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Suffolk / Re: COLLETT family, Halesworth - 1785 to 1813
« on: Tuesday 03 July 18 00:11 BST (UK)  »
Hi Lizzie,

Glad to help with the Colletts.  I'll continue with my search of millers and if any thing turns up re: the family I'll pass it on to you.


Suffolk / Re: COLLETT family, Halesworth - 1785 to 1813
« on: Wednesday 27 June 18 19:45 BST (UK)  »

I looked at the Suffolk pages (about 3 and they did look comprehensive) and did an F3 search on "miller" and "mill".  No joy.  Anyway, I hope Brian finds my data useful.


Suffolk / Re: COLLETT family, Halesworth - 1785 to 1813
« on: Wednesday 27 June 18 19:27 BST (UK)  »
Hi Lizzie & Maddy,

Maddy, your right; I have most of the paper stuff already.

Lizzie, my interest in the Collett's limited to their being millers, rather than genealogy.  I looked at the site but it does not refer to Collett employment.  This is what I have.  Please feel free to forward it on.  And if any Colletts know of early mill-links in Suffolk (esp. Halesworth!) I'd like to add them to my database.

From various sources and all in Halesworth ...
Chas. Collett milling with a Mathew Swan                                     1791/01/01
Chas. Collett as a miller                                                              1793/12/07
Chas. Collett, baker, took apprentice                                            1807/09/04
Chas. Collett selling his windmill on Mill Hill, Halesworth                 1813/11/13
Robt. & Mary Collet (miller) had son, Chas. Thos. Collett                1815/06/02
Outside of my area of general interest I have ...
John Collet, miller, occ. of farm in Quy, for sale                       1803/09/14
John Collett selling s watermill in Little Wilbraham, Cambs             1810/02/17
Death of Susannah Swarm (nee Collett) (d. of Mr. Collett, Quy)     1827/01/17
Death of John Collett, miller, at Stow-cum-Quy, Cambridgeshire    1829/01/21
Marriage of Wm. Kent Collett to Elizabeth Kent in Quy                   1831/06/29
Storm damage of Mr. Collett's mill, in Quy                                    1843/08/16
Death of Widow of John Collett (Quy) at Taversham                      1849/12/26

Cheers for now,

PS.  Mrs. Windy is on the mend  :)

Suffolk / Re: COLLETT family, Halesworth - 1785 to 1813
« on: Wednesday 27 June 18 00:33 BST (UK)  »
Hi Maddy & Lizzie,

I'll look into this shortly.

Mrs. Windy Miller had a fall and I'm putting research to one side as I tend to her.  I have lots of newspaper stuff, but will need to check things over.

In the meantime a BIG thank you.


PS I'll look at the Collett link tomorrow, thanks.

Suffolk / COLLETT family, Halesworth - 1785 to 1813
« on: Friday 22 June 18 00:37 BST (UK)  »
Hello fellow Rooters,

I trying to track down info on Robert Collett, Charles Collett and Mary Collett who were bakers and millers in Halesworth between 1785 and 1813, though maybe a bit either side of this range is probable.

BMD info would be good, but anything relating to their mill would be brilliant!

The mill may have been on Mill Hill, Halesworth; William may have been married to Mary Collett, and Charles may have been their son.

I also suspect there may have been a John Collett pre-dateing all these people, and he may have een alive until about 1788.


Suffolk Completed Lookup Requests / Re: 1861 Census Lookup Please - CLOVER
« on: Sunday 25 March 18 23:07 BST (UK)  »
Thanks, that's a useful bit of info.


Suffolk / Re: BMDs for several wind & watermillers
« on: Sunday 25 March 18 12:45 BST (UK)  »

Was BT listed as a miller at the time of the 1840 marriage?


Suffolk / Re: BMDs for several wind & watermillers
« on: Sunday 25 March 18 12:40 BST (UK)  »
Hi Delen,

Gt Saxham, Risby

Great Saxham or Little Saxham may have had a mill in about 1280.  Records very sketchy.  Check out “A History of the Abbey of Bury St. Edmunds”, (Woodbridge, 2007).

Same source suggests Risby had a mill too at the same time, and a windmill was granted to Abbey of BStE by Ralf le Breton in 1200, see 1   P.R.O. MS. D.L. 42.5 (Bury Cellarer’s Cartulary), fol. 42v.

Hope this helps and it you find anything else I'd be grateful if you could tell me so I can added it to my db.



Suffolk / Re: BMDs for several wind & watermillers
« on: Sunday 25 March 18 12:32 BST (UK)  »
Hi Alan,

Just re-checked my records (they are quite as organised as I would like) and it appears that a Benjamin Turtle (miller) married a Mary Pintle in Hollesley in 1809. This I appear to have got from Marriage Licences 1806-1816 in Ipswich Record Office.

Does this help?

Do you have any info relating to BT and the mill?


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