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The Millikens of Nevis & St. Kitts, West Indies

Major James Milliken of Monkey Hill
&
And Other Family Members


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1690-1861

Documents and Manuscripts


[1] James Milliken
1698: Admission of James Milliken as member of the Scots Charitable Society in Boston, Massachusetts, North America.
[Dobson, David: The Original Scots Colonist of Early America 1607-1707, Supplement (1998)]

[2] James Milliken
May 28, 1700: The Journal of the Voyage of Capt. Patrick Macdowall of the ship Margaret which records a “fascinating account of what most remarkable happened to us in our voyage from Dundee in Scotland to New Edinburgh in New Caledonia begun the March 9, 1700, and perfected the June 16, thereafter and thence back to England”. During the voyage Capt. Macdowall landed at St. Nevis and was met by Coll. Alexander Hamilton, Lievt. Stewart and Mr. Miliken.
[The Darien Papers: Being a selection of Selection of Original Letter and Official Documents transcribed by J. Hill Burton]

[3] James Milliken
May 1, 1702: At the Island of Nevis in the West Indies: Names of Jurors at the inquest of the death of Col. Elrington, held on the Island of Nevis: Samuel Clarke, Wm. Bowrey, Richard Bowrey, Henry Rawlins, John Hilton, John. Thornton, Michael Roe, John Edgerley, Jno. Law, Sam. Browne, James Milliken, Edwd. James, James Abbot, Matthew Mills, John Everendon, Timothy Hare, Wm. Kitt jun., Wm. Weeks.
[Calendar of Colonial Papers of America and West Indies 1702-06 (CCPAWI), p.303-04, no. 457. iii.]

[4] James Milliken
November 19, 1702: Will of Henry Carpenter of Nevis, gent. (Extract) To the parish of St. Paul’s, Charles Town, £200 st. for books of divinity and history for the public use. My friend Mr. Joseph Martyn of L. £50. My cousin John Carpenter of Farncombe, Co. Surrey, if living, £500 st. Witnessed by Ph. Brome, Jas. Milliken, Jn. Huffam, Mich. Nowell.
[Caribbeana, Society of Genealogist in London (SOG), Vol. 4, p. 289]

[5] Thomas Milliken
July 9, 1703: Marriage of Thomas Millikine and Margaret Carr by license at St. Philip’s Parish Church on the Island of Barbados in the West Indies.
[Barbados Records, Marriages 1643-1800, Vol II]

[6] James Milliken
September 28, 1705: Will of William Ling, late of Island of Nevis, but now of the parish of Clifton, Co. Glouc., esq. Will dated 28 September, 1705. Mentions James Milliken and his wife Mrs Mary Milliken.
[Caribbeana, Society of Genealogist in London (SOG), Vol. 6, p. 7-8]

[7] James Milliken
June 3, 1706: James Milliken one of hundred planters in the island of Nevis who signed an agreement with Monsieur D’Iberville, General of the French, to hand over 1, 400 Negroes.
[CCPAWI 1702-06, p.146-47, no. 357. vi]

[8] James Milliken
February 21, 1707: At Nevis: Lieut-Governor Hamilton in a letter to the Council of Trade and Plantation informs that he appointed Thomas Bellman, Lawrence Broadbelt and James Milliken “all three (I think) as good men as any H.M. has within this island” to the Council of Nevis.
[CCPAWI, p.383-84, no. 776]

[9] James Milliken
May 9, 1707: At Earl of Stamford, Lord Dartmouth, Lord Herbert of Cherbury, Sir Philip Meadows and Mr. Pulteney Commissioners of Trade and Plantation. Col. Jory and Mr. Merryweather attending and being asked what they knew concerning the character of Mr Thomas Bellman, Mr Laurence Broadbelt, Mr James Milliken, admitted into the Council of Nevis by Col. Hamilton, Lieutenant Governor of that island, they said that they were men of good estate and reputation in that island.
[Journal of the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations 1704-08 (JCTP), p. 350-351]

[10] James Milliken
May 9, 1707: Submission by the Commissioners for the Council of Trade and Plantation to the Queen recommending Thomas Bellman, Laurence Broadbelt, James Milliken for the Council of Nevis.
[CCPAWI 1706-8, p.432, no. 911.i]

[11] James Milliken
May 20, 1707: At Nevis: Thomas Bellman, Laurence Broadbelt, James Milliken, already appointed by the Lieut: -Governor, on Col. Park’s direction, in view of the difficulty in getting a quorum, owing to the death or absence of members.
[Acts of the Privy Council (Colonial) 1680-1720 (APCC), app. II, p.817]

