Clement-Jones family 12/22 - Person Sheet
Clement-Jones family 12/22 - Person Sheet
NameThomas JONES, 3194
Birth1783, Llay
FatherRichard JONES , 3193 (1753-1816)
MotherMartha GRIFFITHS , 67 (1756-1812)
Notes for Thomas JONES
Ensign in Royal Denbighshire Militia then 2nd and 1st Lieutenant in the 23rd Regiment of Foot (The Royal Welsh Fusiliers). Served in the Peninsular War 1807-1809 in the 2nd Battalion and took part in the action at Corunna. The RWF 2nd battalion were the last soldiers to leave Corunna. See

TJ would have served at the time (1808) when the traditional queue or clubbed pigtail was abolished and all members of the regiment had to comply with the order to cut it off.

The service of the 2nd Battalion is mentioned in the “Historical Record of the Royal Welch Fusiliers” published in 1889.

It seems from early documents in the Ruthin Record Office that he started off training to be a “druggist”-like his great great uncle-and then deciding that he preferred military life joined the Royal Denbighshire Militia as an Ensign and then joined the RWF as a second Lieutenant.

He inherited Rackery Hall from his father. Family legend has it that he gambled away Rackery Hall which he inherited from his father to a Wrexham solicitor called Foulkes. Whatever the truth of this, in his will of 1828, proved in the PCC in 183368 he left all his personal effects and the estate to the children of John Foulkes Senior, solicitor, John Foulkes Junior, Emma Foulkes and William Langford Foulkes and nothing to any member of his family, apart from a bequest in a nuncupative will to the children of his late sister Mary Edwards. 53

According to Palmer Page 173 WL Foulkes died there on the 26th October 1887. These Foulkes whose crest was a boar’s head were probably connecrtewd to the Ffoulkes of Eriviatt descendants of Marchudd.
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