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



Newspaper Abstracts relating to Scotland

Part II: 1830 - 1860



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.

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

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 have divided the list of abstracts into two parts with the second part dating between 1830 and 1860.


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]

June 3, 1831
Death at Dumfries, on Saturday last, at the advanced age of 82, Mrs John Milligan, late of Dunnance, parish of Balmaghie.
[Dumfries and Galloway Courier, June 7, 1831]

June 4, 1831
Death at Dumfries, Mr James Colvin, joiner.
[Dumfries and Galloway Courier, June 7, 1831]

August 11, 1831
Birth at Kirkcudbright, on the 11th inst. Mrs Nathaniel Milligan, of a son.
[Dumfries Weekly Journal, August 16, 1831]

November 29, 1831
Marriage at Glasgow, Mr George Milligan, farmer, Carcoside, near Sanquhar, to Miss Jean Corson, only daughter of the late Mr Corson, tenant of Airdoch, parish of Durrisdeer.
[Dumfries Weekly Journal, December 6, 1831]

April 20, 1832
Death at Dumfries, Janet, daughter of Mr William Milligan, hosier.
[Dumfries and Galloway Courier, April 24, 1832]

June 10, 1832
Death at Knowe of Tibbers, on the 10th current, Mr William Milligan, formerly farmer there, in the 89th year of his age, a gentleman generally known, and highly esteemed for piety, probity, friendly feeling, and indeed the whole cycle of the Christian and moral virtues.
[Dumfries and Galloway Courier, June 12, 1832]

November 24, 1832
Death at London, in his 31st year, of consumption, Mr John Milligan, linendraper – a native of Kirkinner, Wigtownshire, whose memory will be long esteemed. Not only by his relatives and friends, but by the members of the Metropolitan Scotch society.
[Dumfries and Galloway Courier, December 4, 1832]

December 14, 1832
Marriage of Mr R. Milligan, Castlemaddie, to Miss Sarah Hastings, Knockreoch, Kells.
[Dumfries and Galloway Courier, January 1, 1833]

December 31, 1832
Marriage at Netherhall, Balmaghie, Mr Andrew Milligan, accountant, Castle-Douglas, to Isabella, second daughter of Robert Douglas, Esq.
[Dumfries and Galloway Courier, January 1, 1833]

June 29, 1832
Death in the house of John Gregan, her son-in-law, Mrs Agnes Milligan, relict of William Edgar, farmer at Glenhowan, parish of Carlaverock, in her 97th year. She was the youngest of a family of six, whose united ages amount to more than 500 years. Through her long life she was a steady and consistant Christian; and her memory will long be cherished by a numerous progeny, and an extensive circle of friends.
[Dumfries and Galloway Courier, July 10, 1833]

February 21, 1833
Headed “George Milligan” “A wise, good man, contented to be poor”. Main text, George Milligan, long a farm-servant, and latterly the most celebrated thatcher and thrasher in the whole district, died at the Glen Mill, on the 21st ult., in the 89th year of his age. He was born in Lochrutton, in 1743, but removed about the age of manhood to the parish of Terregles, where he resided more than sixty years. His cottage stood by the side of a wood, within hearing of a murmuring stream; and not even the small birds, or the rooks themselves, darting from the highest bough to arrest the deworm in his evanescent course, cold be more regular in their hours of labour, recreation and rest, than the subject of this brief memoir. At Terraughty, where he worked for many years, the sound of the flail was the first thing that intimated to other portions of the household that it was time to rise; and wherever he went, his movements were regulated with all the accuracy of the clock itself. He wore the same watch for more than sixty years, never forgot to wind it up, and never had occasion to replace the original glass, a circumstance he sometimes mentioned while recommending carefulness and economy to others, neither was he ever touched with liquor, known to utter an oath or wittingly commit a breach of the truth. His piety was remarkable, free from ostentation and austerity; and for many years he visited the poor and sick, praying with them, and administering spiritual consolation. The pastor of the parish felt the value of his services, and during the funeral ceremony paid a merited tribute of respect to his memory. Frequently the deceased said “I was trained to live well in my youth, and that makes me a fresh auld man they day.” His wedding garments he retained to the last, though his wife had long predeceased him, and his cravat was put into the coffin, according to the custom of the olden times. Their fashion was most peculiar; and as often as “Patie and Roger” was enacted by amateurs for the benefit of the poor, recourse was had to the wardrobe of honest George Milligan. Humble as his station in life was, he adorned it by the sterling worth and integrity of his character; and we may quote, in his case, the words which Mr. Murdoch, the instructor of Burn’s, so happily applied to the poet’s father; “O for a world of me of such dispositions! I have often wished for the good of mankind, that it was as customary to honour and perpetuate the memory of those who excel in moral rectitude, as it is to extol what are called heroic actions; then would the mausoleum of the friend of my youth overtop and surpass most of those we see in Westminster Abbey.”
[The Schoolmaster, and Edinburgh Weekly Magazine, Saturday, March 30, 1833, No. 35, Vol. II, p.199]

