Category Archives: Stanmer

Elusive Relatives

When you’re doing family history research there are some characters that just refuse give up their secrets without a lot of effort. One of these was Lewis Jones whom I have written about before. Another is Reuben Jones, mentioned in … 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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The Building of Falmer Church

(Some notes from Frederick Jones’s memoirs on Falmer Church. Falmer is the nearest village to Stanmer. These days it is cut in half by the A27 dual carriageway, and I believe that there is now a football stadium there. I … Continue reading

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An Eye for History

Jude Jones and his son Francis  were builders and carpenters on the Stanmer Estate for many years. The two of them are pictured here with Jude’s wife Elizabeth. Both must have had an eye for history. A few years ago … Continue reading

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Retirement of Mr Frederick Jones

(I’m not sure what paper this was in, I only have the cut out newspaper article.) HALLAND Agent For This Paper:—Mr. J. Funnell. The yearly audit of the tenants on the Earl of Chichester’s Sussex estates was held on Friday … Continue reading

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My family were known for their carving skills, and their work can still be found in Stanmer church. Here are just a couple of photos of their work:

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Sussex and the Jones Family’s Association

My Family has along association with Sussex. The 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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