MILLES, Samuel (c.1669-1727), of Herne and Canterbury, Kent.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1722 - 1727

Family and Education

b. c.1669, o. surv. s. of Christopher Milles of Herne by his 2nd w. Sarah, da. of Samuel Desborough, M.P., of Elsworth, Cambs. educ. I. Temple 1686, called 1693; St. Catherine’s, Camb. 1687. m. (lic. 14 Dec. 1692) Anne, da. of Thomas Hales of Bekesbourne, Kent, sis. of Sir Thomas Hales, 2nd Bt., 6s. 6da. suc. fa. 1701.

Offices Held

Chief steward of the liberties of St. Augustine and of the court of record at Canterbury 1703-d.1


Samuel Milles, of an old Kent family, who held a legal post under the dean and chapter of Canterbury, was returned for the city as a Tory in 1722, together with his brother-in-law, Sir Thomas Hales, a Whig. He was one of the few Tories who voted with the Government on a personal attack made by Pulteney and his friends on Walpole in 1727.2 Defeated at the general election that year, he died 10 Dec. 1727.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: A. N. Newman


  • 1. CSP Dom. 1703-4, p. 461.
  • 2. Knatchbull Diary, 7 Mar. 1727.