UK Wiltshire and Gloucestershire: Parentage of Britton Webb Jones

From Diana Gourley (member no 774)
Reply to: gourley@netspeed.com.au

Britton Webb JONES (aka Britton JONES) is one of my convict ancestors.  He was a waterman convicted of larceny at the Bristol Quarter Sessions on 14 July 1817.  He was held in the hulks until his transportation to Van Diemen's Land, arriving in Hobart Town on 10 January 1820 aboard the "Dromedary".  Family folklore suggests that he was the son of Britton JONES Snr and Mary WEBB.  However, I have found no hard evidence of this. 

Recently a fellow researcher drew my attention to the Wiltshire Baptism records, 1530-1886 and the baptism of Britton Jones on 1 September 1800 in Atworth, Wiltshire, his parents being William Jones and Elizabeth Jones (nee WEBB, daughter of Guilliam WEBB of Atworth)  William and Elizabeth JONES lived in Bristol. 

There is a lot more to this story but at this stage I am just trying to confirm that this is a legitimate connection.  Does anyone else have any further information on Britton JONES and his birth?

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