Notes for: George Duke
Cambridge Chronicle 27 Jul 1894:
The 150 yearling ewes fetched £475 10s., or an average of £3 3s. 6d per head. Lot 13, of five ewes, by "Doncaster," fetched £4 10s. per head, a French firm being the buyers. Sir Joshua T. Rowley, Tendring Hall, Stoke-by-Naylands, purchased six lots of yearlings at an average of £2 15s. per head; and Mr. Robert Smith, of Golding, Herts., bought twenty ewes at an average of £3 3s. per head. Other buyers of yearlings were Mr. Henry Webb, Streetly Hall, Linton; Mr George Duke, Trumpington; Mr. H. McCalmont, Cheveley Park; and Mr. Martin Slater, Western Colville.
Herts and Cambs Reporter 21 Dec 1894:
They disposed of 61 beasts, which were in every way equal to the general quality at these sales. The judges of the stock were Mr. W. Jonas, Duxford, and Mr. J. Mills, St. Andrew’s Street, Cambridge. The first prize for the best beast in the yard, given by Messrs. Foster, bankers, Cambridge, was awarded to Mr. George Duke, of Trumpington, for a handsome stall-fed ox, which was bought by Mr. L.E. Clark, of Royston, for £38 10s.
Herts and Cambs Reporter 16 Dec 1898:
Christmas Fat Stock Sales
The entries for the fat stock sales on Monday were heavy and there was a good competition for the prices offered by the various auctioneers. . . .
Messrs. Grain, Moyse & Wisbey had some fine quality beasts. Three from Mr. Gribble, of Arrington, fetched £25 15s, £25 10s, and £25 15s. Among the highest prices paid for beasts was £33 5s. by Mr. W. Hoy (Royston.) The first prize for best sow was gained by Mr. G. Duke (Trumpington) which sold for £7 2s 6d. Mr. A. Towler sent a hog which sold for £7, and good sows were sent by Mr. Read (Wimpole).
The Field 2 May 1903:
FOR SALE, Twenty-nine grand HIGHLAND SCOTCH BULLOCKS, 3 years old; good colours; been wintered out, and in good condition. - For particulars as to price apply to Mr GEORGE DUKE, Manor Farm, Trumpington, Cambs.