Thomas Jones/ApSimon

Birth Name Thomas Jones/ApSimon
Gender male
Age at Death 75 years, 9 months, 27 days


Event Date Place Description Sources
Occupation   Liverpool, Lancashire Cotton broker  
Birth 21/11/1843 Bala, Merionethshire Thomas is born as Jones and listed as such in the 1851 census. By 1861, however, he is Apsimon. 1 2 3
Death 18/9/1919 13 Victoria Road, West Kirby, Wirral, Cheshire   4 3 5a
Burial 20/9/1919 Parish Church, West Kirby, Wirral, Cheshire    
Occupation before 30/6/1877 Brown’s Buildings, 4 Water Street, Liverpool, Lancashire Partner with John Hawleigh Smith, Edward Edwards and Hilmar von Schwartz in the firm of John Hawleigh Smith & Co. Hawleigh retired and the partnership was dissolved. 6
Occupation between 1/7/1877 and 22/6/1878 Brown’s Buildings, 4 Water Street, Liverpool, Lancashire Partner with Edward Edwards, Hilmar von Schwartz, cotton brokers, trading as John Hawleigh Smith & Co. Voluntary liquidation 1878 called on their personal estates and may have led to bankruptcy for Thomas, by coincidence at the same time he was getting hitched to the presumably wealthy Annie. 6
Occupation between 1879 and 1887 3 Old Ropery, Liverpool, Lancashire Mill furnishing partnership with Van Gelder. Old Ropery address, also Victoria Works/Industrial Road, Sowerby Bridge. White's 1887: Pieter van Gelder & he are managing directors, Van Gelder, Apsimon & Co. Limited. 6 7a 7b 8a
Event Note

Trademark application, 13/12/1879, from TGEA clippings: An oval containing a shield, emblazoned on which are two cornucopiae and letters 'M. and C.,' on top of which is a knight's visor surrounded by wreaths.

Occupation 1891 Sowerby Bridge, Halifax, West Riding, Yorkshire Flour mill engineer 1
Occupation 1901 Sowerby Bridge, Halifax, West Riding, Yorkshire Commission agent. 2
Occupation 1894 Leamington Chambers, 5 Richmond Street, Liverpool, Lancashire Agent/warehouseman for John Thompson of Belfast, presumably the animal feed miller, perhaps family of his father-in-law Joseph Thompson, who was born in Ireland. 9a
Occupation 1900 7 Clayton Square, Liverpool, Lancashire Manufacturer's agent. John Thompson, warehouseman is at the same address, but Thomas may be his agent. 10a


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Simon Jones (Bala)180521/2/1873
Mother Grace Jones27/12/180415/5/1870
         Thomas Jones/ApSimon 21/11/1843 18/9/1919


Family of Thomas Jones/ApSimon and Anna Elizabeth Thompson

Married Wife Anna Elizabeth Thompson ( * 27/11/1853 + 26/9/1928 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 21/11/1877 Presbyterian Church, 2 Catharine Street, Liverpool, Lancashire Rev. John Thomas B.A. officiated. 4 6 11
Residence between 1887 and 1891 Willow Hall, Sowerby Bridge, Halifax, West Riding, Yorkshire Start date established in the Monthly Tidings article, recording the Catharine St. Presbyterian Church's thanks to Thomas for almost 20 years service. 1891 census gives Willow Hall Lane - if in another house here, that may explain the discordance re address. 6a 4 7c 12a
Residence between 1879 and 1883 14 Amberley Street, Toxteth Park, Liverpool, Lancashire   4
Residence between 1885 and 1887 17 Trafalgar Road, Birkdale, Southport, Lancashire 1887 date is from White's. 1885 Namebase. 4 8b
Residence between 1891 and 1896 20 North Road, West Kirby, Wirral, Cheshire Very small compared to Willow Hall. 1893 Liverpool Mercury ad for an iron chapel is marvellous. 4 1 7d 6 9b
Residence between 1901 and 1902 5, Dunraven Road, West Kirby, Wirral, Cheshire Thomas, Annie, Joe, TTA, ATA, EDA, Harriet (sister in law), Mary Anne Jones 24 Rhos Denbigh servant 4 2 13a
Residence 1893 Lower Willow Hall, Sowerby Bridge, Halifax, West Riding, Yorkshire Appears to have lived in both Willow Hall and Lower Willow Hall. Very confusing. 14
Occupation 1884 Industrial Road, Sowerby Bridge, Halifax, West Riding, Yorkshire Mechanics shop as occupier. (Voters as occupiers of rateable value of £12 and under £50 rental.) 14
Residence 4/1891 Lower Willow House, Skircoat, Sowerby Bridge, Halifax, West Riding, Yorkshire   1
Residence between 1896 and 1900 9, Dunraven Road, West Kirby, Wirral, Cheshire   15 13b 10b
Residence 1906 Derwen, Mostyn Avenue, West Kirby, Wirral, Cheshire   13
Name Birth Date Death Date
Joseph Henry ApSimon3/6/18791925
Thomas Trevor ApSimon5/11/18801976
Arthur Tryweryn ApSimon6/18834/8/1917
Estyn Douglas ApSimon30/8/18859/1/1962

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Family Map

Source References

  1. 1891/04/05 UK Census
  2. 1901/03/31 UK Census
  3. England & Wales Deaths
  5. Y Cymro (The Welshman)
      • Date: 24/9/1919
      • Citation:

  6. TGEA: TGEA press clippings
      • Page: RA Jones marriage notice 1890
  7. Transactions of the Liverpool Welsh National Society
      • Page: Third session[ 1888-88] 1887-88
      • Page: First session 1885-86
      • Page: Sixth Session 1890-1891
      • Page: Twelfth session 1896-97
  8. White's Directory of Bradford, Halifax...
      • Date: 1887
      • Date: 1887
  9. Kelly's Directory of Liverpool & Birkenhead 1894
      • Date: 1894
      • Page: Vol 2 Birkenhead
      • Date: 1894
      • Page: Vol 1
  10. Gore's Directory of Liverpool & Birkenhead
      • Date: 1900
      • Date: 1900
  11. England & Wales Marriages
  12. The Monthly tidings a record of Christian work among the Calvinistic Methodists or Presbyterians
      • Page: Vol. III No. 7 - July 1887
  13. Kelly's Cheshire Directory
      • Date: 1902
      • Date: 1896
  14. Electoral Register
  15. UK City and County Directories