St. Mary Cray, Kent

Joynson’s paper Mill at St. Mary Cray, Kent

Situated along the River Cray 15 miles from London

The engraver of the following picture of Joynsons Paper Mill would probably have been on Church Hill, near Church Hill Wood when he made it.

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This wood engraving of William Joynson & Son's mill at St. Mary Cray, Kent was first published in The Illustrated London News of 18 July 1891. At that time the mill was producing high-quality writing papers. The high-glazed papers were watermarked JOYNSON SUPERFINE and the semi-rough were watermarked with a WJ & S monogram above the words ST MARY CRAY KENT.

To the right of the picture you can see the spire of St Mary's Church.

William Jacob BARROWS and his sons William and Isaac and daughters Isabella and Mary worked here during seven years, which spanned at least 1848, when Emma was born, to 1851, when the census was taken.

Histories of William Joynson & Son's Paper Mill
collected by Peter Heinecke (with pictures) , Charles Joynson, and Robyn Clarke

Sample of paper produced by the mill in about 1900

Photos of Joynsons Paper Mill site today (2000)

Map of St Mary Cray, showing where the paper mill was in the 1840's

Street Map of the place today

Photo Scrapbook | William Barrows Story