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Articles from 1899 (part 2)

The Marlborough Times, April 22nd 1899:
Milton Lilbourne
1½ miles from Pewsey and 6 from Marlborough
Sale of live and dead farming stock, hay, straw and household furniture. Mr MARK JEANS is favoured with instructions from the executors of the late Mr S. REYNOLDS, deceased, to sell by auction, on the premises, on Tuesday May 9th 1899, commencing at 11 am, and which more particularly comprises:

34 head of cattle, including 5 heifers and cows, in milk and with claves, 9 well-bred coming 2 year-old steers, 4 ditto heifers, 15 yearling heifers and steers, and a yearling bull; 9 staunch cart geldings, 2 year-old fillies and colts, and nag geldings; about 50 head of swine, 6 ricks of hay, 5 ricks of oat, wheat and barley straw, etc. etc.

The farm implements comprise narrow-wheel wagon, single shaft ditto, 2 tip-carts, spring-trap, dog-cart, iron ploughs, harrows, and drags, small iron roller, grass cutter, set of horse-gear, cow cribs, winnower, weighing-engine, chaff-cutter with shafting, root-pulper.
Dairy utensils, including separator, 2 butter-churns, worker, milk-tins etc. Harness includes set of thill and trace and 2 sets of nag harness.

Household furniture comprises 2 grandfather clocks in oak case, oak, rosewood and mahogany tables, set of mahogany-framed chairs, mahogany and oak bureaux, tapestry and other carpets, painted bookcase and cupboard, plated teapot, biscuit box etc. Brass candlesticks, 12 pieces of old china, mahogany half-tester bedsteads, iron bedstead, feather beds, mattresses and bed linen, mahogany and other chests of drawers, washstands and dressing-tables, oak coffer; the usual kitchen and incidental effects. Refreshments will be provided on the premises at a small charge. Catalogues may be obtained of the Auctioneer, High St, Marlborough.

The Marlborough Times, April 22nd 1899:
Deaths: April 15th, WILLIAM JOHN KINGSTONE, of Broomsgrove, aged 43.

[same issue]
Suicide of Mr WILLIAM JOHN KINGSTONE, of Broomsgrove Farm
[summary of long article] ... He was 43 and had committed suicide by cutting his throat. He left a widow and a 6 year-old son. He had been ill for a year with heart disease and dropsy, and had been told he would not recover his health. He had been very depressed for the past week. The jury returned a verdict of suicide, but that the deceased was temporarily insane at the time, in consequence of the pain he had undergone. His brother Mr JAMES W. KINGSTONE attended the inquest. The funeral was held at the old churchyard, Milton, on Wednesday, when he was buried beside his father. Ten of his farm hands acted as bearers. Mr KINGSTONE had for many years been vice-chairman of the School Board, and had also held the same office on the Parish Council since its commencement.

[same issue]
Milton Parish Council.
The first meeting of the new Parish Council was held on Monday. Present were Messrs REDMAN, FERRIS, WELLS, SPACKMAN, STAGG, BARRETT, WAITE and VAUGHAN. Mr REDMAN was re-elected as Chairman; and on the motion of Messrs VAUGHAN and WAITE, Mr C. STAGG was elected to the vice-Chair. The accounts for the past year were examined and passed. The Council then proceeded to elect the overseers for the ensuing year. Several names were brought before the Council, who eventually appointed Messrs FORD & GILFORD. The Chairman referred to the death of their late vice-Chairman, and to the loss the Council sustained thereby, and proposed that a sincere vote of condolence be sent to Mrs KINGSTONE and the family. This was seconded by Mr H. FERRIS and agreed to. Many of the members spoke of their high appreciation of their late colleague and friend ........

The Marlborough Times, May 6th 1899:
Everley Petty Sessions
Milton
Frederick BARRETT applied for recovery of possession of a cottage in the occupation of WM ROBBINS. Applicant said he let a cottage to ROBBINS on the 24th October last, under a monthly tenancy at 5s per month. He entered into possession on or about the 24th November, and paid 1 month's rent and another month in advance. About the 24th March he paid 3 months' rent, and on 24th February applicant gave him notice to quit on 24th March. He did not quit, and on 15th April applicant served him with a copy of the notice which he produced. ROBBINS said there was no other cottage to be got, but the magistrates issued a warrant for recovery of possession.

The Marlborough Times, May 13th 1899:
Milton Lilbourne. Sale of farming stock.
Mr MARK JEANS conducted a sale by auction of the live and dead stock, hay, straw and effects of the late Mr S. REYNOLDS on Tuesday last. A large company was assembled, and a capital sale resulted. The dead stock was first disposed of and sold well. Next came the horses, which were small and out of hard work. These made 36gs, 30gs, 21gs, down to 8gs. A three year-old, included by permission, was sold for 36gs, a two year-old filly made 18gs, colt 13gs, 2 cobs made 15½gs and 17gs respectively. For the 34 head of cattle there was also good competition, 2 year-old steers making from £18 to £30 per pair, and yearlings, heifers and steers from £11 to £14 10s per pair. The cows and calves of secondary quality made from £8 12s 6d to £12 5s. Yearling bull £7 17s 6d. Store pigs made from 17s to 27s 6d. Sow and 10 pigs, £9 2s 6d. Sows in farrow, £4 to £5 10s. Ten ricks of hay ans straw also found purchasers at times prices. Some 200 lots of furniture and effects were also sold, a grandfather's clock making £3 15s, and mahogany bureau £6. Mr A. REYNOLDS, on behalf of the executors, expressed publicly at the close of the sale their gratification at the result, and thanked the auctioneer for the successful way in which it was carried out.

The Marlborough Times, May 27th 1899:
Milton Lilbourne: The Queen's birthday.
The Queen's 80th birthday was duly honoured here on Wednesday last. The Union Jack was flying on the church tower all day, and the ringers gave several merry peals during the evening. The schoolchildren sang the National Anthem most lustily, and were granted a half-holiday in the afternoon.

The Marlborough Times, June 3rd 1899:
Club Festival
The Milton Friendly Society held its 21st anniversary on Tuesday. The day is made a general anniversary and the people all turn out in holiday attire to give the club a hearty welcome. The Society having reached its majority this year, the members wished to celebrate the event in some practical manner. It was therefore decided to have a new banner for the occasion, and an order was given to a London firm to make one forthwith, but great was the anxiety as Monday night came and no banner had arrived. One member, more brave than the rest, went to the station early on Tuesday morning, and was received with cheers as he marched into the tent with the banner case shoulder high. The society's design and motto are a bundle of sticks with the words 'Unity is Strength', and this has been artistically pained on the silk in various colours, all blending together in perfect harmony. The banner is six feet square and cost 12gs. As many as 192 members marched in procession to the church, headed by the new banner and the Marlborough Band..........

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