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George  (Henry) MCLEAN

George (Henry) MCLEAN

Male 1853 - 1918  (65 years)

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  • Name George (Henry) MCLEAN  [1
    Nickname Henry 
    Born 15 Aug 1853  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Biography Notes
    • «b»GEORGE HENRY MCLEAN«/b» born 15/8/1853 at Strathalbyn, S.A.
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      Worked at his father's farm "Melrose". Angas Plains and with his brothers accompanied father Archie to Naracoorte in the south east of S.A. to commence at a property at The Gap, 16 miles from the town. At the age of 21 he left for Victoria and applied for a land lease in the Shire of Dunmunkle on 11/3/1874. The lease was granted on 26/8/1875, 32O'acres of Section 94. In 1877 he was joined by his brother Archibald Sinclair until the latter gained his own licence. George (sometimes referred to as "Henry") remained in the area and enlarged his holding at Minyip.

      They lived initially in a house of three rooms 30 feet by 15 feet and a stable and stockyard constructed from local materials. For water supply there was a well 12 by 12 by 6 feet and for the stock a dam 66 by 33 by 9 feet. On May 31 1875 he was one of the petitioners for a school at Dunmunkle and there his children were educated in due course. He must have already decided to marry.

      MARRIAGE: to «b»Sarah Ann Milgate«/b» (b. 8/10/1854 at Rowland Flat, S.A.) the 2nd child of James Milgate (1817-1896) and his 2nd wife Emily Harriet (nee Martin 1816-1909). The Milgates had moved from $.A. to near Minyip in 1874. That early house was of mud bricks and thatched roof. In 1880/81 severe drought caused an acute water shortage and some of the settlers left the distinct but George Henry battled on and carted water 6 miles, in casks, from Yarriambiac Creek, Kewell. They made good progress and there were 8 children. ln 1896 with the Boolight Brass Band.

      DEATHS:
      George Henry McLean in his 66th year on 28/11/1918 at Minyip.
      Sarah Ann McLean aged 63 years on 27/8/1919 at Minyip. Both interred at Minyip.

      CHILDREN (8):
    Died 28 Nov 1918  Minyip Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Minyip Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I-4213  Christina and Donald McLean | Archibald McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2018 

    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  [3, 4
    Family ID F-1317  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Ann MILGATE,   b. 8 Oct 1854, Rowland Flat SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1919, Minyip Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Children 
     1. Hugh MCLEAN,   b. 1880, Minyip Vic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1930, Minyip Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)  []
     2. Mary MCLEAN,   b. 10 Mar 1881, Minyip Vic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1937, Preston Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     3. Rose Ann MCLEAN,   b. 1882, Minyip Vic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1949, East Wimmera Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     4. Jessie Maude MCLEAN,   b. 25 Nov 1883, Minyip Vic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1954, Chinchilla Qld Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     5. Allan George MCLEAN,   b. 20 Dec 1884, Minyip Vic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1952, Fawkner Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     6. Margaret Christina MCLEAN,   b. 17 Jan 1886, Minyip Vic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1960, Minyip Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     7. Lachlan Gordon MCLEAN,   b. 8 May 1889, Minyip Vic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1969, Swan Hill Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  []
     8. Alexander James MCLEAN,   b. 1 May 1891, Minyip Vic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1942, Minyip Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)  []
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2013 05:11:00 
    Family ID F-1388  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    0362 - George Henry McLean.jpg
    0362 - George Henry McLean.jpg

    Stories
    1995 - George Henry McLean & Sarah Ann Milgate
    1995 - George Henry McLean & Sarah Ann Milgate
    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-59] http://www.familyhistorysa.info/colonists.html, Barry Leadbetter, 4.
      MCLEAN Archibald, Ann Soward JANEWAY, parents of child born 1853-08-15 named George Henry at (Adelaide SA) all have information aligning.


      and confirmed by the said website of Barry Leadbetter found by researcher Lorna McLean 05/12/2016

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

    4. [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.