[12] James Milliken
June 14, 1707: Her Majesty’s warrant appointing James Milliken to the Council of Nevis.
Anne R. to Trusty and Well beloved, We greet you well whereas, We are well satisfied of the Loyalty, Integrity and Ability of Our Trusty and Well beloved James Milliken Esq. whom you have admitted to be one of Our Council of Our Island of Nevis: We do here in confirm and constitute him the said James Milliken a Member of Our said Council of Nevis accordingly. And so We bid you farewell. Given at Our Castle of Windsor the fourteenth day of June 1707. In the sixth year of Our Reign.
[Copy of Original warrant, PRO London, CO5/210, p. 36]

[13] James Milliken
June 19, 1707: Copy of an Order of Council of the last month upon a representation of the 9th ditto, proposing Thomas Bellman, Laurence Broadbelt, James Milliken esquires, to be members of her Majesty’s Council of Nevis, approving the said representation, was read.
[JCTP 1704-08, p. 390]

[13] James Milliken
December 15, 1707: Accounts of Ordinance and Stores of war in Nevis made and signed by James Milliken.
[Copy of Original Ordinance, PRO London, CO.152/7]

[14] James Milliken
March 13, 1708: List of inhabitants of Nevis: The household of James Milliken, two white males, four white females, 60 black males and 52 black females; total of six white male and females, and 112 black males and females.
[Copy of Original Survey, PRO London, CO.152/7]

[15] James Milliken
April 10, 1711: Walter Hamilton Esq., Our Lieut-General of Our Leeward Islands and Our lieut.-Governor of Nevis, Azariah Pinney, James Bevon, William Ling, Daniel Smith, Richard Abbott, Laurence Broadbelt, James Milliken, Thomas Goar, Robert Ellis, Michael Smith and John Richardson Esq., named in instructions to Col. W. Douglas.
[Acts of the Privy Council (Colonial) 1680-1720 (APCC), app. II, p. 817]

[16] James Milliken
November 28, 1711: At St. Christopher: Governor Douglas to the Council of Trade and Plantations. “I have also sat some time with the Assembly I called at Nevis, where I rectified the great disorders amongst their militia, and have thought it absolutely necessary to suspend one Milliken the Fort Major, not only to do justice to the Assembly, whose enquires run very high concerning the embezzlements of the stores, but that I am well convinced he is the very reverse of such a person as is enjoin’d me by H. M”.
[CCPAWI 1711-12, p. 167-68, no. 194]

[17] James Milliken
February 19, 1712: At Whitehall: Rowland Tryon to the Council of Trade and Plantations. Genl. Douglas removed James Milliken from the Council of Nevis, and has refused to tell him his reasons, saying that he has communicated them to the Board. Prays on behalf of the said Milliken that the Board will signify to him what those reasons are in order that Milliken my justify himself.
[CCPAWI 1711-12, p. 237, no. 325]

[18] James Milliken
February 19, 1712: Mr. Tryon presented to the Board a memorial on behalf of Mr James Milliken, relating to his being removed from the Council of Nevis by Colonel Douglas, Governor of the Leeward Islands, without the said Governor assigning any reasons for his so doing, was read.
[JCTP 1708-14, p. 341]

[19] James Milliken
April 30, 1712: Mr. Tryon attending [the Board] on behalf of Mr Milliken, praying that he might be restored to his place in the Council of Nevis, mentioned in the minutes of the 19th of February last, he was acquainted that their lordships would take that matter into consideration at a convenient opportunity.
[JCTP 1708-14, p. 360]

[20] James Milliken
May 2, 1712: At Whitehall: Council of Trade and Plantations to Governor Douglas.
Since ours of October 26, we have received one from you dated November 28, and shall be glad to find, as you intimate, that you have broke the knot of those persons, who were concerned in the late rebellion at Antegoa … At the same time that you tell us that you have suspended Mr. Milliken from being Fort Major at Nevis, you take no notice of your having also suspended him from the Council, which you ought to have done, and given us your reasons for the same, as you are directed by H. M. instructions to you in that behalf; wherefore we shall expect that you do send us your reasons for such suspension by the next conveyance, and that you give a copy thereof to him for his answer, that we may consider the same, and lay yt. matter before H. M. for Her pleasure therein.
[CCPAWI 1711-12, p. 275, no. 400]

[21] James Milliken
September 20, 1712: Will of Richard Jones, Capt. Of Foot in Col. Francis Alexander’s Regiment. In his will he appoints Lieut. Col. Bernard Whaley, Major James Milliken, Mr. Thomas Butler, Attorney-at-Law, and others to be his executors.
[Caribbeana, Society of Genealogist in London, Vol. 6, p. 11]