December 1, 1833
Death at Edinburgh, Dr Edward Milligan of Plumdon, near Annan, Dumfriesshire.
[Dumfries and Galloway Courier, December 11, 1833]

December 1, 1833
Death at Edinburgh, Edward Milligan, M.D. a celebrated private teacher of medicine, and the translator of Celsus, Magendie, and other works connected with his profession.
[Gentleman’s Magazine, Vol I New Series, January to June 1834, p. 118]

January 22, 1834
Death at Burnside Nursery, near Kirkcudbright, upon the 22d ult., James Milligan, many years foreman there to Mr Credie, much and justly regretted by all who knew him.
[Dumfries and Galloway Courier, February 5, 1834]

February 11, 1834
Death at Hillhead of Dalscairth, on the 11th curt., Helen, daughter of Mr John Milligan, farmer there.
[Dumfries and Galloway Courier, February 19, 1834]

March 25, 1834
Marriage at Castle-Douglas, Mr Samuel Robertson, to Miss Grace Milligan.
[Dumfries and Galloway Courier, April 2, 1834]

March 31, 1834
Birth at Castle-Douglas, Mrs Andrew Milligan, of a daughter.
[Dumfries and Galloway Courier, April 9, 1834]

April 3, 1834
Marriage at the Collegiate Church, Manchester, Mr John Milligan, of Chapel-en-Frith, to Miss Elizabeth Chambers, of Manchester.
[Dumfries and Galloway Courier, April 23, 1834]

July 21, 1834
Marriage at Carsethorn, on the 21st curt., by the Rev. Mr Burnside, of Terregles, A. Y. Anderson, Esq., surgeon, to Janet, niece of the late Dr Edward Milligan.
[Dumfries and Galloway Courier, July 30, 1834]

August 11, 1834
Death at Kirkbride, in the parish of Keir, on Monday week, Janet Morrin, relict of John Milligan, late of Dalgonar.
[Dumfries and Galloway Courier, August 13, 1834]

September 1, 1834
Death of Elizabeth Milligan, spouse to David Burnie, farmer, Comlongan Mains, much regretted.
[Dumfries and Galloway Courier, September 17, 1834]

December 30, 1834
Married at Maxwelltown, by the Rev. W. Dunlop, Mr Peter Milligan, saddler, Castle-Douglas, to Jane, second daughter of Mr J. M’Kay, manufacturer, Maxwelltown.
[Dumfries and Galloway Courier, January 7, 1835]

March 16, 1835
Death at Merkland, parish of Dunscore, Henrietta Milligan, wife of Mr Thomas Milligan of Merkland.
[Dumfries and Galloway Courier, March 18, 1835]

April 27, 1835
Marriage at Gatehouse-of-Fleet by the Rev. Robert Jeffrey of Girthon, Mr Hugh Milligan, draper in said place, to Jessie Anna, eldest daughter of James Watson, Esq., surgeon there.
[Dumfries and Galloway Courier, April 29, 1835]

April 7, 1835
Death at Holyrood, Edinburgh, Mrs Margaret Milligan Gregory, relict of John Gregory, Esq. of Fellowshiphall, Jamaica.
[Dumfries and Galloway Courier, April 29, 1835]

June 9, 1835
Marriage at Dumfries by the Rev. Robt. Wallace, Mr John Ferguson, gardener, Minnyhive, to Miss Catherine Milligan, only surviving daughter of the late Mr John Milligan, architect and builder, of the former place.
[Dumfries and Galloway Courier, June 17, 1835]

