Louis Xavier Joseph Miellez (April 24, 1777 Esquermes - July 11, 1849 Esquermes), nurseryman and rose breeder. Succeeded by his son Auguste Joseph Miellez (see). The year 1850 is used as an arbitrary separation in assigning rose cultivars to father and son. It is possible that some of the roses of the 1840s were also bred by Auguste Miellez, although the rose classes mostly speak for the father.
[From Monographie du Genre Rosier
, 1824, by Auguste de Pronville, p. 148:] Messrs. Miellez, gardeners established at Esquermes near Lille, possess one of the most beautiful collections I have seen.
[From Journal d'agriculture
, 1829, p. 53] Nurserymen and fanciers who sell. ...Miellet, at Lille
[From Le Bon Jardinier
, 1833, p. 858:] Miellez, à Esquermes, près Lille (Nord).
[From The Old Rose Advisor
, by Brent C. Dickerson, p. 67:] Miellez, a florist at Lille.
[From Visions of Loveliness
by Judith M. Taylor, 2014, p. 78:] "His [Auguste Miellez] father, Louis-Xavier Miellez, was heavily involved in rose breeding, particularly gallicas."