1718 – 1777 Oke Millett

Oke was born on 6 August 1718 and was baptised 23rd August 1719 in the parish of St. Hilary.  His unusual Christian name was taken from his grandmother’s maiden name, Margaret Oke (wife of Robert Millett), which was quite a common practice.

On 26th November 1736, at the age of 18, Oke paid an Apprentice Indenture to Mr Anthony Mead (of London?) to train as a felt maker. [10]    

Oke was appointed Mayor of Marazion four times; 1751, 1759, 1760 and 1766.


Oke’s first marriage was to Elizabeth Pharish (1723–1745) on 7th Feb. 1743 in the parish of St. Hilary which lies adjacent to Marazion to the north.  Elizabeth tragically died on 15th Apr 1745.


Oke’s second marriage was to Mary Tyack (1719–1782) which took place on 2nd April 1746 in the parish church of Germoe, about 6 miles east of Marazion.


Oke died suddenly in 1777 and was buried at St. Hilary on 21st November of that year aged 58.