Friday, March 28, 2014

Came From Canada 1623

On this side of the great pond, several distinct geographic areas developed along the way.  For Canada and the JONES surname, it seems to involve a Welsh settlement of Sir William Vaughan around the year 1619.  It was called "Camriol" and was south of present day St. John's and on the east side of Avalon Peninsula.  A way to get rich wrote one family member.

It was from here, that a Rice Jones arrived Virginia in 1623 by the ship John & Francis.  He is described as "Rice Jones, Planter of Warwick River" by 2 December 1628.  He is listed as "came from Canada".  As far as I can determine, this is the first JONES who was involved with the settlement of Canada.  All those folks north of the border...any JONES in the family trees?  This geographic area has its own distinct history.  Networking anyone?

[see Cavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants 1623 - 1666, by Nugent, p. 10.]

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