Peter Rees Jones (1843–1905), department store owner, was born in Newcastle Emlyn, Carmarthenshire, the son of Thomas Jones, a modestly successful hat manufacturer. He was educated privately, and after serving an apprenticeship in a Carmarthen drapery establishment, left Wales in 1864 to seek his fortune in London
Peter Jones died of a stroke at "Eversley", 11 Rydal Road, Streatham, on 30 August 1905. After being cremated at Woking, his ashes were interred at Brookwood cemetery, Surrey, on 2 September 1905.
In 1906 the Sloane Square store was sold to John Lewis, eventually becoming part of the John Lewis Partnership.
(Laura Ugolini Oxford DNB and John Lewis memory store)