Charles Shorto was a miller in the parish of Stratton, Dorset, England. As solicitor for Charles Shorto, Richard Nicholas Howard of Melcombe Regis, Dorset placed the following announcement in The London Gazette on November 21, 1876 under the Bankruptcy Act, 1869.
This description of the village of Stratton, Dorset, England is taken from “The History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset” by John Hutchins, M.A., The Third Edition, Corrected, Augmented, and Improved, by William Shipp and James Whitworth Hodson. Vol. II, 1866.