Portrait of Benjamin Jones

Name: Benjamin Jones

Burial Number: 1162

Gender: Male

Occupation: Chief Clerk with The East London Water Works;

Born: 00/00/1854

Died: 23/05/1924

Buried: 27/05/1924

Story

Benjamin Nicholson Jones was born in Hackney in 1854, to Henry Joseph and Mary Ann Jones (nee Nicholson), both Londoners. He was baptised in October 1854 at St John, Hackney. The family was then living in Kings Row, The Grove, and there were nine children in all, born over 10 years.
By 1861, Henry’s Mother, Mary Ann, had died, and, aged 5, Benjamin was living in Grove Place, Hackney, with Grandmother Catherine Nicholson. She was described as a 76 year-old, widowed, Fundholder, Head of the Household. Her unmarried daughter, Catherine, was with her, and Henry, her son-in-law, Benjamin’s father. Eight of Henry’s children were there, and there were four servants looking after them all. Henry Jones, a Dealer, died in 1870.
In 1881 in Hackney, Benjamin was a Clerk, with the East London Water Works, living in the household of his Aunt, Catherine Nicholson, with six of his siblings and his widowed uncle, John Thomas Jones.
Benjamin and Miranda were married on the 4th October 1881 in the Parish Church, Notting Hill. Miranda (born in Hammersmith in 1876) was living in Ladbroke Road. Her father was Gottlieb Augustus Treyer Evans, Merchant, and her mother Emily (nee Spike). Miranda was the third of their six children, all born in Middlesex.
By 1891 Benjamin had become Chief Clerk, East London Water Co. and was living in
Finchley, with Miranda plus two servants.
He suffered a bout of serious illness in the late 1890s, and was in the Holloway Sanatorium.
It may well be for this reason that Benjamin retired, and, with Miranda, was at Sunnyside, (now no.7) St Michael’s Rd. in 1901 He was described as a Retired Company Accountant, East London Water Works Co. With them were Augustus Evans, 13 yr-old nephew, born in Wandsworth, and Jane Elliott 19 yr-old General Servant from Findon.
The couple had no children. They were still at Sunnyside in 1911
Benjamin died on the 23 June 1924 at Fernlea, 9 St Michael’s Road. Probate was given to Miranda.
It would be interesting to know why the couple moved to the house next door!
In 1924, after Benjamin’s death, Miranda was living at Fernlea with George and Jean Ford. George died in 1927, and is buried in Heene Cemetery. Jean was still at Fernlea when Miranda died.

Researcher: Liz Lane

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Benjamin Jones

Location in Cemetery

Area: SWS Row: 9 Plot: 25

Exact Location (what3words): voice.grow.wiser

Ashes or Urn: Unknown

Headstone

Description:

No description of the headstone has been added.

Inscription:

In loving memory of B. Nicholson Jones who died 23rd May 1924 aged 68. Also of Miranda his wife died 13th Dec. 1931 aged 83 "Bennie"

Further Information

Birth

Name: Benjamin Nicholson Jones

Gender: Male

Born: 00/00/1854

Town: Hackney

County: London

Country: England

Marriage

Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 4/10/1881

Spouse First Name: Miranda

Spouse Last Name: Evans

Town of Marriage: Notting Hill

County of Marriage: London

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 23/05/1924

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Fernlea

Address line 2: 9

Address line 3: St Michael's Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England

Obituary

No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information

1861

Living at Grove Place, Hackney – Benjamin 5yrs; Catherine Nicholson 76yrs (Grandmother); Catherine, daughter; Henry Jones (Father); Eight of Henry’s children were there, and there were four servants looking after them all.

1881

Living in Hackney – Catherine Nicolson (Aunt); Benjamin, Clerk with East London Water Works Co.; Thomas Jones (Widowed Uncle); six siblings;

1891

Living in Finchley with Miranda and two servants

1901

Living at Sunnyside, 7 St Michael’s Road, Worthing – Benjamin, Retired Company Accountant, East London Water Works Co.; Miranda; Augustus Evans 13yrs (nephew); Jane Elliott 19yrs General Servant.

1911

Living at Sunnyside, 7 St Michael’s Road, Worthing – Benjamin; Miranda;

1921

Springfield, St. Michael’s Road, Worthing, Sussex

First name(s) Last name Relationship to head Sex Birth year Age Birth place Occupation Employer
Benjamin Nicholson Jones
Head
Male 1856 65 Hackney, Middlesex Chief Clerk Retired East London Water Works Co
Miranda Jones
Wife
Female 1855 65 Middlesex Home Duties

Miscellaneous Information

Wood cut depicting the various installations of the company in 1886.