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ASSIZES

Monday evening Mr Justice Bathurst, and Mr Baron Hotham, arrived in this city, and immediately proceeded to the Shire-house, on the Castle-hill, where they opened their commission for holding the assizes for this county.
The following Gentlemen composed the Grand Jury.
Foreman.
Hon. Henry HOBART
Baronets.
Sir E. BACON, Sir J. BERNEY, Sir T. BEAUCHAMP.
Esqrs.
F. W. COKE, C. MOLYNEUX, R. MARSHAM, E. ROLFE,
W.W. BULWER, T. DURRANT, J. LOMBE, T. BEEVOR,
E. HASE [might be HAFE], T. WODEHOUSE, J. PRESTON,
R. FELLOWES, J. MICKLETHWAYTE, P. BEDINGFIELD,
R. CAULDWELL, J. WORRAL, A. AUFRERE, J. CUSTANCE.
And on Wednesday ended the assizes at the Crown-side,
when..... ... and Thomas GROOM, for breaking into a water-mill belonging to William Bull, of Stoke Ferry, miller, and stealing about 25 stone of flour, and four hempen sacks, to be kept to hard labour twelve months in one of the houses of correction. -- Jonathan Carter, for receiving the said flour and sacks, knowing them to have been stolen, to be kept to hard labour for the space of two years.
Norfolk Chronicle - 23rd August 1783

Norwich Mercury - 6th September 1890

The will of Mr. Jacob Mason Bird, of Downham Market, Norfolk, miller, who died on April 25th has been proved, the value of the personal estate amounting to upwards of £21,000.
Eastern Evening Mail - 25th August 1894


O. S. Map 1883

O. S. Map 1883
Courtesy of NLS map images


White's 1890: Arthur Bird, manager

1783: William Bull, miller

Kelly's 1879: Jacob Mason Bird, miller - also Northwold

White's 1883: Jacob Mason Bird, corn miller; and Downham

White's 1890: Jacob Mason Bird, corn miller; and Downham

September 1890: Mill machinery advertised for sale by auction due to closure of the mill

25th April 1894: Jacob Mason Bird died leaving an estate of £21,000

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