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 Christina and Donald McLEAN from Scotland 1837



Allan MCLEAN

Allan MCLEAN

Male 1811 - 1890  (79 years)

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  • Name Allan MCLEAN  [1
    Born 12 Feb 1811  Blaich Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Christened 12 Feb 1811  Blaich Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    Gender Male 
    Address 1878  Willowie SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Allan moved from 'Meadowbank" to Willowie SA and encountered total financial loss after extensive drought conditions and died 2 years later in Adelaide SA 
    Biography Notes The biography of Allan and Catherine can be found in histories.  [6
    Died 2 Sep 1890  Plympton SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8, 9
    • McLean, Allan - b 1814 ? died 6th Sept 1890 at Plympton, SA, late of Strathalbyn, aged 79 years, colonialist for 54 years. The friends of the late Mr Allan McLean are respectfully informed that his remains will be removed from his late residence Marion Road, this day at 3 pm for the West Terrance Cemetery - 3 path 36A 5 - JB Siebert, Undertaker (Express Telegraph 8th Sept 1890, p2 & Evening Journal, 8th Sept 1890, p2)
    Buried 6 Sep 1890  Plympton SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I-3  Christina and Donald McLean | Allan McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 2 Oct 2018 

    Father Donald MCLEAN,   b. 26 Sep 1779, Blaich Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1855, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Relationship -1 
    Mother Christina MCPHEE,   b. 28 Apr 1787, Crieff Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1869, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Relationship -1 
    Children of marriage We are confident that there were 11 children - 2 X Hugh, 2 X Mary, Allan, John, Archibald, Ann, Rachel, Margaret & Jane.
    However, some researchers have proposed 4 others:-
    * RICHARD: This name appears on some 'Navarino' passenger lists [research: Which ones?], but this might not be based on the authentic record. There are no other indications of this Richard in colonial records (eg marriage, children, death, or Trove etc).
    * ELIZABETH: This name appears on some 'Navarino' passenger lists [research: Leadbeater & Cummings) but this might not be based on the authentic record. It is stated that she was born in 1835 or 1836, and died in 1907. There are no other indications of this Elizabeth in colonial records. (eg marriage, children, death, or Trove etc).
    * HUGH: BRB p8 "The persistent inclusion of a Donald and a Hugh McLean who arrived in 1840 by ship 'Tomatin' must be an error as the listed children the same 10, who with their emigrating parents and in the father's Will. These two may have been nephews. If they were of an earlier marriage of Donald, he had three sons named Hugh which is carrying things a bit far as to names! There is a family story that 'two sons were sent to Venezuela to look for farming possibilities' referring of course to the Donald and Hugh on the 'Tomatin' of 1840. Then not discovering anything suitable followed on to SA. Nothing further is known of them although two of the same name were at Naracoorte in the South East quite early, and the names of the families were the same as those of the Donald McLeans. They were not mentioned in Donald McLean's Will."
    * DONALD: See the quote for Hugh, above (BRB p8).
    This note was by Don Gordon on 30th July 2018. 
    Family ID F-1  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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) 
    Married 29 Feb 1844  Mt Barker SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 10
    Children 
     1. William Donald MCLEAN,   b. 25 Nov 1845, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1911, Eastwood SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  []
     2. Jane Hamilton MCLEAN,   b. 17 Jul 1847, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1916, Tarcowie SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  []
     3. Christina McPhee b1849 MCLEAN,   b. 11 Jul 1849, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 23 Jun 1936, Karrakatta WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years)  []
     4. Eliza Ann b1851 MCLEAN,   b. 25 Mar 1851, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1911, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)  []
     5. James Dawson MCLEAN,   b. 25 Jun 1855, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1931, Brighton SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  []
     6. Mary Dawson MCLEAN,   b. 23 Oct 1855, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1940, Orroroo SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  []
     7. Allan b.1857 MCLEAN,   b. 11 Nov 1857, Meadowbank SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1930, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  []
     8. Katherine Graham MCLEAN,   b. 9 Apr 1860, Meadowbank SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1915  (Age 55 years)  []
     9. Rachel MCLEAN,   b. 21 Mar 1863, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1949, Port Pirie SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     10. John Stuart Duncan MCLEAN,   b. 12 Jul 1865, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1926  (Age 61 years)  []
     11. Margaret MCLEAN,   b. 16 Feb 1869, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1906, Claremont WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)  []
    Last Modified 24 Nov 2017 15:03:56 
    Family ID F-2  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Allan McLean eldest son of Donald Christina
    Allan McLean eldest son of Donald Christina
    Allan on 6 Jan 1838 travelled Navarino to Hobart Tasmania, to purchase seed wheat and returned to Hilton Adelaide SA (departure date unknown). The family had prepared land for a 20 acre commercial crop 1838

