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Robert Jones

Birthplace: Caversham, Oxfordshire, England, (Present UK)
Death: Died in Bristol County, Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
Cause of death: Killed in Indian attack
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Jones and Elizabeth Jones (Soame)
Husband of Anna Jones (Bibble)
Father of Mary Jenkins; John Jones; Sarah Brown; Anna Jones; Marcy Jones and 4 others
Brother of Joseph Jones; Sarah Belknap; Benjamin Jones; Jane Box (Jones); Hugh Jones and 6 others
Half brother of Benjamin Jones

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About Robert Jones

“Robert was a child when he accompanied his family to Hingham. Later he spent a few years at Rehoboth, returning to Hingham until his marriage, when he apparently moved to Hull. On 28 October 1651, Anne Bibble, then of age and single, signed a petition requesting that the Reverend Marmaduke Matthews remain as minister at Malden; she and Robert probably married soon after that date. Records show that they cared for Anne’s parents until the death of her father at Hull on 21 July 1653 when they and their son John inherited from him. After the birth of their second child, Robert moved his family back to Rehoboth, where he bought land from Robert Titus 23 March 1653/4 and was settled by September of that year. On 24 January 1666 they were at Swansea, Massachusetts, formerly part of Rehoboth; on that date ‘Robert Jones propounded and in the declaration of his faith & experiences gave full satisfaction and is to be admitted to comunion with us the next sabbath...’ (Swansea Church Records, Register, 139[1985]:25).

   “King Philip’s War brought great tragedy to this family. The Hingham home of Robert’s brother Joseph was burned by Indians. On 24 June 1675 there was a skirmish at Swansea, during which Robert Jones, his son John, and his son-in-law Joseph Lewis were all killed and scalped by Indians (TAG, 31:97). In 1679 Robert was granted posthumous membership in the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company (Oliver Ayer Roberts, Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts, 1 [1895], 234,256).”

Ethel Farrington Smith, “Seventeenth Century Hull, Massachusetts, and Her People,” New Eng. Hist. Gen. Reg. 142 (1988): 107-125, 269-280, 350-360; 143 (1989): 40-51, 121-140, 247-255, 332-349.

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Robert Jones's Timeline

October 6, 1622
October 6, 1622
Caversham, Oxfordshire, Eng
October 6, 1626
Caversham, Oxfordshire, England, (Present UK)
Age 21
<About 1651/52 Probably At Hull, Ma>
October 28, 1651
Age 25
Hingham, Suffolk County (Present Plymouth County), Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
Age 24
Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
July 21, 1653
Age 26
September 1654
Age 27
Rehoboth, MA, USA
August 1656
Age 29
Of Rehoboth, Bristol, Mass.
April 1662
Age 35
Rehoboth, MA, USA