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Millicent "Milli" Milroy

Millicent "Milli" Milroy

Female 1890 - 1985  (95 years)

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  • Name Millicent "Milli" Milroy 
    Born 11 Feb 1890  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Female 
    Occupation 1911  West Montrose, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    School Teacher 
    Occupation 1911  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Teacher, West Montrose 
    Religion 1911  West Montrose, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Presbyterian 
    Religion 1911  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-74397P 
    Died 12 Oct 1985  Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I74397  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2019 

    Father James Milroy,   b. 1838, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1892  (Age 54 years) 
    Mother Helen Jane Revell,   b. 10 Oct 1860, Beverly Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1943, Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Family ID F19350  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Feb 1890 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - School Teacher - 1911 - West Montrose, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Teacher, West Montrose - 1911 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1911 - West Montrose, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1911 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Oct 1985 - Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Millicent Agnes Milroy
    Millicent Agnes Milroy

  • Notes 
    • On Monday, Millicent Milroy of Rockwood was buried beneath a Monument in a Cambridge cemetery, taking with her to that grave the details of a mystery that received international attention in 1972. The inscription she had engraved on that monument explains the controversy the ex-teacher stirred. It reads:

      Millicent A.M.M.M. P.St.Daughter of James and Helen Jane Milroy 1890- wife of Edward (VIII) Duke of Windsor 1894-1972

      The initials stand for Agnes Mary Maureen Marguerite, Princess of the Royal House of Stuart. The later designation is based on her claim that her father, James, was Prince James of Scotland, pretender to that throne until he came to Canada. The monument - engraved in 1968 - gained wide attention in 1972 when the duke died. Milroy said she secretly married the duke during one of his frequent visits to Canada.

      REFUSED DETAILS

      Although she refused to give any details of that event in later years,she told a Galt Reporter writer in 1972 that the marriage took place in western Canada and the couple had two sons, Edward and Andrew. Edward VIII abdicated the throne to marry Wallace Simpson, and American devorcee, in 1936. When asked for prove of her marriage, Milroy said that the duke had taken all pictures, records and momentoes of the event with him to back England. A Guelph woman who befriended Milroy in 1983 said Milroy promised to remain silent on the matter 'They'll have to wait until I die: then they'll know,' the woman quoted Milroy as saying. She added that Milroy also mentioned a family Bible that would clear up some of the mystery. Milroy, 95, was born in Galt (Cambridge) and went to school there. She taught school in Lambton Mills, Malton, Northern Ontario and Rockwood for 35 years. She also wrote a book for senior students and centred the action in Rockwood. In later years, she was a regular contributor to the Letters to the Editor section of the Mercury as she commented on events of local and national interest. She died at Guelph General Hospital on Saturday and a private family service was held Monday. She is survived by a niece and nephew in Guelph. Then internment took place in Cambridge's Mount View Cemetery, beneath the monument that put the quite, private woman in the public eye just over a decade ago.

      Guelph Daily Mercury Guelph, Wednesday, October 16, 1985

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      MILROY - Millicent A.

      Passed away at the Guelph General Hospital, on Saturday, October 12th, 1985, Millicent A. Milroy, In her 96th year. Beloved daughter of the late, James and Helen Milroy. Predeceasd by two sisters and one brother. Survived by one niece, Marjorie (Mrs. E. J. "Ted" Heffernan) and one nephew J. Kenneth Letson, both of Guelph, great nieces and nephews and one great great niece. A Private Family Service was held at the Wall-Custance Funeral Home and Chapel, 206 Norfolk Street, Guelph, on Monday, October 14th, 1985. Interment, Mountview Cemetery, Galt.

      Cambridge Reporter 1985

  • Sources 
    1. [S180] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1901, Dumfries (North) B-2 Page 7.

    2. [S348] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1911, Woolwich Div. 19 Page 9.

    3. [S572] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1911, Div. 15 Page 17.

    4. [S122] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Mount View CC#4495 Internet Link .
      Millicent A.M.M.M./ P.St. daughter of/ James/ and/ Helen Jane Milroy/ 1890-1985/ wife of Edward (VIII)/ Duke of/ Windsor/ 1894-1972