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J. and G. Miller

from Grace’s Guide – 1914 Who’s Who in Business:

MILLER, J. & G., Distillers of Mitcham Essential Oils, Fruit Growers, Farmers and Market Gardeners, Mitcham, Surrey.
Hours of Business: Usual.
Established in 1874.
Premises: Cultivate about 1200 acres.
Staff: About 250.
Branches: Chelsfield, Swanley, Bromley, Kent.
Business: Distilling Mitcham Essential Oils, Fruit Growing, Farming and Market Gardening. Claim to be the largest Distillers in England of Mitcham Essential Oils.
Connection: United Kingdom, Foreign, Colonial.
Telephone: No. 865 Mitcham.
Telegraphic Address: ” Miller Brothers, Mitcham.”
Bankers: London County and Westminster Bank, Ltd.

William Carlton

Alderman Mr. William Carlton was District Chairman of the Mitcham Urban District Council in 1932.

From a public member family tree on Ancestry:

When William Carlton was born on October 29, 1860, in Mitcham, Surrey, his father, William, was 49 and his mother, Elizabeth, was 34. He married Frances Mary Harvey in May 1886. They had five children during their marriage:

Clement William Herbert (Bert)
Frances Marie
Ada Grace

He died on December 2, 1938, in Sussex, at the age of 78.

In his will he left £10,770 6s. 10d. to his son Clement William Herbert Carlton, nurseryman. 19381202 will

Merton Memories Photos

1932 Opening Mitcham Fair
Carlton’s House

In the 1911 Census, living at Lower Green East.

Name Relation to Head Born Age Gender Status Occupation
William Carlton Head 1861 50 Male Married Market Gardener
Frances Mary Carlton Wife 1858 53 Female Married
Clement Carlton Son 1889 22 Male Single Greengrocer
Ethel Carlton Daughter 1891 20 Female Single
Elsie Carlton Daughter 1895 16 Female Single Stationers Assistant
Grace Carlton Daughter 1898 13 Female School
Mary Harvey Wife’s Mother 1831 80 Female Widowed
Oliver Abbott Assistant 1881 30 Single Assistant Greengrocer

The last electoral Register was in 1934 showing him living at number 68 Lower Green East:

1934 Carlton ER extract

Note that this house was demolished, see Merton Memories photo.

Note also that the road Lower Green East is now called Cricket Green.

He sold his house and the market garden, which totalled 8 1/4 acres, to a property developer, which developed it as Bramcote Avenue and Denham Crescent.