    Documents
    Notes about the Donald McLean in early Strathalbyn days - by John Dunn
    Notes about the Donald McLean in early Strathalbyn days - by John Dunn
    'A Miller's Tale - the memoirs of John Dunn of Mount Barker' - edited by Anthony Stuart, published by Waterwheel Books in 1991, ISBN 0646032690. Previously published in the Mount Barker Courier in 18 installments between 12 November 1886 and 4 February 1887, one on 22 April 1887 and between 29 July and 19 August 1887. John Dunn lived not far from Strathalbyn when Donald McLean was living there. John knew Donald personally - in 1842, John was 40 years old and Donald was about 65 years old.
    Allan McLean - arrived in Tasmania on 'Navarino' on 12th Jan 1838 - after 6 day voyage for seed wheat and other provisions
    Allan McLean - arrived in Tasmania on 'Navarino' on 12th Jan 1838 - after 6 day voyage for seed wheat and other provisions
    Property title-0008 - Title deed Allan McLean's land in Collinsfield - 139 acres - sec 9, Vol CLXXIV, folio 69.pdf
    Property title-0008 - Title deed Allan McLean's land in Collinsfield - 139 acres - sec 9, Vol CLXXIV, folio 69.pdf
    Location of Allan McLean's land - sec 35 - maybe in Koolunga or nearer Collinsfield.pdf
    Location of Allan McLean's land - sec 35 - maybe in Koolunga or nearer Collinsfield.pdf
    Maureen Edwards' notes about hotels in Goolwa - William Donald McLean, Allan McLean & Robert Haldane (1).pdf
    Maureen Edwards' notes about hotels in Goolwa - William Donald McLean, Allan McLean & Robert Haldane (1).pdf
    Maureen Edward's notes about Allan McLean's properties.pdf
    Maureen Edward's notes about Allan McLean's properties.pdf
    Location of Allan McLean's land in Strathalbyn & Bremer.pdf
    Location of Allan McLean's land in Strathalbyn & Bremer.pdf
    Location of Allan McLean's land in Collinsfield.pdf
    Location of Allan McLean's land in Collinsfield.pdf
    Allan McLean - insolvency documents in June 1882.pdf
    Allan McLean - insolvency documents in June 1882.pdf

    Stories
    1995 - Allan McLean & Catherine Dawson
    1995 - Allan McLean & Catherine Dawson
    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-52] http://ancestry.com.au, 26 Nov 2016.
      Allan McLeans birth date is a nearest guess-within days of birth is assumed. This is sourced from a baptism document from Scotlands people website. Stating the year on the header area on top of the page and the parents were Donald and Christina McpPhee and the occasion was a Baptism at Blaich Scotland
      Research done by Lorna McLean at WAGS and a scanned document taken of said document from OPR

    3. [S-59] http://www.familyhistorysa.info/colonists.html, Barry Leadbetter, 1, 5 Dec 2016 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      MCLEAN Allan, Catharine DAWSON, married 29 feb 1844 at Wheatsheaf Inn Mt Barker SA as this information does not match the uncited/sourced information. As it is so different I have left it for further researchers to confirm or edit.
      LOCATION NOT PROVIDED-tentatively entry until further notice/evidence.
      PUBLIC NOTICE: before using ANY details from this website ensure YOU further research accuracy of our information to limit the effect of misdirection by any compounded human error.

    4. [S-87] http//:www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/, 181 of 24page , 25 Nov 2017 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      OPR Baptism Register of Kilmallie. Allan baptised 12 Feb 1811 with parents Donald McLean and Christian McPhee, Born in Blaich.

    5. [S-87] http//:www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/, https://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/view-image/nrs_opr_records/3721046?image=181 (Reliability: 1), 10 Feb 2017 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      BAPTISM: Allan son of Donald McLean and Christian McPhee in Blaich Scotland 12 Feb 1811. Note record squeezed in betw other births-almost forgotten to be recorded. Accurate reflection of record from Baptism register page 71

    6. [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. , page 36. (Reliability: 3).

    7. [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. , p37 Researcher Lorna McLean.

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

    9. [S-18] PUBLICATION Edwin Maclean's genealogy, Person 14.

    10. [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