Dr. Frederick Montague Miller
Person Male Born 1848 Died 15/8/1913
Twice Mayor of Hackney.
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Frederick Montague Miller was born in 1848 in Hackney, the son of Claudius Montague Miller and Elizabeth Miller, nee Williams. His father was a physician. He was baptised jointly with his sister Adeline Emily Miller on 24 August 1848 at St Paul's Church, Canonbury, Islington and the family were living at Claremont Cottage, Stoke Newington Road, Hackney. The 1861 census shows the family at Claremont Villa, Stoke Newington Road, but by 1871 they had moved to 86 Stoke Newington Road, Hackney and his occupation on the census was a physician, the same as his father. On 11 June 1873 he married Mary Elizabeth Kirby, the daughter of a bank manager, at Christ Church, Highbury and the 1881 census shows them both living with their two daughters at 284 Amhurst Road, Hackney. They were all still at this address by the time of the 1891 census, but the 1901 census shows that they had moved to 208 Upper Clapton Road, Hackney.
He served as Mayor of Hackney in 1902-03 and again in 1906-07. He became a Freemason and was initiated into The Borough of Hackney Lodge No.2944, on 7 January 1903 and subsequently joined Cathedral Lodge No.2741, on 11 February 1905 and Acacia Lodge No.1309, on 17 October 1905. The 1911 census shows both him and his wife living in a 13-roomed house with three servants at Northolme, 135 Upper Clapton Road, Hackney. He died on 15 August 1913, aged 65 years, and probate records show that he was living at Elstead, 14 Arden Road, Church End, Finchley. Probate was granted to William Charles Waymouth, an architect, and his effects totalled £1,073-14s-6d.