MARCH: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1750.
[Transcribed and edited information mainly from Kelly's Directory of Cambridgeshire 1900]
"MARCH, (Cambridgeshire) or MERSH, in the Isle of Ely, 67 cm. 76 mm. from London, has a Mt. on F. and Fairs on the M. Tu. and W. before Easter. In 1671, Sir Algernoon Peyton, Bt. had the grant of its Mt. and 2 Fairs, viz. one on M. and Tu. before Whitsontide, for all commodities except horses, and the next day for horses and other commodities; and another on every 2d Tu. in October, and the two days following for horses and all other commodities. In 1730, when the road was making from hence to Wesbich, two urns were found, in one of which were bones and ashes, and in the other about 300 pieces of silver coin, (no two pieces alike) which, by their date, appeared to be 2000 years old. It has a Ch. belonging to Doddington."
[Description(s) transcribed by Martin Edwards ©2003 and later edited by Colin Hinson ©2010]
[mainly from Kelly's Directory of Cambridgeshire 1900]