Rev. Sir Aubrey Neville St. John Mildmay, 10th Baronet

February 14 1865 - March 30 1955

Arts, Historical & Scientific Assoc. of Vancouver
Vagabonds Club (Founding member)

Aubrey N. St. John Mildmay was born in Long Marston, Yorkshire, England, the son of a Reverend. He was educated at Winchester College, Oxford, and Wells Theological College, commencing a ministerial career in 1890. He came to B.C. in 1902, and served as the principal of a preparatory school for boys in Vernon from 1903 - 1907.

He married in 1902. B.C. Vital Statistics on-line provides no information on the marriage, but does provide information that twins Neville A.S. and Walter M.S. Mildmay were born May 4, 1903 in Vernon, but both died a couple of weeks later. Another child, Versus Arundell Maunder St. John Mildmay, died Nov. 29 1965 aged 59 at Ganges per BC Vital Statistics.

Mildmay was a music and art critic at the Vancouver Sun, apparently writing under the nom-de-plume Stilicho.

A poem of his titled "Sea-Room" was published in the Christmas 1918 Volume One of The Gold Stripe, a veteran's publication.

Mildmay exhibited his work in other shows, and was active in support of the arts in Vancouver. He was acquainted with the Sherman family, and served as one of the pall-bearers at the funeral of R.S. Sherman's mother in 1923.

Mildmay wrote a number of books, and was engaged in classical tuition and press work. He retired from the University of British Columbia in 1926 as an Assistant Professor. He exhibited in Vancouver with the B.C. Society of Fine Arts in June 1927.

In 1929 and 1930 he was listed as an artist at 1087 Bute Street, also known as Parakontas. In 1929 Fred Varley also had a studio there.

McMann's Canadian Who's Who Index notes that he was born in 1865, was a Reverend of the Anglican Church, and was published in Volume 12. Mildmay moved back to England with his wife in 1931. He died at his home in Ringmer, Sussex at the age of 90.

1927 June 10 - 25 BCSFA   19th Annual Exhibition Vancouver from Greer's Beach


      1911; Edited by C.W. Parker
      A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men & Women of Western Canada
      Published by Canadian Press Association Ltd., Vancouver office
      Contains 3,000 biographical sketches in 390 pages, incl. 84 pages photo portraits
      References include Mildmay

      1986, Evelyn de R. McMann, University of Toronto Press, ISBN 0-8020-4633-9
      "incorporating Canadian Men and Women of the Time"
      Index to more than 33,000 Canadians who were in Who's Who.




"Vignettes in Verse and Prose" by A.N. St. John Mildmay
      Hardcover book, 1894

"In the Waiting Time of War and Other Poems" by A.N. St. John Mildmay
      Hardcover book, 1900

"The Retail Cloister" by A.N. St. John Mildmay
      Westward Ho!, April 1908

"Sea Room - A Vancouver Empire Song" by A.N. St. John Mildmay M.A.
      Published by William Briggs, Toronto 1910
      22 pages, cover illustration by Spencer Perceval Judge

"Some Pictures by B.C. Artists" by A.N. St. John Mildmay
      News Advertiser, November 21 1911

"Local artist A.N. St. John Mildmay"
     Vancouver Star, November 15 1926

"The Vancouver Vagagonds' Club, which was founded by Felix Penne held a special Christmas meeting at the studio of A.N. St. John Mildmay, 1087 Bute street, Tuesday evening."
      From "Vagabonds Club Holds Meeting"
      Vancouver Sun, December 18 1929

"Former Province critic dies at 90 in England"
     Vancouver Province, April 4 1955 page 18

"Your entry on him is such a mess that it would take me too long to send you corrections which, on past performance, you would probably ignore. But I'm in a good mood and will serve you up one: the date and place of Mildmay's marriage -- Sioux Falls, SD, 24 Feb. 1902, a location explained by the need to arrange a divorce for his partner, Louisa Jane Oliver (b. Maunder), and legitimacy for his daughter, Audrey (b. 19 Dec. 1900), later a well-known opera singer (omitted in your entry)."
      Email from Robert B. Todd,, January 11 2024