In this issue, I continue to examine the origin and history of the Milliken coat of arms depict in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland. To recap, it has been observed that in 1741 Major James Milliken of Milliken was officially recognised by the Lord Lyon as Chief of the Name in Scotland. This has posed a rather interesting dilemma as the armorial ensigns granted to him are identical to the Mullikine arms depicted in an old medieval manuscript dated to 1566. The latter was by implication the property of John Mullikine alias Amuligane, third laird of Blackmyre and grandson of Fergus Amuligane, who is first mentioned in the Act of the Lords of Council in 1492. Taken together, the 1566 and 1741 armorial ensigns reveal a distinct and recognisable family group comprising a single surname, usually termed a Name rather than a Clan in Scottish Heraldry, which although disorganised, was at one time an organised family group with its own Chief.
Major James Millikenís pedigree on the male line
Father - Millikin of that Ilk
Father's father - Millikin of that Ilk
Father's mother - Hamilton of Inchgottorick
Father's father's father - Millikin of that Ilk
Father's father's mother - Fergusson of Auchinsoul
Father's mother's father - Hamilton of Inchgottrick
Father's mother's mother - Lord Belhaven
There is a certain mystique about the Majorís title to the Arms of Mullikine that draws on oneís curiosity as to how he actually established a rightful claim to the Chiefship of Mullikine in the first place! According to his funeral escutcheon (see above), which is given in shield form and is traced over three generations, his fatherís arms are given as Millikin of that Ilk, his fatherís mother, Hamilton of Inchgottrick (in the parish of Riccarton in Ayrshire), whilst his fatherís fatherís mother is given as Fergusson of Auchinsoul (in the district of Carrick in Ayrshire). After years of research, it has become apparent that his pedigree on the male line isnít strictly correct as depict in the escutcheon. The small detail is important for although his fatherís mother is said to be a Hamilton of Inchgottrick, strictly speaking she wasnít; she was in fact the sister of John Hamilton, minister of Craigie Parish Church in Ayrshire, the father of John Hamilton, first laird of Inchgottrick.
The Hamilton Arms as depicted in the Inchgorrick shield belong to Hamilton of Dalziel, the head of this particular branch within the Hamilton Clan by 1741. Thus the Hamiltons of Inchgottrick were merely a junior branch. Similarly, the Majorsí great grandmother is said to have been a Fergusson of Auchinsoul, but her Arms are depicted as those borne by Fergusson of Kilkerran, Chiefs of the Clan Fergusson in the South West of Scotland. Like the Hamiltons of Inchgorrick, the Fergussons of Auchinsoul represent a junior branch of the Clan Fergusson. It seems to me, and this is the view expressed by the Clerk to the Lord Lyon, although the Majorís father is described as being Millikin of that Ilk, a term appropriated to the Chief of a Surname, it doesnít necessarily follow he was amigerous, but may have descended from an ancestor who belonged to the Chief line and bore the Mullikine Arms.
The Majorís funeral escutcheon does however provide one important clue, his father, grandfather and great grandfather, were all married into Ayrshire families. His mother, one of the co-heiress of Alexander Frazer of Knock, came from the parish of Largs, his fatherís mother is linked to the parishes of Craigie and Riccarton, whilst his great grandmother is linked to a family who came from Carrick in Ayrshire. The question we now need to ask, is it possible a branch of the Lairds of Blackmyre settled in Ayrshire? The answer is yes, in fact, the available evidence points to the Chiefs of the Surname Amuligane alias Mullikine possessing land in Ayrshire from as early as the 1500. I will begin to elaborate further on this point in later issues. The search to identify the name of the Majorís parental ancestry continues and by all accounts, the Major appears to have been the son of Thomas Millikin of the Island of Arran, a man almost certainly related to Thomas Millikin merchant of Ayr.
