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Name: Susanna Milne

Burial Number: 0476

Gender: Female

Distinction: Married in Eccles

Born: 10/5/1821

Died: 27/10/1905

Buried: 31/10/1905


Susanna Milne nee Gould 1821 -1905


Susanna, nee Gould, was born in Broughton, Lancashire, a village near Preston. Her father Richard was a Merchant, born in Bakewell. Her mother was also Susannah (nee Bateman) and was from Manchester. They had two daughters, Susanna and Frances. Mother Susannah died in 1828, and Henry remarried 3 years later.

Susanna’s sister, Frances, went on to marry Major General John Hinde, and to have 9 children. When she died in 1890, she left almost £10,000.

When father Richard died in Great Yarmouth in 1868, having been widowed again, probate was given to Susanna.


On 20th November 1842, Susanna married Rev. Henry Milne in Eccles. Her address then was given as Pendleton – though she wasn’t living there with her father and stepmother in the 1841 census.

Henry was an ordained Minister who 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. He was from Manchester, his father was a Distiller.

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.

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 six younger 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, still in the Rectory in Holme Hale, Rev Henry and Susanna and their 5 unmarried daughters had a Cook, Housemaid, Sewing Maid and Kitchen Maid.

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.

Henry died on 28 March 1889, and was buried in Heene Cemetery, though he isn’t named on the family memorial.

At Holme Hale there 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 1889.
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”

In 1901 Susanna (living on her own means), with Frances, Eliza and Harriet were all living at Penlee.

Susanna died in 1905, aged 84, still at Penlee. Probate was given to her son William Oswald Milne, Architect, and to Heathcote Gordon Winter, Gentleman, her son-in-law.



Researcher: Liz Lane

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Susanna Milne

Location in Cemetery

Area: NWS Row: 9 Plot: 17

Exact Location (what3words): owners.noon.voter

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



Messrs. Patching keep stonework and lettering in good order for 15/- per annum Complete maintenance but not responsible for damage to stonework if due to subsidence!


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". Francis Alice eldest daughter of Henry Milne entered into rest April 12th 1913 aged 64 "In Thy presence is fulness of joy" Susan widow of Henry Milne entered into rest Oct 27 1903 aged 84 years "Peace perfect peace"

Further Information


Name: Susanna Milne

Gender: Female

Born: 10/5/1821

Town: Broughton

County: Lancashire

Country: England


Maiden Name:Gould

Marriage Date: 20/11/1842

Spouse First Name: Henry

Spouse Last Name: Milne

Town of Marriage: Eccles

County of Marriage: Lancashire

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 27/10/1905

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Penlee

Address line 3: St. Michael's Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £3594 9 s 6 d

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information

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