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 Christina and Donald McLEAN from Scotland 1837



Susannah Ann CHERITON

Susannah Ann CHERITON

Female 1852 - 1905  (53 years)

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  • Name Susannah Ann CHERITON  [1
    Born 8 Aug 1852  Belvidere SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Biography Notes
    • «b»SUSANNAH ANN CHERITON«/b» born 8/8/1852 at "Field View Cottage", Belvidere. (Newspaper notice in the Adelaide "Register"). She took a prominent pan in the social activities at Strathalbyn and her name would be recorded as at a tennis party (1886) at "Castlelowe", home of Dr Blue or at a ball at "Watervilla" on 22/11/1894 given by Dr and Mrs Shone when she wore black velvet and lace with pink satin sleeves.

      There had been a presentation reported on 5/3/1885:-

      "On the afternoon of Friday last a number of ladies, being members of the Presbyterian church of Strathalbyn assembled at the residence of the Hon. James Rankine M.L.C. ("Braemar" afterwards owned by Matthew Rankine), for the purpose of presenting to Miss Cheriton some token of their high esteem and appreciation of her long association and unremitting service as leader of the choir."

      This recognition took the form of a handsome gold bracelet set with diamonds and was presented on behalf of the donors by Miss Mary Rankine, who, in a neat address, expressed their kind sentiments towards the accomplished recipient. Miss Cheriton, to whom the movement had come as a complete surprise, while expressing her deep sense of the kindness of her friends, disclaimed any merit for what she had done in connection with the choir for which she had neither expected nor deserved any consideration whatever. lt is needless to say that this view of the matter was unanimously dissented from. The bracelet was then produced and the act of investiture was duly performed. The attendance of the ladies on the occasion, though good, woutd have been better had it not been for the very cold and wet weather which continued unceasingly the whole of the afternoon. Susannah died unmarried aged 53 years on 27/11/1905.

      OBITUARY: "Southern Argus" of 30/11/1905 (Thursday)~

      "We are sorry to record the death of Miss S. A. Cheriton only daughter of Mr J. Cheriton JP. of the town. She died on Monday moming after an illness extending over 12 months. She suffered from an incurable complaint but the end came more suddenly than was expected. She was 53 years of age and during her lifetime she had actively associated herself with various organisation. A large number of traps followed the hearse to the local cemetery on Tuesday afternoon where the Rev. G. C. Love B.D. conducted her burial service. Much sympathy is felt for the relatives, especially her father, whom she has cared for during quite a number of years with very loving devotion."
    Died 27 Nov 1905  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 28 Nov 1905  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I-5285  Christina and Donald McLean | Jane McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 6 Dec 2016 

    Father John Snr b1828 CHERITON,   b. 1828, Exeter UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1917, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Mother Jane MCLEAN,   b. 16 Aug 1830, Kilmallie Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1886, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 21 Nov 1849  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    • Jane aged 7 years when (1830-1886) the family left Scotland to arrive in SA by the "Navarino" on 6/12/1837. She is shown in the S.A. Census of 1841 as aged "under 14" and residing with her parents at Strathalbyn SA.

      MARRIAGE: (possibly at Holy Trinity, Adelaide as her husband was English) to John Cheriton (b.1829 at Exeter Devonshire UK). John arrived in S.A. in 1848 by the ship "Spartan" when he was aged 19, so he and Jane were both very young when they married the following year.
    Family ID F-1718  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Stories
    1995 - Susannah Ann Cheriton
    1995 - Susannah Ann Cheriton
    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, 1.
      CHERITON John, Jane MCLEAN, parents of child born 1852-08-28 named Susanna Ann at Strathalbyn.

      This is slightly in conflict with location to the BRB entry-which has not cited its sources. Researcher Lorna Mclean 05/12/2016

    3. [S-13] REGISTER Burials & Cremations - Alexandrina Council SA, Family History Group at Library, 15, 21 May 2016 AC Burial Register source Lorna McLea.
      Strathalbyn Cemetery SA plot 263, Div1

    4. [S-18] PUBLICATION Edwin Maclean's genealogy, Spouse of person 14-x.

    5. [S-59] http://www.familyhistorysa.info/colonists.html, Barry Leadbetter, 1.
      CHERITON John, Jane MCLEAN married 1849-11-21 at Adelaide, aged 21, 19

      This wedding date matches Edwin MacLean. Left alone. Researcher Lorna Mclean 05/12/2016
      though on birth date of John Cheriton I have made an entry.