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Robert William JONES (caution: not verified) was born in abt 1760s in possibly Co. Kerry. He died after 9 Dec 1839. Robert married 'UNKNOWN'.

Although we know that Robert was the father of the Elizabeth Jones who married Charles Bellinger in Marylebone, London in 1839, we do not know if this Elizabeth was actually the sister of my husband's great-great-grandmother Catherine below, hence the caution above. We have made the connection between Robert and our Catherine because we know for certain that Catherine's children had an aunt named Elizabeth Bellinger and, for various reasons, it seems more likely that this aunt was on the children's mother's side rather than the father's.

Unfortunately very little else is known about our Jones family apart from the fact that they probably came from Co. Kerry. The Jones surname in Ireland comes from settlers who came from Britain especially in the 16th and 17th centuries. The name is common throughout Ireland.

Griffith's Valuation (1847-1864) for Co. Kerry was checked to see where the highest concentration of land occupation by Jones families might have been at the time, thus giving us an idea of where in Kerry our Jones family might have originated. Sixty two plots of land rented by individuals by the name of Jones are recorded but they are spread quite widely throughout the county in the following parishes:
Listowel area: Listowel, Aghavallen, Duagh, Dysert, Finuge, Kilfeighny, Knockanure
Tralee area: Tralee, Ballincuslane, Ballymacelligott, Castleisland, O'Brennan, Ratass
Dingle area: Ballinvoher,
Killarney area: Kilcolman, Killeentierna, Killorglin
Caherciveen or Killarney area: Glanbehy
Caherciveen, Killarney or Kenmare area: Knockane
Kenmare area: Kilcrohane, Templenoe, Tuosist
Valencia Island.
Most of the above parishes are in north Kerry indicating that our Joneses may have come from the northern part of the county.

'UNKNOWN' died. 'UNKNOWN' married Robert William JONES (caution: not verified).

They had the following children.

  F i Catherine JONES was born about 1798. She died on 4 Feb 1874.
  F ii Elizabeth JONES (caution: not verified) was born about 1802. She died in probably 29 Aug 1876.

Charles BELLINGER (caution: not verified) [Parents] died in probably before 1862. Charles married Elizabeth JONES (caution: not verified) on 9 Dec 1839 in Trinity Church, Marylebone, London.

Charles is descibed as a carpenter on his marriage certificate (1839) and on the baptismal certificates of his children Agnes (1840), Charles (1842) and James (1847). However, he is described as a waiter on the birth certificate of his daughter Catherine (1848) and the marriage certificate of his daughter Agnes (1874).

Elizabeth JONES (caution: not verified) [Parents] was born about 1802 in probably Co. Kerry. She died in probably 29 Aug 1876 in probably Marylebone Workhouse, London. Elizabeth married Charles BELLINGER (caution: not verified) on 9 Dec 1839 in Trinity Church, Marylebone, London.

We know of Elizabeth's existence from the 1871 census of England. She is listed as a member of the household of her nephew Michael Devine who lived at 7 Holland St., Kensington. According to the census return, Elizabeth, a 68-year-old widow, was born in Ireland and was a retired laundress. As we could not tell from the census whether Elizabeth was an aunt from Michael's mother's or father's side, a search was carried out on the FreeBMD website for marriages between an Elizabeth Devine and a Mr. Bellinger and an Elizabeth Jones (Michael's mother's surname was Jones) and a Mr. Bellinger. No Devine/Bellinger marriage record was located but I came across a marriage in the right time frame between an Elizabeth Jones and a Charles Bellinger in Marylebone, Middlesex in 1989. Because there is nothing on the marriage certificate, nor on any other ocuments located for Elizabeth or her family, that proves that this Elizabeth was indeed an aunt of Michael Devine, I have added cautions alongside their names in the family tree. Any assistance in establishing a definite connection, or even help in proving they are not connected at all, would be most welcome. If you can help, please contact Helen@HelensFamilyTrees.com.

An 1841 census return has been located for the household of Charles and Elizabeth. However, this states that Elizabeth was born in Middlesex, whereas our Elizabeth appears to have been born in Ireland (from 1871 census, as mentioned above). In case the place of birth was written incorrectly on the census form, here are the full census details:

Address: Little Chesterfield St., Marylebone (no house number provided)
Charles Bellenger, aged 25, occupation "Porter", born in England but not in Middlesex
Elizabeth Bellinger, aged 25, born in Middlesex
Agnes Bellenger, daughter, aged eight months, born in Middlesex

Interestingly 1861 census records were located for an Elizabeth Bellenger, living in Marylebone and born in Ireland. Full details are:

