John Jones, Onllwyn

John Jones (1867-)

Some family lore holds that Daniel Jones (1862-1934) was the youngest child of William Jones and Gwenllian Davies, but it appears that John Jones (1867-) claims the title.

He is first shown in the 1871 census, aged 4, with his family at Corslwyn Coch.  After the death of their father William in 1879, the remaining unmarried children Daniel, Joan and John are hard to find – they would have been dispersed and taken in as boarders.  With no surrounding family to pin them down, Daniel and John Jones are names too common on the 1881 census to identify and locate them definitively.  The next time we see John is in the 1901 census showing Mary Powell (Jones), his sister, as head of her family.  Also shown resident is her brother John Jones, 34, confirming a birth date for him of around 1867.  He is shown as a Widower and has three children with him: Willie (14), Margaret G. (8) and Emily Ann (3). 

1901 census for England and Wales

We can see Emily Ann again ten years later with her aunt, Joan Jones, in Roman Road.

1911 census for England and Wales

By 1911, the above family can be seen above at Front Row, Onllwyn and it appears John Jones has re-married – the census suggests the couple have been married for nine years, since about 1902, and have had four children, two of whom are recorded as having died.   It is possible one of these is the first Willie Jones shown below, given the later appearance of a second one.

Children of John Jones and (unknown)


                 Willie Jones (1891-)

                  Margaret G. Jones (1893-)

                  Emily Ann Jones (1897-) married Morgan Watkins (1890-) in the first quarter of 1918 at Neath.  The couple are recorded at Clifton House, Ystradgynlais on the 1939 register.


Children of John Jones and Margaret

These two children went on to show remarkable musical talent.

                 Willie D. Jones (1903-)

                 Phyllis Jones (1906-)

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