Revd Paul William Miller (1918-2000) was Canon Residentiary and Precentor at Derby Cathedral from 1966 to 1983. In his earlier life, he had been an artist, a lay brother at a monastery, a soldier in France during the Second World War, and – for four years – a Prisoner of War after being captured by the Japanese in Singapore. We have just received five volumes of his religious writings which (so far as we can tell) have never been published. If you are interested, have a look at the catalogue: http://ow.ly/8GZcx.
In his will of 1674 Francis Allyn of Lea left 40s [£2] each year to maintain godly preaching minister at Dethick. But if no suitable minister could be found, 10s [50p] was to be given each year to poor of Lea and Holloway until suitable minister found.
I have not found a record yet to see if a suitable minister was located
New online exhibition available on our website featuring original archives relating to Derbyshire’s women, and heroines, including Florence Nightingale and Joan Waste. Let us know what you think http://bit.ly/oz15DW