This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition.
Author: David Dippie Dixon
View: 931This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ... district had evidently done " a little shifting for their living." In the Calendar of prisoners lying in the " High Castle," of Nevcastle-on-Tyne, waiting their trial at the Assizes of July, 1629, we find the name of " Edward Trumble, sonne of John Trumble, of Wilkwood, charged with the felonious stealeing of one bay mare, the goodes of Lancelot Ogle, of Darras-hall, gent."12 During the early part of the nineteenth century East Wilkwood was held by a farmer named Daniel Wood, whose lease in 1818 stated that he "shall and will make use of one of the corn mills belonging to the said Walter Selby for the grinding of all such corn as the said Daniel Wood, his servants, and cottagers shall have occasion for." Daniel had also to " walk i3 a game cock, feed a spaniel dog, and spin four pounds of lint 14 yearly for the squire of Biddleston." The lease from which this extract is taken is signed by Walter Selby, Daniel Wood, junior, and Jasper Gibson. IS The corn mills belonging to the Biddleston estate in 1663 and 1826 were Netherton, Holystone, and Barrow. In 1826 Robert Oliver had Netherton Mill; Joseph Oliver, Holystone Mill; and John Anderson, Barrow Mill. The latter was probably the mill used by Daniel Wood. These mills are now silent, the big water wheels motionless, most of the buildings in ruins, and the country-folk, instead of having their "batches "16 of home-grown corn ground at local mills--the "lord's mill" of olden days--are supplied with flour and meal stuff by flour dealers from centres such as Rothbury. Once more the Coquet, now a considerable stream, has to be crossed, from Linnsheels to Linnbrigg, by a swing foot bridge of great elasticity, or through a ford full of big '-Archttologia ALliana (old series), Vol. i., p. 161. 13...