Samuel was the eldest son of William and Catherine SQUIRES and followed his father into the service of the Greatheed family as steward, and shares with him the tribute in St. James Parish, Old Milverton.

Samuel married Bets(e)y WASHBROOK and together they had two sons. They lived at Guy's Cliffe Mill where, like his brother, Samuel was also a miller and farmer. Like his father and brother, Samuel also served his local community as a juror.


Samuel, born 1810, was the oldest son of William and Catherine. He was baptised at St. James, Old Milverton on 27 November 1810.


He married Bets(e)y WASHBROOK (1809-1899) from Warmington, Warwickshire, in Milverton on 20 September 1836.


Samuel and Bets(e)y had two children:

1840    William
1841    Thomas

Sadly Thomas was deaf and dumb and, as a sign of those times, was classed as an Idiot in the 1881 Census.

Miller at Guy's Cliffe Mill 1841age 30
Farmer of 190(?) acres, employing 7 labourers living in Milverton with wife Bets(e)y together with their house and farm servants. 1851age 40
Farmer of 72 acres employing 3(?) men, living in Milverton, with Bets(e)y and sons William and Thomas. 1861age 50
Farming Bailiff living in Milverton with Bets(e)y and disabled son Thomas. 1871 age 60


Samuel followed in his father's and brother's footsteps in becoming a juror for Milverton. He is recorded in local, trade and town directories.

He shares the tribute with his father William for their dedicated service to the Greatheed family - the magnificent stained glass window in St. James' Church, commissioned by Anne Caroline BERTIE PERCY in memory of a lifetime's service by

William and his son Samuel,
as Stewards of Guy's Cliffe.


Leamington Spa Courier in 1865 where Samuel is appealing against an assessment on Guy's Cliffe mill, house and stables.

London Gazette 27 May 1874 - Samuel Squires deceased...Notice to creditors etc

Details to be added later


Samuel died on 31 December 1873 and was buried at St. James, Old Milverton together, eventually, with his wife and son Thomas.

His Will recorded Effects of under £1,500, the Executors being wife Bets(e)y and his brother James.

Bets(e)y lived to a ripe old age of 89 leaving Effects to the value of almost £900.

St. James Churchyard, Milverton        (Plan)

In remembrance of SAMUEL SQUIRES
who died 31 December 1873, aged 64 years
The memory of the just is blessed.

In loving memory of BETSEY, widow of Samuel Squires
who departed this life 20th March 1899, aged 89 years.
Thy will be done.

Also of THOMAS, son of Samuel & Betsey Squires
who died 1st January 1889, aged 47 years.
Christ died for all.