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Agnes Jane MCLEAN

Agnes Jane MCLEAN

Female 1850 - 1879  (29 years)

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  • Name Agnes Jane MCLEAN  [1
    Born 20 Jul 1850  Milang SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Biography Notes
    • «b»AGNES JANE McLEAN«/b» born 20/7/1850, at Strathalbyn, S.A. 3rd child of the 16 children of John McLean and his two marriages.

      MARRIED: Thomas Chaplin (bom near Flagstaff Hill, S.A.) on 8/11/1876 at the family residence "Waterloo", Angas Plains S.A. The witnesses were Annie Chaplin, sister of Thomas Chaplin and D.H. McLean. brother of the bride. The original house name of "Waterloo Plains" was at the time still in use for registrations.

      DEATH: of Agnes Jane Chaplin following childbirth at the age of 29 years at "Waterloo Plains" on 23/8/1879. It was a terrible birth - twins, with one still birth and the other, Albert, surviving for about 18 weeks..

      She was buried at the Strathalbyn Cemetery. A son survived but the twins whose birth took her life did not.

      CHILDREN:
      (1) «b»John Herbert (or "Herbit") Thomas Sinclair Chaplin«/b» b. 11/6/1877. See further for descendants.
      (2) A still-bom son (unnamed) buried at Strathalbyn 12/8/1879.
      (3) «b»Alfred J. Chaplin«/b» buried at Strathalbyn aged four and a half months, December 1879.

      SOME HISTORY: According to the S.A. Roman Catholic Archives, Thomas Chaplin was born 23/1/1853 and not in 1848 as the printed record indicates, his parents being Thomas and Mary (nee Coleman) Chaplin.

      DEATH: of Thomas 21/8/1940 aged 87 years, buried at the Willunga Cemetery. The descendants from the only surviving child John Herbert Thomas Sinclair ("Sincu|ar" at the registration) Chaplin. He was incorrectly named in the Will of his grandfather John McLean of "Waterloo Plains" as Albert and left 50 pounds ($100) in 1903. "Herbit" as he is recorded married Blanche Clarissa May Cook (b. 1883) in 1903.

      The following article appeared in the "Southem Argus", Strathalbyn dated 1l8l1929:-

      «i»"Mr Thomas Chaplin of Nangkita, who recently celebrated his 81st birthday was born at Marion, and his home stood near the old Flagstaff Mill. When quite young his parents moved to Morphett Vale, where he received his eariy education, at Miss Daniel's Private School. He remembers the Scotch Church at Morphett Vale being bumt down, also the moving of the old mill, known as Andersons.

      He started to eam his own living very young and when only eleven years of age took a team of bullocks with a load of wine from Morphett Vale to Adelaide, down Tapleys Hill. About this time his father went away with a man named Taylor, to work at Mosquito Plains near Naracoorte, and they heard from him several times, then the gold rush broke out and he was supposed to have goneto Melbourne, but they never heard of him again.

      The family moved nearer to Adelaide, and he went with other teamsters wheat carting from Undilla to Gawler, their camping place for the bu/locks was where Tarlee township now stands. Later he came back to Watenoo Plains, near Strathalbyn to work for Mr John McLean, arid from therehe went to station hand to Mr Allan McFarlane, at Wellington Lodge.

      Mr McFarlane named him 'Young Australian' and with a horse named 'Gan'ie', he was usually sent round the station to run in stock, and being a good horseman and able to use the stockwhip, he had many a good gallop. Later he went up the Murray and crossed over where the bndge now stands, but had to swim the horses aver - the river being too high for the punt. Tom and Will Raggatt, from Strathalbyn, were often with him.

      On another occasion he went mustering some store cattle at Doctors Creek with six other young fellows four of whom were named Tom, namely Tom Graham, Tom Raggatt, Tom Ryan, Tom Hamson and Jack Phillips and Bill Cotton. These cattle were very wild, and they had some difficulty in getting them into the sale yards at the Robin Hood Hotel yards. The auctioneer, the late Mr James Close, was in the yard pointing out one particularly bullock to a prospective buyer, the late Mr William Maidment, when someone called to them look out'. Just as a bull charged, the auctioneer quickly threw down his high hat and he and the buyer got out. The others all following straight into High Street one rushed into the chemist shop (then owned by Mr Miller), turned round and charged out. There was some excitement until they were safely yarded.

      Somewhere about this time he went to night school, kept by Mr Noye, who helped quite a number of young men to better their education. For several years he worked for the late Mr William Richardson 'Dalveen' and through him went to work for Messrs W and H Dunn, at PekinaExtension between Orroroo and Booleroo Centre. He claims to be the man to use a binder in that district, people coming from many miles to see the machine at work, and was like a show at times. Some farmers could not agree as to the capabilities of both machine and man and they wrote to Mr Richardson for advice, but by the time they received a reply their crops were too ripe to be cut with the binder.

      He remembers going to Mannarie Station when the country was opened up, it then took three days to go from Adelaide to Jamestown, and the roads were terrible. On one occasion when he was travelling by coach between Clare and Georgetown, the only lady passenger on board started to cry, and when asked the reason said that she couldn't sit on the seat and hold her baby, so this young man put aside his bashfulness and nursed the baby for the remainder of the rough
      journey. There was plenty of shooting to be had on these trips, wild turkeys being very plentiful, and many a shot be had off the old coach.

