The son of James and Isabel MILNE, he was baptised at Benholm, Kincardineshire, Scotland in 1756. He moved to London with his younger brother George in the early 1780s and they became merchants.
He was elected as a member of Lloyds of London in 1797 and listed in the London Directory of 1808 as a merchant and insurance broker of Copthall Court.
He and his wife Sarah had ten children, the eldest dying in infancy in 1792. The family moved across the Thames to St Pauls Place, Walworth after the new London bridge was built at the turn of the century. The London and County Directory for 1811 listed him at Wandsworth Common.
David Milne was a witness at his daughter Maria's wedding in 1814. His business address from 1821 was 37 Old Broad Street, the same as his brother George, who was also a merchant and underwriter member of Lloyds.
David Milne died before 1836. His wife died in 1851 and was buried at St Peter, Walworth.
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