James Potter Milgate1

M, #203, b. 13 July 1842, d. 24 October 1910
James Potter Milgate 1842-1910
FatherJames Milgate1 b. 6 Jul 1817, d. 27 Apr 1896
MotherElizabeth Potter1 b. 9 Feb 1823, d. 29 Aug 1843
Relationship2nd great-grandfather of Keith Graham Bassett
ChartsAncestors of Keith Graham Bassett
Last Edited5 Apr 2022
Birth*13 July 1842 Adelaide, SA, Australia;James Potter Millgate son of James Millgate & Elizabeth Potter1 
Death of Mother29 August 1843 Hindmarsh, SA, Australia;
When Died: August 29 1843
Name and Surname: Elizabeth Melgate
Sex: Female
Age: Twenty Two Years
Cause of Death: Decline
Rank or Profession: Wife of James Melgate of Hindmarsh
Signature, Description and Residence of Informant: Thos Jones, Weymouth Street, Builder;Deceased=Elizabeth Potter2 
Marriage*21 March 1862 Holy Trinity Church, Adelaide, SA, Australia;
Groom: James Milgate
Occupation: Farmer
Age: 20
Usual Residence: Rowlands Flat
Father: James Milgate

Bride: Elizabeth Charlotte Newell
Usual Residence: Rowlands Flat
Father: William Newell

Date of Marriage: March 21st 1862
Place of Marriage: Trinity Church, Adelaide
Religion: Church of England
Witnesses: James *, Messenger, Govt Offices
Sarah Ann A Hutton, Govt Offices
Minister: Richardson Reid;Bride=Elizabeth Charlotte Newell3 
News-Arct29 July 1865 "The Adelaide Observer", Adelaide, SA, Australia;
THIRTY SHILLINGS REWARD—LOST, from Krondorf, near Tanunda, one Bay Three-Year-Old FILLY, branded H near shoulder, a little white on one of the hind fetlocks, black points. The above reward will be paid on delivery to
Lyndoch Valley.4 
News-Arct*20 July 1867 "The Adelaide Observer", Adelaide, SA, Australia;
Present—Messrs. John Sandland, H. Lemm, and G. Schenke. Mr. Sandland was elected Chairman. Constable list confirmed, and Messrs. J. W. Excell, James Milgate, jun., and August Schultz selected to be constables. Receipts, £715s.; payments, £11 3s. 1d.5 
Death of Father27 April 1896 Minyip, VIC, Austalia;
When and where Died: 27th April 1896 at Minyip
Name and Surname, Rank or Profession: James Millgate, Farmer
Sex and Age: male, 76 years
Cause of Death: Senile decay
Duration of last Illness: not stated
Medical Attendant by whom verified: Dr Naylor
When he last saw Deceased: 11th April 1896
Name and Surname of father with Rank or profession: James Millgate, Farmer
Name and Maiden Name of Mother: not known
Signature, description and Residences of Informant: George Henry McLean, son-in-law
When and where buried: 27th April 1896, Minyip General Cemetery
Undertaker by whom certified: James Hugh Brady
Where born: County Kent, England
How long in the Australian Colonies, stating which: 56 years, South Australia 34 years, Victoria 22 years
Where Married, at what Age, and to whom: Adelaide, South Australia, age unknown, Elizabeth Potter
later South Australia, age unkown, Elizabeth Harriet Martin
Issue, in order of Birth, their Names and Ages: In first marriage, James Millgate 57
by later marriage, Ellen 45, Sarah Ann 43, Emily 40, Charlotte 39, Naomi 34;Principal=James Milgate6 
Will*24 October 1910 Private Hospital, Wakefield St, Adelaide, SA, Australia;This is the last will and testament of me James Milgate of Laen in the State of Victoria, Farmer.
I revoke all previous Wills and codicils and after payment of my just and lawful debts I hereby device and bequeath to my wife Elizabeth C Milgate all my property personal or otherwise whatsoever and I appoint her my sole executrix.

dated at Adelaide this 24 day of October 1910.
James Milgate his mark

Signed by the testator in the presence of us both present at the same time, who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto set our names as witnesses

Edith Maud Bottrill
Nurse, Private Hospital, Wakefield St, Adelaide

Kate Hill
Principal, Private Hospital, Wakefield St, Adelaide;Exec-Beneficiary=Elizabeth Charlotte Newell7 
Death*24 October 1910 Miss Hills Private Hospital, Hindmarsh, SA, Australia;
When Died: Oct 24th 1910
Name and Surname: James Milgate
Sex: M
Age: 68 yrs
Rank or Profession: Farmer
Usual residence: Minyip Victoria
Birthplace and Length of Residence in Commonwealth: Moorooroo near Rowland Flat, South Australia, 68 years
Age at Marriage or Re-marriage: 20 years
Number of Issue Living M/F: 5/4
Number of Issue Deceased M/F: 0/1
Cause of Death: Cancer of the bowel
Place where Death Occurred: Miss Hills Private Hospital, Wakefield Street, Hindmarsh Ward, Adelaide
Signature, Description and Residence of Informant: J Bradley, Undertaker, O'Connell Street8 
Burial*October 1910 Payneham Cemetery, Adelaide, SA, Australia;
James Potter Milgate headstone


Elizabeth Charlotte Newell b. 22 May 1844, d. 19 May 1930


  1. [S1292] South Australia Pre-Civil Registration Births.
  2. [S1556] South Australian Death Registrations transcript (Keith Bassett), Elizabeth Melgate 1843.
  3. [S1557] South Australian Marriage Registrations transcript (Keith Bassett), James Milgate & Elizabeth Charlotte Newell.
  4. [S1565] Trove digitised newspapers, online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/, The Adelaide Observer, Saturday, July 29, 1865.
  5. [S1565] Trove digitised newspapers, online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/, The Adelaide Observer, Saturday, July 20, 1867.
  6. [S14] Death Certificate, James Millgate 1896/7172.
  7. [S1408] PROV Probate Records.
  8. [S1556] South Australian Death Registrations transcript (Keith Bassett), James Milgate 1910.
  9. [S1468] Oz Gen Online - Australian Cemeteries, online http://www.ozgenonline.com/aust_cemeteries/
  10. [S1240] South Australian Birth Registrations 1842-1906.
  11. [S138] NSW Death 17852/1937 - Elizabeth Jane Jones (Milgate).
  12. [S1314] VIC Death indexes.