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Donald Hugh MCRAE

Donald Hugh MCRAE

Male 1858 - 1927  (68 years)

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  • Name Donald Hugh MCRAE  [1, 2
    Born 9 Aug 1858  Milang SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    • BORN 'Kintail' Milang SA
    Gender Male 
    Biography Notes
    • «b»DONALD HUGH McRAE«/b» b. 9/8/1858 at "Kintail", Milang » Lake Alexandrina.

      MARRIED: «b»Margaret Gollan Laidlaw«/b» (b. 30/3/1863), 2nd daughter of her mother's 2nd marriage to Thomas Laidlaw of Angas Plains. Her mother was formerly Mrs Margaret Fraser (nee Gollan) and there is a very complicated inter-relationship between Gollans, Frasers, Mathesons and the Laidlaw families. They were mainly from lnvernesshire. Margaret Gollan Laidlaw was bom at Belvidere, $.A. where her father Thomas was a blacksmith. The general belief in the families was that Thomas was drowned in Lake Alexandrina, however, the newspaper notice in the Adelaide "Observer" reports that he died of pneumonia at Sliding Rock on 23/11/1875. Margaret was then aged 12 years. (Thomas was 69). Her mother, also Margaret, was buried at Strathalbyn on 30/8/1891. (The 1883 marriage took place at Mt Barker.)

      Donald Hugh McRae farmed in the Strathalbyn area but retired to North Adelaide where he died on 22/5/1927 aged 68 years. He was taken by train back to Strathalbyn for burial there on the 25th.

      OBITUARY "Southern Argus" of 26/5/1927.

      "The death occurred last weekend of Mr Donald H. McRae, an old identity of the Strathalbyn District, born at Milang, but resident most of his life at Strathalbyn, removing to Adelaide a few years ago. He leaves a widow and a grown up family. His remains were brought to Strathalbyn on Monday and laid to rest in the Strathalbyn Cemetery." Div. 2/415.

      DEATH: Margaret Gollan McRae, his wife, was buried with him on 3/8/1941, aged 78 years.

      Her very brief obituary in the "Southern Argus" merely recorded her death at Adelaide and that she had been buried at Strathalbyn on the previous Saturday. (paper of 6/8/1941)

      THEIR CHILDREN (11) ...............................
    Died 22 May 1927  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Division 2 Plot 415, Strathalbyn SA this info interferes with map logistics. Lorna McLean23.05.2016
    Person ID I-3963  Christina and Donald McLean | Mary McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 11 Oct 2017 

    Father 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) 
    Relationship -1279 
    Mother Mary (the second) MCLEAN,   b. 2 Apr 1818,   d. 22 Sep 1889, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Relationship -1279 
    Married 25 Feb 1852  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    • MARRIED Trinity Church Adelaide SA
    Family ID F-1279  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Ann Gollan LAIDLAW,   b. 30 Mar 1863, Belvidere SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1941, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 1883  Mt Barker SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Allen Alexander MCRAE,   b. 13 Dec 1884, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1916, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)  []
     2. Thomas Walter MCRAE,   b. 1886, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     3. Olive May MCRAE,   b. 1888  []
     4. Donald Howard MCRAE,   b. 22 Sep 1890, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1898, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 8 years)  []
     5. Elspeth Margaret MCRAE,   b. 1892,   d. 1961  (Age 69 years)
     6. John Archibald MCRAE,   b. 10 Jul 1895  []
     7. Janet Mary MCRAE,   b. 9 May 1897, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1990, Bedford Park SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)  []
     8. Keith Gollan MCRAE,   b. 16 Nov 1899, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1986, Clearview SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)  []
     9. Eric Vernon MCRAE,   b. 26 Aug 1901, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1960  (Age 58 years)
     10. Barbara MCRAE,   b. 7 May 1908, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1908, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  []
     11. Ivan Robert Laidlaw MCRAE,   b. 6 Nov 1903, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1969, Sydney NSW Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  []
    Last Modified 11 Jan 2017 14:39:58 
    Family ID F-1301  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    0352 - Donald Hugh McRae & wife Margaret (nee Laidlaw).jpg
    0352 - Donald Hugh McRae & wife Margaret (nee Laidlaw).jpg

    Headstones
    LAIDLAW AND MCRAE families
    LAIDLAW AND MCRAE families

    Stories
    1995 - Donald Hugh McRae & Margaret Gollan Laidlaw
    1995 - Donald Hugh McRae & Margaret Gollan Laidlaw
    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), 386. (Reliability: 3).

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

    3. [S-59] http://www.familyhistorysa.info/colonists.html, Barry Leadbetter, page 4.
      MCRAE Duncan, Mary MCLEAN, parents of child born 1858-08-09 named Donald Hugh at Kintail SA


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

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

    5. [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