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John Miller Sr (abt. 1668 - abt. 1741)

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John Miller Sr
Born about in Bristol, Somerset, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of [half], [half], [half] and [half]
Husband of — married in Middlesex, Virginiamap
Descendants descendants
Died about in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginiamap
Profile last modified | Created 22 Sep 2010
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John Miller was born about 1668, in Bristol, Somerset, England. John was the son of Patrick Miller and Elizabeth Hill. John married Mical Christopher (1672–1710) about 1690, in Middlesex, Virginia, USA. John Miller Sr. passed away 1 MAR 174, in Middlesex, Virginia, USA[1][2][3]


John Miller Sr.


ABT 1670 in England


Name: John Miller
Arrival Year: 1685
Arrival Place: America
Source Publication Code: 1217.5
Primary Immigrant: Miller, John[4]

Additional arrival information:[5]


Name: Michell
Gender: Female
Spouse Name: John Miller
Birth Place: VA
Spouse Birth Year: 1716
Marriage State: of VA
Number Pages: 2[6]
Alt information:
ABT 1690 Middlesex Co., VA


  1. Ann Miller 1693 – 1766
  2. John Miller 1695 –
  3. Patricia Miller 1698 –
  4. Elizabeth 'Eliza' Miller 1700 –
  5. Hannah Miller 1705 –
  6. Michal Miller 1707 –
  7. Christopher Miller 1708 – 1760
  8. Mary Miller 1709 –

My research and the John Miller, Sr's Will does not include the following two children.

  1. Simon Miller
  2. Margaret Miller


Name: John, Sr. Miller
Date: 7 Jan 1729
Location: Essex County, Virginal
Property: 1000 a. of land in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co.
Notes: This land record was originally published in "Virginia County Records - Spotsylvania County, 1721-1800, Volume I" edited by William Armstrong Crozier.
Remarks: Richard Cheek of St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., to John Miller, Senr., of St. Ann's Par., Essex Co. 25 curr., 1000 a. of land in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., granted the sd. Cheek Octr. 13, 1727, joining Chickeley Corbin Thacker and Catesby Cock. Rec. Feby. 3,
Description: Grantee
Book: A[7][8]

Additional Information:

Land Rent Roll's for Virginia 1704/05:
Miller John Essex County, 1704
Miller John Middlesex County, 1704


Will of John Miller (1669 - 1742) of Middlesex County, Virginia:
Middlesex Co, VA Will Book C (1740-1748) written 21 Feb 1742 and recorded 1 Mar 1742:
In the name of God Amen, I John Miller of the County of Middlesex, being weak through age and indisposition of body but enjoying the true use and force of my reason and understanding do make my will and dispose of my estate in manner following. Viz:
Imprimis, I leave my soul to the mercy of Almighty God who gave me my being hoping through the mercy of almighty God and the merits of Jesus Christ my Saviorer (sic) to obtain the pardon and remission of all my sins and my body to be decently interred in the burial place upon the plantation where I now live at the pleasure and direction of my son, Christopher Miller and my son-in-law, John Berry, whom I leave executors to my will.
Secundo, I give to John Berry, during the life of my daughter Mary Berry, wife to the said John, one hundred acres of land containing the plantation where I now dwell all on this side of the creek and bounded by Col. Armistead Churchills Wagon Road from the Creeks Mouth and after the death of my above mentioned daughter Maray (sic) Berry, tis my desire the said land should return to my son Christopher Miller or his heirs.
Tertio, I give all my other lands to my son Christopher above named containing one hundred and fifty acres including the plantation on which he now lives.
Quarto, I leave all my cattle, horses, and hoggs to my dear and loving wife during her life and after her decease to my daughter, Mary Berry.
Quinto, I leave all my household furniture to my dear wife during her life and after her decease to my son Christopher Miller, my daughter Mary Berry and my daughter Michael Joel, to be eaqually divided among them.
Sixto, I leave a Negro fellow named Will to my wife during her life and after her decease to my above mentioned daughter Michael Joel.
Septimo, I leave to my daughter, Ann Barbee and John, her husband, one shilling and the same sum to wit, on shilling to my daughter, Eliza Bowler and her husband. I also leave to my daughter, Hannah Rodes and William, her husband, the sum of one shilling.
Ultimo, I leave all the corn and tobacco now upon the Plantation to John Berry to pay my personal debts. This is my will and the way I desire my estate to be disposed of revoking any other will or testament made by me formerly. Dated February the twenty first one thousand seven hundred and forty two. Signed sealed and delivered in prescence of Robert Elliot, John Stevens. John Miller (his mark).


BEF MAR 1742 Middlesex Co., VA


  4. COLDHAM, PETER WILSON. Bonded Passengers to America. 9 vols. in 3. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1983. Vol. 5. Western Circuit, 1664-1775: Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Hampshire, Somerset, and Wiltshire, with a List of the Rebels of 1685. page 95
  6. This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. Originally, the information was derived from an array of materials including pedigree charts, family history articles, querie.
  7. Chalkley, Lyman. Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, 1745-1800. Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1965. Originally published in 1912.
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong, ed. Virginia County Records - Spotsylvania County Records, 1721-1800. Being transcriptions from the original files at the County Court House of wills, deeds, administrators' and guardians' bonds, marriage licenses, and lists of revolutionary pensioners. New York, NY: Fox, Duffield & Co., 1905.
  • will of John Miller, Middlesex Co., VA.
  • This person was created through the import of PittsPenn_2010-09-21.ged on 22 September 2010.
  • Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s Author: Gale Research Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc, 2010.Original data - Filby, P. William, ed. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s. Farmington Hills, MI, USA: Gale Research, 2010.Original data: Filby, P. William, ed. Passenge Note: APID: 1,7486::0

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On 22 Apr 2017 at 15:49 GMT M Cole wrote:

I notice that in the notes, that it states: My research and the John Miller, Sr's Will does not include the following two children.Simon Miller

Margaret Miller. I believe that these are probably children of this person: John Miller. Several duplicates for Simon need to be resolved. I'd like to start by associating them with the other John Miller.

On 2 Jan 2015 at 22:30 GMT David Black wrote:

Based on the birth of their first child Ann in 1693 and 2nd child John Jr in 1695, John Sr should have been born around 1668 or 1670. Either date works.

Thanks, David

On 26 Dec 2014 at 20:35 GMT MG Pitts wrote:

Miller-1223 and Miller-14287 appear to represent the same person because: Miller-1223 should be end merge #. Birth date s/be 1670 as they married abt 1690. I believe all these dates are estimations anyways. For death I show he died BEF MAR 1741/42 in Middlesex Co., VA. Thanks. Mindy

On 17 Nov 2014 at 00:49 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Miller-14287 and Miller-13687 appear to represent the same person because: birth and death are the same

John is 18 degrees from Claude Monet, 14 degrees from Gigi Tanksley and 16 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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