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Mary  DAWSON

Mary DAWSON

Female 1840 - 1937  (97 years)

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  • Name Mary DAWSON  [1
    Born 1840  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Female 
    Achievements/Education 1840  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    First white female born in Strathalbyn SA 
    Died 24 Aug 1937  Clare SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • The BRB has her death as 1937.
    Buried 25 Aug 1937  Clare SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I-1159  Christina and Donald McLean
    Last Modified 9 Jul 2020 

    Father James (snr) DAWSON,   b. 1785, Falkirk Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1865, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Relationship -257 
    Mother Jane (Jean) HAMILTON,   b. 24 Feb 1802, Hamilton Lanarkshire Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1885, Springfield SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Relationship -257 
    Married 16 Feb 1816  Falkirk Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5, 6, 7
    Family ID F-257  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Richard Livette Snr (Steven) LANDER,   b. 22 Jun 1904, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1984  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 4 Aug 1858  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 8
    Children 
     1. John Little LANDER,   b. 30 May 1859, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1930, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  []
     2. James Dawson LANDER,   b. 10 Nov 1860,   d. 15 Jan 1935  (Age 74 years)  []
     3. Jane Susan LANDER,   b. 17 Nov 1862, Yorke Peninsula SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1948, Gilberton SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  []
     4. Mary LANDER,   b. 28 Nov 1864, Yorke Peninsula SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1927, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)  []
     5. Richard Livett jnr LANDER,   b. 20 Oct 1866, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1964, Magill SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years)  []
     6. Isabella LANDER,   b. 9 Sep 1868,   d. 13 Sep 1868  (Age 0 years)
     7. Herbert LANDER,   b. 25 Jan 1870,   d. 29 Jun 1954  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 12 Jul 2019 14:29:03 
    Family ID F-1049  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Mrs Mary Lander nee Dawson was the first born white child in Strathalbyn. Unregistered birth-likely systems were not fully in place to report BDM. Year deduced from her marriage record. Newspaper also reported this upon the death of her son James Little Lander in 1930

    Stories
    5015 - Florence May Maud McLean & Charles Thomas Gaffney Mathews
    5015 - Florence May Maud McLean & Charles Thomas Gaffney Mathews
    Allan's descendants - 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. .
      no evidence only statement of broad possibility

    2. [S-8] PUBLICATION Dawson book in Goolwa Library, Yvonne Heath of Morphettville, (Heath of Morphettville), C0461991941 - Goolwa.

    3. [S-75] http://www.genealogysa.org.au requires login, 9 Apr 2020 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      CLEARLY MARRIAGE DETAILS IN ABSENCE OF ANY OTHER EVIDENCE. Gives bride Mary Dawson aged 18 on 4 Aug 1858. Groom Surname: LANDER Groom Given Names: Richard Levitt Bride Surname: DAWSON Bride Given Names: Mary Marriage Date: 04-Aug-1858 Marriage Place: Res of Mr Dawson snr Strathalbyn Groom Age: 27
      Groom Marital Status: N Groom Father: James LANDER Bride Age: 18 Bride Marital Status: N Bride Father: James DAWSON District: Strathalbyn Book/Page: 35/241 .
      Ancestry has a family tree that offers a different birth with no matching birth evidence. Family Search only show 4 not Mary Dawson to James jnr and Jane Hamilton. SAGHS offer only marriage details.

    4. [S-203] NEWSPAPER TROVE Southern Argus 1837-1972, 3, 28 Jun 2020 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      Newspaper the Southern Argus reported on Marys athletic son, and nearer the end of the report continues.....'Mrs Mary Lander was the first born child in Strathalbyn SA 87 years before." this report dated 23 Jan 1930. Giving Mary's birth year as 1843-no other evidence provided/found to date.

    5. [S-59] http://www.familyhistorysa.info/colonists.html, Barry Leadbetter, 1.
      MCLEAN Allan, Catharine DAWSON, married 29 feb 1844 at Wheatsheaf Inn Mt Barker as this information does not match the uncited/sourced information. As it is so different I have left it for further researchers to confirm or delete. Sourced 5 Feb 2016 Researcher Lorna McLean



    6. [S-137] My Heritage Mark Brabant, my heritage (with a log in), 17 Apr 2019 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      Jane ( Jean ) Dawson nee Hamilton 1802 - 1885 Birth:Mar 8 1802 Hamilton,Lanarkshire,Scotland,UK Nationality:Australia Title:Mrs Religion:Protestant: Marriage to: James Dawson on Feb 16 1816 Falkirk Scotland Immigration:Apr 30 1839 Port Adelaide, South Australia Death: Aug 9 1885 Springfield, Strathalbyn, SA Burial:Strathalbyn General Cemetery SA
      Family members Parents:William Hamilton 1777 - 1850 Janet / Jannet Hamilton (born Pollock) 1777 - 1857 Husband: James Dawson 1781 - 1865

    7. [S-87] BDM SCOTLANDS PEOPLE requires own log in, https://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/record-results?search_type=people&event=M&record_type%5B0%5D=opr_marriages&church_type=Old%20Parish%20Registers&dl_cat=church&dl_rec=church-banns-marriages&surname=dawson&surname_so=exact&forename=james&forename_so=starts&spouse_name=hamilton&spouse_name_so=exact&from_year=1800&to_year=1850&record=Church%20of%20Scotland%20%28old%20parish%20registers%29%20Roman%20Catholic%20Church%20Other%20churches, 21 Apr 2019 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      DAWSON JAMES m.JEAN HAMILTON FR2560 (FR2560) on 16/02/1816 479/ 90 195 at Falkirk Scotland.saved on desktop as a snip page.

    8. [S-75] http://www.genealogysa.org.au requires login, https://www.genealogysa.org.au requires log in , 9 Jul 2019 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      Richard Levitte LANDER m.Mary DAWSON Marriage Date: 1858, August 04 Marriage Place: Res of Mr Dawson snr Strathalbyn SA Groom Age: 27 Groom Approx. Birth Year: 1831 Groom Marital Status: N Groom Father: James LANDER Bride Age: 18 Bride Approx. Birth Year: 1840 Bride Marital Status: N Bride Father Name: James DAWSON Ref/Page: 35/241