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Hoad Mill House, Playden

4th February 2019

Justin Brice:

Hi, Did you ever get anywhere? I've been doing a bit of investigation and found that ‘Hoad’ Windmill is marked on Robert Budgen’s 1724 map standing in the region of the fork of the Rye Road and Iden Road. When I checked the checked this area on the 1840 Rye tithe map I then found that Plot 62 is named ‘Hoad Mill Meadow’, occupied by Thomas Thorp and owned by Staines Brocket. This field is the one alongside the current Holmdale Cottages on the Rye Road. The mill has gone from this site by 1795. Either the old mill was demolished/destroyed and a new mill built to succeed it at Humphries Cross (prior to 1840) OR there is the possibility that the mill was dragged north to a new site on your property. So far I’ve not found any evidence to support this other than the mill at the latter site being marked Hoad Windmill on the 1870 Ordnance Survey map.

I've not come across any photos/paintings of the mill at Humphries Cross which is surprising/frustrating as it survived into the 1900s.

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Coleman's

9th September 2010

Tj Lawless:

Hello.
It is my understanding that there is history of the Coleman side of my family in the Playden church. Is there anyone out there that may be able to help me with this. I live in Southampton so not able to just pop by to check out this lead for myself just now. Any help will be gratefully received.
Thank you,
TJ

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Elliots Family Tree

30th October 2009

Peggy Elliott:

Dear Philip,
are you still researching? I have a bit more information.
contact me directly on peggyelliott115@btinternet.com

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Elliots Family Tree

3rd July 2008

Philip Brooker:

I am doing my family tree and James Elliott is my 3rd Great Grandfather but I do not have much information on him except that he lived at Scots Float, Playden. Can anybody help

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Elliott of Scots Float

21st June 2008

Neil Davenport:

The entries are in the Church Records, the only extra information available on the transcript I have is the date of burial 12/5/1866 & 6/1/1869.

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Elliott of Scots Float

8th December 2007

Peggy Elliott:

There is a grave stone in Playden Church for James Elliott *7.2.1786, + 6.5.1866 and of his wife Anne Elliott *8.4.1783, +31.12.1868. Are these deaths recorded in the churches record books and do they give more information?

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Hoad Mill House, Playden

4th November 2006

Mim Nash:

Hello,
Does anyone have any information about Hoad Mill in Playden. According to the 1881 census it was owned by a widower John Nash and his family, and a servant called Ann E Carter. Ann was my husband's grandmother. She married a Nash in 1897, but he wasn't from the Nash family living in the Mill.
Any help appreciated, many thanks.

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