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Thomas Southall & Isabel Emil Dymond

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Isabel Emily Dymond
Died 16th July 1935, aged 66

Thomas Southall Dymon
Died 9th March 1949 aged 88

Kerb and cornerstone, grave badly damaged

“In dear memory of” was readble in 2014

Thomas Southall Dymond was born in Worcestershire on the 9th February 1861 and died 9th March 1949 aged 88.  Isabel Emily Fox was born in Sao Pauli, Brazil in 1870.  Thomas and Emily were married in 1895.  “Application made for absolute decree nisi in the following cause : Dymond, otherwise Fox Dymond v. Dymond “[1902]

In 1909 at St. George’s, Hanover Square, Thomas married - Possible Spouse - Isabel Emily Dymond / Possible Spouse - Isabel Emily Fox

At one time Thomas was a lecturer in Agricultural Chemistry in the Essex County Laboratories. In 1910 he was one of the Inspectors of the Board of Education for Agricultural Education

Hastings and St Leonards Observer - Saturday 20 July 1935
Death of Mrs. Isabel Dymond
Mrs. Isabel Dymond. wile of Alderman T. S. Dymond, and the second woman to become a Justice of the Peace in Hastings, died at her home at 11, Albany-road, St. Leonards on Tuesday. after a long and painful illness. She was aged 66.

She was Mayoress in 1927 during her husband's mayoralty. and as such took part in a number of important events, ………..

Her quiet disposition and attractive personality made her one of Hastings' most popular Mayoresses.  She was a woman of many activities, and was for many years a member of the old Board of Guardians, taking great interest in everything connected with the Institution.  Mrs. Dymond became a magistrate in June 1922 so that while Alderman Dymond was Mayor, both husband and wife were entitled sit on the magisterial bench - a very rare occurrence.

In recent years her three main interests were the St. Monica's Home for Girls, in which she was chairman until forced by ill-health to give up the work; the Open Door Club for Girls, of which she was trustee; and the National Council of Women, being president of the local branch from its inception, until again ill-health obliged her to relinquish the post.

Also, she was for some years secretary of the Christ Church Parochial Council, and during the war did a great deal of work on behalf of the girls of the town as one of the women patrols.

After the war she took part in several pilgrimages in Kent in connection with evangelisation work. Mrs. Dymond was the daughter of the late Mr. Daniel M. Fox. and was born in Brazil where her father was an engineer for the San Paulo Railway.

Thomas Southall Dymond

Over the years he wrote books and many articles, here is a sample:

The Existence of a Mydriatic Alkaloid in Lettuce – T. S. Dymond – 1892 Scientific American

 State Aid to Agriculture, by T. S. Dymond.

 CHEMISTRY FOR AGRICULTURAL STUDENTS. By T. S. Dymond, of the County Technical Laboratories, Chelmsford.

 State-Aid to Agriculture. An Example. T.S. Dymond. Published by The Fabian Society

 Thomas Southall Dymond (1861–1949),  The Education of the Cottage and Market Gardener in England (1907)
 Suggestions on Rural Education (1908).T. S. Dymond for His Maj's Stationery Office
 Thomas Southall Dymond.:An Experimental Course of Chemistry for Agricultural Students.

 While in Chelmsford it is recorded "In 1897,  when 50,000 acres of farm land were inundated by sea floods, the Principal, T. S. Dymond, led a team of advisers who did invaluable work in countering the effects of the sea water on the soil."