July 20, 1835
Death at Maxwelltown, Sergeant-Major Andrew Milligan, of the Dumfriesshire Militia Staff, aged 62.
[Dumfries and Galloway Courier, July 29, 1835]

September 8, 1835
Married at Glasgow by the Rev. Mr Patterson, St. Andrews, Mr James Milligan, farmer, Spank, Kirkconnell, to Miss Jane Craig, Pulwheys, New Cumnock. – “True love long delayed is ill to bide, It flows like the Solway, but ebbs like its tide.” – Corres.
[Dumfries and Galloway Courier, September 16, 1835]

July 1, 1836
Death at Manse of Elie, on the 1st inst., Agnes, daughter of the Rev. G. Milligan.
[The Scotsman, July9, 1836]

June 6, 1839
Married Robert Speir, Esq., late of Calcutta, son of Robert Speir, Esq., late of Burnbrae, to Mary Milliken Napier, eldest daughter of Sir William Milliken Napier, of Milliken and Napier, Bart. Milliken House, Renfrewshire, has been a scene of great festivity on the occasion of the union.
[The Friend of India, Calcutta, India, Thursday, September 12, 1839]

June 6, 1839
Marriage at Milliken House, Renfrewshire, Robert Speir, Esq., late of Calcutta, son of Robert Speir, Esq., of Burnbrae, to Mary Milliken Napier, eldest daughter of Sir William Milliken Napier, of Milliken and Napier, Bart.
[Oriental Herald and Colonial Intelligencer, Vol. IV July to December, 1839, p. 62]

June 6, 1839
Marriage lately at Milliken House, Renfrewshire, Robert Speir, Esq., late of Calcutta, son of Robert Speir, Esq., of Burnbrae, to Mary Milliken Napier, eldest daughter of Sir Wm M. Napier, Bart., of Milliken and Napier.
[Asiatic Journal and Monthly Miscellany, Vo. XXIX New Series, May-August 1839, p. 341]

December 24, 1842
Death at Burnside of Baltersan, in the parish of Holywood, Archibald Milligan, Esq., advanced in life.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, January 5, 1843]

January 6, 1843
Married at Maxwelltown, Mr John Milligan, baker, to Barbara Carnan; same place and day, Robert Carnan, baker, to Helen Ballantyne.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, January 26, 1843]

January 12, 1843
Death at Glenluce, Miss Milligan, aged 77.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, January 19, 1843]

March 16, 1843
Marriage at St. John's church, Launceston, Van Diemen's Land, on the 16th March last, by the Rev. Dr. Brown, of Joseph Milligan, Esq., Inspector of Convict Discipline, to Eliza, second daughter of the late W. E. Lawrence, Esq., M.L.C.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, September 14, 1843]

May 2, 1843
Marriage at Culbrattan, parish of Penninghame by the Rev. S. Richardson, Mr Alex. Milligan, Drumurrie, to Miss Mary M'Geoch of Culbrattan.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, May 4, 1843]

September 8, 1843
Birth at Kirkcowan, Mrs Robert Milligan, of a son.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, September 14, 1843]

September --, 1843
Birth at Chapel-le-Frith, Derbyshire, last week, Mrs John Milligan, of a daughter.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, September 14, 1843]

March 16, 1843
Marriage at St. John's church, Launceston, Van Diemen's Land, on the 16th March last, by the Rev. Dr. Brown, of Joseph Milligan, Esq., Inspector of Convict Discipline, to Eliza, second daughter of the late W. E. Lawrence, Esq., M.L.C.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, September 14, 1843]

October 14, 1843
Death at Kirkcowan Village, Thomas, aged 5 weeks, twin son of Mr Robert Milligan, innkeeper, Kirkcowan.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, October 26, 1843]

October 19, 1843
Death at Black Craig, Minnygaff, after a lingering illness, Mrs Jas Milligan, aged 78 years.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, October 26, 1843]

November 17, 1843
Marriage at Crofthead, near Moffat, Mr John Crosbie, grocer, Moffat, to Isabella, only daughter of Mr Wm. Milligan, Crofthead.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, November 30, 1843]

