Jonas Family - Suffolk UK

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Looking for help busting down a brick wall that has me stumped for over a year.

I am following the JONAS family lines in Essex / Suffolk UK but can not find the parents / ancestors of the following person:

John JONAS  
b 1712   Melford / Thurlow Suffolk
d 1792 23 Aug  Melford Suffolk
m 1752 15 Oct Catherine CLARKE (b 1725  d 1795)
Five Children: William (b1759), Catherine (b1761), John (b1765), Mary (b1773) and Samuel (b1777).

Any info at all on John's line prior to his birth in 1712 would be gratefully received.

Thank you.
in Genealogy Help by Grant Jonas G2G Rookie (160 points)
What is your source for the 1712 baptism? I can see the 1752 marriage and 1792 death - although there are several John Jonases dying around then. Also a William Jonas seems to have been killed in 1795 when his windmill collapsed.

1 Answer

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Hi Grant - I have just come across this question of yours from 3 years ago, which I appear not to have answered. Last year, we were given a lot of information about [[Clarke-18657]] Catherine Clarke by Lyn Boothman of the Long Melford Historical & Archaeological Society. Most of that info (summarised below) is now in Wikitree. John Jonas was much more difficult to track down as there were quite a lot of John Jonases. His parents' names appear to have been John and Mary, and that's all that we could find. I should still have the info from LMHAS, which I can send if you are still interested. - Cheers - Mike

Catherine Clarke (NB. -'s show generation):

-Catherine Clarke b.Abt.1725 Thorpe Morieux, Suffolk, d.Abt.1796 [*] dau. of

--William Clarke bap.6 Dec 1698 Long Melford, Suffolk, d.1752 Long Melford, Suffolk ("1752 Rectory Manor, July: death recorded of William Clarke, admission of Catherine and Mary his daughters and coheirs, to: all those two tenements with one orchard, garden and croft of land with appurt in or near Westgate Street in several occupations of Stephen Webb and Samuel Candler") son of

---Thomas Clarke bap.1 Nov 1669 Long Melford, Suffolk, son of

----Thomas Clarke bap.1 Oct 1639 Long Melford, Suffolk Long Melford, Suffolk, bur.12 Nov 1709 son of

-----Peter Clarke (Clerke)

-----marr.1626 Long Melford, Suffolk

-----Mary Smith bap.23 Aug 1601 Long Melford, Suffolk, (not b.1603 if bap.1601) bur.1653 Long Melford, Suffolk dau of

------Thomas Smith Als Boston (of Boston?), Butcher b.12 Sep 1570?, bur.6 Sep 1625 Long Melford, Suffolk ?son of

-------John Smith d.1603

-------Maryon -

------marr.27 Apr 1596 Long Melford, Suffolk

------Mary Frend bur.23 Mar 1652 Long Melford, Suffolk, poss. dau. of

-------John the Elder Frend bur.1601 Long Melford, Suffolk poss. ("Child3 S John (old) marr pre 1561, bur 1601 prob") son of

--------John Frend bur.1557 Long Melford, Suffolk

--------Chrispian - bur.24 Apr 1569 Long Melford, Suffolk

-------Alys -

----marr.Bef.1664 Long Melford, Suffolk

----Miriam (Mirable) - bur.23 Dec 1702

---marr.7 May 1695

---Mary Haylock bap.1665

--Catherine (Katherine) Dawson (Darson) b.1691, bap.9 Jul 1691 ?Long Melford, Suffolk, d.1743 dau. of

---Edward Dawson (Darson) 1659-1723

---Elizabeth Holborough b.Abt,1655, bur.19 May 1743 Long Melford, Suffolk ?dau. of

----Richard Holborough of Acton d.1690

----marr.1655 or 1656 St Peters, Sudbury, Suffolk

----Francis (Frances?) - of Melford, widow Aggas

[*] Catherine was buried at Long Melford, having lived at Felsham. So I don't think she died at Thorpe Morieux. Her children were born at Lavenham (William 1759), Felsham (Catherine/Cattrine 1761 m. John Clover at Felsham), Long Melford (Samuel 1770) and Horseheath (Mary 1773 m. Samuel Webb at Great Thurlow). I have no note of birthplace for John, b.1765.

by Mike Jonas G2G1 (1.0k points)

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