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Jones

Jones is one of the most common family names in the English language but it is relatively rare in the history of Chewton Mendip. A Mary Jones married James Lockstone on 22/8/1632 in Emborough. William Jones of Paulton  married Ann Bull of Paulton in Chewton Mendip on 27/4/1730. William was described as a ‘sojourner’ (traveler) in Paulton so it is possible that Jones was an alias.
A Thomas Jones was listed the churchwarden accounts paying rates for the Phelps  estate in the Town tithing and a unanmed estate in the West end.   Mary Yorke, the daughter of James York of Chewton Mendip who died in 1696, married Thomas Jones who was a cleric in Bristol. It is possible that Thomas was their son.
Various members of the Jones Family were listed in the poor law in the middle to late 18th century as recipients but one story stands out.
Somerset archive Q/SR/335/1/9 describes how  John Jones and his wife, Susanna,  removed from Mark to Chewton Mendip in 1766. He then ran away so an application for a warrant for apprehending him for abandoning his family was raised. He was eventually found and John York was paid to attend the quarter sessions to give evidence.
It is not known what happed to John Jones but Susanna was a frequent receipient of poor releif. James Jones and  William Jones, possibly  the abandoned children of John Jones, were apprenticed in 1778 and 1779 respectivly
Robert Jones was buried in Chewton Mendip on 13/10/1785. He was buried by ‘the parish’ and was described as a traveler like William in 1730.
Edmund Jones, a bookkeeper of Writhlington, was listed in an indenture regarding the Chewton Chapel on Chew Hill in 1871.
Ethelbert Tre? Jones was the child of George Burges (g) and attended Chewton Mendip school in 1881.
Stan Jones was a well known figure who ran the Co-operative shop in the village in the 1930’s onwards.
Vida Elizabeth Francis Jones was an evacuee who stayed with Mrs Humphrees of Coles Lane dring World War 2..
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