Edward Milward (1722-1811)
Edward originally sought permission to court John Collier's daughter Jane, however this did not go well and he wrote to her father as follows; as Miss Jenny's Behaviour since my obtaining that favour from you...has been one day very civil and the next, the reverse...I have not so frequently made use of your house, as I should otherwise have done..and thought it at present the most prudent way to omit some of the particular civilitys I have lately shewn to her, & seem a little indifferent myself, which I hope will have a different effect on her. Of course, it may be that she found him too overbearing, since it was said that he had a voice which on occasion could be heard all of the way down the High Street to the Swan Hotel. He instead turned his attentions to her sister Mary.
Much of the property that was once in the Collier family was acquired by Milward, whether via inheritence or purchase, it being stated that 'there was no house or land within 10 miles of Hastings that he didn't seek to acquire'.
He bought Old Hastings House from relatives, following the death of his mother-in-law (Mrs Collier) in 1796. His property passed to his only son Edward Milward (1765-1833) upon his death.
|Children of: Edward Milward and Mary Collier (1725-1783)|
|Maria Milward (1755–)
|Edward Milward (1765-1833)||1 January 1765||10 May 1833||[[Sarah Whitear (1823-1873)]]|
References & Notes
- ↑ Historic Hastings, J. Manwaring Baines pg. 333-334 ISBN: 0948869003 ISBN: 9780948869006 Amazon