The Rev. John Castleton Miller, 1775-1828: Whilst I Breath I Hope

(Actually, that’s the family motto of Sir Charles Drake  Dillon, Bart.  More on him in a minute.)

Who doesn’t like a good divorce?  Someone else’s, by preference.  1817 saw a rather nasty one that excited a London public that had gotten little enough of excitement since the end of the Napoleonic wars.

The Reverend John Castleton Miller was chaplain to the British Army at  Malta, and married, we can hope happily, to Sarah Paget.  After a brief time in Malta, a time that saw the birth of one child,  Mrs. Miller was compelled for reasons of health (dodgy liver)  to return to England.  The year was  1809, and her stay was supposed to be a short one.  Continue reading