Clement-Jones family - Person Sheet
Clement-Jones family - Person Sheet
NameEnid Sophia GRIFFITH BOSCAWEN , 3
Birth11 Nov 1889, The Cumbers, Hanmer, Ellesmere, Flintshire, Wales
Death23rd January 1980, Stockport, Cheshire
Spouses
Birth26 Jun 1880, Burneside, Kendal,Cumbria
Death29 Oct 1963
OccupationShipping Executive and Author
EducationHaileybury and Trinity College Cambridge
FatherRev Canon William JONES , 3190 (1834-1902)
MotherMargaret CROPPER , 3189 (1836-1930)
Marriage11 Nov 1911
ChildrenMaurice Llewelyn , 1 (1917-1988)
 Martin Clement Trevor , 84 (1915-1981)
 Nesta Margaret Sophia , 85 (1912-1991)
Notes for Enid Sophia GRIFFITH BOSCAWEN
She inherited Trevalyn Hall, Rosett, Nr Wrexham (see photo and print and the website http://www.rossett.org.uk/ron_listed.php?mode=item&id=0000031) from her mother in 1956. Wrote “Trevors of Trevalyn” the book setting out the history of the Trevor, Boscawen and Griffith-Boscawen families at Trevalyn. Mentioned (inaccurately) in the diaries of Lloyd George’s 2nd wife Frances Stevenson in her entry for May 11th 1919. Achieved entry to Girton College Cambridge but not allowed to take up her place.

A recent entry on Rossett website:

Hello Rossett,

I am not registered with your site but thought you might like to hear the following.

In 1962 I and two friends, who all worked for the same business at Wimbolds Trafford, rented the old servants' wing at Trevalyn Hall. Our landlords were Sir Clement and Lady Enid Clement Jones.

They were a very likeable couple and became friends of mine long after I left the village and came back to Canterbury. Lady Enid was of course a Trevor. She was quite certain that she had seen the Trevor ghost in earlier years.

As it happens I visited Rosset on my way up to Chester on business a few weeks ago. I was pleased to see how low profile were such changes as had taken place. I understand that Trevalyn is in private hands again. I called in but found no one at home. When I drove round to the rear I was interested to see the development of the older buildings and hope that this will not get out of hand... you should see what has happened to Canterbury (*!!).

I have a number of old black and white photographs of Trevalyn which I would be happy to copy to you if you would like them for your gallery.

For the record my flat mates were Brian Terrell and Francis Rendell..where are they now I wonder?

JOHN COPSEY
Canterbury

John Copsey Canterbury 13/03/07

This is decription of Trevalyn on the Rosett website.

Location Trevalyn  (LL12 0HH)

Situated in its own grounds set back, and to the south east, of Chester Road (B5102)

History

Built in 1576 for John Trevor of the Trevor family of Brynkinalt. Designer unknown but suggested by Mark Girouard to have been John Trevor himself with the assistance of master-mason Walter Hancock of Much Wenlock.

The Trevors claim descent from the C10 Welsh prince Tudor Trevor. John Trevor's great-grandfather, Richard Trevor, had originally acquired the estate by marriage to Matilda, daughter and heiress of Jenkyn ap David ap Griffith of Trevalyn. John Trevor made his fortune in London largely through the patronage of the powerful Thomas Sackville, the Lord Buckhurst and Earl of Dorset, who was his wife's cousin. He also held a few minor government posts as recorded on his monument in the parish church at Gresford. With Sackville he is assumed to have made a grand tour of France and Italy between about 1563 and 1566, and again to France in 1568 and 1571.

Of his four sons only one, Richard, spent time at Trevalyn and even then preferred to stay at another house built by his father, Roft Hall, in Marford (demolished).

In the 1670's the family inherited Glynde Place in Sussex which henceforward became their principal seat and Trevalyn was occupied by a succession of stewards and agents.

In 1836 descendants through marriage, Thomas and Elizabeth Griffith, moved in and made extensive alterations internally and externally. These included the re-siting of the Porter's Lodge, creation of a topiary garden to the north-east, and extensive internal alterations by the local architect Thomas Jones.

Sold in the 1980's and converted into flats involving extensive works to the interior and brickwork.
Last Modified 21 Aug 2019Created 26 Aug 2020 using Reunion for Macintosh