Category Archives: Milton Abbas

Churchwarden’s Accounts books

A huge thank you to one of our new transcribers who has completed the Churchwardens Accounts of Milton Abbas 1673 – 1689, in double-quick time. Not an easy task as some of the writing is very difficult to read. We now … Continue reading

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Hutchins’ History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset

At the Dorset History Centre there is the 2nd Edition which has been added to by A. M. Broadley of the Knapp, Bradpole. In 1904 he took a copy of Hutchin’s book and added to it drawings, notes, maps and … Continue reading

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Pubs, Ponds and Power

This is a series of programmes from the BBC. One of the six episodes features Milton Abbas history. It is presented by Ben Robinson. The programme has been broadcast nationally five times since its first showing in January, 2019. It … Continue reading

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Tea Clipper Tea Rooms reopening

We were delighted to have lunch today at the newly opened and refurbished Tea Clipper. Alastair and Kathy Beaven with their daughters supplied us with a warm welcome, good coffee and a savoury cream tea. This is a great facility … Continue reading

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HMS Victory and the Battle of Trafalgar

We have just found some exciting news – John Welstead, aged 38, from Milton Abbas was on-board the Victory at Trafalgar on 21 Oct 1805. He was bosun’s mate. We now need to carry out more research on this man … Continue reading

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1787 Payments for labourers

In the Dorset History Centre there are some bills from 1787 for Milton Abbas estate. These scraps of paper give an insight into the work that was going on, as well as the names of the labourers, and the amount … Continue reading

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Richard Ham, clock maker of Milton Abbas

This is the dial of an eight day clock showing that Richard Ham was a clock maker of Milton Abbas. This image was kindly given to us by Tim Marshall author, and he has dated the clock to around 1720. … Continue reading

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Scutt Family

This photo was given to us by Sybil Brown. She is compiling a biography of her aunt, Margaret Alice Scutt, whose third novel has recently been published posthumously. She was born in October 1905 and baptised that December in Weymouth, … Continue reading

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Overseers of the Poor Books

The Milton Abbas Local History group are excited to announce that we have today, 14 May 2018, completed our transcription of the Overseers of the Poor Account Book 1771 – 1798, that is 275 double pages, and we now have … Continue reading

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Kelly’s Directory of 1848

TRADERS Bertie, David, ‘Portarlington Arms‘, & farmer Cadie, Thomas, carpenter & wheelwrgt Calnes Christopher, farmer Eaton, Henry, tailor Frizle, Thomas, carrier Formidge John, farmer Guy, James, blacksmith Ham, John, farmer Hawkins, Mill Maria, shopkeeper |Hopkins Samuel, tailor Ingram Robert, farmer … Continue reading

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