JONES Phillip H, Captain "of Coleford" Shipwrecked 1899 (Documents Articles)

by Jefff @, West London, Middlesex, Thursday, February 19, 2015, 18:51 (2531 days ago) @ admin

Thanks Admin. Yes I agree regarding the letters.

I've just reminded myself that, contrary to my past expectations, sometimes I must deliberately search within a specific collection of the Ancestry site, rather than wait for it to automatically display what I thought I was obviously searching-for, when I'd selected it's "Search All Records" option ?!
A few weeks ago I found this direct approach seemed necessary, or at least wise, to gain hits from their Criminal Records, and now I see it's necessary wrt the Crew Lists within their Travel Collection.

Ancestry also appears very poor at offering hits for "Philip"s as well as "Phillip" as typed...

Nevermind, good to live n learn, searching the Crew Lists gives the following excellent set of Records;

Second Mate's Certificate of Competency for the Merchant Service, awarded 18.7.1884;
Name: Philip Hughes Jones
Estimated Age: 21
Birth Date: 1863
Birth Place: Yorkley, Gloucestershire
Issue Date: 18 Jul 1884
Issue Port: London
Certificate Number: 014505

First Mate's Certificate of Competency for the Merchant Service, awarded 19.8.1887;
Name: Philip Hughes Jones
Estimated Age: 24
Birth Date: 1863
Birth Place: Yorkley, Gloucestershire
Issue Date: 19 Aug 1887
Issue Port: London
Certificate Number: 014505

Master's Certificate of Competency for the Merchant Service, awarded 31.5.1890;
Name: Philip Hughes Jones
Estimated Age: 27
Birth Date: 1863
Birth Place: Yorklery, Gloucestershire
Issue Date: 31 Mar 1890
Issue Port: Bristol
Certificate Number: 014505

Captain Jones was clearly a very capable man to be commanding such a large ship when "just" 27 years old, altho' I don't think this was particularly unusual in the Navy in those days.

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Name: Philip Hughes Jones
Registration Year: 1863
Registration Quarter: Oct-Nov-Dec
Registration district: Monmouth
Inferred County: Monmouthshire
Volume: 11a


1871 Census, The New Inn, Parkend.

Given Name Surname Relationship Age Estimated Birth Year Gender Birth City Birth County Birth Country.

Richard Jones Head (Innkeeper) 38 1833 Male West Dean Gloucestershire England
Susan Jones Wife 36 1835 Female West Dean Gloucestershire England
Henrietta Jones Daughter 11 1860 Female West Dean Gloucestershire England
Philip Hughes Jones Son 7 1864 Male West Dean Gloucestershire England
James Jones Son 5 1866 Male West Dean Gloucestershire England
Fanny Granger Boarder 26 1845 Female Bristol Gloucestershire England
Mary Brown Servant 21 1850 Female Newnham Gloucestershire England
John Hughes Visitor 12 1859 Male Coleford Gloucestershire England

Next door is;
James Hughes Head 42 1829 Male West Dean Gloucestershire England
Anne Hughes Wife 42 1829 Female Newland Gloucestershire England
Elizabeth Hughes Daughter 19 1852 Female West Dean Gloucestershire England
Sarah Hughes Daughter 16 1855 Female West Dean Gloucestershire England
Agnes Hughes Daughter 8 1863 Female West Dean Gloucestershire England
William Hughes Son 3 1868 Male West Dean Gloucestershire England
Elizabeth Hughes Sister-in-law 44 1827 Female Stanton Gloucestershire England


National Probate Calendar of Wills;
"Philip Hughes Jones of Coleford, Glos, Master-mariner, died 13 July 1899 at sea.
Administration Gloucester 29 September to Harriet Jones, Widow, Effects £252, 15s, 6d."

From GlosBMD,
Birth Details
Child Surname Child Forename Father Surname Mother Surname Mother's Former Name Year District Office Register Entry
JONES Philip Hughes JONES JONES HUGHES 1863 Forest of Dean Monmouth, Coleford 19 198

And this site's PRs;
Record_ID: 112689
Entry_Number: 740
Year: 1863
Month: Dec
Day: 6
Parents_Surname: JONES
Child_Forenames: Philip Hughes
Fathers_Forenames: Richard
Mothers_Forenames: Susan
Mothers_Surname:
Residence: Yorkley
Occupation: Publican
Officiating_Minister: Jno[John] Jos[ep]h Ebsworth Incumbent
Event: Baptism
Memoranda: son of
Notes:
Register_Reference: P245 IN 1/11
Page_Number: 93
Parish_Chapel: Parkend
Soundex: J520

The ONLY marriage on FreeBMD for a Philip Hughes Jones is this one, which seems a reasonable fit for a seafaring man;

Surname First name(s) District Vol Page
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Marriages Jun 1894 (>99%)
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Brown Harriet Sunderland 10a 783
Jones Philip Hughes Sunderland 10a 783


Think this is Philip's parent's marriage ?;

Surname First name(s) District Vol Page
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Marriages Dec 1857 (>99%)
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Hughes Susan Gloucester 6a 465
Jones Richard Gloucester 6a 465

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Just found this prior thread which refers, briefly;
http://forum.forest-of-dean.net/index.php?id=23833

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Here's a very sad Baptism given the date, two days before Phillip drowns !!

Record_ID: 147073
Entry_Number: 589
Year: 1899
Month: Jul
Day: 12
Parents_Surname: JONES
Child_Forenames: Phyliss Harriet
Fathers_Forenames: Philip Hughes
Mothers_Forenames: Harriet
Mothers_Surname:
Residence: Coleford
Occupation: Master Mariner
Officiating_Minister: John Bond (Vicar)
Event: Baptism
Memoranda:
Notes:
Register_Reference: P245 IN 1/12
Page_Number: 74
Parish_Chapel: Parkend
Soundex: J520

Record_ID: 11955
Entry_Number: 309
Year: 1895
Month: May
Day: 13
Parents_Surname: JONES
Child_Forenames: Dorothy Emma Seaborn
Fathers_Forenames: Philip Thighes [sic]
Mothers_Forenames: Harriet
Mothers_Surname:
Residence: Newland Street
Occupation: Master Mariner
Officiating_Minister: C E Saunders
Event: Baptism
Memoranda:
Notes:
Register_Reference: P93 IN 1/7
Page_Number: 39
Parish_Chapel: Coleford
Soundex: J520


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