Category Archives: Education

34 Years School Head (1930)

East Hoathly Retirement Family Record Broken After nearly 34 years as headmaster of East Hoathly Schools, Mr Ernest Alexander Jones is retiring 30th April next, and his many friends will be glad to know that he does not intend to … Continue reading

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Ernest Alexander Jones – 1868 – 1946

In my previous post I had the obituary of Frederick Thomas Jones who died young. He was succeeded as headmaster of East Hoathly school by his brother Ernest Jones (my Great Grandfather). He was to be headmaster for 34 years, … Continue reading

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Frederick Thomas Jones – 1865 -1896

Frederick Thomas Jones (b. 12/10/1865 d. 29/04/1896) was my Great Great Uncle. He was headmaster at East Hoathly Primary school and died relatively young. He succeeded his father as headmaster and following his death his younger brother became headmaster. Here … Continue reading

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Thomas “Niffer” Jones – Obituary

(I remember my uncle Tom well and still have many stamps he gave me. As children, we were fascinated by his false left arm lost through cancer, too young to realise how seriously ill he was. He died in 1976. … Continue reading

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East Hoathly’s Big Loss Death of Mr Frederick Jones

(From the front page of the Sussex County Herald May 29 1931) Four old pupils of East Hoathly School acted as bearers at the funeral on Tuesday of Mr Frederick Jones, at the High-street, East Hoathly. He died on Thursday … Continue reading

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Sussex and the Jones Family’s Association

My Family has along association with Sussex.┬áThe Joneses in particular are associated with East Hoathly, Stanmer and Laughton. My Great Grandfather (Earnest A Jones) was headmaster of the East Hoathly primary school for thirty-four years. In addition my great great … Continue reading

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The Kirbys – Deene Northamptonshire

(Thomas Jones married Mary Kirby who had come down from Deene with the countess when she married the Earl. The description of her family below has been immensely valuable for reserching that side of my family tree. One thing that … Continue reading

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