Dorothea Adelaide Lawry Pugh Jones

#37249, b. 1875, d. March 1955

This doc shows a planning application for Ynysgain Ganol. I am not certain this is Dorothea's house, as she said it had 15 rooms in 1911, but it is the only 'listed' building in the area. Also it does not look to be from Charles I's time. Interesting none the less

Individual's Timeline

Birth1875Dorothea Adelaide Lawry Pugh Jones
Death of Mother19 September 1875Adelaide Mary Jones1
Death of Father5 September 1896Robert Pughe Jones
Probate29 December 1896Robert Pughe Jones
Death RegMarch 1955Dorothea Adelaide Lawry Pugh Jones
Death5 March 1955Dorothea Adelaide Lawry Pugh Jones2
Probate4 June 1955Dorothea Adelaide Lawry Pugh Jones

Primary events

  • Birth: Dorothea Adelaide Lawry Pugh Jones was born in 1875 in Norwood, Surrey, England, Not in free reg or free bmd, nor any sign of a christening. Said to be Norwich in 1881 census, but Norwood, Surrey, in every other index.
  • Death of Mother: Her mother Adelaide Mary Jones died on 19 September 1875 in Bramerton Hall, Bramerton, Norfolk, England.1
  • Death of Father: Her father Robert Pughe Jones died on 5 September 1896.
  • (Admin_beneficiary) Probate: In 1896 Dorothea Adelaide Lawry Pugh Jones became the administrator and/or the beneficiary named in the probate documents of Robert Pughe Jones; The other executor was John Thomas JONES, a gentleman. The Estate was valued at £51,120.
  • Death Reg: Dorothea's death was registered in the quarter ended in March 1955 in the Pwllheli registration district, aged 80. (Her age calculates to 80 years).
  • Death: Dorothea died on 5 March 1955 (Aged 80 years, worked back from recorded birth date).2
  • Probate: Her estate was probated on 4 June 1955. Probate to William Langham HODGES solicitor and Anne Eaden spinster. The Estate was valued at £41,112.

Census details

Some aspects of Dorothea Adelaide Lawry Pugh Jones's life. Dorothea Pughe-Jones lived at the turn of the 20th century. She wrote a handbook on the history of Wales and was awarded a prize at the Royal National Eisteddfod of Merthyr Tydfil in 1901.

In 1912, she was the President of a local branch of a Woman's Suffrage committee. She sent an open letter (printed in the Times) to The Woman's Social and Political Union. It was dated 15th September, and urged the Union NOT to endeavour to interrupt the opening of the Llanystumdwy Institute by Mr Lloyd George on Saturday next. The letter refers to the fact that Lloyd George was born in the village.3
Background information on Ynysgain, Criccieth, Caernarvonshire, Wales, - Ynysgain, Cricieth, Caernarfonshire had been in the possession of the Jones and Pughe-Jones family since the 17th century. There is a collection of deeds and papers relating to the house and the family in the National Library of Wales.

I wass contacted by Email by Mike Capindale who told me the following - if you include the three cellar and two attic rooms, it certainly does have 15 rooms.
The property was built during the Napoleonic period, and was in an area termed Ynysgain. The area was of more importance than most other villages around, as it had a protected harbour and loading area. All sadly, now gone. Even the flow of the river has been altered by the local fishing association, so that there would be now no chance of getting a boat in from the sea. Details of the property in it's original form can be found in the National Archives in Aberystwyth.


  1. British newspapers Nat Lib AU, Death On 18th inst at Bramerton Hall Adelaide Mary, wife of R P JONES, Lincoln's Inn barrister at law and youngest daughter of J J BLAKE
    The Bury and Norwich Post, and Suffolk Herald (Bury Saint Edmunds, England), Tuesday, September 21, 1875; pg. 6; Issue 4865. 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part II.
  2. Website ( "England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966 about Dorothea Adelaide Lowry Jones
    Name:      Dorothea Adelaide Lowry Jones
    Probate Date:      4 Jun 1955
    Death Date:      5 Mar 1955
    Death Place:      Caernarvonshire, Wales
    Registry:      London, England."
  3. Trove Digitised Newspapers, DOROTHEA PUGHE JONES, President, Criccieth S.S. ANNIE E. JONES, Hon. Sec. "Woman Suffrage." Times [London, England] 20 Sept. 1912: 5. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 8 July 2012.