Christopher Jones

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Status summary

As of December 31, 2023:

  • Low Priority as no known Y-DNA descendants of (Capt.) Christopher Jones. Being a very common surname researching this family would be a real challenge.

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Paper trail

First Generation

(Capt.) Christopher Jones is believed to have been born Harwich, Essex about 1570 (son of Christopher and Sybil Jones) and was buried St. Mary the Virgin Church, Rotherhithe 5 Mar 1621/2.. He was married twice, first St. Nicholas, Harwich 27 Dec 1593 Sara Twitt then St. Nicholas, Harwich 1603 Josian (Thompson) Gray. By his first wife he had one child, Thomas (bur. 1596). By his second wife he had eight children (first three born Harwich, next four at Rotherhithe and youngest back at Harwich): Christopher (1604, died young), Thomas (1607), Josian (1609), Roger (1611), Christopher (1613), Joane (1615), Grace (1619) and John (1621).

Second Generation

Thomas Jones was baptized St. Nicholas, Harwich 3 Oct 1607.

Roger Jones was baptized St Mary, Rotherhithe, Southwark, Surrey, 15 Dec 1611.

Christopher Jones was baptized St Mary, Rotherhithe, Southwark, Surrey, 13 Mar 1613/4.

John Jones was baptized St. Nicholas, Harwich 4 Mar 1620/1. He may have been the John Jones born about 1621 who emigrated to Westmoreland County Virginia. However, there have been no records discovered to date to link the immigrant with the Captain of the Mayflower. In any case the immigrant John Jones died at Westmoreland County about 3 Aug 1657 and is may have been the father of John Jones (born ca 1640).

DNA Results TBD

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