In the 1870s William Milward Jones of Rosebank, Rathfarnham, county Dublin, owned 707 acres in county Mayo, 338 acres in county Antrim and 145 acres in county Dublin. He was the second son of Philip Jones of Bolton Hall, Rathfarnham, county Dublin and his wife Sarah Rebecca and was described in the census of 1911 as a Justice of the Peace and a retired solicitor. William Milward Jones was born in 1831 and died in 1911 and is buried at Mount Jerome. He married Margaret Walton in 1856. She died in 1899 and he married again in 1902. William Milward Jones had a brother the Reverend J. Ireland Jones, a church missionary and a sister Rose who married John Algie of Lisduff House, county Galway. The report of Rose's wedding in the Freeman's Journal of 12 January 1864 describes her as the niece of John Jones ex High Sheriff of Dublin and granddaughter of James Ferguson FRS, Astronomical Examiner to the East India Company. (There was also another William Milward Jones, 1846-1909, a land agent, who was the second son of John Hawtrey Jones of Mullinabro, county Kilkenny and his wife Annie, daughter of William Milward of Waterford). John H. Jones was a lessor in the parish of Kilculiheen, county Waterford, at the time of Griffith's Valuation.
No houses were found for this estate
- Writ to J. Jones for possession of property at Rathfarnham, Co Dublin, 3 May 1815. M.5598; National Archives of Ireland
- Papers re Irish estates from the office of Milward, Jones, Mayne and Knapp, solicitors, Dublin, 19th-20th centuries. Unsorted collection.; National Library of Ireland
Contemporary printed sources
- HUSSEY DE BURGH, U. H. ''The Landowners of Ireland. An alphabetical list of the owners of estates of 500 acres or £500 valuation and upwards in Ireland''. Dublin: Hodges, Foster and Figgis, 1878. [available online at www.askaboutireland.ie] : 240
- PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS. ''Return of owners of land of one acre and upwards, in the several counties .... in Ireland''. HC 1876, LXXX: 309
- BATEMAN, John. ''The great landowners of Great Britain and Ireland''. London: Harrison, 1883. : p.246