Amuliganes in Ayrshire
In the April issue of the Regarde Bien, Thomas Millikin of Ayr featured as a key figure in the colonial history of the Millikens of Ulster and the West Indies. In the next issue I plan to include biographical notes on Thomas and his family in Ayr, though, it has to be said of his parentage, it has yet to be fully established. Quite a number of other families emerge during the 1600s whose names appear in the earliest surviving Church of Scotland parish records, which are better represented in Ayrshire than in Dumfriesshire and Galloway. There are 45 parish churches in Ayrshire and of these 21 have baptismal and marriage records predating 1690, but none have records before 1638. Prior to this date, we are dependent on scattered references and documents found amongst the State and Private archives, some of which are difficult to examine, as they require a professional to translate the Old Scots and Latin.
During the 1600s, five important branches of "Ms" appear in the Church of Scotland parish records and cover the parishes of Mauchline, Ochiltree, Dalmellington, Ayr and Kilmarnock. In 1730, Alexander Milliken of Duncanziemuir, which lies in the parish of Auchinleck, petitioned the Crown for a precept of sasine for part of the old land of Auchmillan in the parish of Mauchline, next to Auchinleck. The Retour of Exchequer that records the findings of the Inquest held at Mauchline in that year, to establish his claim, records one of those rare gems that makes a search of this scale worth while, for it gives not only the name of his ancestor, but the date he was granted the property. Alexanderís claim and right to this property was based on an old title deed dated from 20th February, 1555, granted to his great grandfather, John Milliken alias Amuligane, by the Commendator of the Abbeyís of Kelso and Melrose. Furthermore, it was found that John Milliken had died about 96 years before the Inquest, indicating he died in 1634.
The old family of Milliken, who for generations owned part of Auchmillan, almost certainly descended from Robert Amuligane in Heateth, also located in the parish of Mauchline. Robert published his last will and testament on 18th September 1581 and died four months later in January 1582. By his will, made probate on 22nd March, 1585, he appointed his eldest son, called Robert, his sole executor and "intromitter with all his goods and geir". Amongst those appointed to overseer the affairs of his wife and bairns was John, third laird of Blackmyre. Of his house and title deeds to the land of Over Heateth, he left these to his son Robert, "to be used by him on the following conditions", that Marion McKerral alias Amuligane, Robertís spouse, can use the said mail (rent) for the upbringing of his bairns, so long as she remained his widow. He then leaves £40 to Bessie and Katherine his daughters, a cow to Hugh Amuligane, his brother, a ewe to Robert, Hughís son, and finally his blacksmith's workshop to John Amuligane his own son.
Robertís will, as far as I can trace, is the oldest extant "M" will in Britain and Ireland, and which, links this family to the ancient House of Blackmyre. From his will, we know he had two sons Robert and John, and two daughters Elizabeth and Katherine, all of adult age indicating he may have married twice, as his children by Marion McKerral are said to have still been bairns. His brother Hugh and his son Robert, are also mentioned as beneficiaries. What is of particular interest to us, or at least to those interested in early colonialism in Ulster and North America, Robert was a blacksmith, a craft much sought after both at home and aboard during the 1600s. In an age when it was common practice for a son to follow in his fatherís craft or profession, a pattern begins to emerge in relation to the Millikens of Mauchline parish which points to some of this family being amongst the numerous Scottish settlers of whom it is said, they "added to the plantation of Ulster".
But what do we know of Alexander Milliken of Duncanziemuir? He was the last of a long line of "Ms" and died in 1781 about the age of 60 years. His father, also called Alexander, acquired the land of Duncanziemuir in 1711, but had for a number of years lived at the Braehead of Auchmillan. He appears to have been a young man when his father Robert Millikine in Auchmillan died in November, 1668. An extract of Robertís original will survives along with that belonging to William Fergusson in Hearn also in the parish of Mauchline, who died in November 1661; he was Alexanderís uncle and presumably a brother-in-law of Robert. Unfortunately, the parish registers of Mauchline only date from 1670, leaving a gap in the records that cannot be easily bridged. It can be inferred though from the few surviving documents that have come down to us, that John Millikine in Auchmillan was almost certainly the same John styled son of Robert Amuligane in Heateth.
