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 Christina and Donald McLEAN from Scotland 1837



Mary b. 1818 MCLEAN

Mary b. 1818 MCLEAN

Female 1818 - 1889  (71 years)

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  • Name Mary b. 1818 MCLEAN  [1
    Born 2 Apr 1818  [1
    • We need to check on the birth dates of John (1818) and Mary (1818) because their births are too close if they have the same mother. Maybe some confusion arises if baptisms are arranged many months after the actual birth.
    Christened 5 Apr 1818  Duisky Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Cause of death After a painful illness  [1
    Died 22 Sep 1889  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 24 Sep 1889  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Plot 309 Division 1
    Person ID I-3902  Christina and Donald McLean | Mary McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 18 Sep 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 1 Adam ABERCROMBIE,   b. 1804, Stirling Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 29 Sep 1840  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    • MARRIED Holy Trinity Church Adelaide SA
    Children 
     1. Christina ABERCROMBIE,   b. 1841, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1848  (Age 7 years)  []
    +2. Rachel ABERCROMBIE,   b. 1844, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1908, Wokurna SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)  []
     3. Adam ABERCROMBIE,   b. 9 Mar 1846, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1848, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)  []
     4. Mary ABERCROMBIE,   b. 24 Apr 1848, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1848, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  []
    Last Modified 16 Jan 2017 15:37:42 
    Family ID F-1257  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Duncan MCRAE,   b. 26 Jun 1826, Kintail Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1901, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 25 Feb 1852  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    • MARRIED Trinity Church Adelaide SA
    Children 
     1. Duncan MCRAE,   b. 29 Nov 1852,   d. 2 Apr 1881, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
     2. Catherine MCRAE,   b. 26 Jun 1854, Milang SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1929  (Age 74 years)
     3. Allan Mark MCRAE,   b. 29 Nov 1856, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1905, Tapleys Hill SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)  []
     4. Donald Hugh MCRAE,   b. 9 Aug 1858, Milang SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1927, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  []
     5. John James MCRAE,   b. 7 Sep 1860, Milang SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1880, Milang SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 years)
     6. Mary Ann MCRAE,   b. 7 Aug 1860, Lake Alexandrina SA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
    Last Modified 6 Dec 2016 15:00:14 
    Family ID F-1279  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    0346 - Duncan & Mary McRae, nee McLean.jpg
    0346 - Duncan & Mary McRae, nee McLean.jpg

    Documents

    BDM 1840 Marriage Adam Abercrombie & Mary McLean on 29th September 1840 in Adelaide
    WW - Mary McLean - baptized 5th April 1818
    WW - Mary McLean - baptized 5th April 1818
    Daughter to Donald MacLean Duisgy and Catharine MacPhee

    Headstones

    HS MCRAE Duncan d.23rd May 1902 or 1901, and Mary, nee McLean who died on 22nd Sept 1889.The year Duncan's death was 1902 on the gravestone whereas other records have it as 1901. The gravestone gives his age at death as 72 years - ie born about 1830, whereas other records have his birth year as 1826.

    Stories
    1995 - Mary McLean & Adam Abercrombie & Duncan McRae
    1995 - Mary McLean & Adam Abercrombie & Duncan McRae
    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-87] http//:www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/, https://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/view-image/nrs_opr_records/3753814?image=215 (Reliability: 1), 10 Feb 2017 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      BAPTISM register page number 88. Baptism 5 Apr 1818 Mary MacLean dau to Donald and Catherine McPhee of Duisgy. Register is numbered page 88.Accurate printout of page 88. However the OPR records dont reflect what today in 2017 we would expect. Christina/Christian/now Catherine. Plus Baptism in Duisgy today we spell it Duisky.

    3. [S-59] http://www.familyhistorysa.info/colonists.html, Barry Leadbetter, page 1.
      Adam Abercrombie married Mary McLean date provided and added by researcher Lorna McLean 05/12/2016
      MCRAE Duncan, Mary ABERCROMBIE nee MCLEAN married 1852-02-25 at Trinity, Adelaide SA, aged 25=Duncan b1827, 32 (w)=Mary b1820

      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

    4. [S-59] http://www.familyhistorysa.info/colonists.html, Barry Leadbetter, 4.
      MCRAE Duncan and Mary McLean (nee Abercrombie)
      Confirmed "married on 25.02.1852 at Trinity church Adelaide SA, Aged 25, 32" by the said website and nothing altered.
      Website by Barry Leadbetter found by researcher Lorna McLean 05/12/2016

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

    6. [S-59] http://www.familyhistorysa.info/colonists.html, Barry Leadbetter, page 1.
      first marriage; Adam Abercrombie married Mary McLean date provided and added by researcher Lorna McLean 05/12/2016

      second marriage; MCRAE Duncan, Mary ABERCROMBIE nee MCLEAN married 1852-02-25 at Trinity, Adelaide SA, aged 25=Duncan b1827, 32 (w)=Mary b1820

      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