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Castle Rising postmill was part of a large complex and in 1868 stood beside the four storey steam mill and the watermill. So far no record has been found detailing when the windmill ceased working but it had probably been dismantled by 1868 as the fire insurance policy of that year makes no mention of it.


Richd. Newman of Castle Rising in the County of Norfolk, Miller. £200 Buildings. The Buildings above mention'd being Afsigned to Geo. Boldin of Grimston in the County of Norfolk, Yeoman, on the Back of this Policy is hereby allow'd. Afsignment N. 60221.
Royal Exchange Fire Insurance - 14th January 1774


To be Let or Sold on adventageous Terms, now in full trade & Baking Business, 10 to 12 sacks a week done. GOOD DWELLING HOUSE, GARDEN & PREMISES, near a first class market town.
Apply to Mr. Shute, Auctioneer, Valuer etc. 8 Portland Street, Kings Lynn.
21 February 1867

Lynn Advertiser - 23rd February 1867


Messrs. F. & E. Beck
Are instructed by the asignees of Messrs. Ayre & Son
To Sell by Unreserved Sale
on Monday March 11, 1867 commencing at 11 o'c the following valuable PROPERTY
Comprising Horses ...
42 sacks of superfine & fine wheat flour
15 sacks of randan
4 sacks of barley meal
7 combs of beans
8 acres of swede turnips to be fed on the land
Waggons etc. ...
1200 flour sacks
Catalogues at the place of Sale & of the Auctioneers, Mileham & Oxwick.

Lynn Advertiser - 9th March 1867


THE BANKRUPTCY ACT 1861
In the affairs of Thomas James Ayre & Charles Harris Ayre.
Notice is hereby given that the Trustees under the Deed of Conveyance dated 13 February 1867 executed by Thomas James Ayre & Charles Harris Ayre of Castle Rising in the County of Norfolk, Millers & co-partners ... first dividend ...
Dated 7 May 1867

T.G. Archer

Daniel Ward
)
) Kings Lynn
)
Lynn Advertiser - 11th May 1867

THE BANKRUPTCY ACT 1861
In the affairs of Thomas James Ayre & Charles Harris Ayre.
Notice is hereby given that the Trustees under the Deed of Conveyance dated 13 February 1867 executed by Thomas James Ayre & Charles Harris Ayre of Castle Rising in the County of Norfolk, Millers & co-partners ... dividend ...
Dated 30 July 1867

T.G. Archer

Daniel Ward
)
) Kings Lynn
)
Lynn Advertiser - 3rd August 1867

HOUSEHOLD GOODS ... Flour cart ... 2 weighing machines & weights ... sack barrows ... CASTLE RISING ...
Mr. F. G. Shute
Will Sell by Auction upon the premises late in the occupation of Mr. T. J. Ayre on Wednesday August 7, 1867 at 2 o'c precisely the above.
Auction, Valuer & Surveyor's Office.
Kings Lynn, August 1, 1867

Lynn Advertiser - 3rd August 1867


THE BANKRUPTCY ACT 1861
In the affairs of Thomas James Ayre & Charles Harris Ayre.
Notice is hereby given that the Trustees under the Deed of Conveyance dated 13 February 1867 executed by Thomas James Ayre & Charles Harris Ayre of Castle Rising in the County of Norfolk, Millers & co-partners ot the Estate & Effects for the benefit of creditors ...
... final dividend ...
Dated 9 April 1868

T.G. Archer

Daniel Ward
Joint Solrs, to the Trustees
)
) Kings Lynn
)
Lynn Advertiser - 11th April 1868

1774: Richard Newman, miller

1790: Matthew Blyford

Poll Book 1799: William Turner, miller

Poll Book 1802: Matthew Blyford
, miller

1822: William Ayre, miller

O.S. map 1824

Bryant's map 1826: Windmill

Pigot's 1830: William & Thomas Ayre

Cary Atlas 1832: Babingley Mill

White's 1836: William & Thomas Ayre, corn millers

Pigot's 1839: William Ayre & Son

White's 1845: William Ayre & Son, corn millers

Census 1851:

Thomas James Ayre (51) b.Lynn, miller
Mary Ann Ayre (43) b.Lynn
E. J.  Ayre (21) b.Castle Rising
M. A.  Ayre (19) b.Castle Rising
A.  Ayre (18) b.Castle Rising
C. H. Ayre (15) b.Castle Rising
T. W. Ayre (13) b.Castle Rising
F. S. Ayre (12) b.Castle Rising
H. E. Ayre (6) b.Castle Rising
A. P. Ayre (2) b.Castle Rising
Lucy Johnston (43) b.Kings Lynn (sister)
P. Everard (36) b.Kings Lynn, governess
E. Whitmore (28) b.Weasenham, servant
C. Atkins (22) b.Fordham, servant
S. A. Plowright (21) b.Kings Lynn, servant
P. Sculpher (17) b.Rougham, servant
Address: The Mills, Castle Rising

Census 1851:

Robert Faircloth (24) b.Corpesty, miller
Sarah Ann Faircloth (21) b.Corpesty
William Faircloth (22) b.Corpesty, miller

White's 1854: Thomas Ayre, corn miller

Census 1861: William Ayre, miller employing 20 men

White's 1864: Ayre & Son (William & Thomas James), corn millers and farmers

1867: Mill advertised to be sold or let


13th February 1867: Thomas James & Charles Harris Ayre bankrupt - made Deed of Conveyance to Trustees

February 1867: Windmill & watermill advertised to be sold or let

March 1867: Business effects of Messrs. Ayre & Son advertised for sale by auction


August 1867: Business effects of Thomas Ayre advertised for sale by auction


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