The Dutch Cemetery in Chinsurah: A Digital Archive of Memories

Mary Miller

Last Name: 
Miller
First Name: 
Mary
Spatial: 
year of death: 
1850
date of death: 
30th September, 1850
Age at death: 
49
Gender: 
Female
Relationships: 
wife of the Reverend E. Miller. Two of the daughters of Rev. Miller are Margaret Jessie Adamson and Mary Agnes Miller.
Full Epitaph: 
Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord
Tomb architecture: 
Coffin-shaped ledger stone
Detailed information: 

Her husband, Reverend Ebenezar Miller, missionary of the Church of Scotland, was one of the founders of the Chinsurah Duff School together with Rev. Dr Alexander Duff. See here: Rev. Dr. Alexander Duff founded “The Free Mission Institute” at Chinsurah in 1849 with a handful of boys.  Rev. Dr. Mackay, D. D. L. L. D joined the school with Rev. E. Miller.  The responsibility of teaching the students at that time was spontaneously taken over by the founders.  The School was run without charging any fee to the students.  Naturally, the news of free teaching spread even to the distant villages.  Boys began to flock to this institution in numbers to get themselves admitted. (http://cnicalcutta.org/school_chinsurah_duff_high_school.html).

Miller came to Chinsurah from Cape Town and took over the mission in 1850 (See History of the Missions of the Free Church of Scotland in India and Africa, Page 120 | Document Viewer. Accessed September 23, 2014. http://www.mocavo.com/History-of-the-Missions-of-the-Free-Church-of-Scot...). He was also the principal of Free Church of Scotland Training College, Chinsurah.

Read Ebenezar Miller's biography at the University of Glasgow website: (http://universitystory.gla.ac.uk/biography/?id=WH14551&type=P)

Graduate Record for Ebenezer Miller

Forename: Ebenezer
Surname: Miller
Degree Information: MA (1823)
Countries of Association: England; Nertherlands; South Africa/India

Further information from the University records:

Addison 1727-1897 reads: (1) Tutor for four years in the Independent Seminary at Blackburn; (2) Minister of the Independent Congregation, Old Gravel Lane, London, 1827-31; (3) Head of London Missionary Society Institution for training of Missionaries, 1831-39; (4) Minister of the English Congregation at Rotterdam, 1839-46; (5) Free Church Minister at Cape Town, 1846-50; (6) Free Church Missionary at Chinsurah, India, 1850-57; died on voyage to Australia for his health, 26th March, 1857, aged 78.

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Souvik Mukherjee