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Ellen Elizabeth MCLEAN

Ellen Elizabeth MCLEAN

Female 1881 - 1914  (32 years)

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  • Name Ellen Elizabeth MCLEAN  [1
    Born 14 Dec 1881  Dunmunkle Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • The BRB has the birthplace as Minyup whereas Dianne Facey has it as taking place at Dunmunkle and registered in Minyip.
    Gender Female 
    Biography Notes
    • «b»Ellen Elizabeth McLean«/b» - born 14/12/1881 at Minyip, Vic.

      Marriage: at St. James Baptist Church, Beulah. Victoria - with the consent of her father to Patrick Lavery (aged 37) - (Ellen aged 24). The Rev. James Ewart officiated. Of the 2 witnesses only Robert Johnstone's name can be deciphered on the certificate. Patrick Lavery was b. 27/4/1869 at Sandford, Victoria to Hugh Lavery (blacksmith aged 26) and his wife Mary Jane (nee Smith) aged 20. Hugh was from Annagh, Northern Ireland and Mary Jane from Monagham, Ireland. Patrick was
      a farmer and Ellen a domestic and both were of Beulah.

      Residence: Sheep Hills, Ouyen, Vic., after their marriage. Patrick became a foreman with the Victorian State Rivers Department.

      Deaths:
      Ellen in her 33rd year on 6/9/1914, leaving 2 children.
      Patrick Lavery died aged 74 years on 7/12/1943. As can be seen dates and ages at marriage and death often do not "add up". The birth certificate of Patrick on 1869 (parents married 1868) and his 1906 marriage are an exception and correct. He was 12 years older than Ellen.

      On the death of Ellen, Barney (7) and Hugh (4) went to live with their grandparents Soward and Maria McLean who reared the boys along with their own 12. Maria was a wonderful person and a fantastic cook, the oven was full at all times. Patrick Lavery married again and did not have a close association with the boys until they were grown up. Barney went to live with him at Ouyen during the Depression, but Hugh went on to further his studies and became a school teacher

      Kongorong was very wet when the boys were small, as very few drains were dug to clear the water. In many places one could row a boat. The two boys rode a horse to school as did many of the students. Grandfather Soward warned the boys that they must not ride the shon cut through the Swamp during Winter because if they fell off it was deep enough to drown them. They were late one night and rather than get a hiding for being late they swam the horse through the
      Swamp and water was up to the horse's back. The boys only got the bottoms of their pants wet and thought Grandfather would not notice, but they forgot to rub down the horse. They couldn't sit down for a week..,..

      CHILDREN........:
    Died 6 Sep 1914  Kongorong SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I-4487  Christina and Donald McLean | Archibald McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 8 Mar 2018 

    Father Charles Soward MCLEAN,   b. 2 Mar 1859, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1952, Mt Gambier SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Relationship -1467 
    Mother Maria Elizabeth KRUGER,   b. 29 Jun 1864, Linlithgow Vic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1945, Kongorong SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Relationship -1467 
    Married 28 Feb 1884  Murtoa Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • St George's Lutheran Church, Murtoa, Vic
    Family ID F-1467  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Patrick LAVERY,   d. 7 Dec 1943 
    Children 
     1. Soward (Barney) LAVERY,   b. 3 Sep 1907, Ouyen Vic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1958, Ouyen Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)  []
     2. Hugh LAVERY,   b. 10 Feb 1910,   d. Blackwood SA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2013 16:31:00 
    Family ID F-1469  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    0376 - Patrick & Ellen Elizabeth Lavery (nee McLean).jpg
    0376 - Patrick & Ellen Elizabeth Lavery (nee McLean).jpg

    Stories
    1995 - Ellen Elizabeth McLean & Patrick Lavery
    1995 - Ellen Elizabeth McLean & Patrick Lavery
    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-148] FS Dianne Facey - ID 4624 - further evidence welcome, Worksheet 26 on 3rd March 2018 - inputted by Don Gordon on 8th March 2018.
      Details provided by Dianne are held in the records of the C&D McLean Committee. These records are accessible via 'Contact us' on the homepage and will eventually be available at the Strathalbyn NTSA.

    3. [S-60] http://graememoad.com/Family/WC182/WC182_227.HTM, 5 Dec 2016.
      Offers a marriage date and location which were blank.
      Researcher Lorna McLean 05.12.2016