Mills family; 1863-; Hilborough, Norfolk

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Mills family; 1863-; Hilborough, Norfolk

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The Mills (originally Milne) family came from Yorkshire but thrived as weavers in London in the 18th and early 19th centuries. The two sons of Samuel Mills (d 1847) of Russell Square both bought country estates: Thomas Mills, barrister and MP, at Tolmers in Hertfordshire (which his brother inherited) and, in 1863, John Remington Mills the Hilborough and Clermont Estates, retaining property and business interests in London and elsewhere. In 1867 he bought the Leheup estate at Ashwell in Hertfordshire, and in 1869 the Watton estate and an outlying farm at Tottenhill in Norfolk and property in Knaptoft, Leicestershire. His son Joseph Trueman Mills added the South Pickenham estate, Norfolk, and also acquired Stockgrove near Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire.

The Norfolk property came to Major John Charles Trueman Mills on the death of his uncle Henry Trueman Mills in 1933.


Hilborough, Norfolk

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