John Mills (Hampshire cricketer)
Mills was educated at Harrow and Christ Church, Oxford, matriculating on 22 October 1807. He was commissioned an ensign in the Coldstream Guards on 27 December 1809. Mainly associated with Hampshire, he made 9 known appearances in first-class matches. He played for the Gentlemen in the Gentlemen v Players series. Mills served with the regiment during the Peninsular War and in Holland. He was promoted lieutenant and captain on 10 January 1814.
Mills was later appointed a verderer of the New Forest. He was elected as a Tory (and later Conservative) Member of Parliament (MP) for Rochester at the 1831 general election having contested the seat unsuccessfully in 1830. He was re-elected in 1832, and held the sat until he stood down at the 1835 general election. He was High Sheriff of Hampshire in 1839, and was appointed a deputy lieutenant in 1846. He died in 1871 at his estate of Bisterne.
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|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Rochester
1831 – 1835
With: Ralph Bernal
Thomas Twisden Hodges
Andrew Robert Drummond
|High Sheriff of Hampshire
John Meggott Elwes