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In 1893, a young Alfred Douglas-Jones (portrait above) set sail from London, England to Port Elizabeth on a quest to make a name for himself in Africa. In 1932, he was appointed mayor of Walmer which, at the time, was a town on the outskirts of Port Elizabeth.

Alfred’s full name was in fact Alfred Thomas Douglas and his surname was Jones. He was actually from London, England and not Wales as thought for many years. He started a business in Port Elizabeth called Douglas Jones and but introduced himself as Alfred Douglas-Jones.

Some descendants use the hyphen, and some do not.

Grandson, Anthony Douglas-Jones has been in the tile industry since joining his father, Robin, in 2000 at DOUGLAS JONES mosaics. Anthony is married to Jackie.


  • Group Captain Eric Alfred Douglas-Jones (1906-1984) was an officer in the Royal Air Force.
  • Colonel Douglas Forde Douglas-Jones, who died at Worthing on 3rd January 1928, in his 82nd year, entered the Royal Artillery in 1866 from the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. In 1878 he passed with distinction through the Staff College, the Commandant, General Sir Edward Hamley, especially selecting him for employment in 1879 on the International Commission for the Delimination of the Bulgarian Frontier, of which he was also appointed secretary. Afterwards he was a Professor of Military History, and wrote several treatises on tactics and other subjects.
  • Major Stanley Douglas Douglas-Jones, R.A., of Rhosynwst, Glyndyfrdwy, youngest son of the late Colonel D. F. Douglas-Jones, R.A. (above) married Miss Priscilla Scarlett Smith, eldest daughter of the Rev. Sidney and Mrs. Scarlett Smith, of Dinbren Hall, near Llangollen.




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