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Mills/Watermills on the Wirral
« on: Thursday 22 November 07 20:56 GMT (UK) »
Hi

I'm wondering if anyone knows of any resource where I could find out about the Mills or Millers of the Wirral.  My ancestor Joseph WILLIAMSON was a miller and farmer in Raby around abt 1860's to 1890.  I also believe that the mill was a watermill which I believe was quite rare?

Any help most appreciated.

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Doggy


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Re: Mills/Watermills on the Wirral
« Reply #1 on: Friday 23 November 07 10:55 GMT (UK) »
Hi
I also believe that the mill was a watermill which I believe was quite rare?
Any help most appreciated.
Cheers
Doggy

Water Mills were not rare as they provided a reliable and constant source of power, unlike wind mills.

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Re: Mills/Watermills on the Wirral
« Reply #2 on: Friday 23 November 07 11:18 GMT (UK) »
stoke on trent. carson,wain,leese,shaw,key,scalley,mitchell,
james,
 nottingham,pollard,grice,
derbyshire,vallands,turton,howe.
 new zealand,turton
 canada,carson.
australia,mitchell,scalley,


Has anyone seen Henry Atcherson Carson,born Canada 1844?

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Re: Mills/Watermills on the Wirral
« Reply #3 on: Friday 23 November 07 11:28 GMT (UK) »
http://www.geocities.com/mar1elene/northwich1828.html

was his Father a miller?  in this link to Northwich commercial resident "thingy" there is a Williamson who is a miller at Witton mill...
stoke on trent. carson,wain,leese,shaw,key,scalley,mitchell,
james,
 nottingham,pollard,grice,
derbyshire,vallands,turton,howe.
 new zealand,turton
 canada,carson.
australia,mitchell,scalley,


Has anyone seen Henry Atcherson Carson,born Canada 1844?

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Re: Mills/Watermills on the Wirral
« Reply #4 on: Friday 23 November 07 12:23 GMT (UK) »
Hi

Thanks for the replies.  I think the Witton Mill thing is a coincidence.  My understanding is tha Joseph married into a family of millers.  His father in law, Richard GEE was the previous miller in Raby and he was originally from Nantwich.  I think Joseph's father was a shoemaker!

Cheers

Doggy
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Re: Mills/Watermills on the Wirral
« Reply #5 on: Friday 23 November 07 12:39 GMT (UK) »
Hi Stan

I think I meant to say that they were rare on the Wirral as there were few streams etc.

I seem to have seen a photo of the Raby mill somewhere and I've googled & gogled without any luck.

Cheers
Doggy
JONES,DRURY,CHESHIRE,LATHAM,EDWARDS North Wales Cheshire.  BOWKER,TOWLER Yorks,Lancs.  WILLIAMSON,GEE Cheshire. HOLMES Staffs. PERKS,LEWIS Salop. TURNER,GRACE,SAGER Lancs. KNAPPY Yorks.BURROUGH somerset.BOWKER,STAHAN Canada
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Re: Mills/Watermills on the Wirral
« Reply #6 on: Friday 23 November 07 12:51 GMT (UK) »
Googling watermills brings up loads of sites,trouble is there dosn't seem to be much on Cheshire ???
stoke on trent. carson,wain,leese,shaw,key,scalley,mitchell,
james,
 nottingham,pollard,grice,
derbyshire,vallands,turton,howe.
 new zealand,turton
 canada,carson.
australia,mitchell,scalley,


Has anyone seen Henry Atcherson Carson,born Canada 1844?

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Re: Mills/Watermills on the Wirral
« Reply #7 on: Friday 23 November 07 23:20 GMT (UK) »
Doggy
The address for the water mill in 1838 was

Raby Water Mill, Raby mere, Bromborough Wirral

Celia
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Re: Mills/Watermills on the Wirral
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 24 November 07 01:04 GMT (UK) »
Is this man any relation
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