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Name: Georgiana Mills

Burial Number: 0697

Gender: Female

Occupation: Assistant Draper

Distinction: Assistant Draper

Born: 00/00/1848

Died: 16/01/1913

Buried: 21/01/1913


Georgiana Riches was born in Enfield, Middlesex, in 1848, to George Riches, 42yrs, and Sarah, 37yrs. Her father owned a Linen Drapery business in Baker Street, Enfield. She had 3 siblings, Mary Ann 13, William 9, and Sarah 5. It was very much a family business and when the children left school, they each became drapery assistants and Georgiana continued to work for the business until she married. In 1875 when she was 27yrs, Georgiana married widower, George Jonathan Mills, 55yrs, a wealthy land and property developer on January 14th at Carlton Coleville, Norfolk. She had a stepson 4 years older than herself.
They lived in Worthing, Sussex, at 33, Gratwicke Road, and had six children, Georgiana 1875, William 1876, Jean 1880, James 1881, Robert 1885 and Frank 1887.
Georgiana was widowed in 1903, she continued to live at Colville, Gratwicke Road until her death on 16th January 1913, aged 65yrs.
Probate was granted to her sons, Rev. William Mills and Robert Henry Mills, effects – £72039 17s 9d. Value 2020 – £8.3m. She left bequests to her daughters and various relations with the residue being shared between her four sons.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: NES Row: 6 Plot: 18

Exact Location (what3words): escape.stay.cross

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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George Jonathan Mills died 7th May 1903 aged 83 years "Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy mightl Eccles 9.10" "Abide with us for it is toward evening and the day is far spent. St.Luke 24.29" Also of Georgiana his wife who entered into rest January 16th 1913 aged 65 "Then they ar glad because they are at rest and so he bringeth them into the house where they would be. Psalm 107.30" In loving memory of James Webb Mills, Priest, born 5th February 1881 died 30th August 1950 "I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help. Psalm 121.1" In loving memory of Robert Henry Mills who entered into rest January 10th 1963 aged 77 years "Love was the hallmark of his life"

Further Information


Name: Georgiana Mills

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1848

Town: Enfield

County: Middlesex

Country: England


Maiden Name:Riches

Marriage Date: 14/1/1875

Spouse First Name: George

Spouse Second Name: Jonathon

Spouse Last Name: Mills

Town of Marriage: Carlton Colville

County of Marriage: Norfolk

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 16/01/1913

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Colville

Address line 2: 62

Address line 3: Gratwicke Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £72039 17 s 9 d

Current value of effects: £8300000

Census Information


George Riches, 45yrs, Linen Draper, wife, Sarah, 40yrs, 4 children, Mary Ann 16, William 12, Sarah 8, and Georgiana 3yrs, living at Baker Street, Enfield.


George Riches, 55yrs, Linen Draper, wife, Sarah, 50yrs, Mary Ann 26, Sarah 18, William 22yrs, all Drapery Assistants, and Georgiana 13yrs, living at Baker Street, Enfield.


William G. Riches, 32yrs, Linen Draper, sister, Georgiana, 23yrs, Assistant Draper, at Baker Street, Enfield.


George J. Mills, 60yrs, Landowner, wife, Georgiana Mills, 33yrs, 2 children, Jean 2yrs, James 2m. living at 33, Gratwicke Road, Worthing, Sussex, employing a Cook, Nursemaid and Domestic Servant


George J. Mills, 70yrs, Retired Fish Factor, wife, Georgiana, 43yrs, daughter, Georgiana, 15yrs, staying as lodgers in Lowestoft.


George J. Mills, 80yrs, Living on Own Means, wife, Georgiana, 53yrs, son, Frank, 14yrs, living at 62, Gratwicke Road, Worthing, employing Ladies Companion, Parlour maid, Cook, and Housemaid.


Georgiana Mills, widow, 63yrs, Private Means, daughter, Georgiana, 35yrs, son, James Webb, 30yrs, Undergraduate, Cambs.

Miscellaneous Information

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