Notes for John Miller: John Miller, Esquire, was an elder in his church. Esquire is a title of respect for members of the landed gentry, ranking just below knight and just above gentleman.
John Miller's parents were descended from one legitimate and two illegitimate children of England's King John, son of King Henry II Plantagenet and brother of crusader Richard Lionheart.
John Miller's father was a descendant of Joan Plantagenet whom King John recognized as a natural daughter from an affair with Agatha de Ferrers, daughter of Robert de Ferrers, the Earl of Derby. She was given in marriage to a Welsh nobleman. Her line descended through the daughter of Robert the Bruce, the Stewart Kings of Scotland, the Stewart Earls of Atholl, the pro-British Clan Campbell, and Anglo-Irish gentry to John Miller. One of the branches on this line leads to Henry Sinclair, Lord of Roslin (Rosslyn Castle) and Earl of Orkney (Kirkwall Castle).
The maternal line of John Miller's mother, Jane Browne, descended from Richard Fitzroy. Richard was recognized by King John as a natural son through an affair with Suzanne de Warrene, daughter of Hameline Plantagenet, the Earl of Surrey. Richard Fitzroy married into a prominent Kentish family and became Baron Chilham of Dover. His line towards John Miller descended through the Barons of Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire. A distinguished member of this branch is Sir William Blount, 4th Baron Mountjoy, a mentor to King Henry VIII of England and a man who held important positions in Henry's government, including Chamberlain to Her Majesty Catherine of Aragon.
Jane Browne's paternal line descended from a legitimate child of King John and his wife Queen Isabel: King Henry III. This line leads down through Kings Edward I, II, and III to John of Gaunt (Duke of Lancaster and brother-in-law of Geoffrey Chaucer, author of "Canterbury Tales"), to John's daughter Joan Beaufort, through a long line of noble Nevilles (earls, barons, and knights) to the Brownes. This is the line we will be tracing back through various paths to #Eleanor of Aquitaine, #St. Margaret Atheling of Scotland, #William the Conqueror, #Rollo the Viking, #crusader Fulk d'Anjou whose remains lie in Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre on Calvary Hill, #Charlemagne Martel, #Charles Martel, #Alfred the Great, #King Clovis of the Franks, #Roman General Flavius Ricimer, and many other figures in history. (They are all listed in this genealogy.)
King John (1167-1216) had 5 legitimate children by Queen Isabel and at least 12 illegitimate children by several other women. When did he have time to sign the Magna Carta?
John Miller's grandson, Brice Miller, was an American frontiersman whose very religious descendants homesteaded in Kansas 700 years after King John was having all those affairs.
Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s about Alexander Miller Name: Alexander Miller Year: 1753 Place: Virginia Source Publication Code: 5243 Primary Immigrant: Miller, Alexander Annotation: Also in no. 702, Boyer, Ship Passenger Lists, National and New England, pp. 16-20. Source Bibliography: MARSHALL, WILLIAM FORBES. "Names of Some Ministers, Licentiates, Students, or Emigrants Who Went from Ulster and Served in the Ministry of Presbyterian Churches in North America during the Period 1680-1820, with the Presbytery of Oversight, or District of Origin Where These Have Been Ascertained, the Date or Approximate Date of Arrival, and the Provinces or States Where They Excercised Their Ministry." In Ulster Sails West. Belfast [Ireland]: The Quota Press, , pp. 61 Page: 66
More About John Miller: Religion: Presbyterian.
More About John Miller and Jane Browne: Marriage: 1690, Ballycasey, Clare, Ireland.
Children of John Miller and Jane Browne are:
+Alexander Miller, b. 1720, Macosquin, Coleraine, County Londonderry, Ireland957, d. 29 Mar 1786, Dayton, Rockingham, Virginia958.