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The parents names of William Mills

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WILLIAM was baptised 26 February 1815 in Hampnett, Gloucestershire, England. He married ANN HARRIS and the pair migrated to New Zealand on the Grasmere in 1855 with 5 children disembarking at Lyttelton.

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on 2012-02-25 21:56:44

phill has been a Family Tree Circles member since May 2010. is researching the following names: HUNT, RAGGATT, JARDEN and 25 other(s).

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by janilye on 2012-03-10 18:09:57

William MILLS 1815-1904 father was James MILLS.
James MILLS was born in Burford, Oxfordshire, England around 1787 and he died in Hampnett, Gloucestershire, England on the 30 January 1873. He was the son of James MILLS 1759-1835 and Mary ? 1761-1845. I don't have her nee but this couple were married at Hampnett on the 5 November 1784.

James c.1787-1873 married Ann HALL. Ann was born in Naunton, Gloucestershire, England in 1790 and died at Hampnett, Gloucestershire, England on the 15 May 1854.I have no other details regarding Ann HALL. Besides William 1815-1904 this couple also had John MILLS 1819-1894 who arrived with his wife (2nd.I think)Johanna, nee Withers 1826- 1899. in New Zealand on the 'Sir Edward Pagent 2 July 1856. They first settled at Styx, Christchurch then later went to Greendale Canterbury New Zealand.

William MILLS 1815-1904 married Ann HARRIS 1818-1890 in Cheltenham, England on the 9 November 1890. Below are their children:-
Fanny Mills 1842 - xxxx
William Mills 1844 1945
Delia Mills 1846 xxxx
Ann Delia Mills 1848 1921
Stephen Mills 1851 1933
Caroline Mills 1853 1937
George Mills 1855 1908 These last 2 born in NZ
Harriet Mills 1858 never married

Privately message me your email details and I will forward marriage certificates and whatever other documents I have.

by phill on 2012-03-10 18:27:37

janilye
Whizzo. Thanks. Great, email: phillpriest@bigpond.com

If you wish I can send you stuff that I'm putting together on the Mills in Christchurch, basically contextual information; you seem to be another Mills' researcher so it may have info that you haven't got

by janilye on 2012-03-10 19:06:40

Thanks all the same Phil but I'm not related at all.

by phill on 2012-03-10 21:16:47

Ok. But great that you have stayed in touch on this and also helping to solve the conundrum that was Uncle Leslie Jacob Mills

by treelover on 2012-03-31 21:59:20

Did any of these make it to the usa? I know its a common name cause I have a number of william mills in my son williams mills line.

by phill on 2012-03-31 22:42:48

Warm Greetings Treelover. No USA connection that I'm aware of. The Mills line that I'm following came from Gloucestershire, U.K. to Christchurch, New Zealand in the mid 1850s. Basically tenant farmers/farm labourers. The only time that any of the NZ Mills left NZ was during WWI for the Western Front and Leslie Jacob Mills, the second youngest of the Mills' migration, migrated to Queensland, Australia in the 1920s. The unfortunate thing about the MILLS name for genealogists is that it is fairly common. However the only way to track down relatives is to keep asking those questions and trying to pick up the leads which you are obviously trying to do. Good Luck

by treelover on 2012-04-29 22:38:44

Thank you. I never knew Mills was that common until I started this research. Its as bad as John Smith. Also some of them married women with same first names and then kept passing the names down. I am getting so confused.

by phill on 2012-04-30 03:52:40

You are so right treelover. It can be a nightmare but slowly sorting it thanks to people like yourself

by pufflet on 2013-08-08 19:24:11

I live in New Zealand & I have just found this site this morning when I googled my paternal ancestor, James MILLS b.1788, Burford, Oxfordshire, d. 30 Jan 1873 Hampnett, Gloucestershire. I have recently begun researching this family branch to verify & add to info I have from 2 NZ MILLS Family Reunion Booklets, 1989 & 2006. My paternal grandmother, Violet Christina MILLS was the dau. of William Theodore MILLS & Christina Isdale SMITH.
I have very basic MILLS detail back to Leonard MILLS (b. abt 1580, d. 25 Aug 1627, Burford Oxfordshire) m. 1613 to Bennett /Benedict FAULKNER. I would really appreciate it if janilye or any other Family Tree Circle members have any MILLS info they would be willing to share. I am happy to email a printout of my MILLS info from my Family history software.

by phill on 2013-08-08 23:36:49

Warm Greetings pufflet, I would be delighted to receive what you have on the Mills family. In return I can send material that I have put together from a number of family sources. I suspect that some of my material you will already have. My email is phillpriest@bigpond.com

by phill on 2013-08-15 21:05:28

pufflet: I have assumed you have accessed my incomplete journal on the MILLS family. The MILLS, late of Gloucestershire and neighbouring counties and their migration to Christchurch, NZ in the first instance is incorporated in a much larger document which I have in electronic storage. I note that you have mentioned Leonard MILLS and while I have noted him in my records, I have not been able to identify him precisely in the family tree. Your post may have given me a clue for which I am grateful. I am certainly interested in the MILLS family reunion booklets if they are still in publication. Another family researcher, the late Phyllis Jeans, prepared an interesting booklet entitled "Generation of Genes" which is available on loan through the Alexander Turnbull Library and covers quite a bit of UK history which would have served as the context for generations of the MILLS and extracts of which form part of the journal which I have in storage. I would be pleased to correspond with you further on the MILLS family.

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