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He was born at Easton in Gordano, Somerset the third son of Sir William George Milman, Bt., of Levaton in Devonshire and was educated as a day-scholar at Westminster School. He entered Exeter College, Oxford where he graduated B.A. in 1838, and M.A and D.D. in 1867.
In 1839 he was ordained in the Anglican ministry as a deacon to the curacy of Winwick, Northamptonshire, and in 1840 was presented a priest in 1840 to the vicarage of Chaddleworth, Berkshire, by the dean and chapter of Westminster, on the nomination of his uncle, then canon of Westminster. There he had daily service and wrote a Life of Tasso and some smaller books. In 1851 he exchanged Chaddleworth for the larger living of Lambourn, also in Berkshire. He served as the vicar of Lambourn, Berkshire from 1851 to 1862 and then as vicar of Great Marlow, Berkshire from 1862 to 1867.
He was consecrated as the Bishop of Calcutta in 1867 and moved there with his sister in March of that year. His diocese, which at that date included the Central Provinces, the Punjaub on the west, and British Burma on the east, extended over nearly a million square miles. A fluent linguist, he learnt to speak in Bengali, Hindustani, Hindi, and several related dialects.
He was the author of a number of publications:
- Life of Tasso, 2 volumes, 1848.
- The Way through the Desert, 1850.
- Mediations of Confirmation (a Tract), 3 editions.
- Love of the Atonement, 2 editions.
- The Times, Saturday, 3 April 1880; pg. 9; Issue 29846; col G The Late Bishop Milman
- Anglican History
- Crockford's Clerical Directory (4th ed.). London: Horace Cox, 10, Wellington-street, Strand, W.C. 1868. p. 785. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
- The Times, Tuesday, 21 March 1876; pg. 10; Issue 28582; col A Court Circular
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Hunt, William (1894). "Milman, Robert". In Lee, Sidney. Dictionary of National Biography. 38. London: Smith, Elder & Co. p. 4.
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George Edward Lynch Cotton
|Bishop of Calcutta
Edward Ralph Johnson
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