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Name: Henry Milne

Burial Number: 0151

Gender: Male

Occupation: Deacon; Priest; Clergyman; Rector;

Born: 20/6/1815

Died: 28/3/1880

Buried: 02/04/1889

Story

Henry Milne was born on 20 June 1815, the eldest son of William and Alice Milne of Manchester, whose first son, William Henry was born in 1813, but died in 1814.
Father William was a distiller, and had his distillery “in the old apple market on the north side of the Collegiate church and adjoining the play ground of the high-master’s residence” in Marsden Street, Manchester. He died on 30 May 1826.
Henry was educated at Manchester School, and entered Brasenose College Oxford upon matriculating in March 1834, where he was a Scholar from 1835 to 1837. He graduated BA in 1838 and MA in 1840.
He was ordained Deacon at Winchester Cathedral in 1839 and Priest also at Winchester in 1840. He served his title as curate of Privett near Petersfield in Hampshire.
In 1841 he was described as a Clergyman and living in West Meon, lodging with the family of a Saddler.

On 20 November 1842 he married Susanna Gould at Eccles in Lancashire. Susan, nee Gould, was also born in Manchester. Her father Richard was a Merchant, as was William Milne.
In 1844 the Reverend Henry Milne became Rector of Holme Hale near Thetford in Norfolk in 1844, and held the benefice until his death. He was patron of the benefice, and a Justice of the Peace.
By 1851, Henry and Susan had settled in Holme Hale, in Norfolk, with the first four of their seven children, (Richard, William, Frances and Eliza), living in style with five House Servants.
In 1861, living in the Rectory at Holme Hale, Henry and Susan had a Governess to help with their 6 children, William, Frances, Eliza, Harriet, Charles and Susan. (Richard was then a pupil at Marlborough College).They also had a Cook, Housemaid, Nurse and ‘Under-Nurse’.
In the 1871 census, living in the Rectory in Holme Hale, Rev Henry and Susanna and their 5 unmarried daughters had a Cook, Housemaid, Sewing Maid and Kitchen Maid. Henry died on 28 March 1889. At Holme Hale where is a monumental inscription reading as follows:
“In Memory of Henry Milne M.A. 45 years Rector of this Parish. Born June 20 1815. Died March 28 1880.
And of Susanna his wife. Born May 10 1821 Died Oct 27 1905.
Also Richard Henry Milne B.A. Eldest son of the above. For 6 Years Vicar of Goathland Yorkshire. Born Sept 19 1844 Died Dec 6 1889.” (Henry died in 1889)
By 1881 Henry, Susanna, with Frances, Harriet and Susan and a Cook, Sewing Maid and Housemaid were still living in Holme Hale Rectory.
By 1888 Henry and Susanna are recorded at Penlee in St Michael’s Road.
In 1901 Susanna (living on her own means), with Frances, Eliza and Harriet were all living at Penlee.
In 1911, Frances was a Patient in a Nursing Home in Victoria Road. When she died, in 1913, she gave her address as Lea-Holme, St Michael’s Road, and Probate was given to sisters Eliza and Harriet.
Eliza and Harriet were living together in 1911, still in St Michael’s Road, “living on private means”, with a Cook and a Housemaid

Richard Henry Milne, was also educated at Brasenose College Oxford, where he graduated BA in 1868. He held several curacies from 1872, including that at St Mary Bishophill Senior in York, and became Vicar of Goathland in Yorkshire in 1883.

The second son, William Oswald Milne, became an architect in London. He was a pupil of Sir Arthur Blomfield and commenced his own practice in 1872. His son Oswald Partridge Milne 1881-1968 was also an architect.

Susan Caroline was the only one of the daughters to marry. She married Heathcote Gordon Winter, in Overstrand, Norfolk, in 1886, and they went on to have 4 children.
Charles Milne was a Boarder at Felsted Grammar School, and, on leaving in 1880, emigrated to the USA.

Researcher: Liz Lane

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Henry Milne

Location in Cemetery

Area: NWS Row: 9 Plot: 16

Exact Location (what3words): soil.wallet.brave

Ashes or Urn: Unknown

Headstone

Description:

EndowedGrave: Messrs. Patching keep stonework and lettering in good order for 10/- per annum Complete maintenance but not responsible for damage to stonework if due to subsidence!

Inscription:

Harriet Ellen Milne entered into rest May 18th 1930 Aged 77 Also of Eliza Catherine Milne Died July 8th 1938 Aged 87 "To be with Christ, which is far better" Frances Alice eldest daughter of Henry Milne entered into rest April 12th 1913 aged 64 Susan Widow of Henry Milne entered into rest October 27th 1905 aged 84 years "Peace, Perfect Peace"

Further Information

Birth

Name: Henry Milne

Gender: Male

Born: 20/6/1815

Town: Manchester

County: Greater Manchester

Country: England

Marriage

Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 20/11/1842

Spouse First Name: Susanna

Spouse Last Name: Gould

Town of Marriage: Eccles

County of Marriage: Lancashire

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 28/3/1880

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Penlee

Address line 3: St Michaels Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England

Obituary

No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £13532 9 s 1 d

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information

1851

By 1851, Henry and Susan had settled in Holme Hale, in Norfolk, with the first four of their seven children, (Richard, William, Frances and Eliza), living in style with five House Servants.

1861

In 1861, living in the Rectory at Holme Hale, Henry and Susan had a Governess to help with their 6 children, William, Frances, Eliza, Harriet, Charles and Susan. (Richard was then a pupil at Marlborough College).They also had a Cook, Housemaid, Nurse and ‘Under-Nurse’.

1871

In the 1871 census, living in the Rectory in Holme Hale, Rev Henry and Susanna and their 5 unmarried daughters had a Cook, Housemaid, Sewing Maid and Kitchen Maid. Henry died on 28 March 1889. At Holme Hale where is a monumental inscription reading as follows:

1881

By 1881 Henry, Susanna, with Frances, Harriet and Susan and a Cook, Sewing Maid and Housemaid were still living in Holme Hale Rectory.

Miscellaneous Information

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