JONES, Douglas Doyle

1886 - 1980

Douglas Doyle Jones was born at Colchester, Essex on 3 December 1886, fourth child of Henry William Jones, a solicitor, and his wife Millicent Florence née Doyle, who married at Hendon, London in 1879. In 1891, a 4 year old living at Plum Hall, 48 Mersea Road, Colchester with his parents, 39 year old Henry, born Colchester, and 32 year old Millicent, born in London, and three siblings Edith J. 10, Vera Christina 8 and Cyril T 6. In 1911, Douglas was a 24 year old barrister-at-law living at the Inner Temple, 7 King's Bench Walk, London and married at St George's Hanover Square, London in 1919, Vivian Massie Gribble [Jones q.v.]. In 1926 they moved to Valley Farm, Higham near Hadleigh, Suffolk where as a widower Douglas, a barrister-at-law, was living in 1939. Doyle Jones soon gave up working as a barrister to look after his estate and was responsible for establishing much of the woodland around the his property. In 1935 he planted the Jubilee Wood to celebrate George Vís Silver Jubilee which was mostly destroyed in the gales of 1987. He also dabbled in painting and was a member of the Ipswich Art Club 1939-1944 but exhibited from Valley Farm, Higham, near Hadleigh, Suffolk in 1936 'Iken', in 1937 'Wissington' and in 1938 'Cart Shed at Wissington' all oils. He died at Ipswich in 1980.