Millerd Family Documents

Mandeville Special Collections Library
Mandeville Special Collections Library
The UCSD Libraries
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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Millerd Family
Title: Millerd Family Documents,
Date (inclusive): 1712 - 1900
Extent: 0.40 linear feet (1 archives box)
Abstract: Documents (1712-1900) of the Millerd family of Rhode Island. Included are sermon books, correspondence, birth and death date information for family members, and records of debt. The collection is organized in two series: 1) SERMON BOOKS and 2) FAMILY DOCUMENTS.
Repository: University of California, San Diego. Geisel Library. Mandeville Special Collections Library.
La Jolla, California 92093-0175
Collection number: MSS 0228
Language of Material: Collection materials in English


Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Information

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Preferred Citation

Millerd Family Documents, MSS 0228. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.

Publication Rights

Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.


The first record of the Millerd Family of Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island appears in 1740 when Nathaniel Millerd signed a promissory bond to Edward Thurber. Either this Nathaniel or his father died the following year in 1741. A Nathaniel Millerd was born in February 1772 and married Betsey Green in 1793. The couple had five children between 1794 and 1806: Augustus, Welcome, Julia, George, and Eliza. In 1800 Nathaniel Millerd was elected to a captaincy in the Rhode Island infantry. There is no record of Nathaniel's death extant.

Scope and Content of Collection

Documents of the Millerd family, 1712-1900, including documents that provide birth and death dates for family members, debt records, documentation of military service, and a set of manuscript sermons attributed to Squire Millerd. The documentation in this collection is fragmentary, comprised mostly of single pieces of paper or short notes at sporadic intervals throughout almost two centuries. The most extensive documents, the sermon books, are also incomplete, with no title pages, dates, or authors clearly identified. Most of the documentation pertains to the Millerd family in eighteenth and early nineteenth-century Rhode Island.
The collection is organized into two series: 1) SERMON BOOKS and 2) FAMILY DOCUMENTS.
The SERMON BOOKS series contains two manuscript books attributed to Squire Millerd and dated ca. 1712.
The second series, FAMILY DOCUMENTS, contains correspondence, geneologies, debt receipts, certificates of military service, and other materials. The papers are arranged chronologically.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


Millerd family -- Archives
Millerd, Squire -- Archives
Millerd, Nathaniel -- Archives
Sermons, English -- 18th century
Rhode Island -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- Sources
Rhode Island -- History -- 1775-1865 -- Sources
Warwick (R.I.) -- History -- Sources

Collection Contents



box 1, folder 1

Sermon book


Ca. 1712.
box 1, folder 2

Sermon book


Ca. 1712.


box 1, folder 3

1740: Nathaniel Millerd's promise to sell and deliver bond

box 1, folder 4

1741: Receipt of debt

box 1, folder 5

1742: Receipt for payment of debt

box 1, folder 6

1748: Certificate of Nathan Millerd's debt to the colony of Rhode Island

box 1, folder 7

1750-1790: Legal bill

box 1, folder 8

1791: Church note for Squire Millerd

box 1, folder 9

1791: In memory of Welcome Millerd

box 1, folder 10

1800: Nathaniel Millerd's certificate of enlistment in Rhode Island battalion

box 1, folder 11

1800: Certificate of Nathaniel Millerd's election to office of Captain in Rhode Island infantry

box 1, folder 12

1809: Petition to Assembly regarding Amos Kimball

box 1, folder 13

1812: Sheet music - Bonapart's March and President's March

box 1, folder 14

1816: Arrangement to bury Welcome Millerd

box 1, folder 15

1820: In memory of Squire Millerd

box 1, folder 16

1820: Note from Julia Millard to Nathaniel Millerd

box 1, folder 17

1830: Children of Nathaniel and Betsy Millerd - Birth and death dates

box 1, folder 18

1840: Susan Millerd's commonplace book

box 1, folder 19

1844: Notes on the production of the Peach Worm

box 1, folder 20

1887: Children of Richmond Remington and his wife

box 1, folder 21

1900: Millerd family history

box 1, folder 22

Miscellaneous and unidentified documents


No date.