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 Christina and Donald McLEAN from Scotland 1837



Sarah THOMPSON

Sarah THOMPSON

Female 1861 - 1937  (75 years)

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  • Name Sarah THOMPSON  [1
    Born 3 Sep 1861  Gawler SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Achievements/Education * Sarah was an expert needlewoman and excellent cook
    * Sarah & Allan were ardent card players
    * Sarah & Allan sang beautifully unaccompanied
    * She was a good cook - the tough workmen in the farm liked her nice soft sponges
     
    Died 6 Aug 1937  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • DEATH 53 Tarragon Street, Mile End Adelaide SA
    Buried Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • BURIED West Terrace Cemetery Adelaide - plot Barker 5-39W
    Person ID I-1431  Christina and Donald McLean | Allan McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 24 May 2019 

    Father George James THOMPSON,   b. 1840 
    Relationship -471 
    Mother Catherine DEHONEY,   b. 1841 
    Relationship -471 
    Family ID F-471  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Allan b.1857 MCLEAN,   b. 11 Nov 1857, Meadowbank SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1930, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 16 Nov 1878  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Place of wedding: Mother's residence in Alfred Place, Strathalbyn SA
      Witnesses: Sister Mary and her husband Samuel Bates
    Children 
     1. Laurence Albert Allan MCLEAN,   b. 24 Dec 1878, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1956  (Age 77 years)  []
     2. George Robert MCLEAN,   b. 29 Oct 1880, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1955, Magill SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  []
     3. Sinclair James MCLEAN,   b. 25 Feb 1884, Bordertown SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1972  (Age 88 years)  []
    +4. Eva May MCLEAN,   b. 23 Feb 1886, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Died  []
    Last Modified 24 May 2019 01:04:48 
    Family ID F-470  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    0104 - McLeans - Sinclair, Laurence, Sarah (nee Thompson), Eva (married Congdon), Allan & George (Robert).jpg
    0104 - McLeans - Sinclair, Laurence, Sarah (nee Thompson), Eva (married Congdon), Allan & George (Robert).jpg

    Documents
    0106 - Letter from Sarah McLean (nee Thompson) to son Laurence.jpg
    0106 - Letter from Sarah McLean (nee Thompson) to son Laurence.jpg
    This letter indicates (assuming) that:-
    (a) It might have been written in 1918,
    (b) Allan came home, probably by train, for just one night and had to leave again - presumably to return to where he was working,
    (c) Laurence was living, with his family, south of Tintinara,
    (d) Sarah was organizing to send a shovel to Laurence which he had been asking about.
    (e) Sarah was planning on going on the Express train next Sunday morning - perhaps to visit Laurence.

    Sunday 9th/18
    Dear Laurie, Your father came home yesterday & went back this evening. I enquired the freight on shovel & it is one shilling by passenger & more by the goods train, so your father told me to send it so as we could not take it well in the Express as we are going by Express next Sunday morning all being well. I will send the shovel next Wednesday 12th by passenger train, will send it by goods to Tintinara then it will go on by passenger from there, so you can enquire for it on Thursday morning. If you do not get it then will you enquire on Saturday morning because if the Goods is late on Wednesday well I will send it Friday so you understand, I will book the guard the money and to pay for it, he will book it from Tintinara. What do you think of this…
    WW - Sarah Thompson - born 3rd Sept 1861 in Gawler
    WW - Sarah Thompson - born 3rd Sept 1861 in Gawler
    Father: George Thompson
    Mother: Catherine Dehoney
    WW - Allan McLean & Sarah Thompson - married 16th Nov 1878 in Strathalbyn
    WW - Allan McLean & Sarah Thompson - married 16th Nov 1878 in Strathalbyn
    Place of wedding: Residence of Mrs GJ Thompson
    Groom: aged 21 yrs, born 1857, single, son of Allan McLean
    Bride: aged 17 yrs, born 1861, single, daughter of George James Thompson

    Stories
    5018 - Allan (junior) McLean & Sarah Thompson
    5018 - Allan (junior) McLean & Sarah Thompson
    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. .

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