Jane Vaughan1

F, #5742, d. 20 December 1885
Relationship3rd great-grandmother of Keith Graham Bassett
Last Edited10 Nov 2016
Married Name19 May 1825 Jones1 
Marriage*19 May 1826 Llanbadarn Fawr, Radnorshire, Wales;
Rees Jones of the Parish of Llanbadarn Vawr
and Jane Vaughan of the Parish of Llandegley
were married in this Church by Banns with Consent of Parents this 19th day of May in the Year One Tthousand eight hundred and Twenty Six
By me L. P. Jones Curate
This Marriage was solemnized between us:
Rees Jones
Jane Vaughan by Mark
In the Presence of:
Edwd Morgan
John Rogers;Groom=Rees Jones2 
Immigration*6 February 1840 "Rajasthan", Port Adelaide, SA, Australia;
The RAJASTHAN left London Oct 27, 1839 via The Downs with Captain Duncan Ritchie,
and arrived Port Adelaide on February 6th, 1840

JONES, Rees and wife Jane, 5 children including Rees, Elizabeth Ann, Ellen, 2 sons;Principal=Rees Jones3 
News-Arct17 April 1847 "The Adelaide Observer", Adelaide, SA, Australia;
Saturday, 17th April, 1847.
Jane Jones, wife of Rees Jones, gardener, was charged under the Police Act with being an idle and disorderly person, and on suspicion of being a lunatic.
It appeared from the evidence ot William Durieu, servant at Government House, that the poor woman had there paid them several visits, for the purpose of speaking with his Excellency, but that her conduct was always peaceable. Upon one occasion she had made her entry through an open window into the library. She had been removed by the police upon two occasions, but offered no resistance.
His Worship—Well, what have you got to say for yourself?
Mrs Jones— Government House is mine. It was given to me by the Lord, who directed me to go there.
His Worship caused her to be remanded to Jail for a week, upon suspicion of being a dangerous lunatic.
The poor woman was attended by her husband in Court, and they appeared a very decent couple. We have been given to understand that the immediate cause of the disordered minds of both Lockyer and this woman may be traced to religious fanaticism.4 
News-Arct20 April 1847 "The South Australian", Adelaide, SA, Australia;
The two unfortunate persons mentioned in our Police report as having been committed to gaol for safe custody as lunatics, are calm and tranquil. MrsJonesis the wife of an old soldier who had served with Colonel Gawler through the greater part of the Bonapartean wars. Illness had led her to adopt the use of tobacco, which she appears eventually to have taken to excess, and it is not improbable she may be benefited by its being kept from her. These may appear trifling circumstances, nor should we notice them but for the alarming increase of lunacy among us, which renders every fact concerning its victims interesting and important. It seems but yesterday that an asylum was thought necessary, now it is full.5 
Photo*1870 Vine Inn, Glen Osmond, SA, Australia;
On balcony Mrs Reese Jones, Mrs Hall Henderson (Proprietor), Mrs. Isaac Hall Henderson, Miss Frances Rogers

On balcony Mrs Reese Jones, Mrs Hall Henderson (Proprietor), Mrs. Isaac Hall Henderson, Miss Frances Rogers
Death*20 December 1885 Hindmarsh, SA;
When Died: 20 December 1885
Name and Surname: Jane Jones
Sex: Female
Age: 89 yrs
Rank or Profession: Widow of the late Rees Jones, gardener
Usual residence: Hindmarsh
Birthplace and Length of Residence in Commonwealth:
Age at Marriage or Re-marriage:
Number of Issue Living M/F:
Number of Issue Deceased M/F:
Cause of Death: Senile debility
Place where Death Occurred: Hindmarsh
Signature, Description and Residence of Informant: Thomas Elliott, Undertaker, Bowden7 
News-Arct*11 January 1886 "South Australian Register", Adelaide, SA, Australia;
JONES. —On the 20th December, at her residence, Port-road, Hindmarsh, Jane, relict of Rees Jones, in her 89th year.  8 


Rees Jones b. 31 Aug 1792, d. 14 Apr 1883


  1. [S1560] The Parish Registers of Llanbadarn Fawr (published), marriage Rees Jones & Jane Vaughan 1825.
  2. [S1645] Findmypast Powys Marriages, online http://www.findmypast.com/, Rees Jones & Jane Vaughan 1826.
  3. [S1288] Bound for South Australia passengers 1836-1851.
  4. [S1565] Trove digitised newspapers, online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/, The Adelaide Observer, Saturday, April 24, 1847.
  5. [S1565] Trove digitised newspapers, online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/, The South Australian, Tuesday, April 20, 1847.
  6. [S1590] State Library of South Australia, online http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/, b2024420 - Vine Inn, Glen Osmond.
  7. [S1556] South Australian Death Registrations transcript (Keith Bassett), Jane Jones 1885.
  8. [S1470] NLA Australian Newspapers (Trove), online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/