The Last Will and Testament of Kirk Boott Snr. and the travails of John Wright Boott - click here
The Last Will and Testament of John Wright Boott- click here
Above:Richard Arkwright's Masson Mill built Cromford, Derbyshire, 1783. Click here or on image to enlarge.
Below: Strutt's mill of 1804 replacing father Jedediah's mill of 1786. Click here or on image to enlarge.
Below: The Strutt's mill complex as it appeared before 1836. Click here or on image to enlarge
Below: Remnants of the Old Derby Silk Mill (building completed 1722). Click here or on the image to enlarge.
To see how the original Old Silk Mill looked click here
Below: Darley Abbey Mill
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Darley Abbey Mill, one of the Derwent Valley mills built ca. 1783 onwards ostensibly by landowner Thomas Evans and his sons. The Strutt and Evans families were closely connected by two marriages with Jedediah Strutt formerly a partner of Richard Arkwright.
Building started at around the same time as Strutt's second mill at Milford and Arkwright's Masson Mill at Matlock Bath (1783) so it's likely the Strutts were also much involved in the building of the Darley Abbey mills (see "The Original Tunaleys and a Timeline").
This mill, one of five, specialised in producing quality thread for sewing, embroidery and haberdashery. 150 houses were built for the workers.