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 Christina and Donald McLEAN from Scotland 1837



Mary b.1813 MCLEAN

Mary b.1813 MCLEAN

Female 1813 -

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  • Name Mary b.1813 MCLEAN  [1, 2
    • She might have been born in 1810 or 1813 - OPRs need to be checked.
    Born 22 Jan 1813  Kilmallie Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • * Les Horn provided an image showing Mary baptized on 24th Jan 1813 - daughter of Donald McLean and Christ'n McPhee, Blaich.
      * Sally McPhee provided a spreadsheet (per micro film 1041070) showing a baptism on 24th Jan in 1810 rather than 1813 - daughter of Donald McLean & Christy McPhee, Blaich.
      * Edwin MacLean has Mary born on 22nd January 1813
      * The compilers of the BRB had no knowledge of this Mary but they noted the gap between Allan & Hugh the elder. "There was possibly an infant who died between Allan and Ewen/Hugh" (BRB p7). The gap is 35 months. If Mary was in fact born on 22nd January 1813 & baptized on 24th Jan, we have a gap of 23 months between Allan & Mary - and just 13 months between Mary & Hugh. Or she was born in Jan 1810, this was 12 months before Allan's birth.
      * We need to double check the dates of these three births but maybe there has been some confusion about birth dates Vs baptism dates because the baptism may be arranged many months after the actual birth. For example, could she have been born in 1810, but then as a little 3 year old she might have become ill and the family arranged for her baptism before she died?
      * This note by Don Gordon on 26th Aug 2018.

    Christened 24 Jan 1813  Kilmallie Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Female 
    Died
    • It is thought that this Mary might have died early because: (A) There is a younger sister with the same name, born in 1818, (B) Early death is indirectly indicated by the quick baptism so soon after she was born, (C) She is not mentioned on the passenger list when her family migrated 24 years later.
    Person ID I-7950  Christina and Donald McLean
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2018 

    Father Donald MCLEAN,   b. 26 Sep 1779, Blaich Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1855, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Relationship -1 
    Mother Christina MCPHEE,   b. 28 Apr 1787, Crieff Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1869, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Relationship -1 
    Children of marriage We are confident that there were 11 children - 2 X Hugh, 2 X Mary, Allan, John, Archibald, Ann, Rachel, Margaret & Jane.
    However, some researchers have proposed 4 others:-
    * RICHARD: This name appears on some 'Navarino' passenger lists [research: Which ones?], but this might not be based on the authentic record. There are no other indications of this Richard in colonial records (eg marriage, children, death, or Trove etc).
    * ELIZABETH: This name appears on some 'Navarino' passenger lists [research: Leadbeater & Cummings) but this might not be based on the authentic record. It is stated that she was born in 1835 or 1836, and died in 1907. There are no other indications of this Elizabeth in colonial records. (eg marriage, children, death, or Trove etc).
    * HUGH: BRB p8 "The persistent inclusion of a Donald and a Hugh McLean who arrived in 1840 by ship 'Tomatin' must be an error as the listed children the same 10, who with their emigrating parents and in the father's Will. These two may have been nephews. If they were of an earlier marriage of Donald, he had three sons named Hugh which is carrying things a bit far as to names! There is a family story that 'two sons were sent to Venezuela to look for farming possibilities' referring of course to the Donald and Hugh on the 'Tomatin' of 1840. Then not discovering anything suitable followed on to SA. Nothing further is known of them although two of the same name were at Naracoorte in the South East quite early, and the names of the families were the same as those of the Donald McLeans. They were not mentioned in Donald McLean's Will."
    * DONALD: See the quote for Hugh, above (BRB p8).
    This note was by Don Gordon on 30th July 2018. 
    Family ID F-1  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    WW- Mary McLean - baptized 24th January 1813
    WW- Mary McLean - baptized 24th January 1813
    Daughter of Donald & Christ'n McPhee, Blaich

  • Sources 
    1. [S-18] PUBLICATION Edwin Maclean's genealogy, Person 14-ii.

    2. [S-51] GROS National Records of Scotland, Mary McLean, chr.24/1/1813 - GROS data:520/00 0010 0189, Kilmallie, Argyll - This reference was provided by Edwin MacLean.

    3. [S-87] http//:www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/, https://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/view-image/nrs_opr_records/3753814?image=215 (Reliability: 1), 10 Feb 2017 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      BAPTISM register page number 75. Baptism 24 Jan 1813 Mary MacLean dau to Donald and Christian McPhee at Blaich. Register is numbered page 75.