The Millikins of Cork
Most will have heard of the poem The Groves of Blarney! Itís author Richard Alfred Millikin was a Cork attorney who after the 1798 Irish Rebellion turned his attention to art and poetry. I have in my possession a copy of the Poetical Fragments of the late Richard Alfred Millikin with an Authentic Memoir of His Life, which states that he was born on Sept. 8, 1767, and the son of Robert Millikin of Castlemartyr, near Cork. Robertís father, also called Robert, was a member of the Quaker Society and linen manufacturer who came originally from Moyallen (Moyallon in the parish of Tullylish, Co. Down). In an evil hour, he is said to have put his name to a bond of security for a man with whom he was connected by marriage. This man subsequently absconded and left the elder Robert in debt to a large sum of money, which almost ruined him but for the help of a close friend Henry Boyle, Earl of Shannon. He offered Robert the opportunity of establishing a linen factory at Castlemartyr, where he moved sometime in the 1730s.
In the Authentic Memoir of His Life, the author goes on to narrate how that after a few years the project developed by Robert Millikin was finally abandoned and disappointed he thought to "remove to the country of his ancestors - Scotland - where he had rich, but proud relatives, to whom though reluctantly he meant to apply; when he was informed by his munificent patron, the Establishment with the adjoining farm, should be his during his life". By inference it can be concluded that the rich and proud relative refers to James Milliken Esq. of Milliken, the only Milliken in Scotland who could have fitted this apt description. But how was he related? Robert Millikin the elder, had a brother called John Millikin and both these men were the sons of James Millikin of Moyallen in Co. Down, a wealthy Quaker.
The Quaker Society has long been renown for itís record keeping and thankfully near all the records for the Lisburn Quarterly Meeting have survived and detail the family of James Millikin of Moyallen, father of Robert Millikin of Castlemartyr who was born in 1696. The record of his fatherís marriage is also given and notes he married Martha Camel of Antrim on Aug. 14, 1671, and was the son of Robert and Margaret Millikin of Lisnagarvey renamed Lisburn. In what is probably one of the earliest surviving baptismal registers for the North of Ireland, the Register of the Church of St. Thomas, Lisnagarvey 1637-46 (published by the Representative Church Body Library), do we find the baptismal entry of James - son to Robert Millikin (sic. Mulligan) baptised November 19, 1646. As far as I can ascertain, this is the oldest ĎMí baptismal entry on record in Ireland.
Children of James and Martha Millikin:
1. Sarah Millikin, born in 1672, at Legacorry, Co. Armagh.
2. James Millikin, born May 15, 1677, at Legacorry, Co. Armagh, and died Sept. 23, 1694.
3. Margaret Millikin, born Aug. 20, 1671, at Lurgan, Co. Armagh, and died Mar. 2, 1694.
4. Rebecca Millikin, born Jan. 10, 1684, at Lurgan, Co. Armagh
5. Martha Millikin, born Dec. 21, 1688, at Lurgan, Co. Armagh
6. Elizabeth Millikin, born April 2, 1691, at Lurgan, Co. Armagh.
7. John Millikin, born Mar. 23, 1694, at Moyallan, Co. Down.
8. Robert Millikin, born July 22, 1696, at Moyallan, Co. Down.
It is known that Major James Milliken of Milliken was born in 1669, two years before the marriage of James Millikin of Moyallen (1646-1718), making the latter a contemporary of Thomas Millikin in Ayr (d. 1694), James Millikin (1648-1711) in Irvine and Thomas Millikin of the Island of Arran. There is a tradition preserved in the Rev. Ridlonís book asserting that Robert John Milliken who lived near the town of Dromore in Co. Down, ancestor of the Millikens of Kishacoquillas Valley, USA, was the Majorís uncle, but on further examination it becomes apparent this man was born at least a generation later. This tradition, however, should not be dismissed as it conceals facts that point to a firm connection between this family and the Majorsí. It is extremely unusual to find a person born in the 1600s bearing a second Christian name and I wonder if perhaps Robert John should in fact read as Robert and his son or brother John Milliken.
