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Thomas Roberts deed of Yardley Mill to James Wanley


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Parchment deed from Thomas Roberts to James Wanley, for a watermill and mill house in Northamptonshire named Yardley Mill. The property also included an adjoining "meadow ground" known by the name "Millholm." Dated "nine and twentieth date of September, 33 Charles II" (1681). According to

A History of the County of Northampton: Volumber 5: The Hundred of Cleley, Yardley Mill and two adjacent mills were sold in 1671 to trustees by Elizabeth Hesilrige, but the history does not mention this transaction. The history further notes that by 1723, John Horton owned Yardley Mill and, by then, the mill, formerly a corn mill, had been converted into a paper mill. The date of conversion was unclear, but the 1683 Quaker record of Wanley's marriage notes he was on Yardley Mill and contemporary records mention a James Wanely (presumably the same individual) who owned a paper mill in Stowe, Buckinghamshire. Handwritten transcription of the first lines of the document laid in with the document.

Box 69, F1006: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.

Processed and encoded by George Apodaca, March 2016.

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University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
Finding Aid Date
2016 March 15
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Thomas Roberts deed of Yardley Mill to James Wanley, 1681 September 9-20.
Box 69 Folder F1006

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