December 4, 1843
Death suddenly, at Corwall, parish of Mochrum, Mary M'Geoch, aged 64 years, spouse of Mr William Milligan, farmer there.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, December 7, 1843]

December 22, 1843
Death at St. John’s Clauchan, Mr Robert Milligan, aged 53, after a distressing illness, which he bore with Christian patience – much and justly regretted.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, January 11, 1844]

February --, 1844
Death at Grovehill in the parish of Penpoint, Mrs Milligan, aged 75 years.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, February 22, 1844] 

March 19, 1844
Marriage at Milton, parish of Mochrum by the Rev. Mr Young, Mr John Milligan, farmer, May, to Miss Margaret M'Whinnie, daughter of the late Mr M'Whinnie, Milton.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, March 28, 1844]

April 3, 1844
Suddenly, at Mobile, on the 3d April, William Milligan, Esq., merchant, in the 46th year of his age, much and deservedly regretted. He was a native of the parish of Penninghame, county of Wigtown. -Friends will please accept of this notice.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, June 6, 1844]

April 20, 1844
Death at Gourock, James, youngest son of Thomas Milliken, builder, aged 20.
[Greenock Advertiser, April 22, 1844]

May 10, 1844
Birth at Newtown, Montgomeryshire, Mrs Andrew Milligan, of a son.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, May 23, 1844] 

June 3, 1844
Birth at Kirkmabreck, parish of Stoneykirk, the wife of Mr John Milligan, joiner, of a daughter.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, June 6, 1844]

July 21, 1844
Birth at Flinder's Island, Van Dieman's Land, on the 21st of July last, the wife of Joseph Milligan, M.D. J.P. Commandant, of a son.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, February 27, 1845]v
July 31, 1844
Death at Flinder's Island, on the 31st July, Eliza, the wife of Joseph Milligan, M.D. J.P. aged 18 years, daughter of the late W. E. Lawrence, Esq., M.C.L. - deeply regretted.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, February 27, 1845]

July 31, 1844
Death at Culbratten, parish of Penninghame, Mary M'Geoch, wife of Mr Alexander Milligan.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, August 15, 1844]

August 8, 1844
Marriage at the National Scotch Church, Regent Street, Mr. Robert Hogg of Brompton Park, Kenningston Road, to Caroline Amelia, youngest daughter of Charles Milligan, Esq., London.
[Caledonian Mercury, Edinburgh, Thursday, August 15, 1844]

August 12, 1844
Marriage at Creetown by the Rev. John Muir, Mr John Milligan, shoemaker, Kirkcowan, to Miss Jane M'Culloch, Creetown.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, August 22, 1844]

August 20, 1844
Marriage at Dalbeattie by the Rev. G.M. Burnside, Urr, Mr Maxwell Kirkpatrick, mason, to Miss Mary Milligan, both of that place.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, August 29, 1844]

October 21, 1844
Marriage at her father's house, Clark, Canada West, Lothrup Smith, Esq, to Miss Ann Milligan, only daughter of Mr Peter Milligan, late of Nether Locharwoods, Ruthwell, Dumfries-shire.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, January 18, 1844]
 
November 14, 1844
Marriage at Browhouses, Gretna by the Rev. M. M'Gill, Rigg of Gretna, Mr John Milligan, to Miss Mary Straiton.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, November 21, 1844]

December 11, 1844
Death at Gatehouse, Mr David Milligan, joiner.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, December 26, 1844]

December 15, 1844
Death at Port Glasgow, Miss Anne Milliken, eldest daughter of the late Hugh Milliken, Port Glasgow.
[Greenock Advertiser, December 17, 1844]

December 21, 1844
Death at Bousack, parish of Urr, John Milligan, aged 67 years.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, January 2, 1845]

March 21, 1845
Birth at Maye, Mochrum, Mrs John Milligan, of a daughter.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, April 3, 1845]

March 20, 1845
Death at Dunragget, very suddenly, Mary Anne Milligan, wife of Mr Peter M'Dowall, coachman to Sir James Hay, aged 38 years.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, April 3, 1845]

May 17, 1845
Birth at Marbreck, Carsphairn, Mrs Milligan, of a son.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, May 22, 1845]

