Docking
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Docking postmill was the earliest known mill in the village and survived until 1697. In the 1600s Docking was also known as Drye Dockinge.

INDENTURE of BARGAIN & SALE
1. Roger WARNER of Docking alias Drye Dockinge, gent.
2. Richard HOVELL of Hillington, Esquire
Messuages, lands and tenements and mills in Docking
8th September 13 Jac. I 1615

INDENTURE LEASE for 9 Years
1. Richard HOVELL of Hillington, Esquire
2. Thomas GOULDSMITH of Docking, Miller
Windmill and land in Docking
Rent £12
23rd July 1619

INDENTURE FEOFFMENT
1. Richard HOVELL the younger of Hillington, Esquire
2. John Carr of Weasenham, Miller
Messuage, windmill & land in Docking alias Drye Dockinge
Rent £12
28th September 1639

A feoffment was a conveyance or gift accompanied by livery of seisin.
i.e. Delivery of possession, as by handing over a twig or a turf.

Abolished by statute in the reign of Queen Victoria.


Docking Parish Records show that Robert Sheldon was killed when the mill burnt down in 1797 and that the following year Little Barwick mill was translated to Docking.


1615: Richard Hovell, owner

1619: Thomas Gouldsmith, miller

1639: John Carr, miller

1697:Robert Sheldon, miller

1697: Mill destroyed by fire and Robert Sheldon the miller was kille

1698: Little Barwick mill moved to Docking


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