John Mills was born circa 1799 in Kent, England, United Kingdom and died 24 August 1821 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia of execution by hanging. He married Mary Best (1803-1870) 22 June 1818 in Saint John's, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia.

He arrived in New South Wales on 7 February 1814 on the General Herwitt.

On 16 August 1821, William Geary, Thomas Smith, Charles Young, William Whiteman, John Cochrane alias Cockling, Samuel Becket, Peter Hilson, Wm. Baker, John Mills, and John Lloyd, were conjointly and severally indicted for having perpetrated various highway robberies, and felonious entries of' dwelling houses; and Charles Franklin and Robert Allan, were also indicted for receiving the proceeds of the said felonies, knowing them to be stolen ; and also, upon a second count, these latter prisoners were charged with harbouring, secreting, and countenancing the above named prisoners.

The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, 18 August 1821, page 2

He was found guilty and hanged.


Offspring of John Mills and Mary Best (1803-1870)
Name Birth Death Joined with
George Mills (1819-c1819)
William Mills (1821-1891) 8 July 1821 Toongabbie, New South Wales, Australia 19 January 1891 "Rushbrook", Tangmangaroo, Yass, New South Wales, Australia Elizabeth Tuckwell (1827-1891)

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