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Sergeant and 'Sir': men of property, by Sue Reid, published September 2002 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 15 no. 3, article, pp.125-129) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 15249] & The Keep [LIB/508827] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.
James Henry Mills was born at Northumberland in 1806 and married Caroline Dumbrell on 18 July 1831 at Brighton. They had seven daughters, three of whom emigrated to Australia; Clara; Eliza and Fanny.

Sarah: you are my only hope!, by Sue Reid, published September 2008 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 18 no. 3, article, pp.141-143) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 15860] & The Keep [LIB/508970] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.
The sisters Clara and Fanny MILLS, born Brighton in 1834 and 1837 respectively, both married my great-grandfather, George MERRIFIELD, in Victoria, Australia. Clara emigrated to Victoria in 1856 and married George in 1859. In 1873, following Clara's death in 1870, George married Fanny MILLS, who was my great-grandmother.
As my family history research progressed, these two women began to fascinate me.

Where was James Mills from?, by Sue Reid, published September 2013 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 20 no. 7, article, pp.325-327) accessible at: The Keep [LIB/508978] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.
Serjeant James MILLS was serving with the Sussex Militia in Northumberland when his second son was born in 1806. The curiously named North MILLS was baptised a month later at St Nicholas' Church, Newcastle upon Tyne. The entry in the Parish Register reads:
North MILLS, Sandgate, born 5th November, baptised 5th December, 2nd son of James MILLS, Serjeant in the Sussex Militia, Native of Kidford[sic](Kirdford), by his wife Susanna, daughter of John BARNES of Wickford, Essex

I know what your father really did, Great Grandmother, by Sue Reid, published June 2017 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 22 no. 6, article, pp.283-285) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 15860]