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Creswell Friend Millican (abt. 1859 - 1934)

Creswell Friend Millican
Born about in Alston, Cumberland, England, United Kingdommap
Brother of and
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Died at about age 75 in Rochford, Essex, England, United Kingdommap
Profile last modified | Created 6 Jan 2010
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Creswell Millican was born in England.

->1859 Birth

Creswell Friend Millican was the son of George Millican and his wife Mary Hall. His birth was registered in Alston Cumberland in 1859.[1]

-> 1861 Census

Alston Cumberland [2]

Surname First name(s) Rel Status Sex Age Occupation Where Born
MILLICAN George Head M M 50 Moor Master & Land Agent Cumberland - Alston
MILLICAN Mary Wife M F 43 Cumberland - Alston
MILLICAN Elizabeth Dau U F 19 Dressmaker Cumberland - Alston
MILLICAN Jane Dau U F 16 House Maid Cumberland - Alston
MILLICAN Thomas Son - M 14 Scholar Cumberland - Alston
MILLICAN Mary Dau- F 12 Scholar Cumberland - Alston
MILLICAN George A Son - M 7 Scholar Cumberland - Alston
MILLICAN Walter Son - M 4 Scholar Cumberland - Alston
MILLICAN Cresswell F Son - M 2 Cumberland - Alston

->1871 Census

Alston Cumberland England

Household MemberRoleSexAgeBirthplace
George Millican Head M 60 Alston, Cumberland
Mary Millican Wife F 53 Alston, Cumberland
Thomas Millican Son M 24 Alston, Cumberland
Mary Millican Daughter F 22 Alston, Cumberland
Hannah Millican Daughter F 20 Alston, Cumberland
George Alfred Millican Son M 17 Alston, Cumberland
Walter Millican Son M 14 Alston, Cumberland
Crefwell Friend Millican sicSon M 12 Alston, Cumberland
Emily Millican Daughter F 9 Alston, Cumberland

->1881 Census

See Research Notes

-> 1889 Marriage

Creswell Millican married Betsey Maria Durham in Rochford Essex in 1889.[4]

->1891 Census

In 1891 Creswell F Millican 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. [6]

-> 1911 Census

1 Devereux Terrace, Prittlewell, Essex, England UK

Creswell F Millican Head M 51 Women’s Outfitter Alston, Cumberland
Bessie Marie Millican Wife F 52 Assistant in businessMickfield, Suffolk
George Durham Millican Son M 19 Assistant in BusinessSouthend, Essex
Muriel Millican Daughter F 17 Southend, Essex
Mary Millican Sister F 61 Housekeeper Alston, Cumberland


->1934 Death

Reported as 75 years old at the time of death, Creswell Friend MILLICAN, died during Jul-Aug-Sep 1934 in the Registration district of Rochford, giving an estimated birth year of 1859.[8] His obituary says that he went to Southend in 1888. He represented the old West Ward as a councilor in 1900-1901 and was at one time the president of the Tradesmen’s Association. [9]

Research Notes

  • First name originally Chas was incorrect. Name is Creswell Friend. Chas may have been his nick name.
  • In 1881Census an E F Millican born 1860 Alston was a boarder in Bird Street Marylebone Middlesex. He was a draper’s assistant.[10] In my opinion this is Creswell Millican, the E being incorrect. I have seen the original on Findmypast Thomson-4079
  • called Chas F Millican in 1901 census


  1. HALL was the maiden surname for the mother of Creswell Friend MILLICAN a Male born during Jan-Feb-Mar 1859 in the Registration district of Alston. GRO Reference: 1859 M Quarter in ALSTON Volume 10B Page 322
  2. 1861 England Census Alston -Cumberland Piece: RG9/3898 Folio: 46 Page: 2 Schedule: 7
  3. 1871 England Census Alston Cumberland Piece number 5199 Folio 39 Page 2
  4. Marriages Mar 1889 Millican Creswell Friend Rochford 4a 374
  5. 1891 England Census Rochford Piece number 1391 Folio 82 Page 27
  6. 1901 England Census, Prittlewell-Rochford District: Piece 1679, Folio 79, Page 36.
  7. 1911 England Census, Prittlewell-Rochford District: Piece 10132
  8. GRO Reference: 1934 S Quarter in ROCHFORD Volume 04A Page 628
  9. "Southend-on-sea." Chelmsford Chronicle, 31 Aug. 1934, p. 9. British Library Newspapers,
  10. 1881 England Census Marylebone p. 43, Piece/Folio 144/26,

I have tidied the profile. Please feel free to add or change any information where appropriate. Thomson-4079

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