James Mill of Camberwell in Surrey

1738 - 1806


Cousin and trustee of David Mill (q.v.). The two men died in short succession. James Mill had been a slave-trader in partnership with Gilbert Ross with seven jointly-owned slaving voyages from London between 1765 and 1775, and a further slaving voyage in his own name.

  1. James Mill, 'Laird of Old Montrose'. Born 1738, son of Captain James Mill (or Milne) of Old Montrose, Dysart and Lauriston (1708-1783) and his wife Elizabeth nee Scott. Married Margueretta Taylor 24/03/1770 in Mortlake, Surrey. Died 1806 at Crofton House, Titchfield, Southampton. James Mill was buried 10/02/1806 at Titchfield, Hampshire.

  2. Will of James Mill formerly of Camberwell Surrey but now of [Crofton House] Titchfield Hampshire [made in 1801 with codicils up to December 1804] was proved 04/12/1807. He left monetary legacies including £6000 to his wife, and made his residual heir his brother Hercules and the latter's children.


  1. Family tree at Clan MacFarlane, https://www.clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info/genealogy/TNGWebsite/getperson.php?personID=I123009&tree=CC#cite1 [accessed 10/07/2020]; Findmypast.co.uk, Hampshire Burials.

  2. PROB 11/1471/63.

We are grateful to David Milne for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information


Associated Estates (1)

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
1805 [EA] - 1806 [LA] → Trustee

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Name partner
Mill, Ross & Burgie
General overseas merchant?  

Relationships (3)

Notes →
The relationship is evidenced by the two men each separately making their brother Hercules Mill their main heir....
First Cousins
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Possibly more remote cousins than first...

Addresses (1)

Camberwell, Surrey, London, England