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Articles from 1894 (part 1)

The Marlborough Times, 20th January 1894:
To be let, or sold, from the 25th March, at Milton, 'The Vinery', containing 2 sitting-rooms, large kitchen, larder, cellar, 5 bedrooms, 2 rooms in attic, wash house, coach house & stable, with good garden, orchard, and a good meadow, all in good repair and with a good boundary fence. Apply HENRY BANNING, North Street, Pewsey.

[same page as above]
Sale of standing timber. Milton , near Pewsey.
On Friday February 2nd 1894
Mr MARK JEANS is favoured with instructions from EDWARD SOMERSET Esq. to sell by auction at the Bruce's Arms Inn, as above, at 2 o'clock pm, in suitable lots, about 150 elm and oak trees situate on his Milton estate. May be viewed on application to NELSON STAGG, Milton, and catalogues obtained of Mr M. JEANS, Auctioneer & Valuer, Marlborough.

[same edition as above]
Pewsey Petty Sessions
Bad water at Milton.
An application was made on behalf of the Rural Sanitary Authority to close a well at Milton for all domestic purposes. Mr Mark
JEANS attended on behalf of the owner, Mr CORBEN, and consented to an order being made for the closing of the well for all domestic purposes. The order was made accordingly.

The Marlborough Times, February 10th 1894:
Sale of standing timber at Milton
Mr M. JEANS held a sale of timber standing on Mr E. SOMERSET'S Milton estate, at the Bruce's Arms Inn, Milton, on Friday last. The timber was mostly elm, and sold at times prices [sic] there being several merchants present and good competition.

The Marlborough Times, February 24th 1894:
Cricket Club. A preliminary meeting of the Milton Rangers Cricket Club was held in Mr GILBERT'S room on Wednesday evening, Mr G. FERRIS presiding. The business was merely formal, and consisted of the appointment of a strong committee for carrying out the details of the club. Mr G. FERRIS was appointed President, Rev. C. SWEET was elected Captain, Mr J.H. FORD Secretary and Treasurer. A small sub-committee was formed to get the ground in working order by April 1st. Another meeting will be held shortly.

The Marlborough Times, April 7th 1894:
Milton :Easter Vestry.
The usual Easter Vestry for electing churchwardens and auditing churchwardens' accounts was held on Thursday. The Vicar nominated Mr M. JEANS as his warden, and Mr G. FERRIS was unanimously elected parishioners' warden for the ensuing year. At the close Mr W. KINGSTON asked for some information as to the proposed additional burial ground, but was ruled out of order by the Vicar.

School Board election.
For the first time since the formation of a school board for this parish in 1876, a contested election took place on Wednesday last, for 5 members to serve on the board for the ensuing 3 years. Six candidates were nominated for the 5 vacant seats, and the election resulted in the return of : the Rev.
C. SWEET (130 votes); Mr REDMAN (93); Mr REYNOLDS (89); Mr KINGSTON (60) and Mr S. FERRIS (58). Mr WELLS was the unsuccessful candidate. The polling took place at the schoolroom, from 12 noon until 8pm , and proceeded very slowly until 6pm , after which the polling was very brisk until the close. About 130 were entitled to vote, and nearly the whole of this number voted, the women especially coming to the fore, not one neglecting to record her vote. The counting commenced directly the poll closed, and the result was announced half an hour later.

The Marlborough Times, May 12th 1894:
Milton, Wilts.
Sale of valuable freehold, arable, pasture and allotment land and cottages.
Mr Mark JEANS is favoured with instructions from the owners to sell by auction at the Phoenix Hotel, Pewsey, on Tuesday May 29th 1894 , at 2 for 3 o'clock , in 6 lots, as follows:

Lot 1: a valuable freehold pasture field, situate at Littleworth, in the parish of Milton Lilbourne, known as "Great Common", abutting on the Wootton Rivers road, and containing 17a 2r 34p, in the occupation of Mr CHARLES REDMAN.

Lot 2: A very valuable freehold arable field near the last Lot, surrounded on three sides by good hard roads, and containing 27a 34p, and known as the "Long Common and Laycroft", in the occupation of Mr C. REDMAN; together with a field of valuable allotment land adjoining, containing 1a 1r 33p, producing 5 per annum.

Lot 3: 2 brick-built cottages with gardens, 31 perches in extent, situate at Littleworth, in the occupation of STAGG and WAITE, at 4 per annum each.

Lot 4: A valuable piece of arable land, known as "Picked Mead", abutting on the road which leads from Pewsey cross-roads to Littleworth, in the occupation of Mr C. REDMAN, together with 2 cottages and gardens adjoining, the latter occupied by LAY and KIMBER, at 3 10s per annum each, the land being a portion of Mr REDMAN'S holding, and the whole comprising about 2a 1r 27p in extent.

Lot 5: 2 cottage tenements with good gardens, situate in the Havering Road , Milton , one in the occupation of Mrs MARTIN at 4, the other, formerly let at 3, now void.

Lot 6: a cottage with large garden and orchard, about half an acre in extent, let to Mrs AMOR at 8 per annum.

May be viewed on application to the tenants, and further information may be obtained of R. Cotton Esq., Solicitor, 32 Gresham St., London EC, or Mr M. JEANS, Auctioneer and Valuer, Marlborough.

The Marlborough Times, May 12th 1894:
Deaths: May 4th, at Milton Lilbourne, very suddenly, ELIZABETH, relict of HENRY W. SOMERSET, Surgeon, late of Milton .

[same issue]
Sudden death.
An inquest was held on Saturday on the body of Mrs SOMERSET, who died suddenly the previous day. From the evidence given before the Coroner, Mr F.T. SYLVESTER, it appears that the deceased had her breakfast in bed on Friday morning, as she did not feel well. In a very short time afterwards, the servant, thinking she heard Mrs SOMERSET making a moaning noise, hurried upstairs, and there found her breathing her last. After hearing the evidence of Dr RAYMENT, the jury reached a verdict of "spasm of the heart", in accordance with the medical testimony. The deceased lived with her daughter, Miss SOMERSET, who was away from home when the sad event occurred. Much sympathy is felt for Miss SOMERSET, in her sad and painful bereavement.

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