Clement-Jones family v2/21 - Person Sheet
Clement-Jones family v2/21 - Person Sheet
NameRichard Llewelyn STEWART-JONES , 198
Birth7 Mar 1914
Death22 Sep 1957
EducationPangbourne Nautical College
FatherCaptain Thorold Arthur STEWART-JONES , 163 (1873-1915)
MotherEva Joan HOLLAND , 164 (1884-1942)
Spouses
BirthAugust 21st 1923
DeathApril 24th 2018
OccupationWriter
MotherJanet LAURIE , 2309
Marriage1950
ChildrenBarnaby (“Barney”) Richard , 200 (1951-)
 Lucy Rose (“Rosie”) , 201 (1955-)
Notes for Richard Llewelyn STEWART-JONES
Chelsea Borough Councillor. Served in World War II as Lieut African Pioneer Corps. Subject of a monograph after his death by his sister Elizabeth.

His memorial in Chelsea Old Church reads as follows:

“In memory of Richard Stewart-Jones who honoured God and made the rebuilding of this church his ardent cause. He believed that what is right is never impossible and what is beautiful is worth fighting for, even to death. Merry in spirit and kind in deed, he was loved by a multitude of friends. He died in 1957, aged forty three years.”

His obituary appeared as follows in the Times of 26th September 1957:

“Mr Richard Stewart-Jones, who died suddenly in London on Sunday at the age of 43, was well known in Chelsea for devoted work on behalf of numerous causes, especially the Chelsea Society, of which he was honorary secretary for several years, and the affairs of the Old Church, whose restoration after bombing he worked so hard to bring about. He also served on the borough council and gave much time to the Chelsea Housing Improvement Society.

He was the owner of several of the architecturally well-known houses at the western end of Cheyne Walk, including most of Lindsey House, now in the care of the National Trust. He was the honorary representative of the National Trust in London and after he left Chelsea in 1954 to live mostly in Berkshire he became the Trust’s representative in that area.To this work he was able to bring a sympathetic knowledge of old houses and furniture as well as outstanding practicality and taste. He had acquired invaluable experience of the problems of old houses while serving for over 20 years on the committees of the Society for The Protection of Ancient Buildings.

He married in 1951 Emma Smith the author, who survives him with two children.”
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