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NEWS FROM MILTON LILBOURNE, 1848-1909

Articles from 1876

The Marlborough Times, 1st January 1876:
Deaths: December 26th at Broughton Gifford, after a lingering illness, borne with Christian fortitude, JOHN ALEXANDER, late of Milton Hill Farm, and of Ball, Pewsey, aged 69.


The Marlborough Times, 15th April 1876:
Fire on Milton Hill
On Saturday last a fire broke out on some premises belonging to Mr JOSEPH DEW. There were some hot ashes near, and it is thought some children playing close by must have caught the straw, of which about 40 tons was consumed, and the out-houses and a machine, in fact everything on the place was destroyed. The fire only lasted about 2 or 3 hours.


The Marlborough Times, 28th October & 4th November 1876:
Wootton Rivers, Wilts
Freehold arable and pasture land and cottage

Mr HILLIER is favoured with instructions from Mr H.W. SOMERSET, to sell by auction at the 'Royal Oak Inn', Wootton Rivers, on Wednesday 8th November next at 3 o'clock in the afternoon (subject to such conditions as shall be then and there produced) in three Lots, the following desirable freehold property:

Lot 1: A close of mostly arable land called 'Bendalls' containing 12a 1r 32p situate at Wootton Rivers in the occupation of Mr Farmer JEEVES, at the low annual rental of 25.
Lot 2: A piece of productive pasture land containing about half an acre, also situate at Wootton Rivers, in the occupation of Mr WILLIAM CROOK, at the annual rental of 2 1s.
Lot 3: A substantial stone-built cottage with out-house and gardens situate at New Mill in the parish of Milton, in the occupation of HENRY AMOR, at the annual rental of 2 12s.

The above properties offer a most desirable opportunity for the investment of capital. The land is of excellent quality, and admirably adapted for garden cultivation, and by letting it out in allottments the rents can be largely increased. A portion of the purchase may if desired remain on mortgage.
For further particulars application is to be made to Mr S.B. DIXON, Solicitor, Pewsey, or to the Auctioneer, Devizes. Devizes, October 25th 1876

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