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Wood and Deacon

Whitsters, according to this news item from 1749

“On Saturday Thomas Wiltshire was committed to the new jail in Southwark by William Hammond, Esquire; charged on oath, and his own confession, with feloniously taking and carrying away a large quantity of Dowlas from the grounds of this Messrs Wood and Deacon, of the parish of Mitcham, Witsters.”

The Penny London Post, 10th April 1749

Source: The Penny London Post, 10th April 1749

Eric Montague says that “Mr Wood’s Silk Mill” is shown on a map of 1831 near to Wandle Villa. Page 41 of Mitcham Histories : 8 Phipps Bridge, 2006 edition.