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Olde Towne Mill

The Old Town Mill, commissioned 1650 by Governor Winthrop, New London, CT.
According to recearcher Micelle FitzGerald, John Elderkin built the original mill in 1651, and Winthrop also requested the assistance to build the mill from Rev John Lathrop, whose many descendants became millers,

Postcard images above and below  contributed by Beth Mazman

Old Town Mill

Olde Towne Mill
        From Ancient Grants & Deeds & Land Records, Vol. 2, abstracted by historian Eva Butler, deceased.  (spelling not changed or corrected from hand typed version- words in italics are from Ms. Butler's handwritten notes)

It is agreed by the towne or Pequott at a towne meeting 10th of November 1680:  being 16 persons gathered together as Mr. Winthrop; Mr. Parke; Johanna; Brewster; Robert Hempstead; William Nicholl; John Gager (?);  Thomas Stanton; William Bartlet; Peter Blatch (field)ford; William Comstock; Willis M. Taylor; Mr. Blyndman; Smauel Lo(throup); John Lewis; William Morton; that the terms of Pequott shall make & (take) charge of making all the envy(?) worke belonging to the mill .   Postcard image and Deed contributed by Beth Mazman

Old Town Mill
Postmarked 1906
Postcard contributed by Pat Sabin

Olde Towne Mill, Page Two

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