Frederick Robert Jones (1814-1896)
Frederick Robert Jones was a solicitor.
He was born on 21 June 1814, the son of Frederick Robert Jones, the steward of the Marsden estates of Sir Joseph Percival Pickford Radcliffe.
He studied law and succeeded his father as solicitor of the Marsden estates, acting in that capacity until just a few months before his own death in 1896.
He was initially a partner in the firm of "Fenton, Jones, and Rayner", before practising alone. He eventually partnered in the firm of "Jones and Hird". Following the death of Benjamin Casson, Jones was appointed the High Bailiff of Huddersfield County Court. After Mr. Hird's death, Jones "devoted himself entirely to his appointments under the Huddersfield and Holmfirth Bankruptcy and County Courts."
He had an interest in farming and horse racing, and "took great pride in his Model Farm at Harden Moss, where at one time he had a racecourse constructed." However, the course remained uncompleted for over 20 years until Robert Taylor relaid the track and erected a wooden stand for spectators. The Harden Moss Racecourse held its inaugural race in September 1895, as part of the Honley Feast.
It was reported that he had "a dread of railway travelling", apparently due to once being involved in a train accident. As a result, he much preferred to travel by horse and carriage, regardless of the distance.
He married twice, firstly to Miss Mary Hudson in 1837, who died in the mid-1880s, and then to Adelaide Eugene Hutchins of Huddersfield.
Frederick Robert Jones died shortly after noon on Sunday 15 March 1896 at his residence at Land Ends, Crosland Moor, after catching influenza. He was buried in Milnsbridge on Thursday 19 March.
His widow married John William Wallace Smyth on 17 September 1902 in Blackpool. She died in London on 6 January 1958.
|1841 — Berk House, Almondbury|
|Frederick Robert Jones||26||head||Solicitor.|
|1851 — Kayes Lane End, Lockwood|
|Frederick Robt Jones Jr||36||head||Solicitor, Clerk of County Court of Huddersfield and Holmfirth. Farmer of 72 acres employing 4 labourers.|
|Mary Jane Shaw||17||visitor||Annuitant.|
|Emma Dyson||22||servant||Domestic servant.|
|Margaret Hudson||19||servant||Domestic servant.|
|William Hudson||38||servant||Farm servant.|
|1861 — Lane Ends, Lockwood|
|Frederick R. Jones||46||head||Solicitor. Registrar of County Court.|
|Richard Watson||26||servant||Farm servant.|
|1871 — Park House, Lockwood|
|Frederick R. Jones||56||head||Solicitor. Registrar of County Court at Huddersfield and Holmfirth. Land owner and farmer of 300 acres, employing 4 men and 2 boys.|
|Richard Watson||40||servant||Farm servant.|
|1881 — Thornton Road, Lockwood|
|Frederick R. Jones||66||head||Solicitor. Registrar of County Court at Huddersfield and Holmfirth. Registrar of High Court of Justice. Farmer of 33 acres and employing 5 agricultural labourers.|
|1891 — Park Road, Lockwood|
|Frederick Robt. Jones||76||head||Solicitor. Registrar of County Court, Huddersfield and District. Registrar of the High Court of Justice.|
|Adelaide Eugene Jones||20||wife|
|John Derbyshire||29||visitor||Commercial traveller.|
|Annie Marie Derbyshire||23||visitor|
|Adelaide Maud Derbyshire||3 months||visitor|
|Richard Watson||50||servant||Groom and coachman.|
|Mary Norfolk||45||servant||Domestic servant.|
|Alice Leh||19||servant||Domestic servant.|
Notes and References
- "Harden Moss and its Racecourse" in Huddersfield Daily Chronicle (20/Sep/1895).
- "Death of Mr. F. R. Jones" in Huddersfield Daily Chronicle" (16/Mar/1896).