Person:Robert Milligan (5)

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Robert Milligan, Sr.
m. 01 NOV 1783
  1. Robert Milligan, Sr.1784 - 1871
  2. David Milligan1787 -
  3. James Milligan1789 -
  4. Helen Milligan1791 - 1816
  5. Alexander Milligan1794 -
  6. Mary Milligan1796 -
  7. John Milligan, Jr.1798 - 1873
  8. Janet Milligan1801 -
  9. Thomas Milligan1803 - 1892
  10. Anthony Milligan1805 - 1807
m. 1807
  1. Nathaniel Milligan1808 - 1810
  2. John Milligan1810 - 1817
  3. Nathaniel Milligan1812 - 1882
  4. Margaret Milligan1814 -
  5. Alexander Milligan1815 -
  6. Douglas Caven Milligan1817 - 1907
  7. John Robert Milligan, Sr.1819 - 1873
  8. Robert Milligan, Jr.1821 - 1913
  9. David Milligan1823 - 1824
  10. Mary Milligan1825 - 1907
m. 25 NOV 1830
  1. Ann Milligan1831 - 1907
  2. Helen Milligan1833 -
  3. David Milligan1835 - 1914
  4. Thomas Milligan1837 - 1839
  5. James Thomas Milligan1839 - 1903
  6. William N. Milligan1841 -
  7. Elizabeth C. Milligan1843 - 1928
  8. Jane Milligan1844 - 1881
  9. Samuel Milligan1845 - 1908
  10. Rebecca Pope Milligan1848 - 1930
  11. Caleb Milligan1851 - 1937
Facts and Events
Name Robert Milligan, Sr.
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 07 JAN 1784 Conheath, Dumfriesshire, ScotlandCaerlaverock Parish
Marriage 1807 Scotlandto Margaret Caven
Emigration[1] 1819 Conheath, Dumfriesshire, ScotlandCaerlaverock Parish
Immigration[1][5] 1819 Bedeque, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Religion[1] 1826 Silver communion setRobert Sr. purchased a fine silverware communion set in Scotland and presented it to the Richmond Bay Presbyterian charge which extended all the way from Traveller's Rest in the east to Lot 11 in the west. The old communion set is today on display in the Central Lot 16 United Church of Canada chapel. The initials "R.B." (Richmond Bay) are engraved on the set which consists of a large wine decanter, two wine goblets or chalices and a silver bread tray.
Marriage 25 NOV 1830 St. Eleanor's, Prince Edward Island, Canadato Elizabeth MacDougall
Other[1][6] 1830 Pavillion Farm, St. Eleanor's, Prince Edward Island, CanadaEvent-Misc
Other[1][7] 01 JAN 1834 St. Eleanor's, Prince Edward Island, CanadaEvent-Misc
Other[1][8] 23 APR 1836 St. Eleanor's, Prince Edward Island, CanadaEvent-Misc
Other[1][9] 24 MAR 1845 Richmond Bay, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, CanadaEvent-Misc
Other[1][10] 1853 Richmond Bay, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, CanadaEvent-Misc
Census[4] 1861 Lot 11, Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Occupation[1] Carpenter, builder, shipbuilder
Death[1][3][2] 03 FEB 1871 Lot 11, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Religion[1] Presbyterian ChurchPresented his father a large Bible which was printed in 1812 from the London Edition by Bemsley in 1791.The Bible is still in posession of the Milligan family and it contains the birthdates of Robert's children.
References
  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 J.Clinton Morrison Jr. Along the North Shore; A Social History of Township 11, PEI, 1765-1982, Edition: 2nd Printing 1987. (Williams and Crue (1982) Ltd.)
    p. 335.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Prince Edward Island Museum & Heritage Foundation. The Island magazine. (Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island: Prince Edward Island Heritage Foundation, 1976-).
  3. Information acquired from gravestone.
  4. Canada. 1861 Census of Canada. (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada).
  5. After landing in Bedeque, Robert took his family west to St. Eleanor's Lot 17. Resided at St. Eleanor's, Lot 16, Lot 14, & Lot 11, P.E.I.

    Name: Robert Milligan
    Year: 1819
    Place: Prince Edward Island
    Source Publication Code: 2330.20
    Primary Immigrant: Milligan, Robert
    Annotation: Date and port of arrival or date and place of death. Date and place of birth, country of origin, and other genealogical information may also be provided.
    Source Bibliography: GALLANT, PETER AND NELDA MURRAY. Scottish Immigrants to Prince Edward Island, from Death and Obituary Notices in Prince Edward Island Newspapers 1835-1910 and A Listing of Some Scots Immigrants Based on Tombstone Transcriptions from Various Cemeteries in Prince Edward Island. Charlottetown, PEI: The Prince Edward Island Genealogical Society, 1990. 107p.
    Page: 2

    Robert married Margaret Caven in 1807 in Scotland and they emigrated to
    Bedeque, Prince Edward Island from Canheath, Kirklavrich, Dumfries, Scotland in 1819. After Margaret's death, he married Elizabeth MacDougall at St. Eleanor's, Lot 17. Nov.25, 1830. After landing at Bedeque, Robert took his family west to St. Eleanor's, Lot 17. During his residence there he was actively engaged in agriculture and by 1830, while Secretary of the Prince County Agriculture Society, he awarded a plough as prize during the annual ploughing match held at St Eleanor's on the Pavilion Farm. On Jan. 1, 1834 he was appointed a lieutenant in the 3rd Prince County Regiment of Militia, with headquarters at St. Eleanor's, under Commanding Officer Major Alexander Cameron. On April 23, 1836, he was promoted to captain.

    He was a member of the Presbyterian Church, and followed its tenets closely.
    Prior to emigrating from Scotland to Canada, he presented his father a Bible which was printed in 1812 from the London edition by Bemsley in 1791. This Bible is a cherished possession of the Milligan family now, and consists of a list of Robert Sr's children, including their birth dates. In 1826, he purchased a fine
    silver communion set in Scotland, and presented it to the Richmond Bay Church.
    The engraved set is now on display in the United Church of Canada Chapel at Lot 16.

    Robert Milligan Sr. was a carpenter and shipbuilder as well as his agriculture pursuits. He was the contractor who built the first log church for the Presbyterian congregation in Lot 16 and surrounding areas. It has been said that he never missed a Sabbath service until his last illness in 1871.

    He is thought to have moved from St. Eleanor's to Sherbrooke in the 1830's for his son was born there in 1839. By 1861, he resided in Lot 11, and owned 140 acres of freehold land. His Freeland home was situated on the north side of Little Channel Road (Milligan's Wharf), and presently owned (1984) by his great grandson, Robert T. Hardy Jr.
  6. While Secretary of the Prince County Agricultural Society, he was awarded a plough as prize during the annual ploughing match.
  7. Robert was appointed Lt. in the 3rd Prince County Regiment of Militia, headquartered in St. Eleanor's.
  8. Promoted to Captain in 3rd Prince County Regiment of Militia
  9. Built 67 ft, 87 ton brigantine, "Mary" in partnership with his brothers.
  10. Built 60 ton schooner, "Enterprise" in partnership with his brothers.