Christopher Milne

Christopher Robin Milne (1920 - 1996)

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Christopher Robin "Billy, Moon," Milne
Born in 11 Mallord Street, Chelsea, London, Englandmap
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Died in Totnes, Devon, Englandmap
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Christopher Robin is most famous as the character in his father's Winnie-the-Pooh stories and in two books of poems.

Christopher was born Aug. 21, 1920 at 11 Mallord Street, Chelsea, London, England. He was the son of A A Milne and Daphne de Sélincourt. [1] His father was a successful Punch writer and playwright.[2] One rainy holiday in Wales, A.A. Milne began writing poems for Christopher Robin. These were published in When We Were Young (1924). Winnie the Pooh (1926), Now We Are Six (1927), and House at Pooh Corner (1928). All depict scenes and thoughts from the life of the young Christopher.

Christopher attended Boxgrove Preparatory School, Guildford; Stowe School, Buckinghamshire and Trinity College, Cambridge. He spent the World War II years in the Middle East and Italy.[3]

Christopher married Lesley de Selincourt in 1948. [4] They were the parents of one child, Clare Milne, who was born with Cerebal Palsy.[5] (1956-2012)[6]

Milne and his wife founded the successful Harbour Bookshop[7]in Dartsmouth and were able to live on their own earnings, funneling all his father's royalties into the Clare Milne Trust which offers grants for disability projects.[8]

Christopher Milne passed away at Teignbridge, Devon, England[9] on April 20, 1996.[10]

Books by Christopher Milne

The Enchanted Places 1974,
The Path Through the Trees 1979,
The Hollow on the Hill 1982,
The Windfall 1985,
The Open Garden 1988

Videos and Movies

Christopher Milne in the 1998 CNN Ashdown Forest segment
The movie Goodbye Christopher Robin explores the father and son relationship that led to estrangement in later years.

Sources

  1. "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2N9M-26R : 1 October 2014), Christopher R Milne, 1920; from "England & Wales Births, 1837-2006," database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Chelsea, London, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.
  2. Thwaite, Ann.Obituary: Christopher Milne. Independent News, Monday, 22 April, 1996. Accessed on the World Wide Web, Nov. 15, 2017.
  3. Wikipedia: Christopher Robin Milne.
  4. "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVD7-G1M2 : 8 October 2014), Christopher R Milne and null, 1948; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1948, quarter 3, vol. 5C, p. 3007, Kensington, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
  5. "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV7J-4XTN : 1 October 2014), Clare Milne, 1956; from "England & Wales Births, 1837-2006," database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Totnes, Devon, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.
  6. "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVP9-TZ9L : 13 December 2015), Clare Milne, 2012; Burial, , , ,, ; citing record ID 135418766, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.
  7. https://www.bbharchitects.co.uk/project/the-former-harbour-bookshop-dartmouth/
  8. http://www.sidmouthherald.co.uk/news/beloved-children-s-author-s-legacy-lives-on-1-2227609
  9. "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVZD-KTH6 : 4 September 2014), Christopher Robin Milne, Apr 1996; from "England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006," database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death Registration, Teignbridge, Devon, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
  10. "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVVC-H4SC : 13 December 2015), Christopher Robin Milne, 1996; Burial, , , ,, ; citing record ID 13821023, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.


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On 16 Aug 2018 at 21:42 GMT Michelle Maher miss wrote:

i dont get it last week this ancestor thing said i was 31 steps for this milne guy noe its telling theres no connection

i dont get this wiki tree stuff i find it so hard to add people you click and add and you cant delete

On 7 Aug 2018 at 22:06 GMT Susie Brown wrote:

Wow he is 25 ° away from me on my Fathers side.



Christopher is 34 degrees from Rosa Parks, 26 degrees from Anne Tichborne and 12 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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