Notes for Francis Jones Sr.
Great Great Great Grandfather of Ransom Marion Jones1474
Francis Jones is as far back as we have been able to trace this lineage. He was born in 1663 in Ireland, and died in 1717 in Philadelphia County, PA. He married Rachel Newton in 1687, the daughter of Jonas Newton and Jane Urin. She was born Aug. 9, 1662 in Corbally, Queens County, Ireland, and died in 1717 in PA. The family left Ireland in 1708 and migrated to Redstone MM (Quaker Congregation) in Pembrokeshire, South Wales, leaving there in 1711 for Philadelphia. Francis moved his family to several meeting groups, including the Philadelphia MM (meeting) Dec. 29, 1711, the Providence, PA Chester MM in 1713, the Duck Creek MM in Kent County, Delaware April 20, 1715. Rachel Newton was the fifth of ten children born to Jonas and Jane Win Newton.
There were four children born to Francis and Rachel:
Samuel, b. May 1, 1688 in Ireland d. abt. 1767 in Philadelphia Co. PA.
Francis, b. June 29, 1690 in Ireland d. before March 28, 1739 in Gap, Lancaster Co., PA.
Henry, b. April 24, 1693 in Ireland d. after 1739 in Chester Co., PA;
Jonas, b. June 15, 1695 in Pembrokeshire, South Wales.