones, Head, 59, Farmer 9 acres, born Holywell, Flints.
Sarah Jones, Wife, 53, Farmer's wife, born Llansannan, Denbigh.
Thomas Jones, Son, 19, Labourer, born Holywell, Flints.

Family was living in Bagillt  :)

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Re: Ordering birth certificate for common surname
« Reply #14 on: Friday 03 May 19 16:56 BST (UK) »
Sorry it took me a while, parish of Holywell  ;D  Unfortunately FindMyPast does not have birth place just birth county on the 1871 search which is why the reference number helps us to find it.
RG10/5641 f130 p6

Have you looked at any possible connection to the Edward Jones living next door.
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