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 Christina and Donald McLEAN from Scotland 1837



Family: Albert Edward BRABANT / Mary Margaret MCLEAN (F-827)

m. 25 May 1916


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  • Albert Edward BRABANTFather | Male
    Albert Edward BRABANT

    Born  1887  Paddington NSW Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  6 Dec 1972  Narrabeen NSW Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  7 Dec 1972  Narrabeen NSW Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  25 May 1916  [1, 2, 3]  Sydney NSW  [1, 2, 3] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Mark James BRABANT | F-2894 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Janet (Jessie) HERBERT | F-2894 Group Sheet 

    Mary Margaret MCLEANMother | Female
    Mary Margaret MCLEAN

    Born  28 Oct 1885  Pyrmont NSW Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  22 Sep 1962  Chatswood NSW Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Father  Donald MCLEAN | F-823 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Mary HILLARY | F-823 Group Sheet 

    Sheila Florence MCLEANChild 1 | Female
    Sheila Florence MCLEAN

    Born  4 Apr 1912  Thirroul NSW Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  21 Oct 1988  West Dapto NSW Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Wollongong NSW Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Ambrose Lyal MCCAULEY | F-828 
    Married  1933  Moruya NSW Find all individuals with events at this location

    Jessie Margaret BRABANTChild 2 | Female
    + Jessie Margaret BRABANT

    Born  3 May 1916  Mosman NSW Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  24 Sep 2003  Campsie NSW Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Douglas Mark BRABANT | F-2893 
    Married  31 May 1946  Woollahra NSW Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Albert James SMITH | F-829 
    Married     

    A BChild 3 | Female
    A B

    Born     
    Died     
    Buried     
    Spouse  Sydney CUSACK | F-830 
    Married     

    Archibald Edward Donald Mark  BRABANTChild 4 | Male
    Archibald Edward Donald Mark BRABANT

    Born  1 Sep 1919  Narrabeen NSW Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  20 Feb 2000  Canberra ACT Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Oriole DOUGLASS | F-831 
    Married  1950's  Qld Find all individuals with events at this location

    F BChild 5 | Female
    F B

    Born     
    Died     
    Buried     
    Spouse  Leslie COSSER | F-832 
    Married     

    Mary Julie (Mollie) BRABANTChild 6 | Female
    Mary Julie (Mollie) BRABANT

    Born  17 Sep 1924   
    Died  12 Oct 2003  Rydalmere NSW Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Maurice Raymond WALKER | F-833 
    Married  1948  Manley NSW Find all individuals with events at this location

  • Notes  Married:
    • The BRB has Albert and Mary getting married in 1911 whereas Louise Johnson has found a BMD record of their marriage in 1916 in Sydney. Since the BRB relied on word of mouth, altered NSW BDM record.
    • EMAIL FROM STEPHENANDLOUISE DATED 26TH JAN 2018 TO LADYJ:How did someone find a marriage between Albert and Mary in 1911 when the BDM has their marriage in 1916? This is extract from BRB Page 220 only states the dates with limited evidence of FM=family memories. ?Mary Margaret Mclean born 20/10/1885 at the "Rock Lily Tavern". Mona Vale which was then the staging post for the northern coast. Donald built a small wooden house at Narrabeen where there is now [1996] a median strip of a 6 lane highway. It eventually became the back scullery and laundry for the 2 storey brick house already mentioned as being both home and post office until the new one was erected, Information from Betty O'Gorman, dau of Kindor McLean//
      Married: Albert Brabant c1911 and was if Narrabeen NSW
      Death: Mary died in her 77th year on 22/9/1962?


      How was Sheila McLean linked with Albert and Mary? There is no record of her birth in the
      NSW BDM, which is highly likely if she was illegitimate, but the birthplace of Thirroul is
      puzzling.

      RHETORICAL of course.
    • EMAIL dated 05.10.2018 from Stephenandlouise@bigpond.com actually Louise Johnson.
      "It has been some timesince i spoke to you about Mary Margaret McLean and Albert Edward Brabant. I have been sharing my research time between 5 family trees and it has taken a while but have new information. Details DOM 25.05.1916. place The Central Methodist Mission, groom Albert Edward Brabant, Occupation motor driver, usual residence, Narrabeen , a bachelor aged 29. The bride, Mary Margaret McLean, home duties, usual residence Narrabeen,spinster, aged 29. Death Certificate, NSW BDM Registration No32269/1962 copy certificate no 132249 from probate packet. NAME Mary Margaret Brabant, DOD 22.9.1962 usual residence Narrabeen,
      1st marriage, at Sydney 24yoa to ? McGuinness, issue ONE, Sheila aged 51yoa.
      2nd marriage, Sydney aged 27to Albert Edward Brabant, issue, Jessie M 46yoa, Amy 44yoa, Archibald E 42yoa, Florence N 40yoa, Mary J 38yoa none deceased.
      No birth nor marriage certificate was found for Sheila-her marriage certificate names her Sheila McLean.

  • Sources 
    1. [S-106] BDM NSW, http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/Pages/family-history/family-history.aspx, 6 Jan 2018 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      Married 1916 incomplete dates only provided on NSW BDM-must purchase certificate to complete the date. REFERENCE No5095/1916

    2. [S-136] FM Louise Johnson Emails Jan 2018 Lorna McLean, Email on 27th Jan 2018, 27 Dec 2017 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      Confirmed by email from Louise Johnson dated 27.1.2018 to lj2333 aligning to current findings of marriage in 1916
      RegNo5095/1916
      NOTE:Sheila Florence Brabant born in 1912 is confirmed with these parents.

    3. [S-3] BRB - 'Donald & Christina McLean & Their Descendants', 1995, The BRB has a good index for each individual. Copies of the BRB available Strathalbyn National Trust Museum & Library, several libraries around Australia including State Library SA, and Western Australian Genealogical Society Bayswater WA Request assistance for locating a copy through 'Contact us' on this website. , page 220, 26 Jan 2018 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      Page220 only states the dates with limited evidence of FM=family memories.
      "Mary Margaret Mclean born 20/10/1885 at the "Rock Lily Tavern". Mona Vale which was then the staging post for the northern coast. Donald built a small wooden house at Narrabeen where there is now [1996] a median strip of a 6 lane highway. It eventually became the back scullery and laundry for the 2 storey brick house already mentioned as being both home and post office until the new one was erected, Information from Betty O'Gorman, dau of Kindor McLean// Married: Albert Brabant c1911 and was if Narrabeen NSW
      Death:Mary died in her 77th year on 22/9/1962"