1641 – Water Corn Mill sold in Chipping

Around 1600, the manors of Goosnargh and Chipping were sold to James, Lord Strange, afterwards the Earl of Derby. These manors then passed by purchase into the hands of Hugh Cowper, James Walmesley, Thomas Wilson and James Whitaker, who, on 2nd September, 1641, sold for £250: “one water corn mill, together with a parcel of mossey ground called Blackmosse”, parcel of the manor of Chipping. It was sold to a Richard Sherburne of Wigglesworth Esq.

(See Tom C. Smith, History of Chipping, 1894)

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