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Robert LESLIE

Robert LESLIE

Male 1819 - 1848  (28 years)

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  • Name Robert LESLIE  [1
    Occupation c1800  Belvidere SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    P23 "Belvidere" publication by Lance C Wakefield. Original Blacksmith setup outside Belvidere Hotel. Robert learnt this trade from his father Simon Leslie; arrived in SA with wife Ann McLean who after Roberts death eventually married Mr Jeff Jeffreys." 
    Born 18 Dec 1819  Inverness Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • BORN Alvie Invernesshire Scotland
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 10 Mar 1840  London UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    'Tomatin' ex London UK arriving to South Australia on 1840/03/10.
    Robert undertook the journey with his brother Donald and Donald's wife Christina 
    Biography Notes 1840's  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The first man to be buried in Stathalbyn district from settlement.  
    Biography Notes 1840's  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The first man to be buried in Stathalbyn district from settlement.  
    Biography Notes 1840's  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The first man to be buried in Stathalbyn district from settlement.  
    Cause of death 14 Jan 1848  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    DEATH: on 14/1/1848 of Robert Leslie in a severe flash flood at Strathalbyn SA He was the first man to be buried in Strathalbyn Pioneer Cemetery relocated in 1959-likely to have been buried at the original cemetery alongside the St. Andrew's Church where a roadway was needed/built. No recorded remains of the early pioneer burials either there or at the old pioneeer cemetery above the present town swimming pool (a plaque marks the area).  
    Died 14 Jan 1848  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • BURIAL believed to be in the original cemetery. Maybe alongside St Andrew's Presbytarian Church (2016: a roadway). All those buried in "Pioneer Cemetery" were interred to the current Strathalbyn Cemetery in 1959. This to make a new road adjacent to church.
    Buried Y  [1
    Person ID I-5009  Christina and Donald McLean | Ann McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2017 

    Father Simon LESLIE,   b. Yes, Date Unkown 
    Relationship -1625 
    Mother Isabel GRANT,   b. Yes, Date Unkown 
    Relationship -1625 
    Family ID F-1625  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ann MCLEAN,   b. 6 Apr 1823, Kilmallie Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1910, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 6 Dec 1842  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6
    • MARRIED Currie Street Adelaide SA no source provided
    • from a website by Barry Leadbetter http://www.familyhistorysa.info/colonists.html

      states they were married Light Sq, Adelaide SA. No change made by researcher Lorna McLean 05/12/2016

    Last Modified 2 Feb 2017 07:44:16 
    Family ID F-1624  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Stories
    1995 - Ann McLean & Robert Leslie & Jeff Jeffreys
    1995 - Ann McLean & Robert Leslie & Jeff Jeffreys
    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-6] FM Kaye McArdle - emails in March 2016.

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

    4. [S-59] http://www.familyhistorysa.info/colonists.html, Barry Leadbetter, 1.
      LESLIE Robert, Ann MCLEAN married 1842-12-06 at Light Sq, Adelaide, aged 23=Robert born 1819, 19=Ann born 1823
      Researcher Lorna McLean on 05/12/2016

      Only alteration was the Robert was entered as birth year as 1818:altered to 1819

    5. [S-59] http://www.familyhistorysa.info/colonists.html, Barry Leadbetter, 1, 16.1.2017 Lorna McLean.
      LESLIE Robert, Ann MCLEAN married 1842-12-06 at Light Sq, Adelaide, aged 23=Robert born 1819, 19=Ann born 1823. Only alteration was the Robert was entered as birth year as 1818:altered to 1819

    6. [S-64] PUBLICATION "Belvidere" Lance C Wakefield 1992, (Mr Lance Wakefield, Printed: Lutheran Publishing House 205 Halifax st Adelaide), ISBN 0 646 122 010., 2 February 2017 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      Details page 107...title LESLIE
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