post mill low tech magazine
Section through a post mill from Low Tech Magazine

Further research on the post mill at Chitterne has revealed more about tenants previous to  John Wallis Titt’s family (see blog dated 8 March 2016). In 1826 the post mill was leased from the Methuen family by John Grant 1743-1828 for the lives of John Grant aged 26, Elizabeth Grant aged 26 and James Grant aged 2 years.

Up until now we had not been able to link the two John Grants to each other, nor to trace the subsequent whereabouts of John the younger, Elizabeth and James. Now all is revealed, and a sad tale it is too, a tale of early death, manslaughter and abandonment. Too long to tell here. To read more click here: John Grant 1743 and Chitterne Post Mill

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