Frederick William Jones (1874 - 1953)

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Birthplace: Wanganui, New Zealand
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1874
1874
Wanganui, New Zealand

New Zealand BDM Registration 1874/42450

1891
August 17, 1891
Age 17
Wanganui, New Zealand

New Zealand BDM Registration 1891/1819

JONES - DAY-On the 17th instant, at the residence of the bridegroom's parents, by the Rev. Mr Dewsbury, Frederick William Jones to Caroline Ellen Day.

(Wanganui Chronicle, 18 August 1891)

1894
1894
Age 20
New Zealand

New Zealand BDM Registration 1894/13531

1896
1896
Age 22
New Zealand

New Zealand BDM Registration 1896/5258

1900
1900
Age 26
Transvaal

War Service Record attached

1904
May 17, 1904
Age 30
Wanganui, New Zealand

ALLEGED WANT OF LAWFUL MEANS OF SUPPORT,

Frederick William Jones was charged, on the information of the police, with being without lawful means of support. Mr. Treadwell appeared for the defendant, who pleaded not guilty. Sergeant Norwood, in opening his case, said there were painful circumstances connected with it. Jones, who was a divorced man and prohibited, was living with Mrs. Deighton, whose hus- j band was .serving a life sentence. She was also a prohibited person. When she came to W Tanganui and before she met Jones she had property sufficient to keep herself. Now she had net sufficient to pay for her children in an Industrial School. The defence might contend tilat Jones had money, but if that was contended the Sergeant would show that Jones had threatened Mrs. Deighton's life in order to get it. Mr. Treadwell: If that is so a very different sort of charge should have been laid against Jones. Sergeant' Norwood, continuing, sa;d Mrs. Deighton had requested Jones to leave her house. He had done so, but had comeback again. The Sergeant then called Annie Laura Deighton. She said she was living apart from her husband, and was residing on the River Bank. She knew the accused, who had been living with her for the past year. When she came to Wanganui she was possessed of considerable means. Jones had done soma work for her. He had kept her garden which measured one yard by six yards) in order. Jones had accompanied witness to various towns in the colony. On.one occasion witness gave Jones money as he threatened her. Left her bicycle at the Police Station as. she •thought Jones would sell it. Remembered ordering Jones off her premises. i After he left .she met him on the River Bank. He expressed regret for what he had done, and begged to be taken back. This she did. The witness then said she did not remember haying complained about Jones to Constable Campbell, Satherley, and Cooper, also conversation's held and .statements made in the police- station. The Sergeant then asked to be allowed to treat her as a hostile witness, and examined 'her on various points. To Mr. Treadwell: Witness's husband was undergoing a life .sentence. Witness intended to marry Jones as soon as she obtained a divorce. She first met Jones on the River Bank. During the time Jones had 'lived with witness she had supplied him with money. On some occasions when she had refused to give him some money he had become nasty. Witness did not wish Jones to leave her, and she would marry him as soon aa she had sufficient money to procure a divorce from her present husband. To Sargearit Norwood: Might have told the polios that she could not pay for the maintenance of her children in the Industrial School because Jones had spent all her money. Constable Campbell said he had known Jones foi! the past six or seven years. Had not known him to do any work during the -/past year. Remembered Ikrs. Deighton' coming to the police station with & bicycle. 'Mr. Treadwell objected to any statements made by Mrs. Deighton in the absence of the accused being taken in evidence. His Worship upheld the objection. Constable Cooper stated that he had known Jones for the past five years, and knew him to be of intemperate habits. Jones had done no work for the past year, but had lived with Mrs. Deighton. I Sergeant Norwood said that Jones had done no work during the past year. Witness had received complaints from Mrs. Deighton, and in consequence of the oompiltairats she made, witness went up the River Bank. Mrs. Deighton ha'J left a bicycle prior to this in the pol'.Jxj sfcatiion. When witness was riding up tha River Bank he heard a woman yelling out, "Oh, let me go,'' On reaching, ■Mrs. Deighton's gat® witness saw Jones violently pulling Mrs. Deighton about and attempting to drag he<r inside. He at the same time was shouting, "Where's my b—< bicycle? Where's my b bicycle?" Witness Vuslied inside and made Jones drop tha woman. Mrs. Deighton then .dommanded Jones to go. She isaiid he had previously beaten her and given her a Mack eye.. On the previous Saturday he had taken up a knite and said that unless she would sign a cheque he would use the knife on her. Mrs. DeightoA showed witness her cheque book and pointed out' the butt of the cheque (for £1) which she signed. Mrs. Deighton said that Jones had como to her without a rag to his back. She provided him with six suits of clothes, ■and had taken him around the colony with her and supplied him with money. The day after this-' interview an information .was laid against Jones for supplying with Mrs. Deighton with liquor, and the" was fined £5. Mr. Treadwell, in address-sing the i Court, said they were not called upon to diiscuss morals; the present case had to 'b-a looked at 'from a strictly legal poirib of view. He submitted that his Worship could not convio' on the evidence adduced. The ace::.-, i was charged with having no lawful r. o i.:- of support. All the evidence that h-.-J. been given b> Mrs. Deighton and Sergeant Norwoocl went to show strongly that Jones was not, within the meaning of the Act, a person without lawful means of support. Mrs. Deighton had admitted that Jone.s wa.s living with her at her request, and that she purposed, after certain legal formalities had been gone through, to marry him. The Sergeant had said that the woman provided Jones with clothes and money, so that he might keep himself respectable (so far as outward appearanc>S3 werei concerned). He was therefore not. in the position of being without lawful means of support, however discreditable it might be to Jones (and Mr. Troachvejl was not trying to excuse that aspect of the case). Mr. Treadwell concluded by quoting several authorities on the subject. Mr. Stanford said that he was of the opinion that Mrs. Deiighton's evidence showed that she, being in lawful possession of means, had lawfully given them to Jones. As he could not, therefore, ba said to be without, lawful means of support, tha case would be dismissed. "That, I think," said his Worship, "is all I can say.
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(Wanganui Chronicle, 17 May 1904)