There is in the Genealogical Office in Dublin a Coat of Arms almost identical to the Majorsí, which evidently belonged the Millikins of Cork, and is identical to those depict by the Millikens who lived near Dromore. In Scottish Heraldry, cadet members can bear a variant form of the undifferenced Arms borne by the Chief. The mark of difference in the case of the Dublin Arms lies in the imperial crown depict on the three demi-lions and the crest. The very fact this difference was made, suggests the ĎMsí of Lisburn and Dromore were a cadet branch and therefore, kinsmen of the Chief of the Name of Milliken. Robert Millikin of Lisburn appears to have been a manufacturer of cloth and linen in 1646, or to put it another way, a merchant weaver, the given occupation of John Millikin who was admitted burgess and guild brother of Ayr in 1651.
Millikens of Islandderry
It seems expedient at this point to address another issue that has dogged the histories of both the Ms of Co. Londonderry and Co. Down. In Ridlonís notes on the Millikens of Kishacoquillas Valley, the ancestor of this family is said to have come from near Dromore in Co. Down, the exact location of which by 1900 had evidently been forgotten. It would seem, however, he made some attempt to try and research the local church records pertaining to the town of Dromore and found the records wanting. The earliest baptismal and marriage registers for the First Presbyterian Church of Dromore only begin in 1832, whilst the Church of Ireland registers date from 1784 onwards and record a number of Millikens. There are however other sources, such as the Freeholders Registers and of course the Belfast Newsletter, which contains one of the earliest references to the Millikens of the parish of Dromore.
The earliest 1700 record I can find relates to William Milliken (sic. Mulligan) of Islandderry, a leading linen draper in the area, who with John Milliken subscribed their names to an advertisement dated the year 1755, calling for the creation of a Linen Market in the town of Dromore. Although, I have never been able to locate the name of Robert John Milliken, nor his son James Milliken in the Dromore area, it is worth remarking there is mention of a James Milliken of Dromanockan in the 1789 Freeholderís Register. By then, William Milliken was a freeholder in the townlands of Islandderry and Gregorlough all in the parish of Dromore. According to Ridlon, Robert Milliken is said to have been a native of Ayrshire and scion of an old and respectable family of agricultural pursuits (an apt description), who early established themselves on the southern border of Caledonia. In consequence of religious persecution, he with others of the same name, when a young man removed to the North of Ireland and sat down not distant from Dromore.
As already observed, Robert Milliken of the parish of Dromore could not have been the uncle of Major James Milliken as Robert appears to have been born a generation later. The Dromore tradition does however provide some important clues, it confirms what we already know about he the Major, that his family came from Ayrshire. It also says something else, Robert was descended from an old and respectable family of agricultural pursuits, who established themselves on the southern border of Caledonia (Scotland). In other words, he descended from a family in Ayrshire, who themselves sprung from a family who came from the border region of Caledonia, in words Dumfriesshire and Galloway. In the next issue of the Regarde Bien, I aim to introduce two other Robert Millikins both of which hail from Co. Down, but had evidently strong ties with Scotland.
Early Ms in County Antrim
For the 1600s, there are several important genealogical sources related to Co. Antrim that list the names of individuals of tenant status, such as the 1630 muster rolls (which lists the names of Protestant male tenants above the age of 16 years) and the 1666 & 1669 hearth money rolls which are almost complete for Co. Antrim. Of the 70 odd civil parishes that hold extant records, only three have baptismal and marriage registers surviving from the 1600s, namely, St. Thomasís Church of Ireland in Lisburn (dated from 1637), the First Presbyterian Church in Antrim (dated from 1675) and Derryaghy Church of Ireland (dated from 1696). Other important sources include a copy of the oldest "M" Will, the original was destroyed in the 1922 fire in Dublin, the 1642 muster rolls and an old legal writ dated from 1683.
The 1630 Muster Rolls of County Antrim
Mr Adaire, his lands in the barony of Toome.
His British tenants - 137.
Millikin, John ÖÖÖ no arms
Mr. Henry Epston, his land in the barony of Masserine
His British tenants - ?
Moligan, William ÖÖÖÖ no arms.
The 1642 Muster Rolls of County Antrim
Col Arthur Hillís troop of horse
Mustered on 26 April, 1642, near Belfast (Upper Malone)
Robert, Gilbert, James & John Mulligan, troopers in company of Maj. Edward Matthew.
Colonel Arthur Hillís Regiment
Mustered on 18 July, 1642, in Belfast.
