Selloo Corn Mill.

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Pat J Flynn
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Selloo Corn Mill.

Post by Pat J Flynn » Sat Nov 17, 2007 4:37 pm

To all you milling specialists. I am looking for details of the Corn mill that once operated at Watts Bridge, Selloo, Co. Monaghan at about the year 1838.
Was it in opperation then ? Who was the proprietor? Who was the tenant ? When the mill was built ? Dimensions and type of water wheel ? The fall of the water ? Type of machinery ? Details on the stones and skutches etc and any other remarks, photographs or stories from the mill.
Also when the first bridge over the river was built at that location ? Thanking You.

asmyth
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Re: Selloo Corn Mill.

Post by asmyth » Thu Apr 24, 2008 5:19 pm

I'm afraid I can't help you, but if you know any more of Selloo Corn Mill, I'd love to hear it.

My Smyth family were from Salloo.

I've only got back as far as Bernard Smyth living in Salloo by 1865 so far, but in Griffith's a James Smith is the tennant of the Corn Mill at Salloo. I'm presuming given Salloo is a tiny place this is Bernard's father or another relative.

Many Thanks

Al

Pat J Flynn
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Re: Selloo Corn Mill.

Post by Pat J Flynn » Tue Apr 29, 2008 5:09 pm

Thanks for the reply.

I note the name spelling Smyth / Smith and Selloo / Salloo. We are probably talking about the same place. There are still family's of these names in the area. I remember Selloo post office there and Eddie and Susan Flynn who owned the place. Would the landlords at the earlier time been living in Selloo House now Dwyers or would the then tenants been tenants of the Westenra's in Monaghan ? Maybe all these mills were belonging to the same landlords. Maybe the gaps will fill up - thanks for the info.

Thanking You.

asmyth
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Re: Selloo Corn Mill.

Post by asmyth » Wed Jun 11, 2008 6:07 pm

Hi Pat,

I can tell you that my Smyth family was still at Selloo at the time of the 1911 census. After that, I don't know.

On the 1901 Census my Smyth family had private dwellings and the corn mill. My Smyth family was marked as the landholder of some of the private dwellings (Thomas A Pringle was landholder of the other part) and the Corn Mill.

Then in 1911 my Smyth family had Private Dwellings, Corn Mill & Methodist Church.

Thanks

Al

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Re: Selloo Corn Mill & nearby Wattsbridge Meeting House

Post by jackstorey1 » Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:19 am

Many people may be unaware of the small graveyard at Selloo. It was intended for the burial of small children & contains a number of large stones which have now been moved into the hedge away from their original site. The farmer there is very co-operative and assisted me in seeing this very important site. It is situated behind Wattsbridge Meeting House about 250 yards away. My family attended nearby Wattsbridge Meeting House, a school and a church in the mid 1800s, as did Sir David Storey, prior to his emigration to Australia where his descendants still live.

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Re: Selloo Corn Mill.

Post by jackstorey1 » Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:36 am

My family attended Wattsbridge Methodist Church Hall. My grandfather was the Sunday School Superintendant & was followed by my father. My father had intended becoming a Methodist Clergyman & judging by his Exam records (published in the Northern Standard) he would have been very good. However, his father died in 1926 when my father was only 16 so he had to become a farmer. Instead my father's brother (Robbie) became a Methodist Minister.

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