May 20, 1845
Marriage at Milnes, near Newton-Stewart, by the Rev. M. S. Johnstone of Minnigaff, Mr James Milligan, to Miss Jane M'Gorcan.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, May 22, 1845]

June 13, 1845
Marriage at Kirkcudbright, by the Rev. John M'Millan, Mr William Milligan, shoemaker, to Mary, daughter of the late John Mitchelhill, teacher.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, June 19, 1845]

June 18, 1845
Death at Newton-Stewart, A. Milligan, wife of Mr Waldie, Millisle, parish of Sorbie.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, June 26, 1845]

September 18, 1845
Marriage at Viewfield, parish of Kells by the Rev. James Maitland, James Milligan, Esq., S.S.C., to Marian, fifth daughter of David M'Millan. Esq.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, September 25, 1845]

Note: Date of marriage provided from the original marriage register for Kells Parish Church.

November 25, 1845
Marriage at Portslogan, on the 25th instant, by the Rev. Mr Smellie, Mr Andrew Milligan, farmer, High Ardwell, to Mary, second daughter of Mr James Ross, farmer, Portslogan.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, November 27, 1845]

April 6, 1846
Death at the Manse of Eli, Mrs Milligan, sen.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, April 16, 1846]

April 20, 1846
Death at Wigtown, Susan Milligan, aged 55.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, April 30, 1846]

April 22, 1846
Death at Bridgestone of Urr, Mary Milligan, daughter of the late John Milligan - much regretted.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, April 30, 1846]

April 23, 1846
Marriage at Portwilliam, by the Rev. Mr Young, Mr George Milligan, to Miss Jane M'Culloch.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, May 7, 1846]

July 2, 1846
Death at Corsbie, Newton Stewart, Margaret, infant daughter of Mr Jas. Milligan.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, July 16, 1846]

July 30, 1846
Death at Hamilton Street, Girvan, Marion Walker, wife of Mr James Milligan, Barr.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, August 6, 1846]

October 10, 1846
Death at Port William, after a long illness, borne with great patience, Mr John Milligan, mariner, aged 25.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, October 22, 1846]

November 5, 1846
Death at Hinton, Anwoth, Mary Milligan, aged 79 years, wife of Mr Andrew M'Lellan, farmer.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, November 19, 1846]

November 25, 1846
Death at George Street, here in the 23d year of her age, Rosanna Milliken, wife of Mr William Cowan, tailor.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, November 26, 1846]

March 30, 1847
Marriage at Barscarrow, parish of Stoneykirk, by the Rev. R. M'Neil, Mr John Miligan, joiner, to Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Mr James Gibson.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, April 8, 1847]

April 13, 1847
Death at Creetown, on the 31st April [sic. May], Mrs Isabella Milligan, spouse of Robert Carson, grocer - in a few hours’ illness, much regretted.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, May 13, 1847]

June 23, 1847
Died at Orchard Place, Southampton, J. S. Napier, youngest son of Sir W. M. Napier of Milliken House, Renfrewshire, aged 23.
[The News Paper (Gardeners’ Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette), Saturday, July 31, 1847]

June 23, 1847
Died at Southampton, James Napier, Esq., son of Sir W. Milliken Napier, Bart.
[John Bull, London, Monday, July 5, 1847]

September 6, 1847
Death at the village of Kirkpatrick Durham, by the Rev. G. Greig, Mr Alex. Broadfoot, draper, to Isabella, daughter of Mr John Milligan, joiner.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, September 16, 1847]

December 4, 1847
Death at Content Cottage, Wallacetown, Ayr, Agnes Milliken, aged 39, wife of the late Samuel Thompson, tanner, Stranraer.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, December 9, 1847]

January 21, 1848
Death at Newton-Stewart, Mr Inglis Milligan.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, January 27, 1848]

February 18, 1848
Marriage at Maybole, by the Rev. A. Thomson, of the United Presbyterian Church, Mr James Milliken, spirit dealer, Girvan, to Elizabeth, third daughter of the late James Rodger, merchant, Dalrymple.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, March 9, 1848]

April 28, 1848
Death at Newton Stewart, after two days illness, William Milligan, painter.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, May 5, 1848]

