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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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Land Tax Assessments

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

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Overseers of the Poor Book 1782

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

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Overseers of the Poor – what we have learned

Every month the Overseer paid out the regular payment to the poor, plus “disbursements” – additional payments, goods or services to those in need, and costs of the Overseers. These disbursements are of most interest to the local historian because … Continue reading

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Overseers of the Poor – Paupers House

This is the first piece of evidence for a Pauper’s House in the new village of Milton Abbas. From the Overseers of the Poor book page dated April 1786. This is in addition of course to the Almshouses for “6 … Continue reading

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Milton Abbas Street Fair 2017

Despite the dreadful weather plenty of people turned out, and many took an interest in our history group stand. Thanks to the great British public. All the volunteers on our stand were in 18th century costume, which added to the … Continue reading

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Visit of King Edward VII to Milton Abbey

It is rumoured here that King Edward VII brought his mistress to Milton Abbey. Maybe many times. However if he did, it was kept very quiet. Does anyone know which mistress he was with in 1909 when this picture was … Continue reading

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Visit of King Edward VII to Milton Abbey, 1909

Here is a view of the beaters for the shoot. does anyone have relatives who were estate workers at Milton Abbey in 1909. It would be good if we could recognise any of these men.  

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Fanny Burney on Milton Abbey

Fanny Burney on Milton Abbey Frances Burney – Madam D’Arblay visited Milton Abbey and Milton Abbas in 1791. She was not too impressed by Lord Milton’s new “town”. This is one of the very few contemporary comments. It is a … Continue reading

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The Tale of Milton Abbas, Richeldis Wansbrough

Now here’s a useful little book. It is still available if you know where to look. The references aren’t very good and some of the information may be hearsay.

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