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Betsey Maria (Durham) Millican (abt. 1857 - 1942)

Betsey Maria "Bessie" Millican formerly Durham
Born about in Little Stonham, Suffolk, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Died at about age 84 in Wokingham, Berkshire, England, United Kingdommap
Profile last modified | Created 6 Jan 2010
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Betsey (Durham) Millican was born in England.

->1857 Birth

Betsey Maria Durham was born about 1857 in Stonham Suffolk England to Alfred Durham and his wife Elizabeth Amass [1]

->1871 Census

Bessie Durham aged 4, lived with her parents in Prittlewell Essex. Her father, Alfred Durham was a Farm Bailiff

Alfred DurhamHead M 49 Mickfield, Suffolk
Elizabeth Durham Wife F 48 Debenham, Suffolk
Bessie Durham Daughter F 14 Stonham, Suffolk


-> 1889 Marriage

Creswell Millican married Betsey Maria Durham in Rochford Essex in 1889.[3]

->1891 Census

In 1891 Betsey’s husband Creswell was a Ladies and Childrens’ outfitter in Alexandra Street Rochford

Creswell Millican Head M 32 Cumberland, England
Bessie M Millican Wife F 32 Suffolk, England
Hannah Millican Sister F 40 Cumberland, England
Minnie Sinclare Assistant F 22 Caithness
Matilda Barows Assistant F 41 Monmouthshire, England
Sarah A Marsh Assistant F 20 England

->1901 Census

In 1901 the family lived at 42, Alexandra Street Prittlewell Essex England

Chas F Millican(sic) Head M 41 Carlisle Ladies Outfitter
Bessie M Millican Wife F 42 Suffolk Ladies Outfitter
George D Millican Son M 9 Southend, Essex
Muriel Millican Daughter F 7 Southend

Also living with them were nine others; a domestic cook, a house maid, three dressmakers, three draper’s assistants and a milliner. [5]

->1911 Census

In 1911 the family lived in 1 Devereux Terrace, Prittlewell Essex

Creswell F Millican Head M 51 Alston, Cumberland
Bessie Marie Millican Wife F 52 Mickfield, Suffolk
George Durham Millican Son M 19 Southend, Essex
Muriel Millican Daughter F 17 Southend, Essex
Mary Millican Sister F 61 Alston, Cumberland


1939 Register

In 1939 Betsy M MILLICAN was living with her widowed daughter Muriel Snashall and married son George Millican at 62 Parkend Southend-on-Sea Essex. She was “incapacitated” . (Also one more person whose record is closed. )[7]

->1942 Death

Betsy Maria MILLICAN, died during Oct-Nov-Dec 1942 in the Registration district of Wokingham.[8]

Research Notes

  • She was reported as 83 years old at the time of her death giving an estimated birth year of 1859. Her birth records suggest she was a little older [1].
  • The village of Prittlewell [9]


  1. 1.0 1.1 GRO UK 1857 Jan-Feb-Mar Bosmere and Claydon Volume 04A Page 543
  2. "England and Wales Census, 1871", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 10 December 2017), Bessie Durham in entry for Alfred Durham, 1871. The image is viewable at findmypast. By clicking here you will be leaving (fees and other terms may apply) Visit Partner Site England and Wales Census, 1871
  3. GRO UK 1889, quarter 1, vol. 4A, p. 374, Rochford, Essex, England
  4. 1891 English Census Rochford Piece number 1391 Folio 82 Page 27
  5. 1901 England Census, Prittlewell-Rochford District: Piece 1679, Folio 79, Page 36.
  6. 1911 England Census, Prittlewell-Rochford District: Piece 10132
  7. 1939 Register on Findmypast UK see by ~~~
  8. GRO UK Deaths 1942 Volume 02C Page 527


  • When this person was created on 06 January 2010 through the import of gl120368.ged, certain information could not be interpreted. I have tidied the profile. Please feel free to add or change any information. Thomson-4079

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