August 11, 1848
Marriage at Craig, Balmacellan, by the Rev. Mr Wilson, Mr James Thomson, Borgue, to Miss Mary Milligan.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, August 18, 1848]

September 14, 1848
Death at Glasgow, aged 35, Jessie, the relict of Mr Hugh Milligan, and eldest daughter of the late James Watson, Esq., surgeon, Gatehouse.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, September 22, 1848]

September 29, 1848
Birth at High Ardwell, parish of Stoneykirk, Mrs Andrew Milligan, of a son.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, October 6, 1848]

October 3, 1848
Marriage at Barmofity, Kirkpatrick-Durham, by the Rev. Jamieson Willis, Mr Wm. M'Adam, only son of Mr Robert M'Adam, farmer, Craigadam, to Margaret, only daughter of John Milligan, Esq., Barmofity.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, October 20, 1848]

October 7, 1848
Marriage at Christ's Church, Cambridge, by special license, Mr Robert Hiddleston, tea dealer, to Miss Mary Walker Milligan, eldest daughter of Mr David Milligan, Enrick, near Gatehouse-of-Fleet.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, October 20, 1848]

October 17, 1848
Marriage on Tuesday at Merkland, Dunscore, Dumfriesshire, by the Rev. Robert Dryden, Mr J. Duncan, of Otley, to Elizabeth, only daughter of Thomas Milligan, Esq., of the former place.
[The York Herald, and General Advertiser, Saturday, October 21, 1848]

February 13, 1849
Marriage at Aireylick, Mochrum, by the Rev. A. Young, Mr Andrew Milligan, farmer, Corwall, to Miss Elizabeth, daughter of Mr William Brown, farmer.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, February 16, 1849]

February 19, 1849
Birth at Gatehouse, the wife of Mr Hugh Milligan, coast officer, of a son - which was baptised by the name of Napoleon Buonaparte.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, March 2, 1849]

May 19, 1849
Death at Mains Cottage, Greenock, John 3rd son of the late John Milligan, Clyde Pottery, aged 12.
[Greenock Advertiser, May 25, 1849]

September 16, 1849
Death at Glenluce, Miss Agnes Love, in the 21st year of her age. She was the only daughter of the late Mr Love, innkeeper, Kirkcowan, and niece to Mr Milligan, merchant, Glenluce. She was a young woman amiable in her dispositions, and accomplished in her manners. She lived respected, and died deeply regretted by all who knew her.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, September 21, 1849]

February 9, 1850
Death at Airlies, Kirkinner, Jean Kelly, relict of Mr A. Milligan, aged 89 years.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, February 15, 1850]

April 4, 1850
Married at Pitfour Castle, Perthshire, Robert John Milliken Napier, Esq., eldest son of Sir William Milliken Napier, Bart., of Milliken and Napier, Renfrewshire, N. B., to Anne Salisbury Meliora, only daughter of John Ladevege Adlercron, Esq., of Moyglare, county of Meath.
[The Lady’s Newspaper & Pictorial Times, London, Saturday, April 20, 1850]

June 9, 1850
Death at Mains Cottage, Jane youngest daughter of the late John Milligan, aged 6.
[Greenock Advertiser, June 14, 1850]

August 7, 1850
Death at 2 Kempock, Gourock, of Thomas Milliken, builder.
[Greenock Advertiser, August 9, 1850]

September 5, 1850
Death at Kirkcowan, Margaret Whannel, relict of Mr Alexander Milligan, of that place.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, September 26, 1850]v
October 6, 1850
Birth at Neptune Street, here, the wife of Mr James Milligan, of a son.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, October 10, 1850]

October 30, 1850
Death at Hillend Cottage, Janet Lorimer, widow of John Milligan, Clyde Pottery.
[Greenock Advertiser, November 1, 1850]

November 22, 1850
Birth at Harbour Street, here, Mrs John Milligan, of a daughter.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, November 28, 1850]

February 23, 1851
Death at Eldrick Village, Mochrum, Elisabeth Milligan, relict of Mr George Manson, late of Boghouse, aged 68.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, February 27, 1851]

December 8, 1851
Marriage at Kirkcowan, by the Rev. Dr Charles, Mr Robert Agnew, to Margaret youngest daughter of Mr David Milligan, boot and shoe-maker.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, December 18, 1851]

