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Jeffrey JEFFREYS

Jeffrey JEFFREYS

Male 1821 - 1881  (59 years)

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  • Name Jeffrey JEFFREYS  [1
    Nickname Jeff 
    Born 4 Dec 1821  Llanelly Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • The BRB gives Jeff's birth as 1832 whereas Kaye McArdle has it as 4th Dec 1821 in Llanelly in Wales. What are her sources?
    Gender Male 
    Biography Notes 4 Dec 1821  Llanelly Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Jeff Jeffreys was born December 4, 1821 in Llanelly, County Breconshire in Wales. This was his grandfathers house. His mother died from complications of the birth.
    He worked as a blacksmith in Crickhowell, Wales, before moving to South Australia. 
    Biography Notes 1857  Belvidere SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    P9 publication "Belevidere" by Lance C Wakefield. "Builder:J.Jeffreys According to Mclean family history, the Bevidere hotel was built by Jeffrey Jeffreys who married Ann Leslie (nee McLean), the widow of the towns original blacksmith, Robert Leslie." "upon arrival Australian arrival purchased 1400 acres and returned to UK and then built and ran the hotel...Contained 15 rooms with the dining room able to be converted to larger area-known as the Big Room, suitable for meting, dances and other general community uses." Licensees are listed including J Jeffreys from 1860-1866. and two other Mclean ancestors-D McRae in 1872-1874 and Henry Lewis 1877-1879." 
    Biography Notes 22 Sep 1866  Belvidere SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Belvidere Bridge was opened by second dau 11yoa Mary (later married Henry Lewis) of Jeff and Ann Jeffreys.  
    Occupation Crickhowell Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Arrival trade:Blacksmith. when the local blacksmith, Robert Leslie died, his wife, Ann McLean arranged for Jeffrey to carry on the business (Belvidere SA). They later married. They twice returned from successful trips to the Victorian goldfields.  
    Residence Crickhowell Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Jeff was born in Llanelly and the family later moved to Crickowell where Jeff worked as a blacksmith. 
    Died 7 Feb 1881  Belvidere SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    • Edwin MacLean (ref: Edwin MacLean's genealogy, spouse of person 14-vii) has him dying in 1881 rather than 1891.
    Buried Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Person ID I-5010  Christina and Donald McLean | Ann McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 19 Feb 2018 

    Family Ann b. 1823 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 13 Feb 1851  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. Robena Ann JEFFREYS,   b. 1851, Wirrieanda SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1930, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  []
     2. Mary Ann Jane JEFFREYS,   b. 12 Mar 1855, Belvidere SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown  []
     3. Rachael JEFFREYS,   b. 22 Aug 1856, Belvidere SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1858, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)  []
     4. Esther Maud Margaret JEFFREYS,   b. 10 Apr 1858, Belvidere SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1923  (Age 64 years)  []
     5. Henrietta JEFFREYS,   b. 9 Sep 1859, Belvidere SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1931, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  []
     6. Edwin John Jeff JEFFREYS,   b. 26 Jul 1861, Belvidere SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1926, Norwood SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)  []
    +7. Robena LESLIE,   b. 1 May 1842, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1924, Ovingham SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  []
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2017 12:07:21 
    Family ID F-1626  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones

    HS JEFFREYS Jeffrey died Belvidere 1881

    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] 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-6] FM Kaye McArdle Emails March 2016.

    3. [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 105/6...Arrived ship "Dover Castle" Blacksmithing, successful Victorian goldfields trip and marriage
      PUBLIC NOTICE: before using ANY details from this website ensure YOU further research accuracy of our information to limit the effect of misdirection by any compounded human error.

    4. [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 106..."Jeff died in 7th Feb 1881. Ann then moved ot Strathalbyn and died on 21 October 1910 aged 88".
      PUBLIC NOTICE: before using ANY details from this website ensure YOU further research accuracy of our information to limit the effect of misdirection by any compounded human error.

    5. [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. .
      Plot 1/217 Strathalbyn Cemetery SA

    6. [S-10] Headstone detail, HS image attached, 20 Feb 2018 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      In loving memory of Jeffrey Jeffreys who died at Belvidere february 7 1881 aged 59 years.

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