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Knighton Radnorshire in 1917

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Martin Report 7 Mar 2013 14:22

Hello All.

Hoping someone can help me with the profession of Great Grandad John Jones, living at 24 High Street Knighton in 1917. Could it be a shoe shop?
He moved to Knighton from Lincolnshire sometime after the 1911 Census.

Many thanks, Martin Jones


Reggie Report 7 Mar 2013 14:33

Where did you get the info about the address?

Why don't you contact the Knighton Chamber of Trade? Or the information bureau?

The town is on Offa's Dyke, so they are bound to have plenty of historical info


Reggie Report 7 Mar 2013 14:34


Astra Report 7 Mar 2013 15:43



1911 Census transcription details for: High St Knighton
National Archive Reference: RG14PN33652 RG78PN1940 RD613 SD2 ED2 SN35
Reg. District: Knighton
Sub District: Knighton
Parish: Knighton
Enum. District: 2
Address: High St Knighton
County: Radnorshire
Name Relation Condition/
Yrs married Sex Age Birth Year Occupation Where Born
JONES, John Head Married M 36 1875 Grocer's Manager Salop Minsterley
JONES, Ellen Maria Wife Married
4 years F 32 1879 Radnor Begaildy
JONES, John Herbert Son M 2 1909 Radnor Knighton
JONES, Emily Servant Single F 16 1895 Hereford Leintwardine


Martin Report 27 Mar 2013 12:12

Thanks Astra.

My Grandfather, Harcourt Jones, gave 24 High St Knighton as his address when he signed up for WW1 in 1917 in Shrewsbury, and his occupation was 'Grocer;s Assistant'.
Can't see any connection in my tree to the John Jones b1875 who was manger of the Grocer's in 1911.



Reggie Report 27 Mar 2013 22:19