CHARLES JONES.........M.........MARY ANN HILL
b.c. 1790.........,,,,|,........b.c.1790
died before 1841......|.........married 22 January 1816
occ. Wire Worker......|.........Edgbaston, Warwicks
......................|.........occ. Washerwoman
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EDWARD... ISABELLA..CHARLES...ISABELLA.....ELIZABETH...CHARLES....EDWIN......WILLIAM
b.c.1816. b.1817....b.1818....bp.Jan.1821..b.c.1825....b.c.1826...b.c.1828...b.c.1832
......... B'ham.....B'ham.....B'ham...............................Hackney....Hackney

for descent...............for descent
to........................to
Margaret nee Pirie........Don Walker
(wife of the Best Man)....(husband of the Bride)

descent click icon........descent click icon

EDWARD JONES......................m......MARY ANN JENNINGS
b.c.1812.................................b.c. 1814
prob.Birmingham..........................married 23 October 1836
occ. Paper Stainer.......................St.Leonards, Shoreditch
died before 1851
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WILLIAM SAMUEL JONES..............m......KEZIA JANE BEAKE
b.20 May 1846............................b.28 October 1852
1 RATCLIFFE GARDENS......................Hamp, Bridgewater, Somerset
occ. French Polisher.....................occ. Chignon Maker
marr'd of:10 William St.Shoreditch.......married 24 October 1870 aged 18yrs
.........................................St.James, Shoreditch
.........................................of: 10 William Street, Shoreditch
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WILLIAM FRANCIS JONES.............m......ELIZABETH ROSINA PAYNE
b.2 June 1878............................b.30 June 1879
7 James Street...........................7 Jerusalum Court, St.James, Holborn
marr'd of: Waterloo St.Holborn...........married 26 May 1901
occ. Bacon Dryer.........................St.Marks, Holborn
.........................................of: 1 Ironmonger St, Holborn
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ROSE JONES........................m......GEORGE PIRIE
b.22 September 1912......................b.3 February 1916
14 Ironmonger St,St.Lukes................Aberdeen, Scotland

.........................MARGARET ANN PIRIE

ROBERT SHOOBRIDGE.................m......ISABELLA JONES
bap.20 November 1816.....................bap 15 January 1821
St.Bartholomews/Great....................St.Martins, Brmingham
d.4 November 1906........................married 28 July 1839
Bethnal Green Infirmary..................Christ Church and St.Leonard Foster
occ. Printer.............................of: 1 RATCLIFFE GARDENS,ST.LUKES,HOLBORN
.........................................d. 8 January 1877 aged 56 yrs
__________________________________.......at 33 Galway Street, City Road
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ISABELLA MARY ANN SHOOBRIDGE......m......JOHN WALKER
b. 21 March 1846.........................b.c. 1840 ?
13 JOHNS ROW,St.Lukes,Holborn............married 13 March 1864
married of: Baldwin St,Hoxton............St.John the Baptist, Hoxton
.........................................married of: Curzon Street, Hoxton
__________________________________.......occ. Leather Cutter and Traveller
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JOHN WALKER........................m.....ELLEN CONNOR
b.5 November 1869..................|.....born Ireland d/o James Connor
1 Bath Place, Bath St, Bethnal Gn..|.....married 2 April 1893
marr'd of: 86 Pereira St.Bethnal...|.....St.Anns, Whitechapel
d.28 July 1912 aged 42 yrs.........|.....of: 12 Cudworth St, Bethnal Gn.
of 20 Wallenhall Rd, Plumstead.....|
occ. Cane Chair Maker/Clerk........|
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FREDERICK WILLIAM WALKER............m....MAY RHODA PHOEBE ALLAN
b.28 July 1906 Hackney Hospital..........b.6 June 1912 Scotland
of 12 Malvern Rd, Hackney................married 6 June 1936 St.Albans, Holborn
marr'd of:1 Helmday Place,Hackney........of: St.Barts Nurses Home,
d. 20 November 1989 Crawley,Sussex.......d. 5 July 1978 Brighton, Sussex
occ. Builders Labourer/Milkman...........occ. Dining Room Maid in Nurses Home
..........................DONALD FREDERICK WALKER

CHARLES.... b.c.1790 / 1841 and 1851 living in Ratcliffe Gardens

WILLIAM.....b.c.1800 / 1851 living Bethnal Green-2 children and Mary Walker

THOMAS......b.c.1801 / 1851 living in 13 Johns Row with 7 children
........(Isabella nee Shoobridge later Walker was born in that house)

ROBERT..... b.c.1810 / 1851 living in Bethnal Green with Jane Walker

Children of Thomas Jones and Elizabeth Ann -

STEPHEN
JAMES
THOMAS
ALFRED
FREDERICK
CHARLES
ROBERT
At one point in my climb up the Walker tree I asked Margaret
(our best man's wife) where in London her mother had hailed
from. It had occurred to me that as I was investigating London
records I could look for her mother's ancestry at the same time.
She also had the name of Jones in her family, - and don't we all !
And so abandoning for the moment the Walker-Jones problem I
turned to the family of Margaret.

I climbed to William Samuel Jones and searched for his birth
certificate which was duly found showing that he had been born
at No.1 Ratcliffe Gardens, City Road, St.Lukes, his parents being
Edward Jones and Mary Ann Jennings. Edward was a Paper
Stainer and I found his marriage, but as he was born before 1837
there would not be a birth certificate for him, nor did he appear in
the church register, I was stuck yet again !

Then one day re-reading all the information I wondered why
Ratcliffe Gardens seemed familiar, there did not seem to be
anything else with that address on it. The light slowly dawned
and I rushed excitedly for my Walker file and there it was - my
husband's great great grandparents had the address on their
marriage certificate !!! Co-incidence ? another No.1 Ratcliffe
Gardens in another parish perhaps ? But I just knew at this point
that I had joined my husband's Jones to our friend's Jones, but I
needed more proof or I would be laughed at or looked pityingly
upon for my wild suppositions. I kept quiet and feverishly wrote
letters, collected more certicates and census records and
gathered the results together into a family tree. This was not
completely satisfactory, but enough for me to know without doubt
that I was correct and hopefully the Jones's two descendents would
as well !
We were all about to have a holiday in the Welsh mountains so
along with my clothes I secreted away two family trees one for
Don and one for Margaret, and then felt strangely nervous -
suppose they spotted a hole in it that I hadn't !

However, I duly produced it and stunned confusion seemed to
settle in the room - I seem to remember Michael laughing and
saying " Is this a joke, it is a joke isn't it?" They then set to
examining all my evidence and we reached agreement that
Margaret and Don were indeed fourth cousins and their son
Steven and our girls fifth cousins. .
The Walker Tree - click here >
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