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Re: NC-Newton EDNEY Jones b.1838
Posted by: Pam Hall (ID *****0925) Date: August 05, 2002 at 00:55:14
In Reply to: Re: NC-Newton EDNEY Jones b.1838 by Dorothy Reynolds of 601

It's only taken me 2 years to answer this, but yes, Kath and I are from the same Jones/Edney line. I descend from Joseph Edney Jones while she descends from his younger brother, James Smith Jones. I am convinced that our Lovey and Jonathan are related in some way to the Edneys in Camden and Pasquotank Counties, NC, but exactly how, we haven't yet established. I have been unable to find out much of anything about their father. All the information I have concerning him is from an affidavit written in mid-1800s by his grandson, Joseph, attesting to his relationship to his grandfather. Apparently, judging from the wording, Joseph may have been trying to assert his inheritance rights in England for his grandfather's titled land. A descendant of Joseph's, Isaac Hall, also attempted to assert his inheritance rights, but received word from English sources that there was no record of a Sir Jonathan holding titled land and even if there was, the statute of limitations had run out. My grandfather, Albert Jones, made a statement on tape that he was told the titled land had once been known as Hyde Park, although NOT the infamous Hyde Park. After some study, I discovered that there was indeed another place known at one time as Hyde Park, but the name had been changed. The original owner of the property is not know, but is now under the management of a historical society in London. As I am very unfamiliar with English research, I only confuse myself trying to sort it all out. The names and places are very confusing to me, so someone with more knowledge of that region would be better suited to figure this one out.

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