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LEDBURY COUNTY COURT.

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- -_- - -DEATH OF MR. WILLIAM…

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DEATH OF MR. WILLIAM PALMER, OF WELLINGTON HEATH. We regret to record the death this week of Mr William Palmer, of the Farmers' Arms, Wellington Heath, which took place at the Farmers' Arms, yesterday (Thursday) morning, at 8.30, at the advanced age of 73 years. Mr Palmer had been ill for the last six months, and for quite half that period had been confined to his reom, gradually growing weaker and passing away as stated. Dr. McKean was his medical attendant. The late Mr Palmer was a native of Bosbury, and as a young man took the Burtons Farm, Wellington Heath, which he farmed for close on 30 years. In his farming days he was a well- known cider expert, and a good stock farmer, being considered a very good judge of cattle. It is interesting to recall that while he was at the Burtons Farm his horses did the tipping for the banks on the Gloucester branch railway line. Another link with the old days is forth- coming in the fact that when Ledbury stock sales were first started, when the market took place in Homend-street, Mr Palmer sold the first bunch of cattle so disposed of. About 1892 he left the Burtons Farm and took over the Farmers' Arms, Wellington Heath, where he had since resided. In politics he was a strong Liberal, and though he never went in for public life he took a very active part in the cause of Liberalism in the by-gone days. He was a Churchman, and for many years acted as churchwarden at Wellington Heath. Mr Palmer was a widower, and his wife passed away 23 years ago. He leaves a family of three sons and three daughters to mourn his loss, and the deepest sympathy is expressed with them in their bereavement. The sons are Mr J Palmer, of Bristol; Mr E W Palmer, of the New Inn Hotel, Ledbury and Mr Frank Palmer, of Ledbury; and the daughters are Mrs C G Curnock, Arknell Farm Mrs C F Drew, Farmers' Arms and Mrs David Smith, jun., Raycombe, all of Wellington Heath. The interment has been fixed for Monday next at Wellington Heath Churchyard at 3 p.m.

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