Georgina Jones


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The Life of Georgina Jones

On 16th December 1872, as a 28 year old labourer, Frederick married 19 year old Georgina Jones, daughter of former convicts Susan Featherstone and the late George Jones, who died 3 months previously. When Georgina was 15, she and her 13 year old sister, Susan Priscilla, had been in service but were "out of a place,lately employed raspberry picking and working on the land"
The wedding ceremony, conducted by Joseph Long, took place in the home of her mother Susan near Margate, under the rites of the Primitive Methodist Church. Witnesses were Richard Orpen Sproul, a Newgate farmer and her sister Elizabeth Ann Jones of Browns River who signed her mark. Georgia Turnbull (Jones) died 27 April 1911 in Hobart and Frederick died 6 years later on 25 November 1917, aged 77, at the home of his daughter Isabella (married Holt) 216 Campbell Steet, Hobart, leaving 7 male children and 3 females still living. He is buried in Snug Cemetery.

Thank you to John Bevis for the above information

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