Mill Farm


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Happisburgh postmill stood at Mill Farm and was destroyed by a storm in 1770.

Mrs Ann Ramsdale of Ingworth owned the mill in 1759, along with East_Ruston_postmill and Horning postmill, when she became insolvent, forcing the sale of all three properties. According to the terms of her Deed of Assignment, a dividend was paid to her creditors in May 1759 and a final one in 1760.

To be Sold separately
THREE DWELLING HOUSES with a WINDMILL to each house, late of Ann Ramsdale of Ingworth, situate in the several Parishes of Horning, Happisburgh and East_Ruston.
For Particulars Enquire of Mr. Thomas Cubitt of Horning aforesaid, Mr. John Gill, of Bintree or Mr. Richard Kemp of Swafield.

Norwich Mercury - 17th & 24th February 1759

The Trustees of the Estate of Anne Ramsdale of Ingworth, widow, will meet at the Black Boys in Aylsham on Tuesday 22nd May Instant in order to make a Dividend of the said Estate, of which the Creditors of the said Anne Ramsdale are desired to take Notice; All such Persons as are indebted to the said Anne Ramsdale are desired to pay such Debts on that Day or they will be sued for the same.
Norwich Mercury - 12th May 1759

The Creditors of ANN RAMSDALE & THOMAS RAMSDALE late of Ingworth are desired to take Notice that a final Dividend will be made by the Assignees on Tuesday 1st Day July next at the Black Boys in Aylsham ...
Norwich Mercury - 7th & 14th June 1760

A violent storm of wind and rain, such as had not been remembered since 1741. Happisburgh, Postwick and Strumpshaw windmills were blown down ...
Unknown newspaper re storm of 19th December 1770

1758: Ann Ramsdale, owner

1759: Mill advertised for sale by auction

19th December 1770: Mill blown down along with mills at Postwick and Strumpshaw

1773: Mill replaced by a new postmill

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