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Allan (junior) MCLEAN

Allan (junior) MCLEAN

Male 1857 - 1930  (72 years)

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  • Name Allan (junior) MCLEAN  [1
    Born 11 Nov 1857  Meadowbank SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • birth 'Meadow Bank' Strathalbyn SA
    • birth 'Meadow Bank' Strathalbyn SA
    Gender Male 
    Biography Notes
    • «b»MARRIAGE«/b»: on 6/11/1878 to «b»Sarah Thompson«/b» (b. 1861) daughter of George J. and Catherine Thompson at her mother's residence Alfred Place, Strathalbyn. The witnesses were Sarah's sister Mary Thompson and Samuel Bates. Sarah was aged 17 when she married and Allan was 21.

      Sarah's father George had departed for parts unknown and was heard of no more. Her mother appeared in Directories as "dressmaker". By 1884 the family was at Bordertown as a son Sinclair was born there, but two years later they were again at Strathalbyn as the youngest and 4«sup»th«/sup» child Eva was born 1886 at Strathalbyn. (Registration record).

      Just prior to the wedding, Allan had moved with his parents and some of his siblings, north to Collinsfield in 1878. During that year, as well as helping the family settle in Collinsfield, he also spent time at Strathalbyn with farm work and at the "Burnside" property adjoining "Meadow Bank". He is marrigage certificate said "Collins 1892 Allan joined the Maintenance Branch of the SA. Railways and soon after was stationed at Coonalpyn. He later moved to Bordertown and Benalla, still with the railways, before being in charge of relay and other works between Tailem Bend and Serviceton, S.A.. He was also employed on both the Kingston, south-east and Victor Harbor lines, the latter passing through Strathalbyn where his family was domiciled and where his children attended school. For some years he was a ganger stationed at Mt Barker and it was from there that he retired in 1927

      Sarah was an expert needlewoman and an excellent cook. She and Allan were ardent card players and sang beautifully together unaccompanied, as grand-daughters Jean Stoba and Audrey Hickey recalled from holidays with them at the railway cottage at Benalla.

      Allan was away from home much of the time due to his work and was engaged on the relaying of the railway line to Melbourne which had opened in 1887 and was obliged to "live rough" and sleep in a tent in the mallee scrub. Sarah was nervous as frequently tramps came by "humping the bluey" and stopped to demand food and water. Also there were Afghan hawkers who travelled in horse drawn wagons stocked with clothing, materials and small useful articles items for sale, convenient for the women so far from shops, out they added to their nervousness.

      From Mt Barker Allan and Sarah retired to McDonnell Avenue. Hindmarsh, near the city. the house where Allan died.

      «b»DEATHS«/b»: Allan aged 72 on 20/3/1930 - Sarah on 6/8/1937 aged 76 at the residence of son Sinclair, at Tarragon St. Mile End Both were interred at West Terrace Cemetery (Barker 5-39W).
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    Died 20 Mar 1930  [1
    Buried Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • buried West Terrace Cemetery Adelaide SA (Barker 5-39W)
    Person ID I-1430  Christina and Donald McLean | Allan McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 16 Jan 2017 

    Father Allan MCLEAN,   b. 00 Feb 1811, Blaich Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1890, Plympton SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Relationship -2 
    Mother Catherine DAWSON,   b. 1825, Tehran Persia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1892, Hackney SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Relationship -2 
    Married 29 Feb 1844  Mt Barker SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Family ID F-2  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah THOMPSON,   b. 3 Sep 1861,   d. 6 Aug 1937, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 16 Nov 1878  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • BORN Mother's residence in Alfred Place, Strathalbyn SA
    Children 
     1. Laurence Albert Allan MCLEAN,   b. 24 Dec 1878, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1956  (Age 77 years)
     2. George Robert MCLEAN,   b. 29 Oct 1880, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1955, Magill SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  []
     3. Sinclair James MCLEAN,   b. 25 Feb 1884, Bordertown SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1972  (Age 88 years)  []
     4. Eva May MCLEAN,   b. 23 Feb 1886, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
    Last Modified 11 Jan 2017 13:52:47 
    Family ID F-470  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    0104 - McLeans - Sinclair, Laurence, Sarah (nee Thompson), Eva (married Congdon), Allan & George (Robert).jpg
    0104 - McLeans - Sinclair, Laurence, Sarah (nee Thompson), Eva (married Congdon), Allan & George (Robert).jpg
    0105 - Allan McLean junior.jpg
    0105 - Allan McLean junior.jpg
    0116 - Audrey Hickey, Allan McLean jnr, Stella McLean, Neil, Sinclair & Sarah McLean.jpg
    0116 - Audrey Hickey, Allan McLean jnr, Stella McLean, Neil, Sinclair & Sarah McLean.jpg

    Stories
    1995 - Allan (junior) McLean & Sarah Thompson
    1995 - Allan (junior) McLean & Sarah Thompson
    Biography as published in the BRB in 1995

  • Sources 
    1. [S-3] BRB - 'Donald & Christina McLean & Their Descendants', (Donald & Christina McLean Genealogical Council Inc, Strathalbyn 1995).

    2. [S-59] http://www.familyhistorysa.info/colonists.html, Barry Leadbetter, 3.
      MCLEAN Allan, Katherine DAWSON, parents of child born 1857-11-11 named Allan at Meadow Bank SA matches the uncited information. Assume correct.


      and confirmed by the said website of Barry Leadbetter found by researcher Lorna McLean 05/12/2016

    3. [S-8] PUBLICATION Dawson book in Goolwa Library, Yvonne Heath of Morphettville, (Heath of Morphettville), C0461991941 - Goolwa.

    4. [S-59] http://www.familyhistorysa.info/colonists.html, Barry Leadbetter, 16 Jan 2017 Research: Lorna McLean.
      Married Allan McLean and Catherine Dawson at "Wheatsheaf Inn, Mt Barker SA aged 33, 19yoa on 29 Feb 1844". Ref: 7/34