Ann Jane Miller1

#11495, (circa December 1837-18 June 1906)
FatherRobert T. Miller1 (1805-14 Jun 1874)
MotherMary Fairclough1 (c 1812-7 Sep 1869)
ChartsFairclough Family - descendants
Last Edited24 Apr 2022
WikiTree ID:https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Miller-96493.
Ann Jane 'Jennie' Miller?
likely photograph of Ann Jane 'Jennie' Miller
(Source: M. Willson collection)
     Ann Jane Miller was also known as Janie.2 NOTE: The information on this page is my research to date and is subject to change as I become better informed. I very much welcome any corrections or additional info you might have - my email address is at the bottom of this page. Whilst historical facts are not copyright, my writing about these facts are. If you wish to use any text from this site on Ancestry or on any other website, please ask me first - Tim Hill.
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She was born circa December 1837 at Preston, Lancashire.3,1 She was the daughter of Robert T. Miller and Mary Fairclough.1 Ann Jane Miller was baptised at St. John on Sunday, 31 December 1837 at Preston, Lancashire.4 As of 1838, Ann Jane Miller was also known as Jennie. She presumablylived with her parents at Sleddon Street, Preston, Lancashire, on 21 February 1840.5

She was recorded as living with her parents and sister Eliza in the 1841 census at Preston, Lancashire. She was recorded as being 3 years old.6 She presumablylived with her parents at North Road, Preston, Lancashire, on 4 October 1844.7 She presumablylived with her parents at 135 North Road, Preston, Lancashire, circa October 1850.8

She was recorded as living with her parents and siblings Lizzie, Emma, Frederick and Patty in the 1851 census at 13 Great Shaw Street, Preston, Lancashire. She was recorded as being 13 years old.9 Her occupation was recorded as being a drawer in a cotton mill in the census.9

Ann Jane Miller was listed as a servant in the household of John Piercy in the 1861 census at 120 Hamford Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire. She was recorded as being 23 years old.. However, it is likely that she was an employee of Mr. Piercy's - a linen draper - like five other servants, three of who were in the drapery trade.10 Ann Jane Miller was a milliner.10

She may have attended Lizzie Miller and John Jameson's wedding Lizzie and John went on to have four children together at Parish church on Monday, 8 May 1865 at Leyland, Manchester.11,12,13

She may have attended the wedding of her brother in the marriage of Frederick Horrocks Miller and Sarah Rowe in a Church of England ceremony at Manchester Cathedral on Saturday, 21 September 1867 at Manchester. Sarah and Frederick went on to have just one child together.14,15

Ann attended the wedding of James Child Breach and her sister Emma Miller in a Church of England ceremony at St. Peter's on Wednesday, 6 May 1868 Emma's father was a cotton mill manager at Bolton, Lancashire. They also signed the marriage certificate as witnesses. Others who may have attended the wedding include Mary Fairclough as mother of the bride, Robert T. Miller as father of the bride, Mary Child as mother of the groom and James Breach as father of the groom.16

Her mother died 7 September 1869 at the approximate age of 58 years. Ann was aged about 32 when this happened.17

She was recorded as living with her father in the 1871 census at 20 Fylde Street, Preston, Lancashire. She was recorded as being 33 years old.18

Her father died 14 June 1874.19

She may have attended the wedding of her sister in the marriage of George Leonard Darby and Patty Miller in a Congregationalist ceremony at the Independent Chapel on Thursday, 5 August 1875 at Ashton upon Mersey, Sale, Cheshire. Neither Patty nor George had surviving parents at the time of their marriage. They went on to have three daughters together, the first born five months after their wedding (similarly, her mother was pregnant when she married).20,21,22

Ann Jane Miller was recorded as a visitor to the household of Emma Miller in the 1881 census at Marlborough Road "Woodstock", Sale, Cheshire. She was recorded as being 41 years old, just visiting her sister and family.23 At least two photographs were taken of the Miller sisters, perhaps for Patty before she left for the colonies, never to return. Eliza gave Martha a leather-bound photograph album engraved with the date 3 November 1885 - the album still exists with many photographs from this period.
The Miller sisters (from left) - Lizzie Jamieson, Emma Breach, Patty Darby, Jennie Miller and (seated) sister-in-law Nellie(?) Miller, wife of Frederick. Probably taken as a final memento before the departure of Patty for South Australia in December 1885
(source: M. Willson)


She resided in the 1901 census at Goosnargh Hospital, Goosnargh, Lancashire. Her age was recorded as 63 years old.24

Ann died on 18 June 1906 at Goodraegh Hall, Preston, Lancashire.25,26 She was unmarried.

