|Posted By:||Ruth Villani|
|Subject:||Richard Henry Jones and Susannah Jackson|
|Post Date:||December 17, 2003 at 05:37:41|
|Forum:||Melbourne, Australia Genealogy Forum|
Thank you for the opportunity to make contact via Genforum. I am writing in reference to my ancestors Susannah Jackson and Richard Henry Jones.
As far as I know Susannah Jackson was born in Launceston, Tasmania at approx. 1861 using dates from death records,and that her father was William Jackson. She married Richard Henry Jones in 1879, Victoria, Australia. Susannah died 3 January 1934 at Kew, Vic. On Susannah's death certificate, it states that she resided in Victoria for 60 years, and in Tasmania for 13 years. I do not know as yet when Richard Henry Jones or Susannah came to Victoria, Australia.
Richard Henry Jones was born in London in the 1850's to 1861. According to the microfiche records of Deaths in Victoria, his parents were Michael Jones and Margaret Oughton (Houghton or Haughton). Richard Henry Jones died in 1924 at Kew, Victoria.
Richard and Susannah Jones had three children - Henry William (known as Harry) b.1887, Elsie may b. 1890 and Eva Esther b. 1895. Eva Esther Jones, my grandmother, was born in Brunswick, Victoria in 1895 . Eva Esther Jones married Henry Bracewell Cain in 1916. (I have some information from this point onwards.)
Apparently, Richard worked in the newspaper industry,as a printer for The Age newspaper in Melbourne, Vic. The Jones and Jackson families are found on my mother's side of the family.
I'm sorry there's not much more I can tell you at this time. Good luck in your ongoing search and best wishes,