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Ancestry report for Alan Alexander Milne, son of John Vine Milne and Sarah Maria Milne [Higinbotham]

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Alan Alexander Milne was born near Hampstead on 18th January 1882 to John and Sarah Maria Milne. He was educated at Westminster and Trinity College, Cambridge where his literary talents were first discovered as the editor of Granta. From then to Punch as a contributor and then sub-editor. In 1913 he married Dorothy de Selincourt and after the war years when he served for a period on the front A.A. Milne settled down to write a series of children's books which were to establish him as one of England's great writers - "When We Were Very Young", "Winnie-the-Pooh", "Now We Are Six", and "The House at Pooh Corner". He died on 31st January 1956 at Cotchford Farm, Hartfield which had become his home for many years.


See also Modern South Saxon published in 1939 and
Generation No. 1
1. Alan Alexander Milne was the son of (2) John Vine Milne and (3) Sarah Maria Milne [Higinbotham]. He was born 18th Jan 1882 at Hampstead, London; died 31st Jan 1956 at Cotchford [a.k.a. Scotchford] Farm, Hartfield, Sussex
He married Daphne de Selincourt on 24th Jun 1913 at Chelsea, London, registered at St. Georges, Hanover Square District, London, ref: 1913 Q1 Vol 1a Page 908. She was the daughter of Martin de Selincourt and Mabel de Selincourt. She was born 1890 at Battersea, London; died 1971. They had the following children:
iChristopher Robin who was born 21st Aug 1920 11 Mallord Street, Chelsea, London; died 20th Apr 1996
 
Generation No. 2
2. John Vine Milne was the son of (4) William Milne and (5) Harriet Newell Milne [Barrett]. He was born 1845 at Jamaica
He married Sarah Maria Higinbotham on 27th Aug 1878 at Derbyshire. She was born 1840 at Derbyshire. They had the following children:
iDavid Barrett (Barry) who was born 1879 Hampstead, London
iiKenneth John who was born 1880 Hampstead, London; died 1929
iiiAlan Alexander who was born 18th Jan 1882 Hampstead, London; died 31st Jan 1956 Cotchford [a.k.a. Scotchford] Farm, Hartfield, Sussex
 
3. Sarah Maria Milne [Higinbotham] She was born 1840 at Derbyshire
She married John Vine Milne on 27th Aug 1878 at Derbyshire. He was the son of William Milne and Harriet Newell Milne [Barrett]. He was born 1845 at Jamaica. They had the following children:
iDavid Barrett (Barry) who was born 1879 Hampstead, London
iiKenneth John who was born 1880 Hampstead, London; died 1929
iiiAlan Alexander who was born 18th Jan 1882 Hampstead, London; died 31st Jan 1956 Cotchford [a.k.a. Scotchford] Farm, Hartfield, Sussex
 
Generation No. 3
4. William Milne He was born 1815; died 1874
He married Harriet Newell Barrett on 1845 at Jamaica. She was born c 1820. They had the following children:
iJohn Vine who was born 1845 Jamaica
iiAlexander who was born 19th Oct 1851 Scotland; christened 7th Dec 1851 Inverurie, Aberdeen, Scotland
iiiMary who was born 1853 Scotland; christened 23rd Oct 1853 Kintore, Aberdeen, Scotland
ivWilliam who was born 1855 Scotland; christened 21st Oct 1855 Kintore, Aberdeen, Scotland
vJean who was born 1857 Scotland; christened 5th Jun 1857 Kintore, Aberdeen, Scotland
vi5 children who was born after 1857 Scotland
 
5. Harriet Newell Milne [Barrett] She was born c 1820
She married William Milne on 1845 at Jamaica. He was born 1815; died 1874. They had the following children:
iJohn Vine who was born 1845 Jamaica
iiAlexander who was born 19th Oct 1851 Scotland; christened 7th Dec 1851 Inverurie, Aberdeen, Scotland
iiiMary who was born 1853 Scotland; christened 23rd Oct 1853 Kintore, Aberdeen, Scotland
ivWilliam who was born 1855 Scotland; christened 21st Oct 1855 Kintore, Aberdeen, Scotland
vJean who was born 1857 Scotland; christened 5th Jun 1857 Kintore, Aberdeen, Scotland
vi5 children who was born after 1857 Scotland
 

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