Amendments to 'Slate Quarrying in Corris'
Page 47 Lady Annabel Vane Tempest Stewart daughter of th 8th Marquess of Londonderry and great-great grand daughter of Mary Cornelia, married Mark Hornsby Birley a descendent of the Braich Goch Birleys.
Page 87 The Multiple frame saw was dismantled in 2009
The office has reverted to private use.
The original 'chapel like' office is sadly decayed but efforts are being made to resotore it
Page 97 Ratgoed used 2' g tramways internally with iron sleepers
Page 99 Bridget T Hughes was H N's sister (Sara Eade)
Page 101 H N Hughes died in 1889 (Sara Eade)
P121 par3 After Iin 1880 DELETE David Jones
having seemingly dropped out, Reese sold off the mill to SUBSTITUTE
Despite the the 1878 purchase probably having been based on Reese
supplying the 'know how' while Jones supplied the £850 (The entire
proceeds of the sale of his Cardiganshire farm, Reese. in 1880 persuaded
Jones to buy his share of the mill for £500 plus Jones' share of
the Era quarry, an arrangemen that left Jones tied to Reese for his supplies
of slate. Despte there being nk prospect of the slate trade from the late70's
catastrophic slump, in 1882 Jones borrowed £600 to extend the mill
and a further £450 as working capital. By 1884 unable to service
his debts Jones sold the mill to the only prospective buyer - For £25.
Destitute Jones fled to Merthyr Tydfil where he and his son (wjo had been
promising pupil at Machynlleth Grammar school) found work as colliers.
Fortunatedly the son eventuakky became a respected Pastor/ The purchaser
Page 144 Excavations of the mill foundations were carried out in 2008
Vestiges of the waterheel are near the river about 200 yards downstream