February 4, 1852
Death at Milliken, Renfrewshire, Sir W. Milliken Napier, of Napier and Milliken, Baronet.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, February 12, 1852]

February 6, 1852
Died suddenly at Milliken, Renfrewshire, Sir W. Milliken Napier, Bart., of Napier and Milliken.
[John Bull, London, Vol. XXXII, Saturday, February 14, 1852]

January 13, 1853
Death at Borgue village, aged 65, Mrs Margaret Milligan, wife of Mr William M'Minn, mason.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, January 13, 1853]

March 1, 1853
Marriage at the Manse of Farnell, by the Rev. H. Brewster, the Rev. P. Milligan of Guthrie, to Magdalene, daughter of the late David Leighton Esq., of Beanhill.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, March 10, 1853]

April 5, 1853
Death at Newton-Stewart, by the Rev. Wm. Reid, of the United Presbyterian Church, Mr Wm. Watson, upholsterer, to Miss Margaret Milligan.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, April 7, 1853]

May 7, 1853
Death at St. Mary's Isle, after a long illness, borne with Christian patience, in the 76th year of her age, Marion Lindsay, wife of Mr James Milligan.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, May 19, 1853]

July 7, 1853
Death at Castle-Douglas, Elizabeth Black, wife of Mr John Milligan, sen.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, July 21, 1853]

October 3, 1853
Death at Kirkmabreck, parish of Stoneykirk, Alexander, son of Mr John Milligan, junior.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, October 6, 1853]

February 28, 1854
Death at Galdenoch, Newluce, Jean Milligan, aged 68 years, housekeeper to Mr Wallace. Her death was very sudden.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, March 2, 1854]

May 2, 1854
Birth at Newton-Stewart, the wife of Mr James Milligan, of a son.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, May 11, 1854]

June 3, 1854
At Corsbie, Newton-Stewart, Peter M’Guffie, infant son of Mr James Milligan.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, June 8, 1854]

June 4, 1854
Death at Merkland, by Corsock, Mr William Milligan, aged 75 years.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, June 15, 1854]

June 14, 1854
Death at Kirkcudbright, Sergeant Major Robert Milligan of the Galloway Militia, aged 76.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, June 22, 1854]

October 8, 1854
Birth at Castle-Douglas, the wife of Mr J. C. Milligan, saddler there, of a son.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, October 19, 1854]

November 4, 1854
Birth at Milliken House, Renfrewshire, N. B., Lady M. Napier, of twin sons.
[John Bull, London, Vol. XXXV, Saturday, November 11, 1854]

January 9, 1855
Died at Milliken, Renfrewshire, aged two months, Robert James, only son of Sir Robert J. Milliken Napier, of Napier, Bart.
[John Bull, London, Vol. XXXVI, Saturday, January 13, 1856]

January 16, 1855
Death at George Street, here, of smallpox, Samuel Milligan, baker, aged 17 years.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, January 19, 1855]

February 12, 1855
Death at Millburn, Kirkcudbright, Margaret M'Minn, widow of the late Mr William Milligan, in the 75th year of her age - very much respected.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, March 1, 1855]

May 29, 1855
Death at Corsbie, Newton-Stewart, Isabella Rigg, daughter of Mr Jas. Milligan, aged nearly 11 years.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, May 31, 1855]

June 8, 1855
Marriage at High Newton, by the Rev. John Milligan, A.M. minister of Twynholm, Alexander M’Minn, shepherd, Bishopton, to Mary, daughter of Mr William M’Bryde, High Newton.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, June 14, 1855]

August 9, 1855
Birth at Corsbie, Newton-Stewart, the wife of Mr James Milligan, of a daughter.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, August 23, 1855]

November 29, 1855
Death at Slock, parish of Kirkmaiden, aged 20 years, Susannah, eldest daughter of Mr Alexander Milligan, farmer there, much regretted.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, December 6, 1855]

December 3, 1855
Marriage at Girvan, by the Rev. Mr Corsan, Mr John Whiteside, spirit dealer, to Elizabeth Rodger, widow of the late Mr James Milligan, spirit dealer there.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, December 27, 1855]

December 18, 1855
Death at Slock, parish of Kirkmaiden, Garlies Milligan, in the 19th year of his age, a very promising young man.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, January 22, 1856]