      One shearing season he went with a lot of other young fellows to Fowlers Bay and Point Brown, expecting to make a good cheque. The trip took them over a week and when they had been shearing ten days the musterers came in with word that all the sheep were dead, and no likelihood of boat for three weeks. There was some swearing among the men, and they had several meetings to try and arrange a way of returning to Streaky Bay some throwing away their clothes and packs, intending to tackle the M/iliuipie desert, when news came that a boat was in, then there was a scramble for cast off packs, etc some being so afraid of missing the boat that they wouldn't stay for dinner.

      Some years after this he came back to Strathalbyn, and he was working for farmers around Angas Plains and later for Sir Lancelot Stirling. both at the Lodge and Highland Valley, also for Mr John McCullum. 'Angas Bank'. He was for some time Manager for Mr James McCord and still holds references from several of these gentlemen.

      His wife was Agnes, the third daughter of the late Mr John McLean, who died some years after the marnage, leaving him with a son, three years old who died in Ade/aide Hospital of pneumonic in in 1917. His second wife, who is still living, was Miss Virtue Hailstone, Sheoak Hills.

      Mr Chaplin came to Nangkita over forty years ago and has resided here ever since. For some years he was butchering and dealing, and later took up gardening and daiiying, until recently he had a greengrocers business at Currency Creek and Goolwa. He is still hale and hearty and able even now to do a fair day's work."«/i» Concluding "Southern Argus" report.
    Cause of death Following childbirth  [1
    Died 23 Aug 1879  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    • The Smith Family Bible notes that Agnes died in 1868.
    Buried Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I-3128  Christina and Donald McLean | John McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 24 Jun 2017 

    Father John MCLEAN,   b. 6 Feb 1818, Argyllshire Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1903, Angas Plains SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Relationship -971 
    Mother Mary STACEY,   b. 20 Sep 1822, Perth Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1872, Angas Plains SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Relationship -971 
    Married 25 Sep1845  Macclesfield SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7
    Family ID F-971  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Thomas CHAPLIN,   b. 23 Jan 1853, Flagstaff Hill SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1940  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 8 Nov 1876  Angas Plains SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Children 
     1. John Herbert Thomas Sinclair CHAPLIN,   b. 11 Jun 1877, Angas Plains SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1917, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)  []
     2. Susan CHAPLIN,   b. 1976, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1976, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  []
     3. Albert J. CHAPLIN,   b. 12 Aug 1879,   d. Dec 1879  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2017 08:08:12 
    Family ID F-1019  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    0278 - Thomas Chaplin & Agnes (nee McLean).jpg
    0278 - Thomas Chaplin & Agnes (nee McLean).jpg

    Headstones

    HS MCLEAN 'Lizzie'-Eliza Ann McLean & 'Aggie' Agnes Jane McLean.jpg

    Stories
    Agnes Jane McLean & Thomas Chaplin
    Agnes Jane McLean & Thomas Chaplin

  • Sources 
    1. [S-3] BRB - 'Donald & Christina McLean & Their Descendants', (Donald & Christina McLean Genealogical Council Inc, Strathalbyn 1995).

    2. [S-59] http://www.familyhistorysa.info/colonists.html, Barry Leadbetter, 4.
      MCLEAN John, Mary STACEY, parents of child born 1850-07-20 named Agnes Jane at / nr Milang which is 10-15 miles nearby. So left unchanged.

      Confirmed by the said website and NO alterations were made with citations from Website by Barry Leadbetter found by researcher Lorna McLean 05/12/2016

    3. [S-75] http://www.genealogysa.org.au (Reliability: 3), 17 Feb 2017 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      BIRTH:1850 child:MCLEAN Agnes Jane father:John MCLEAN mother:Mary STACEY at Strathalbyn SA RegNO:74/36
      PUBLIC NOTICE: Before using, ANY details from this website ensure YOU further research the accuracy of our information to limit the effect of misdirection by any compounded human error.

    4. [S-75] http://www.genealogysa.org.au (Reliability: 3), 17 Feb 2017 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      DEATH:29yoa, 1879 MCLEAN,Agnes Jane at Strathalbyn SA
      PUBLIC NOTICE: Before using, ANY details from this website ensure YOU further research the accuracy of our information to limit the effect of misdirection by any compounded human error.

    5. [S-59] http://www.familyhistorysa.info/colonists.html, Barry Leadbetter, 4, 8 Dec 2017 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      FOUND TO BE INCORRECT ON MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE No282574 COPY WITH GREAT GRANDDAUGHTER ON 8TH DEC 2017, Researcher Lorna McLean.
      ERROR;MCLEAN John, Mary STACEY married 1845-05-29 at Chapel, Macclesfield SA, aged 27=1818 which was 1816 for John Mclean, 18=1827 for Mary Stacey so year of birth 1829 was altered for Mary Stacey and John McLean from 1816 to 1818

      Married date 25Sep1845 has no citation by Edwin McLean; so altered to this date 29 May 1845

      Confirmed by the said website and alterations were made with citations from Website by Barry Leadbetter found by researcher Lorna McLean 05/12/2016

    6. [S-18] PUBLICATION Edwin Maclean's genealogy, Spouse of person 14-iv.

    7. [S-11] BDM certificate - sighted and attached , Marriage Certificate No282574 in district of Hindmarsh, 8 Dec 2017 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      Marriage Certificate282574 cites marriage 25 Sep 1845 at Chapel Maccesfield SA in presence of Harriett Stacey all parties signed with a cross.

    8. [S-75] http://www.genealogysa.org.au (Reliability: 3), 17 Feb 2017 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      MARRIAGE:1876 RegNo:109/409 groom:CHAPLIN Thomas bride:MCLEAN,Agnes Jane at Strathalbyn SA
      PUBLIC NOTICE: Before using, ANY details from this website ensure YOU further research the accuracy of our information to limit the effect of misdirection by any compounded human error.