Address: 14 George St., Marylebone (a "lodging house")
Elizabeth Bellenger, aged 40, widow, occupation "charwoman", born in Ireland
Agnes Bellenger, daughter, aged 15, servant, born in Marylebone
Catherine Bellenger, daughter, aged 10, scholar, born in Paddington (near Marylebone)

This Elizabeth appears to be the same Elizabeth who married Charles Bellinger as both had daughters named Agnes born roughly around the same time. As to whether she is our Elizabeth who was the aunt of Michael Devine it is hard to say. The Elizabeth in the 1861 census was aged 40 whereas our Elizabeth would have been about 58 years of age at the time of the 1861 census. Note that although the 14 George St. had about 30 lodgers listed, Elizabeth herself had two lodgers listed as part of her household.

Our information on Elizabeth's death comes from the death certificate of an Elizabeth Bellinger who died aged 71 in the Marylebone Workhouse in August 1876. The certificate reveals that this Elizabeth, a charwoman, had died of "apoplexy". Unfortunately no other relevant information is provided so we cannot be sure that this certificate relates to Elizabeth Bellinger, aunt of Michael Devine.

Marriage Notes:

According to their marriage certificate, the address for both Elizabeth and Charles at the time was 6 Grotto Passage, Marylebone. Charles's late father, Thomas Bellenger (sic), was a carpenter and Elizabeth's father, Robert William, was a  "Gent'n" (presumably meaning "Gentleman"). Witnesses to the marriage were John Bellenger (sic) and Emma Bellenger (sic), with both Elizabeth and Emma signing the certificate with an 'X', indicating that they could not read or write.

They had the following children.

  F i Agnes Jane BELLINGER (caution: not verified) was born in Nov 1840.
  M ii
Charles BELLINGER was born in Jul 1842 in Marylebone, London. He was christened on 24 Jul 1842 in Marylebone, London.
  M iii
James William BELLINGER was born in Feb 1847 in Marylebone, London. He was christened on 5 Feb 1847 in Marylebone, London.
  F iv
Catherine Elizabeth BELLINGER (caution: not verified) was born on 13 Jul 1848 in 32 Queen St., Marylebone, London.

The 1871 census shows a Marylebone-born Catherine Bellinger, a 20-year-old seamstress, lodging with a Henry E. Moore (a "general dealer") and his wife Agnes in Willesden, Middlesex. Given her age, birthplace and surname, I think this Catherine is our Catherine. The couple she is lodging with bear the same names as her sister Agnes and Agnes's husband, Henry Edward Moore but, very strangely our Catherine's sister Elizabeth did not marry Henry Edward Moore until August 1874, more than three years after the census. Any assistance in establishing a connection, if any, between our Catherine and the Moores in Willesden would be most welcome.

Here are some more details of the Moore household from the 1871 census:
Address: 9 Pembroke Place, Willesden
Henry was aged 33 and was born in St. Pancras
Agnes was aged 23 and was born in Lambeth, Surrey (prior to 1888 Lambeth was part of Surrey). However, our Catherine's sister Agnes was born in Marylebone.

Harry Edward MOORE [Parents] was born about 1849. Harry married Agnes Jane BELLINGER (caution: not verified) on 2 Aug 1874 in St. Matthew's Church, Marylebone, London.

According to his marriage certificate, Harry's residence at the time was 4 Park Road Mews, presumably in Marylebone where the marriage took place. He was a cellarman at the time of the marriage.

Agnes Jane BELLINGER (caution: not verified) [Parents] was born in Nov 1840 in Marylebone, London. She was christened on 10 Nov 1840 in Marylebone, London. Agnes married Harry Edward MOORE on 2 Aug 1874 in St. Matthew's Church, Marylebone, London.

According to the 1841 census Agnes's middle name was Ellen rather than Jane which was the middle name given on her marriage certificate.

According to her marriage certificate, Agnes's residence at the time (1874) was 18 Walnut(?) St., presumably in Marylebone where the marriage took place. Agnes signed her name on the marriage certificate with an X. The certificate also tells us that Agnes was 25 years old at the time of the marriage. However, the 1841 census indicates her year of birth was 1840, meaning she would have been about 34 years of age at the time of her marriage.

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses were John Jenkins and Mary Jenkins.

While I would have expected Agnes to have been Catholic, the church she was married in, St. Matthew's in Marylebone, was Anglican.


Thomas BELLINGER died before 9 Dec 1839.

He had the following children.

  M i Charles BELLINGER (caution: not verified) died in probably before 1862.

Thomas MOORE died.

According to the marriage certificate of his son Harry, Thomas was a solicitor.

He had the following children.

  M i Harry Edward MOORE was born about 1849.

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Joshua LEAHY died in 2001.
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