Newspaper Entries relating to Scotland
Millican, Milligan, Millikan, Milliken, Millikin, Mullican, Mulliken, Mullikin etc.



Newspaper Abstracts relating to Scotland

Part I: 1730 - 1829



In Scotland, the Scots Magazine is the oldest continuously published magazine since 1739 and contains some of the earliest notices to births, marriages and deaths. The Aberdeen Press and Journal, established in 1747 as the Aberdeen Journal, is Scotland’s oldest daily newspaper. In Dumfries and Galloway, the earliest newspapers are: the Dumfries Weekly Journal founded in 1777 and published continuously on a weekly basis until 1831 when it ceased publication. It changed its name on 12 August, 1823, when the newspaper was expanded to The Dumfries Weekly Journal and Nithsdale, Annandale and Galloway Advertiser. The Dumfries and Galloway Courier became a contemporary paper when it was established in Dumfries in 1809 and was published continuously on a weekly basis from that time forward. The Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press was first printed on January 5, 1843, and has continued to be published weekly ever since. The newspaper included local and topical news from the outset, but of particular interest to family historians is the weekly section on births, marriages and deaths.

I wish to acknowledge the work undertaken by Diana Henry and Robert Wells, whose transcribes have proved to be immensely valuable and a treasure trove of references to pre-1855 births, marriages and death in Dumfriesshire and Galloway. There transcribes can be found on the following link:

Robert Wells' Web Pages

I am currently transcribing the pre-1820 references to the surname Milligan and variants in The Dumfries Weekly Journal. The earliest references to the Milligans and Millikens appear in the English newspapers, beginning with George Milligan, surgeon and apothecary, who died in 1736. They provided the date of death of Major James Milliken of Milliken, spelt Mulliken. The announcement of his death and his wife, Mary Stevens, are the first of the surname to appear in the Scots Magazine. I have divided the list of abstracts into two parts with the first part dating between 1736 and 1829.


July 11, 1736
Moffat in Annandale, July 14: On the 11th inst, died, to Grief of all who knew him, Mr. George Mulligen, Chirurgeon Apothecary, in this place, in the 42nd year of his Age. He was only Son of the Rev. Mr. George Mulligen, sometime Minister here. After serving his Time to Mr. Alexander Nisbet, an eminent Chirurgeon Apothecary in Edinburgh, he travelled abroad into many different Countries, by which he improved himself not only in his proper business of Chirurgeon and Pharmacy, but also in the Practice and Theory of Physick, the knowledge of Mankind, History and Belles Lettres. His knowledge of the Mineral Waters, and his long experience in the several Maladies, cureable by it, rendered him exceeding useful, and his other excellent Qualifications, as a Scholar, a Gentleman and Physician, endeared him to all that knew him, being a sincere Friend, an useful Companion, diligent in his attendance, easy in his Demands, and Compassionate towards his Patients, charitably bestowing both his skill and labourer gratis to poor people who came for Remedy to the Well, and had not wherewith to subsist themselves.
[Daily Gazetteer, London, Tuesday, July 27, 1736]

July 11, 1736
Died at Moffat in Annandale, to the Grief of all who knew him, Mr. George Mulligen, Chirurgeon and Apothecary in this Place, in the 42nd year of his Age; he was only Son of the Rev. Mr. George Mulligen, sometime Minister here.
[London Daily Post and General Advertiser, Tuesday, July 27, 1736]

September 1738
News by letters from North Carolina, we have Advice that the Rev. Boyd, missionary there from the Society for the propagating of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, died lately on the plantation of Col. Millikin.
[London Evening Post, September 16-19, 1738]

Note: Col. James Millikin came from Scotland.

February 5, 1741
They write from Kilbucan (Kilbarchan, Scotland), that on the 5th instant, Major James Mulliken, of Mulliken-Hall, died there in the 71st Year of his Age. He was a Gentleman of the most deterimined and uncorrupted Integrity, he loved Truth and Virtue uncommon A-dour, and adhere to them with inviolable Constancy. His Estate which is considerable in the West Indies, and in Scotland, falls to his only Son.
[Weekly Miscellany, London, Saturday, February, 21, 1741, Issue CCCXXXVI]

February 5, 1741
They write from Kilbucan (Kilbarchan, Scotland), that on the 5th instant, Major James Mulliken, of Mulliken-Hall, died there in the 71st Year of his Age: his Estate, which is considerable in the West-Indies and Scotland, falls to his only Son.
[London Evening Post, February 17-19, 1741]

February 1741
Death at the Age of 71, Major James Mulliken of Mullikenhall.
[The Scots Magazine, February 1741, Vol. 3, p. 94]

September 16, 1746
Extract of a Letter from Glasgow, on Thursday [11th] died the Lady of the late Major Milikin, of Milikin.
[General London Evening Mercury, Thursday, September 25, 1746]

Note: Extract taken from letter dated at Glasgow, September 16, 1746.

