The earliest records show that the land for the windmill was purchased in 1713 but further records are scanty until 1819 when the windmill was noted for sale.
John Farthing owned and worked Cley Windmill with a sucession of tenant millers from 1819- 1876.
1876: Stephen Barnaby Burroughes bought the windmill and his family continued to work the mill until 1912.
1921: The Mill was sold to a nun Sister Rachel Helen Wilson (Sister Rachel)
1934: She passed it to her nephew Colononel Hubert Blount
1979: Hubert’s son Charles Blount took over the windmill.
2006: It was briefly owned by Charles' nephew John Woodhouse.
2006: It was sold to Dr Julian and Carolyn Godlee
2021: The windmill was sold to its current owners, Natalie and Varian Bush