Assuming this is the correct Charles Jones (& that may be a dangerous assumption) then Pencombe
is a small village about halfway between Worcester and Hereford.
It is actually inside Herefordshire, but according to the 1913 Kelly's Directory
, the letters went via Worcester, so putting Worcester on the MIC may be understandable.
In the 1901 Census
there's a household listed as at Burghope, Pencombe, Herefordshire
Benjamin Jones; 48; Farmer, Rates & Tax Collector, & Publican
Caroline E Jones; 47; Pub
Charles Jones; 24; Farmer's Son
Edith A Jones; 20;
Amy Jones; 18;
Frederick Jones; 11;
Katherine M Jones; 7;
George Goode; 47; servant/agricultural labourer
All born in Pencombe
There's a marriage between Benjamin JONES
& Caroline Ellen BISHOP
in the Bromyard District Register for Q3 1874. Pencombe is in Bromyard Registration District.
Then there are births in the Bromyard Register as follows:
Q4 1974 - Benjamin JONES
Q2 1876 - Charles JONES
Q2 1881 - Edith Annie JONES
Q4 1882 - Amy JONES
Q4 1889 - Frederick JONES
Q4 1893 - Katherine Mary JONES
Of course, there are LOTS of other Jones in the Bromyard Register, so more leg work will be needed to trace members of the family who are no longer resident at Burghope in 1901 i.e. grown up children.
In Kelly's Directory
for 1913, the parish clerk
is listed as Charles Jones,
who would now be aged 36, which would make him old for war service, but not overmuch, and would be consistent with rank of WOII.
Other Jones's in Pencombe in Kelly's 1913 are ...
- Jones Benjamin, Junior - Farmer, Stone Farm
- Jones Benjamin, Burghope Inn, - farmer & landowner & assistant overseer for Pencombe, Stoke lacy, Ullingswick, Bredenbury,
- Jones Brothers - Farmers, Mill Farm
Clearly #2 is Benjamin who is the Head of the Household in the 1901 Census, and #1 is probably the eldest son born in Q4 1874. #3 may possibly be Charles and his younger brother Frederick??
HTH - it should be a kickstart on tracing any living relatives. This Jones family seem at the heart of the life of the village - parish clerk, tax collector, publican and farmers - so there's a very good chance there will be good documentary evidence on them locally. Excellent Yeomanry stock too.
Let us know how you get on.