The northern counties of England seemed to have less of those with the JONES surname during this period of study. [1066 - 1700] Lancaster County produced only one record, and that record not occurring until 1640. [Bundle 407/ No. 84 ] It was Edmund Jones.
The case had to do with the personal estate of William Blomely, Manchester. The plaintiff was John Leighe, and the dates would be between 1640 - 1642. No other legal cases involving the JONES surname was found before these dates. Anyone out there who has additional information, please post.