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Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Jeremiah Milles (1714-1784), Antiquary

Antiquary; educated at Eton and Oxford; travelled in Europe, 1733-37; held treasureship of Lismore Cathedral, 1735-45; precentor of Waterford, 1737-44; FSA, 1741; FRS, 1742; member of the Egyptian Club; married Edith, daughter of John Potter, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1745, and held from 1746, among various preferments, St Edmund the King with St Nicholas Acons, in the City of London; DD, precentor and prebendary of Exeter, 1747, dean, 1762; president of the Society of Antiquaries, 1768-84; many of his MSS including descriptive accounts of his travels are now in the British Museum.

This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Kerslake, Early Georgian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1977, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.