The spelling of the surname JONES had a variety of expression during the transition period following the Act of Union, 1536 - 1541. Johns, Joanes, Jons, Jhons, are a few examples.
Here, Edward Johans appears in the legal records [bundle 103/ no.6]. It is a case involving a William Highman. The "manor of Ashdon (Asshenden) St. Lawrence" is given as the location. The dates were between 1558 - 1579. The first name "Edward" was very common during this time, and the Welsh spelled it a variety of ways. The counties near, and surrounding London were occupied by a number of JONES.