1905
April 7, 1905
Age 31
Wanganui, New Zealand

At the Police Court yesterday morning a man named Frederick William Jones was charged with wilfully trespassing on the. premises of Mrs. A. If. Deighton on April 5, and neglecting to leave the house when requested to do so by Mrs. Deigjhton. Sergeant Norwood, who conducted the case for the police, said the charge was the sequel to the promissory-note case heard at the Court on Tuesday. Jones had been living. with Mrs. Deigjhton for some time and on the evening after the' case again went to her house and asked admission. Mrs. Deighton's brother was in the house and ordered Jones to leave, saying that if he came back he would be arrested. Next morning he again put in an appearance, and asked to be allowed to get a razor and strop. He was admitted on the undeestanding that he would leave immediately. Instead of doing so he hung about the 'house for a couple of hours endeavouring to make Mi's. Deightoin drink. Sergeant Norwood happened to be in the vicinity at the time, and, on being informed that the accused was in Mrs. Deighton's house, arrested him. The Magistrate inflicted a sentence of three months' imprisonment. Jones was also charged with receiving £1 4s. from Mrs. Murray, a tenant of Mrs. Deighton, on the 4th instant, on terms requiring him to account for it to Mrs. Deighton, and did fraudulently omit to pay the same. Accused pleaded guilty. The Sergeant stated that the facts were that Jones, without authority, collected this rent; from Mrs. Murray, and failed to hand the money to Mrs. Deighton or mention the matter to her. When challenged the following day with having collected this Jones stated he had got drunk on it. A sentence of three months was imposed. Jones was then charged on three informations with procuring beer on the 6th, 7th, and 9th of January last for Mrs. Deighton, knowing her to be a prohibited person. Accused pleaded not guilty. Sergeant Norwood stated that the information had been confined to three dates, although she had been supplied on a number of other occasions. The case had arisen out of a civil action in which a brewer named Paul had sued Mrs. Deighton for £15 for beer supplied. Evidence by J. R. Paul, W. H. Hobson, and H. Hodgson, to the effect that on the dates mentioned beer was ordered by Jones and delivered by Paul's carriers to Jones' residence, ostensibly for Mrs. Deighton, was given. Liquor had been left at the house almost daily since the end of last year. Sergeant Norwood gave evidence that Jones had sworn in the S.M. Court that he had ordered beer for Mrs. Deighton, who was to pay for it, also that lie had sworn that Mrs. Deighton had signed a p.n. for £5 10s. on account of beer obtained from Paul.
In answer to the Magistrate Jones said he thought the order against Mrs. Deighton had run out when he procured the beer.
On the Magistrate's order, Mrs. Deighton was put in the box and stated that she had never told Jones that the prohibition order ran out before January 11th. In cross-examination by the police, she said that Jones 'had continually supplied her with drink for the past twelve months.
The Magistrate said he considered the case clearly proved, and fined the accused £10, in default two months' hard labour on each charge, the sentences to be concurrent, but to be accumulative upon the three months' received for trespass.

(Wanganui Chronicle, 17 April 1905)

1906
October 22, 1906
Age 32
Wanganui, New Zealand

At the Police Court on Saturday morning, before Mr. W. G. Riddeli, S.M., Frederick William Jones was brought up on remand charged with having, forged the name of Jane Jones to a cheque- for £3 10s. drawn on the Bank of New Zealand. The evidence showed that on the 10th inst. accused procured blank cheques from A. H Rodgers, proprietor of the Albion Hotel, and T. H. licensee of the Criterion. During the day he tendered Rogers a cheque for £3 10s. drawn by Jane Jones on the Bank of New Zealand. The, cheque was accepted by Rogers,, who returned accused £2 6s. 6d., keeping the remainder for board. The cheque, accused said, wad from his mother, and he would use it because it would be better known than one of his own. The cheque, on being presented at the Bank, was returned "no account.". Detective Siddells then arrested the accused, who said he had been taking opium lately and did not remember having signed the cheque, though he admitted the writing was his. Subsequently he admitted that he had attached his mother's signature to the cheque without her authority to do so. The case was further adjourned till Wednesday next.

(Wanganui Chronicle, 22 October 1906)

1914
1914
Age 40
New Zealand

New Zealand BDM Registration 1955/22357

1953
September 22, 1953
Age 79
New Zealand