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Tharston postmill stood to the north of Tharston watermill and they were run in conjunction. The mill was eventually replaced by a more powerful and larger towermill built on the opposide side of the river further to the south.

Joseph Parsley made a will 5th April 1806 and when he died in 1809, his executors followed his instructions to sell all my messuages, lands, tenements, windmills, watermills, outhouses, granaries and all other real estate whatsoever, in Tharston. Every week to pay brother William Parsley, the sum of four shillings until the interest is exhausted.
Bequests were also made to his sisters Ann and Edith, his nephew Robert Parsley and several nieces.
The value of Joseph Parsley's estate was under £600 and stamp duty was £11.

Notice re
Demands on estate and effects of the late Mr. Joseph Parsley of Tharston, Miller ... accounts to ...
Norfolk Chronicle - 20th January 1810


THARSTON MILLS With immediate possession
To be Sold by Auction By Wm. Burt On Thursday March 8, 1810 At the Swan Inn, Long Stratton at 3 o'c.
A desirable ESTATE, lately occupied by the proprietor, Mr. Parslee deceased of Tharston near Long Stratton, Norfolk, comprising a Water_Corn_Mill with three pair of French Stones, Overshot Wheel, 9 foot fall, Post Windmill, comfortable Dwelling house, granary, stables & useful offices, with upwards of eight acres of meadow land of the first quality adjoining the mill.
The premises may be viewed at any time.
Apply to Mr. James Todd, Forncett, Mr. John Fox or the Auctioneer, Norwich.
Norfolk Chronicle - 10th, 17th & 24th February & 3rd March 1810


Notice to Debtors & Creditors
All persons indebted to the late Mr. JOS. PARSLEE, Miller of Tharston are desired to pay the same immediately to the Executors Mr. James Todd of Forncett or Mr. James Fox, St, Andrews, Norwich and all persons having any claims are requested to deliver the same that they may be discharged.
Norfolk Chronicle - 17th March 1810


Notice to Debtors & Creditors
All persons indebted to the late Mr. JOS. PARSLEE, Miller of Tharston are desired to pay the same immediately to the Executors Mr. James Todd of Forncett or Mr. James Fox, St, Andrews, Norwich and all persons having any claims are requested to deliver the same that they may be discharged.
N.B. The Mills are to be Sold by Private Contract.
Norfolk Chronicle - 24th March 1810


THARSTON MILLS
Norfolk Chronicle & Norwich Gazette - 29th September, 6th & 13th October 1849


THARSTON MILLS With immediate possession To be Sold by Auction By Wm. Burt
On Thursday March 8, 1810 At the Swan Inn, Long Stratton at 3 o'c.
A desirable ESTATE, lately occupied by the proprietor, Mr. Parslee deceased of Tharston near Long Stratton, Norfolk, comprising a Water_Corn_Mill with three pair of French Stones, Overshot Wheel, 9 foot fall, Post Windmill, comfortable Dwelling house, granary, stables & useful offices, with upwards of eight acres of meadow land of the first quality adjoining the mill.
The premises may be viewed at any time.
Apply to Mr. James Todd, Forncett, Mr. John Fox or the Auctioneer, Norwich.
Norfolk Chronicle - 10th, 17th & 24th February & 3rd March 1810


Mr. J. Harley respectfully begs leave to inform the inhabitants of Tharston and its vicinity that he has entered upon the above Mills and solicits a continuance of their favours conferred on his predecessors hoping by a strict and punctual attendance to their commands to give general satisfaction to those respectable connexions who have honoured the concern with their support.
Norfolk Chronicle - 28th July 1810


Notice to Debtors
Many debts are now standing due to the estate of the late Mr. James Parsley, Miller & flour merchant of Forncett in Norfolk.
Notice is hereby given to such debtors that unless their respective debts are discharged to his Executors Mr. J. Fox, St. Andrews, Norwich or to Mr. J. Todd of Forncett on or before the 1st day of October next, legal steps will be taken to enforce payment of the same.
Norfolk Chronicle - 15th September 1810


Notice to Debtors
Many debts are now standing due to the estate of the late Mr. Joseph Parsley, Miller & flour merchant of Tharston in Norfolk.
Notice is hereby given to such debtors that unless their respective debts are discharged to his Executors Mr. J. Fox, St. Andrews, Norwich or to Mr. J. Todd of Forncett on or before the 1st day of October next, legal steps will be taken to enforce payment of the same.
Norfolk Chronicle - 22nd September 1810


Index of Wills 1729: William Bridges, miller and at watermill

Faden's map 1797: Mill

Poll Book 1802: Joseph Parslee, miller and at watermill

1806: Joseph Parsley miller & flour merchant - also at Tharston watermill

1809: Joseph Parsley, miller, died

February 1810: Mill advertised for sale by auction along with watermill

1810: J. Harley, miller

c.1827: Mill demolished and replaced by a towermill built on the opposite side of the river


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