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Articles from 1862

The Marlborough Times, 25th January 1862:
Marriages: on the 18th inst. at St John's Church, Devizes, by the Rev. H. TEALE, M.A., GEORGE HENRY BROUGHAM PIKE, youngest son of the late Mr T. PIKE of Milton, to MARY ANNE, youngest daughter of J. SPAWSON, Devizes.


The Marlborough Times, 8th February 1862:
Pewsey Petty Sessions
PHOEBE BROWN, late of Milton, was charged with stealing a quantity of baby linen, the property of JAMES STAGG, and sentenced to 6 weeks' imprisonment without hard labour.


The Marlborough Times, 15th February 1862:
Marlborough County Court
JOSEPH DUVIS, Lye Hill, v. JOSEPH ROBBINS, Milton. £1 13s 4d. To pay 5s immediately and the balance by instalments of 6s a month.


The Marlborough Times, 22nd March 1862:
Deaths: March 9th, Mr FRANCIS CHURCH of Milton, near Pewsey, aged 61.


The Marlborough Times, 29th March 1862:
Wilts Lent Assizes
ALFRED WATERS was sentenced to 6 months' imprisonment for stealing a purse containing money from the person of JANE WHITE at Milton on the 14th of March.


The Marlborough Times, 12th April 1862:
Desirable freehold dwelling house with barn and stables, garden, orchard and pasture land. Westall and Parry have been favoured with instructions to sell by auction on Wednesday April 23rd 1862 at the Phoenix Inn, Pewsey, at 3 o'clock in the afternoon, the above valuable freehold property (subject to conditions to be then and there produced) which consists of a brick-built slated dwelling house, approached by a flight of stone steps, situate in the centre of a pleasant village of Milton, about 1 mile from the prosperous and increasing town of Pewsey and containing:
5 good bedrooms, on the first floor, and 3 ditto on the second, dining and drawing room, kitchen with oven, dairy, pantry and underground cellar, brewhouse, scullery, wood house, two stables and barn, large garden and orchard, and luxuriant meadow, the whole containing 2 acres, more or less, and now in the occupation of Mr DARK. May be viewed on application of the tenant and further particulars may be had on application to Messrs DIXON and MACDONALD, solicitors, Pewsey & Devizes, Mr HOLLOWAY, solicitor, Pewsey, and the Auctioneers, Marlborough and Calne.


The Marlborough Times, 24th May 1862:
On Monday last, a young woman named STAGG stepped from a rick into a thrashing machine, which completely crushed her foot and leg, rendering amputation necessary, which was performed by Mr BARRETT and Mr SOMERSET. The poor creature is doing as well as can be expected.


The Marlborough Times, 31st May 1862:
JAMES GIDDINGS, of Milton, journeyman mason, declared bankrupt.


The Marlborough Times, 7th June 1862:
Deaths: at Milton on the 4th of June, after a long and painful illness of a cancer, borne with Christian fortitude, aged 52, the wife of THOMAS LAMBOURNE, formerly of Marlborough.


The Marlborough Times, 14th June 1862:
Births: on the 4th inst. at the Vicarage, Milton Lilbourne, the wife of Rev. J.H. GALE of a son.


The Marlborough Times, 12th July 1862:
Deaths: on the 5th inst. at the Manor House, Milton, Pewsey, Wilts, deeply lamented by his family and friends, JOHN SOMERSET MD aged 76.


The Marlborough Times, 9th August 1862:
Marlborough County Court

GUY WARWICK v. HENRY DARK. Mr ROWLAND appeared for defendant, and Mr HOLLOWAY for plaintiff. Both parties are farmers at Milton, near Pewsey, and the present action was brought to recover £4 16s 6d for hauling dirt and harvest work, including the value of two fir poles. Defendant denied ever having had the poles, and said he was overcharged for horse hire; he also pleaded a set-off of £2 11s, viz: 6s for 12 bushels of grains, and £2 5s for 2 ploughs and a scarifier. Mr HOLLOWAY admitted £1 6s for the grains and the scarifier, but denied any knowledge of the ploughs; he also examined his client as to the charge for horse hire, when he asserted that 4s a day was a fair charge for each horse. He had worked three horses 12 hours a day, and considered 12 hours was a fair day's work for a horse.

