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Milton Lilbourne

NEWS FROM MILTON LILBOURNE, 1848-1909

Did your ancestors live in the village of Milton Lilbourne (sometimes spelt Milton Lilborne) in Wiltshire, England? Or do you have a general interest in the social history of the Vale of Pewsey area of Wiltshire in Victorian and Edwardian times?

If so, you will find much useful information on these pages. They contain newspaper articles drawn from the Devizes Gazette (1848-1858) and the Marlborough Times (1859-1909). There are court cases, concerts, inquests, obituaries and much more, combining to give a real flavour of Victorian and Edwardian village life. Use the name index or just browse year by year.

Please bear in mind that this is NOT a complete survey. Some years were not dealt with at all, others only in part. Occasionally an abbreviated or summarized version of the original is given. Also, as with all transcripts, errors may have crept in!

Background information on Milton Lilbourne is regularly added. Currently there are:


These transcripts were made at the British Library Newspaper Library and Devizes Public Library by Linda Rhodes, Jenny Rhodes and the late Marjorie Rhodes. They're the result of several years of painstaking work, so you are asked NOT to use them elsewhere without prior permission and acknowledgement.

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