John Milton, died on 8 November 1674 – the Family History of John Milton

Posted on November 6th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

‘Milton! thou shouldst be living at this hour…’

John Milton died at his home in Bunhill, London, on 8 November 1674 – he was 65.

To mark the bicentenary of Milton’s death, many Victorian newspapers published articles about the great poet – ahem, almost as if they were anticipating the arrival of a’Who Do You Think You Are? type of newspaper series.

In ‘The Standard’ newspaper, we found a terrific article about Milton, including a section on his genealogy.

Included below is the section of the article that highlights the ancestry of John Milton.

historical newspaper report on john milton

The Standard – Thursday 12 November 1874


historical newspaper report on john milton

The Devon and Exeter Gazette – Friday 11 December 1908

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