Tag Archives: Stanmer

Caroline Jones (continued)

(Continuing on from yesterdays post, here is some more on Caroline Jones and her plight when her father died) In the fifties her master remarried and and moved from New Hill to Falmer Court, being a tenant of the 3rd … Continue reading

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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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Moving house

(Here’s  a passage from Frederick Jones’s memoirs, about his father becoming estate builder and moving house. Not having enough furniture they borrowed from the countess and it seems they furnished their house with classic furniture and had well known artists … Continue reading

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The Pelhams

So my family worked for the Earls of Chichester for many years. Here are some of Frederick’s thoughts on them. The Pelhams were always splendid men physically and intellectually. Living under, and having the honour of serving four Earls of … Continue reading

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The Water Supply on the Stanmer Estate.

More stuff on Stanmer from Fredericks memoirs: In the later part of my fathers life, he was a great sufferer. I have so often seen him sit in his old walnut chair, the sweat rolling of is pale cheeks in … Continue reading

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Stories of the Stanmer Estate

Thomas Jones stayed on the stanmer estate until he died. He told his son, Frederick Jones, many stories here are just some them along with other stories told by other members of the estate: When a herd boy my father … Continue reading

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Thomas Jones

Thomas Jones was Mary Jones’s first son and my great great great grandfather. He must have been a pretty inspiring character. Born into poverty and sent to work as a farm boy at the age of eleven he worked his … Continue reading

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