[22] James Milliken
November 10, 1712: Walter Hamilton, esquire, appeared before the Commissioners of Trade and Plantation to prove the oath of re-settlement of the planters at Nevis and St. Christopher, which included James Milliken, Margt. Tovey of Nevis and William McDowall of St. Christopher.
[JCTP 1708-14, p. 383-387]

[23] James Milliken
November 27, 1713: At the Board of Commissioners: Mr William Bowden attending, and his letter of attorney from James Milliken and Joseph Hobson, guardians of John and Joseph Oraines, who were suffers by the French invasion at Nevis, being examined at the Board, the debenture numbered 155, in the names of the said John and Joseph Oraines, was delivered to Mr Bowden.
[JCTP 1708-14, p. 485]

[24] James & Mary Milliken
April 19, 1715: Will of Margaret Tovey, late of the Island of Nevis. Her will records the names of James Milliken, his wife, Mary Milliken and children, Anne, Parnell, James and Francis Milliken.
[Caribbeana, Society of Genealogist in London, Vol. 6, p. 15-16]

[25] James Milliken
July 5, 1715: At St. Christopher: Lt. Governor Matthew to the Council of Trade and Plantations. List of persons best qualified to supply vacancies in the Councils of the Leeward Islands:- Nevis, Thomas Butler, James Millikin, James Symonds, Roger Pemberton, Joseph Symonds, Charles Bridgewater.
[CCPAWI 1715-16, p. 218, no. 500]

[26] James Milliken
September 9, 1715:H. M. instructions to William Matthew Esq., Our Lieut.-General of Our Leeward Islands, Daniel Smith Esq. Lieut.-Governor of Our said Island of Nevis, Richard Abbott, James Bevon, Azariah Pinney, Laurence Broadbelt, James Milliken, Robert Ellis, John Richardson, Michael Smith and John Choppin, Charles Bridgewater and John Pinney Esq.
[APCC 1680-1720, app. II, p.817]

[27] James Milliken
September 12, 1715: Deposition of James Milliken. When the Articles of Capitulation were produced in the Dodan, objection was made to the article by which they would have us bring in all our Negroes, because it was not in our power as they were then in the woods. The French officer by his interpreter told us that the General did not expect anything of us but what was in our power. Capt. Dunbar took the Articles and wrote the same words in the margin against the said Articles. Deponent’s property was burnt after the signing of the second agreement. Signed, James Milliken.
[CCPAWI 1716-17, p. 31, no. 66. xi]

[28] James Milliken
April 10, 1716: At Nevis: Governor Hamilton to the Council of Trade and Plantation.
Address of the Governor of the Leeward Islands and the Lt. Governor, Council and Assembly of Nevis to the King at Charleston 12th April, 1716:. Congratulating H. M. on the success of his arms and councils in the late unnatural and unprecedented Rebellion, to the confusion of the Nation’s enemies, the friends of Popery and arbitrary power both at home and abroad, etc. Signed, W. Hamilton, Dan. Smith, Richd. Abbott, Jas. Bevon, Aza. Pinney, Lawce. Brodbelt, Jas. Milliken, Robt. Ellis, John Richardson, Mich. Smith, John Choppin, Cha. Bridgwater, John Pinney, Jeremiah Browne, Speaker, John Dasent, Saml. Gardener, Rogr. Pemberton, Richd. Brodbelt, Thos. Wallwin, Josiah Webbe, Wm. Kitt, and others.
[CCPAWI 1716-17, p. 59, no. 118. xi]

[29] James Milliken
May 8, 1716: Patent by Governor William Hamilton to Major James Milliken Esq. of the Island of Nevis for 200 acres in the French Quarter of Basseterre on the Island of St. Kitt. Deed registered at Nevis on September 18, 1716.
[Card Index, Society of Genealogist London]

[30] James Milliken
August 15, 1717: At London: Christopher Stoddard to the Council of Trade and Plantations.
Having been a great sufferer in 1706 as a planter in St. Christopher, petitioner obtained a grant of a former French plantation from General Douglas. General Hamilton without colour of reason ejected him and gave the same to Mr. James Milliken at Nevis, upon which Stoddard came over to London to lay his case before H. M. Petitioner had improved this plantation of 60 acres so that, whereas it was worth £3 per acre, now it is worth £5, which he now offers to pay, or asks to be allowed for his improvement, if sold to another etc. Signed Christopher Stoddard.
[CCPAWI 1717-18, p. 8, no. 16]

[31] James Milliken
August 28, 1717: Proposal placed before the Council of Trade and Plantation by Christopher Stoddard, for about 60 acres, being a plantation formerly possessed by Capt. Lambert, a French subject, and since by Mr. Milliken, according to the bounds described.
[JCTP 1715-18, p. 261]

