William Miller

1795– 1861

Born in Wingham, Kent, England; served in British Army during War of 1812; participated in revolutionary wars in Peru and Chile, achieving the rank of general in the Peruvian army; returned to England in 1839; chosen British consul-general for Hawai‘i in 1843. (See Day, History Makers of Hawaii, 97; Kuykendall, Hawaiian Kingdom, 1:448, 2:305; Dictionary of National Biography, 1:877; King, Diaries of David Lawrence Gregg, 604; GQC journal, Dec. 14, 1850.)