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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 (see notes for Elizabeth Jones below), 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 possibly 29 Aug 1876.

Charles BELLINGER (caution: not verified) [Parents] died before 23 Jun 1851 in probably Marylebone, London. 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 possibly 29 Aug 1876 in possibly 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 1839. Because there is nothing on the marriage certificate, nor on any other documents 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". Marylebone Workhouse records were then checked and they tell us that an Elizabeth Bellinger - probably the same Elizabeth - spent time there at least three times in the years prior to 1876:

Admitted, aged 35, from either 25 or 55 Stratford St. on 23 June 1851 (whereabouts of this street in London is unknown but presumably it was in Marylebone) with her children Charles (aged 8¾), Jane Agnes (6) and Catherine Elizabeth (3) - but without her other children, i.e. Agnes Jane (who could be the same child as Agnes Jane) and James William (perhaps he had died) and discharged at her own request on 12 July 1851;
Admitted, aged 57, from 14 George St. (address is the same as that of the Elizabeth Bellinger from the 1861 census above) on 14 July 1864 and discharged at her own request on 24 December 1864 (she is described as having "weak sight"). An Elizabeth Bellinger, aged 50 and suffering from catarrh, was admitted on 14 April 1864 from 5 Blackey's Court, Ball St. in Marylebone and discharged as "cured" on 7 May 1864, but this address does not tie in with the George's St. address above so this may be a different Elizabeth Bellinger;    
Admitted, aged 63, on 2 September 1865 and discharged at her own request on 7 April 1866.
Unfortunately there is no evidence here to prove any connection to 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 was born on 30 Sep 1840.
  M ii
Charles BELLINGER was born on 5 Jul 1842 in 22 Little Chesterfield St., Marylebone, London. He was christened on 24 Jul 1842 in Marylebone, London.
  F iii
Jane Agnes BELLINGER was born about 1844 in probably Marylebone, London.

We know of Jane's existence from Marylebone Workhouse records which show the admittance of her widowed mother, Elizabeth, on 23 June 1851 along with three of her children, "Charles (aged 8¾), Jane Agnes (6) and Catherine Elizabeth (3)". Elizabeth also had a daughter named Agnes Jane so perhaps Jane Agnes and Agnes Jane are the same person. However, Agnes Jane would have been 10 years old at the time.
  M iv
James William BELLINGER was born on 19 Jan 1847 in 16 or 22 Little Chesterfield St., Marylebone, London. He was christened on 5 Feb 1847 in Marylebone, London. He died in possibly before 23 Jun 1851 in probably Marylebone, London.

James did not accompany his widowed mother and siblings Charles, Jane Agnes and Catherine when they were admitted to Marylebone Workhouse on 23 June 1851. Had he died or was he being taken care of elsewhere?

A 58-year-old labourer named James Bellinger, who was a Canadian citizen, arrived in Montreal from Liverpool on 10 November 1905. The age ties in with James William above. Were they the same person?
  F v
Catherine Elizabeth BELLINGER was born on 13 Jul 1848 in 32 Queen St., Marylebone, London.

The following is probably just a coincidence but I think it worth noting just in case:

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, this Catherine may be our Catherine above. The couple she is lodging with bear the same names as her sister and brother-in-law Agnes and Henry Edward Moore but, very strangely our Catherine's sister Agnes 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.

Henry (Harry) Edward MOORE (caution: not verified) [Parents] was born about 1849. Henry married Agnes Jane BELLINGER 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 [Parents] was born on 30 Sep 1840 in 82 East St., Marylebone, London. She was christened on 10 Nov 1840 in Marylebone, London. Agnes married Henry (Harry) Edward MOORE (caution: not verified) on 2 Aug 1874 in St. Matthew's Church, Marylebone, London.

According to [what we think is ] her marriage certificate (1874) Agnes's middle name is Ellen rather than Jane which was the middle name given on her birth certificate (1840) and in the 1841 census, thus casting doubt that she did in fact marry Harry Edward Moore.

According to the above marriage certificate, Agnes's residence at the time 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, Agnes above was born in 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 before 23 Jun 1851.

Thomas MOORE died.

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

He had the following children.

  M i Henry (Harry) Edward MOORE (caution: not verified) was born about 1849.

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