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Deed of Confirmation and Release relating to a mill and land at Charlton, Shepton Mallett

Two vellum sheets (approx 62 x 79 cm and 60 x 76 cm). Indenture in which John Masters and John Fry Reeves (owners of all the fulling mills, tucking mills and other properties originally belonging to Matthew Davy) confirm the sale to Joseph Giles of a mill and premises in Charlton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, which were mortgaged by Matthew Davy to John Holman Evans, and sold by him to Joseph Giles. Other names mentioned: Thomas Smith, William Melliar, John Marshall, Paul Cooper, Edward Quickett. Original document available for reference.

Mortgage of the Tower Mill, Burston, Norfolk

Two vellum sheets (approx 59 x 72 cm and 55 x 69 cm). Mortgage of a piece of land 'formerly parcel of the Common called Pound Green in Burston ... whereupon a Brick Tower Windmill Stable and other Outbuildings have been erected and built,' with 'all and singular the flour Bins Sails cloths ropes going gears fixtures and Chattels belonging to or used with the said Windmill,' together with other premises in Burston, to secure the balance of the account of Charles Christopher Simonds (miller) at the London and Provincial Bank Limited. Other names mentioned: Josiah Humphries, Catherine Muskett, William Cooper. Original document available for reference.

Indenture tripartite relating to a cider mill and other building and nearby at The Lake, Pendock

Indenture on one sheet of vellum measuring 85 cm x 70 cm which is sealed by the three parties to it; Peter Thackwell, Francis Weller and James Skey. The indenture relates to land, "known by the name The Lake situate in the Parish of Pendock in the County of Worcester with the Barn, Stable, Cyder Mill and Cyder Mill House, Garden and Premises thereto belonging" as well as various nearby closes, fields and parcels of land,"situate in the several Parishes of Pendock and Redmarley D'Abitot".

Lease of a mill in St Mary of the Castle, Hastings

1 folded sheet measuring 50cm x 38cm, signed and sealed by Mary Dodson, and detailing the grant of a year's lease "of a Mill & in the Parish of St Mary of the Castle in Hasting for one year from Michas 1775. Rent £15". The lease is granted by Mary Dodson, widow, of Rye to Joseph Carswell, baker, of Hastings. The mill is leased together with, "the mill stones, wheels, coggs, staves, sweeps, running tackle and all other implements, utensils and appurtenances to the said mill, stable and ground..."

Indenture relating to a grist mill at Northpetherton

1 sheet of vellum measuring 77cm x 38cm, signed and sealed by Henry Gatchell and Robert Woodhouse and concerning a grist mill and meadows at Northpetherton (being known as Spall House, woods or grounds). The reverse features numerous notes in different handwriting, relating to the receipt of payments due under "this mortgage", the last one being made in 1712. .

Extract of the will of John Scarbrough, farmer and miller, Lincolnshire

2 sheets of paper measuring 25cm x 40cm and extracted from registry of the Archdeaconry of Stow showing the last will and testament of John Scarbrough of Ashby, Bottesford, Lincolnshire. Bequests include land in Ashby called "Mill Hill" and giving "to my son John Scarbrough all that my corn wind mill with mill stones, sails, tackle, apparel, going geer......situated on Mill Hill".

Grant of Probate of the Will of Robert Robson, Miller, Hexham, Northumberland

Probate document is on 1 sheet measuring approximately 25cm x 14cm, bearing the seal of the Prerogative Court, York, and grants probate to Sarah Robson (widow) as Administratrix. Attached is a copy of the Will of Robert Robson, Miller, Hexham Northumberland, made on 9 December 1823 and which includes bequests relating to land at West Mill Lane, Hexham. The copy Will comprises 1 sheet of vellum measuring approximately 48cm x 74 cm.

Conditional Surrender relating to the Manor of Tacolneston, Norwich

Double-sided handwritten sheet (approx. 50cm x 39cm) documenting the surrender of rights and land in the Manor of Tacolneston by Barnabas Burroughes (miller) of Aslacton in favour of Walter Mace (Boot and Shoe Manufacturer, Norwich) on the condition that these rights might be resumed on the re-payment on 16 April 1871 of the £250 consideration paid by Walter Mace (plus interest).

Conveyance of a mill and premises in Rugeley, Staffordshire

Two sheets of vellum measuring approx. 69 x 57 cm comprising a conveyance of a water corn mill (formerly a leather mill) and associated buildings and pools near Turkeyshall Lane, Rugeley, Stafford. The parties to the conveyance include James Brittain (his wax seal attached), William Bamford, The Right Hon John C Tallboy, MP, (commonly called Viscount Ingestre), Sir George Sinclair MP, Thomas Pitt and Jeremiah Barrett.

Conveyance of a water corn mill, Westmorland

One sheet of velum measuring approx. 40 x 29 cm and bearing its original seal. On the reverse, "16 June 1612, Richard Langrigge & Wm Birkhead, Conveyance of Moietie of Water Corn Mill". The conveyance concerns land "in the said Countie of Westmorland & Commonlie called or known by the name of Mylnton, Mylne".

Probate of the will of Thomas Ellerby, miller and baker, Bishopwearmouth, Sunderland

2 sheets of vellum measuring approx. 63 x 54 cm (with seal), comprising probate documents reproducing the will of Thomas Ellerby, miller and baker of Bishopwearmouth, County Durham. The will and codacils included the bequest of "the steam mill and appurtenances thereto......used in the concern of Miller & Baker" as well as a foundry and numerous dwellings in the area around Bishopwearmouth and Sunderland. The will was dated 10th February 1815, with two codacils dated 16th and 18th October 1817.

Indenture relating to the sale of water grist mills and land adjoining St John Street, Wells

3 sheets of velum. The larger two sheets comprise an Indenture measuring approx. 71 x 56 cm, bearing 5 wax seals and 5 signatures relating to the sale for £290 of water grist mills and land at St John Street, Wells by F.W. Morgan and others to W.I. Welsh. The mill is variously described as Inn Mills and Mill Pond Mills and the land (shown on an attached plan) was formerly occupied by Wells City Brewery. This is annotated by reference to two later conveyances, the first conveying the water grist mills from W.I. Welsh to The Right Rev Richard Lord Bishop of Bath and Wells (15 May 1852) and the second noting the sale of a parcel of land to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners for England and Wales (2 September 1865). The smaller document is a Deed for Married Women measuring 25 x 21 cm, one of the parties to the 1845 conveyance being Mary Morgan, wife of J.F. Morgan.

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