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Articles from 1871

The Marlborough Times, 14th January 1871:
Everley Petty Sessions
GEO. CRIPPS of Fyfield, Milton, labourer, was summoned by the police for riding without reins, at Hilcott, on the 10th December. Fined 10s and costs 7s.


The Marlborough Times, 11th February 1871:
Milton Hill Farm
Sale of livestock, hay, corn, dairy utensils, implements of husbandry, household furniture and effects, of Mr JOHN ALEXANDER, who is leaving his residence. [Detailed list follows]


The Marlborough Times, 18th March 1871:
Marriages: March 14th at Milton by the Rev. J.H. GALE, A.E. ROADS Esq. of Quainton, Aylesbury, Bucks to MATILDA, second daughter of H.W. SOMERSET Esq. surgeon.

The Marlborough Times, 1st April 1871:
Attempted suicide by a boy
An extraordinary case of this nature occurred on Wednesday last at Milton. A little boy named TOM COLES, between 12 and 13 years of age, in the employ of Mr DANIEL HAINES, of Milton, had been driving plough until mid-day, when himself and his fellow labourers sat down on the bank to dinner. After which he slipped away from the rest, went up a ladder beside a rick near, and was soon afterwards suspended in the air, hanging by a rope. His brother called out "Look at our Tom", and the carter ran and cut him down, but not before he was black in the face, and had gone so far that he suffered from the consequences for some time. The cause of such a strange, well-nigh fatal, freak is incomprehensible.


The Marlborough Times, 22nd April 1871:
Election of Board of Guardians for Pewsey Union. JOHN SOMERSET elected for the parish of Milton.

The Marlborough Times, 29th April 1871:
Petition against the Government's Licensing Bill, signed by brewers, wine and spirit merchants, licensed victuallers and others of the Marlborough District.
The petition claims that "the proposals, if passed, would confiscate the Petitioners' property, and also subject them and others of Her Majesty's subjects to cruel, oppressive and arbitrary police regulations, inspections and penalties, and are altogether opposed to the liberty of the subject".
The petitioners include JOHN SOMERSET of Milton


The Marlborough Times, 6th May 1871:
Deaths: April 29th, at Milton, near Pewsey, GEORGE CUMNER, for 45 years Clerk of the Parish, aged 75.


The Marlborough Times, 13th May 1871:
[From the authorized population returns after the recent census:]
Milton: males 314, females 345 (total 659) a decrease of 38 on 1861.


The Marlborough Times, 20th May 1871:
Deaths: on the 12th instant, after a long illness, MATILDA, fifth daughter of EDMOND SOMERSET Esq., late of Havering House, Milton, in the county of Wilts. Deeply regretted.


The Marlborough Times, 15th July 1871:
Marriages: on the 12th inst., at the Parish Church of Stratford St.Anthony, Wilts, by the Rev. J.D. KENT BD, Rector, WILLIAM EDWARD STILES FERRIS, of Horton, Devizes, eldest son of WILLIAM FERRIS Esq. of the Manor House, Milton, Pewsey, to ELIZABETH SUSANNA ANNE, eldest daughter of the late H.T. FOREMAN, Brompton, Middlesex.


The Marlborough Times, 30th September 1871:
To be sold by auction by Mr NEATE, on Tuesday 10th October 1871 , at 1 o'clock . Household furniture, agricultural implements, and effects, lately the property of Mr GUY WARWICK, deceased, comprising Arabian bedstead, hair mattress, feather beds, mahogany and other tables, chairs, 8-day clock, mahogany drawers, ditto sofa in hair seating, books, kitchen requisites, two spring carts, 6-inch stone waggon, one-horse turnip and seed drill, thrashing machine, ploughs, harness, sacks, bean mill, ladders, staddle stones, stone, lead-lined pump troughs, large lead-lined cistern, salting silts, flour bins, Amesbury heaver, van and stocks, bean drill, casks, and other useful affects. May be viewed the morning of sale, and catalogues had.


The Marlborough Times, 30th December 1871:
Marriages: December 27th at St Nicholas, Newbury, by the Rev. C. Grinstead, JENNER GALE HILLIER of Milton, Pewsey, to JANE, eldest daughter of F.F. SOMERSET, of Newbury.

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