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William Lane Milligan
Family Name: Milligan  Variant Spellings:  
Given Names: William Lane
DOB 1 February 1795
DOD 2 September 1851 
Place of Birth: Cavan, Ireland
Place of Death: London, England 
Age at Death:
Qualifications: MRCP
MRCS London
MD Edinburgh 1822
Speciality: Military surgeon 
Other Occupations:
Spouse: Elizabeth Sybil Lane m.1823 London, England
Children: Anna b.1825
Voyages: "Wanstead" from the Cape arr. Swan River 30 January 1830
  • "Merope" dep. Swan River for Madras 18 April 1834
  • Came out as: Army surgeon 
    Date Settled Aus: 1830
    Date of Departure:  
    First Registered:
    Off Register:  
    Addresses: Van Diemen's Land 1814
  • Mauritius (Isle of France) 1819 (Brine)
  • London, England 1820s (marriage, obituary)
  • Cape Town 1829 (Cumpston)
  • Western Australia 1830 (shipping record)
  • Fremantle, WA 1834 (Erickson)
  • Madras, India 1834 (shipping record)
  • Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England 1847 (Brine)
  • Positions Held: Hospital Assistant 1813 (Johnston)
  • Assistant Surgeon 82nd Regiment 1814, 63rd 1829 (Johnston)
  • Surgeon 17th Regiment 1839, 76th 1840 (Johnston)
  • Surgeon to 6th Inniskillen Dragoons 1844 (Johnston)
  • Publications: Paper on Cholera Edinburgh Medical Journal 1821 (Brine)
  • Climate and diseases of the Swan River. Medico- Chirurgical Review and Journal of Practical Medicine 1837
  • Climate and diseases of Van Diemen's Land. Journal of the Medical and Physical Society of Calcutta
  • Transactions of the Medical and Physical Society of Calcutta, Vol VIII, Part 1, 1836, Appendices IX, X, XI (referenced in Cumpston)
  • Notes: Joined Stirlings' expedition at Cape Town to replace Dr. Tully Daly (qv)
  • Established colonial hospital, Perth in 1830
  • Granted 2060 acres in December 1830
  • Acknowledgments: This record was updated in March 2009 with information from Christine Laskowski of Essendon, Vic
    References: Johnston W. Roll of commissioned officers in the Medical Service of the British army. Aberdeen, 1917 [MD Ed 1822 died London 2 Sept 1851]
  • Erickson R. Bicentennial dictionary of Western Australians. Nedlands, 1987 [MD Surgeon 63rd Regiment, arr. "Wanstead" 30 January 1830, land grant, etc]
  • Brine J. Looking for Milligan. The Milligan Society, 1991 [born Cavan 1795, married Elizabeth Sybil Lane at Marylebone 1823, practised London, etc]
  • Obituary. Medical Directory 1852 [died 2 september 1851, lectured 24 years ago at dispensary in Great Putney Street, the with regiment to NSW]
  • Cumpston JHL. Public Health In Australia Part II The Second Period 1830 to 1850. MJA 1931 i: 594
  • Shipping intelligence. Perth Gazette and Western Australian Journal 26 April 1834 [Dr. Milligan and family on "Merope" for Madras via Mauritius]
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    last updated 02-05-2012


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