New Mill, Lydd



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"A Kent Mill: From an original Block Print by W J Searle"

Cutting from "Christian Science Monitor" showing the original Block Print of a typical Kentish windmill. The publication observes that "The old windmills of England are steadily giving way to the modern trend of motor power." However, a ramble through Kent can still find several windmills in working order.

Deeds of New Mill, Lydd

  • DNML
  • Collection
  • 1801 - 1905

The collection of Covenant deeds and Abstracts of Title relating to the new Corn Mill of East Ryppe, Lydd shed light on the ever changing terms and conditions of the status and ownership of the mill for the period between 1801 and 1905.

New Mill, Lydd

Assignment and confirmation of mortgage on Corn Wind Mill and Premises in Lydd.

This covenant deed dated 14th April 1832 is important in that it informs us of the financial difficulties that Mr. Thomas Finn was having to confront as well as the sudden death of John Jeken Kennett. We see that Thomas Kennett, the son and heir of the surgeon, finding that Mr Finn was unable to repay the mortgage provided the initial solution of advancing him an additional £200. The indenture then goes on to record the subsequent collaboration between the solicitor and Mr. Finn in devising a temporary solution to the problem which was to jointly assign the mortgage on the mill to Henry Elve of Dover, gentleman, for the combined sum of £800.

Assignment of a piece or parcel of land, windmill and appurtenances at Lydd, Kent

The Assignment produced on 15 February 1866 records the success of the second public auction which was organised by Ann Elve of Dover, the widow of Henry Elve. The highest bidder was the miller Thomas Goble, of Lydd, who is recorded as obtaining the lease for the mill along with its premises for £835 in February 1866. As a result of this critical development, the mill remained in the ownership of the Goble family for the rest of its existence.

Abstract of the Title of the Administrators of Henry Elve deceased to a Wind Corn Mill land and premises

This Abstract of the Title of the Administrators of Henry Elve was produced at some time after 20 November 1865. Once again, the Abstract records the agreements of the Covenant deeds from 1801 to 1865. The Abstract informs us of how following the death of Henry Elve, his widow Ann Elve of Dover acquired the role of her husband's "Administratix". The document proceeds to reveal the fact that in her capacity of "Administratix", Ann Elve organised a second public auction for the mill at the George Inn in December of that year which on this occasion was successful.

Assignment of the Equity of Redemption in a Corn Wind Mill and Premises in Lydd in the County of Lydd

The Assignment of the Equity of Redemption in a Corn Mill records that following the death of Thomas Finn, the trustees of his estate attempted to sell the mill to pay off the mortgage. The trustees of his estate were Francis Finn of Old Romney and the two graziers of Lydd, Stephen Burgess and Charles Allen. The indenture records the first public auction of the mill at the George Inn in April 1847 and its subsequent failure to produce any bids leaving the trustees with no option but to transfer the legal title to Henry Elve for £878.12s.9d which was the amount of his mortgage advance plus 5% interest per annum.

Supplementary Abstract of the Title and Trustees of the Estate of Thomas Finn to a Leasehold of Corn Windmill

The Supplementary Abstract of the Title of the Trustees of the Estate of Thomas Finn was drawn up in 1847 for the purpose of providing a more detailed and comprehensive account of the Covenant deeds than that provided by the initial Abstract of Title. The Supplementary Abstract is significant in that there are a number of annotations in the margin which inform us of the extensive activity of the Probate court in imposing rigorous safeguards for the implementation of the will of Thomas Finn. The oft - repeated phrase of "Will not to be delivered over" illustrates the extent to which the Probate court was determined to reaffirm the legitimacy of the Covenant deeds of 1801, 1807, 1812 and 1830. Therefore, the annotations serve to emphasise the degree to which the implementation and safeguarding of an individual's will was a constant work in progress over a number of years and decades.

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