[32] James Milliken
August 30, 1717: Proposal of purchase by Rowland Tryon for Mr James Millikin a plantation in his own possession formerly belonging to Capt. Lambar with other lands joining to the south cont. 200 acres, bounded at the foot partly with monkey hill … and north by top of mountain, for I will give six pounds per acre much more as any other person shall offer.
[Original Proposal, PRO London, CO.151/12, pt. No. 35]

[33] James Milliken
November 27, 1717: Presentation by Christopher Stoddard to Council of Trade and Plantation with his petition for praying to be re-instated in a Sugar plantation at St. Christopher which he held since 1714 but had been dispossessed by Mr. Milliken who received a grant for the plantation from General Hamilton.
[JCTP 1715-18, p. 302-303]

[34] James Milliken
December 12, 1717: Presentation by Christopher Stoddard to Council of Trade and Plantation by Mr. Cunningham with Mrs Mitchell who said, that her late husband Capt. Mitchell had a grant in 1712 from General Douglas, then Governor in Chief of the Leeward Islands, of the said plantation for three years and that after two years and more the said term expired, Capt. Mitchell verbally agreed with Mr. Stoddard to cultivate the said plantation in partnership. Mr. Cunningham then acquainted the Board, that after General Hamilton’s arrival in the Leeward Island as Captain-General, he applied to him for a new grant of the plantation above mentioned but that General Hamilton took the old grant from him, and declined renewing it, and soon after granted it to Mr. Milliken. Mr. Cunningham and Mrs. Mitchell being withdrawn, ordered that Mr. Stoddard and Mr. Cunningham have notice to attend the Board on Tuesday morning next.
[JCTP 1715-18, p. 311-12]

[35] James Milliken
December 17, 1717: Enquiry continued into Mr Stoddard’s claim to a plantation. Mr. Stoddard said that Mr. Milliken, who had obtained General Hamilton’s grant, took possession by force of all the plantation, except the 30 acres improved, and has since, by virtue of a sentence in some of the courts there, seized of the said remaining thirty acres, and every thing upon the premises.
[JCTP 1715-18, p. 315-17]

[36] James Milliken
December 17, 1717: Petition of Robert Cunningham to the Council of Trade and Plantations narrating that he had served in the Regiment of Foot in the Leeward Islands from Sept. 1692 to Jan. 1699, and in the Expedition against Martenica. It goes on to say, being desirous to provide for his eleven children he did purchase from Mrs. Dorothy Mitchell, widow of Capt. Thomas Mitchell, H.M.S Sheerness, her and her daughter’s right which Governor Douglas made unto Capt. Mitchell for a plantation of 200 acres in Basseterre Quarter … the petitioner applied to Governor Hamilton to renew the grant, who sometime afterwards gave it to Mr. Milliken believing the petitioner had complained against him.
[CCPAWI 1717-18, p. 124-125, no. 260]

[37] James Milliken
January 23, 1718: A representation to His Majesty, upon the petition of Christopher Stoddard, relating to a plantation in the late French part of St. Christopher, was agreed and ordered to be transcribed. The petition of Robert Cunningham Esq. of the said Island of St. Christopher, Esq. setting forth his services, and his claim to the said plantation for which Mr. Stoddard petitions, was read. The lordships resolved to re-consider the same, when they shall have received an answer from Genl. Hamilton and Mr Milliken.
[JCTP 1715-18, p. 327-28]

[38] James Milliken
January 24, 1718: Council of Trade and Plantations to the King setting out Christopher Stoddard’s petition in which they concluded: but we have no account what Genl. Hamilton or James Milliken may have to offer about this matter there being no persons here instructed to appear for them. We beg leave to offer to your Majesty, that a copy of Stoddard’s petition may be sent to Genl. Hamilton and to the said Milliken for their speedy answers thereto.
[CCPAWI 1717-18, p. 163-64, no. 325]

[39] James Milliken
February 9, 1718: Order in Council approving representation of January 24, 1718, and ordering that a copy of Christopher Stoddard’s petition be transmitted to Governor Hamilton and James Millikin, who are to return their answers in writing.
[CCPAWI 1717-18, p. 180, no. 369]

[40] James Milliken
March 15, 1718: Letters by Governor Hamilton and Mr. James Milliken to the Council of Trade and Plantations following a compliant by Christopher Stoddard over the grant of 200 acres of land on the Island of St. Kitts. In the letter written by James Milliken, he states he received a grant of 200 acres, which was located in that part of the Island previously in the hands of the French, from Governor William Hamilton on May 8, 1716. It narrates that said land had previously been granted to Capt. Thomas Mitchell, who died in 1714, and that Christopher Stoddard had occupied the land by squatting.
[CCPAWI 1717-18, p. 211-213, no. 441]

[41] James Milliken
June 18, 1718: At the Council of Trade and Plantations, a Letter from Genl. Hamilton, Governor of the Leeward Islands, dated March 15, 1718, relating to Mr. Stoddard’s complaint against him for granting to Mr. Milliken a plantation which was possessed by Stoddard, was read.

