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JONES – John Royal Marines Woolwich Division 8th Company

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Royal Marines 1854 Britains Sea Soldiers Vol 1 by Cyril Field
John’s daughter Mary Ann Jones 1844-1923 4 generations (courtesy of Margaret Mansfield)

Class of 1852 – EPFs Who became Constables – by Peter Conole and Jean McDonald – October 2012 EPG Gazette

NameJONES – John
Regiment (s)Royal Marines Woolwich Division 8th Company
Regiment Number (s) 2405
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
21st June 1831 / 18 years 11 months / Manchester Lancashire England
Machine Painter
Description – Height
Overseas Service/DurationServed onboard following ships
1835-1840 “Rodney”
1844 “Daedalus”
1845-1847 “Styx”
Length of Service16 years 24 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 13th July 1847 / Woolwich Kent England
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Woolwich Kent England
Pension Districts1847 Woolwich
1849 Deptford
1850 Woolwich
1851 Tilbury Fort
1851-1871 Western Australia
Pension Paid£13/12/0 per annum
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
13th March 1851 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
PYRENEES 28th June 1851
Date/Place of Birthc1814 West Bilston Wolverhampton Northampton England
Date/Place of Baptism24 April 1814 St Leonards, Bilston, Staffordshire, England.
Date/Place of Birth
c1791 Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
SiblingsBetsey B c1811 Staffordshire England
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
bap 13th March 1817 St. Lawrence Chobham Surrey England
Date/Place of Marriage20th July 1843 St. Nicholas Plumstead Greenwich Kent England
Children by 1st WifeMary Ann B 12th January 1844 (see photograph left)
bap 9th February 1844 St. Mary Magdalene Woolwich Kent England
M CHRISTIE Duncan 8th November 1858 Schoolhouse Toodyay Western Australia
D 26th November 1923 Beaconsfield Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Jane B 30th March 1848
bap 19th April 1848 St. Alfege Greenwich Kent England
M MOORE William 19th May 1870 Geraldton or Greenough Western Australia
D 31st August 1937 Victoria District Hospital Geraldton Western Australia
bur Urch St. Cemetery Geraldton Western Australia
Agnes B 5th October 1849
bap 24th October 1849 St. Alfege Greenwich Kent England
bur 27th August 1865 Toodyay Western Australia
William B c November 1856 Toodyay Western Australia
D 1857 Toodyay Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
1790 Bisley, Surrey, England.
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
1794 Bisley, Surrey, England
1st March 1813 Bisley Surrey England
Land Grants Western
Toodyay Town Lot P3
4 acres
Occupation after
Occupation after arrival – to Government Hospital from the ship. Unable to climb the Rottnest Lighthouse stairs so sent to Toodyay Goal as Warden. SRO
Newspaper ArticlesDaily News Perth 23rd January 1919 Obituary Duncan Christie
Geraldton Guardian 6th June 1922 William Moore
The West Australian 27th November 1923 Obituary Mary Christie
Daily News Perth 29th November 1923 Mary Christie
Geraldton Guardian 31st August 1937 Jane Moore
Geraldton Guardian 2nd September 1937 Obituary Jane Moore
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/BurialFremantle – no 225 4 January 1871 by G.J.Bostock page 19. (Alma & Skinner Street, burial records City of Fremantle)
Date/Place of Death/Burial
9th February 1857 Toodyay Western Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateSROWA Cons 3458 1871/173 Letters of Administration
Awarded to his daughters Mary Ann Christie wife of Duncan Christie and Jane Moore wife of William Moore. The estate amounted to £128/-/-
Further InformationSurgeon’s Log states 31st March 1851 simple fracture of both bones in right leg followed by extensive ulceration and subsequent exposure of portion of the tibia caused by fall on deck by John JONES.  14th July 1851 transferred to Military Hospital Perth.

He was in the hospital on the Pyrenees for 105 days of the voyage
18th November 1852 An inquiry was held to inspect EP John Jones RM and inquire into the accident consisting of a Board made up of Asst. Surgeon Elliott, ord Med Dept. TMO President and Asst. Surgeon Jones, MD 99th Regiment, Member for the information of the Right Hon. Sec. at War.

1844 Artillery Place, Woolwich. (daughter Mary Ann’s baptism entry)
1848 8 Woodland Street, Greenwich ( daughter Jane’s baptism entry, working as ‘sick attendant’ Greenwich Hospital).