Mills, Peter Matthew, 1743-1791

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Mills, Peter Matthew, 1743-1791

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MILLS, PETER MATTHEW, only son of Matthew Mills, St. Kitts, West Indies, and Cornelia, elder dau. of Col. Peter Soulegre, St. Kitts; b. 23 Mar 1743; at school under Markham (J. Peile, Biog. Reg. of Christ’s Coll. , ii, 271); Christ’s Coll. Cambridge, adm. fellow commoner 23 Oct 1760, resided to Dec 1761; of St. Kitts, West Indies; m. 1762 Catherine, dau. of Dr. William Hamilton; d. 15 Dec 1791.


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Slave owner in St Kitts. 171 enslaved people are recorded on his estate in 1817, after he had died but the estate was still in his name.

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GB 2014

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International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families - ISAAR(CPF) 2nd edition



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Prepared for import into AtoM by Westminster School Archive staff, 2019-2020




Supplementary information drawn from UCL's Legacies of British Slave-ownership database. Entry URL:

Users should note that the information recorded here that is not to be found in the first two volumes of the Record of Old Westminsters and its first Supplement has been assembled from various published and manuscript sources by Hugh Edmund Pagan MA FSA, and all new resulting text is his copyright, © 2014.

The Record of Old Westminsters: A biographical list of all those who are known to have been educated at Westminster School from the earliest times to 1927, Volumes 1 & 2, compiled by G. F. Russell Barker and Alan H. Stenning, London, 1928.

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