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Mills' of James City Co Va
Posted by: Ria Hendrix Date: February 06, 2000 at 09:30:18
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Blair's, Burwell's, Cooper's, Fenton, Holt's, Jones, Kennon's, Ludwell's, Morton's, Norvell's, Piggott, Powhatan, Skimino. These are 18th century mills in James City Co Va. There were two types, Toll mills who were allowed to charge an eighth of the meal or flour yielded by the corn and grain they processed and merchant mills who purchased grain, ground it into flour or meal and then sold it to the public. Mill dams traversed by public roads had to be kept in good repair and support a 12 foot wide bridge with sturdy railings. A miller who failed to maintain his dam-road was fined for every day it was unusable. Book: James City County by Martha McCartney.

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