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 Christina and Donald McLEAN from Scotland 1837



John Archibald MCLEAN

John Archibald MCLEAN

Male 1853 - 1888  (34 years)

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  • Name John Archibald MCLEAN  [1
    Nickname Archibald 
    Born 13 Sep 1853  Lake Plains SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Biography Notes 19 Sep 1853  Meningie SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    JOHN (ARCHIBALD) McLEAN was born at Lake Plains near Milang on 13/9/1853 - the date in Hugh's bible and also registered.When the family left Meningie after Hugh died in 1876. Archibald went north to work for a mining company at Wilpena.

     
    • JOHN (ARCHIBALD) McLEAN was born at Lake Plains near Milang on 13/9/1853 - the date in Hugh's bible and also registered.

      When the family left Meningie after Hugh died in 1876. Archibald went north to work for a mining company at Wilpena.

      DEATH: Accidently killed aged 34 on 18/5/1888.

      An inquest was held at Hawker (249 miles north of Adelaide). It stated "Archibald McLean aged 33 (error) who had a wife living at Robsart Street, Parkside, and a mother and sister living at Meriingie (note: Christy was by then at Albert Hill, near Meningie with the Hughes), was crushed to death by a fall of earth while working on a shaft of the Wilpena Propriety Co. Mr Hy Northing cautioned the company to exercise a more close and cautious supervision in the future.".

      Nothing is known of the wife or if there were any children,
    Cause of death 18 May 1888  Wilpena SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Workplace accident - crushed to death by a fall of earth while working on a shaft of the Wilpena Propriety Co
    An inquest was held at Hawker (249 miles north of Adelaide). Report stated "Archibald McLean aged 34 who had a wife living at Robsart Street, Parkside, and a mother and sister living at Meningie (note: Christy (researcher Lorna McLean believes Christy was the mother-Christina) was by then at Albert Hill, near Meningie with the Hughes), was crushed to death by a fall of earth while working on a shaft of the Wilpena Propriety Co. Mr Hy Northing cautioned the company to exercise a more close and cautious supervision in the future.".

     
    Died 18 May 1888  Wilpena SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I-2486  Christina and Donald McLean | Ewen (Hugh the elder) McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 7 Nov 2018 

    Father Ewen b.1814 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) 
    Relationship -764 
    Mother Christina BLACK,   b. 1830, Iona Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1907, Albert Hill SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Relationship -764 
    Married 15 May 1849  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • 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.

     
    Family ID F-764  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The birth is registered and is also in Hugh's bible. [1]

  • 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-11] BDM certificate - sighted and attached .

    3. [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