[42] James Milliken
June 19, 1718: Copy of an Order in Council of 9th February last, for representation of this Board, relating to the petition of Christopher Stoddard, praying to be reinstated in a plantation in the Island of St. Christopher, of which he was dispossessed by Mr. Milliken, was read. Also a letter ordered to be prepared to the Lords of the Treasury, concerning the late French lands in St. Christopher mentioned Genl. Hamilton letter of the 15th March last.
[JCTP 1715-18, p. 397-399]

[43] James Milliken
September 10, 1718: At Antigua: Letter of Governor Hamilton to Council; “As for having drove off any poor people off the Island (St. Christopher), it’s so far from that, I have given them all the encouragement and protection in my power, even to the disobliging of some the great Planters, and as for dispossessing any, I have not, for that Stoddard, that has lodged a petition against me, had never any grant, or right, nor had he made near a third the improvements he set’s forth in his false petition, as you will perceive by my answer, neither had that fellow any manner of claim to H. M. bounty, have shamefully deserted his command, and flew to the mountains when the French landed upon St. Kitts in 1705-6 when he had commanded a militia company, and there remained till the enemy was gone, by which means I lost a strong pass, and the reason I gave a grant for that plantation to Major Milliken was, that he was well able to settle it and thereby H. M. revenue improved”.
[CCPAWI 1717-18, p. 349-350, no. 691]

[44] James Milliken
December 19, 1718: Letter by Governor Hamilton to Council of Trade and Plantations in which he writes, as for Nevis there are none wanting except Major Milliken who is removed from that Island and now settled on the Island of St. Christopher whom I beg your Lordships will recommend to H. M. to be one of the Council of St. Christopher he being a person thoroughly well affected to H. M. person and Government.
[CCPAWI 1717-18, p. 408, no. 797]

[45] James Milliken
July 20, 1719: Letter by Governor Hamilton to Council of Trade and Plantation by which he attaches a copy of the grant of land in Basseterre made to Major James Milliken by himself dated January 18, 1717.
[CCPAWI 1718-19, p. 171, no. 316 ii]

[46] James Milliken
May 18, 1720: Disposition by James Milliken regarding the surrender of the Dodan to M. D’Iberville, who refused to allow deponent, a captain in the Militia, to retain his sword. He goes on to write that his house was burned, his negroes taken, and shortly afterwards, he with others, ordered prisoners into the Church, where we were kept so close, that we were not permitted to ease nature, but in the Church itself. Signed James Milliken.
[CCPAWI 1720-21, p. 121-122, no. 202 xxiv]

[47] James Milliken
October 3, 1720: At Antigua: Letter by Governor Hamilton to the Council of Trade and Plantations in which he refers to the seas are again infested with pirates of considerable force who on 27th and 28th of the last month openly and in the day time burnt and destroyed our vessels in the Road of Basseterre and had the audaciousness to insult H. M. Fort. He goes on to write, that when he arrived at Basseterre, he found the pirate’s ship had cut out one ship that was under sail, and had set two more on fire, and our battery without powder or ball rammer or guns fit for service. After he had expelled them, he reports, I got on horse back leaving the care of all at Basseterre to Col. McDowall, and with about 70 horses and dragoons waited on them as far as Old Road, etc. This morning at 10 they saw for the last time to the N. ward and E. of St. Bartholomew. Col. McDowal, Major Milliken, Mr. Spooner, Mr. Hunt and Mr. Thos. Otley gave me all imaginable assistance.
[CCPAWI 1720-21, p. 165-168, no. 251]

[48] James Milliken
September 26, 1721: At Nevis: Governor Hart’s instructions to William Matthew Lieutenant General, Daniel Smith Lieutenant Governor, Richard Abbott, Laurence Broadbelt, James Milliken, John Richardson, Michael Smith, Charles Bridgewater, James Symonds, Joseph Symonds, Roger Pemberton, Michael Williams and James Brown Esqrs.
[APCC 1720-1745, app. II, p. 830]

