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Re: BMDs for several wind & watermillers
« Reply #18 on: Friday 23 March 18 18:58 GMT (UK) »
Hi Alan,

From my records it appears that Benjamin was milling at Hollesley at "Howards's Mill".  He appeared to be miller here in 1809, so 23 years old, and remained here until his death.

He was married to a Mary (name unknown (any ideas?)) who died aged 39 in 1829.

He then remarried Miss Scholding of Felixstow in 1830.

His death (aged 72) was recorded in the Suffolk Chronicle 1856/11/08.

I've searched the rest of my database and I have nothing else.  I hope this helps.

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Re: BMDs for several wind & watermillers
« Reply #19 on: Friday 23 March 18 19:03 GMT (UK) »
Hi Delen,

My db covers the whole of Suffolk. There were my mills west of Bury.  Where are you interested in?

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Re: BMDs for several wind & watermillers
« Reply #20 on: Saturday 24 March 18 13:03 GMT (UK) »
Hi Windy
Gt Saxham, Lt Saxham, Risby
Thanks

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Benjamin Turtle
« Reply #21 on: Saturday 24 March 18 15:04 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Windy for the info on Howards Mill.

Information on the internet is thin as the only record I have on Benjamin's wife was the name  Mary Turtle which I doubt is her maiden name. From my investigations he married a third time to Elizabeth Alexander  on 19th October 1840 at Levington / Felixstowe.

thanks for your help.

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Re: BMDs for several wind & watermillers
« Reply #22 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?

Windy
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Re: BMDs for several wind & watermillers
« Reply #23 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.

Cheers,

Windy

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Re: BMDs for several wind & watermillers
« Reply #24 on: Sunday 25 March 18 12:45 BST (UK) »
Alan,

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

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Re: BMDs for several wind & watermillers
« Reply #25 on: Wednesday 28 March 18 08:43 BST (UK) »
Hi Windy
Re the mills in Saxham and Risby do you have any names of the Millers?
Thanks for you help
Delen

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Re: BMDs for several wind & watermillers
« Reply #26 on: Friday 30 March 18 17:33 BST (UK) »
Hi Windy

Thanks for the name of Mary Pintle. I live in Cyprus so local access is difficult. Probably Mary Pintle was misread as Mary Turtle.
I have found a description of the Mill of BT as a capital post windmill which drives 2 pair of french stones,is in the best state of repair and has a good grist and flour trade. and has good round house.
situated within 2 1/2 miles of Boyton Dock, and 4 miles of Ramsholt Dock, from both of which places Corn shipped for the London Markets ; it is also within 8 miles of Woodbridge, one of the best Corn Markets in the County. The above taken from Suffolk chronicle Sat 17 June 1837 but probably didn't sell as similar auction dated 21 June 1845.

BT described as Miller in 1841 census and Miller and farmer in 1846. In 1851census described a Farmer only of 22 acres but whites directory in 1855 described a Corn miller.

Dies woodbridge 1856.

Benjamin son born 1820 described as Miller up to 1861 but dont think he practiced as he lived in Battersea London from 1846.

Other son Robert Turtle also miller at Trimley St Martin in 1841c

thanks for your help much appreciated

Alan