Monday, December 21, 2015


The final county in England and Wales for the surname JONES.  Cornwall it is.  Sort of appropriate since the location titled "Lands End" is here!

Thomas Jones is the name. [bundle 421/no. 27 for the years 1515-1518]  His wife "Margery" is also listed making this a family affair.  An "Alice Bossytherowe, widow" along with Richard Thomas and Robert Thomas bring the case.  The case involves the "detention of deeds relating to a messuage & land in Paul, Penzance, Newlyn, Trevenath".  It sounds like a number of different locations.  Any folks out there know these places?  Here is an example of a case using the JONES surname before the Act of Union 1536.  It is interesting that the ancient Cornish language has the same root as the Welsh...a little of that Celtic blood goes way back.


  1. If you go to Google earth and type in Newlyn Cornwall then adjust the map size, you will find Newlyn, Penzance and Paul. I spent many years in Newlyn working on fishing boats selling and repairing marine electronics.
    Regards, Pete.

  2. Thanks close is it to "Lands End". Any Jones in your family tree?

  3. Approx 9 miles. Have never looked at my family tree so can't help you with that.

  4. Suspect lots of folks have fished those waters, generation after generation.