John Gideon Millingen
1782-1862; doctor and author; b. Westminster, of Irish and Dutch origins,
being the son of Dutch merchant; ed. Paris, medical degree; asst. surg.
in British Army, 1802; served in Peninsular War, 1809-14, and won medal
at Waterloo; also at the surrender of Paris; retired, 1823; appt. physician
to military asylum at Chatham and Hanwell, 1837; issued Adventures
of an Irish Gentleman (3 vols., 1830) and plays incl. Ladies at
Home (1819); The Illustrious Stranger (1827); Wholl
Lend Me a Wife? (1834); The Misers Daughter (1835); Borrowed
Feathers (1836); also issued prose, Sketches of Ancient and Modern
Boulogne (1826); The History of Duelling (1841), and Recollections
of Republican France from 1790 to 1801 (1848), as well as Adventures
of an Irish Gentleman (3 vols., 1830). ODNB IF1 RAF
Plays, The Bee-hive, mus. farce (1818); Ladies at Home,
or Gentlemen, We Can Do Without You (1819); The Illustrious Stranger,
or Married and Buried (Drury Lane, 1827); Wholl Lend Me a
Wife? (1834); The Misers Daughter (1835); Borrowed
Feathers (1836). Prose, Sketches of Anc. and Mod. Bouloghe
Prose, Adventures of an Irish Gentleman, 3 Vol.
(1830); Stories of Torres Vedras (1839); The History of Duelling (1841); Jack Hornet, or the March of Intellect (1845); Recollections
of Republican France from 1790 to 1801 (1848).
Stephen Brown, Ireland in Fiction (Dublin: Maunsel 1919), lists Adventures of an Irish Gentleman, 3 vols. (Colburn & Bentley
1830), dealing with scandalous love affairs; contains unpleasant scenes
in Bantry, Skibereen, and Tralee as well as Spain (where Inquisition is
held up for obloquy) and Paris (where convents are damned and Freemasonry
praised); author inveighs against Pope, confessional, &c. There is
a biog. notice in Boase.