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Offline Stanwix England

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Surname suggestion please?
« on: Tuesday 01 June 21 19:09 BST (UK) »
Hi,

I'm trying to trace someone who is on the 1861 census, without any luck and I'm wondering if it's because the name is transcribed wrongly.

It's transcribed as James Mullager, b. about 1856 and living at 119 St Johns Place in Hull. It says he was born in Hull.

Unfortunately I can't find a matching birth record or death record, or any mention of a James Mullager in the newspapers. The surname 'Mullager' doesn't even seem to be that common in Hull, at least not in the 1860s.

I'm wondering if it's Milager? I would appreciate your thoughts.

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« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 01 June 21 19:50 BST (UK) »
By searching with wildcards at FreeBMD, and for vaguely similar names at YorkshireBMD, I've found a James MULLIGAN born in 1856 in the Sculcoates district.

The GRO index shows the mother's maiden name as GOLLICHER, which I suspect might be GALLAGHER (or variant). Since the 1861 census has him as a grandson to an Ann Galagher, this seems worth considering.

In 1871 he might be in Manchester as Mulligan, stepson to Anthony Flemming (married to an Ann) - RG10/4028 fo129 p13. These three were born in Hull, and there were 4 other children - 2 born in Sheffield and 2 in Manchester.
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Meaburn, Mennile/Meynell, Metcalf(e), Palliser, Robinson, Rutter, Shipley, Stow, Wilkinson

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« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 01 June 21 21:17 BST (UK) »
I've known people from the north of England with the surname Mullinger.  Not sure if this is of any help but might be worth checking out.

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« Reply #3 on: Friday 04 June 21 20:04 BST (UK) »
Thank you everyone, I really appreciate all the help with this mystery.
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« Reply #4 on: Friday 04 June 21 20:17 BST (UK) »

By searching with wildcards at FreeBMD, and for vaguely similar names at YorkshireBMD, I've found a James MULLIGAN born in 1856 in the Sculcoates district.

The GRO index shows the mother's maiden name as GOLLICHER, which I suspect might be GALLAGHER (or variant).

Could this be parents marriage ?

Yorkshire BMD

MULLIGAN   Thomas   GOLLIKER   Ann   1853   St Marks   Hull

Edit to add

MULLIGAN, WILLIAM    mmn   GOLLIKER 
GRO Reference: 1857  D Quarter in SCULCOATES  Volume 09D  Page 154

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« Reply #5 on: Friday 04 June 21 20:35 BST (UK) »
There is this marriage in Catholic Parish Church

James Mulligan 19, blacksmith
Marriage 11 Aug 1873 Manchester, St Mary, St Denys and St George
Father's Name:   Thomas Mulligan, spinner
Spouse Elizabeth Webb 18 father Andrew Webb, tailor

Elizabeth Webb 15 living next door to James Mulligan 15 on 1871 census, her father Andrew Webb, Tailor

1881 Piece:   3913 Folio:   43 Page Number:   37
James Mulligan   26 Hull, blacksmith
Elizth. Mulligan   23
Anthony Mulligan   7
Mary Ann Mulligan   5
Elizth. Mulligan   3
Thomas Mulligan   

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« Reply #6 on: Friday 04 June 21 20:42 BST (UK) »

In 1871 he might be in Manchester as Mulligan, stepson to Anthony Flemming (married to an Ann) - RG10/4028 fo129 p13.

These three were born in Hull, and there were 4 other children - 2 born in Sheffield and 2 in Manchester.

FLEMING   Anthony   MILLIGAN   Ann   1861   All Saints, Sculcoates   Hull

Edit to add possible death of first husband Thomas

Thomas Mulligan (GRO indexes show his age 29)
Burial 26 Dec 1857 All Saints Church, Sculcoates, Yorkshire