Death of Mr C. Hutley
The death took place on Monday of Mr Charles Hutley of Brick House Farm, Great Wigborough. The deceased, who was 86, had been in failing health latterly. He was a son of the late Mr William Hutley of Powers Hall, Witham. The widow, five sons and four daughters survive; one son is in Australia and one daughter in Vancouver. Mr Charles Hutley began farming in 1862 at Abbott's Hall, Great Wigborough, at the age of 20, and farmed upwards of 1,000 acres of heavy land, mostly arable, in the parish for over 60 years. He was a most skilful cultivator of heavy farming.
The deceased was a member of the Lexden and Winstree Board of Guardians and Rural Council until he retired in 1925, having rendered upwards of sixty years' valued service on that authority. For many years he was chairman of the Tollesbury and Mersea Oyster Firshery Co.