The JONES family of The Poplars, Great Ness

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geoffw
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Wonder if anyone out there can shed some light on the JONES family who farmed at The Poplars , Great Ness in the 1920's . My particular interest is in John Redvers JONES who I believe was the son of Thomas . John Redvers JONES was a witness at my grandparents wedding in 1928 and am trying to find out more about his connection with my family . Thanks

Ken Richards
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The combination of the names “Redvers” with “Jones” resonates in Wales. Gwen Redvers Jones is a well-known author.

A quick search in the census records for 1901 using the parameters First Name: Redvers; Family Name: Jones; Country of Birth England and Wales; resulted in several families who used that combination, but no apparent association with a specific sub region either in Wales or England. For example, I noticed a Jones family in Pentreclawdd, Selattyn who named  a son George Redvers Jones, which might be of interest, given the general area of your inquiry.

A Google search under “Redvers” resulted in many red herrings, including a town of that name in Saskachewan, Canada. The town is named after a General Sir Redvers Buller (1839-1908), who was prominent in military campaigns during the late 19th century, and awarded the Victoria Cross.

This raises the question as to whether or not families adopted the name “Redvers,”  as they might nowadays with celebrities of stage and screen.  A search under “Redvers Jones” on Welsh Newspapers Online resulted in an article titled “War names for the babies,” (Western Mail, 15 March 1900), which reinforced the idea. A further search in the same site also suggests that the combination of  “Redvers”  with “Jones”  in Wales and the Borderland arises mainly after 1900.

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Hi, Geoff, Catching up on the SFHS posts and reading yours wondered if the Redvers bit may be a mother's maiden name (ie: Dad was Charles James Brown Williams = his mum was a Brown). Hope this gets results. I will email you soon. Hazel

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Hi Ken , thanks for this , it gives me someting to go on , Geoff

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Hi Hazel , thanks , good point about mothers maiden name , something to delve into now , thanks again , geoff