Northampton Mercury 09 October 1841
NEWPORT PAGNEL AGRICULTURAL ASSOCIATION.
Mr. Graves, the Secretary, then read the awards as follows; Class 1. To the labourer who shall have brought up the greatest number of children without parochial relief: John Dewick, of Walton, the service of Chas. Pinfold, Esq. nine children, £2.
Class 2. To the labourer in husbandry (not a hired servant) who has worked the longest time with one master or mistress : Charles Rainbow, 46 years on Mr. Trower's farm, at Castlethorpe.
Northampton Mercury 30 September 1843
NEWPORT PAGNELL AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY.
15s. to Wm. Goastlow, 27 years on Mr. Trower's, Castlethorpe; 10s. to Ephraim Meadows, 26 years with Mr. Bull, of Castlethorpe.
Northampton Mercury 20 December 1856
Hanslope.Barnwell's charity has been distributed this week, amongst upwards of 300 applicants, those necessary articlesa good supply of coals and calico. Owing to the everlasting petty differences between certain gentlemen, the poor' were nearly losing the benefit of baring the coals carted gratis this year, four of the farmers refusing to fetch any but the kind voluntary aid of Messrs. Trowers and Bull, of Castlethorpe, they got them as usual free of charge. This charity, by judicious management, has been doubled in value to the poor for the last few years. The land has been let out. into 150 allotments, at moderate rents, much to the benefit and satisfaction the poor industrious occupiers, and, to their honour let it be told, the whole arrears of rent for the twelve years occupation do not amount to a sovereign. There are now about 100 acres of land belonging this charity and the Watts estate under Spade cultivation in this parish, the effects of which are very evident to every unprejudiced person. Instead of 50 or able-bodied men, called surplus labourers, crouching before the relieving officer this time of year, as formerly, begging for little temporary relief or ticket for the Workhouse, most of them are armed against winter with a good store of corn and potatoes, and good thriving pig in the sty. Nor is this only benefit derived from the allotment system; a great deal might be said in favour of the morals of the poor under it, but enough for the present. What have its opponents got to say against it? From a Correspondent.
Croydon’s Weekly Standard 17 September 1859
DEATHS. Sept. 9, at Castlethorpe, of peritonitis after scarlet fever, Alice Charlotte, third daughter of H. S. Trower Esq.
Croydon’s Weekly Standard 19 January 1861
THE FARMER’S -WEEKLY ACCOUNT BOOK, (for One Year), prepared by H. Trower, Esq., Castlethorpe, and used by the Lords and Gentlemen in the neighbourhood. To he had MILBOUBNE’S Printing Offices, High Street, Newport
Northampton Mercury 10 November 1866
CASTLETHORPE, near Stony Stratford, Bucks.
A Flock of 313 Superior Oxfordshire Down
EWES and LAMBS,
Valuable New Milch and In-calf HEIFERS,
37 Fat Hogs,
Upwards of 1,000 Qrs. of CORN, in 15 Ricks;
5 Ricks of prime HAY and CLOVER,
And 165 Acres of sound GRASS KEEPING,
Up to April 6th, 1867,
TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION,
By DUDLEY & SON.
On Thursday, Nov. 22nd, 1866, on the Farm at Castlethorpe, by direction of HENRY S. TROWER, Esq., who leaving at Lady Day.
THE STOCK is particularly well-bred and in good condition.
The CORN and HAY has been secured in capital order.
The GRASS KEEPING is sound, well-watered, and fenced. Two months' Credit will be given for the Corn, Hay, and Keeping, on the usual conditions
The Sale will commence at Eleven o'clock.
Catalogues may be had at the Inns in the neighbourhood, and of Messrs, Dudley and Son,
Auctioneers and Land Agents, Winslow.
Northampton Mercury 23 March 1867
CASTLETHORPE, near Stony Stratford.
A LARGE AND EXCELLENT ASSORTMENT OF
AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS, by the best makers ;
A TEN HORSE POWER PORTABLE STEAM ENGINE,
TWO STEAM THRASHING AND DRESSING
SET OF HOWARDS' STEAM PLOUGH APPARATUS
STEAM GRINDING AND CHAFF CUTTING MACHINERY,
A TEAM of EIGHT Powerful CART HORSES,
295 FLEECES OF WOOL,
Handsome SOCIABLE, Elegant Four-wheel Oliver PHEÆTON,
Capital Pair horse Brougham, all by Mulliner, of
TWO excellent Carriage HORSES, Valuable HUNTER,
Handsome Double and Single HARNESS,
80 Lots of HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE,
TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION,
By DUDLEY & SON,
On TUESDAY, March 28th, 1867, on the Premises at CASTLETHORPE, near Stony Stratford, by direction of Mr. S. Trower, Esq., who leaving Lady Day.
THE IMPLEMENTS comprise a ten horse power steam engine, by Butlin, of Northampton, in first rate repair two excellent thrashing and dressing machines, by Knight, of Northampton; set of Howard's steam plough apparatus, complete ; steam grinding machinery, with pair of 3 feet 6in stones, driving belt and pulley; steam bean mill with ditto, steam chaff cutting machine, two horse reaping machine, new, by Cuthbert; two capital light spring wagons, with poles and shafts, by Phillips and Co.; three narrow wheel wagons, nine carts, 15 ploughs, 10 cultivators, six sets of harrows, corn and turnip drills, iron rolls, clod crusher, weighing machines and weights, three winnowing machines, 50 sheep racks and troughs, 500 corn sacks, sets of harness, 22 iron pig troughs, water troughs, 35 dozen hurdles, a large assortment of other agricultural implements, dairy vessels, ale casks, brewing utensils, and effects.
The Machinery and Implements are first rate condition, many of them nearly new, and all by the best makers. Horses are in capital working order, and are young and active.
In consequence of the number of Lots, the Sale will commence at Ten o'clock.
Catalogues may be had the Cock and Bull Hotels, Stony Stratford; the Swan, Newport Pagnell; the Carrington Arms, Castlethorpe ; and of Messrs. Dudley and Son, Auctioneers and Land Agents, Winslow.
Northampton Mercury 03 December 1920
DIED AT 97, The death announced Mrs. Trower, of the Park House, Old Wolverton, at the age of 97 years, which took place in the early hours Thursday morning. She was the widow of the late Mr. Henry Trower, farmer, of Castlethorpe, and had lived in Old Wolverton for the past 40 years. She was the daughter of the late Mr. Baily, Shenley Park House, and sister to the late Mr. Joseph Baily, of Great Linford, and sister of the Rev. Kightley Baily, vicar of Old Bradwell. She took keen interest in all around her practically to six months ago. Her health then gradually began to fail, but she was sitting in her drawing-room as recently as ten days ago. The funeral will take place on Monday at Wolverton Parish Church.