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Watermills and Windmills of Middlesex (Second Edition)



(Kelly = Kelly’s Directory)

Alfred Beasley, High Street, Uxbridge (Kelly 1867, 1874, 1890, 1899)

Juno Bulcraig, Hillingdon

Thomas Collard, Yiewsley (Kelly 1882), later of Collard, Fraser and Scott, Yiewsley (Kelly 1890)

John Cooper, West Drayton

John Cooper, Old Street, mentioned in London Gazette 11-15/12/1798 in which he relinquished business in favour of Thomas Cooper, probably his son.

Cowper of Poplar (see entry on Newgate in windmill gazetteer)

Benjamin Dobson, millwright and engineer, High Street, Uxbridge

Hunter and English, Bow (Chelmsford Chronicle March 1838). Also listed in Kelly’s Directory when their address is given as in the High Street

William Dobson Gales, Rockingham Ironworks, Uxbridge (Kelly 1867, 1874)

Frederick William Jackson, Kingsbury Ironworks, Kingsbury Road, Balls Pond (Kelly 1878)

J.Leach & Son, Anchor brick mould works, High Street, Hounslow (Kelly 1867)

John Leach, Whitton Road, Hounslow (South Western Directory 1865-6).  Probably same as J.Leach above.

William Leatry, Old Ford, Bow

George Lewis, Whitton Road, Hounslow (SWD 1865-5)

Charles Newton and Charles Worssam, Kingsland Road, engineers and millwrights, listed as bankrupt in London Gazette 10/12/1844

John Parish, Goswell Street, London (mentioned in LG 16/9/1820 as insolvent debtor)

Edward Sadler, engineer and millwright, Walham Green, Fulham (Pigot 1839)

Thomas Savage, West Drayton (Kelly 1862, 1867, 1874)

George Stacey & Sons, Uxbridge Ironworks, office 52 High Street Uxbridge (Kelly 1882)

Thomas Taylor, Hanworth (Kelly 1862)

Thomas Taylor, New Road, East Bedfont, Feltham (Kelly 1890, 1899)

Possibly same as the Thomas Taylor above.

Thomas Taylor, Staines, listed as bankrupt in London Gazette 11/12/1824

Henry Timmins, St John’s Works, The Green, Southall (Kelly 1874)

John Tucker, Harlington (Robson’s Middlesex, 1837, and Pigot 1839)

J.West, Hillingdon (Kelly 1867)

William Winterbourne, South Street, Isleworth (Kelly 1874, 1878)

 Writing in his book The London Tradesman in 1747, C L Campbell states of millwrights and millers: “These two tradesmen are better understood in the country than in the city, though there are some who live in the city and are concerned in mills in the country.  The millwright’s is an ingenious and laborious business in which there is a great variety, according to the different principles upon which the mill is constructed, but the wages given to journey men is no more than that of a common carpenter. A working miller earns about Ten Shillings a week.”