DESCENDANTS OF HUGH ap JOHN (alias y gof)
HUGH ap JOHN (alias y gof) bur. 3 Feb. 1694.
Most Welsh families had stopped using the 'ap' suffix which means 'son of' in their
names by this time, although it appears as if there were pockets of resistance where the 'ap' tradition still carried on.
In time 'ap John' (son of John and its derivatives)transformed into Jones and the fact that he was (alias y gof), meaning
'also known as the Blacksmith' is a fair indication that Hugh ap John was an early ancestor, the earliest that could be found
in Llangefni, the county town of Anglesey and before record keeping became more thorough, this thanks in part to the incumbent
Priest in charge of the area who kept accurate parish records. There were other blacksmiths in the area, but none were
called Jones which is a good indication that Hugh ap John (alias y gof) is my direct ancestor.
Blacksmith, of 'Tyn Refail' (house of the Blacksmith) in the hamlet of Brynrefail (hill of the Blacksmith) Isle
of Anglesey, Wales bur. 22 Feb. 1775 St. Michaels Church in the parish of Penrhosllugwy - m. Elizabeth ?
Child of WILLIAM JONES and ELIZABETH
WILLIAM JONES, Blacksmith of 'Tyn Refail' in the hamlet of Brynrefail in the parish of Penrhosllugwy, Isle
Wales bap. 24 Jan. 1729 m. CATHERINE THOMAS 1762.
WILLIAM JONES, Blacksmith m. ANNE JONES 13 Dec. 1808. Later they moved to a farm in Penrhosllugwy
where they seemed to flourish according to the records.
Child of WILLIAM JONES AND MARGARET JONES.
OWEN JONES illegitimate son of WILLIAM JONES and
MARGARET JONES b. 1808, bap. 24 Feb. 1809 St. Michaels Church in the parish of Penrhosllugwy, Isle of Anglesey, Wales.
Quarryman d. 16 Jul. 1881 Llanddeiniolen, Caernarfonshire, Wales m. 1? m. 2 LAURA THOMAS 25 Dec. 1849 Llanddeiniolen, Caernarfonshire,
Wales b. circa 1813 Llandegai, Caernarfonshire, Wales d. 17 Dec. 1866 Llandeiniolen, Caernarfonshire, Wales.
Children of WILLIAM JONES and ANNE JONES
MARGARET JONES bap. 1811
Children of OWEN JONES
FRANCIS JONES b. circa 1843 Llanddeiniolen, Caernarfonshire, Wales.
WILLIAM JONES b. circa 1846 Llanddeiniolen, Caernarfonshire, Wales.
Children of OWEN JONES and LAURA THOMAS
JANE JONES b. circa 1850 Llanddeiniolen, Caernarfonshire, Wales.
RICHARD JONES b. 7 Feb. 1854 Llanddeiniolen, Caernarfonshire, Wales Slate Labourer bur. 24
Jul. 1923 Denbigh, Denbighshire, Wales m. 1 CATHARIN ? b. circa 1851 Penmachno, Caernarfonshire, Wales m. 2 JANE JENKINS 8
Dec. 1885 b. 27 Mar. 1863 Ty Ucha yr Bont Glyndyfrdwy, Merionethshire, Wales daughter of David Jenkins, Waggoner and Jane
Jenkins (nee Roberts).
ELIZA JONES b. circa 1863 Llanddeiniolen, Caernarfonshire, Wales.
Children of RICHARD JONES and CATHARIN ?
ROBERT O. JONES b. circa 1877 Penmachno, Caernarfonshire, Wales.
FRANCIS JONES b. circa 1878 Penmachno, Caernarfonshire, Wales.
LAURA JONES b. circa 1880 Penmachno, Caernarfonshire, Wales.
Children of RICHARD JONES and JANE JENKINS
JOHN JONES b. 1882 Bala, Merionethshire, Wales.
EVAN DAVID JONES b. 14 Jan. 1885 Ffestiniog, Gwynedd/Festiniog, Merioneth, Wales d. 5 Nov.
1917 Royal Naval Lunatic Hospital, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk m. MARY WILLIAMS daughter of WILLIAM WILLIAMS Gen. Lab. and MARY
WILLIAMS nee THOMAS 23 Aug. 1907 Liverpool, Lancashire b. 30 Jul. 1886 14 Swine Market, Denbigh, Denbishshire, Wales. d. circa
Her mother, Mary b. 1856 d. 10 Apr. 1889 Infirmary, Denbigh, Denbighshire, Wales.
THOMAS JONES b. circa 1887 Ffestiniog, Gwynedd/Festiniog, Merioneth, Wales.
RICHARD JONES b. circa 1889 Ffestiniog, Gwynedd/Festniog, Merioneth,
HENRY JONES b. circa 1890 Ffestiniog, Gwynedd/Festiniog, Merioneth, Wales.
WILLIAM JONES b. circa 1892 Denbigh, Denbighshire? Wales.
CATHERINE JONES b. circa 1896 Denbigh, Denbighshire, Wales.
