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Benjamin Forbes Lobban

Dundurcas OPR entry:
On 13 November 1764, William Lobban and Margaret Forbes had a child baptised and called Benjamin, Witnessed by James Forbes, J. Clarke, Margaret Lobban and Jean Gillan.

Registration of the Poor, Boharm 1845-1931:
"Benjamin Lobban, 80 years from Mulben (wife Jane Watt 70 years), Mason and Slater, wholly disabled, feeble, old age and supported by relatives, no children, admitted on roll on 3rd February 1849 and received eight shillings per week and four packs of meat. On 2nd August 1856 got two shillings weekly. On 2nd August 1858, got two shillings and sixpence weekly. Benjamin died on 25 February 180 and his wife Jane died on 16 April 1860".

1851 Scotland Census:
Living Craiglug, Boharm -
Benjamin LOBBAN, 86, retired slater, born Boharm
Jane LOBBAN, wife, 75, born Rothes

John Lobban

IGI Baptism Record:
Scotland, Births and Baptisms
Name John Lobban
Gender Male
Christening Date 24 Dec 1812
Father's Name Benjamin Lobban
Mother's Name Jean Watt

Margaret Priest

Old Parochial Records for Boharm:
Baptism 5 October, 1740:
Margaret Priest, lawful daughter to Alexander Priest and Isabell Lobban in Afflungrt was baptised .
Alexander Lobban, James Lobban, Margaret Milne and Margaret Hay.

Francis Priest

Extracted from the Aberdeen Journal dated 11 March 1776:
"Deserted - On the 10th Feb last, from the Recruiting Party of Ensign John Grant, belonging to Major General Fraser's Highland Regiment, Francis Priest aged 21 years, 5 feet 7 inches high, brown hair, black eyes and brown complexion, born in the Parish of Mortlach and County of Banff. He had on when he went away, a short blue coat, red waist, and a little kilt. Any person who shall apprehend the said Deserter, and deliver him to James Grant of Carron, Esq., at Elchies; Patrick Thomson, Writer in Keith, or to Sergeant Cumming at the Headquarters of the Party at Kirktown of Inveravon, shall have a reward of Two Guineas, over and above His Majesty's Bounty, for apprehending Deserters.
N.B. Any person who will harbour the said Deserter may depend on being prosecuted according to the Law".

Alfred Church

In its issue of Saturday, Rigare published a lengthy notice of the career of an old colonist named Alfred Church who was in this district in the middle of the fifties, and may still be remembered by old residents. He died a few days ago near Gin Gin. "Nearly half a century ago", our contemperary says, "he came out as cook and steward on board a man-of-war, and closed his naval career by leaving the service in Sydney". He accepted an engagement with John Landsbrough and went up to that gentleman's station at Monduran on the Kolan, and seven miles distant from Gin Gin township. He drove the first bullock team across the Kolan, and about 1857 moved further south with Landsbrough and helped to form Raglan Creek Station. "The blacks were giving trouble in those times, and murders of the settlers were unpleasantly numerous. The occupant of Mount Larcom Station, not quite so near in to the supplies at Rockhampton, was butchered by the blacks, and Mr and Mrs Church would have met with the same fated had not a friendly gin given Mrs Church warning that the darkies were on the war path. Alf Church and mates entrenched themselves, and gave the niggers such a peppering that they were glad to quit; so that Church was spared for a longer life than had seemed probable. The outbreak of the Canoona diggings in that district fetched Church for a time. He only did middling well, and, after the field began to be passed pit, went again to station work, under Ramsay. Later on he was in New South Wales, but returned to his favoured Queensland coast country. He worked on Gin Gin Station, and helped Hassall to form Tantitha Station, where he again had a narrow squeak with the blacks". For a time he roamed from one station to another, but eventually took up a selection in the Walla scrub and settled on it.
...[Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton) dated Thursday 22 October, 1885]

In the WILL of ALFRED CHURCH, late of Gin Gin, in the Colony of Queensland, Selector, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that, after the expiration of fourteen days from the date of the publication hereof in the Queensland Government Gazette, application will be made to the said Honourable Court that PROBATE of the WILL of the above named Alfred Church, deceased, may be granted to ELIZA CHURCH, of Gin Gin, in the colony of Queensland, Widow, the sole Executrix named in the said Will. Dated this First day of Ootober, A.D. 1885. MORTON & POWERS, Bourbon-street, Bundaberg, Proctors for the said Eliza Church.
...[The Queenslander dated Saturday, 10th October, 1885]

Eliza Hall

Buried in the Bundaberg General Cemetery: Section D6 Grave No 102
Eliza CHURCH, born 1839 died 1893
Harriet ROBINSON, born 1858 died 1942 (nee Church)
Samuel O'Neill ROWE, born 1887 died 1888
Leonard C. ROBINSON, born 1893 died 1896
Eliza ROWE, born 1839 died 1893 (nee Church)
Sophia JACKSON, born 1885 died 1946 (nee Robinson - lived 72 George Street, Bundaberg)

Margaret Church

Margaret SANTO died 10 Sept 1913/003396 - Father: Alfred CHURCH - Mother: Eliza HALL.

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