The Barcham Family


September 2014 Ken Barcham (BnB) announces the birth of a granddaughter, Sophie Victoria born on 1 September to Nigel and Cynthia Barcham in St Leonards, Sydney. Sophie is Ken and Jocelyn Barcham’s eighth grandchild.

December 2014 Melynda Johnson (JnB), granddaughter of Ethel Barcham and Herbert Johnson, married David Avey on 19 April in Shawnee Kansas USA (see photo)

January 2015 Graeme Campbell (WmB) reports that his father Bruce Roy Campbell born 8 August 1921 died 15 January 2015 at Strathdon nursing home, Melbourne, aged 93. Beloved husband of Lola for 58 years and loved father, and grandfather. Bruce was the grandson of James Norman Barcham. He was the family historian for his branch of the Barcham Family.

February 2015 Stella Butler (BnB) informed us with great sadness of the death of her mother Doreen Alice Ranson (née Barcham) on 13 January 2015 at Cambridge Manor, Cambridge. Her funeral took place on 6 February 2015 at St Saviour’s Parish Church, Westgate on Sea in Kent. Doreen is laid to rest with her late husband, Henry Ranson in Thanet Crematorium, Margate.

October 2015 Peter Whisker (WmB) reports that his mother Sheila Whisker (née Barcham) passed away peacefully at St Vincent’s hospital, Dublin, on 26 October 2015. Sheila, who celebrated her 90th birthday in July, was the younger daughter of William Henry Barcham and Evelyn Connolly.

February 2018 Ken Barcham (BnB) informed us that his grandson Ryan Barcham married Emily Frances Stones at St. Stephens Presbyterian Church Bathurst, on 18 November 2017 (see photo).Emily was born in Gunnedah NSW and raised on the family sheep and cattle farm at Gunnedah. Ryan and Emily met at Charles Sturt University Bathurst. They are both employed in Bathurst, Ryan as a maths teacher at The Scots School and Emily as a teacher at the Elizabeth Chifley Preschool.

March 2018 Ross Barcham (WmB) reports that his parents passed away recently at Tihahi Bay New Zealand. Robert Kenneth Barcham (Bob), grandson of Robert William Barcham, died on 24 February 2018 and his wife Jean (née Thompson) Barcham on 23 December 2017 both aged 89.

October 2018 Luke Barcham (WmB) informed us that his grandfather Leo William Barcham passed away on 4 October 2018 in Brisbane, Queensland, after a short illness. Leo, a descendant of Richard Edwards Barcham, was 96 years old.