Biography : Paternal relationship is confirmed by a GEDmatch test match between Jill (McMillan) Mills GEDmatch M298737 and her third cousin Margaret (Hamilton) Coote GEDmatch A764712. Their MRCAs are their second great grand parents John McMillan and Margaret (Howat) McMillan. Estimated number of generations to MRCA = 4.1, based on sharing 52.3 cm across 3 matching segments.
Jill was educated at Cooerwull Primary School and Lithgow High School. Her working life was spent as a stenographer firstly with United Insurance Company and then Transport and General Insurance Company. Her interests are reading, handcrafts (particularly cross stitch) and genealogy.
A Wedding Report from the Lithgow Mercury reads: WILL LIVE AT MERRYLANDS. A Lithgow couple who were married recently at St. Paul's Church of England will make their future home at Merrylands after they return from their honeymoon at Coolangatta. They are Jill, younger daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.E. McMillan, of Cupro-street and Donald, younger son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Mills, of Mort-street. The Rev. H. Edwards officiated at the ceremony and the bride was given away by her father. She wore a Chantilly lace and tulle gown, which featured a small collar and long peaked sleeves and her lace skirt, which was trimmed with a triple frill of pleated tulle and formed a train, was cut away in front to reveal a bouffant tulle underskirt. The bride's three tiered fingertip length veil was held in place by a dainty pearl tiara and she carried a bouquet of orchids and gladioli. Both bridesmaids, Misses Jill McQuire and Pamela Morton and the flower girl, Dale King, were attired in identical gowns of pale pink embroidered nylon which featured square necklines and wide sashes. to match their frocks they wore pink curvettes and mittens and carried Victorian posies of pink carnations and blue delphiniums. The bridegroom's brother, Gerald, was best man and friend, Dudley King, of Lithgow, was groomsman. During the ceremony and the signing of the register, popular local artist, Mrs. Margaret Blundell, sang "God Be With Them While They Stand" and "All Joy Be Thine". Mrs. McMillan, wearing a gown of amethyst crepe with biscuit and black accessories and a shoulder spray of orchids, received approximately 100 guests at the Ecole de Danse. Mrs. Mills, who assisted Mrs. McMillan at the reception, pinned a shoulder spray of orchids to her blue faille gown, which was accentuated by white and black accessories. Mrs. Hanmer made and decorated the three tiered wedding cake, which took pride of place on the breakfast table, Chairman at the reception was Mr. Leo Jenkins. the bride's travelling outfit consisted of a turquoise faille dress and jacket trimmed with white guipure lace and highlighted by black and white accessories.
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