Juan Bermuder (Spanish 1503-1511) first discovered this island. The island was included in the third charter of the Virginia Company 1612, and 60 English settlers were sent to colonize.
In 1639, David Jones was described as "of Bermuda, planter". A George Smith, "Citizen, grocer of London", along with this David Jones, leaves "share in Warwick on South Side, now in occupation of John Walker, on the west, and James Dorsett on the east. Lots of folks involved here. [Smith and Jones connections go way back!] Are there any other JONES still on the island? Let's network...:-).
A post can be found at http://thejonessurname.blogspot.com on Wednesday, January 11, 2012.