MARGARET E. JONES b. circa 1897 Denbigh, Denbighshire, Wales.
OWEN JONES b. 1900-1901 Denbigh, Denbighshire, Wales.
Children of EVAN DAVID JONES and MARY WILLIAMS
RICHARD WILLIAM PARRY JONES b. 1 Oct. 1908, Bootle, Lancashire Car Salesman and Store
ARTHUR HENRY JONES b. 14 Oct. 1909 Bootle, Lancashire. Tanner and Factory Worker.
ERIC DAVID JONES b. 17 Sep. 1910 Bootle, Lancashire. Engineering Instructor d. 3 Jan.
1987 Rhyl, Denbighshire m. DORIS METCALF 20 July, 1940 Liverpool, Lancashire b. 18 Aug. 1914 Liverpool, Lancashire.
THOMAS JOHN JONES b. 29 Sep. 1912 Bootle, Lancashire, Chef d. 20 Feb. 1988 Cuckfield, Sussex
m. MILLICENT MAY WEST 4 Oct. 1939 Eastbourne, Sussex b. 23 Sep. 1910 Brighton, Sussex d. 22 Dec. 1978 Patcham, Sussex.
EVAN OWEN JONES b. 12 June, 1914 Bootle, Lancashire. Caterer.
MARY JONES nee WILLIAMS m.2 GEORGE HOLMES, Widower, Hairdresser/Barber (working from
home at 58 Douberry Street, Edge Hill, Liverpool) later Ship's Steward, 19 Feb. 1920 Bootle, Lancashire b.
circa 1880 m.1 ALICE ? circa 1907 b. circa 1889 Blaenau Ffestiniog.
Child of MARY HOLMES and GEORGE HOLMES.
KENNETH JAMES HOLMES.
Children of THOMAS JOHN JONES and MILLICENT MAY WEST
PETER NORMAN JONES b. 16 Nov. 1940 Brighton, Sussex m. MARGARET MARY JUNOR 13 Apr. 1968 Clayton,
Victoria, Australia b. 3 Mar. 1942 Thornbury, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
MARGARET ANNE JONES b. 2 Jul. 1944 Brighton, Sussex m. NORMAN MORLEY, Patcham, Sussex.
TREVOR JOHN JONES b. 18 Mar. 1950 Brighton, Sussex m. DOREEN JOAN FORDHAM 27 Oct. 1973 Patcham,
Sussex b. 30 Oct. 1946.
Child of PETER NORMAN JONES and MARGARET MARY JUNOR
GLEN PETER JONES b. 14 Jul. 1971 Werribee, Victoria, Australia m. TRUDI MARIE LAWFORD 25 Jan. 1997
Casterton, Victoria, Australia b. 25 Oct. 1976 Casterton, Victoria, Australia.
Children of GLEN PETER JONES and TRUDI MARIE LAWFORD
BRANDON ALAN JONES b. 18 Jun. 2000 Millicent, South Australia, Australia.
MASON ALEXANDER JONES b. 29 Jul. 2008 Millicent, South Australia, Australia.
EVAN DAVID JONES.
Evan David Jones the second son of Richard Jones and Jane Jenkins was born in Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, Cymru/Festiniog,
Merioneth, Wales on the 14th January, 1885.
After a short time as an Errand Boy, Evan commenced Boy Service in the Royal Navy on the 30th May,
1900. This was followed by signing up for a further period of 12 years on 14th January, 1903.
The Ships and Shore Establishments that Evan served on were:
HMS CALEDONIA Boys Training, Queensferry
May, 1900 to 9th May, 1901
HMS IMPREGNABLE Boys Training Queensferry
May, 1901 to 21st Jun. 1901
HMS CALEDONIA Boys Training Queensferry
22nd Jun. 1901 to 6th Nov. 1901
HMS AGINCOURT Boys Depot Portland
Nov. 1901 to 2nd Dec. 1901
HMS CAMPERDOWN Battleship
Dec. 1901 to 25th Mar. 1902
HMS VENGEANS Battleship
26th Mar. 1902 to 4th Dec. 1904
HMS EXCELLENT Gun Trials Portsmouth
5th Dec. 1904 to 20th May, 1905
HMS VICTORY I Portsmouth
21st May, 1905 to 11 Jul. 1905
HMS HINDUSTAN Battleship
12th Jul. 1905 to 1st Feb. 1907
HMS VICTORY I 2nd Feb. 1907 to 23rd Feb. 1907
RATINGS HELD: Boy Second Class 30th May, 1900
Boy First Class 21st Mar. 1901
Ordinary Seaman 14th Jan. 1903
Able Bodied Seaman 1st Oct. 1903
SUB RATINGS: Torpedomans Mate 1st Oct. 1903
Acting Seaman Gunner
Seaman Gunner 10th May, 1905
GOOD CONDUCT BADGE GRANTED: 13th Jan. 1906
On the 23rd of February, 1907 Evan purchased himself out of the Royal Navy for the sum of Six Pounds.