[49] James Milliken
December 22, 1721: Lord Carteret to Governor Hart. It having been represented to the King that James Milliken Esq., Mr. James Gordon and Mr. John Burnet are in possession of that part of the French lands in St. Christopher yielded to Great Britain by the Treaty of Utrecht by virtue of grants from the Chief Governor there, and have improved the same etc., they are to remain in the quiet enjoyment thereof till H. M. shall think fit how to dispose of that part. In case you have already given any grants to dispossess such persons, you are to recall the same.
[CCPAWI 1720-21, p. 506, no. 756]

[50] James Milliken
November 20, 1724: Letter from the Lord Carteret to the Governor of the Leeward Island, directing him to continue Mr Milliken in his plantation in St. Christopher till his Majesty’s further order.
[JCTP 1722-28, p.132]

[51] James Milliken
1725: Land Proposals in the Town of Basseterre (formerly in the French part) in the Island of St. Christopher otherwise called St. Kitt.

William McDowall patented 2700 Sq. ft. at $19. 69.
James Milliken patented 5225 Sq. ft. at $21. 77.
Matthew Mills patented 2700 Sq. ft. at $19. 69.
[Journal of the Commissioners of Trade and Plantations]

[52] James & Thomas Milliken
1726: Land Proposals in Basseterre Quarter (formerly French lands) in the Island of St. Christopher otherwise called the St. Kitt.

Robert Cunningham patented 338.5 acres.
James Milliken patented 205 acres comprising two portions 150 & 55 acres.
Thomas Milliken patented 32.35 acres.
Matthew Mills patented 244 acres.
James Parsons, Milliken & Mills patented 140 acres.
[Journal of the Commissioners of Trade and Plantations]

[53] James Milliken
July 20, 1727: Deposition of Thomas Pilkington as to Chief Justice Greatheeds’s partial ruling in the case of Thomas Butler v James Milliken, wherein deponent was foreman of the jury, followed by a deposition of James Milliken.
[CCPAWI 1728-29, p20, no. 28]

[54] James Milliken
April 12, 1728: Letter by the Council of Trade and Plantation to the Duke of Newcastle to bring before his Majesty the name of James Milliken to replace Mr Pym Burt as a Councillor for St Christopher.
[CCPAWI 1728-29, p82, no. 167]

[55] James Milliken
April 18, 1728: [Londonderry’s instructions] William Matthew, Lieutenant General and Lieut. Governor John Burryan, Joseph Estridge, John Willet, Francis Phipps, Charles Payne, John Garnet, William McDowall, Peter Soulegre, Charles Pym, Edward Mann and James Milliken.
[APCC 1720-1745, app. II, p. 836]

[56] James Milliken
July 3, 1729: At St. Christopher: Lord Londonderry to the Council of Trade and Plantations informing the number of Council had fallen below seven by the departure of Major Milliken for Great Britain to live.
[CCPAWI 1728-29, p440-41, no. 809]

[57] James Milliken
September 24, 1729: Letter from Lieut.-Gen. Matthew to the Council of Trade and Plantations. He informs that William McDowall, Peter Soulegre, Charles Pym, Edward Mann and James Milliken Esqrs. had returned to Europe.
[CCPAWI 1728-29, p482-83, no. 908]

[58] James Milliken
July 31, 1738: Deed recording that “I James Milliken of the shire of Renfrew, late of St. Christopher. Esq. in consideration of £200 paid by James Gordon of the said island Esq. sell to him all that pasture land at Frigat Bay containing 50 acres”. Recorded July 31, 1738, no. 1672.
[Card Index, Society of Genealogist in London]

[59] William Milliken
December 26, 1738: Letter by William Milliken, Glasgow, to Alexander Innes, South Sugar House, Glasgow. He makes it clear in future this will be his signature. He has found the use of ‘Mulligan’ confusing.
[Innes of Stow (NAS), GD113/5/78c/3]

[60] William Milliken
January 22, 1739: Letter by William Milliken, Glasgow, asking Alexander Innes to direct the bearer, Robert Finlay, to get a steel pick tooth case with a seal on the one end.
[Innes of Stow (NAS), GD113/5/262/4]

[61] William Milliken
February 14, 1739: Letter by William Milliken, Glasgow, informing the recipient that he plans to travel to St. Christopher’s in the West Indies and settle there for some time.
[Innes of Stow (NAS), GD113/5/262/13]

[62] William Milliken
April 16, 1739: Letter by William Milliken, Glasgow, expressing his intention to set out for St. Christopher’s on the following Monday or Tuesday. He asks Alexander Innes to keep up a correspondence with him.
[Innes of Stow (NAS), GD113/5/262/33]

[63] William Milliken
October 2, 1739: A long letter from William Milliken of a hazardous voyage from Greenock to St. Christopher’s.
[Innes of Stow (NAS), GD113/5/262c/12]

