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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


James Vigors Aldrid JONES

Born 1860 in Gingin, Western Australia [15]
Son of Thomas JONES and Eliza FITZGIBONS [15]
Married Emma Jane CLINCH in 1891 [15]
Licensee of the Granville Hotel in Gingin 1895-1929 [6]
Also the licensee of the Railway Refreshment Rooms in Gingin for at least the years 1916-1921 [10: 12-Dec-1916, 17-Dec-1920]
From 1906 to 1908 he was the Conditional Purchase lessee of 840 acres of land near the Mulliah / Yarra Yarra Lakes in Carnamah  [44]
     His 840 acres in Carnamah consisted of Conditional Purchase leases 2422/56 and 8859/55 [44]
From 1908 until 1920 he was the owner of 960 acres of land near Turipa Spring in Coorow [44]
     The 960 acres consisted of Victoria Locations 3340, 3341 and 3427 [44]
     Also held a grazing lease for the 500 acre Victoria Location 3438 near Turipa Spring in Coorow from 1908 until 1920 [44]
     His land in Coorow appears to have been farmed as part of his younger brother Hamlet's Turipa Farm [44]
     In 1920-21 his Victoria Locations 3340, 3341 and 3438 were transferred to his nephew Alexander C. JONES [44]
     He remained the owner of the 260 acre Victoria Location 3427 until at least 1924 [44]
     By 1932 all of the Victoria Locations he had owned in Coorow were owned by his younger brother Hamlet [3] [44]
Conducted the Granville Hotel in Gingin until his death in 1929 [6]
Died 22 November 1929; buried at Saint Luke's Churchyard in Gingin, Western Australia [274]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'James Vigors Aldrid Jones' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 May 2024 from [reference list]

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