This was agreed on condition that he entered the Royal Fleet Reserve which he did on 24th February, 1907 and served until
13th January, 1915.
The Royal Fleet Reserve carried out regular periods of training whilst members continued their normal
civilian occupation until called out to cover any emergency. Evan became a Dock Gateman on the Liverpool Docks on the
River Mersey being employed by the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board.
Contrary to many peoples beliefs that a dock gateman was basically a security guard checking the
workers in and out of the dock yards, etc. it was in fact a skilled job controlling the lock gates allowing ships in and out
of the docks during the ebb and flow of the tides whilst balancing the water flows and water levels. It was one of the
most important jobs on the docks.
18 Nov. 1809 Dock Gateman 4th or Probationary Class.
18 Nov. 1910 Promoted to the 3rd Class.
8 June 1911 Allowed 1/- per week extra service
while acting as Morse and Semaphore Signalman.
18 Nov. 1912 Promoted to the 2nd Class.
18 Nov. 1914 Promoted to the 1st Class.
On the 13th of July, 1914 Evan was mobilised for War Service and his record of service continued
* HMS LEVIATHAN Cruiser
Jul. 1914 to 31st Dec. 1915
HMS VICTORY I 1st Jan. 1916 to 29th Sep. 1917
*HMS Leviathan was recommissioned for Test Mobilisation in July, 1914 and joined the 6th Cruiser
Squadron immediately on the outbreak of the First World War. She joined the 5th Cruiser Squadron in December, 1914 until
January, 1915 when she reverted to the 6th Cruiser Squadron Flagship. HMS Leviathan joined the North America and West
Indies Squadron from October, 1915.
EXTRACTS FROM TWO OF THE DIARIES OF A NAVAL SAILOR WHO SERVED ON HMS LEVIATHAN DURING WWI WITH MY
GRANDFATHER EVAN DAVID JONES.
The ship, after preparation, proceeded to Queenstown, Ireland on August 1st 1914 and from there
westwards into the Atlantic Ocean. On August 5th war was declared against Germany. On August 13th arrived at the
Azores and called into Flores the main island of the group and then Fayal Island. Then proceeded to the Cape of
Good Hope via St. Vincent and St. Helena then on towards the Cape de Verde Islands. Went on to St. Vincent, arrived
off Ascessention Island then St. Helena. On Sept. 11th were in the vacinity of the Canary Islands and then proceeded
to Gibraltar and sighted the Rock of Gibraltar. Proceeding to Southampton on Oct. 28th made preparations to return
home. On Oct. 29th proceeded on 6 days leave, left Queenstown for home. On Nov. 27th proceeded to Scarpa Flow
in the Orkney Islands, passed the Island of St. Kilda the most Westerly of the Hebrides Group then on to Cromarty on the Black
Isle then sailed over time back and forth along North Sea. On Mar. 5th were off the coast of Norway and on Mar. 11th
had two torpedoes fired at ship by German submarine which was later sunk. Mar. 12th set sail to Bermuda via Fayal, in
the Azures and arrived at Fayal. Arrived at Ireland Island, Bermuda April 12th bound for Chesapeake Bay, North America
arriving in New York. April 24th returned to Bermuda. Sailed on May 5th to Kingston, Jamaica then on to Peurto
Christopher Island and St. Kitts in the West Indies. Back in Bermuda on May 30th bound for Halifax, Nova
Scotia, Canada calling at Chesapeake Bay and New York on the way. June 4th arrived at Halifax, Nova Scotia and were
inspected by HRH Duke of Connaught, Governor of Canada who stayed aboard for a day or two. July 14th proceeded to sea
on route for St. Johns, Newfoundland.
On the 27th June, 1916 Evan was admitted to the Royal Naval Lunatic Hospital in Yarmouth, Norfolk
from the Royal Naval Hospital Haslar, Alverstoke a village now within the boundaries of Gosport, Hampshire where he died on
5th November, 1917.
The medal entitlement of my grandfather Able Seaman Evan David Jones was:
and it is recorded that these medals were issued to my grandmother.
His official date of discharge from the Royal Navy is recorded as 29th September, 1917.
His character is recorded as being "Very Good Throughout".
ROYAL NAVAL HOSPITAL HASLAR.
In 1745 when the Admiralty was urgently looking for a site for their new Hospital the Gosport Peninsular
on the Solent in Hampshire seemed an ideal place. The Architect, Theodore Jacobsen, was commissioned to build a strong,
durable and plain building. Built between 1746 and 1761 it is a large red brick building with Portland stone dressings
and at 567 feet in length it was the biggest Hospital and the largest brick building in Europe when it was built.
The Royal Hospital Haslar has been providing medical care for the sick and injured of the Royal Navy
for more than 250 years although these days civilian patients are treated there too.
THE GREAT YARMOUTH (CAISTER) CEMETERY, NORFOLK, ENGLAND.
For many years Great Yarmouth was a Naval Base containing a Royal Naval Hospital and there are three
(3) Naval plots in the burial ground which contain war graves of both World Wars, as well as other Naval graves dates from