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John Miller

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Birthplace: Ashford, Kent, England
Death: Died in Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, Colonial America
Immediate Family:

Son of Dr. John Miller and Mary Miller
Husband of Mercy Miller (Barden); Lydia Miller and Lydia Miller
Father of Elizabeth Frost; Hannah Frost (Miller); Faith Winslow (Miller); John Miller of Ashton and Yarmouth; Mehitable Crowell (Miller) and 3 others
Brother of Johanna Miller; Grace Miller; Anne Miller; Margaret Miller; Elizabeth Spofforth and 9 others

Occupation: Minister
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About Rev. John Miller

Son of John "Long" Miller and Mary Miller. Husband of Lydia Miller; Mercy Miller (Barden) and Lydia Miller (Coombs) Father of Hannah Frost (Miller); Faith Winslow (Miller); Elizabeth Frost; John Miller of Ashton and Yarmouth; Mehitable Crowell (Miller); Lydia Fish and Susanna Miller. Brother of Johanna Miller; Grace Miller; Anne Miller; Margaret Miller; Elizabeth Miller; Robert Miller; Leonard Miller; Thomas Miller; Alexander Miller; George Miller; Jonathan Miller; Joseph MILLER and William Miller. Who was the wife of Rev. John Miller?= The parents and birth date and birth location of Lydia, the wife of Rev. John Miller are not known.

Genealogists appear to have confused several Lydias. Another Lydia, Lydia Coombs, daughter of Francis Coombs and Mary Barker, married another John Miller, not this Rev. John Miller.

Furthermore, Rev. John Miller was associated with John Elliot, the Apostle to the Indians, in Roxbury, but he was NOT married to John Elliot's sister, Lydia Elliot Penniman, nor Elliot's niece, also called Lydia. Much is known about John Elliot's family and it is unlikely that Lydia NN Miller was a relative of his.

John Miller graduated from Cambridge University in 1629. John of Dorchester, propr. 1635, removed to Roxbury. Elder in the Church, afterward preached at Rowley. Frm. Mayr 22, 1639. Became minister at Yarmouth. Still later paster at Groton. Propr. at Sandwich in 1640. Was app. one of the ministers to visit Virginia in 1642, but declined. Gen. Court gave order for his accommodation at Yarmouth 14 May 1648. Prop. for frm. Plymouth Colony 4 June, 1650.

According to conflicting evidence, he married Lydia Coombs ---- before 1632.1 He married Lydia NN---- before 1638.2 John died on 14 June 1663 at Groton, Massachusetts.2

Some children of John (Reverend) Miller and Lydia NN----

   * John Miller
   * Mehitable Miller+ b. 12 Jul 1638, d. 23 Feb 1714/15
   * Lydia Miller b. 2 Dec 1640
   * Susanna Miller b. 2 May 1647

Citations

  1. [S170] NE Marriages Prior, Torrey, Clarence A. , pg 508.
  2. [S79] Pioneers of MA, Pope, Charles Henry , pg 314."

http://www.tracycrocker.com/p81.htm#i2813

-------------------- Graduate of Caius College, Cambridge in 1627 with a BA. He was a minister in Rowley and the first town clerk.

