|Burial register ID:||9330|
|Cause of death:||Unknown|
|Date of death:||22-Apr-1903|
|Date of burial:||24-Apr-1903|
Captain Fitzhardinge Jones 1835 – 22 April 1903
Fitzhardinge Jones was born in England in 1835 and died on 22 April 1903, one year after the death of his wife Elizabeth Martha Jones nee Barry, known as Bessie, in Dunedin.
In 1854 he was commissioned in the 12th Lancers in Leeds. He was a lieutenant, later a captain and was awarded an Indian Mutiny Medal. In about 1862 Fitzhardinge went to India with the First Dragoon Guards. He married Elizabeth (Bessie) Barry in Bangalore, India in 1863. While in India he wrote a diary from 1862-4. Some quotes from the diary:
In 1867 the family came to New Zealand by ship, arriving at Lyttleton. The Jones family lived in Christchurch at “Coldstream”, Fendalton. They moved to a farm in Timaru which Fitzhardinge named “Coonoor” after a place in India. Today there is Coonoor Road in West Timaru.
In the 1880s he was a Commission Agent in Dunedin.
Fitzhardinge and Bessie had 11 children (8 daughters including one set of twins and 3 sons). Some were born in India, the others in New Zealand.
The Otago Daily Times on Thursday 23 April 1903 recorded:
The captain’s two swords were donated to the Otago Museum.
One of Fitzhardinge’s sons, Leonard George, born 1869 at Coonoor, was a shipsman. He wrote a diary of his life on the boat going from Port chalmers to England in 1898, a copy of which is in the Port Chalmers Maritime Museum.
Contributed by Helen Walker, great-great granddaughter of Fitzharding Jones and great granddaughter of Leonard George Jones.
Captain Fitzhardinge JonesSource: Helen Walker
|Surname||First names||Age||Date of death||Date of burial|
|JONES||CAROLINE MARY||49 Years||08-May-1913||10-May-1913|
|JONES||ELIZABETH MARTHA||58 Years||21-Apr-1902||23-Apr-1902|
|JONES||GRACE EMILY||48 Years||18-Sep-1913||21-Sep-1913|