November 15, 1758
Elected rector of the University of Glasgow, James Milliken of Milliken, Esq.
[The Scots Magazine, November 1758, Vol. 20, p. 613]

November 1758
At Glasgow on Wednesday last James Milliken, Esq., of Milliken, was chosen rector of the University.
[Whitehall Evening Post, London, November 25-28, 1758]

June 7, 1764
Announcement of Marriage at Glasgow, Col. William Napier of Culcroich, to Miss Jeanie Millikin, daughter to James Millikin of Millikin Esq.
[The Scots Magazine, June 1764, Vol. 26, p. 350]

June 1764
Edinburgh, July 14. On Monday last Col. William Napier of Culcroich, was married at Glasgow to Miss Jeanie Milliken, daughter to James Milliken, Esq.
[London Chronicle, July 17-19, 1764]

May 7, 1765
Birth on Tuesday 7th instance, the Lady of Col. Napier of Culcroich, was safely delivered of a son and heir, at Milliken, in Scotland.
[Lloyd’s Evening Post, London, May 20-22, 1765]

January 30, 1768
Death at Port Glasgow, in the 84th year of his life, Mr Hugh Millikin, merchant in that part.
[The Scots Magazine, January 1768, Vol. 30, p. 55]

September 3, 1768
War Office announces George Milligen to be Surgeon to the Garrisons in South Carolina.
[Public Advertiser, London, Thursday, September 8, 1768]

February 12, 1771
The Lady of Col. Napier of Culcroich, was safely delivered of a daughter on 12st of inst, at Milliken.
[Middlesex Journal, February 23-26, 1771]

August 14, 1771
Edinburgh on Monday morning August 12, at nine o’clock, came on before the High Court of Justiciary here, the trial of several persons, who had been accused and indicted as being concerned in the late riot, or meal mob, at Dumfries, in February or March last. The Jury were enclosed about twelve O’clock and yesterday returned their verdict at one, finding unanimously Jacob McLauchrie, William Sturgeon, Agnes McKitterick, John McKitterick, John Wright, William Milligan and Andrew Wilson, guilty, and by a plurality of voices, found Walter Johnston, guilty, art and part, of the crimes libelled: an unanimously found the other five panels not guilty. The court have delayed passing sentence, till tomorrow, at ten O’clock.
[Middlesex Journal or Chronicle of Liberty London, August 17, 1771 - August 20, 1771]

August 16, 1771
Edinburgh on Wednesday August 14, the High Court of Justiciary proceeded to pass judgement on the eight persons who were found guilty, art and part, of the riotous mobs at Dumfries, as mentioned in our last, viz, John McKitterick and Andrew Wilson to be transported for seven years; and William Milligan for three years; Jacob Mac-lauchrie, William Sturgeon, and Agnes McKitterick to be imprisoned for three months, and John Wright and Walter Johnson for two months.
[Middlesex Journal or Chronicle of Liberty London, August 20, 1771 - August 22, 1771]

March 10, 1773
Bankrupt. John Milligan, Merchant in New Galloway, personal estate sequestrated.
[Daily Advertiser, London, Wednesday, March 10, 1773]

April 11, 1773
Death at Milliken, Col. William Napier of Culcreuch. He has left a widow, and a son and daughter.
[The Scots Magazine, April 1773, Vol. 35, p. 223]

April 11, 1773
Death on Sunday at Miliken, Col. Wm. Napier of Culcreuch.
[London Chronicle, April 17-20, 1773]

March 3, 1774
Death at Edinburgh, Mrs. Mary Milliken, wife of Dr. Nathan Spens, physician.
[The Scots Magazine, March 1774, Vol. 36, p. 166]

May 7, 1774
Advertisement: That there will be sold by public roup and action within the King’s Arms Tavern, Dumfries, one the 29th June next, betwixt the hours of three and four afternoon. The following subjects belonging to Thomas Broun of Nunland, Esq., viz. All and haill the ten-shilling land of the five merk land of Traquair, with its pertinents, lying in the parish of Traquair, and stewartry of Kirkcudbright, comprehended in the following lots, which are to be sold separately.
Lot 1st, A House, and two pieces, or Inclosures of ground, containing 9 acres, 2 roods 1 fall, presently possessed by David Walker, as tenant thereof. 2nd, An Inclosure of Land containing 17 acres 9 falls, presently possessed by Mr. Thomas Ewart, in Rotchell. 3rd, Two Inclosures of Land containing 13 acres, 3 roods 36 falls, presently possessed by James Wilson Innkeeper in Bridgend of Dumfries. 4th, An Inclosure of Land containing 4 acres, 22 falls, presently possessed by John Milligan.
[Caledonian Mercury (Edinburgh, Scotland) Saturday, May 7, 1774]

June 7, 1776
Death at Milliken, James Milliken of Milliken, Esq.
[The Scots Magazine, June 1776, Vol. 38, p. 340]

