George Jones

Born: ~1838, Stourbridge, (Oldswinford), Worcestershire, England
Baptism: 21 January 1838, Oldswinford, Worcestershire, England (Parents are John Jones and Ann)
Parents: John Jones
Siblings: Possibly Ellen Jones (~1835) and Mary Ann Jones (~1841)
Married: Harriet Sophia Flight, 26 October 1862, Parish Church, Edgbaston, King's Norton
Children: Harriet Jones, ~1864, Worcestershire
                Mary E. (Eliza?) Jones, ~1865/6, Stourbridge, Worcestershire [Mary Eliza Jones born Jul-Sep 1865, Vol.6C, Page 173]
                William Scott Jones, 7 April 1868, Stourbridge, Worcestershire
Occupation: Tailor (from 12 years old in 1851 to 43 years old in 1881)
Address: 1851: Windmill Street, Stourbridge (assuming we have found the correct John Jones)
                1861: 29 Church Street, Stourbridge
                1862: Edgbaston
                1868, 1871: Copenhagen Row, Church Street, Stourbridge, Worcestershire
                1881: 4, Bk 84, Edward Street, Lady Wood, Birmingham, England
Died: (After 5 April 1881, Before 5 April 1891), probably in Birmingham

Marriage certificate of George Jones and Harriet Flight
Marriage certificate of George Jones and Harriet Flight (PDF)
1851-1881 Census information for George Jones (PDF)
Birth certificate for William Scott Jones (PDF)


The maps and photographs below provide a likely location for Copenhagen Row, Church Street, Stourbridge. The first street map shows a lilac square where there is now a public car park (shown in the 2011 aerial photograph) where the houses probably were located. The second map from 1838 shows 'Copenhagen Place' which is a very similar name to 'Copenhagen Row'. Note that what is now Church Street was called Windmill Street in 1838, but changed name to Church Street around the time that George Jones lived there. It seems likely that the street name changed sometime between 1851 and 1861 (based on census information). (Thanks to Colin MacDonald from www.stourbridge.co.uk for providing the old map and aerial photograph.)

Stourbridge, 1938
Aerial photograph of the town centre, Stourbridge, from the south-east, 9 June 1938 (Britain from Above)

Stourbridge, 1938
Aerial photograph of the town around the junction of High Street and New Road, Stourbridge, 1938 (Britain from Above)

Copenhagen Row, Stourbridge, 1938
Copenhagen Row, Stourbridge, 1938 (Copyright English Heritage)

Church Street, Stourbridge, 2011
Aerial photograph of Church Street, Stourbridge, 2011 (from Dudley Archives website)

Church Street, Stourbridge, 2013
Church Street, Stourbridge, 2013

Stourbridge, 1838
Stourbridge, 1838

Street Names of Stourbridge by H Jack Haden
COPENHAGEN PLACE, a row of cottages shown on the 1837 map extending S.W. from Windmill Street (Church Street), Stourbridge, and also on the 1881/2, 1921 and 1948 O.S. maps, but they were demolished about 1948 and the site and some additional land was opened in April 1949 as a public car park for 100 cars. Major George Harry Green, J.P., of Oakleigh, Oldswinford, a director of Eliza Tinsley and Co., nail, rivet and chain manufacturers of Old Hill gave 500 towards the cost of the project - the town's first public car park. Copenhagen Place was probably named after the Battle of Copenhagen on 2 April 1801, the action when Vice-admiral Horatio Nelson put his telescope to his blind eye and said he could not see the signal from his commander-in- chief Sir Hyde Parker to discontinue the action against the Danish fleet.

CHURCH STREET, Stourbridge, extending from the junction of High Street with Hagley Road to where Red Hill is entered by Junction Road (formerly Halfpenny Hall Lane) is an ancient road providing a direct route from Stourbridge town to Oldswinford parish church. On the 1837 map it is named Windmill Street, as a windmill stood on the summit of the hill at the rear of a block of flats south of Ibstock Drive.

WINDMILL STREET, Stourbridge, is the name given on the 1837 Stourbridge plan to the length of road from the south end of High Street to the top of the hill where Halfpenny Hall Lane (Junction Road) joins Red Hill. It is named on the 1847 map, but the windmill is not marked, although it is on the 1837 map, and presumably the street was renamed Church Street in the second half of the 19th century - probably when St. John's Church was built in 1861 on a site between Foster Street and the length of Parkfield Road that extends north-east from Church Street. The windmill is shown on an engraved view of Stourbridge in the late 18th century that is to be found in copies of Nash's "Worcestershire".


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