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JONES John

Male Abt 1806 - 1858  (~ 52 years)


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  • Name JONES John 
    Born Abt 1806  Cardiganshire, Wales, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Year of birth is based on age given at death
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Sep 1858  Moggill, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The Moreton Bay Courier Sat 11 Sep 1858
      COAL AT MOGGILL-
      Mr. Lumsden has for some time past employed two Welsh miners in sinking a pit shaft at Moggill. They have already sunk beneath the level of the Brisbane, and have gone through a thin vein of most excellent coal, with strong indications of the presence of the mineral still deeper. The sinking will be continued, and the miners expect before long to find a thicker seam.

      The Moreton Bay Courier Wed 15 Sep 1858
      KILLED AT MOGILL
      An inquest was held yesterday, at Moggill, by the Coroner, K. Cannan, Esq., on the body of a miner named Jones. The following evidence was taken :-Thomas Jones deposed : "l am the son of the deceased. I am a miner, my father was a miner ; have been fourteen months in Moreton Bay. I had been working with my father yesterday sinking a shaft. I was on the top, my father below ; he was boring for blasting the rock. About half-past one, I heard a loud explosion. I was at the top. There was nobody else below but my father. I went down into the pit in about two minutes. My father was sitting down on the side of the shaft. He said he was alive. There was too much smoke to see it all. I called for help. They came and lowered the bucket. I put my father into it, and he was drawn up. I then saw he was very much hurt. He lived till about half-past four, quite sensible all the tiime. No doubt the charge of powder had become ignited by hammering the needle down; such accidents often happen in Wales where we came from; it was not from carelessness. There was about three ounces of powder in the hole. My father has been working here nine months, and six months out of the mine been blasting." The jury returned a verdict of "accidental death".
    Buried Moggill, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2497  Wood/O'Neill
    Last Modified 19 May 2016 

    Family DAVIES Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1810, Wales, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. JONES Thomas,   b. Abt 1832, Cardiganshire, Wales, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1916, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years)
     2. JONES Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1840, Wales, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. JONES Jane,   b. Abt 1842, Wales, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1915, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)
     4. JONES John,   b. Abt 1843, Wales, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. JONES Eleanor,   b. Abt 1847, Wales, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. JONES Margaret,   b. Abt 1850, Wales, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 19 May 2016 08:07:40 
    Family ID F1819  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The Jones family arrived into Moreton Bay on the 14 August 1857 on the Mary Pleasants.