Emily Frances Miller and George Malcolm

Emily Frances Miller Malcolm

Emily Frances Miller

Emily Frances Miller was born 6 September 1836 in Liverpool, the seventh child of Joseph Dundas Miller and Elizabeth Tomlinson. Baptized 15 Jan 1837, St. Jude Church, West Derby, Lancashire.1 Her father, a shipbroker, died in 1847 in Madeira, just after her eleventh birthday. About four years later her mother died. Emily and her younger brother, Benjamin, were left in the care of their older brother, William Charles Miller.

Emily married George Malcolm, a lieutenant in the 34th regiment, 14 Dec 1859 in St. Hillary's Church, Wallasey, Cheshire.2 George’s father, also George Malcolm, was listed as a merchant on Emily and George’s record of marriage. George was born 15 February 1836, in Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland, east of Glasgow.3 George Malcolm served with the British Army in Crimea at the fall of Sebastopol in Crimea, Russia, in 1855 and at the seige of Lucknow in India during the Indian Mutiny in 1857 and was later promoted to the rank of colonel.4

Emily and George had five children: Emily, George Leith, George John Huntley, known as Huntley, Ethel May and Lawrence Ferrier. In 1861, George – listed in the census as Henry – and Emily were living on Mersea Road in Colchester, Essex, with their three-month-old daughter, Emily, born in Colchester. Also living in the household were two of Emily’s brothers, Henry Miller, 34, a Brazilian merchant, and Francis Benjamin Miller, 23, a landholder, and three servants.5

In 1881 Emily and the two youngest children were living in St. Cuthbert, Cumberland.6 Family notes say that after Emily and George returned from India, they lived in Essex, England, in a lovely home named Park Hall. It is not known when Emily lived in India nor when they returned. In 1892, when Emily wrote her will, they were living in Sible Hedingham, Essex, at a place called Baker’s Farm. The will was witnessed by the coachman and the cook. Emily left everything to her husband, George.7

They were living at Blue Bridge House, Halstead, Essex, when Emily died on 11 October 1898, age 62.8 George died after Emily, on 13 December 1903, age 67.9

Park Hall, Essex, England Park Hall, home of Emily and George Malcolm, Essex, England

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Will of Emily Frances Miller Malcolm
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George John Huntley Malcolm, son of Emily and George Malcolm
Joseph Dundas Miller
Children of Joseph Dundas Miller & Elizabeth Tomlinson
The Miller family

  1. Christening record: Emily Frances Miller, 1837, FamilySearch.org Record Search Pilot collection: England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975; extracted from FHL MF 1545846, Parish registers for St. Jude's Church, West Derby, 1832-1965, baptisms 1832-1854, item 3, p.13.

    Spurstow Miller Charts Recompiled from Donovan Miller's Charts by Hope Healy Koontz and Anne Healy Field, 1978. Original research by Adm. Francis S. Miller, 1863-1953.

  2. Record of marriage: Emily F. Miller and George Malcolm, 1859. Parish registers for St. Hillary's Church, Wallasey, 1574-1957, FHL MF 1737060, Marriages, 1754-1870, p.180, Record 359. George Malcom, bachelor, lieutenant, 34th reg, of Bootle; father: George Malcolm, merchant. Emily Frances, spinster, of New Brighton; father: Joseph Miller, merchant. Ceremony performed by Rev. Joseph D. Miller [Emily's brother].

  3. Family records give his place of birth as Old Monkton, Lanarkshire, but this cannot be located on a map and perhaps it is Monkton, Lanarkshire, southwest of Glasgow or Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, east of Glasgow. In the 1861 Census, Colchester, Essex, his place of birth is listed as Renfrew, Scotland, which is west of Glasgow in Renfrewshire.

  4. Notes handed down in family.

  5. 1861 Census, England, Essex, Colchester (Indexed data from Ancestry.com, 1861 England Census (online database). Provo, UT: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. Census information from the GRO, London), RG9; Piece 1097; Folio 15; p.23; parish of Botolph, borough and town of Colchester.

  6. Will of Emily Frances Miller, d.1898, Great Britain. Principal Probate Registry, Record copy wills, 1858-1925, FHL MF 1885333: 1898 Oct. W-Z 1898 Nov. A-R. Will was written at Baker Farm, which might be Bayker Farm, which can be found on streetmap.co.uk, south of the town of Sible Hedingham, off Lamb Lane.

  7. Will/Probate of Emily Frances Malcolm, d.1898. Great Britain. Principal Probate Registry, Record copy wills from the District Probate Registries, 1858-1899, FHL MF 1565536: M Aug., 1898 (Birmingham) to Dec. (York) O Jan., 1898 (Birmingham) to May (York), p.182. Source gives date and place of death.

  8. Handwritten answers of Janet Mary Dearlove Miller, b.1913, to questions sent by Hope Healy Koontz, 10 July 1984. Janet says that Col. Malcolm died at Blue Bridge House, Halstead, Essex, which is also where he and his wife retired. Janet is the daughter of Janet May Malcolm and greatgranddaughter of George Malcolm.

    In looking at the Civil Registration Index of Deaths for that time period, only one George fits. A death was reported in the December Quarter for a George Malcolm, age 67, vol. 1a, p.361, in the district of Marylebone, an area of London.

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