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Name: Edward Jones

Burial Number: 0931

Gender: Male

Occupation: Banker's clerk

Distinction: Madeira ancestors

Born: 00/00/1842

Died: 26/12/1918

Buried: 31/12/1918


Edward was born in Madeira, the son of Osmond and Maria Olimpia da Silva. He was baptised at Igreja Inglesa da Madeira in 1843. His father was the son of a merchant and was born in St John’s, Antigua. His mother was from an old established Portuguese family and brought Portuguese servants with her to England. By 1851, the family were living in England where Osmond was involved with the Great Exhibition at Crystal Palace. He organised a post office at the site which dealt with approximately 800 pieces of correspondence each day. During this year, newspapers also reported that Osmond was also encouraging the Poplar Guardians in East London to send pauper children to Bermuda to start new lives as domestic servants. Osmond died on his 44th birthday, 16th April 1858. Edward worked as a banker’s clerk and on 3rd December 1872, he married Helena Anne Marriott at St Saviour, Highbury. She had been born in Bermuda. The couple moved to Kensington, sharing a house with two other families. They had a daughter Mary Bruce Jones born in 1873. Helena died in 1884. On 17th December 1888, Edward married a widow, Elizabeth Blanche Maclennan at St Augustine, Kilburn. She already had a daughter Blanche Effie. The family lived in Willesden and later moved to Hammersmith. By 1911, Edward had retired and the family moved to Littlehampton. The family moved along the coast to Hove where Elizabeth died in 1915. By 1917, Edward was living at “Bermuda” in Rowlands Road, Worthing. The house was on the corner of Ivy Place and had been known formerly as “Westward Ho”. Edward died on 26th December 1918. Probate was granted on 3rd February 1919 to Mary Bruce Jones spinster. Effects £603 16s 3d.


Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: NWS Row: 3 Plot: 5

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R.I.P. In loving memory of Edward Oliveira Jones died Dec 26 1918 aged 76 "Jesu mercy"

Further Information


Name: Edward Oliveira Jones

Gender: Male

Born: 00/00/1842

Town: Known

County: Unknown

Country: Portugal


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 3/12/1872

Spouse First Name: Helena

Spouse Second Name: Anne

Spouse Last Name: Marriott

Town of Marriage: Highbury

County of Marriage: Middlesex

Country of Marriage: England

Marriage Date: 17/12/1888

Spouse First Name: Elizabeth

Spouse Second Name: Blanche

Spouse Last Name: Maclennan

Town of Marriage: Kilburn

County of Marriage: Middlesex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 26/12/1918

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: "Bermuda"

Address line 3: Rowlands Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: £603 16 s 3 d

Current value of effects: £27684.00

Census Information


6 Richmond Grove, Islington, Middx

Osmond aged 36, Madeira merchant at present employed in the executive department of the Great Exhibition of 1851. Mary Olimpia aged 31, born in Madeira. Edward aged 8, born in Madeira. Arthur aged 4. Walter aged 3. Maria de Jesus aged 34, servant born in Madeira.


15 Northampton Grove, Islington, Middx.

Maria aged 41, widow. Edward aged 18, banker’s clerk. Arthur aged 14. Plus 2 servants (1 from Madeira).


6 Tredegar Square, Mile End Old Town, London.

Edward aged 27, banker’s clerk. Boarding with John Newcombe, banker’s clerk and family.


187 Cornwall Road, Kensington, Middx.

Edward aged 38, banker’s clerk. Helena aged 36. Mary Bruce Jones aged 7. Annie E Chauncer? aged 20, nursery governess. (Sharing a house with two other families).


13 Burton Road, Willesden, Middx.

Edward aged 48, banker’s clerk. Elizabeth aged 39. Mary B aged 17.Blanche Effie aged 7, step daughter. Plus 2 servants.


17 Aynhoe Road, Hammersmith, Middx.

Edward aged 58, banker’s clerk. Elizabeth aged 49. Blanche aged 17, step daughter. Plus 1 servant.


6 St Catherine’s Road, Littlehampton, Sussex.

Edward aged 68, retired banker’s clerk. Elizabeth aged 59. Blanche Effie aged 27, step daughter.

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