Timeline – The Corn Mill


1544
1579
1619
1641
1691
1701

1544

First documentary record of Kirk Mill in Chipping. It is mentioned as a water corn mill.  The document shows that John, son and heir of Eustace Hesketh and Jane, his wife surrender the property to Richard and Edmund Wood.

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1544

1579

5th October, 1579, Richard and Edmund Wood draw up document transferring ownership to James Wood. They have the use of the mill while they remain alive and use then passes on to James Wood and heirs.

 

 

1579

1619

In 1619 the Kirk Mill property is described as “one only water corne Milne and two acres of land or thereabouts being Wapentake Copyhold lands…yearly rent 6s 8d in the tenure..of James Wood…”

Lancashire Records – DDX 132/1 p29.5

1641

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, to Richard Sherburne of Wigglesworth, Esq. (Tom C. Smith, History of Chipping, 1894)

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1691

In 1691, Robert Boardman, miller, paid a rate of 3s 8d “for Kirk Milne & land & Marsdens Tenem’t”. Chipping Rate List,1691. LRO ref. DDK 771/73B.

 

 

1691

1701

Will and inventory of Robert Boardman of Chipping December 25th 1701. LRO WRW. Died January1701/02

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