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John Stuart Duncan MCLEAN

John Stuart Duncan MCLEAN

Male 1865 - 1926  (61 years)

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  • Name John Stuart Duncan MCLEAN  [1
    Nickname JSD or Jack 
    Born 12 Jul 1865  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • birth 'Meadow Bank' Strathalbyn SA
    Gender Male 
    Biography Notes
    • He was described in a letter of 1946 written by Edwin McLean of Angus Plains as a "dark young man" and referred to him as "Jack". The following information (plus some further research by E.M.S.) was supplied by his grand daughter - Mary Benton of Booborowie, S.A.

      MARRIAGE: at St. John's Anglican Church, Adelaide, aged 22, to Susannah Mary Beaber (How) of Balaklava (b. 8/11/1867 at Willaston, S.A.) the eldest daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Beaber (How).

      «b»Background of Susannah Mary«/b»: Her father was born Samuel How in England, but at the age of 33 he jumped ship at Port Adelaide from the "Ernestine" in 1867 and assumed his mother's maiden name of Beaber. He married Elizabeth White, a passenger on the same ship and they had 4 daughters. Samuel in ill health wrote home to his brother in the U.K. in 1875 that he was living on 140 acres of scrub land at Balaklava, S.A.

      Samuel died when the youngest girl was an infant and his widow Elizabeth, remarried Oswald Potter, and had 2 Potter sons and a daughter. The Potters farmed at Meadows, S.A. Elizabeth lived on to be 96, dying on 7/7/1934 and was buried at the Little Mitcham Cemetery.

      J.S.D. and Susannah Mary had an only son, Alen, born in 1892 and do not seem to have remained together very long as young Alen lived with his maternal grandmother, Mrs Potter, at Meadows Now comes the mystery that has so far failed to be untangled, as both Susannah Mary and J.S.D. remarried during the lifetime of each other. Divorce was difficult to obtain last century and quite rare yet there must have been one as Susannah Mary remarried at Holy Trinity rectory, nAdelaide in May 1903, Alfred Morrison, aged 23 or so some years her junior. There were 3 Morrison children, Harold, Cyril and Lionel, half-brothers to Alen McLean.

      J.S.D. (Jack) also remarried on 10/12/1908 to Lily Cahill at the residence of Mrs Owen, Bind St. Norwood. They were both residing at Kapunda at the time of the wedding according to the marriage certificate.

      Mary Benton of Booborowie S.A. has the marriage certi referred to in her possession.

      DEATHS: "Advertiser" notice for J.S.D. McLean, paper of Tuesday 9/11/1926. On the 7th of Nov John Stuart McLean, late of Kapunda, beloved husband of Lily Stuart (note: the Stuart an error) aged 68 years. R.l Pf'. He was actually aged 61. There was a funeral notice saying he was privately interred in the old Catholic section of West Terrace Cemetery on the 8th. The knowledge that he had married a second time came from the records of Frank Sieberl, Funeral Director. These are held by the Genealogical Society now and a copy by his grand-daughter Mary Benton.

      The occupation of J.S.D. was given as "drover", his most recent address as the Home For lncurables (now the Julia Farr Centre). He died at the Parkside mental hospital. Birth place - Strathalbyn. There were some details of the coffin. Cause of death "colitis", but there was also a Coroners order, so the death must have been sudden. The number of children: 1 male - 1 female but neither was named. The male was obviously Alen but the daughters name is not known unless it was Alice as the a/c was to be sent to "Miss Alice McLean" when his wife was named Lily. It also said he had "married at 50" but as his age was given incorrectly so may the 50 have been wrong.

      DEATH: of the 2nd wife, from the "Advertised dated 10/8/1928:
      "McLean, on 9th August at Glenelg, Lilian (Lily) wife of the late John Stuart McLean late of Kapunda and Freeling. R.l.P". She was also buried in the Catholic section at West Terrace.

      The "Alice McLean" was care of Mr J. Neville, Railway Hotel, Freeling, when JSD died in 1926. Lily McLean, his wife, had been in partnership with a Thomas Neville from 1921 onwards as licencees of various hotels. The hotels, the "North Kapunda Arms" 1921 - 1923 - the "Black Lion", 19 Richmond Road, Hindmarsh (near Adelaide) - that was a few months of 1923 - Freeling Hotel 1924 - 1925 - also 1926 - 1927, and in each case with Thomas Neville, the "J" was yet another error.

      DEATH: of Susannah Mary Morrison - formerly wife of J.S.D. McLean at Adelaide or 2/3/1939 and was buried at Little Mitcham Cemetery. She had lived at Meadows, Balaklava and the Adelaide suburb of Hawthom. In 1958 all three of her Morrison sons and their families were living in the Hawthorn and Mitcham areas.
    Died 7 Nov 1926  [1
    Buried 8 Nov 1926  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • buried Old Catholic section West Terrace Cemetery Adelaide SA
    Person ID I-2290  Christina and Donald McLean | Allan McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2017 

    Father Allan MCLEAN,   b. 12 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 1 Susannah Mary BEABER,   b. 8 Nov 1867, Willaston SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1939  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 30 Aug 1887  [3
    Divorced
    • There is a mystery that has so far failed to be untangled, as both Susannah Mary and J.S.D. remarried during the lifetime of each other. Divorce was difficult to obtain last century and quite rare yet there must have been one as they both married again.
    Children 
     1. Alen MCLEAN,   b. 6 Aug 1892,   d. 26 Jul 1945, Port Pirie SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
    Last Modified 2 Apr 2016 13:57:11 
    Family ID F-750  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Lilian (Lily) Sabina CAHILL,   b. 15 Apr 1884,   d. 10 Aug 1928  (Age 44 years) 
    Married 10 Dec 1908  Norwood SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 13 Jan 2017 05:36:35 
    Family ID F-754  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    0184 - John Stuart Duncan McLean's christening cup - engraved J.S.D. McLean.jpg
    0184 - John Stuart Duncan McLean's christening cup - engraved J.S.D. McLean.jpg
    0177 - Sussanah Mary McLean & son Alen McLean - wife & son of JSD McLean .jpg
    0177 - Sussanah Mary McLean & son Alen McLean - wife & son of JSD McLean .jpg
    0178 - JSD McLean about 1885.jpg
    0178 - JSD McLean about 1885.jpg

    Stories
    1995 - John Stuart Duncan McLean & Susannah Mary Beaber & Lillian Cahill
    1995 - John Stuart Duncan McLean & Susannah Mary Beaber & Lillian Cahill
    Biography as published in the BRB in 1995.

  • 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-75] http://www.genealogysa.org.au, 8 Feb 2017 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      BIRTH:1865, MCLEAN,John Stuart Duncan to father:Allan MCLEAN and mother:Katherine DAWSON at Strathalbyn SA RegNo:36/451
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    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