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Robert Jones

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Birthplace: Reading, Berkshire, England, (Present UK)
Death: Died in Hingham, Plymouth County, Province of Massachusetts, (Present USA)
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Jones and Judith Jones (Leavitt)
Husband of Unknown Wife Jones; Margaret Jones (Garnford); Elizabeth Jones (Soame) and Elizabeth Jones (Alexander)
Father of Benjamin Jones; Joseph Jones; Robert Jones; Sarah Belknap; Benjamin Jones and 8 others

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Note: IMM: from England, ca: 1637 OCC: Planter Fr. "Pioneers of MA" by Chas. Henry Pope (1986): p. 262 Jones, Robert - planter, Hingham, propr. 1636; a witness in 1639 [L. ] His daughters-in-law (second source= step-daughters) Elizabeth and Jane Curtis gave him power of attorney 4-10-1646 to collect legacies fr. their grandmother Jane Alexander, late of Reading, County Oxford, Eng [A.] "English Origins of New England Families" vol. III by Gary Boyd Roberts, 1984 Suggests that Robert is probably a relative of Thomas Jones (b. 1602) , a tailor from Caversham, County Oxford, ENG, who came w/ wife Ann and 4 children in 1638 to Marlborough. "Genealogy of Jones, Hathaway, Richards, Gooding" by Melvin E. Jones, ME, 1934 gives basic family information. (copied to hard file) "History of the Town of Hingham, MA" Vol. 2, 1893 p. 386. Jones (Joanes) Robert Jones, one of the early planters of Hingham, is the ancestor of nearly all the families who have borne the surname Jones in this town. Richard and Thomas Jones received grants of land here in 1637 and 163 8, but neither of these appear to have been residents of the town [at the time]. p.386, History of the Town of Hingham, Massachusetts, Vol 2, pub. 1893 At the time the new meeting-house was built in Hingham, 1680-1681, there were but three persons of the surname Jones upon the tax lists, VIZ" Robert, Joseph Sr. and Joseph Jr. (father, son and grandson.)... Robert Jones, according to the Genealogical Dictionary prepared by Mr . Savage, removed from here to Rehoboth ab. 1644, but soon returned again to Hingham. He probably married twice, but the name of his first wives is unknown to the writer. The christian name of his second wife was Elizabeth [possibly Alexander]. She outlived him and died in Hingham 25 Sept. 1712. He died 17 Nov. 1691. In his will dated at Hingham 20 April 1688, he give various small sums in shillings and pence "to sons Joseph, John and Benjamin the elder, also to daughters Sarah Belknap & Jane Collyer (Collier), and to my grandchildren which are the children of my son Robert Jones, deceased." Marriage verified in IGI; Batch A456252, Serial sheet 0092 "2nd Supplement to Torrey's New England Marriages Prior to 1700" by Melinda Lutz Sanborn p. 37 Suggests Robert had 3 wives. m. 1st wife Margaret Garnford 4-30-162 1 in Caversham, Oxfordshire, ENG. Information supplied by "Fifty Great Migration Colonists to New England and Their Origins" by John Brooks Threlfell . (Madison WI; the author. 1990)

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Robert Jones's Timeline

1600
1600
Reading, Berkshire, England, (Present UK)
1621
April 30, 1621
Age 21
Oxfordshire, England, (Present UK)
1625
June 13, 1625
Age 25
Reading, Berkshire, England, (Present UK)
1625
Age 25
Reading, Berkshire, England, (Present UK)
1626
October 6, 1626
Age 26
Caversham, Oxfordshire, England, (Present UK)
1630
January 28, 1630
Age 30
Hingham, (Present Plymouth County), Massachusetts Bay Colony
1630
Age 30
New Jersey,USA
1631
1631
Age 31
Reading, Berkshire, England, (Present UK)
1632
1632
Age 32
Hingham, (Present Plymouth County), Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
1637
January 3, 1637
Age 37
Wincanton, Somerset, England