Gt Walsingham


Drainage Mills (Windpumps)
Steam Mills

Gt Walsingham postmill stood on the south side of Mill Lane, between the Wells Road and St Peter's Road.

Commitments to Walsingham Prison. -
(By F. T. Quaries, Gent. Coroner for the liberty of the Duchy of Lancaster)
George Bush, George Christopher, and John Kittwood, charged on the oath of Thomas Nurse, of Walsingham, miller, with stealing eight fowls, his property. - (By the same Magistrate)
(Robert Orris, Esq.)
Norfolk Chronicle - 22nd December 1832

Thomas Nurse was born on 15 November 1798 and baptised on 17th November 1798 at South Creake - his parents were Samuel Nurse and Martha Curson.
Thomas married Elizabeth Harpley 2nd December 1819 at South Creake.
Their children were -
William Nurse b. c.1821 South Creake - father trade baker
John Oliver Nurse b.1827 South Creake - father trade baker
Charles Money Nurse b.1829 South Creake - father trade baker
Noah Nurse baptised 1834 Little Walsingham - father miller
Samuel Nurse b.1834 Little Walsingham - father miller
Noah Nurse b.1838 Quebec, Canada
Susan Adelaine Nurse b.1843 Quebec, Canada

After emigrating to Canada, Thomas Nurse was listed as a saw & grist miller and Samuel nurse wqas listed as a miller in The History of Compton.

Bryant's map 1826: Windmill

Pigot's 1830:
Thomas Nurse, miller, Great Walsingham, High st

1832: Thomas Nurse, miller

1834: Thomas Nurse, miller

1836: Nurse family (except William Nurse) emigrated to Canada

O. S. map 1838: Windmill

1980: Mill site a ploughed field

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