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Robert Henry JONES
and
Elizabeth Ann STOWELL



Robert Henry JONES was born at Hill Street, Newport, Monmouthshire in February 1859 to James JONES, a tailor and his wife Mary who's maiden name was STACK. She had come from County Kerry in Ireland.

This is a photograph of Hill Street

This photograph shows Hill Street, Newport in 2007.
The gap is probably where Robert lived.


Robert, who was the youngest son of nine children, lived all his life in Newport. At the age of 22 he was a carpenter and living at Raglan Street. His oldest brother, John, was a printer, another, Walter was a ship steward and others were tailors.

This is a photograph of Raglan Street

This photograph shows the remains of Raglan Street, Newport in 2007.
As can be seen, the rest is a development of flats.


At the age of 24 Robert married Elizabeth STOWELL in Holy Trinity Parish Church, Pillgwenlly, Newport.

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Elizabeth Ann STOWELL was born in June 1858 at Prothero's Row, Newport, the third of four children, to John STOWELL, who came from Shipham in Somerset, and his wife Mary Ann who's maiden name had been BROWN. Mary came from Pill, which was important as a piloting centre for the nearby port of Bristol. She had four younger brothers and two younger sisters.
This is a photograph of Pill showing small boats in the pill.

This photograph shows Pill harbour in 2006.


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In October 1883 Elizabeth married Robert at the Parish Church in Pillgwenlly, Newport and then lived at 7 Bolt Street in Newport. Their first son was Stuart Henry followed by another son and four daughters.

This is a photograph of Bolt Street, Newport.

This photograph shows Bolt Street in 2007. The original houses are no longer here.


By 1891 Robert was a general labourer and then worked in the dockyard. At the age of 37 he caught tuberculosis and died at Raglan Street in the January of 1897.

Ten years later, Elizabeth married Walter LeVESCONTE who was a coal hewer.
In November 1943 Elizabeth died at Coronation Street, Blaina.

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