JONES, David Edward Amos

David Edward Amos Jones

born 21 June 1871 Camberwell (1), London, England, son of David Edward Jones (carpenter) and Anna Maria Theobald, birth reg. Sept quarter 1871 Camberwell (London) vol. 1d page 652, arrived Wellington on the RMS Kaikoura 29 April 1885 from London and Plymouth aged 13 years, died 20 February 1919 New Hebrides now Vanuatu aged 47 years, buried 21 February 1919 at the Vila French Cemetery (3), married Annie Hoskinon 31 March 1892 at New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand (IGI), registered 1892/250,she died 22 August 1947 (2)

1. Harold Edward Theobald Jones reg. 1894/2510
2. Hilda Grace Jones reg. 1897/4922
3. John William Theobald Jones reg. 1899/7896
4. Anna Elizabeth Wing Jones reg. 1902/9871
5. Irene Gertrude Wing Jones reg. 1906/19674

succeeded Mrs Robottom December 1899
succeeded by Mrs Robottom April 1900

Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXI, Issue 4998, 22 December 1899, Page 3
(this notice continued in the Ashburton Guardian until about 27 January 1900)

Photography.— Mr D. Jones, a photographer of lengthened experience, and, as his work shows, of skill and taste, has taken over Mrs Robottom's Studio in Moore street, and announces his intention of carrying on business in those premises. He makes a specialty of enlargements, and a further specialty of photographing homestead, villas, and cottage homes, and claims special facility in reproducing groups. Farmers and owners of live stock have frequently a desire to haye anything good that they posses preserved in photograph, and in this Mr Jones claims ability to suit their wishes by the latest instantaneous process. As a means of introducing himself to the people he will for fourteen days take the portraits free of children under five years of age at the studio.

Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXI, Issue 5001, 28 December 1899, Page 2

Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXI, Issue 5023, 1 February 1900, Page 3
(This notice was published in the Ashburton Guardian from 31 January 1900 to 2 April 1900)

On 2 April 1900 Mrs Robottom advertised she had taken over the studio in Moore Street, Ashburton. 

Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXI, Issue 5079, 2 April 1900, Page 3

On 3 January 1903 the studio for offered for public auction as Mrs Robottom was moving to the North Island.

Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXI, Issue 5850, 30 December 1902, Page 3

1881 census - 1 Charlmont Road, Tooting, London
David Jones head mar 34 carpenter born Ramsgate, Kent
Anna Jones wife mar 34 born Boughton, Kent
David Jones son 9 scholar born Camberwell, Surrey

Ashburton Electoral Roll - 1900 page 40
2126 Jones, David Edward Amos, Ashburton, photographer, residential
2122 Jones, Annie, Ashburton, housewife, residential

(1) 1881 census Tooting, London
(2) email message
(3) email message 18 May 2012


Anonymous said...

I believe Annie Hoskin was born 22 Aug 1867 Bell Block, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand. Her parents were Arthur John Hoskin and Marina Sampson.

1867/108 Hoskin Annie Marina Arthur John

Early Canterbury Photography said...

thank you