Capt. Roger JONES
- Born: Cir 1625
- Marriage: Dorothy WALKER
- Died: Jan 1701, Stepney, London, England aged about 76
- Buried: 6 Jan 1701, Parish Church of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England
Extract from "Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, Vol. 3" by William Stevens Powell (1913)
Roger Jones (c. 1625-1701) of Nottinghamshire served as a captain in the British navy in Ireland and the West Indies during and after the Interregnum, and became involved in mercantile activities and land acquisition which made him wealthy. He and his first wife, Dorothy Walker, daughter of Sir John Walker of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, accompanied Lord Thomas Culpepper, with whom Captain Jones was associated, to Virginia. They resided at Green Springs (1680-85) with the governor while Jones built landholdings, made commercial contacts, and coasted for pirates under Culpepper's commission.
Extract from "Captain Roger Jones of London and Virginia" by Judge L. H. Jones (1891)
The first progenitor of our family in America was Capt. Roger Jones, who was born, we suppose, about 1625-35. His first wife was Dorothy Walker, a daughter of John Walker, Esq., of Mansfield, county of Nottingham, England. He married a second wife, as appears in his will, but it is improbable that they had issue.
Captain Roger Jones died at his house in Steney, then a suburb of London, in 1701, and was buried at Mansfield as directed in his will, as the following certificate from the Vicar of Mansfield, obtained by me in 1888, will testify:
"Parish Church of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire:
Burials 1701: Jan 6: Capt. Roger Jones"
This entry is certified to in due form by Alfred Pavey, Vicar of Mansfield, on May 8th, 1888.
Roger married Dorothy WALKER. (Dorothy WALKER was born in 1642 in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England and was christened on 12 Sep 1642 in Parish Church of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England.)