World War 1 Exhibition
Exhibitions will be in Reading Rooms and St James Church, Milton Abbas, 5 to 7 Oct 2018. Refreshments will be available. Click here for latest news.
Can your help us?
Click here to see a list of all the Milton Abbas men who fought in WWI. Is your ancestor on the list? If so, we would love to hear from you. Do you have any photographs, stories or artefacts to share with us.
Category Archives: history
In order to locate the key points on the Woodward 1770 survey and map, the Milton Abbas Local History Group have purchased a hand held sat nav – We can now find on the ground, on the site of the … Continue reading
We now have a good run of Land Tax records for the years 1780 – 1832, and we are beginning to transcribe them. They show the “proprietors” and “occupiers” of each property. There were 25 names in 1780, 20 in … Continue reading
This is a small part of this document which is the first in Quarter Sessions Order Book in the Dorset History Centre to show Lord Milton closing some of the roads. Some of the places named are well known to … Continue reading
This is a real long-shot: in an article by Alan J Miller in Dorset Life, Apr 2003 “Heartless Landlord and Devoted Husband”, there is an image of a young Joseph Damer, by permission of LG Stopford Sackville. I understand that … Continue reading
Our first meeting of the new season was well attended and 34 of us enjoyed a talk by Chris Fookes on the old roads and tracks of Milton Abbas, illustrated with maps from 1652 to today. We had two visitors … Continue reading
Carol Sastradipradja has just transcribed page 104 and come across this interesting piece of information. It reads: “Memorandum. Sunday Jan 13 Several Labouring People having complained to the Officers of the Parish that They Wanted Houses. In consequence of their … Continue reading
An original document in Dorset History Centre was brought to our attention by Debbie Winter. Catalogue reference D-1168/1. This is the only manorial court record which is in existence, and is of great interest. This one was held 13 May … Continue reading
This phrase occurs in the will of Richard Arnold of Bagber, 1595 as the place he wanted to be buried in the Parish Church of Milton, the building now known as the Abbey Church of Milton Abbas. “Ile” clearly indicates … Continue reading
Phew! Well we met so many people. Over 100 visitors came along. Thank you to all those who were stewards, those who supplied the cakes, and especially those visitors who came along and shared their family history research with us. … Continue reading
During the 1780’s the monthly pay out is totalling £12. Yet the rates which were collected annually are only amounting to £3. Where is the rest of the money coming from? The church collections?