The following biographical information has been provided by Sally Ann Mulligan Stallard, grandniece of the artist.
Charles James Mulligan was born in Crilly, Aghaloo, County Tyrone, Ireland on 28 Sept. 1866 to James Charles and Martha Jane (Shekelton) Mulligan. He was baptized on 25 Nov. 1866 in Carnteel, Church of Ireland, County Tyrone. At the time, James was a farmer living on an estate named "Riversdale". (It is still standing today - 2006.). Four children were born here, the first dying in infancy, the second Charles James, then Emily, and Mary Elizabeth who died when she was three years old.
Between 1870 and 1873, James decided to return to Fort Charles, the old homestead in Banbridge
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