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Articles from 1877 (part 2)

The Marlborough Times, 2nd June 1877:
Free emigration to New Zealand
Farm labourers, shepherds, carpenters, bricklayers, wanted to go to New Zealand. Free passages.
Domestic servants wanted. Female servants to go to New Zealand, such as cooks, housemaids, nurses, general servants etc. Wages 25 to 40 per annum. Free passages.
Apply to W. Westbury, Marlborough, or to the Agent-General for NZ, & Westminster Chambers, London SW.


The Marlborough Times, 23rd June 1877:
Horse-dealing court case held at Marlborough. [Among the witnesses were JOHN JARVIS, farmer and miller of Totteridge, Milton, and ARTHUR PEARCE of New Mill, Milton, horse-dealer.]


The Marlborough Times, 30th June 1877:
Births: At Clinch, the wife of Mr J. KEEVIL, a son.


The Marlborough Times, 8th September 1877:
Milton. There are 5 stray dogs running about this vicinity. Last week they killed and ate a wether sheep in concert. The farmers have a nice look-out during the dark winter nights unless they take steps to abate the nuisance. One of these dogs, a good-looking black and tan colley [sic] has been living by his wits since the hay-time of 1876, but this is the first mutton that he is known to have disposed of. He has often been shot at, but his coat is so thick and he keeps at such a respectful distance that no harm was done to him.


[same issue]
Highway Act. THOMAS FRANKLIN, for allowing a horse to stray at Milton on the 9th ult., was ordered to pay a fine of 1s and the costs.


The Marlborough Times, 15th September 1877:
As was predicted in this paper last week, 4 sheep, the property of Mr DEWE, have been killed, viz. on Tuesday evening, by a liver and white spaniel. It is to be hoped that he is one of the 5 stray dogs, as one of them is known to be marked with white. Why will people let their dogs run loose at night? Every yard dog ought to be chained up where he cannot be got at. If he is loosed he is very easily quieted by means well known to every thief. A loose dog, if he feels hungry, goes off to find a supper, and the transition from wild rabbits to tame mutton is very easy. Lastly there is the danger of rabies. If a dog is properly secured in his own yard, he is not likely to be bitten by a stray mad dog, but if he is allowed to roam about all night, there is no knowing into what bad company he may get.

The Marlborough Times, 22nd September 1877:
Wanted, at Milton Hill, a trusty man as Head Man, to live in the farm-house. Apply J. DEW, Milton, Pewsey.


The Marlborough Times, 6th October 1877:
Wanted - a young man as groom; also to look after 2 cows and a garden, and to make himself generally useful. Apply Mr H. JARVIS, Milton.


The Marlborough Times, 13th October 1877:
Wanted - a married man as carter, to live at Milton Hill; good cottage and garden, and liberal wages to a steady man. Apply Mr J. DEW, Milton.


[same issue]
Wanted, at Michaelmas, a carter, one with boys preferred. Liberal wages and a good cottage. Apply J. KEEVIL, Clinch, Milton.


The Marlborough Times, 27th October 1877:
We hear that serious injury has befallen Mr JOHN JARVIS of Totteridge Farm; while in his own yard he slipped and fell with his head against the pumpstone. He sustained concussion of the brain, and after several hours' unconsciousness on Thursday it is hoped the crisis is passed.


The Marlborough Times, 3rd November 1877:
Wanted - a cook; wages 14 a year and all found. Also a boy as page, who has been out, and used to work. Letters or personal attendance at Fyfield House, nr Pewsey, Wilts.


The Marlborough Times, 10th November 1877:
Wanted - a good hurdlemaker, to make about 150 dozen. Price 4s 6d per dozen. Apply to Mr REYNOLDS, Milton, Pewsey.
[same issue]
mention of Mr HENRY JARVIS, District Surveyor, New Mill.


[same issue]
Deaths: October 20th in her 86th year, at the Manor Farm, Milton, Pewsey, Sarah, relict of Mr JAMES FARNHAM, late of West Orchard.


The Marlborough Times, 15th December 1877:
Deaths: On December 9th, at Milton, near Pewsey, ISAAC, 2nd son of ISAAC SAUNDERS, late 60th Royal Rifles, aged 37. Deeply lamented.


The Marlborough Times, 22nd December 1877:
Pewsey Petty Sessions
BETTY FISHLOCK, JOHN YEATES and ELIZABETH WATTS of Pewsey were summoned for damaging a fence at Fyfield Farm, Milton, belonging to Mr WILLIAM WELLS ...... JAMES LAY, a labourer on the farm, and WILLIAM VENN, gave evidence ............. [lengthy report follows]

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