February 25, 1777
Death of Ann Milligan in the parish of Colvend, near Dumfries, aged 107 years.
[London Chronicle, February 17 – March 1, 1777]

July 10, 1779
Notice to the Creditors of William McGill, in Auchland, that the personal estate of the said William McGill being, on the 5th of June last, sequestrated by the Lord Ordinary officiating on the Bills and Alexander Millican in Wood of Auchland, being named factor thereon, he does in Obedience to the Interlocutor of the Lords of Council and Session, dated 24th of the said Month, hereby require the Creditors of the said William McGill to meet in the House of John Liddell, Innkeeper, in Wigtown, on Wednesday the 28th day of July instant, at Twelve O’clock in order to their continuing the said factor, chasing another or a Trustee or Trustees in his place. Signed Alex. Millican.
[London Gazette, London, July 6-10, 1779]

January 20, 1780
The Ship Venus, as she now lies in the harbour of Port Glasgow. Inventory to be seen in the hnads of Patrick Hunter, Glasgow, and Hugh Millikin, Port Glasgow.
[The Glasgow Mercury, January 20, 1780]

August 20, 1785
Died on the 20th current, at Dumfries, North Briton, in the 80th year of her Age, Mrs. Sophia Millegen Johnston, of Corhead, relict of the late Dr. Millegen, Physician at Moffat, and daughter of the late William Johnston, Esq., of Loch-house and Corhead, Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Dumfries.
[Whitehall Evening Post, London, August 27-30, 1785]

August 20, 1785
Died on 20th current at Dumfries, in the 80th year of her Age, Mrs. Sophia Millegan Johnston, of Corhead, relict of the late Dr. Millegen, Physician at Moffat, and daughter of the late William Johnston, Esq., of Loch-house and Corhead, Deputy-Lieutenant of the County of Dumfries.
[Public Advertiser, London, Wednesday, August 31, 1785]

November 29, 1788
Death on the 29th ult, at Canadell House, Anne Milliken, relict of the deceased James Campbell, Esq., of Canadell, aged 83.
[Morning Chronicle and London Advertiser, Thursday, December 18, 1788]

May 8, 1791
Death at Milliken, in an advanced age, Mrs. Milliken, relict of James Milliken, Esq., of Milliken.
[The Scots Magazine (Ediburgh, 1791), Vol. 53, p. 258]

May 1791
Death of Mrs. Milliken, relict of James Milliken, Esq.
[The Edinburgh Magazine or Literary Miscellany 1791, Vol. 13, p.438]

April 30, 1792
Marriage at Dumfries, Mr. James Milligan, merchant in Glasgow, to Miss Mary Jackson, daughter of Mr. Robert Jackson, printer.
[The Scots Magazine (Edinburgh, 1792), Vol. 54, p. 257]

October 20, 1792
Died at Gaudaloupe, the 20th October last, aged 19, James Milliken M’Dowall, son of James M’Dowall, Esq., merchant, Glasgow.
[Star, London, Friday, January 18, 1793]

May 1793
Lately died at Milliken, Mrs. Jean Napier, daughter of the deceased John Napier, Esq., of Culcreuch, widow of Patrick Wilkie, Esq., of Ratho Mill, in the island of St. Vincent.
[Star, London, Saturday, May 18, 1793]

November 25, 1794
Birth at Milligen House, Mrs. Kellett, a son.
[The Scots Magazine (Edinburgh, 1794), Vol. 56, p. 734]

January 26, 1795
Died on the 26th ult, at his house, parish of Orr, Galloway, in the 47th year of his Ministry, the Rev. John Mulligan, Minister of the Associate Congregation of Orr, aged about 80 years.
[Oracle and Public Advertiser, London, Friday, February 20, 1795]

August 15, 1795
News from Edinburgh on August 20, 1795: On Saturday last, a field of barley was cut down at Gillfoot, in the parish of Kirkbean, the property of Mr. Archibald Milligan. And Tuesday, another field of barley was cut down at New Bridge, near Dumfries, the property of Mr. George Bell.
[Morning Chronicle, London, Tuesday, August 25, 1795]

July 1796
Return of the killed, wounded, and missing, in the island of St. Lucia, from the 28th of April to the 24th of May inclusive. Wounded – George Milligan, since dead, of 27th regiment.
[The Scots Magazine and Edinburgh Literary Miscellany, Vol. 58, p. 495]

September 1796
Married lately, at David Milligan’s Esq., of Dalscairth, near Dumfries, George Ross, Esq., of the Adelphi, to Miss Clark, youngest daughter of the late James Clark, Esq., of Kirkcudbright.
[True Briton, London, Monday, September 12, 1796]

February 14, 1796
Died at Dumfries, Mr. James Milligan, merchant.
[The Scots Magazine, February 1796, Vol. 58, p. 144]

February 20, 1798
Died at Dalscraeth, David Milligan, Esq., many years a respectable merchant in London.
[The Scots Magazine and Edinburgh Literary Miscellany, Vol. 60, p. 214]

