''A Mill Should Be Build Thereon: An Early History of by Eleanor Darke

By Eleanor Darke

It truly is tough for Todmorden generators Museum viewers to visualize that this website so on the subject of the busy Don Valley freeway used to be domestic to an immense mill. As early as 1793 Governor Simcoe well-known the commercial capability of this element of the Don River. by means of 1795 Skinner's sawmill was once less than development, beginning an period of technological improvement that unfold past the valley of the Don into what used to be then Muddy York. this day, Todmorden serves to remind us of Toronto's business background and the spirit of the time. This helpful neighborhood historical past confirms the importance of early turbines and later factories alongside the Don River and acknowledges the jobs performed by means of Timothy Skinner, Parshall Terry, George Playter, William Helliwell and different settlers and marketers of Governor John Graves Simcoe's time and past. Eleanor Darke, assisted by means of Ian Wheal, provides us with an informative account of the folks, their lives and their inventive effect.

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The flood was followed in October by a heavy snow which made repairs difficult. 92 Either because of these unexpected costs and loss of income or because of his failure to sell some of his more speculative properties, Terry was forced to sell his share of the mills back to Isaiah Skinner and to take a mortgage on his other valley property from Sir Richard Cartwright of Kingston in 1805. He began to default on this mortgage after the first year. Scadding recorded a drop in the profits of millers as beginning in 1804 and continuing to 1812 which may provide an explanation for his problems in repaying the loan.

Glennon punish her. "10^ Over the next three years, Samuel Sinclair appears to have kept an eye on the mills for Ann and an equally close eye on Ann for himself. They were married once Timothy was legally declared dead. This marriage probably took place in 1817, since Ann's daughter, Mary Ann, is listed as Mary Ann Sinclair in that year. Samuel Sinclair remained in charge of the Mills until November A Mill Should be Build Thereon: A History of Todmorden Mills 49 1820 and was assisted by George Casner throughout this time.

101 Rhoda and Parshall's daughters married comfortably. One, Aimie, married Isaac Cornell, a son of William Cornell by his first wife. Her son, Timothy, joined the Mormon faith as an adult along with his half-brother Parshall (III) and eventually moved to Utah. A Mill Should be Build Thereon: A History of Todmorden Mills 46 Chapter 5 A SKINNER RETURNS ith the marriage of Rhoda Terry to William Cornell in 1809, management of the Don Mills was assumed by Rhoda's brother, Timothy Skinner, Jr. , then aged 42, had been married to Ann Lutz since 1800.

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