Dedicated to the history, origins, and genealogy of the JONES surname.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Bounded on the north by the Bristol channel, and on the south by the English channel one hundred and thirty miles of sea coast line this county. A maritime county it is with Plymouth being a historic center of colonial settlement. The geographer Ptolemy named it Damnonium, and it has been named by the Cornish, Welsh, Anglo-Saxons, and others various names relating to it surface characteristics.
The first Jones is identified as "Joan Jones" being very early in the legal records [Bundle 7/ No. 158]. This would place the case fairly early in 1485, and be one of the few females to be involved in the legal actions of the day. A George Jones of Plymouth appears after 1558 [Bundle 260/ No. 30] and would suggest "sea faring" activity. Any Jones families out there connected.