Cerne Abbas sale —1919

CERNE ABBAS FOR SALE 1919   At 1.30pm on 24th September 1919, most of the village of Cerne Abbas was put up for sale at auction in Dorchester Town Hall by the Pitt-Rivers family who had owned it since 1705. With the assistance of a grant from the National Lottery…

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The Emigrants

  “At a Meeting of the Owners of Property in this Parish [Child Okeford] legally intitled to vote,… at the Church in this Parish on Thursday the 22nd day of February…it was resolved that the Churchwardens and Overseers [of the Poor] shall, and they are hereby directed to raise the…

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