Hatfield miller's will from 1600s


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watermills Hatfield miller's will from 1600s

The 3 page will of Thomas Rawson, miller at Mill Green near Hatfield, has been tracked down at the Public Records Office in Kew.

Made in 1601 or 2, it leaves most of his property, including substantial amounts of land in Hatfield, to his wife Jane. Mention is made of various houses and barns in Hatfield and a field at an unidentified Rustes Lane.

The miller's wife is trusted to look after most of the property for their six sons, who each inherited directly a lamb, a ewe and a pair of sheep.

The current mill was built in 1762, but on a Domesday site.
Tags: [#miller] [#wills]
Item: #55, Posted: 22/3/03.


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