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Hugh MCLEAN

Hugh MCLEAN

Male 1866 - 1929  (63 years)

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  • Name Hugh MCLEAN  [1
    Born 5 Oct 1866  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Biography Notes Unmarried...It is not clear if he lived with his sister Mrs Keough or his elder brother Robert, probably with the latter.

    HISTORY: At the present time he would be described as a manic depressive as he took his own life and a report of this appeared in the "Southern Argus": Thursday 31/10/1929.

    "Mr Hugh McLean aged 63 years & grandson of three pioneer brothers (Note: he was a grandson of the original Donald McLean 8. nephew of four McLean brothers). He committed suicide on Friday last at his residence by hanging himself in the motor shed attached to the premises. The deceased had been in poor health for sometime past & had brooded on this. He had breakfast as usual with his brother Robert on Friday morning, he then went into the yard to cut wood & did not return for dinner but as he was in the habit of wandering off & spending the day away, no notice was taken of his absence. That he had not taken the dog was commented on.

    About 6.30 the same evening his nephew Hugh Keough had occasion to go to the motor shed & found the door fastened from the inside. With his uncle Robert's assistance the bolt was turned & slipped back & when the door was opened the body of the deceased was found hanging from a rafter by a thin strong cord which had been knotted to it, & a cask alongside had evidently been used as a jump off. When found the body was stiff & cold. Death was instantaneous & had occurred some hours earlier. The feet were only a few inches from the ground.

    Report was made to the police & the Coroner Mr J. W. Elliott & to Dr Formby who viewed the body. An lnquest was held on Saturday at the Court House 8. evidence was given by Hugh Keough (nephew) - Robert McLean (Uncle) - (note: Robert was brother to Hugh) - Mrs Jemima Muir (Aunt) & Sergeant Redpath. The verdict was that the deceased took his own life while of unsound mind."
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    Health 23 Jan 1885  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Hugh at 18yoa admitted to Adelaide Hospital (assumed medical condition yesteryear to be melancholy; today manic depressive: mental health Lorna McLean 04/12/2016) 
    Health 27 Sep 1891  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Hugh's second admission;23rd Jan 1885 (now 25yoa)...(assumed medical condition yesteryear to be melancholy; today manic depressive: mental health Lorna McLean 04/12/2016) 
    Cause of death 25 Oct 1929  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Suicide by hanging himself in back shed 
    Occupation Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Occupation: Saddler of Commercial Rd, Strathalbyn. (Directories-year not entered by researcher)
     
    Residence Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Commercial Rd Strathalbyn SA 
    Died 25 Oct 1929  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    • DEATH Strathalbyn General Hospital SA
    Buried Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I-5595  Christina and Donald McLean | Ewen (Hugh the younger) McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2016 

    Father Ewen (Hugh the younger) MCLEAN,   b. 26 May 1836, Kilmallie Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1921, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Margaret TANNAHILL,   b. 15 Sep 1839, Paisley Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1891  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 30 Apr 1862  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F-1740  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Stories
    1995 - Hugh McLean
    1995 - Hugh McLean
    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-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. .
      During the Great Depression

    3. [S-13] REGISTER Burials & Cremations - Alexandrina Council SA, Family History Group at Library, 54, 10.05.2016 ljm.
      Plot 82 Div1 in Strathalbyn SA

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