JONES, Douglas Doyle

1886 - 1980

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 in 1879. In 1891, a 4 year old living at Plum Hall, 48 Mersea Road, Colchester with his parents, 39 year old Henry and 32 year old Millicent, and three siblings Edith J. 10, Vera C. 8 and Cyril T 6. In 1911, a 24 year old barrister-at-law living at the Inner Temple, 7 King's Bench Walk, London. He married at St George's Hanover Square, London in 1919, Vivian Massie Gribble [Jones q.v.] and in 1926 they moved to Valley Farm, Higham near Hadleigh, Suffolk where widower Jones, a barrister-at-law was living in 1939. Doyle Jones soon gave up working as a barrister to look after his estate and is 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.