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When exactly did John Vaughan Miller & his Familly arrive in New Zealand

Question by ralphjanmiller

Johns wifes name was Elizabeth Edwards . They bought a farm in Kiteriteri , Nelson

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on 2011-12-14 21:37:24

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by ngairedith on 2011-12-15 05:07:06

hi again jan,

I believe his wife was MARY
his MOTHER was Elizabeth Edwards

John and his family left London on 7 February 1880 on the TREVELYN
They arrived into Lyttleton, Christchurch on 13 May 1880

they were Saloon passengers:

John Vaughan Miller (1839-1925) of Bexley, Heath
Mary Miller, his wife
Herbert Francis Vaughan Miller
Hubert Miller
Margaret Miller
Arthur Miller
Mary Miller
Basil Vaughan Miller
Maud Miller

by ralphjanmiller on 2011-12-15 20:44:56

Thankyou so much for that info .
Do you know Why John Vaughan Miller left his job as a Clerk at the Admiralty , at White Hall ? A Family Member thinks he was sent to New Zealand as a Remittance Man ? ......... Some thing to do with Drink ?

Is there any way of finding out if the above info is Try ?

by ngairedith on 2011-12-16 04:55:55

apparently John wrote many, very detailed diaries about ... everything :)

it is all in the book "Reading On The Farm" written by Lydia Wevers.
I believe this book would be full of interesting info and can be bought on line

read here from the Wairarapa Times Age

meantime I will see what I can find out about his pre NZ life

by ralphjanmiller on 2011-12-16 14:26:18

Thankyou , Yes I have Lydia Wevers Book , Reading on the Farm , but it's his Pre New Zealand life that remains a Mistery to our Family . We have been told by a Family member that the Surname Before coming to New Zealand was
Vaughan-Miller , but this has since been proven to be Incorrect , as his Father was .......... Rev / Cannon , John Cale Miller ....... the Minister / Preacher & author of Sermons and Church Speaches ..... some of which we have ......... Plus we have the Family Tree .

by ngairedith on 2011-12-16 15:15:10

you have a family tree ???

by ngairedith on 2011-12-16 15:28:06

you know then that his wife was Mary Ann Boydell ??, born in Cheshire, daughter of Francis BOYDELL (1810-1856) & Margaret HASSALL (1822-1853)

by ralphjanmiller on 2011-12-16 18:02:43

Yes , thankyou

by ralphjanmiller on 2011-12-18 03:59:35

Sorry I missed your Question Re Family Tree .
Yes , we have the Miller Family Tree .......... well .......... Most of it .

by ralphjanmiller on 2011-12-18 17:38:10

Thankyou for all your help with my Research .
I am now looking for the .......
Birthdates / Death Dates / Marriage Dates , and Families of , .......

Elizabeth Caroline Dyer
Eileen Patricia Dyer
Robert William Dyer and
Humphrey Goring Dyer

The above are My Grand Fathers ( Guy Musgrove Dyer 1891 - 1971 ) Brothers and Sisters .
Regards Jan Miller

by ralphjanmiller on 2011-12-22 16:38:57

Is There any Known Photos of John Vaughan Miller ,( apart from the one Lydia has in her book , as Lydia & my self are Not 100 percent Certain that it is J V Miller . ) or his Wife Mary ?

by andrewghyde on 2018-10-04 11:17:39


Hello! We are distant cousins.
John Vaughan Miller's father was Rev John Cale Miller DD. You can read about him at https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Page:Dictionary_of_National_Biography_volume_37.djvu/428
if you haven't already. Also check out
Especially useful if you ever need a hospital in SE London.
I think that Rev John's father was also John, who also had a daughter Maria (Rev John's sister, and your several-times great aunt)
Maria Miller married Alfred Augustus West, and their son was Alfred Felix West, whose son Arthur Charles Miller West was my grandfather.
I have no evidence yet of the relationship between Maria and John, but I'll check through some old censuses when time permits.
Andrew Hyde
Leigh on Sea, Essex, UK

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