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Samuel Milliner and Wife


Husband:   Samuel Milliner


His name is taken from his son Mark's marriage certificate. In the "Rank or Profession of Father", Samuel is entered as deceased.




Male  Child 1:   Mark Samuel Milliner

Born: 1840
Died: 25-Sep-1879
Spouse: Sarah Rickwood
Children: Elizabeth Sarah Milner, Jane Milner, George Milner, Alfred Milner, Florence Ada Milner

Occupation: Shipwright
His name is taken originally from the IGI entry for his daughter Elizabeth's birth/christening. Here his surname is spelt Milliner.

It appears Mark was born in Chatham, and assumedly lived there until some time in the 1860s. His first daughter Elizabeth, was born in Chatham but his second daughter Jane was born in Sheerness,  so he probably left Chatham some time between 1862 and 1866. After leaving Chatham he moved to Sheerness, where it seems he spent the rest of his life.

Presumably, given his occupation, whilst living in Chatham he would have worked at Chatham Dockyards. After his move to Sheerness it seems logical that he continued to work at Sheerness Dockyards.

On his son George's birth certificate, his occupation is entered as "Shipwright Hill Dockyard" - although the word "Hill" is a little hard to read, and could be Mill perhaps.

Mark would probably have still been working in Chatham Dockyards at the time the HMS Achilles was built there between 1861 and 1863, in which case it is possible he may have worked on this ship. At the time this was the biggest sail ship in the Royal Navy. It was later known as the Hibernia (1902), the Egmont (1904), the Egremont (1918) and finally the Pembroke (1919). It was sold for scrap in 1925.

Mark Milliner appears in the 1871 census, aged 30. Here his occupation is given as shipwright and his placed of birth given as Chatham Kent.

He is also then mentioned on the following webpage:


...as being the father of George Milner. The following entry, also from the above webpage, may also relate to him:


This seems quite likely to apply to him, as we know he had died by the time of the 1881 census, and we know of five children.

He is also mentioned on the following webpage:


Here Mark Samuel Milner is listed as having been buried at Halfway cemetery in Sheerness. His age is entered as 39, and the date of his death 25/09/1879. His address is also given - Victory Street - matching the address the remaining family members were residing at during the 1881 census. Here his occupation is entered as shipwright.