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Arthur Perry was a farmer in Quenington for a very short period around 1890, at least part of the time at Mawley's Farm. It appears to have been an attempt to carve a career out for himself in the occupation that his father and two elder brothers were following. Probably unsuccessfully.
He was born in Hazleton, east of Cheltenham in Gloucestershire, his father a farmer. He had a private education - in 1871 he was one of twelve boarders aged between 8 and 13 years at a school, title unknown, in High Street Watlington, near Thame in Oxfordshire. In 1881 he was at Far Hill Farm in Fairford, 376 acres being farmed by his elder brothers. His occupation was unemployed grocer's assistant. He married in 1888, probably in Fairford, and then moved to Quenington, where he farmed at Mawley's Farm between 1888 and 1896. But this did not last, as in 1901 he was back in Fairford, in London Street, running a business as a butcher. And was still there ten years later.
He died in Cirencester in 1938 at the age of 79. Probate was awarded to his widow, and also two sons, both of whom were still in business at butchers, one still at London Street in Fairford.
4th December 2019