Roger Mulligan, soldier in the company of Capt. Edmund Matthew
Hugh Mulligan, soldier in the company of Capt. Edmund Matthew
Sir John Clothworthy Knt. & Colonelís Regiment
Mustered on 4th May, 1642 in Antrim
James Mulligane, soldier in the company of Lieu. Col. Richard Ballie
Hearth of Money Rolls of 1666 & 1669
A tax of two shillings per hearth or fire place levied half yearly by the sheriff of each county in Ireland from 1663, on the basis of the number of hearths in each house. These Rolls list the householders names, as well as the number hearths; unless indicated, the householder paid tax for only one hearth. The following survey is taken from S. T. Charlton's "Heads and Hearths: The Hearth Money Rolls for County Antrim 1666-69", PRONI.
Barony of Upper Toome 1669
Andrew Millikin of Duneane*, parish of Duneane.
John Milikin of Duneane, parish of Duneane.
Allex. Mulligan of Ballydunmaul, parish of Drummaul.
Wid. Mulligan of Ballytresna, parish of Drummaul.
John Mullican of Caddy, parish of Drummaul.
Thomas Mulligan (1666, Milliken) of Graigmore, parish of Drummaul.
[*comprised Cloghogue, Gortgill, Lisnacloskey and Tamnaghmore]
Barony of Lower Antrim 1669
James Mulligan of Lisnawhiggel, parish of Conner.
James Milehen (1666, Millican) of Carnaghts, parish of Conner.
Thomas Millikin of Racavan, parish of Racavan.
Barony of Upper Antrim 1669
James Mulligan of Dunsilly, parish of Antrim.
John Millikin, Senior, of Donegore, parish of Donegore.
John Millikin, Jun, of Donegore, parish of Donegore.
John Millikin of Rathbeg, parish of Donegore.
John Millikin of Rathmore (1666), parish of Nilteen Grange.
John Millikin (1666) of Dunadry, parish of Nilteen Grange.
Wid. Milikin of Dunadry, parish of Nilteen Grange.
Barony of Lower Masserene 1669
John Mullikin of Ballymacilhoyle, parish of Killead.
Barony of Lower Belfast 1669
Gilbert Millikin in the Grange of Ballyrobert, parish of Templepatrick.
William Mullykan in Portmuck, parish of Islandmagee.
Barony of Upper Belfast 1669
Wid. Millekin in The Falls , parish of Shankhill (Belfast).
Thomas Millekeyn (1666, Mulliken) in The Falls, parish of Shankhill.
Patrick Millikin in Lower Malone, parish of Shankhill.
Gilbert Millikin (1666, Mulliken) in Upper Malone, parish of Shankhill.
Saunders Millikin in the parish of Drumbeg .
John Millukin in the parish of Lambeg .
1. The Falls, known as the Belfast Liberties, comprised Ballymurhpy, Ballydownfine, Ballygammon, Ballymoey, Tom of the Tae end, Englishtown, Hannahstown, Ballycullo and part of Dunmurry.
2. The County Antrim portion of the Parish of Drumbeg covers only the townlands of Ballyfinaghy, Oldforge, and part of Dunmurry.
3. The County Antrim portion of the parish of Lambeg covers only the townlands of Lambeg North which contains the village itself. The remaining are in County Down.
I. St. Thomas of Lisnagarvey later renamed Lisburn Cathedral, Church of Ireland
Baptismal & Marriage Entries
Baptism of James son of Robert Mulligan on November 19, 1646.
Marriage of Thomas Mullikin and Christian Kearn both of Blaris on October 5, 1665.
Baptism of Thomas son of Andrew Milligan of Blairs on February 15, 1666.
Baptism of Elizabeth daughter of Thomas Mulligan of Blaris on June 20, 1668.
Baptism of Mary daughter of Thomas Milligan of Blaris on January 8, 1670.
Marriage of Elizabeth Mullagan of Blaris and Peter Clinchy of Blaris on April 2, 1672.
Baptism of Richard son of David Mulligan of Derryaghy parish on April 12, 1675.