[64] Charles Milliken
February 26, 1740: Indenture between Matthew Mills Esq. and Francis Mills his daughter of the first part, and Charles Milliken Esq. of the second part. And John Mills and Matthew Mills jun. Esq., on the third part, narrating that a marriage is intended between Chas. Milliken and Frances Mills, and that Chas. Milliken will settle £1800 and Matthew Mills the like sum.
[Record at St. Chr., no. 1973; Society of Genealogist London (SGL)]

[65] Charles Milliken
December 19, 1741: Testament of Charles Milliken of St. Christopher Esq. bequeathing to “my” father £20 a year; to each child of “my” sister Ann Campbell £150; to my brothers-in-law James Mills and Matthew Mills and my cousin Wm. Milliken £100 each; to Mr Thomas Mills and his son John Mills, to Dr Wm. Mills and his brother Matthew Mills £30 each; to my sister-in-law Miss Sarah Mills £100; to my cousin Wm. Frazer brother to Dr. Frazer £50; to my wife Francis £500 to confirm our marriage settlement. If I leave no child all residue to nephew Duncan (Dugald) Campbell son of my sister Ann Campbell. Sworn December 28, 1741.
[Record at St. Christopher, no. 2267 (SOG)]

[66] James Milliken, Gent.
December 11, 1750: Marriage of James Milliken, Gent., and Elizabeth Taylor by license.
[Christ Church (1730-1820), Nichola Town, St. Kitts, (SOG) WI/R4]

[67] Jane daughter of James Milliken
February 17, 1752: Baptism of Jane Milliken daughter of James and Elizabeth Milliken.
[St. John’s Capesterre (1756-1805), St. Kitt, (SOG) WI/R4]

[68] Jane daughter of James Milliken
April 12, 1752: Baptism of Jane Milliken daughter of James Milliken, Gent.
[Christ Church (1730-1820), Nichola Town, St. Kitts, (SOG) WI/R4]

[69] Lawrence Milliken
July 26, 1753: Burial of Lawrence Milliken.
[St. George’s Parish (1747-1800), St. Kitts, (SOG) WI/R2]

[70] James Milliken Esq.
1753: Map of St. Christopher in the British Museum made by Lieutenant Samuel Baker, shows James Milliken Esq. owner of a plantation in St. Peter’s Parish, Basseterre, called Monkey Hill.

[71] John Taylor son of James Milliken
November 30, 1753: Baptism of John Taylor Milliken son of Jas. Milliken. [St. John’s Capesterre (1756-1805), St. Kitt, (SOG) WI/R4]

[72] William Milliken
June 17, 1756: Marriage of William Milliken and Dorothy Queely by license at St. George’s, Basseterre, Island of St. Christopher.
[St. George’s Parish (1747-1800), St. Kitts, (SOG) WI/R2]

[73] James George son of James Milliken
January 3, 1757: Baptism of James George Milliken son of James and Elizabeth Milliken.
[St. John’s Capesterre (1756-1805), St. Kitt, (SOG) WI/R4]

[74] William Milliken
June2, 1757: St. Christopher. Letter from William Milliken to McDowall of Garthland.
Captain Chisholm taken by a French privateer in sight of Antigua and carried into Guadeloupe, along with many others from Glasgow; Admiral Frankland has done nothing for the protection of their trade; there are now 12 men of war arrived at Martinico and writer fears they may be in more danger from them than they were in the last war; bread, flour and lumber are all at an exorbitant price; dry weather has burned the crops; fears crop 1758 will be late; many of the negroes are sick, 37 down with smallpox, 28 of which are inoculated and they are all in a fair way of doing well; three negroes have the confluent kind of pox and Joe has died; 76 negroes on the estate have never had the distemper but writer intends to inoculate them all as they have been so successful that way; sugar from ?Grenada is sent by this fleet; gives an account of the quantity shipped; state of the plantation; greatly distressed for provisions for the negroes as all the herring have been taken by the enemy; they would now be starving had it not been for 17 hogsheads of beans which arrived safe from London which will serve for about 14 weeks; they may have to spare some land to plant yams or potatoes as there is no dependence on what comes by sea; they will have to manage without salt provisions; the snow Lucretia, James Fleming master, is missing and it is imagined that she has gone to the bottom.
[Records of Messrs Tods, Murray and Jamieson WS (NAS), GD237/12/45/8-9]

[75] James son of William Milliken
October 4, 1759: Birth of James Milliken lawful son of William and Dorothy Milliken, baptised on October 6, 1759.
[St. George’s Parish (1747-1800), St. Kitts, (SOG) WI/R2]

