The Horley connection with the family is covered in some detail from 1713 and describes their connection with properties such as Cinderfields, Horley Mill, Old Mill House, Hutchins and Benhams besides family names including Flint and Maple. All these names are either still known today or frequently referred to. One very interesting passage deals with the 1812 inventory (list of goods and chattels left on the death of John Blundell) and the other details the efforts Richard Blundell made in attempting to regain in Chancery the family estates from the Hughes side of the family. This continued in almost a re-run of “Bleak House” for over half a century.
A copy is now held by the History Society and one will it is hoped shortly be held by Horley library.
This book is available for £12 from: Synjon Books, 5 Homestead View, The Street, BORDEN Sittingbourn, Kent, ME9 3JQ
The Brown Family.
Ten flour mills in a hundred years by Peter Sinclair.
This 48 page book has been recently published by the Mills Archive Trust.
The mill to interest us is Salfords Mill, and three pages are devoted in great detail to it.
Including pictures and details of the various owners and the fires which destroyed it
It is available for £10.00 from: