The British Passport Of Lady Lilly Jones

The following passport is an excellent example of peerages in the United Kingdom. British Passport Lady Jones

The peerage in the United Kingdom is a legal system comprising both hereditary and lifetime titles, composed of various noble ranks and forming a constituent part of the British honors system. The term peerage can be used collectively to refer to the entire body of nobles (or a subdivision) and individually to refer to a specific title (modern English language-style using an initial capital in the latter case but not the former). The peerage’s fundamental roles are ones of government, peers being eligible (although formerly entitled) to a seat in the House of Lords, and of meritocracy, the receiving of any peerage being the highest of British honors (with the receiving of a more traditional hereditary peerage naturally holding more weight than that of a more modern, and less highly regarded, life peerage). Five peerages or peerage divisions co-exist, namely: British Passport Lady Jones. British peerage title holders are termed peers of the Realm.

The foreign office issued Lady Jones’s passport under Secretary Arthur Henderson. See a detailed article on Henderson here, showing the passport he used to travel to Stockholm, Sweden, to receive his Nobel Peace Prize.

She got her passport exactly on 13 January 1930 with five-year validity. Several times, she traveled to Egypt via France, Colombo (then Ceylon), Sudan, and Suez Canal. The travel document is in excellent condition. British Passport Lady Jones

Her husband was JONES, Sir EVAN DAVIES (1859 – 1949), 1st baronet, Pentower, Fishguard, civil engineer, Lord Lieutenant of Pembrokeshire.

On 18 April 1859, he was born the elder son of Thomas Jones, a sea captain of Pentower, Fishguard, and Martha Philipps, his wife. He was educated at Fishguard national school, privately, and at University College, Bristol. Deciding to become a civil engineer, he worked on the Severn Tunnel and the Manchester Ship Canal, eventually becoming a partner and managing director of Topham, Jones, & Railton. This firm was responsible for work for government departments or public undertakings at Gibraltar, Fishguard Harbour, Singapore, the Aswan Dam (Egypt), and elsewhere. He was a member of the Institute of Civil Engineers, and in the years 1935 and 1936, he occupied the presidential chair of the Federation of Civil Engineering Contractors. During World War I, he attained the rank of major (T.F.) in the Engineer and Railway Staff Corps of the Royal Engineers, was a member of the committee of three appointed to deal with the organization of civilian labor for defense purposes in the London area, was Petrol Controller, 1917-18, Chairman of the Road Transport Board, 1918-19, and Commissioner for Dyes under the Board of Trade, 1917-19; he was also Controller of Coal Mines in 1919. British Passport Lady Jones

Sir Evan Jones (he created a baronet in 1917) served his native county and Wales generally in several capacities. He served as High Sheriff of Pembrokeshire, 1911-12, became chairman of the Pembrokeshire County Council in 1926, was a Deputy Lieutenant, and later (1932) became Lord Lieutenant of that county; he also represented the county in Parliament (as a Coalition Liberal) from December 1918 to October 1922. He gave excellent service to the Representative Body of the Church in Wales over many years (he served for some time as Chairman of its Finance Committee), to the University of Wales, and to the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth. His service to the National Library of Wales was notable for its length and outstandingly devoted character. He was an original member (1907) of the Court of Governors. He continued as a member for over forty years, becoming Chairman of the Building Committee (in the years when the building of the Library was proceeding stage by stage), Treasurer, and Vice-President. He qualified as a Life-Governor under his gifts to that institution, both selections from his extensive private Library of materials relating to Wales (for he was a diligent collector of Pembrokeshire and non-Pembrokeshire material) and the purchase of the Library of the Compton House (Aberaeron) Library and the Llywarch Reynolds (Merthyr Tydfil) collection and by his gift to the Library of his pervasive collection of bookplates of Welsh interest. A bust of him by Sir William Goscombe John (1924) and a portrait in oils (1939) are in the National Library. In 1927 the University of Wales conferred on him the degree of LL.D. (honoris causa); he was also an Officer of the Order of the Nile. British Passport Lady Jones

He married (1), 1884, Cecilia Ann Evans, daughter of Jacob Evans, St Fagans, Glamorganshire, by whom he had three sons (two of whom lost their lives in World War I) and three daughters, and (2), Lily Ann Railton (died 1945), daughter of James Railton, of Malpas, Monmouth. He died on 20 April 1949 and was buried at Fishguard.

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