The first inhabitant of Groton took with them, or were immediately followed by Rev. John Miller as their minister. "At a general town meeting, March 18 166e, it was generally agreed as followeth: "1. Voted, That Mr. Miller is by the consent of the town, manifested by vote, to be desired, if God move his heart thereunto, to continue still with us, for our further edificatio." "2. That Mr. Miller shall have a twenty acre lot set out to him, according to the town's grant to him." It would seem by these votes, that it was intended Mr. Miller should be the settled minister of the town, but he was suddenly removed by death. In the first return of births and eaths, by the town clerk of Groton to the clear of the courts, his death is thus stated: "Mr. Jno. Miller, minister of God's holy word, died June 12, 1663." Mr. Miller, according to Mather, had been an ordained minister in England; his name is among the early church memebers of Roxbury; he preached some time in Rowley, as assistant to the Rev. Ezekiel Rogers, was afterwards settled at Yarmouth, and after this came to Groton. ~History of the Town of Groton, pg. 154-155 • Background Information. 702 The earliest documents relating to any inhabitant of Groton, found amount the Middlesex County Probate Office, are those belonging to the estate of the Reverend John Miller, the first minister of the town. Power of administration was granted to his son John Miller on 3 Jul 1663; and his library was appraised at £6 5s 7d. Mr. Miller graduated at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, England, in the year 1627, and came to this country in 1637. In the first return of deaths, made by the town cleark of Groton to the recorder of the County, it is stated: "Mr. Jn. Miller, minister of Gods honly word died. June 12th 1663." ~Early Church Records of Groton, Massachusetts, 1761-1830, pg. 186 • Background Information. 703 In the church records of Roxbury, kept at the time by Reverend Samuel Danforth, and containing references to events throughout New England, it is written that - Jun 14 [1663] Mr. John Miller Preacher of ye Gospell at Groyton, sometime Pastor to ye church at Yarmouth rested fro his labours. John Miller lived for a short time in Roxbury, where he was one of the elders in the ministry at Rowley, from the year 1639 to 1641, and perhaps later, as an assistant to the Reverend Ezekiel Rogers; and during this time he filled the office of town clerk. He was made a freeman of Massachusetts, 22 May 1639. In the autumn of 1641, he was waited on by messengers from Wobrun, who desired his services for their church; by they found "Mr. Roggers loth to part with him. John, in his "Wonder-Working Providence of Sion's Saviour, in New England." refers to him both in prose and in verse. In Chapter 11, page 131 is found: "With Courage bold Miller through Seas doth venter, To toyl it out in the great Western wast, Tey stature low on object high doth center; Higher than Heaven thy faith on christ is plac't" Mr. Miller was appointed, in 1642, to go to Virginia, but declined because of "bodily infirmities." His name appears in the list of grantees of Newbury, 7 Dec 1642. A lot of land in Rowley was granted him in Jan 1643/44. From Rowley he moved to Yarmouth, where he was the settled minister. His daughter, Susannah, was born at Yarmouth, 2 May 1647. In the Summer of 1662, he was a memeber of the council that convened at Barnstable to consider the case of John Smith and others who had seceded from Barnstable church. John Miller's wife, Lydia, died in Boston, 7 Aug 1658, leaving a large family of children, one of whom, John, was born in England. Mr. Miller was a man of decided literary attainments, and a devoted servant of Christ. --------------------

