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 Christina and Donald McLEAN from Scotland 1837



Neil Graham MCLEAN

Neil Graham MCLEAN

Male 1925 - 2004  (79 years)

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  • Name Neil Graham MCLEAN  [1
    Born 27 Feb 1925  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Maybe 21st Feb rather than 27th.
    • Neil's sister, Dora, said that all the siblings, except Neil, were born at home in Tarragon Street. Neil was the only one born at hospital. It is not known whether there was a particular reason why his birth arrangements were different. Note by Don Gordon on 8th May 2018.
    Gender Male 
    Biography Notes Serving the Church of Christ in Cowandilla :-
    * Deacon from 1949 - for at least 24 years as he was still serving in 1972
    * Secretary from 1955 - for at least 18 years as he was still the secretary in 1972
    * Treasurer in 1961
    * Leader of Boys Brigade from 1951 and still serving in 1972
    * Led a youth choir in the 1950s
    * Led Christian Endeavour
    * Gwen was the leader of the Life Boys (a junior version of the Boys Brigade) from 1951
     
    Occupation Land agent  [1
    Residence West Beach SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 27 Dec 2004  [2, 3
    • Don Gordon advised me 15.5.2016 - Neil Graham McLean was with an international visitor showing them around and passed away at some waterfall location; yet unnamed.
    Buried 5 Jan 2005  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I-1559  Christina and Donald McLean | Allan McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 8 May 2018 

    Father Sinclair James MCLEAN,   b. 25 Feb 1884, Bordertown SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1972  (Age 88 years) 
    Relationship -498 
    Mother Stella Vinicombe MATTHEWS,   b. 28 Aug 1887, Apsley Vic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1951  (Age 63 years) 
    Relationship -498 
    Married 1915  Apsley Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Presbyterian Church
    Marriage/Wedding 18 Oct 1915  Apsley Vic Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The wedding of Sinclair and Stella was held at St John's Church of England, Apsley on 18th Oct 1915. It was officiated by Rev JG Pollard. The bridesmaids were sisters Elizabeth and Ada with train bearer Viva Kealy and Audrey Stuntgell. Groomsmen were Alfred Bradley (cousin from Kybybolite) and McLeishmann (from Bordertown).  
    Family ID F-498  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Gwen Muriel BEAMES,   b. 1925, Nairne SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 2011, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Children 
     1. JA M
     2. HG M
     3. AC# M
    Last Modified 8 Oct 2017 13:39:09 
    Family ID F-513  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    0118 - Neil McLean, Dora Gordon, Malcolm McLean, Jean Green & Ron McLean.jpg
    0118 - Neil McLean, Dora Gordon, Malcolm McLean, Jean Green & Ron McLean.jpg
    0121 - Family of Neil G McLean at West Beach, SA.jpg
    0121 - Family of Neil G McLean at West Beach, SA.jpg
    Note from Heather : Dad (Neil) is not in the photo because he would have been standing on a chair with the camera. The families would have waited patiently while he focused. Then at last the photo was taken. They are clockwise around the table, starting with Gwen, Daniel, Jim, Andrew, Heather, Nathan, Michael, Vicki, Luke, Matthew & Christine.

    CJ A (I1562)
    MJ M (I1571)
    LE M (I1564)
    V L (I1570)
    MJ C (I1568)
    NA C (I1567)
    HG M (I1565)
    AC M (I1569)
    JA M (I1561)
    DJ M (I1563)

    Headstones
    HS McLean Neil(d. 2004) and wife Gwen(d.2011)
    HS McLean Neil(d. 2004) and wife Gwen(d.2011)

    HS STRATH MCLEAN NEIL+GWEN BEAMES+3issue

  • Sources 
    1. [S-3] FS 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. .

    2. [S-16] FM Joan Natalie Smith and Flora May Whaley, Researcher Lorna McLean, 18 May 2016 source lorna mclean.
      Don Gordon advised me that Neil Graham McLean had requested to be buried in Strathalbyn SA
      Advised; Neil Graham McLean was showing an international traveller around and Neil passed away near some unnamed location at a waterfall.

    3. [S-13] REGISTER Burials & Cremations - Alexandrina Council SA, Family History Group at Library, 54, 18 May 2016 source lorna mclean.
      burial register names the plot number as No20 Div6