Marriage of Jannet Mullagan and Joseph Black both of Lisburn parish on Nov. 8, 1685.
Baptism of Thomas son of Alexander Mulligan of Blaris on May 9, 1691.
Baptism of Samuel son of Alexander Mulligan of Blairs on October 31, 1693.
Baptism of Mary daughter of John Mullegin of Lisburn on May 8, 1695.
Baptism of Jane daughter of John Mullegan of Lambeg on January 6, 1705.
Marriage of Mary Mullagan and Patrick Stewart both of Lisburn parish on May 20, 1706.
Marriage of Mary Mulligan and William Raceberry both of Lisburn parish on Aug. 10, 1706.
Baptism of Robert son of John Mullagin of Lambeg on February 27, 1707.
[Source:- Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, MIC. 1/3]
II. First Presbyterian Church in Lisburn
Baptism 1692-1715, 1711-1762: Marriage 1688-1696, 1711-1719
Baptism of child of James Mulliken on March 27, 1692.
Marriage of Agnes Mulliken and Thomas Hunter on May 23, 1694.
Baptism of James son of James Mulliken on March 25, 1695.
Baptism of John son of Robert Mulliken on March 28, 1695.
Baptism of Elizabeth daughter of James Mulliken on July 15, 1697.
Baptism of Robert son of Robert Mulliken on January 23, 1701.
Baptism of Daniel son of Robert Mulliken on April 27, 1704.
Baptism of William son of John Mulliken on June 25, 1704.
Baptism of Mary daughter of John Mulliken on August 25, 1706.
Baptism of Jean daughter of Joseph Mulligan on February 22, 1708.
Baptism of Robert son of Robert Mulliken on March 7, 1708.
Baptism of Mary daughter of John Mulliken [blank] 1711.
Baptism of Marjory daughter of James Mulliken on March 19, 1714.
Marriage of Thomas Mulliken to Elizabeth Bruce April 2, 1716.
Baptism of John son of Thomas Mulliken on February 7, 1717.
Marriage of Robert Miliken to Eliza Foot on September 5, 1717.
Baptism of Agnes daughter of John Miliken on December 5, 1717.
Baptism of William son of Robert Miliken April 10, 1718.
Marriage of Mary Milikin to John Berenger in 1719.
Baptism of Eliza daughter of John Miliken on [blank] 1720.
Baptism of James son of Robert Milikin on January 31, 1723.
Baptism of James & Robert sons of John Milikin on March --, 1723.
Baptism of Margaret daughter of James Miliken on February 20, 1724.
Baptism of male child of John Milligan on October 19, 1725.
Baptism of Robert son of [blank] Miligan on November 24, 1726.
Baptism of Elspey daughter of James Milliken on February --, 1727.
Baptism of Robert son of James Mulican on October --, 1749.
Baptism of Mary son of James Mulican on June 16, 1752.
Baptism of Mary daughter of John Muligan on November 18, 1756.
Baptism of Jane daughter of John Millican on May --, 1760.
Baptism of child of Jas Mulican in December, 1761.
Baptism of child of James Moligan in December, 1761.
Kirk Session Minutes
1723. James, John & James Muligan subscribed to petition.
[Sources:- Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, MIC.1P/159]
III. First Presbyterian Church in Antrim
Baptisms 1675 - 1736: Marriages 1670-1736
Baptism of Thomas son of James Milligan of Dunsilly on July 22, 1677.
Proposal of marriage on April 18, 1678 between William Milligan of Dunegore parish and Agnes Watt and married May 8, 1678
Baptism of Mary daughter of James Milligan on June 20, 1680.
Baptism of George son of James Milligan on January 29, 1681.
Proposal of marriage on Nov. 16, 1706 between Thomas Carlyle of Conner and Agnes Milligan.
Proposal of marriage on March 5, 1721 between Heugh Eiken and Margaret Milligan of Drummual.
[Source:- Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, MIC.1P/3/1]
Hello I was born Elizabeth Baumia on January 25, 1979 and my mother's maiden name was Gail MILLIKEN. She was born on November 7,1949 I would be very interested in any information I can receive on the Milliken family. Her parents were Edwin Lawrence Milliken who was born January 3, 1917 died in 1968 and her mother was Elsie Bernice Thompson (Milliken). Her siblings were George Edwin Milliken, Vaughn Milliken, Gloria, Donna, Elene Milliken. I'd appreciate any help I could get.
