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near Shardlow, Derbyshire
1796 Advertisement for sale of 'The Water and other Wheels, Tools, and Implements belonging to a Rolling and Slitting Mill; also a variety of Smiths Tools, and many other useful things. .... N.B. Wiln Mills is only about one mile from the Trent and Mersey Canal at Shardlow.'
1812 Partnership dissolved: 'A. Thacker, T. Draper, R. Tillard, T. & R. Thacker, and W. Eaton, of Wilne Mills, Derby, cotton spinners (as to the said T. Thacker only).'
William Eaton of Wiln Mills patented an early example of a self-acting cotton spinning mule in 1818.