MILLER, Frederick

1863 - 1943

Frederick Miller was born at Port Elizabeth, Cape Colony, South Africa on 30 August 1863, second son of George Martin Miller (1833-17 August 1877), a merchant, who was born at Bramerton, Norfolk, and his wife Caroline Jane Marillier (1840-23 December 1910), youngest surviving daughter of Philip Marillier of Cape Colony now South Africa, who married at Somerset East, Cape Colony on 1 December 1858. In 1871, 38-year-old George Martin Miller, was a retired farmer living at Hill House, Bramerton with his 74 year old mother Mary, his 31-year-old wife Caroline and their three sons, Henry 8 and Frederick 7, both born in South Africa and Charles Marillier 5, born at Eccles, Manchester. Frederick's father George, was buried at St Margaret's Church, Lowestoft, Suffolk on 22 August 1877, aged 44, and in 1881 Caroline was a 41-year-old widow, living at St Margaret's Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk with two of her three sons, 18 year old Henry, a clerk in civil engineers office, and 17 year old Frederick, a commercial clerk, third son Charles Marillier Miller graduated B.A. at Pembroke College, Cambridge in 1887 and was master of Abbey School, North Berwick from 1901. Frederick exhibited at Ipswich Fine Art Club from St Margaretís Road, Lowestoft in 1885, two pictures 'A Topsail Breeze, Oulton Broad' and 'A Condemned Boat, Lake Lothing' and although listed the previous year had nothing on show. In 1891, a 27-year-old accountant, a visitor at Childown Hall, Chertsey, Surrey, the home of 81-year-old John Peele, a colour merchant, and his family. In 1895 Frederick purchased the old established Oulton Broad hire fleet of pleasure boats from Robert Kemp and continued to expand the fleet at the Old Mill House boatyard and became one of the established names in boat hire during the first quarter of the 20th century. In 1901 he was living at 18 Gordon Road, Lowestoft, a 37-year-old yacht builder & agent, with his 61-year-old mother Caroline. He married at St Margaret's Church, Lowestoft on 1 March 1904, Susan (Daisy) Beckham Goff (20 September 1877-20 June 1968), younger daughter of the late Edgar Goff, an architect. In 1911, a 47-year-old yacht builder & engineer, living at Ingleboro, Oulton Broad, Suffolk with his 33-year-old wife Susan, and their two children, 6-year-old Pippa Miller and newly born Martin Edgar, who carried on the boat hire business, but died before his father, on 5 January 1941, both being born at Oulton Broad. In 1939 Frederick was a shipbuilding company director living at 52 Beccles Road, Lowestoft with his wife Susan. Frederick Miller was of 52 Beccles Road, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft when he died at the Norfolk & Norwich Hospital, Norwich on 15 October 1943, aged 80.