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Samuel Miles


Butler. Son of Francis Miles, agricultural labourer, of Winslow, Bromyard, Herefordshire. House servant to Charles and Charlotte Langton (Emma Darwin’s brother-in-law and sister) at Mon Plaisir, St Brelade, Jersey, 1851. Married Ann James (b. 1823/4, d. before 1861 , daughter of John James), the Langtons’ cook, in Bristol in 1859. Footman to the Langtons at The Grove, Hartfield, Sussex, 1861. Married Caroline Tasker (1838–96), the Langtons’ cook, at St Pancras, London, 1867. Butler, with Caroline as cook, to Sarah Elizabeth Wedgwood (Emma Darwin’s aunt) in Down, Kent, 1871; daughter Alice born 1874. Caretaker at Tower House, Down, after S. E. Wedgwood’s death, 1881. Jobbing gardener in Hampton, Middlesex, 1891. With his daughter Alice Mann in Bromley, Kent, 1901. Buried with Caroline in Hampton.


BMD (Birth index)

Census returns of England and Wales 1841 (The National Archives: Public Record Office HO107/418/12/5/4), 1861 (RG9/578/81/15), 1871 (RG10/875/35/4), 1881 (RG11/855/89/13), 1891 (RG12/616/67/9), 1901 (RG13/685/6/4)

Census returns of the Channel Islands 1851 (The National Archives: Public Record Office HO107/2529/269/40)

England & Wales, national probate calendar (index of wills and administrations), 1858–1966, 1973–95 (, accessed 4 October 2019)

England, select marriages, 1538–1973 (, accessed 4 October 2019), accessed 4 October 2019

London, England, Church of England marriages and banns, 1754–1932 (, accessed 4 October 2019)


BMD: General Register Office, England and Wales civil registration indexes. England & Wales birth index, 1837–1983. England and Wales marriage index, 1837–1983. England and Wales death index, 1837–1983. Online database. Provo, Utah: The Generations Network. 2006.