Tuesday, November 25, 2014


Dame Katherine Jones, widow it is.  The date is 1640 -1642, and Griffith Jones is the Plaintiff . [Bundle 407/ No. 88 ]

The location of the case is given as "East Claydon".  This case involves a female who is listed as "Dame" and a "widow".  It must have been a family affair since the plaintiff is also a Jones.  A Griffith Jones to be exact is listed.  This date is at the beginning of the English Civil War, and may have had to do with this episode in history.  Does anyone know the story of this JONES?  Buckingham was a county with a history of sheep and cattle raising.   The major road from North Wales [Holyhead, Chester, to London] came through this area.  The ancient "Watling-street" it was called.   I suspect these JONES were connected.