Millican, Milligan, Millikan, Milliken, Millikin, Mullican, Mulliken, Mullikin etc.
Apprentice Indentures 1710-1774
An apprenticeship indenture was a legal document whereby a master, in exchange for a sum of money (the premium), agreed to instruct the apprentice in his or her trade for a set term of years. The provision of food, clothing and lodging was generally part of the agreement.
An Act of Parliament in Queen Anne's reign ruled that from 1 May 1710 a tax was to be paid on all apprenticeship indentures excepting those where the fee was less than one shilling or those arranged by parish or public charities. Trades which had not existed in 1563 when the Statute of Apprentices became law were also not liable to the tax. The most notable example of this was the cotton industry. A later Act made the tax permanent, but it was abolished in 1804.
The Apprentice Tax paid was recorded in books, or registers. These are divided into “town” (i.e. London) and country but the town volumes include indentures from outside London. The books were kept by the Inland Revenue Office at Somerset House, The Strand, London, but are now preserved at the National Archives of England.
George Milligen, son George, minister at Moffat (Scotland), apprenticed in 1710, to Alexander Nisbett, chirwig apothecary, premium £36 11s 2p.
John Milligan, son of John, of Swafham, Norfolk, apprenticed in 1714, to Hatliff Swan of Kings Lynn (Norfolk), a culter, premium £6.
John Milligan, son of John, of Portsea (Hampshire, near Portsmouth), apprenticed in 1715, to William Baron of H. M. S. Kent, a carpenter, premium £5.
John Milligan, son of John (deceased), apprenticed in 1736, to Philip Pledger, citizen of London and culter, premium £100.
George Milligan, son of Robert, apprenticed in 1743, to Thomas Dunmore of Glasgow merchant, premium £50.
Edward Milligan, son of John, apprenticed in 1744, to William Marr of Portsea, a shipwright, premium £25.
Thomas Milligan, son of John, apprenticed in 1745, to John Lock of Portsmouth, a shipwright, premium £35.
Robert Milligane, apprenticed in 1750, to William Edgar of Milburn, a weaver, premium £2.
George Milligan, apprenticed in 1754, to Rob Roberts of Hemingham, Norfolk, a butcher, premium £10.
James Milligan, apprenticed in 1755, to William Wittam of Bissingland, Suffolk, a cordwainer, premium £4.
John Milligant, apprenticed in 1757, to Thomas Riddell of Portsea, a shipwright, premium £6.
Andrew Milligan, apprenticed in 1763, to William Bell, citizen of London, a goldsmith, premium £15.
John Milligan, apprenticed in 1766, to John Johnston of Dalehunny of Troquire (Troqueer, Scotland), a weaver, premium £2.
Ebenezer Milligan, apprenticed in 1768, to John Wylde of Nottingham, a frame work knitter, premium £20.
Edward Milligan, apprenticed in 1768, to William Hoar of Portsea, a shipwright, premium £21.
James Milligan, apprenticed in 1768, to John Johnston a weaver in Dalchumney of Traquire (Troqueer), premium £1 5s.
Edward Milligan, apprenticed in 1771, to Henry Neal of Portsea, a caulker, premium £9.
James Milligan, apprenticed in 1771, to William Templeton of Gatehouse, a mason, premium £4.
London Apprenticeship 1442-1850
Thomas Milligan, son of James, Scotland, yeoman, apprenticed 1 August 1751, to John Blake, Fishmonger’s Company.
Thomas Benwell Milliken, son of Alexander, Gravel Lane, Ratcliff Highway, Middlesex, smith, apprenticed 14 January 1779, to Thomas Fenton, Glazier’s Company.
Thomas Benwell Milikan, son of Alexander, St. George in the East, Middlesex, blacksmith, apprenticed 15 October 1779, to William Curtis, Currier’s Company.
Thomas Milliken, son of Mark, Walworth, Surrey, carpenter, apprenticed 25 January 1783, to George Gould, Fruiterer’s Company.
Peter Laughton, son of William, Wapping, Middlesex, victualler, apprenticed 16 September 1777, to David Milligan, Vintner’s Company.
James Glaze, son of James, Mitcham, Surrey, calico printer, apprenticed 6 May 1778, to David Milligan, Vintner’s Company.
James Areskine, son of Robert, Kirkcudbright, Scotland, apprenticed 4 November 1778, painter and glazier to David Milligan, Vintner’s Company.
Thomas McMin Laughton, son of William, St. George in the East, Middlesex, carpenter, deceased, apprenticed 3 March 1784, to David Milligan, Vintner’s Company.