Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Miss Millie Juilts died cir 1975

Died cir 1975
Blogger: Miss Juilts had studied in
La Martiniere Girls School, Lucknow.
I recall girls from the school who visited
the Dorothy Crosthwaite Homes paying her
special attention because she was  fast
approaching a century. My grandmother
died January 1971 at the age of  91 and 8 months.
Miss Juilts was older by a few years.
Unfortunately, she didn't make it!
I checked that has a very few
Juilts listed but couldn't get a connection.


  1. I have been trying to decipher a publication on Google books, called 'The Review, volume 59' by F. Anthony. The publication is for and about the Anglo-Indian community. This particular volume has an interview with Millie Juilts, which I have only been able to decipher in snippet view.

    Millie was born Millie Gabriel, and she was my 1st Cousin 3x removed. (She had married name of Juilts, but was divorced.) I believe she was born in 1875, so she must have been very close to 100 years old.

  2. Hi Nigel Benson,
    Millie Juilts was always referred to as Miss Juilts as far as I remember. I didn't even know her first name till I came across the grave. So, according to the information you have provided of her approximate DoB she was born five years before my grandmother. They might have even schooled together, because my mother also attended La Martiniere Girls School, Lucknow.
    The Review is a monthly magazine, probably started by Frank Anthony, that covered the activities of the Anglo Indian community. It is still published but probably not ever month. I am going to check volume 59 if I'm able to google it. I gather you don't live in India!?

    1. Thanks George. No, I was born and raised in England, though my Grandmother was born in lucknow, and great-grandfather (Millies Cousin!) was born in Meerut. Sarah (Millies Aunt) was probably born in Karnal, but the Cantonment was abandoned in 1840 whence the family moved to Meerut. Millies Grandfather (Frederick William Siddall) was British and the son of the veterinary surgeon to the Royal Horse Guards. Frederick moved to India from Windsor, to join the Bengal Horse Artillery - in India Frederick married (I am told!) married a Sikh lady Elizabeth Khwajh-Buhksh (I presume that the forename was anglicised.)

      I did contact Google regarding the electronic text but for some reason they won't allow the full text to be read. I am currently investigating whether I can access the text from my daughters university login. I may even try contacting the publishers to see what can be done.

      Again, George, many thanks for your original post. Little snippets such as this can help put missing links into place.

  3. Hi Nigel, thanks for that! After I replied I did wonder whether someone was pulling my leg, something that happens once in a way.I hope you are able to get whatever information is available.

  4. Hi George,
    If you can get the date of issue of The Review Nigel Benson is referring to, the All-India Anglo Indian Association office in Delhi may be able to help. They probably keep old issues of The Review, or know where one can access them. You could ask Stephen Da Costa, Principal of The Frank Anthony Public School, Delhi and President of the Delhi branch of the Association. You must know him from Lucknow.
    By the way, Elizabeth Khwaja-Baksh sounds like a Muslim lady, not a Sikh, and may have been of mixed blood herself before marrying a Britisher. Many early Anglo-Indians came from mixed Muslim-British heritage. We had some of those families in Lucknow, one being Mrs Diamond Khan -- did you know her? If you've visited St James' Church in Kashmiri Gate, Delhi, built by Captain Skinner of Skinner's Horse after the Mutiny, you will remember that his mother's grave is built like a Muslim tomb, with a naqli qabar on top (with a little peephole into it) and the actual grave underneath.

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