David Jones married a local girl, Margaret Williams in 1863 when she was 24. Her father was Captain William Williams 1811-57, who was a master mariner and commanded the schooners Jane & Mary in 1855, and the Hypsipyle in 1857. The latter was lost at sea with all the crew in November 1857. Captain Williams’ antecedents were all mariners. Margaret’s mother was Elizabeth Simon, whose brother, Captain John Simon the elder 1807-81, owned and ran the sloop Robust, built at Aberarth in 1832, which was eventually lost in 1855. He had commanded the schooner Adelaide in 1861, and amongst the all-Borth crew was his son Simon as ordinary seaman. Later, he reverted to mate on the Adelaide at sixty-four years of age, when it was under the command of John Hughes. Apparently, he had been deaf for the previous twenty or so years. His son, John Simon 1843-1917, became master mariner in 1870, and commanded the Cuerero, Ellen Catherine, Sultannina and the Sulliana Reina. His last command was the 79-ton Caernarfon registered schooner Ellen Roberts. Interestingly, whilst he was captain of the Sultannina, the fifteen year old cook on board in 1880 was fellow villager Thomas Hughes Dutton, who went on to become a master mariner.