CLAN MACMILLAN SOCIETY
Christy Macmillan (b. about c 1760) married Malcolm Macleod about c 1790. They had at least 2 sons, William
Macleod b. c1796 and Donald Macleod b. c1799.
Donald Macleod and his wife Ann nee MacDonald migrated to Australia with their children on the Midlothian from the Isle of Skye
and arrived into Sydney on the 12th Dec. 1837.
The family settled around the lower Manning, NSW and later moved to Timonee near Taree in NSW. Donald Macloud died in 1851 at Timonee.
Also on the Midlothian were Donald McMillan, 29 years, Stockman, with his wife Janet Macdonald, 26 years, with sons Duncan 5 years
and Alexander 3 years. Travelling with them was Donald’s unmarried sister, Mary McMillan, 24 years, Country Servant.
It is very possible the above family are related to Kenneth (and my MacMillan family) as in July 1869 William Macleod wrote
from Monkstadt Kilmuir SCT to his brother’s wife Ann and said that Kenneth Macmillian son of
Angus Macmillan of Connista is bringing his letter ” to where his brothers Donald and Alex and his brothers is” –
and we think the Kenneth below who travelled in 1869 would be that person, thus also related.
|MCMILLAN||MARGARET||36||LA HOGUE||1869||SYDNEY||& FAMILY||Reel 2140, [4/4789]; Reel 2486, [4/4994]|
|MCMILLAN||KENNETH||31||LA HOGUE||1869||SYDNEY||& FAMILY||Reel 2140, [4/4789]; Reel 2486, [4/4994]|
|MCMILLAN||ALEXANDER||7||LA HOGUE||1869||SYDNEY||& FAMILY||Reel 2140, [4/4789]; Reel 2486, [4/4994]|
|MCMILLAN||MARY||3||LA HOGUE||1869||SYDNEY||& FAMILY||Reel 2140, [4/4789]; Reel 2486, [4/4994]|
|MCMILLAN||MARION||1||LA HOGUE||1869||SYDNEY||& FAMILY||Reel 2140, [4/4789]; Reel 2486, [4/4994]|
McMillan, Samuel (1859 – 1931)
Samuel McMillan was born in Londonderry, Ireland around 1801 and died in Victoria in 1875 aged approx 74 years old.
He married Janet Clark in Kilmarnock, SCT 1831.
Janet was born in Ayreshire, Scotland, in 1808 and died at Mansfield, Victoria in 1898 aged 90.
In 1840 the couple with their 3 children, Letitia, Thomas and
Janet travelled to Australia aboard the ‘Perfect’. After arriving in Australia they had three more children, Samuel born 1841~died in Wandin North in 1924 aged 83, James born 1844 and Mary born 1847.
My line is Letitia McMillan who was born in Kilmarnock, 1837.
McMILLAN, SAMUEL (1859-1931), Coachmaker, wheelwright, blacksmith and inventor, was born on 12 December 1859 at Mansfield, Victoria, eldest son of Thomas McMillan, farmer, and his wife Margaret, née Maclure; his grandparents Samuel and Janette McMillan had migrated to Victoria from Scotland in 1840 and eventually acquired the Logan Falls farm near Mansfield. The young Samuel attended Mansfield Common School which his father, determined that his children should have the schooling which he himself had been denied, had helped to establish. A bright, inventive boy, Samuel used his spare time making tools and toys and, noting this, his father apprenticed him to William Carey, a skilled local blacksmith and coachbuilder; he continued his training under Michael Ridge of Jamieson and at Johnstone’s Foundry, Melbourne, where he perfected his skill as a wheelwright.
Returning to Mansfield, McMillan joined William Rundel, blacksmith, wheelwright and coachbuilder, in his business. The pair built a splendid reputation, winning over one hundred awards at country and town shows in Victoria. They early used a four-horse-power steam engine to increase production and they employed an artist, named Wells, to decorate their coaches, buggies and jinkers. When Rundel retired McMillan continued the business with increasing success.