Ellie Wood Keith Genealogy

Roger Jones

Male Abt 1625 - 1701  (~ 76 years)


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  • Name Roger Jones 
    Born Abt. 1625 
    Gender Male 
    History Extract from \"Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, Vol. 3\" by William Stevens Powell (1913)
    Roger Jones (c. 1625-1701) of Nottinghamshire served as a captain in the British navy in Ireland and the West Indies during and after the Interregnum, and became involved in mercantile activities and land acquisition which made him wealthy. He and his first wife, Dorothy Walker, daughter of Sir John Walker of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, accompanied Lord Thomas Culpepper, with whom Captain Jones was associated, to Virginia. They resided at Green Springs (1680-85) with the governor while Jones built landholdings, made commercial contacts, and coasted for pirates under Culpepper\'s commission.

    Extract from \"Captain Roger Jones of London and Virginia\" by Judge L. H. Jones (1891)
    The first progenitor of our family in America was Capt. Roger Jones, who was born, we suppose, about 1625-35. His first wife was Dorothy Walker, a daughter of John Walker, Esq., of Mansfield, county of Nottingham, England. He married a second wife, as appears in his will, but it is improbable that they had issue.
    Captain Roger Jones died at his house in Steney, then a suburb of London, in 1701, and was buried at Mansfield as directed in his will, as the following certificate from the Vicar of Mansfield, obtained by me in 1888, will testify:
    \"Parish Church of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire:
    Burials 1701: Jan 6: Capt. Roger Jones\"
    This entry is certified to in due form by Alfred Pavey, Vicar of Mansfield, on May 8th, 1888.  [1
    Died Jan 1701  Stepney, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 6 Jan, 1701  Parish Church of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1306  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2018 

    Family Dorothy Walker 
    Children 
    +1. Frederick Jones,   b. 1680,   d. 1722  (Age 42 years)
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F773  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S41] Ashe Family heritage, https://ashefamily.info/ashefamily/5077.htm.