Series MCFC-IND - Indentures and Legal Documents

Indenture, Walk Mills, Dobcross, Saddleworth, Yorkshire Security on Catfield Mill, Norfolk Mortgage and sale of a post mill at Messingham, Lincolnshire Indenture, Leek Silk Mill, Staffordshire Conveyance of a corn mill at Hempshaw Lane, Stockport Mortgage of the Great Northern Dyeworks, Hempshaw Lane, Stockport Conveyance of Scrimshaw's Mill, Bottesford Lease of Purwell Mill, Hitchin Conveyance of a corn mill at Hempshaw Lane, Stockport Conveyance of land and cottages at Bangor, Flint Lease of a windmill at High Halden, Kent Memorandum of Agreement for Construction of Windmill at Scawby Memorandum of sale of a post mill at Ashby, Bottesford Collection of documents relating to a windmill at Brook Lane, Herne Bay Page 4: Valuation Page 5: Annotated cover Transcription of document's contents Page 2: Machinery and store Page 3: Terms of claim Page 1: Introduction, structure and machinery
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Indentures and Legal Documents


  • 1552 -1941 (Creation)

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A collection of indentures and other legal documents chiefly concerned with documenting dispositions of land which relate to English mills, millers or millwrights. The majority of the documents date from the 19th century, although there are plenty from the 17th and 18th centuries and also the Mills Archive's oldest manuscript, a 1552 indenture relating to Hockeredge Mill, Kent. The vast majority of indentures are on vellum, adopting a variety of execution methods including by seal, signature and/or 'by mark' and often bearing official stamps for tax or probate purposes. Several also attach certificates as to a married woman's capacity to contract.

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