Amelia Horton was the fourth child of Jeremiah Horton & Mary Ann Bailey born May 17th, 1844 & christened June 16th, 1844 at Christ Church, West Bromwich, Staffs.
Amelia was living with her parents & 2 sisters at Hadley’s Fordsough, West Bromwich in 1851.
Amelia’s mother died 1 year later in 1852 & her father remarried in 1854.
In 1861 Amelia, her father & step mother Sarah were living at Manchester Rd, West Bromwich, Staffs. Amelia was described as a pupil teacher.
By 1871 Amelia was working as a school mistress in Llangollen, North Wales. She was living with a 71 year old widow, Elizabeth Danes & her daughter in 1871 at Berwyn St., Llangollen.
Amelia married William Jones at Holy Trinity, West Bromwich in 1872.
In 1881 William & Amelia were living in Llangollen, N. Wales where William was a hotel keeper at the Cambrian Hotel, Berwyn St. They had 2 children living with them at the time of the census – Amelia (3) & Sarah (1). They had a domestic servant & a nurse. There was another daughter, Selina, aged 5, who was living with her grandfather Jeremiah Horton & her aunt Sarah & uncle Emmanuel at 24 Birmingham Rd, West Bromwich.
In 1891 Amelia & William were found at 40 Berwyn St, Llangollen & both were described as living on their own means. Daughter Amelia was still at home & was a milliner’s apprentice. Daughter Selina was still living with her aunt Sarah in West Bromwich. Selina was still living with Aunt Sarah & Uncle Emmanuel in 1901 & was to marry Albert Edward Dance in April-June 1901 at Holy Trinity, West Bromwich.
There is a death recorded for Amelia Jones, aged 56, in Oct-December 1900 registered at Corwen (which includes Llangollen).
The whereabouts of William in 1901 is unknown, but daughter Amelia was employed as a draper’s assistant by Frisby Dyke & Co, a high quality draper’s store. She was living with many other employees at 58-66 Lord St, Mount Pleasant, Liverpool. A year later Amelia married Henry Brundrit Dorning in July-September 1902 at Corwen, Denbighshire.
By 1911 daughter Amelia had been widowed & at the time of the census she was visiting Gertrude & Richard Halsall, a team owner, at 4 Bennetts Hill, Birkenhead, Cheshire. Daughter Selina was still living with Uncle Emmanuel, Aunt Sarah having died, in West Bromwich. She had 2 children by this time, but husband Albert Edward Dance was not with her at the time of the census.
The children of Amelia Horton & William Jones were:
h.22.214.171.124 William Horton Jones born August 1873 at Llangollen, Denbighshire; died at Market St & buried October 1st, 1873 at Pontfadog, Denbighshire
h.126.96.36.199 Edward Horton Jones born August 1874 at Llangollen, Denbighshire; died at Cambrian Inn & buried October 10th, 1874 at Pontfadog, Denbighshire
h.188.8.131.52 Selina Catherine Jones born Oct-December 1875 at Llangollen, Denbighshire, N. Wales
h.184.108.40.206 Amelia Horton Jones born April-June 1877 at Llangollen, Denbighshire, N. Wales
h.220.127.116.11 Sarah Ellen Jones born Oct-December 1879 at Llangollen, Denbighshire, N. Wales