February 24, 1798
Died on Wednesday, the 24th ult, at his house at Dalscarith, in the 64th year of his age, David Milligan, Esq., many years a respectable merchant of London.
[Morning Post and Gazetteer, London, Thursday, February 8, 1798]

April 17, 1798
List of Voluntary Contributions, over and above assessed Taxes, by the Inhabitants of the Parish of Troqueer, which includes, Mrs. Milligan of Dalskairth paid £25, John McKittrick paid 1 shilling and George Milligan paid 1 shilling.
[The Dumfries Weekly Journal, April 17, 1798]

May 8, 1798
List of Voluntary Contributions, over and above assessed Taxes, by the Inhabitants of the Parish of Dalry, which included, George Milligan paid £0 1 shilling.
[The Dumfries Weekly Journal, May 8, 1798]

May 8, 1798
List of Voluntary Contributions, over and above assessed Taxes, by the Inhabitants of the Parish of Carsphairn, which included, Mrs. Milligan paid 10 shillings.
[The Dumfries Weekly Journal, May 8, 1798]

March 9, 1799
Died at Dumfries, George Milligan, Esq., of Corehead, M. D. member of the American Philosophical Society.
[The Scots Magazine and Edinburgh Literary Miscellany, Vol. 61, p. 211]

March 1799
Died at Dumfries, in the 72nd year, George Milligen Johnston, Esq., of Corehead, M. D., after a long and painful decline, which he bore with extensive fortitude and resignation, a gentleman of extensive knowledge, great worth and tried patriotism.
[The Weekly Register (1798) London, Wednesday, April 10, 1799, Issue 53, p. 422]

March 1799
Died lately at Dumfries, in his 72nd year, George Milligen Johnsson, Esq., of Corehead, after a long and painful decline.
[True Briton (1793) London, Thursday, April 4, 1799]

March 1799
Died lately at Dumfries, in his 72nd year, George Milligen Johnsson, Esq., of Corehead, Justice of the Peace for Dumfries. He bore a long and painful decline with exemplary fortitude and resignation, and was a Gentleman of extensive knowledge, great worth and tried patriotism.
[Evening Mail, London, April 1-3, 1799]

July 29, 1800
House For Sale: To be sold by public roup, within the George Inn, Dumfries, on Thursday the eleventh day of August 1800 between hours of three and four o’clock afternoon. These tenements of houses belongings to William Milligan in Muirend, lying in Bridgend of Dumfries, on the East side of the High Street leading to Wind Mill. These houses are only a few years old, and in good condition. For further particulars apply to William McCraken, writer in Dumfries, who will treat with any person wishing to purchase by private bargain.
[Dumfries Weekly Journal, July 29, 1800]

September 17, 1800
On Wednesday evening, between eight and nine O’clock, an alarming fire unfortunately broke out in the house of Milliken possessed by Capt. Kellet, four miles west from Paisley, which was burnt to the ground, with all the elegant furniture, except that of the dinning and drawing rooms. The flames spread so rapidly, that, though every exertion was made to bring forward the fire engines from Paisley, yet they arrived too late. The fire, it is said, was occasioned by a candle being placed too near the curtain of a bed. We are sorry to find that the loss by this fire will be above £5000, and more so, that there is no insurance.
[St. James’s Chronicle or the British Evening Post, London, September 23-25, 1800]

Note: The same report is also found in the Albion and Evening Advertiser, London, Tuesday 23, 1800.

September 22, 1800
At Glasgow, the Circuit Court of Justiciary was opened here on Saturday last by the Right Hon., the Lord Dunsinnan and Lord Cullen. George Thomson, cotton-spinner in Paisley, accused of breaking into a cellar at Millikin House, and stealing from thence a quantity of liquor, was, upon his own confession, sentenced to five years transportation beyond seas, the Advocate Depute having restricted the libel to an arbitrary punishment.
[Albion and Evening Advertiser, London, Tuesday September, 30, 1800]

July 18, 1801
Death on Saturday last at Kirkbean, John Milligen, Esq., merchant in Charleston, South Carolina.
[The Dumfries Weekly Journal, July 21, 1801]

September 15, 1801
Stewartry of Kirkcudbright: The Michaelmas Meeting of the Freeholders of the said Stewartry is to be held at Kirkcudbright, upon Tuesday the thirteenth of October next; and claims of enrolment has been lodged for the following Gentlemen, which included Robert Milligan, merchant in London.
[Dumfries Weekly Journal, September 15, 1801]

May 11, 1802
Advertisement – Pasturage: To be let by public roup, within the house of Mrs. Robertson, Dalbeaty, upon Saturday the 22nd of May, 1802, at twelve o’clock noon, for pasturage only, from the 26th instant to the term of Candlemas next, All and Whole those Parrs of the Lands of Barnbarroch in the parish of Colvend and Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, possessed by Mr. George Milligan, surgeon, not under Crop, with the Foggage of the Stubble and Hay from the cutting of the Crops, till Candlemas next.
[Dumfries Weekly Journal, May 11, 1802]