Seeking information on Robert MILLIGAN b. 1777 Ireland, d. between 1850-1860 in Guernsey County, Ohio. He arrived here as an infant with parents, of if he arrived alone. He started out in PA, but early 1800s found him in Ohio.
I am looking for Hannah MILLIKEN of Newtownards, County Down. Married
William MURPHY. 2 known children: son John Murphy, and daughter Margaret
Elizabeth Murphy (Elizabeth) born December 14, 1918 at Ballygraffin (Ballygraffan?) registration district Grey Abbey, m. Frank Robert Johnson c1949, lived Corlea, Co. Monaghan, emigrated to British Columbia, Canada 1953, 1984, children.
Hannah MILLIGAN. I received some photocopies recently that I had requested from the LDS of various records I came across in the IGI. One of them was the marriage record of my great-great-grandparents, Robert ANDERSON and Jennet (Jessie) GARVEN, in Irvine in 1856. He was the son of Robert ANDERSON and Margaret SKEOCH from Kilwinning, and she was the daughter of Andrew GARVEN and Hannah MILLIGAN from Irvine. I was searching the IGI with this new information and came across the marriage record for Andrew GARVEN and Hannah MILLIGAN on 17 MAY 1819 in Irvine. Children of Robert ANDERSON and Jennet GARVEN were: Jane and John (born in Irvine); Jessie, Andrew Garven, Robert (my great- grandfather) and Annie (born in Kilwinning); and Gavin and Mary (born in Bridgeton, Glasgow.
I am researching the Robert Hemphill MILLICAN family of Brazos Co., Texas and would like to receive your newsletter. Robert h. MILLICAN was in Spartanburg Co., South Carolina in 1790, 1800, and 1810. He left in Spartanburg in 1817 joining Stephen F. Austin as one of Stephen's Original 300 Colonists of the Republic of Texas.
Other known Millicans in South Carolina: Thomas, William, Andrew & James MILLICAN.
It is believed that Thomas and Andrew are Robert Hemphill MILLICAN's brothers. It is definite that William is Robert's brother. In 1790 there was an old man living with William. It is believed that it is James. No proof positive on that one. Robert had another brother, James, that was in Lincoln Co., North Carolina then moved to Warren Co., Kentucky. There was also another William MILLICAN in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He was killed in action Oct. 1776.
RE: Moses MILLIGAN Jr: According to Ms Horne's book Moses Milliken Jr born 7 Sept. 1738 in Prince Fredericks, Winyah S.C. was the second son named Moses born to Moses Sr.
1. Jonathan Milliken born 6 Sep 1724 in SC
2. Benjamin Milliken I (this is my connection to Moses Sr)
3. Moses Milliken born Jan 1729/0, in SC
4. Mary Milliken born Dec. 1732 in Prince Fredericks, Winyah, SC
5. Deborah Milliken born Dec 1734, in Prince Fredericks, Winyah, SC
6. Sarah Milliken
7. Moses Milliken Jr born 7 Sep 1738 in Prince Fredericks, Winyah, SC*.
8. John Milliken born 26 Dec 1739 in prince Fredericks Winyah, SC
9. Rachel Milliken
10. Margaret Milliken
11. Martha Milliken born 21 June 1746 in prince Fredericks, Winyah, SC
12 Breton (Barton) Milliken born 8 Feb 1749/0 in Prince Fredericks, Winyah, SC.
* Moses, son of Moses and Mary, was recorded in Prince Fredericks parish. Moses and Mary MILLIKIN (sic) were in the Pee Dee in 1737, Gregg stated that they had a child named Moses. The Milliken bible record list two children named Moses. The record in 1737 pre-dated the birth of the second Moses, and so was for the first born Moses. There was a service record in the American Revolution of a Moses Milliken in South Carolina whose wife is called Lucy. We do not know if he was this Moses.
[Info. taken from page 200 of Ms Horne's book]