Fancy Draper, bookseller and Stationer
Cambrian House, 7 Willow Street, Oswestry
Rosa was born in Northop, Flintshire. The family lived on Northop Street. Her father James Lowther Jones (1832) had a small farm of 30 acres and worked as a butcher. Her mother Jane Jones (nee Poole) was born in Oswestry in 1832. Their children were born in Northop: Rosa Jane in 1865, her sister Minnie Poole in 1867, and her brothers Frederick Charles in 1869 and Herbert W. in 1870.
Rosa’s mother died in 1872 and her father in 1873; both around forty years of age. Rosa had come to Oswestry to live with her aunt and uncle at Cambrian House, 7 Willow Street by 1881. On that year’s census she was given as adopted. Her uncle Thomas Roberts was an accountant and his wife Eliza Roberts (nee Poole) worked as a milliner, bookseller and stationer. They employed a milliner’s assistant Lizzie Wilson (20 years old) and Grace Humphries, a servant 18 years. By 1891 Rosa is working as a milliner with her aunt. Her uncle died in 1895 and her aunt in 1900 leaving Rosa as head of the house. By 1901 she gives her occupation as fancy draper, bookseller and stationer. Her brother Frederick lived with her; his occupation was a journeyman butcher. Ten years later she was living alone and running the business and according to Kelly’s directory was still running the business 1917 and 1922.
Rosa Jane Jones died in 1935 she was buried with her aunt Eliza in Oswestry cemetery.
1911 20 Victoria Street, Oswestry Frederick Charles Jones and his wife Mary Jane running a butcher shop. Marries in 1906 aged 37 wife was 42 years old married 5 years in 1911 no children
Minnie Poole Jones 1881 census in ‘The new Orphan houses 3 ‘ , Bristol. On 1 July 1895 Minnie married Henry Wright. He was a butcher and his family lived in Staffordshire with Minnie helping in the business.
Herbert W Jones goes to live with Uncle Richard Poole in Lancashire worked as a printer in 1891
Rosa Jane Jones buried 23 December 1935 with her aunt Eliza Roberts Oswestry Cemetery (buried 14 June 1900) Section E grave 15.
Uncle Thomas Roberts, 57 years old buried Oswestry Cemetery 1 August 1895 section A grave 195 buried with his parents.