May 15, 1803
To be Exposed to Public Roup within the Kings’ Arms Tavern in Dumfries, on Wednesday the 11th of May next, betwixt the hours of one and two afternoon. The Lands of Dempstertown, called Newton and Newton-Head, lying in the parish of Dunscore and sheriffdom of Dumfries, as presently possessed by Robert Henderson, measuring upwards of 77 acres arable, and 10 acreas of moss, Scots statue measure. The lands are mostly all fine arable or meadow, are situated on the north west side of the road from Dumfries to Minyhive, about eight miles from the former, and within four miles of the Lime-works of Closeburn and Barjarg. There is a lease current for eight years from Whitsunday next, for payment of £33 4s of yearly rent, beside public, which are very low; and at the expiry of the lease a very considerable rise of rent may be depended on. The articles of roup, title deed, plan, may be seen in the hands of Messrs. Corrie and Gilchrist, W.S. Edinburgh or Messrs Goldie and Threshie, Dumfries, to either of whom application may be made for any further information wanted.
[Dumfries Weekly Journal, May 15, 1803]

June 14, 1803
Marriage at Borgue House, Mr. David Milligan Jolly, Excise Office, Edinburgh, to Miss Marion Blair, youngest daughter of David Blair, Esq., of Brogue.
[The Scots Magazine and Edinburgh Literary Miscellany, Vol. 64, p. 527]

October 17, 1803
Sequestrations: Robert Milligan, cattle dealer in Creebank.
[The Scots Magazine and Edinburgh Literary Miscellany, Vol. 65, p. 740]

January 12, 1806
Death at Cork, Mrs. Napier of Milliken, relict of the late Col. Napier of Culcreuch.
[The Scots Magazine and Edinburgh Literary Miscellany, Vol. 68, p. 80]

April 27, 1806
Death at Port Glasgow, Efsex Ramsay, wife of Hugh Milliken and daughter of the late William Ramsay of Templehall.
[Greenock Advertiser, May 5, 1806]

December, 5, 1808
Death at Lochbank, aged 80, Mrs. Elizabeth Milligan, relict of Mr. James Haining, late in Moss-side of Craigs.
[The Scots Magazine and Edinburgh Literary Miscellany, Vol. 70, p. 960]

February 12, 1810
Advertisment: Farms upon the estate of Amisfield. To let, for term of years, by public roup, upon Thursday the 15th day of March next, in the George Inn, Dumfries, at one o’clock afternoon. Lot 1st, The farm of Hazel-Rigg, as lately possessed by James Milligan. 2nd, The farm of Lawridding, as possessed by the Heirs of Robert Milligan, with part of the Mains of Amisfield. 3rd, The farm of Blair-Hall, as possessed by John Neil, with part of the Mains of Amisfield. These farms lie in the parish of Tinwald, and county of Dumfries, only five miles from the town of Dumfries. The tenants’ entry is to be at Whitsunday first 1810. The soil is rich and fertile, and is well known to produce all kinds of grain of the quality. Every encouragement will be given to tenants, in regard to houses dikes. A plan and admeasurement of the farms are to be seen at Amisfield House, where every information may be hand respecting the conditions of the roup, and other particulars. Amisfield, 12th February, 1810.
[Dumfries Weekly Journal, February 13, 1810]

February 26, 1810
A Shop, Back Counting Room, and Cellars to Let. To be Let, and entered to at Whitsunday first. That well-frequented Shop, Counting Room and Cellars below the same, situated in Lochmabengate Street, formerly possessed by William Milligan. This shop is well worth the attention of any can of spirit, as it is both large and commodious, and fit for carrying on an extensive business. For particulars apply to George Holliday, spirit-dealer, Lochmabengate. Dumfries, 26th Feb., 1810.
[Dumfries Weekly Journal, February 27, 1810]

May 1, 1810
Sequestrations: William Milligan, merchant in Dumfries, to be examined in the Sheriff Clerk’s Office, 8th and 24th May, 12 o’clock. Creditors meet in Nairn’s coffee-house, Dumfries, 25th May, 12 o’clock, to instruct Wm Brand, in Dumfries, the trustee. Claims to be made by 25th Feb., 1811.
[Dumfries Weekly Journal, May 1, 1810]

May 15, 1810
Sequestrations: William Milligan, merchant in Dumfries. Creditors meet in Nairn’s Coffee-house, Dumfries, 16th May, 12 o’clock to instruct trustee.
[Dumfries Weekly Journal, May 15, 1810]

June 18, 1810
Notice to Debtors: Those who stand addebted to Will. Milligan, late Merchant in Dumfries, are desired to pay their accounts to William Brand, the Trustee on his sequestrated estate or to James Thomson, writer, within eight days from this date, otherways prosecutions for payment will be raised immediately thereafter. Not to be repeated. Dumfries, 18th June, 1810.
[Dumfries Weekly Journal, June 19, 1810]

