First of all - I can't believe it's taken me so long to reply!! That said, here goes with a few of our miller ancestors.Hi Joan,
I would be very interested if you could post some of your millers on here for Sarehole, I have some of the census's, if you look in the history section of this site you will see that I am doing (Now a large one) project on the mills of Warwickshire, past and present, everyday something new is being added. If I can use your memories/info I would be very grateful.
John ANDREW was born in Long Buckby, Northamptonshire in 1796, the son of John ANDREW, Miller & Sarah FENNELL. He and his wife Alice WADSWORTH first moved into Warwickshire mills when they moved with their family into Napton on the Hill, sometime between 1831 & 1841. (They are at Napton on the 1841 census)
Sometime between the 1841 census & the 1851 census John & Alice ANDREW moved to Mercote Mill, Sheldon, (or Coleshill), Warwickshire with their 4 children, and their grandson George ANDREW (5) born in Harbury, Warwickshire.
(Next door are retired miller Richard Greenway (82) & his wife & daughter)
By the 1861 census John & Alice ANDREW had moved to Sarehole Mill, Yardley Warwickshire with 3 of their children, and their grandsons George ANDREW (14) & John ANDREW (7).
Their son John ANDREW (b1823) & his wife Elizabeth KNIGHT and family stayed on at Mercote Mill.
By the 1871 census, John & Alice's grandson George ANDREW (b1847) with his wife Hannah and a Journeyman Miller, William Walton.
1881, 1891 & 1901 censuses George ANDREW, his wife Hannah & son George ANDREW (b1873) are at Sarehole Mill.
I believe there was still a member of the ANDREW family at Sarehole in the 1950s, presumably George Junior, and once he died the mill was bequeathed to the City of Birmingham.
George Jnr was the last of the ANDREW millers but the next few generations of ANDREWS are definitely Brummies!! :grinsmile:
That's the list in brief. Anything you need more clarity on, please ask. (And I'll try not to leave it so long this time before replying!! )
All the best Joan (ANDREW)