The maternal great-grandparents of Florence Mary Gough families from Ruthin, Denbigh with the name of Jones. The first identified Jones is Robert Jones, 1811-1870 who was a slater & plasterer. He married Jane Jones and had 8 children. The associated tree is Jones. This tree starts with Jane's famther Hugh due to a match discussed below.
The number of matches to this family are large, around 90 are suspected but most do not have enough, or nil, information or trees to work out the relationships.
Matches to decendants of five of his children have been established so far as can be seen on the descendant chart.
His first son Robert, 1855-1918 has two descndants with matches so far. These descendants are in North Wales or close by.
His second son, Thomas, 1857-1927 married Jane Williams and has 9 descendants with matches to LS & NGJ including their great-grandmother Sarah Elizabeth Jones. Her sister, Lily Jones, has two tested descendants and has Lancashire origins.
Sarah's youngest sister, Alice May Jones, has at least 7 known descendants tested so far. Alice had a daughter, Winifred Jones, born in Castleford, Yorkshire, who has no registered father though her descendants in the US think this was a Arnold Summerfield. I have not seen evidence of that but they may have more information. Winifred married Harold Maddocks and they emigrated to Toronto and then Los Angeles in 1947. Her three daughters all have DNA tests.
Winifred's test is on GEDmatch and comparisin with NGJ's test shows matches on chromosomes 4, at 46cM, 5 at 8.6cM, 7 at 15.8cM, 8 at 16.4 and 20cM, 9 at 8.3cM, 17 at 16.8cM, 20 at 27.5cM and 21 at 24.7cM. These matches and positions may be helpful in confirming others.
Alice married Frederick Garton in May 1920, after her daughter Winifred was born and they had 3 children, all of which have DNA tests. One went to California, one to Ontario and one stayed in Lancashire! One daughter, Rilla has her DNA test on GEDmatch and shows to following chromosome segments shared with NGJ; chromosomes 4, 22.9 & 13.7cM, 7, 15.7cM, 8, 11.7cM, 17, 16.4cM, 21, 10.7cM.
A match to Robert's youngest son Hugh, is to Nigel Fletcher, a great-grandson. Nigel's wife is actively researching the family and is interested in looking at the founder Robert's other relationships. She reports a DNA match to a descendant of Robert's wife Jane Jones' sister Ruth, but no match to this person shows on matches to LS or NGJ as yet.
A match has come to light between NGJ and Jane Sheldon who is descended from Hugh Jones' daughter Harriet, sister of Jane who is the ancestor of all the others discussed here.
The Jones and Williams families are closely connected and research is particularly difficult due to the prevalence of those names in North Wales. The DNA matches may help direct attention to others in the future.
Reviewed June 2022.