August 26, 1810
Marriage of Peter Macadam, Esq., merchant, Glasgow, to Margaret, daughter of the late Mr. William Milligan.
[The Scots Magazine and Edinburgh Literary Miscellany, Vol. 72, p. 717]

August 30 1810
Marriage at Dumfries, on the 30th August, John Gregory Esq., from Jamaica to Margaret eldest daughter of John Milligan Esq. late of Charleston.
[Edinburgh Advertiser, September 7, 1810, Vol. XLIV, no. 4872, p. 159]

August 30, 1810
Marriage at Dumfries, John Gregory, Esq., from Jamaica, to Margaret, eldest daughter of John Milligan, Esq., late of Charlestown.
[The Scots Magazine and Edinburgh Literary Miscellany, Vol. 72, p. 717]

June 10, 1811
Notice dated at Dumfries to the Creditors of William Milligan, jun, Merchant in Dumfries; and also to those persons who are addebted to his sequestrated Estate. The Trustee hereby intimate, that a scheme of Division of the Bankrupt’s Funds, so far as recovered, lies at his Office for the inspection of all concerned, and that at the distance of one month from this date, a dividend will then be paid; and the Trustee farther certifies the Debtors of the said William Milligan, that if they do not pay their outstanding accounts within eight days from the date hereof, they will be prosecuted immediately thereafter. Dumfries, 10th June, 1811.

October 26, 1811
Notice dated at Dumfries to the Creditors of William Milligan, jun, Merchant in Dumfries. Those Creditors of the said William Milligan who have produced their grounds of debt, with oaths of verity thereto, will receive a dividend from the Trustee on his sequestrated estate, at the lapse of one month from this date; and, in the meantime, a scheme of division amongst the said Creditors, of the fund already recovered, together with a state of those belonging to the bankrupt still unrecovered, lies in the hands of William Laidlaw, writer in Dumfries, the Trustee, for inspection of all concerned.
[The Edinburgh Gazette 1811]

February 2, 1813
Advertisement: Subject in Dumfries for Sale. To be sold, by public roup, within Nairn’s Coffee house, upon Wednesday the 10th March, 1813, at two o’clock afternoon. All and Whole the tenement, stable and garden behind the same, situated on the east side of St. Michael’s Street in Dumfries, adjoining the new brick tenant of Mr. Nicholson, and on the north side thereof. This property extends above 36 feet in front, and 148 feet backwards, is completely inclosed by a stone by stone wall along the south and east, and by a stone dike and thriving young hedge along the north side. It stands five or six feet above the adjoining gardens of Robert Milligan, and Mr. Hannah, cabinet-maker, along the Miluburn, and by carrying the front a few feet backwards, would be an excellent situation for upon.
[Dumfries Weekly Journal, February 2, 1813]

March 9, 1813
Death at Blackpark, on the 9th current, Mr. John Milligan, age 81 years, much regretted.
[Caledonian Mercury, Edinburgh, Thursday, March 18, 1813]

December 25, 1813
Death at Hightown of Craigs, on the 25th ult, Mrs. Isabella Milligan, aged 92.
[Caledonian Mercury, Edinburgh, Monday, January 10, 1814]

May 16, 1814
Marriage at Glasgow, Robert Jarvie, Esq., merchant, to Jean daughter of the late William Milligan, Esq., Carlibar.
[The Scots Magazine and Edinburgh Literary Miscellany, Vol. 76, p. 480]

September 11, 1815
Marriage at Glasgow on 11 current, by Rev. William Routledge, Mr. William Kerr Milligan, merchant, Little Falls, US America, to Mary, second daughter of Mr. John Fergus, organist, Glasgow.
[Caledonian Mercury (Edinburgh, Scotland) Thursday, September 14, 1815]

April 3, 1820
Marriage at Dumfries, yesterday, of Mr Robert Milligan, writer, to Miss Margaret Rorison, daughter of the late Hugh Rorison, Esq. writer, Kirkcudbright.
[Dumfries Weekly Journal, April 4, 1820]

April 3, 1820
Marriage at Dumfries, Mr. Robert Milligan, writer, to Margaret, daughter of the late Mr. Hugh Rorrison, writer, Kirkcudbright.
[Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Vol. VII, pl. 231]

June 6, 1821
Death at Port Glasgow, Hugh Milliken, Esq., aged 83.
[The Edinburgh Annual Register for 1821 (Edinburgh), Vol. 14, parts I and II, p. 361]

August 1822
University of Edinburgh: This day one hundred and thirteen gentlemen had conferred on them, by the Senatus Academicus of the University of this City, the degree of Doctor in Medicine, after having completed the regular course of study, and gone through the appointed examinations, and likewise publicly defended their respective inaugural dissertations.

Listed amongst them from America:

Robert L. Milligan, De Potu Assimilando.

