Peter Brown Family History

William Mills (1639) & Elizabeth

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General History

William Mills were one of my 10th generation ancestors.

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William Mills was baptised on 9th March 1639 in Lingfield, Surrey and was the son of Thomas Mills. He married firstly Elizabeth. He possibly married secondly Catherine Mather on 3rd April 1687 in Lingfield, Surrey

Elizabeth was buried on 28th April 1685 in Lingfield, Surrey ('wife of William').

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William & Elizabeth had six children.

John Maria Thomas Frances Anne Mary
  1. John Mills was baptised on 22nd January 1664 in Lingfield, Surrey. He married firstly Mary. John & Mary had one child (A). Mary was buried on 5th April 1686 in Lingfield, Surrey ('wife of John'). He married secondly Margaret. John & Margaret had one child (B). Margaret was buried on 10th December 1689 in Lingfield, Surrey (' wife of John'). He possibly married thirdly Elizabeth Roffy on 30th June 1692 in Horne, Surrey. John & Elizabeth had possibly eight children (C-J). Elizabeth was possibly buried on 2nd July 1706 in Horne, Surrey (shown as Mile and a widow).
    1. Anne Mills was baptised on 21st March 1685 in Lingfield, Surrey and she was possibly buried there on 8th June 1690.
    2. Mary Mills (Maria) was baptised on 22nd November 1689 in Lingfield, Surrey and she was buried there on 4th July 1690 (Mary).
    3. Elizabeth Mills was baptised on 14th October 1692 in Horne, Surrey
    4. Hannah Mills was baptised on 17th January 1694 in Horne, Surrey. Hannah was probably buried on 2nd January 1710 in Horne, Surrey.
    5. William Mills was baptised on 1st November 1696 in Lingfield, Surrey.
    6. Maria Mills was baptised on 5th February 1699 in Lingfield, Surrey.
    7. Anne Mills was baptised on 16th March 1701 in Lingfield, Surrey.and she was buried there on 8th September 1703 ('daughter of John')
    8. John Mills was baptised on 20th April 1703 in Lingfield, Surrey and he was buried there on 28th May 1704 ('son of John').
    9. John Mills was buried on 22nd February 1705 in Lingfield, Surrey
    10. Thomas Mills was buried on 6th March 1706 in Lingfield, Surrey ('son of John')
    11. John Mills was baptised on 21st September 1709 in Lingfield, Surrey ('son of widow').!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  2. Maria Mills was baptised on 27th January 1666 in Lingfield, Surrey
  3. Thomas Mills was baptised on 22nd November 1668 in Lingfield, Surrey. Thomas married. Details of Thomas Mills are shown separately as they are direct ancestors.
  4. Frances Mills was baptised on 8th May 1670 in Lingfield, Surrey.
  5. Anne Mills was baptised on 23rd August 1674 in Lingfield, Surrey.
  6. Mary Mills (Miles) was baptised on 16th January 1681 in Lingfield, Surrey.

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  1. There were numerous differant spellings of "Mills" in the parish registers eg Mills,Miles, Milles, Myles, Mylles, Mylls, Millins, Molles,
  2. There were two other William Mills born in Lingfield and the surrounding parishes between 1621 - 1647. (age at marriage of 16 to age 60 at birth of youngest child)
    1. 08/04/1627 son of William of Horley
    2. 07/03/1630 son of Walter of Horley
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  1. Sussex Record Society -  East Grinstead Parish Registers 1558-1661:
  2. Sussex Parish Registers – East Grinstead, West Hoathly,Worth
  3. Surrey Parish Registers - Burstow, Charlwood, Horley, Horne, Lingfield
  4. Sussex Record Society – Marriage Licenses at Lewes 1586-1642,1670-1732, 1772-1837 (Volumes 1, 6, 25,26)
  5. Lewes Will Microfilm
  6. Sussex Family History Group-Sussex Marriage Index CD
  7. Sussex Family History Group - Baptism & Burial records
  8. Surrey Marriage Index CD
  9. Surrey Burial Index CD
  10. IGI (International Genealogical Index: Latter-day Saints) - batches of parish records: see LINKS-Research Web sites