The families from Ruthin, Denbigh, Wales

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.

Matches to decendants of two of his children have been established so far as can be seen on the descendant chart.  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.

Alice married Frederick Garton in May 1920, after her daughter Winifred was born and they had 3 children, two of which have DNA tests.  One went to California, one to Ontario and one stayed in Lancashire!

The Jones and Williams families are closely connected and research is particularly difficult due to the prevalence of those names in North Wales.

Updated May 2021.