January 22, 1856
At Newton-Stewart, Mrs Milligan, relict of the late Mr Wm. Milligan, painter, aged 83 years.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, January 22, 1856]

April 4, 1856
Marriage at Edinburgh, by the Rev. John Hunter, D.D., of the Tron Church, the Rev. John Milligan, A.M., of Twynholm, Kirkcudbrightshire, to Esther Janet, youngest daughter of the late Robert Ferguson of Drum, Dunscore, Dumfries-shire.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, April 10, 1856]

April 8, 1856
Marriage at Barnbarroch, parish of Kirkinner, by the Rev. James Reid, Mr William Milligan, to Miss Catherine M’Kenzie.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, April 10, 1856]

July 4, 1856
Death at Glenluce, Jane Milligan, second daughter of Mr Milligan, spirit merchant, after suffering long and enduring patiently – in her 18th year.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, July 10, 1856]

August 3, 1856
Birth at Craigdarroch, the wife of Robert Cutlar Fergusson, Esq., of Craigdarroch and Orroland, of a son.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, August 14, 1856]

August 4, 1856
Death on the 4th inst., suddenly, at Corsbie, Newton-Stewart, in the prime of life, Mr James Milligan.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, August 7, 1856]

August 14, 1856
Birth at the Bank of Scotland, Castle-Douglas, on the 8th inst., Mrs Andrew Milligan, of a daughter.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, August 14, 1856]

October 29, 1856
Death at Maskell Street, Manchester, the wife of Mr Alex Milligan, draper and tea dealer, of a daughter.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, November 6, 1856]

November 2, 1855
Birth at Moray Place, Edinburgh, Lady Milliken Napier, of a son and heir.
[John Bull, London, Vol. XXXV, Saturday, November 10, 1855]

December 2, 1856
At the Village of Kirkinner, by the Rev. James Reid, Mr Milligan, to Miss Sarah Hernson. [Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, December 4, 1856]

September 23, 1857
Death at Tahall, parish of Kirkinner, Mr Alex. Milligan, aged 60 years.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, October 1, 1857]

December 3, 1856
Birth at Milliken, Renfrewshire, N.B., Lady Milliken Napier, of a son.
[John Bull, London, Vol. XXXVI, Saturday, December 13, 1856]

October 20, 1857
Death at Barscarrow, parish of Stoneykirk, after a short illness, John Milligan, aged 10 years, grandson of Mr James Gibson.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, October 22, 1857]

December 31, 1857
Death at Kirkcowan, Mr Milligan, of the Craighlaw Arms Inn, aged 52 years – deeply regretted by his family and a wide circle of friends and acquaintances.
[Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press, December 31, 1857]

May 2, 1858
Birth at Naples, Lady Milliken Napier, of a son.
[John Bull, London, Vol. XXXVIII, Saturday, May 15, 1858]

November 29, 1858
Death at her cousin’s house, John Rodger, 35 West Stewart Street, Greenock, Mrs. Milligan, aged 92.
[Greenock Advertiser, November 30, 1858]

January 14, 1859
Marriage at the Manse of Kilconquhar by the Rev. William Milligan, Frederick Paterson, Esq., Bothwell, Tasmania, to Julie Harley Milligan, second daughter of the late Rev. George Milligan, D.D., minister of Elie.
[Caledonian Mercury, Edinburgh, Wednesday, January 19, 1859]

November 2, 1859
Birth at Milliken, Renfrewshire, Lady Milliken Napier, of a daughter.
[The Lady’s Newspaper & Pictorial Times, London, Saturday, November 12, 1859]

July 7, 1868
Death 2 Kempock, Gourock, Isabella McKellar, widow of Thomas Milliken, builder, aged 86.
[Greenock Advertiser, July 9, 1868]

April 4, 1874
Death at Glenmore, Helensburgh, Jane Hunter, widow of Hugh Milliken, Port Glasgow.
[Greenock Advertiser, April 7, 1874]

December 4, 1884
Died at Edinburgh, Sir Robert John Milliken Napier, of Milliken and Napier, Baronet, aged 66 years.
[John Bull, London, Vol. LXIV, Saturday, December 13, 1884]






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