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Flour mill fire risks and a fire in France

The first cutting describes fire risks in roller mills. The second describes a fire in warehouses and granaries in Darblay, France. The third is a picture of Geen Mills, with a note saying it belongs to Messrs T Rowse and Sons.

The Daily Graphic

"J. Bryant"

Correspondence between Rex Wailes and John Bryant, millwright including recollections.

Abstract of title to three mills at Banbury

5 vellum sheets (30 cm x 20 cm) providing an abstract of Mr Darnelly's title to lands in Banbury traced back to: a lease by Queen Elizabeth I to Anthony Cope of two Banbury Mills dated 7 July 1587; a conveyance of a third mill "being a Windmill" from Thomas Hawtaine (son of Henry and Mary Hawtaine) to Richard Vivers dated 18 July 1632; a deed dated 6 October [1616] under which Henry Hawtaine made a "jointure of the premises" to his wife, Mary, being "the windmill the Ivy Close b[y] the Meadow....all part of Easington Farms" which he had purchased "from the king"; a conveyance of "the Fine yard Lands at Nethrop" from Richard Cope, John Churchill and Richard Hastings to Richard Vivers dated 27 April 1616; a conveyance of "the Barns" from Thomas and Edward Kirton to Robert Vivers dated 18 June 1652. The abstract is completed with Mr Darnelly obtaining judgement in Trinity Term 1662 for £900.

Mortgage and sale of a post mill at Messingham, Lincolnshire

Single vellum sheet (approx 77 x 60 cm) comprising a mortgage for £200 and bill of sale of the "Wind Post Mill" at Messingham as further security. Parties include Richard Kirkland, miller, and his wife (the prior miller's daughter) who signs by "her mark". Original document available for reference. For content click on the link to the document transcription.

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