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Christina BLACK

Christina BLACK

Female 1830 - 1907  (77 years)

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  • Name Christina BLACK  [1
    Nickname Christy 
    Born 1830  Iona Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    • The BRB speculated that Christy might have been born in England, Ireland or Scotland.
      Her obituary stated that she was born in Argyllshire and that she was aged 18 yrs when she was married in 1849, or aged 74 when she died in 1907. This indicates that she was born around 1831 or 1833.
      However, it is probable that she was born in Iona (which is in Argyllshire) in 1830 according to the Mull Families website. This is consistent with the years and places of birth of her siblings.
    Gender Female 
    Emigration 1848  [4
    Christina migrated in 1848 from the London to Port Adelaide on the 'Duke of Bedford' with her uncle (Archibald Mclucais) and aunt and their daughters Susan and Mary Ann.
    The 'Duke of Bedford', under Captain Robert Thornhill, left on 29th August 1848 from London via Plymouth. They arrived at Port Adelaide on 5th December 1848.
     
    Biography Notes * According to the 1841 census, Christina (11 yrs) was living in Kentra with her uncle Archibald, aunt, and 3 cousins.
    * Archibald was a brother of Christina's mother.
    * Archibald was a boatman.
    * These details are from Christina's profile on the Mull Families website:-
    - Census, 1841.
    - Iona - Argyllshire
    - Address: Kentra
    - MACLUCAS Archibald M 35 Boatman Argyllshire
    - MACLUCAS Margaret F 40 Argyllshire
    - MACLUCAS Susan F 15 Argyllshire
    - MACLUCAS Marrion F 9 Argyllshire
    - MACLUCAS Niel M 1 Argyllshire
    - BLACK Christy F 11 Argyllshire
     
    Biography Notes For further details, look at the biography in the profiles of her parents.  
    Biography Notes OBITUARY: Another old colonialist passed away on 13th inst in the person of Mrs Christina McLean (nee Black), of Meningie. The deceased was born in Argylshire, Scotland, 74 years ago. She arrived in this colony in the ship Duke of Bedford in 1843. At the age of 18 she married the late Hugh McLean, son of the late Donald McLean of Strathalbyn, and has been a widow for 31 years. Mr & Mrs McLean started farming in the Milang Plains and later at Point Macleay, and after the death of her husband Mrs McLean resided in Meningie until her death. She left a family of four daughters and two sons - Messrs Hugh McLean (Meningie) and Donald McLean (Sydney), Mrs James Hughes (Meningie), Mrs John Smith (Ashville), Mrs J Stabernack (Lobethal) and Mrs T Lovegrove (Meningie); also 47 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. The deceased lady was hale and hearty until a few years ago, when the lingering illness started which caused her death.
    (ref: The Mount Barker Courier and Onkaparinga and Gumeracha Advertiser, 22nd Feb 1907, page 2)
      [2
    Biography Notes 15 May 1849  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Advisedly: Christy made her mark rather than wrote her signature on her wedding record at Church of Scotland. No known evidence to date. 
    Died 13 Feb 1907  Albert Hill SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried 13 Feb 1907  Meningie SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I-2327  Christina and Donald McLean | Ewen (Hugh the elder) McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2017 

    Father Lachlan BLACK,   c. 21 May 1797, Lagganulva, Kilninian & Kilmore, Mull, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship -2874 
    Mother Isabella MCLUCAIS (MCDOUGALL),   b. 1800, Argyllshire Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship -2874 
    Married 19 Jan 1826  Kilfinichen & Kilvickeon, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children of marriage * Lachlan and Isabella had 6 children.
    * The first two, John born in 1827 and Isabella jnr 1829, were born in Kilfinichen & Kilvickeon. The third, Christina was born 1830 in Iona. The fourth, Catherine was born 1831 in Blarnacor. The last two, Lachlan jnr 1833 and Margaret 1836, were both born in Iona.
    * This indicates that the family moved around several locations within the western parts of Mull.
    * A major difficulty for the family arose between 1836 and 1841. Karen Kennett stated that the children "were divided up amongst relatives". This was evident in the 1841 census as following:-
    * Isabella has not been found in the census. Perhaps she had died - we do not know, but if so, this could have precipitated the dispersal of the children.
    * The two youngest children, Lachlan jnr 7 yrs and Margaret 5 yrs were living in Innair with their father, Lachlan.
    * John 14 yrs was in Ardtun with his mother's parents, Lachlan and Susan.
    * Catherine 10 yrs was living in Kentra with her grand-aunt Flora McLucais who was the sister of Catherine's grandfather, Lachlan.
    * Christina 11 yrs was living in Kentra in the household of her uncle Archibald who was her mother's brother.
    * Isabella jnr 12 yrs has not been found on the census. Maybe she had died.  
    Marriage/Wedding At the time of their marriage, Isabella was 26 years old and Lachlan was about 28 years and he had left the 79th Foot Regiment six months previously.

