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     John Miller first appears in New England records in 1672, when he was on a grand inquest at Middleborough, Massachusetts. He was a proprietor in the 26 Men's Purchase of the same town by 1677. He lived on "Thompson St. not far from the brook, next to...Elijah Shaw." His probate file has several documents. His son John was granted the administration of his father's estate on 24 May 1720, and an agreement among the heirs was made on 27 June giving the estate to John, Jr., provided he pay 43 lbs. 3 shillings and 10 pence each to his sisters. He was one of the men who took the estate inventory of Thomas Sawyer of Middleborough in 1695 (check that for his signature).

children of John Miller and his first wife:

John, b. abt 1669
Mary, b. abt 1673

children of John and Mercy (Barden) Miller:


vital records sources: John's death date and age at death ("in his 97th year," meaning he was 96) are on his gravestone in the cemetery on "The Green," Middleborough, MA.


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