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Name: Robert Mills

Burial Number: 1915

Gender: Male

Occupation: Land Agent

Born: 26/11/1885

Died: 10/01/1963

Buried: 10/07/1963

Georgiana Riches

George Jonathan Mills


Robert Henry Mills was born in Worthing on 26th November 1885. His father was George Jonathan Mills, a wealthy land and property developer, aged 65yrs; his mother was Georgiana nee Riches, aged 37yrs. He had 4 older siblings, Georgiana 10, William 9, Jean 5 and James 4; he had an older half-brother, George J. Mills, 41yrs. The family lived at 33, Gratwicke Road, Worthing.
Robert studied as a Chartered Surveyor and in 1908 aged 23yrs, he was awarded a gold medal for his exam result at the Surveyors’ Institute’s annual meeting. Later in his life he endowed an annual prize to the Institute for the student with the highest overall % in their final exams.
In 1909 he married Hannah Parr, 25yrs, at Christchurch, Lancaster Gate, London, his occupation was Land Agent. They had 3 daughters, Margaret 1912, Mary 1913 and Joan 1916, they lived at 179, Maida Vale, London.
In 1910 Robert was admitted as a Freeman of the City of London by Patrimony. (His father had been admitted in 1858 in the Company of Fishmongers).
In 1939 Robert and Hannah were living at 16, Dorchester Mews, Paddington, with adult daughters, Margaret and Mary. Robert was registered as Proprietor of Nursing Home/ Chartered Surveyor. The nursing home was almost certainly the family home at 62, Gratwicke Road, Worthing, which was being used as a convalescent home, run by his widowed sister, Georgiana Tanner, matron.
Hannah died aged 62yrs, 1947.
In 1959, aged 74yrs, Robert Henry Mills married Florence Cooper, 69yrs, at Marylebone.
Robert Henry Mills died on 10th January 1963, aged 77yrs.
His address for probate was 12a, Neville Court, Abbey Road, N.W.8 Effects £64340 3s 10d – value 2020 – £1.3m.
His widow, Florence Mills, died on 3rd November 1965, her address was 61, St. John’s Wood Court, N.W.8, she was buried at Heene Cemetery on 19th November 1965. Effects £62155 – value 2020 – £1.2m.

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: Robert Henry Mills

Gender: Male

Born: 26/11/1885

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: //1909

Spouse First Name: Hannah

Spouse Last Name: Parr

Town of Marriage: Unknown

County of Marriage: London

Country of Marriage: England

Marriage Date: //1959

Spouse First Name: Florence

Spouse Last Name: Cooper

Town of Marriage: Marylebone

County of Marriage: London

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 10/01/1963

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: 12a Neville Court

Address line 3: Abbey Road

Town: Unknown

County: London

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £64340 3 s 0 d

Current value of effects: £1300000

Census Information


Robert Henry Mills, 15yrs, Scholar, New College, Eastbourne, School for Boys, Compton Place, Eastbourne, Sussex.


Living at Froth Manor House, Mill Hill, Hendon, Middlesex.

Robert Henry Mills
Male 35 Land Surveyor Own Account
Hannah Mills
Female 36
Louisa Lelliott
Female 49 Cook (Servant) Private
Nellie Marjorie Ougley
Female 22 Parlour Maid Private
Winifred Maud Naish
Female 16 Nursery Maid Private
Charlotte Ann Hill
Female 55 Nurse (Domestic) Private


Robert Henry Mills, Proprietor of Nursing Home/Chartered Surveyor, wife, Hannah, daughters, Margaret and Mary, living at 16, Dorchester Mews, Paddington.

Miscellaneous Information

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