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Articles from 1883 (part 2)

The Marlborough Times, 21st April 1883:
Pewsey Union Board of Guardians
JOHN SOMERSET elected for Milton.

The Marlborough Times, 2nd June 1883:
As Trinity rolls round year by year, good and better examples present themselves than in days of yore, when back-sword fighting and carousing were the order of the day, and on Sunday the festival was inaugurated with a service in the church. The edifice was beautifully decorated, and appropriate sermons were preached by the vicar, the Rev. J.H. GALE. On Monday the Easton Friendly Society met to join its usual festivities. The members being small in number, did not make so great a show, but on Tuesday a lovely day drew a larger company, and the strains of the Beechingstoke Band gave the signal of rejoicing to a large number of members of the village club, who presented themselves at the old 'Gammon of Bacon', modernly called the Bruce's Arms.
Several triumphant arches with appropriate mottoes were erected, and after attending church, where a capital discourse was given by the Vicar, the members partook of the contents of the 'Gammon of Bacon' in the shape of a good dinner, provided by Mr & Mrs PEARCE in first-class style. The chair was taken by the Rev. J.H. GALE, who was supported by Dr CLARKE, Messrs G. FERRIS, KINGSTONE, HAINES, REDMAN, JEEVES, HAYWARD, MARSH, FORD, GILBERT, and others, numbering about 100. The usual loyal and other toasts were given.
The members then visited the many supporters of the society, and at the residence of Mr FERRIS they were hospitably received with the cup that cheers, cake, etc. In fact, hospitality seemed to reign in and around Milton, as has been the custom for the past 50 years, when the old Gammon Revel was kept up and indulged in for a week together. Returning to the club quarters, dancing was freely indulged in till 9 o'clock, to the strains of the Beechingstoke Band, about 800 people being present.

The Marlborough Times, 30th June 1883:
Marriages: June 26th, at St Mary's, Marlborough, by the Rev F.W. STOCKEN, chaplain of HMP Cold Bath Fields (uncle of the bride) assisted by the Rev J. PARR, Vicar, and the Rev A.G. BLEECK, Vicar of Preshute, MARK JEANS, of Marlborough, 2nd son of the late J.W. JEANS, of Breamore, Hants, to ELIZABETH MARY ANN, eldest daughter of JOSHUA BROOKE, of Marlborough.

[same issue]
Considerable interest was attached to the marriage held at St Mary's Church, on Tuesday last, of Mr MARK JEANS, of this town, with Miss BROOKE, eldest daughter of Mr JOSHUA BROOKE, of the Green....the ceremony was performed by the uncle of the bride, Rev. F. STOCKEN, assisted by Rev. J. PARR and Rev. A.G. BLEECK....the happy couple are spending the honeymoon at Lynmouth.
[this was approx 9 years before Mark Jeans moved to King Hall in Milton Lilbourne]

[same issue]
Deaths. June 25th, at Havering Road, Milton, Mr JOHN STAGG, aged 89 years. Deeply lamented.

The Marlborough Times, 21st July 1883:
Pewsey Petty Sessions
WILLIAM STAGG, a labourer, was summoned by the guardians of the Pewsey Union for refusing to assist in maintaining his mother, who is a pauper chargeable to the Pewsey Union. Mr A. BAKER, Relieving Officer, said MARY ANN STAGG, defendant's mother, had received relief to the extent of 2s 3d and 8 loaves weekly, since the 14th May. By direction of the Board witness asked defendant to contribute 6d a week. Defendant is a farm labourer, and married. He earns 9s per week, and in witness's opinion he was of sufficient ability to pay the sum the guardians asked for. Defendant now said: "I am not able to pay this sum. My mother is in receipt of the following weekly sums in addition to the relief granted to her and her family by the guardians - 5s per week, the earnings of her daughter; 3s 6d earned by her son; 2s 6d she receives for keeping her daughter's child, paid her by the child's father - making a total weekly income, including the relief, of 16s 7d, out of which six of them have to live." He thought, considering this, that he ought not to be called upon to pay anything. The Bench ordered the case to stand over, and directed the Clerk to the Justices to communicate to the guardians their opinion that the circumstances of the case should be reconsidered. (The Rev J.H. GALE retired during the hearing of this case.)

The Marlborough Times, 11th August 1883:
Milton Lilbourne Board School
Her Majesty's Inspector's report of this school has been received, and is as follows: - "The school is in a good state of discipline and very general success attends the efforts of the teaching staff. The elementary subjects have been well handled throughout, the passes in them being upon a pretty uniform level; English too has been fairly well done on the whole, though the recitation of the 2nd and 3rd standards, and the grammar of the 5th, were a little below par. The 6th and 7th standards distinguished themselves in both branches of the subject. The infants are being well prepared, and adequate pains are being bestowed upon the general training." The government grant exceeds that of last year by 17.9 though the average for this year was only 75 against 84 last year.

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