Category Archives: Jones

A Silhouette from Nearly 200 Years Ago

I posted back in 2012 about a trip my GGG Grandfather, Tom Jones, took with his friend Jim Welfair to London (described here). This was before 1841 when he married. During this trip he had a silhouette done which my … Continue reading

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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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Tom and Hilda’s Wedding Photo – 1928

This picture is of my great Uncle Tom’s wedding to Hilda Rose Hobbs on the 15 August 1928. It’s a good one because it has my Grandfather Frederick William Jones, Great Grandfather Earnest Alexander Jones, and Great Great Grandfather Frederick … Continue reading

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Cambride Colleges Postcard

This next post card, featuring the coats of arms of the Cambridge Colleges, is from my Great Grandfather Earnest Jones to his son my Great Uncle Thomas Jones (he of the previous postcard). It was sent on the 15 July … Continue reading

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Cricket at Stanmer

(more from Frederick’s notebooks. Interesting passage on how cricket became a major past time at Stanmer. Also note how Frederick refers to Mr Francis as Frank. Despite the class difference real friendships did get made. Why Reuben wasn’t allowed to … Continue reading

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