Son of John "Long" Miller and Mary Miller. Husband of Lydia Miller; Mercy Miller (Barden) and Lydia Miller (Coombs) Father of Hannah Frost (Miller); Faith Winslow (Miller); Elizabeth Frost; John Miller of Ashton and Yarmouth; Mehitable Crowell (Miller); Lydia Fish and Susanna Miller. Brother of Johanna Miller; Grace Miller; Anne Miller; Margaret Miller; Elizabeth Miller; Robert Miller; Leonard Miller; Thomas Miller; Alexander Miller; George Miller; Jonathan Miller; Joseph MILLER and William Miller. Graduated from Cambridge University in 1629. -------------------- "He was a minister. John of Dorchester, propr. 1635, removed to Roxbury. Elder in the Church, afterward preached at Rowley. Frm. Mayr 22, 1639. Became minister at Yarmouth. Still later paster at Groton. Propr. at Sandwich in 1640. Was app. one of the ministers to visit Virginia in 1642, but declined. Gen. Court gave order for his accommodation at Yarmouth 14 May 1648. Prop. for frm. Plymouth Colony 4 June, 1650. According to conflicting evidence, he married Lydia Coombs ---- before 1632.1 He married Lydia NN---- before 1638.2 John died on 14 June 1663 at Groton, Massachusetts.2 Some children of John (Reverend) Miller and Lydia NN---- * John Miller * Mehitable Miller+ b. 12 Jul 1638, d. 23 Feb 1714/15 * Lydia Miller b. 2 Dec 1640 * Susanna Miller b. 2 May 1647. The first inhabitant of Groton took with them, or were immediately followed by Rev. John Miller as their minister. "At a general town meeting, March 18 166e, it was generally agreed as followeth: "1. Voted, That Mr. Miller is by the consent of the town, manifested by vote, to be desired, if God move his heart thereunto, to continue still with us, for our further edificatio." "2. That Mr. Miller shall have a twenty acre lot set out to him, according to the town's grant to him." It would seem by these votes, that it was intended Mr. Miller should be the settled minister of the town, but he was suddenly removed by death. In the first return of births and eaths, by the town clerk of Groton to the clear of the courts, his death is thus stated: "Mr. Jno. Miller, minister of God's holy word, died June 12, 1663." Mr. Miller, according to Mather, had been an ordained minister in England; his name is among the early church memebers of Roxbury; he preached some time in Rowley, as assistant to the Rev. Ezekiel Rogers, was afterwards settled at Yarmouth, and after this came to Groton. ~History of the Town of Groton, pg. 154-155 • Background Information. 702 The earliest documents relating to any inhabitant of Groton, found amount the Middlesex County Probate Office, are those belonging to the estate of the Reverend John Miller, the first minister of the town. Power of administration was granted to his son John Miller on 3 Jul 1663; and his library was appraised at £6 5s 7d. Mr. Miller graduated at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, England, in the year 1627, and came to this country in 1637. In the first return of deaths, made by the town cleark of Groton to the recorder of the County, it is stated: "Mr. Jn. Miller, minister of Gods honly word died. June 12th 1663." ~Early Church Records of Groton, Massachusetts, 1761-1830, pg. 186 • Background Information. 703 In the church records of Roxbury, kept at the time by Reverend Samuel Danforth, and containing references to events throughout New England, it is written that - Jun 14 [1663] Mr. John Miller Preacher of ye Gospell at Groyton, sometime Pastor to ye church at Yarmouth rested fro his labours. John Miller lived for a short time in Roxbury, where he was one of the elders in the ministry at Rowley, from the year 1639 to 1641, and perhaps later, as an assistant to the Reverend Ezekiel Rogers; and during this time he filled the office of town clerk. He was made a freeman of Massachusetts, 22 May 1639. In the autumn of 1641, he was waited on by messengers from Wobrun, who desired his services for their church; by they found "Mr. Roggers loth to part with him. John, in his "Wonder-Working Providence of Sion's Saviour, in New England." refers to him both in prose and in verse. In Chapter 11, page 131 is found: "With Courage bold Miller through Seas doth venter, To toyl it out in the great Western wast, Tey stature low on object high doth center; Higher than Heaven thy faith on christ is plac't" Mr. Miller was appointed, in 1642, to go to Virginia, but declined because of "bodily infirmities." His name appears in the list of grantees of Newbury, 7 Dec 1642. A lot of land in Rowley was granted him in Jan 1643/44. From Rowley he moved to Yarmouth, where he was the settled minister. His daughter, Susannah, was born at Yarmouth, 2 May 1647. In the Summer of 1662, he was a memeber of the council that convened at Barnstable to consider the case of John Smith and others who had seceded from Barnstable church. John Miller's wife, Lydia, died in Boston, 7 Aug 1658, leaving a large family of children, one of whom, John, was born in England. Mr. Miller was a man of decided literary attainments, and a devoted servant of Christ.

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1590
March 7, 1590
Bishops, Stortford, Harts, England
March 7, 1590
Bishops, Stortford, Harts, England
March 7, 1590
Bishops, Stortford, Harts, England
March 7, 1590
Bishops, Stortford, Harts, England
1596
April 19, 1596
Bishops, Stortford, Hertfordshire, England
April 19, 1596
Bishops, Stortford, Hertfordshire, England
April 19, 1596
Bishopsstortford, Hertford, Eng
April 19, 1596
Bishops, Stortford, Hertfordshire, England
1597
July 10, 1597
Bishops Stortfor, Herts, England
1604
October 21, 1604
Ashford, Kent, England