Mr ROWLAND cross-examined plaintiff as to the correctness of the various items in his account, when plaintiff somewhat lost his temper, and was called to order by the judge. JAMES SMITH, carter to plaintiff, proved to having done hauling and harvest work for defendant with his master's horses, in October 1860. Had three horses and a man. Did not know the charge, but thought about 4s per day. Did not remember taking any fir poles to Mr DARK that year. Cross-examined by Mr ROWLAND. One of the days he supposed they worked 12 hours, and on one day they were obliged to leave off in consequence of the wet. Could not undertake to say what the horse hire was worth.

Mr GALE was called and questioned as to the value of horse hire. Said he considered 4s a day a fair charge, and 9 hours a day's work for a horse. Mr ROWLAND: 4s for a single horse or for all? Mr GALE: For each horse.

Defendant said he had a lot of dirt in his cellar, and made an agreement with Mr WARWICK to take it away when he could not plough, for which he was to give him 10s a day for 3 horses, and had offered to pay him several times. GEORGE HAMMOND said he was a bricklayer, at Pewsey, and was working for Mr DARK at the time of the agreement. Heard him offer Mr WARWICK 10s a day to take away a lot of dirt, and Mr WARWICK said he would go on next morning.

A set-off was then put in of £2 5s for 2 ploughs and a scarifier. Plaintiff asserted that he had purchased the scarifier only, the price of which was to be £1; admitted he had the ploughs, but thought they were put on his premises for safety (although it was stated by defendant that plaintiff had painted them.) Mr ROWLAND declined to cross-examine on such evidence, and His Honour said that plaintiff's evidence was such in every particular that he must give judgement for defendant.


The Marlborough Times, 20th September 1862:
Wanted, by a steady man, who is leaving his present situation owing to the death of his master, a re-engagement as groom and gardener. Address: TL, Post Office, Milton, near Pewsey.


The Marlborough Times, 4th October 1862 (repeated on the 11th and 18th):
Important and unreserved sale of 11 valuable staunch working young cart horses, 1 nag ditto, quiet to ride and drive, 3 sows and offspring, 3 maraket waggons, carts, implements, harness, etc, together with a few lots of household furniture, brewing utensils, etc. etc.

Mr WESTALL will sell by auction, on the premises, on Thursday October 21st, at 12 o'clock precisely, by order of the executors of the late Mr FRANCIS CHURCH, the whole of the above live and dead farming stock, household furniture, etc, which comprises more particularly:

11 staunch valuable working young cart horses, 1 nag ditto, quiet to ride and drive, 3 Berkshire sows and offspring, 3 iron arm market waggons, 2 dung carts and grass cart, spring cart and set of gig harness, saddle and bridle, 4 horse-power thrashing machine, "Bentall's" scarifier, "Gardener's" turnip-cutter, 2-wheel presser, "Bennett's" seed-barrow, sheep troughs and racks, water troughs, 2-iron cow cribs lined with zinc, water butt and carriage, set of iron and 2 sets wood harrows and tackle, 2 drags and tackle, 2-horse iron roller, iron and wood ploughs and tackle, bean drill, 8 sets of thill and trace harness, 8 sets plough and 4 sets ox ditto; headstall halters etc; iron and wood pig troughs, ladders, lines, prongs, rakes, old iron, and the usual stock incidental to quitting.

The furniture consists of birch and painted French bedsteads, feather and flock beds, wool mattresses, chests of drawers, washstands and fittings, dressing tables, mahogany swing glasses, blankets, quilts, linen etc. etc.; mahogany loo table, carpet and rug; set of papier-mâché trays, weather glass, cane-seat chairs, kitchen and pillar and claw tables, Windsor chairs, 8-day clock in mahogany case, dinner and tea ware, glass, fenders and fire-irons, copper scuttle, brewing utensils, hogshead and other casks, and the usual culinary requisites, the whole of which will be enumerated in catalogues, to be had, 1 week prior to the day of sale, on the premises, and at the offices of the Auctioneer, Marlborough, Wilts.
NB: an early attendance is requested, on account of the number of Lots. Marlborough, October 3rd, 1862


