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Christina and Donald McLEAN from Scotland 1837
1835 - 1956 (121 years)
||Christina MCRAE  |
- Despite the names, McRae and McLean, this Christina does not share any previous kinship with her husband, George.
It seems that this Christina's forebears did not have any connection with Donald and Christina McLean's family tree. It was just a coincidence that her birth surname (McRae) and first married surname (McLean) were of course prominent names in the family tree but there is no apparent previous connection.
The McRae name came into the family tree when Mary, a daughter of Donald and Christina, married Duncan McRae in 1826. Mary and Duncan had six children but none called Christina.
Maybe Duncan had a brother who might have been Christina's father. We do not know.
The only clue we have about the McRae's is that there were some McRae's in Clear Lake, south of Horsham. There might have been her parents, uncles & aunts, or older siblings.
On the other hand, regarding the McLean, her first husband, we do not know his first name and it is not known whether or not this McLean is related to others in the family tree of Donald and Christina McLean. There are no records of any McLeans marrying any Christinas, who were born around 1835.
So this Christina does not share any previous kinship with her second husband, George.
BIRTH PLACE :
Probably in Scotland.
Christina's grand-daughter, Jean, remembered Gran telling her that she came to Australia in a sailing ship from Scotland.
Christina had a horse-riding accident in her youth resulting in an injured foot and so she walked with the aid of a crutch.
FIRST HUSBAND - Unknown McLean
SECOND HUSBAND - George :
See the biography of Christina's second husband.
HOME DUTIES :
She helped with the children, the cooking adn endless sewing needed to clothe the family.
DIFFICULT TIMES :
After the death of George in 1871, Christina went to be with her McRae relatives in Clear Lake. The move was probably prompted not only by the death of George but also by baby Margaret's imminent birth or recent death - not long before or after George's death. She took her younger children (Jessie 4 yrs & George 2yrs)to Clear Lake and around this time, she placed the three oldest children (Frank 10yrs, Donald 8 yrs & Patrick 6 yrs) in a Catholic orphanage in Sunbury, Victoria. It is not known what happening with James, the son born from her previous relationship with McLean, but he might have been in his early teens at that time. He later became a 'mallee cocky'
||Payneham SA [3, 4]
||Christina and Donald McLean
||14 Jan 2018 |
||George SHERIDAN, b. 1830, d. 15 Apr 1871, Hamilton Vic (Age 41 years) |
||21 Sep 1857
||Clear Lake Vic
|Clear Lake is south of Horsham Vic |
|Mt Rouse Vic |
| ||1. Alexander Frank SHERIDAN, b. 1861|
| ||2. Donald SHERIDAN, b. 1863|
| ||3. Patrick SHERIDAN, b. 17 Mar 1865|
|+||4. Jessie SHERIDAN, b. 8 Jan 1867, Caversham Vic , d. Yes, Date Unknown |
| ||5. George Jnr SHERIDAN, b. 1869, Cavendish Vic , d. 1927, Cavendish Vic (Age 58 years) |
| ||6. Margaret SHERIDAN, b. 1871, d. 1871 (Age 0 years)|
||13 Jan 2018 08:36:06 |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
- [S-3] BRB - 'Donald & Christina McLean & Their Descendants', (Donald & Christina McLean Genealogical Council Inc, Strathalbyn 1995), Page 195 in Rachel's section.
- [S-3] BRB - 'Donald & Christina McLean & Their Descendants', (Donald & Christina McLean Genealogical Council Inc, Strathalbyn 1995), Page 195 in Rachel's sectioon.
- [S-3] BRB - 'Donald & Christina McLean & Their Descendants', (Donald & Christina McLean Genealogical Council Inc, Strathalbyn 1995), Page 197 in Rachel's section.
- [S-75] http://www.genealogysa.org.au, https://www.genealogysa.org.au/index.php?option=com_search&Itemid=32, 25 Jan 2017 Researcher Lorna McLean.
Death: Payneham SA 1956 at 56yoa. There is a second Christina born Magill SA d.15 Jun 1913 in district Norwood SA-sourced SA Deaths Index of registrations 1842 to 1915 Vol 3 I_M
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