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Re: Carlton & Thorpe Thewles area in the 1500s

Hello Mark & Paul

I would like to follow up on your comments about the possible link of the Garnett family with the corn mills in the area. I have a will from John Garnett who lived in the vill of Carlton in the parish of Redmarshall who died in 1574. In his will he leaves to his sons maize corn and winter corn, sheep, cows, waynes (carts?) plough and oxen. Also interestingly, he refers to a plinghe which could possibly be a plinthe - perhaps another term for a millstone? Could this be a corn mill e.g. Thorpe Mill which is not far from the village of Carlton?