Clement-Jones family 12/22 - Person Sheet
Clement-Jones family 12/22 - Person Sheet
NameSir Clement Wakefield JONES CB , 5
Birth26 Jun 1880, Burneside, Kendal,Cumbria
Death29 Oct 1963
OccupationShipping Executive and Author
EducationHaileybury and Trinity College Cambridge
FatherRev Canon William JONES , 3190 (1834-1902)
MotherMargaret CROPPER , 3189 (1836-1930)
Birth11 Nov 1889, The Cumbers, Hanmer, Ellesmere, Flintshire, Wales
Death23rd January 1980, Stockport, Cheshire
Marriage11 Nov 1911
ChildrenMaurice Llewelyn , 1 (1917-1988)
 Martin Clement Trevor , 84 (1915-1981)
 Nesta Margaret Sophia , 85 (1912-1991)
Notes for Sir Clement Wakefield JONES CB
Very extensive career. Editor of Granta at Cambridge. Spent 1902-1909 in the United States after Cambridge working for Booth & Co in New York. Honeymooned in Brazil. Served in World War I, Captain Royal Welch Fusilers-served in Dardanelles campaign. Assistant Secretary to the British War Cabinet in 1916 and Secretary to the British Empire Delegation at the Peace Conference in Paris 1919. Chairman Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) 1949-1952. Chairman Commonwealth Shipping Committee 1947-63.

Partner from 1909 and then Director of Alfred Booth & Co, a Liverpool leather merchant which branched into shipping in the 19th C and then after WW1 into construction with the compensation from its losses of merchant ships. Director of BOAC (the predecessor of BA). Director of Sea Insurance Company from 1912.

Governor and Almoner of Christ’s Hospital. Governor of Haileybury.

Wrote a number of monographs on prominent colleagues eg Lord Curzon, a number of privately published books such as Chief Officer in China and John Bolton of Storrs and several books on British Shipping.

He received the CB in 1919 and a knighthood in 1946.

His obituary was published in the Times on 31st October 1963. His main papers including an unpublished book about the Paris Peace Conference are with the Bodleian Library, Oxford. Other family papers including a scrapbook of his Cambridge days are with TCJ.

Together with Enid, his wife, he was a keen walker and wrote several books about walking in Westmorland.including “A Tour in Westmorland” which is still regarded as authoritative and is to be found at

and “Walks in North Westmorland”. He bought Godmond Hall a farm in Burneside which included the Gurnal Dubs tarn.

His papers are in the Bodleian Library Oxford. See the Catalogue here:

From Venn’s

3rd s. of the Rev. Canon William (1853), of 17, Aigburth Drive, Liverpool [ Lancashire] [and Anne, dau. of John Cropper, and granddaughter of John Wakefield, of Sedgwick [ Westmorland]]. B. June 26, 1880, at Burneside, Westmorland.
School, Haileybury [ Hertfordshire].
Matric. Michs. 1899;
B.A. 1902;
M.A. 1907.
Editor of The Granta, 1901.
Director of Alfred Booth and Co., the Booth Steamship Co., and the Sea Insurance Co.
Served in the Great War, 1914-19 (Capt., 1915, 4th Batt., Welch Fus.; General Staff Officer, War Office; in the Dardanelles [ Turkey]).
Secretary to Lord Curzon's Shipping Control Committee.
Accompanied Mr Runciman to Anglo-Italian Conference at Pallanza [ Italy], in 1916.
Assistant Secretary to the War Cabinet.
Secretary, British Empire Delegation, Peace Conference, at Paris [ France], 1919.
C.B., 1919.
K.C.B., 1946.
Personal Assistant to Lord Hankey (Minister without portfolio), 1939-42.
Author, British Merchant Shipping; Pioneer Shipowners; Sea Trading and Sea-training, etc.
Of 415, Rodney House, Dolphin Square, London, S.W., in 1945.
Brother of Herbert G. (1889).
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