Agnes Jones

Agnes Jones Portrait
Agnes Jones 1832 - 1868
Mary Devlin and Margaret McGrath, from Donegal, Ireland, are trying to set up a Heritage Centre in Donegal to acknowledge the life and work of Agnes Jones.

Agnes Jones was the first trained Nurse to come to Liverpool in 1865 at the request of William Rathbone to care for the sick and dying in the Workhouse Hospital in Brownlow Hill. Agnes worked with the sick and dying up until she died at the very early age of 36, but she left her mark on Nursing because many of the modern day practices are based on her work. Agnes Jones was a great friend of Florence Nightingale.
Mary and Margaret recently visited Liverpool and met amongst other people Joe Cassidy and Mike Kelly, from Vauxhall, Liverpool, who are trying to assist Mary and Margaret in obtaining as much information about Agnes Jones as possible. 'Fever Hospital'
The 'Fever Hospital', Rathbone Infirmary, Brownlow Hill
Agnes Jones 'Angel' Memorial
The Scottie Press Online has set up this webpage which pictures Agnes Jones - the Workhouse Hospital - Agnes Jones depicted in the stained glass window in Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral - and the Angel Statue commissioned by William Rathbone in honour of Agnes Jones which stood originally in the Workhouse Hospital. Joe and Mike hope that other people who know of or who are interested in the Agnes Jones story and who may have any additional information about Agnes Jones will join forces with them. It is hoped that by acquiring extra information a more comprehensive website can be established to provide much more details about the life and work of Agnes Jones.
The Agnes Jones webpage will also outline ongoing developments regarding intentions of the planned Heritage Centre in Donegal.

If you would like to help Joe and Mike please email

or write to Joe Cassidy c/o Scottie Press, Silvester Street, Liverpool L5 8SE, England, UK.
Lady Chapel Window

Window detail - Lady Chapel, Liverpool Anglican Cathedral
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'Grief' by Robert Fell
This memorial to Agnes Jones in the Church of Ireland, Fahan, is made of Carrara marble.

It was designed and sculpted by Robert Fell (1869) a sculptor from Derry. It shows a figure 'Grief' leaning on a broken column.

It was erected by the people of Fahan and Bishop William Alexander of Derry (who also wrote the tribute on the plinth) in October 1869.

Liverpool's angel of mercy

An article by David Charters Liverpool Daily Post can be accessed via Click here to access Then search for David Charters.
Article published Wednesday May 15th 2002.
You can contact David by e-mail

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