Family History

Emmalino was a cousin of my grandfather. This is some of her family. If you have any additions or amendments please e-mail me


Born: 1875 in Cheltenham

Father: Abraham Steer

Mother: Emma Gough

Died: 23/9/1907 29 Pysrer St. Wrexham.

Married: 9/9/1900 Cheltenham (see Note 1)

Spouse: ARCHIBALD ELLIS JONES .(see Note 2)

Born : 1/10/1879 213 Keelings Lane, Hanley,

Father: John Jones

Mother: Florence Marks.

Died: 15/7/1917 in Salonica, Greece.from wounds sustained in bombing

Children: ERNEST ARCHIBALD STEER-JONES b 1/8/1901 Wrexham (see Note 3)

GEORGE STEER--JONES b 12/8/1902 Wrexham; (see Note 4)

DORA STEER-JONES b 17/11/1904 Wrexham; (see Note 5)

HARRY STEER-JONES b 13/7/1907 Wrexham (see Note 6)


1881 census: Emmalino Minnie Steer living with her maternal grandparents Worthy and Ann Gough, Park Lane, Sutton benger, Wilts. At time of marriage living with parents 18 Wistonian Terrace, Cheltenham

1901 census: Residing 21 Gibson St. Occupation: postman

1911 census: Resaiding 38 palmer St Wrexham. Occupation: urban postman

Note 1: . At time of marriage living with mother 18 Wistonian Terrace, Cheltenham. Worked for Wrexham Post Office. Ernest Arthur Steer, Emmalinos brother was on of the witnesses, the other was Eva Lawrence. Took place All Saints Cgurch, Cheltenham

Note 2: Remarried 1910 and had two more children. His four children by Emmelino were called Steer-Jones Born 213 Keelings lane, Ganley, Stoke-on-Trent. May next have lived Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent where his younger brother was born. In April 1881 living with parents and two brothers at 20 King Street, Wolstanton, Newcastle-under-Lyme. When he married Mabel Bessie llewellyn he was living 13 Talbot Road, Wrexham. In 1915 he joined the Royal Engineers, Postal Section 35648 Sapper A E Jones and on 12 Aug 1915 sailed from London to Alexandria, Egypt. On 30 Aug 1916 he sailed from there on the Aragon and arrived Salonica 2 Sept. Address there was 77th Infantry brigade HQ. On 11 July 1917 he sustained severe injuries during a bombing attack on Salonika where he was a sapper in the Royal Engineers. Fragement of bombs had entered his abdomen. He was just outsidethe hospital so was immediately hospitalised but died afternoon of 15 July. Buried Karasouli British Cemetary, Salonika (Grave/ref panel no C 528). Karasouli now known as Polikastron.

Children by 2nd marriage were Marion Llewellyn Jones b 221/1911 Wrexham died 23/10/1991 maidstone m 30/4/1940 David William palmer greenham b 17/9/1916

James Llewelyn Jones 29/5/1912 died 27/1/1996 Bishopstone, Somerset married 24/7/1943 Eileen Williams d 1960 m 2nd 1965 Bronwen davies b 1917

Note 3: ERNEST ARCHIBALD STEER-JONES As a young man worked in Mr Crease's shop Wrexham then 'at the chapel'. Alison also adds that he worked in an iron family in Poole and lived not far from his step mother

Note 4: GEORGE STEER--JONES In 1917 moved to Rhos Abby Hotel, Colwyn Bay and worked as a fireman I in Melias. Alison adds – her grandfather. Died 1975. met his wife Helen whilst in service. He was in RAF in WWII and then did clerical work, latterly for the Harefield Rubber Company.

Note 5: Dora Steer-Ellis. Worked in service and through this met her husband at Field Place, Broadbridge, Sussex. Had a daughter Daphne

Note 6: Harry Ellis-Steer. [information from Alison] Spent some time in the \church of England children’s home and was left with a limp after a tubercular hip. Worked in service too, as a gardener. He and wife aAmy were in service as housekeepers all their lives. During WWII they were on Jersey working in the residence of the Boot family (Boots the Chemists). Later they lived in Mill Hill and whilst working for William de Vigier Harry became an orchid expert.