Timeline

DateEventPlace
Family
1837BirthPreston, Lancashire3,1
1
1837BaptismSt. John, Preston, Lancashire4
1851Occupation9
Occupation10
1871Occupation-hide18
1901Census (Eng) 1901Goosnargh Hospital, Goosnargh, Lancashire24
1901Occupation-hide24
1906DeathGoodraegh Hall, Preston, Lancashire25,26
Unmarried

Citations

  1. [S246] Preston Parish Registers for St. John, 1836 - 1838, Page 254, Entry 2031.
  2. [S688] The Chronicle (Adelaide), Audelaide, South Australia, 1906 'Family Notices', Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1895 - 1954), 21 July, p. 31. , viewed 04 Jan 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88120969
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  4. [S246] Preston Parish Registers for St. John, 1836 - 1838, Page 254, Entry 2031 Source: LDS Film 1278755.
  5. [S246] Preston Parish Registers for St. John, 1838 - 1840, Page 244, Entry 1951.
  6. [S397] National Census for England, 1841 (online image) Class: HO107; Piece: 499; Book: 11; Civil Parish: Preston; County: Lancashire; Enumeration District: 41; Folio: 31; Page: 17; Line: 1; GSU roll: 306888. (http://search.ancestry.com.au/Browse/View.aspx).
  7. [S246] Preston Parish Registers for St. John, 1842 - 1845, Page 347, Entry 2771.
  8. [S228] General Register Office, England - Birth Certificates, Certified copy of an entry in a Register of Births, 1850, Preston district, Preston sub-district, No.499.
  9. [S392] National Census for England, 1851 (online image) Parish of Preston, Ecclesiastical District of Holy Trinity Church, Borough of Preston p.488.
  10. [S398] National Census for England, 1861 (online image) Class: RG 9; Piece: 2982; Folio: 96; Page: 7; GSU roll: 543059.
  11. [S242] General Register Office, England - Marriage Certificates, Certified copy of an entry in a Register of Births, Jun Qtr.1865, Manchester Vol.8e, p.512.
  12. [S538] The Preston Chronicle, Preston, Lancashire, England, 'Marriages' 13 May 1865 p.5.
  13. [S322] The Advertiser (Adelaide, South Australia), Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 12 Oct. 1910 p.10.
  14. [S758] Manchester, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1930 (Cathedral) Ancestry.com, (www.ancestry.com) Marriage Date: 21 Sep 1867; Parish:      Manchester, St Mary, St Denys and St George; Father's Name: Robert Miller; Archive Roll: 735.
  15. [S538] The Preston Chronicle, Preston, Lancashire, England, 28 Sep 1867 p.5.
  16. [S454] Parish Registers for St. Peter's, Marriages 1865 - 1869, Page 183, Entry 365.
  17. [S400] General Register Office, England - Death Certificate, Certified copy of an entry in a Register of Deaths, Chorlton Registration District, 1869, Sep Qtr., Vol.8c, p.460.
  18. [S412] National Census for England, 1871 (online image) District of Preston, Ward of St. George p.6.
  19. [S400] General Register Office, England - Death Certificate, Certified copy of an entry in a Register of Deaths, Preston Registration District, 1874, Jun Qtr., Vol.8e, p.442.
  20. [S242] General Register Office, England - Marriage Certificates, Certified copy of an entry in a Register of Births, 1875 Vol. 8a. Entry 314.
  21. [S527] The Manchester Times, Manchester, Lancashire, England, 14 August 1875 (issue 917).
  22. [S538] The Preston Chronicle, Preston, Lancashire, England, Marriages 14 Aug 1875 p.5.
  23. [S393] National Census for England, 1881 (online image) District and sub-district of Altrincham, peice 3506 folio 115 p.26.
  24. [S338] Ancestry.com.au Ancestry.com, (http://www.ancestry.com.au/) Ancestry.com. 1901 England Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005. Class: RG13; Piece: 3961; Folio: 9; Page: 10.
  25. [S510] FreeBMD (http://www.freebmd.org.uk/).
  26. [S688] The Chronicle (Adelaide), Audelaide, South Australia, 1906 'Family Notices', Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1895 - 1954), 21 July, p. 31. , viewed 04 Jan 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88120969 (For place and date).