[The Scots Magazine and Edinburgh Literary Miscellany, Vol. 90, p. 389]

October 24, 1822
Death at Kirkcudbright, on the 24th inst. immediately after parturition, Catharine wife of Mr John Milligan, mason.
[Dumfries Weekly Journal, October 29, 1822]

January 26, 1823
Death at Nunholm, near Dumfries, on the 26th inst. Mr Alexander Milligan, aged 77, much and justly regretted.
[The Dumfries Weekly Journal, January 28, 1823]

February 19, 1823
Birth at Milliken, the Lady of Sir Wm. Milliken Napier, Bart., a daughter.
[The Scots Magazine and Edinburgh Literary Miscellany, Vol. 91, p. 383]

February 19, 1823
Birth at Milliken, on the 19th current, the Lady of Sir William Milliken Napier, Bart., of a daughter.
[Caledonian Mercury, Edinburgh, Monday, February 24, 1823]

May 24, 1823
Death at Brunstain House, near Portobello, Miss Margaret Q. Milliken, daughter of the deceased William Milliken, Esq., of St. Vincent’s.
[The Edinburgh Magazine and Literary Miscellany, January – June, 1823, p. 776]

November 16, 1823
Death at Kirkden, the Rev. William Milligan, minister of that parish, in the 90th year of his age, and 40th of his ministry.
[The Scots Magazine and Edinburgh Literary Miscellany, Vol. 91, p. 768]

November 16, 1823
Death at Kirkden, the Rev William Milligan, minister of that parish, in the 90th year of his age, and 40th year of his ministry.
[Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Vol. 14, pl. 742]

February 9, 1824
Marriage at Newton-Stewart, on the 9th current, by the Rev Mr Black, Mr William Gibson, to Miss Ann Milligan.
[Dumfries Weekly Journal, February 17, 1824]

March 22, 1824
Death at Dalbeattie, on 22nd ultimo, Margaret Milligan, relict of the late Robert Fowler. They lived in the married state upwards of 60 years, and she survived her husband precisely one month.
[Dumfries Weekly Journal, April 6, 1824]

August 1, 1824
Death at Castle Douglas, on the 1st inst., Jane Milligan, spouse of Mr Alexander M’Millan, merchant.
[Dumfries Weekly Journal, August 10, 1824]

December 6, 1824
Death on the 6th current., at Corwarhill, of the typhus fever, Andrew Milwain, apprentice to Mr William Milligan, painter in Newton-Stewart; a young man possessed of promising abilities in his profession, amiable of disposition, and interesting manners, much esteemed by his master, and his sorrowing friends will long cherish a fond remembrance of his worth.
[Dumfries Weekly Journal, December 14, 1824]

March 13, 1825
Birth at Milliken, the Lady of Sir Wm. Milliken, Bart., a son.
[The Scots Magazine and Edinburgh Literary Miscellany, Vol. 95, p. 510]

March 13, 1825
Birth at Milliken, on the 13th current, the Lady of Sir William Milliken Napier, Bart., of a son.
[Caledonian Mercury, Edinburgh, Thursday, March 17, 1825]

May 24, 1825
Death at Dumfries, lately, Mrs Agnes Brown, relict of the deceased Mr William Milligan, late merchant in Dumfries, aged 84.
[Dumfries Weekly Journal, May 24, 1825]

August 8, 1825
Death at Greenock, Peter Milliken of the Customs.
[Greenock Advertiser, August 19, 1825]

November 18, 1825
Death at Stranraer, on the 18th current, Jessie, only daughter of William Milligan, Esq. writer, aged 6 years.
[Dumfries Weekly Journal, November 29, 1825]

December 14, 1825
Death at Portpatrick, on the 14th inst. in the 42d year of her age, Mrs Catherine Niven, spouse to Mr Andrew Niven. – Sincerity in friendship and candour in manner and conversation, were characteristics of this worthy lady; and she bore her severe illness with such singular resignation and patience, as proved highly gratifying to her relatives and acquaintances, by whom she will be long and sincerely regretted. - Also on the 16th, her infant son, James Milligan Niven.
[Dumfries Weekly Journal, December 20 1825]

February --, 1826
Death at Liverpool, after a long period of ill health, Marion, wife of Mr James Milligan, merchant, of Liverpool, and eldest daughter of the late Robt. Jackson, Esq. Provost of Dumfries.
[Dumfries Weekly Journal, February 21, 1826]

February --, 1826
Death at Liverpool, after a long period of ill health, Marion, wife of Mr James Milligan, merchant, of Liverpool, and eldest daughter of the late Robert Jackson, Esq. Provost of Dumfries.
[Caledonian Mercury, Edinburgh, Monday, February 27, 1826]

February 23, 1826
Death at Dumfries, on Thursday the 23d ult., Mrs Sarah Milligan, relict of the late Archibald Dalzell, jeweller, in the 81st year of her age.
[Dumfries Weekly Journal, March 7, 1826]

