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JONES, William

Born: 1832 08 04
Died: 1915 07 19


Schoolmaster, public servant, builder and innkeeper. He arrived in Cape Town from England in 1852 07 16. In 1853-4 he went to Plettenberg Bay as assistant to Captain James Clarke, master of the schooner Curlew. After the failure of clarke's commercial ventures he became schoolmaster from 1855-1860 at the Mission School of St Peter's Chapel and St Andrew's Church. He tendered for and rebuilt St Peter's after the wooden chapel had been blown down in a gale in 1875. It was consecrated in 1881.

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St Peter's Anglican Church: 1878. Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape - Contractor

Books citing JONES

HSRC. 1987. Dictionary of South African Biography Volume V. Pretoria: Human Sciences Research Council. pp 291-392

Storrar, Patricia. 2001. Plettenberg Bay and the Paradise Coast. Craighall: Trevor McGlashan, TJM Publishers. pp Chapter 12