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Archibald Sinclair (the second) MCLEAN

Archibald Sinclair (the second) MCLEAN

Male 1856 - 1938  (81 years)

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  • Name Archibald Sinclair (the second) MCLEAN  [1
    Born 18 Dec 1856  Angas Plains SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Biography Notes
    • ARCHIBALD SINCLAIR MCLEAN born 18/12/1856 at Strathalbyn' the 6th child.

      HISTORY: He moved to Naracoorte with his father and brothers from "Melrose". Angas Plains about 1874, enduring the long and difficult journey by wagon and via the Coorong as described in his father's history. He remained with brother Charles Soward to aid their father in setting up his new farm at The Gap_ 16 miles from Naracoorte until 1877 then joined George Henry at Dunmunkle. Victoria where George had gone sometime in 1874, and worked with him in partnership only brief|y. Archibald's licence for section 30 at Dunmunkle was of 320 acres and was granted on 26/10/1877, having applied on the 1st of that month.

      The official inspection of 16/3/1881 revealed a dwelling of 12 by 11 by 7 feet of bush timber and a bark roof and 70 acres under cultivation. Like his brothers he augmented his income by working on neighbouring sheep farms as well as attending to his crops. He was in partnership with Charles Soward (the last brother to arrive from S.A.) for 4 years until the latter set up on his own account and married. Archibald Sinclair did not marry.

      He made his final payment on Section 30 on 18/7/1895 and was still the owner when public records ceased to be available for perusal by the public. It must be presumed that it remained his property up until the time of his death.

      DEATH: on 15/2/1938 at Minyip at the age of 81 years. lnterred at Minyip
    Died 15 Feb 1938  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-4484  Christina and Donald McLean | Archibald McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 16 Jan 2017 

    Father Archibald (Snr) 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

  • Stories
    1995 - Archibald Sinclair McLean
    1995 - Archibald Sinclair McLean
    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).

    2. [S-59] http://www.familyhistorysa.info/colonists.html, Barry Leadbetter, 4.
      MCLEAN Archibald, Ann Soward JANEWAY, parents of child born 1856-12-18 named Archibald Sinclair at Angas Plains 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.