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Articles from 1882 (part 1)

The Marlborough Times, 7th January 1882:
The population of Milton Lilbourne is 600. During the past year, 1881, there has been only one funeral in the parish : and that of an old parishioner who left about 50 years ago and died in a distant county and was brought back to be buried. There was one death in the parish, in January last, and that of a man of 84 who was buried at Savernake.

The Marlborough Times, 4th February 1882:
The second entertainment of the season was given in the schoolroom on Friday last when the following programme was successfully gone through.
Part one: piano solo, Miss GALE; song, 'Sunshine and cloud', Master A. REYNOLDS - this was sung with good effect; reading, 'Better than gold', Mr REYNOLDS; song and chorus, 'England and the sea', Mr W. KINGSTONE and members of the choir - this song was well sung and received an encore; duet, 'Trust her not', Misses GALE - was loudly applauded; song, 'Put the brake on when going downhill', Mr W. PEARCE - a good motto song, well sung and received a well-merited encore; reading, 'The vision of Mirza', Mr LANE; part song, 'Maiden of the fleur-de-lys', by members of the choir.
Part two commenced with a piano solo by Mrs HAYWARD given in this lady's best style; song, 'Kerry dance', Miss F. GALE, was well received; the quartet 'Jack and Jill', Misses GALE and Messrs POWELL and GODDING gave great satisfaction - an encore was demanded but not acceded to; song, 'Powder monkey Joe', Mr H. POWELL, received a deserved encore; reading, a conversation between two old men in the Wiltshire dialect on the history of past events, by Rev. J.H. GALE, kept the audience in an uproar of laughter the whole time; chorus, 'The belfry tower', the choir. The National Anthem then brought another very successful evening to a close.

The Marlborough Times, 25th February 1882:
We read only a short time ago that our much loved village had escaped the destroyer's hand for more than a year except in the case of one person. Now we have to record three deaths in six days. First, February 16th, WILLIAM PIKE, aged 35, the faithful servant of Mr S. REYNOLDS for nearly 15 years; he was followed to the grave by his master, mistress and family, and being a ringer a muffled peal was rung as a mark of respect. On the 17th Mr DAVID BLACKMAN, aged 71. On the 20th LUCY, wife of EDMUND KIMBER, in her 56th year. So unusual an occurrence has cast a gloom over the place.

The Marlborough Times, 25th March 1882:
Births: March 22nd, at the Vinery, Milton Lilbourne, the wife of Mr J.P. FRENCH of twin sons.

The Marlborough Times, 1st April 1882:
At a vestry meeting, held on 25th ult., the following gentlemen were appointed officers for the ensuing year: Mr H. HAYWARD, Clench Farm, and Mr G. WELLS, Totteridge Farm, Overseers; Mr J. SOMERSET, Guardian and Waywarden; the Rev. J.H. GALE, Messrs CHARLES REDMAN, S. REYNOLDS, J. SOMERSET & J.W. KINGSTONE, school board members.

The Marlborough Times, 6th May 1882:
For sale: Freehold farmstead, dwelling house and garden, carpenter's workshops and about 5 acres of fertile arable land and pasture land situate in the village of Milton abutting onto the village street and otherwise abounded by lands the property of Messrs HAYWARD, MERRIMAN and CORBEN.
Messrs Lavington & Jeans are favoured with instructions to sell by auction at the Ailesbury Arms Hotel, Marlborough, on Tuesday 30th May 1882 at 3 o'clock, the above valuable property which comprises 3 acres of arable and 1 acres of pasture land with a yard, barn, cart shed, cow sheds, stable and straw house etc. in the occupation of Mr JAMES HEAD, at a low annual rental charge of 10. Also adjoining, a brick built and thatched cottage or dwelling house with carpenter's workshop, wood house, gardens etc. occupied by Mr STEPHEN SPACKMAN, at the rent of 7 per annum.
Further particulars with plans and conditions of sale may be obtained of Messrs Best & Scotney, solicitors, Winchester, or Messrs Lavington & Jeans, land agents, surveyors & valuers, Marlborough.

The Marlborough Times, 13th May 1882:
On Tuesday evening, as Mr MARK JEANS was returning from Grafton Station to Marlborough, his horse which he was riding crossed its hind legs and fell. As this occurred on the steep descent from the bridge at Burbage Wharf, the fall was a heavy one, and Mr JEANS was precipitated over its head. He was fortunate enough, however, to escape with a few scratches, but the horse broke its knees and was greatly injured.
[NB: this occurred many years before he settled in Milton Lilbourne]

The Marlborough Times, 27th May 1882:
Freehold cottage, tenements and gardens
Messrs Lavington & Jeans are instructed by Mr R.S. LYNE to sell by auction at the Ailesbury Arms Hotel, Marlborough, on Tuesday May 30th 1882 at 3 o'clock, under conditions to be then and there produced, 3 freehold thatched cottage tenements occupied by JAMES STAGG, WILLIAM LOVELOCK and another at an annual rent of 10. The cottages may be viewed on application to the tenants and further particulars obtained of Mr S.B. Dixon, solicitor, Pewsey, and Messrs Lavington & Jeans, surveyors & auctioneers, Marlborough.

The Marlborough Times, 3rd June 1882:
Household furniture and effects. Mr Neate will sell by auction on Friday next, June 9th 1882, upon the premises at 2 o'clock (late the property of Mr GEORGE SPACKMAN, deceased), the household furniture and outdoor effects, iron and wood feeding troughs, quantity of hay in truss, covered spring cart etc. Pewsey, 1st June 1882.

[same issue]
A notable event has occurred in the annals of this parish. The proceeds of one or two social gatherings have been expended in the purchase of a flag, viz. the Union Jack. On Tuesday last the worthy vicar had only to say help was needed and as usual there was a loyal response to the call, and the work of raising and fixing the flagstaff on the old church tower was only a pleasure. We hope it will stand for years to wave the National Flag. On Sunday, the annual feast of the village, it is intended to be hoisted for the first time; also on the following Tuesday, being the fifth anniversary of the Milton Lilbourne Friendly Society.

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