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Thornberry Hill Farm, Wimpole

History of Thornberry Farm, Wimpole

1895:

By this year Jabez Ablett and his wife Selina had moved to the farm. He is described as ‘farmer’.

1898:

Jabez auctions off the farm and stock.

The Herts & Cambs Reporter (30th September 1898) lists details of an auction.  “Messrs J Carter Jones & Sons are instructed by Jabez Ablett (who is leaving the farm) to sell by auction on the premises, the whole of the live and dead farming stock comprising: 8 horses (including 6 powerful cart mares; 3 excellent shorthorn cows; 100 head of poultry; and an assortment of agricultural implements; as well as crops, such as mangolds).”

The family moved to South End, Bassingbourn.

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