Anna Maria Millward

1761 - 24th Dec 1836

Claimant or beneficiary


Anna Maria Elizabeth Millward of Lewisham, widow of John Gardner Millward (q.v.) and mother of Ann Gardner Allen (q.v.)

  1. There is memorial to Anna Millward in the churchyard of St Mary's Lewisham: Sacred to the memory of Anna Maria Elizabeth MILLWARD relict of John Gardner Millward, Esq. of the Island of Jamaica died 24 Dec., 1836, aged 75 years. "Calm on the bosom of thy God!/Fair spirit I rest thee now!/Even while with us thy footsteps trod,/His seal was on thy brow./Dust to its narrow home beneath!/Soul to its place on high!/They that have seen thy look in death,/No more may fear to die".

  2. The Millwards appear in the correspondence of the Brodbelt family: Anna Maria Millward was the niece of Francis Rigby Brodbelt, and as living at the Mount Pleasant estate outside Spanish Town in the early 1790s.

  3. There is also a family memorial in the Cathedral in Spanish-town: On the east wall of the south transept:- Sacred to the memory of JOHN GARDNER MILLWARD Esquire who died after a lingering illness which he bore with resignation and fortitude, on the 24th December 1822 in the 62 year of his age. Also sacred to the memory of THOMAS JAMES BROWN Esquire who died on 20th of April 1823 in the 33rd year of his age on his passage to England where he was going for the recovery of his health. This monument is erected by their affectionate widows ANNA MARIA MILLWARD, & ANN GARDNER BROWN. (1823.) Also to the memory of MARY KERR, MARY ANNA, and THOS. JAMES, children of THOS. JAS. BROWN and ANN GARDNER his wife, and grandchildren of the above J.G. MILLWARD. They died in their infancy.

  4. Will of Anna Maria Millward widow of Lewisham Kent proved 10/01/1837.


T71/852 St Catherine claim no. 641.

  1. [accessed 30/03/2011].

  2. Geraldine Mozley (ed.), Letters to Jane from Jamaica 1788-1796 (London, West India Committee for the Institute of Jamaica, n.d.), for example, pp. 14, 26, 29-30, 36-39, 84-85.

  3. [accessed 14/08/2012].

  4. PROB 11/1871.

Further Information

John Gardner Millward
Ann Gardner

Associated Claims (3)

£506 2s 5d
Unsuccessful claimant
£2,728 11s 8d
Deceased awardee (Judgement creditor)
£99 4s 0d

Associated Estates (2)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1834 [EA] - → Judgement creditor
1826 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Executor

Relationships (6)

Mother → Daughter
Mother-in-law → Son-in-law
Wife → Husband
Mother-in-law → Son-in-law
Mother → Daughter
Mother-in-law → Son-in-law