     
    Family ID F-2874  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ewen (Hugh the elder) MCLEAN,   b. 20 Feb 1814, Kilmallie Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1876, Meningie SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 15 May 1849  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    • MARRIED AT Church of Scotland, Hindley St, Adelaide SA
    Children of marriage Christina and Hugh had 10 children from 1850 to 1869.  
    Marriage/Wedding Christina and married Hugh McLean just six months after she arrived in the colony.
    She was 18 yrs and he was 35 yrs.

     
    Children 
     1. Hughie MCLEAN,   b. 21 Mar 1850, Tailem Bend SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1913, Parrakie SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)  []
     2. John (Archibald) MCLEAN,   b. 13 Sep 1853, Lake Plains SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1888, Wilpena SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     3. Esther Sibley MCLEAN,   b. 4 Aug 1855, Lake Alexandrina SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1857, Milang SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)  []
     4. Donald (the Rover) MCLEAN,   b. 8 Mar 1857, Lake Alexandrina SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1932, Narrabeen NSW Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  []
     5. Christina MCLEAN,   b. 17 Apr 1859, Lake Alexandrina SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1944  (Age 85 years)  []
     6. Isabell (Bell) MCLEAN,   b. 15 Aug 1862, Lake Alexandrina SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1947  (Age 84 years)  []
     7. Alice Maude Mary MCLEAN,   b. 14 Jun 1864, Lake Alexandrina SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1940  (Age 75 years)
     8. Jane Ann (Jeanie) MCLEAN,   b. 24 Sep 1865, Lake Alexandrina SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1961  (Age 95 years)
     9. Alan MCLEAN,   b. 24 Oct 1867, Meningie SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1869, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)  []
     10. Jeff Jeffreys MCLEAN,   b. 9 Aug 1869, Meningie SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1882, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 13 years)  []
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2017 13:11:55 
    Family ID F-764  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    0187 - Christina McLean, nee Black.jpg
    0187 - Christina McLean, nee Black.jpg

    Documents
    BDM - Marriage - Hugh McLean & Christy Black on 15th May 1849 in Hindley Street.pdf
    BDM - Marriage - Hugh McLean & Christy Black on 15th May 1849 in Hindley Street.pdf

    Stories
    1995 - Hugh (the elder) McLean & Christina Black
    1995 - Hugh (the elder) McLean & Christina Black
    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-107] NEWSPAPER TROVE Mount Barker Courier and Onkaparinga and Gumeracha Advertiser SA, Page 2 of 22nd Feb 1907.

    3. [S-32] Mull Families website.

    4. [S-53] Dianne Cummings - early SA shipping - per SLSA.

    5. [S-11] BDM certificate - sighted and attached .

    6. [S-59] http://www.familyhistorysa.info/colonists.html, Barry Leadbetter, 4.
      MCLEAN Hugh, Christina BLACK married 1849-05-15 at Adelaide, aged 32=Hugh b 1817, and Christina at 18=b1831
      confirmed by the said website of Barry Leadbetter found by researcher Lorna McLean 05/12/2016
      I have NOT altered Hughs birthdate from 1814 to 1817 BECAUSE of the citation on his birth stating his baptism year/date 1814 in some detail; - confirmed by the said website of Barry Leadbetter found by researcher Lorna McLean 05/12/2016