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Harriet Cooper MCLEAN

Harriet Cooper MCLEAN

Female 1847 - 1942  (95 years)

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  • Name Harriet Cooper MCLEAN  [1
    Born 1847  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Born in November 1847
    Gender Female 
    Biography Notes
    • «b»HARRIET COOPER McLEAN«/b» born November 1847 at Strathalbyn, S.A. She was about 15 when her mother died in 1861 and she probably had to be housekeeper in her place but with Janeway grandparents at Sections 2743 arid 2751 at Angas Plains there was help at hand. Archie was of Angas Bank, Strathalbyn until 1869 but had also "Melrose", Angas Plains, and it is not clear where the family lived.

      MARRIAGE: Notice from the "Registed newspaper, Adelaide;-
      On 6/1/1870 at the residence of the bride's father, by the Rev. John Anderson, Mr E. Warland of the Dry Plains to Harriet, eldest daughter of Archibald McLean Esq. late of Strathalbyn. ("late" meaning formerly, so the ceremony would have been at "Melrose".)

      HISTORY: of the Warlands appears in "Brief Encounters at Victor Harbor 1802-1982" compiled by Madeline Brunato and also references in "0/d Strathalbyn" by Nancy Gemmell. Some of the main facts are given here. William and Alicia (Ebshie) Warland from Tollard Royal, Wiltshire, with 4 sons left England on 8/7/1839 by the "Singapore", (302 Ions, Capt. Hamilton) and reached S.A. on 11/11/1839. An epidemic of typhoid took the life of their baby Edward but on 9/11/1839, two days before they arrived another son was born and also became Edward, and who at 30 married Hamet McLean. The family went to Yankalilla to the dairy farm of J.B. Hack to work until 1842 when William built the "Wheatsheaf lnn" - now called "Warland Inn" at Echunga. It had 20 rooms and was popular during the gold mining boom in that area. In 1869 Edward who had taken over from his father, farmed briefly in the north, unsuccessfully, moved to Dry Plains beyond Angas Plains where he farmed at the time of his 1870 marriage. After that he was at Strathalbyn where he tried a baking business, became a Councillor and married Harriet. Two sons were born at Strathalbyn. Nancy Gemmell's book gives further details as does the "Southern Argus".

      Edward and Harriet commenced a school at Strathalbyn in 1871 at the comer of South and West Terraces in a single brick room away from the house which had a vine covered verandah. In the reminiscences of Maggie (Bell) Richardson who was a pupil at this school, she says that discipline was strict and punishment was administered with either a strap or a doubled up leather rein.

      For a time Edward had the "Victoria Hotel" at Albyn Terrace facing the park and River Angas. In those days the Angas Mill was used as an Assembly Room and at concerts there Edward and Harriet were amongst the performers. His song "Tell Me Mary How to Woo Thee" was a great favourite. He was also violinist and played for the barn dances held at farms. The Biographical Index had Edwards occupations as farmer and publican but school teaching is not mentioned.

      The Warlands left Strathalbyn in 1877 to take over the Railway Hotel at Port Elliot where Edward, always interested in civic affairs, was one of the founders of the Pt Elliot Institute Hall. The next move was to Victor Harbor where Edward built a two storeyed house on the sea front and named it "Austral House". This became a licensed hotel in 1881. The aborigines at a nearby camp soon discovered that Harriet was very generous with left over food. The "Austral Hotel" became later "Pipirikil Guest House" and remained so until the building was demolished in the 1970s. The 3rd
      child and only daughter was born in 1884.

      In 1922 following Edward's death. the "Southem Argus" gave some details of Edward's life - "silvery sweet tenor voice - man of rare gifts and diverse character - deeply thoughtful and far-seeing - wonderfully observant - exceptionally musical - pure tenor - host of friends at Strathalbyn before his years at Pt Elliot and Victor Harbor and that when the "Austral Hotel" was built at Victor Harbor the locals regarded it as far too ambitious. There are however no details of
      Harriet's life.

      DEATHS: Edward Warland died at Victor Harbor aged 83 years on 14/8/1922 and was burried there. His Obituary in the "Southern Argus" of 31/8/1922 repeated some of the above information:-

      "Mr Edward Warland of Victor Harbor died on Monday at the age of 83 years. He came to S.A. in 1839 in his first year and lived with his parents at Yankalilla and later with his father who was the licensee of the well-known "Wheatsheaf Hotel" between Mylor and Echunga. Mr Edward Warland engaged in famring at Strathalbyn subsequently and in 1879 went into business at Port Elliot. In 1884 he removed to Victor Harbor where he conducted the "Austral Hotel", but has
      lived privately for the last 12 years. He took a deep interest in local affairs and years ago his influence was an important factor in getting the railway extended to Victor Harbor. The deceased has left a widow and 2 sons: Mr A. H. Warland Town Clerk of Victor Harbor - Mr Laurence E. Warland of Port Wakefield and a daughter Miss (Jessica) Warland."

      Harriet Warland (nee McLean) died at Victor Harbor aged 94 years on 21/1/1942 having survived her husband by nearly 20 years. Both were interred at Victor Harbor.
    Died 21 Jan 1942  Victor Harbour SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Victor Harbour SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I-4027  Christina and Donald McLean | Archibald McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 10 Oct 2017 

    Father Archibald b.1821 MCLEAN,   b. 4 Mar 1821, Kilmallie Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1899, Naracoorte SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Relationship -1317 
    Mother Ann Soward JANEWAY,   b. 1828, Hampshire UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1861, Mt Gambier SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years) 
    Relationship -1317 
    Married 11 Sep 1846  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Family ID F-1317  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Edward WARLAND,   b. 9 Nov 1839,   d. 14 Aug 1922, Victor Harbour SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 6 Jan 1870  Melrose Park SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Laurence Edward WARLAND,   b. 4 Feb 1871, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1948  (Age 77 years)
     2. Albert Howard WARLAND,   b. 25 Sep 1873, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1960, Home Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     3. Jessie Florence WARLAND,   b. 31 Jan 1884, Victor Harbour SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1979, Victor Harbour SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
    Last Modified 13 Jan 2017 00:35:43 
    Family ID F-1322  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    0359 - Harriett Cooper Warland, nee McLean.jpg
    0359 - Harriett Cooper Warland, nee McLean.jpg

    Stories
    1995 - Harriet Cooper McLean & Edward Warland
    1995 - Harriet Cooper McLean & Edward Warland
    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-18] PUBLICATION Edwin Maclean's genealogy, Person 14-vi.

    3. [S-75] http://www.genealogysa.org.au, 26 Jan 2017 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      MARRIAGE:1846 Reg No: 12/201 groom: MACLEAN Archibald, bride: JANEWAY,Ann at Adelaide SA
      Public notice: some entries have little or no evidence provided. It is imperative that before assuming generalising the data to ensure followup evidence to maintain validity.