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 Christina and Donald McLEAN from Scotland 1837



William ROGERS

William ROGERS

Male 1818 - 1903  (85 years)

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  • Name William ROGERS 
    • Since there were two very similar men of same name, farming, english born, emigrated same year, both had wives of same christian name. One founded and grazed Tusmore SA and the other a grazier and of wealth with a grandson Dr Rogers and lives became diverse after initial comparisions.
    Born 1818  Cornwall UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1839  Nairne SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    William owned land at Nairne soon after he landed in South Australia in 1839. 
    Emigration 22 Jul 1839  Nairne SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    William landed in South Australia in 1839. Earliest reference is "in the directory of 1844, when he was located at Nairne [District] and had 10 acres wheat, 2 acres potatoes 2 catle and 2 pigs.  
    Residence 1857  Sandergrove SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    In 1857, William Rogers purchased William Bowman's property near Finnis and named it 'Sandergrove', after his mother who was a Sanders.  
    Public Office 1858  [1
    In 1858, William Rogers became a member of South Australia's first parliament, representing the Mount Barker electorate, and entered again 1864, 1868 and 1872.  
    Occupation c1800s  [1
    William and his brother Joseph set up as building contractors. Their many public contracts on the South Australian coast included the Cape Borda lighthouse on Kangaroo Island, and jetties at Port Noarlunga, and a breakwater at Port Victor. SA 
    Residence c1800s  [1
    At various times, William's property interests included Naine, Sandergrove, 'Balmarino', 'Portee' and 'Glenforslan' stations near Blanchetown on the Murray River. 
    Residence 1873  Blanchetown SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    In 1873, William Rogers purchased property'Balmarino' from Ewen McDonald. 
    Died 25 Aug 1903  Sandergrove SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Person ID I-6336  Christina and Donald McLean
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2018 

    Father Unknown ROGERS 
    Relationship -2068 
    Mother Unknown SANDERS,   b. Yes, Date Unknown 
    Relationship -2068 
    Family ID F-2068  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne WRIGHT 
    Married 7 Mar 1846  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Ann ROGERS,   b. 16 Dec 1846, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     2. Jane ROGERS,   b. 14 Mar 1849, Nairne SA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     3. Mary Ann ROGERS,   b. 6 May 1851, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     4. William Sandergrove ROGERS,   b. 19 May 1853, Sandergrove SA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     5. Ann Wright (LADY GORDON) ROGERS,   b. 25 Feb 1855, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
    +6. Edwin William ROGERS,   b. 17 Sep 1857, Milang SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1945, Narracoorte SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)  []
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2018 08:21:56 
    Family ID F-2067  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    William Rogers noted in publication Pastoral Pioneers FENCING of SA Vol 2-263 PAGES-SEE SOURCES

  • Sources 
    1. [S-3] 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. , Page 90 in Rachel's section.

    2. [S-147] Pastoral Pioneers FENCING of SA Vol 2-263 PAGES, 220-William Rogers of Sandergrove, 24 Feb 2018 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      "direct quote from publication"

    3. [S-147] Pastoral Pioneers FENCING of SA Vol 2-263 PAGES, 221-William Rogers of Sandergrove, 24 Feb 2018 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      last paragraph on page 221 of above publication.


    4. [S-75] http://www.genealogysa.org.au, https://www.genealogysa.org.au/user-details/product/uid-728541/coid-2/cid-2/request_data-%7B/quot;option-/quot;--/quot;com_search-/quot;,-/quot;Itemid-/quot;32-/quot;surname-/quot;rogers-/quot;check-/quot;1-/quot;gname-/quot;william-/quot;year-/quot;-/quot;range-/quot;0-/quot;cusearch-/quot;Search-/quot;__utmc-/quot;175478836-/quot;a4bd3f58e9df756191d0f96ccbc0b1ee-/quot;e7015a7d200526083314a342d63ff4c5-/quot;__utmz-/quot;175478836_1519112402_476_5_utmcsr-google%7Cutmccn=(organic)%7Cutmcmd=organic%7Cutmctr=(not%20provided)/quot;__utma-/quot;175478836_1713450304_1501589010_1519436806_1519452425_494-/quot;__utmb-/quot;175478836_2_10_1519452425-/quot;%7D-.html, 24 Feb 2018 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      DEATH William ROGERS ON 25 Aug 1903 Age: 85y
      Birth Year: 1818 Cornwall UK Residence: SandergroveSA Book/Page: 296/308

    5. [S-147] Pastoral Pioneers FENCING of SA Vol 2-263 PAGES, 220-William Rogers of Sandergrove, 24 Feb 2018 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      first paragraph on page 220 of above publication. offering the distinction between two quite similar William Rogers both born in UK, both pastoralists in same region of SA, both arrived in 1839, both with wives christian name same except one Ann who had family of 4 sons/4 dau and founded/grazed sheep at Tusmore near Adelaide. Second William Rogers wife was Anne [THIS William Rogers] who had 4 dau/2 sons, lived at Nairne and is for purposes to separate them "William Rogers of Sandergrove"

    6. [S-75] http://www.genealogysa.org.au, https://www.genealogysa.org.au/user-details/product/uid-728541/coid-2/cid-2/request_data-%7B/quot;option-/quot;--/quot;com_search-/quot;,-/quot;Itemid-/quot;32-/quot;surname-/quot;rogers-/quot;check-/quot;1-/quot;gname-/quot;william-/quot;year-/quot;-/quot;range-/quot;0-/quot;cusearch-/quot;Search-/quot;__utmc-/quot;175478836-/quot;a4bd3f58e9df756191d0f96ccbc0b1ee-/quot;e7015a7d200526083314a342d63ff4c5-/quot;__utmz-/quot;175478836_1519112402_476_5_utmcsr-google%7Cutmccn=(organic)%7Cutmcmd=organic%7Cutmctr=(not%20provided)/quot;__utma-/quot;175478836_1713450304_1501589010_1519436806_1519452425_494-/quot;__utmb-/quot;175478836_2_10_1519452425-/quot;%7D-.html, 24 Feb 2018 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      William ROGERS and Anne WRIGHT Marriage Date: 1846, March 07 Marriage Place: Holy Trinity Church AdelaideSA REfNo:1/221