[same issue]
Pewsey Petty Sessions, Monday
WM EDWARDS, of Milton, a tailor, was charged by Mr GEORGE HENRY B. PIKE, of Devizes, draper, with assaulting him. It appears that Mr PIKE went into the Royal Oak Yard, Pewsey, and there saw Mr EDWARDS and Mr NOYES talking. Mr PIKE went to EDWARDS and said: "Holo! old boy, how came you to let Mr HOLLOWAY get over you at the County Court?", when EDWARDS turned round and struck him a violent blow in the head, which quite stunned Mr PIKE for some time. Mr NOYES, the landlord, proved seeing EDWARDS strike Mr PIKE; defendant told a tale about his not knowing who it was, that he had struck, and that he was much annoyed about some other business. Fines 5s and 19s 6d costs.


The Marlborough Times, 11th October 1862:
Deaths: at Milton, near Pewsey, on the 9th inst., Mr SHADRACK REYNOLDS, aged 84 years.


The Marlborough Times, 15th November 1862:
Marlborough County Court
RICHARD KEEPENCE, bricklayer, sued WM EDWARDS, Milton, for £1 12s 2d for work done to 2 cottages, and £1 paid for hire of a horse and trap. Mr HOLLOWAY for plaintiff. Owing to the lengthened cross-examination to which the witnesses were subjected by the defendant, the case occupied the court for a considerable time. The first sum was for 9 days' work, alleged to have been done by plaintiff, assisted by a man and a boy, to 2 cottages, and consisted of plastering and whitewashing 2 rooms 21ft x 8ft and 10ft x 12ft, each 7ft high, and other repairs. Defendant disputed the amount, declaring that he could bring a man who would do the whole of the work in 5 days. He also produced a model of one of the houses, and charged the plaintiff with entering the work in his books before it was done.

JAMES GIDDINGS, a labourer in the employ of plaintiff, swore to having done 6 days' work at various dates, to defendant's cottages for plaintiff, for which he had been paid 2s 9d per day, and that part of the time he had been assisted by a boy. Cross-examined: Considered that 9 days was a reasonable time for the work done. Defendant stated that he had lent this witness £10 on one occasion to keep him from starving, and that GIDDINGS was was to have done a few days' work for him when he came out of gaol for the loan of the money.

JAMES PARSONS, publican, Pewsey, said he had been over the house at Bottlesford many times with defendant, who had expressed himself perfectly satisfied with the work; they had also dined together at the plaintiff's house. SIMON KEEPENCE, a relative of plaintiff, appeared to prove that he had repaired the house, but admitted that he had done nothing this spring; he had a trowel that would do 2s worth of work a day and another that would do 5s worth. Witness, after putting on his considering cap, thought it would take 5 days each to plaster the rooms, but with which of his trowels did not appear.

Defendant said that he had agreed with plaintiff to do all the repairs at a reasonable price; it was done at various times but in defendant's book there was an entry of work on the 10th on which date he contended that KEEPENCE was never near the house. The remainder of the debt was contracted in rather a singular way. Plaintiff had engaged a horse and trap of Mr NOYES, of Pewsey, to take him to Salisbury. EDWARDS afterwards persuaded KEEPENCE to go with him to Devizes and thence by rail, promising to see Mr NOYES satisfied. EDWARDS also wrote a note to Mr NOYES countermanding KEEPENCE'S order and promising payment. Mr NOYES was called in support of this evidence and proved the receipt of the note from EDWARDS.

His Honour asked EDWARDS if he had any witnesses. EDWARDS: "No, I can bring evidence, my lord." His Honour: "Thank you, I think you are one of those who know you ought to be prepared with evidence. I give judgement for plaintiff, for £2 2s 7d, to be paid on Monday next." EDWARDS declared his determination of appealing to a higher court.


[same issue]
ISAAC CUMNER, Milton, v. THOS MARTIN, same place. Claim £1 14s 5d, ordered to pay 3s a month.
JOHN HENRY GALE v. THOS WEBB. This was an action to recover possession of a cottage. Ordered to quit in 13 days.

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