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Grace Jesse MCMILLAN

Female 1887 - 1956  (68 years)


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  • Name Grace Jesse MCMILLAN 
    Born 14 Jul 1887  Rosebank, Waugan Road, Eugowra, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Photos? Grave (DSC_0997) 
    Died 03 Mar 1956  Eugowra, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Eugowra, New South Wales, Australia, Presbyterian Section Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • Information extracted from Birth registration in NSW of Grace Jessie McMillan:
      Father's occupation and age: Farmer aged 59
      Mother's age: 41
      Previous issue to this birth: seven boys and four girls living and one girl and one boy deceased.
      Informant: Certified by Arch. McMillan, Father, of Eugowra
      Witness: Mrs Wm. Marsh
      Birth Registered: by Edmond A.T. Perry, 27 August 1887, Forbes, NSW
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      DECLARATION BEFORE DISTRICT REGISTRAR OR MINISTER.
      I, Frank Banham of Eugowra, Farmer Bachelor being duly sworn, do on my oath declare I have attained the age of twenty-one years and I believe there is no impediment or lawful objection by reason of any kindred relationship, or alliance, or ant former marriage, or the want of consent of parents or guardians, or any other lawful cause, to my being married to Grace Jessie McMillan of Eugowra, house duties Spinster daughter of Archibald McMillan of Eugowra Grazier and I further declare that I have full knowledge that if I swear or affirm falsely I shall be guilty of perjury, and be liable to be punished accordingly.
      Signature of Bridegroom ..........Frank Banham
      And I, Grace Jessie McMillan being duly sworn, do on my oath declare that I have attained the age of twenty-one years and I believe there is no impediment or lawful objection, by reason of any kindred relationship, or alliance, or any former marriage, or the want of consent of parents or guardians, or any other lawful cause, to my being married to the said Frank Banham and I hereby further declare that I have full knowledge that if I swear or affirm falsely I shall be guilty of perjury, and be liable to be punished accordingly.
      Signature of Bride.............. Grace Jessie McMillan.
      Declared and sworn by both the parties named, this twenty ninth day of June 1910. Before me.... Joseph McDowall. Presbyterian
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      NEW SOUTH WALES SCHEDULE. MARRIAGE ACT, No. 15, 1899.
      No. 14 In Minister's Register. No. B12016
      CERTIFICATE OF MARRIAGE
      I, Joseph McDowall being a Minister of the Presbyterian Church do hereby certify that i have this day at the house of Mrs. McMillan Rosebank duly celebrated Marriage between Frank Banham of Eugowra, Farmer, Bachelor and Grace Jessie McMillan of Eugowra, Home Duties, Spinster after Declaration duly made before me as by law required.
      Dated this 29th day of June 1910.
      Joseph McDowall..... Signature of Minister.
      Frank Banham ......... Signature of Bridegroom
      Grace Jessie McMillan Signature of Bride

      Signature of Witnesses ....Peter McMillan, Annie F. McMillan (Brother & sister)
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      Grace spent her entire life living on properties within the boundaries of the original "Rosebank" estate, with the exception of the last four or five years of her life. She spent her childhood and was educated whilst living at the "Rosebank" homestead. After her marriage to Frank Banham she lived on "Woodlands" in a slab hut with a dirt floor in the kitchen. This was the block that she drew in the ballot at the family meeting in 1913. After twelve years this property was sold to a neighbour, Mr Harry Little. She then purchased her brother Archibald's holding 1n 1924. A home "Somerset" was constructed before moving onto the property. She remained there until retiring in 1953. Grace and Frank reared a family of ten boys and four girls. Grace had artistic abilities with oil paintings, she also enjoyed crocheting and sewing for her family. Grace and Frank bought a home at 54 Wombat Street, Forbes. This is where she remained until her death on 3rd March 1956 at the age of 68 years.

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      71 Leumeah Rd.
      Leumeah. 2560
      Mon. 6th April 1987.

      Rev. Neville Gray
      24 Church St.
      Forbes 2871

      Dear Sir,
      I am a member of a family born and reared in the Eugowra district, in fact a family of 14 children, and we are of the Presbyterian faith.

      Our parents were Frank and Grace Jessie (nee McMillan) Banham, they were married at the house of Mrs. Mary McMillan,'Rosebank, Waugan Road, Eugowra on the 29th June 1910.

      On numerous occasions mention has been made amongst family members as to the dates on which different members were christened. Many members are almost certain they were, but with some element of doubt.

      My reason for contacting you is an attempt to locate the Records of the Presbyterian Church at Eugowra, that was our place of worship.

      I am enclosing a full list of the birth dates of the family hoping to solve the problem of their respective christening dates, should you have access to such records. If not would you kindly inform me as to where I would apply for such details.

      Trusting you can guide me on this subject.
      Yours sincerely.
      William G. Banham

      CHRISTIAN NAMES. DATE OF BIRTH. CHRISTENED ON CHRISTENED AT

      ERIC 17/1/1911

      FRANCES MARY 27/5/1912

      REGINALD 25/3/1914

      RONALD ROY 17/2/1916

      IAN VIVIAN 9/7/1917

      WILLIAM GEORGE 19/10/1918

      DOROTHY JEAN 23/4/1920

      FRANK 25/4/1922

      GRACE 28/6/1924

      RAY 17/12/1926

      BETTY 17/12/1926

      NEVILLE 10/2/1928

      AUBREY MERVYN 26/5/1929

      DONALD ALLEN 7/1/1931

      Please return to:- W.G. Banham
      71 Leumeah Rd.
      Leumeah. 2560
      N.S.W.

      PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF AUSTRALIA ENQUIRIES TO
      in the State of New South Wales
      BOX 100 G.P.O. SYDNEY. N.S.W. 2001

      TELEPHONE: 291301 THE ASSEMBLY BUILDING MARGARET, YORK AND JAMISON STREETS, SYDNEY

      GENERAL SECRETARY:
      HECTOR MACFARLANK

      FERGUSON MEMORIAL LIBRARY
      6th August 1987

      Mr W.G. Banham
      71 Leumeah Road
      LEUMEAH NSW 2560

      Dear Mr Banham,

      In reply to your letter requesting details of Baptisms of your family. The Ferguson Library holds the Baptismal Register of St. Andrews Forbes
      1874-1928. A search of this register has shown the following record:
      Francis Mary Parents - J. Banham and Grace J McMillan Farmer Eugowra
      Born 29 May 1912 Baptized 7 September 1912 J. McDonald
      Ronald Roy Parents Frank Banham and Grace Jessie McMillan Farmer of Eugowra
      Born 13 February 1916 Baptized 2 May 1918 J.T. Thorburn
      Ian Vivian Parents Frank Banham and Grace Jessie McMillan Farmer of Eugowra
      Born 9 July 1917 Baptized 2 May 1918 J.T. Thorburn
      William George Parents Frank Banham and Grace Jessie McMillan
      Born Forbes 19 October 1918 Baptized at District Hospital 3 June 1921 R.G. Cruikshank.

      There was no place of Baptism given in the period when Francis Mary was
      Baptized.

      Ronald and Ian were Baptized at Rosebank, Waugan on the same day.

      These were the only records to be found in the 1874-1928 Register for your family.

      Yours faithfully
      For the Library
      Signed: C.W. Smith[One McMillan Family in Australia, FTW]

      Grace Jessie McMillan with her husband, Frank Baham

      Grace Jessie (1887-1956), spent her entire life living on properties within the boundaries of the original 'Rosebank ' estate, with the exception of the last four or five years. She spent her childhood and was educated whilst living at the Homestead. After her marriage she lived on "Woodlands' in a slab hut with a dirt floor in the kitchen, they were very trying conditions. This was the block she drew in the ballot at the Family Meeting in 1913. After twelve years this property was sold to a neighbour, Mr Harry Little. She then purchased her brother Archibald's holding. A home, "Somerset ' was constructed before moving onto the property and she remained there until retiring.

      After raising a family of fourteen children, this couple sold the farm and moved to the township of Forbes, N.S.W. Now, in 1989, ten of their fourteen children are still alive. Of the four that have passed on they had all acquired the age of 60 years plus. This is quite a contrast compared to the devastating circumstances surrounding the number of early deaths of children in the family of her uncle, Peter (1819-1886).
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    Person ID I13403  The Rawsthorne Family Tree
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2015 

    Father Archibald MCMILLAN 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Mary GRAHAM 
    Relationship Natural 
    Family ID F10991  Group Sheet

    Family Frank BANHAM,   b. 03 Mar 1887, Belubula, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1987, District Hospital, Forbes, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 100 years) 
    Married 29 Jun 1910  Rosebank, Waugan Road, Eugowra, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Eric BANHAM,   b. 27 May 1911, Forbes, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1975, Nepean District Hospital, Penrith, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     2. Frances Mary BANHAM,   b. 27 May 1912, Forbes, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 2007, Parkes, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     3. Reginald BANHAM,   b. 25 Mar 1914, Eugowra, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 2008  (Age 94 years)
     4. Ronald Roy BANHAM,   b. 17 Dec 1916, Eugowra, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Aug 1976, Milton Hospital, Milton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     5. Ian Vivian BANHAM,   b. 09 Jul 1917, Eugowra, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1997, St Josephs Hospital, Auburn, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     6. William George BANHAM,   b. 19 Oct 1918, Forbes, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1995, Concord Repatriation Hospital, Concord, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     7. Dorothy Jean BANHAM
     8. Frank BANHAM,   b. 25 Apr 1922, Parkes, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1987, Mary Potter Hospice, Barnard St, North Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     9. Grace BANHAM
     10. Raymond BANHAM,   b. 17 Dec 1926, Forbes, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1988, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     11. Betty BANHAM
     12. Neville BANHAM,   b. 10 Feb 1928, Forbes, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Oct 1996, Parkes, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     13. Aubrey Mervyn BANHAM
     14. Donald Allan BANHAM,   b. 07 Jan 1931, Forbes, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1993, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2015 
    Family ID F1236  Group Sheet

  • Headstones
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    Frank's ashes are at the head of first wife's grave in Eugowra Section M, Allotment 76
    Plot: Presbyterian Section

  • Sources 
    1. [S231] Our Family Roots - "Maria Collits", Gai Rimmer and Lorna Hawkins, (Name: Self Published;).

    2. [S236] Pan WILCOX.