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Frederick Warner Jones

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Frederick Warner Jones (1843-1904), Civil engineer and inventor of a swing frame for tricycles.

1843 Born in Newton Abbott, Torquay, Devon, England.

1851 Living at 86 St. Sidwells, Exeter (age 8 born Torquay). With his widowed father William L. Jones (age 44 born Ottery), a Wine Merchant and his brothers James and William G. and his sister Fanny. One servant. [1]

1861 Civil engineer, lodging in Bromley, Middx[2]

He married Rosina Frankcom.

1871 Wine merchant, living in Woodbury, Devon, with Rosina Jones 28, Fredk W Jones 3, William N Jones 1, Amelia Rose Jones 6 Months[3]

1881 Living at Dix's Field House, St Sidwell, Exeter (age 38 born Torquay), Mechanical Engineer. With his wife Rosina (age 38 born Bristol) and their children Frederick W. (age 13 born Exeter), William M. (age 11 born Exeter), Alfred C. (age 9 born Lympstone), Thomas L. (age 5 born Spreyton), Arthur H. (age 4 born Exeter) and Kathleen (age 3 born Exeter). Plus four servants. [4]

c1880s Published 'A Treatise on the Theoretical and Practical Construction of the Tricycle' by F. Warner Jones and published by Iliffe and Son

1882 Partnership dissolved. '...the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, John Edwin Standfield and Frederick Warner Jones, at the city of Exeter, under the style of the Exeter Bicycle and Tricycle Company, was, on the 1st day of February last, dissolved by mutual consent; and that all debts due to and from the said copartnership will be respectively received and paid by the said Frederick Warner Jones, who will continue to carry on the said business under the said style of the Exeter Bicycle and Tricycle Company...'[5]

1883 Partnership dissolved. '...the Partnership heretofore existing between us the undersigned, Martin Diederich Rucker the younger and Frederick Warner Jones, carrying on business as Bicycle and Tricycle Manufacturers, at Letchford-buildings, Bethnal Green, in the county of Middlesex, under the style or firm of M. D. Rucker, jun., and Co., has been dissolved, by mutual consent, as from the 16th day of October, 1883. All debts due to and owing by the said late firm will be received and paid by the said Martin Diederich Rucker the younger, who will continue to carry on the business at the same place...'[6]

1884 Partnership dissolved. '...the Partnership, hitherto subsisting between us the undersigned, Frederick Warner Jones and James Henly Smith, carrying on business at No. 170, Sidwell-street, Exeter, as Dealers in Bicycles and Tricycles, under the style or firm of the Exeter Bicycle and Tricycle Company, has been dissolved as from the 31st day of December last; and the business will henceforth be carried on at No. 170, Sidwell-street aforesaid, under the above style or firm by the said James Henly Smith alone...'[7]

1901 Living at Stenerhold? Avenue, Streatham (age 58 born Torquay), Consulting? Engineer. With his wife Sarah E. (age 55 born Exeter) and his step-sons William C. Luke (age 20) and Arthur Luke (age 18). One servant. [8]

1904 Frederick Warner Jones died, registered in Holborn[9]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 Census
  2. 1861 census
  3. 1871 census
  4. 1881 Census
  5. [1] Gazette Issue 25073 published on the 17 February 1882. Page 26 of 56
  6. [2] Gazette Issue 25282 published on the 26 October 1883. Page 27 of 52
  7. [3] Gazette Issue 25362 published on the 6 June 1884. Page 24 of 48
  8. 1901 Census
  9. FreeBMD