[76] Margaret Queely daughter of William Milliken
May 2, 1759: Birth of Margaret Queely Milliken daughter of William and Dorothy Milliken, baptised on October 6, 1759.
[St. George’s Parish (1747-1800), St. Kitts, (SGL) WI/R2]

[77] Mary daughter of William Milliken
June 24, 1761: Burial of Mary Milliken daughter of William Milliken.
[St. George’s Parish (1747-1800), St. Kitts, (SOG) WI/R2]

[78] Dorothy daughter of William Milliken
August 7, 1762: Baptism of Dorothy Milliken daughter of William and Dorothy Milliken, baptised on August 7, 1762.
[St. George’s Parish (1747-1800), St. Kitts, (SOG) WI/R2]

[79] William son of William Milliken
August 26, 1763: Baptism of William Milliken son of William and Dorothy Milliken, baptised on October 5, 1763.
[St. George’s Parish (1747-1800), St. Kitts, (SOG) WI/R2]

[80] Margaret Milliken
November 16, 1763: Burial of Margaret Milliken daughter of William Milliken.
[St. George’s Parish (1747-1800), St. Kitts, (SOG) WI/R2]

[81] James Milliken
December 17, 1763: Burial of James Milliken Esq.
[St. John’s Capesterre (1756-1805), St. Kitt, (SOG) WI/R4]

[82] Mrs. Milliken
October 23, 1764: Burial of Benjamin, overseer, to Mrs. Milliken.
[St. John’s Capesterre (1756-1805), St. Kitt, (SOG) WI/R4]

[83] Margaret Queely daughter of William Milliken
February 2, 1765: Birth of Margaret Queely daughter of William and Dorothy Milliken, baptised on February 25, 1765.
[St. George’s Parish (1747-1800), St. Kitts, (SOG) WI/R2]

[84] Catherine Jane daughter of William Milliken
January 21, 1767: Baptism of Catherine Jane Milliken daughter of William and Dorothy Milliken.
[St. George’s Parish (1747-1800), St. Kitts, (SOG) WI/R2]

[85] William Milliken
January 28, 1768: Burial of William son of William Milliken.
[St. George’s Parish (1747-1800), St. Kitts, (SOG) WI/R2]

[86] William Milliken
February 26, 1770: Burial of William Milliken in St. Peter’s Parish.
[St. George’s Parish (1747-1800), St. Kitts, (SOG) WI/R2]

[87] Miss Jane Milliken
1775: Journal of Miss Shaw refers to her friend Miss Milliken of St. Kitts, whom she describes as born to a considerable fortune and deprived of it by the folly of a mother.
[Andrews, W.E. & C. McL.: Journal of a Lady of Quality being the Narrative of a Journey from Scotland to the West Indies, North Carolina and Portugal in the years 1774 to 1778]

[88] Miss Jane Milliken
September 17, 1776: Burial of Jane Milliken.
[St. John’s Capesterre (1756-1805), St. Kitt, (SOG) WI/R4]

[89] William Milliken
1798: An estate in St. Vincent of William Milliken was conveyed to William McDowell Esq. It produced 185 hhds and the St. Kitts one 220.
[Card Index, Society of Genealogist in London]

[90] Margaret, Dorothy & Catherine Milliken
May 24, 1823: Monumental Inscription in Greyfriar’s Churchyard, Edinburgh.
Sacred to the Memory of John Tailour, merchant in Edinburgh. Annie Davies, his wife. George Tailour, M. D., their son. Catherine Queely of St. Christopher, his wife; and Derby Hannis, his second son. Margaret Curry, John’s second wife, and Dorothy Queely, Catherine’s mother, all of whom lie interred together near and opposite to Dennistoun’s Tomb in the Old Burial-ground. Queely Davies, the third son of Dr. Tailour, a Lieutenant in the 92nd Regiment, was lost in the Glorieux, when that ship foundered at sea in the fatal gale of September 1782. John, the eldest son of Dr. Tailour, an officer in the H. E. I. C. Bengal Sepoys, died at Calcutta on the 5th December 1791. And Margaret Queely, second daughter of the deceased William Milliken, Esq. of the Island of St. Christopher, who died 24th May 1823. Captain John Tailour, R. N., who died 1st May 1829. Margaret, daughter of John and Ann Tailour, who died 1st December 1830, aged 100 years. Dorothy, eldest daughter of the said Wm. Milliken, who died at Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, 1st February 1837. Lie interred here Catherine Jane, youngest of the said William Milliken, who died 12th June 1861, also lies interred here.
[Brown, James: The Epitaphs and Monumental Inscriptions in Greyfriars Churchyard, Edinburgh, 1867]