February 25, 1826
Marriage at Twynholm, this day (25th ult), Mr David Shaw, Gatehouse, to Miss Janet Milligan, Twynholm.
[Dumfries Weekly Journal, March 7, 1826]

November 13, 1826
Death on Monday the 13th current, at Port William, Wigtownshire, his native place, Mr John Milligan, merchant, Liverpool, aged 28 – much regretted by a numerous circle of friends who will long remember the kindness of his disposition and his integrity.
[Dumfries Weekly Journal, November 21, 1826]

November 19, 1826
Death at Dalbeattie, on Sunday the 19th instant, Mr John Milligan, wool-carder, aged 70.
[Dumfries Weekly Journal, November 28, 1826]

January 3, 1827
Marriage at Mrs. Napier’s of Milliken, on the 3rd current, C. Fleming Hunter, Esq., of Culcutta, to Miss Jane Napier Kellett, only daughter of the late William Augustus Kellett, Esq., of Cork.
[Caledonian Mercury, Edinburgh, Thursday, January 4, 1827]

April 7, 1827
Death on Tuesday seven night, in Water Lane, Carlisle, Mr James Milligan, aged 45 years. He was a striking instance of the extent to which self-instruction may be carried: a few months at an obscure school in his native village was the whole time allotted for his education, yet so ardent was he in the pursuit of learning, that ere he had attained the age at which young men mostly think of entering on abstruse studies, he had, solely by his own exertions, acquired a thorough knowledge of the most intricate branches of mathematics; and by the ready application of that science to mechanical purposes, he astonished the most experienced mechanics. His leisure hours were chiefly employed in the laudable objects of instructing others; and his unceasing kindness in that respect to a number of young persons of his acquaintance, will long be gratefully remembered. Mr Milligan was a native of Wigtownshire, North Britain, and was lately employed as a master carder in the manufactory of Messrs Jacob Cowen and Sons, by whom is most sincerely regretted.
[Dumfries Weekly Journal, April 17, 1827]

May 31, 1827
Death at Dumfries, on Thursday last, Mr Robert Milligan, tanner, aged 67 years.
[Dumfries Weekly Journal, June 5, 1827]

June 3, 1827
Death at Dempsterton, on Sunday last, William Milligan, Esq. of Dempsterton, aged 43.
[Dumfries Weekly Journal, June 5, 1827]

July 16, 1827
Marriage at Dumfries by the Rev. James Clyde, Mr James Milligan, teacher, academy Street, to Ann, youngest daughter of the late Rev. William Inglis, Dumfries.
[Dumfries Weekly Journal, July 17, 1827]

August 27, 1827
Marriage at Kirkbean by the Rev. Mr Grierson, Mr John Milligan, farmer, Kimkerrock, to Miss Margaret M’Nish, eldest daughter of Mr William M’Nish, farmer in Nether-mill, Kirkbean.
[Dumfries Weekly Journal, August 28, 1827]

December 26, 1827
Death at Dumfries, Mr John Milligan, grocer, Friars’ Vennel, aged 59, much and deservedly regretted.
[Dumfries Weekly Journal, January 1 1828]

April 15, 1828
Death at 40, Friar’s Vennel, on Tuesday last, Mrs Margaret Milligan.
[Dumfries Weekly Journal, April 22, 1828]

September 15, 1828
Marriage at Ardeer House, Ayrshire, Milliken Hunter, Esq., to Margaret, eldest daughter of Thomas Walker, Esq., of Irvine, North Britain.
[The Morning Chronicle, Tuesday, September 23, 1828]

November 3, 1828
Marriage at Dumfries by the Rev. Dr Scot, Mr James Halliday, to Miss Elizabeth Milligan, Kinkerrick, parish of Kirkbean.
[Dumfries Weekly Journal, November 18, 1831]

February 9, 1829
Marriage at Port Glasgow by Reverend Dr. Barr of Hugh Milliken, merchant, to Jane eldest daughter of the late Robert Hunter.
[Greenock Advertiser, February 24, 1829]

June 20, 1830
Death at Dumfries, on Sunday last, Mr Robert Milligan, writer.
[Dumfries and Galloway Courier, June 22, 1830]

July 31, 1830
Death of Mr John Milligan, farmer, Burnside of Baltersan.
[Dumfries and Galloway Courier, August 17, 1830]

March 15, 1831
Marriage at Dumfries by the Rev. Mr Clyde, Mr John Aitken, builder, to Isabella Murray, relict of the late Mr John Milligan, grocer, Friars’ Vennel, Dumfries.
[Dumfries and Galloway Courier, March 15, 1831]

May 16, 1831
Marriage on Monday the 16th current, at Upper-Farding, in the parish of Kirkconnel, by the Rev. James Richardson, Mr James Milligan, tenant in Kirkhope, to Elizabeth, daughter of Mr James Laidlaw, farmer, Upper-Farding.
[Dumfries Weekly Journal, May 24, 1831]





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