Robert Dawson - Miller and mill proprietor. The erection of the mill begins on 4th June. It has been transported from Southtown, Great Yarmouth.(M)
Peregrine Edwards - purchases the mill outright from Mr Dawson for £745. Peregrine Edwards already has a long lease on the Town or White Mill which he acquired three years earlier for an annual rent of £10. Dawson moves to Great Yarmouth where he buys another mill but goes out of business two years later and becomes a commercial traveller, selling cloth.(M)
Alfred Lillingstone - purchases the mill from Peregrine Edwards for £2,900. (M)
Note: In recording this transaction, James Maggs refers to 'Black Mill' although a 1840 survey by James Walker marks it as 'Red Mill'.
Read Crisp - purchases the mill from Alfred Lillingstone for £1,400. (M). Read Crisp also becomes the tenant miller of Baggott's Mill a year later in 1846.
William Boyden - who used to work for Peregrine Edwards, purchases the mill from Read Crisp for £1,000 and also takes over the unexpired portion of Crisp's tenancy of Baggott's Mill.Read Crisp moves to Beccles (his family home) to take over a book and stationery shop. (M)
John J Goff - takes over as miller (It appears to be still owned by William Boyden). (M)
William Wallace Bardwell -of Sotherton purchases the mill for £750. (John J Goff continues as miller.) (M)
Charles M Marsden - 'Miller, Corn and Coal Merchant', takes over as miller from John Goff. It is still owned by W W Bardwell to whom Marsden pays a rent of £12 pa.. The same year Marsden also takes a lease on the Town Mill which has likewise been previously run by John Goff. (M)
C M Marsden will marry Southwold's postmistress, Emily Bye, three years later and become Postmaster at No 12 Queen Street. However he continues to run Black Mill. See also Baggott's Mill which Marsden was leasing at the time it was burned down in 1876.
At the 1861 census, Charles Marsden, aged 36, describes himself as 'Sub-postmaster, miller and coal merchant, employing 4 men.' He and Emily live at the sub-post office in Queen Street.
Charles M Marsden purchases the mill for £50
Charles M Marsden - The mill is badly damaged in a September gale, losing three of its sails,
The mill is damaged by fire during a storm. (M)
William F Laws purchases the mill. In the 1891 Census, William is described as a Miller, aged 60, married to Jane and living with their two daughters, Jane and Ellen and with a 14-year-old servant, Eliza, in Mill House. (C)
The mill is demolished by William Laws.
St Barnabas - A charity providing residential care for the elderly is established in a new building constructed on the site of Black Mill.