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Henry Milne 1815-1880

Henry Milne 1815-1880
Born: 1815
Died: 1880
William Milne died 1826
Susan Gould 1821-1905
The Reverend Richard Henry Milne 1844-1889
William Oswald Milne 1847-1927
Frances Alice Milne 1848-1913
Eliza Catherine Milne 1851-1938
Harriett Ellen Milne 1853-1930
Charles Milne 1857-
Susan Caroline Milne 1859-1939
Sarah C. Milne 1860-

Henry Milne was born on 20 June 1815, the eldest son of William Milne of Manchester.

His father 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" (1). He died on 30 May 1826.

Henry Milne was educated at Manchester School, and entered Brasenose College Oxford upon matriculating on 6 March 1834, where he was a Scholar from 1835 to 1837 (2). He graduated BA on 2 June 1838 and MA on 10 June 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.

On 20 November 1842 he married Susan Gould 1821-1905 at Eccles in Lancashire (3). They had the following children:

The Reverend Richard Henry Milne 1844-1889.
William Oswald Milne 1847-1927.
Frances Alice Milne 1848-1913.
Eliza Catherine Milne 1851-1938.
Harriett Ellen Milne 1853-1930.
Charles Milne. He was born in 1857.
Susan Caroline Milne 1859-1939.
Sarah C. Milne. She was born in 1860.

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.

He died on 28 March 1880, and was buried at Holme Hale, Norfolk, where there is a monumental inscription reading as follows:

"In Memory of Henry Milne M.A. 45 years Rector of this Parish [[actually 36 years]. 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.
And of Frances Ellen [[sic] Milne. Eldest daughter of Henry and Susanna Milne. Born Dec 31 1848. Died April 12 1913".

The eldest son, 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 (4).

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 (5).


(1) Manchester School Register Vol 3 page 223. The high-master was the headmaster of Manchester School, now Manchester Grammar School. The Collegiate Church is now Manchester Cathedral.
(2) Alumni Oxonienses 1715-1886 Vol 3 page 960.
(3) The Court, Lady's Magazine, Monthly Critic and Museum volume 10 (1842) page 170: "[[Married] Gould, Susan, daughter of Richard Gould, esq., of Hope Hall, to the Rev.Henry Milne, of Holme Hall, Norfolk; at Eccles, near Manchester, Nov. 20".
(4) Alumni Oxonienses 1715-1886 Vol 3 page 960.
(5) Directory of British Architects 1834-1914 A. Brodie (2001) page 186.