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 Christina and Donald McLEAN from Scotland 1837



William (Bill) Prescott HORNBY

William (Bill) Prescott HORNBY

Male 1858 - 1948  (89 years)

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  • Name William (Bill) Prescott HORNBY  [1
    • Maybe Patterson rather than Prescott (check this).
    Born 17 Dec 1858  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • born; Registration of birth upon arrival in SA
      Born Ship 'Mary Elizabeth', born 14 days after departure from England for SA
    Gender Male 
    Biography Notes
    • See Rachel's biography.
    Biography Notes OBITUARY: Mr William Prescott Hornby who died on May 4 at Red Hill, was one of the pioneers of Port Broughton. Mr Hornby was the eldest son of the late Mr and Mrs W P Hornby, of Glasgow and Alberton. He was born at sea on December 27th 1858. As a young man he went to work for Mr. Collins at Collinsfield. There he met and married Rachel McLean daughter of the late Allan McLean (one of the brothers who were the first to grow wheat in South Australia) in 1881. When Port Broughton was opened for settlement Mr Hornby took up land and farmed it until a few years ago There were four sons and seven daughters of the marriage 45 grandchildren and 34 great-grand-children. A widow, three sons and five daughters survive.
    (Adelaide Advertiser, 7th June 1948, p5)

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    Residence Bill worked for some years on northern sheep stations and was then in Collinsfield, then owned by Collins and later Coffeys. At that time, he and Rachel lived nearby. (BRB p101) 
    Died 4 May 1948  Redhill SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Port Broughton SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I-1676  Christina and Donald McLean | Allan McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2019 

    Father William Prescott (senior) HORNBY 
    Relationship -551 
    Mother Unknown HORNBY 
    Relationship -551 
    Family ID F-551  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rachel MCLEAN,   b. 21 Mar 1863, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1949, Port Pirie SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 19 Apr 1881  Redhill SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Marriage at PM Parsonage in Redhill.
    Note * They met when Bill was working at the hotel in Collinsfield.
    * Maybe because of Bill's lack of schooling, the marriage was against the wishes of Allan and Catherine. There was a break with the whole family except with Mary. (BRB p101)  
    Children 
     1. Allan William HORNBY,   b. 1882, Port Broughton SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1970  (Age 88 years)
     2. Albert John (Jack or Linc) HORNBY,   b. 2 Feb 1885, Port Broughton SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1977, Port Broughton SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)  []
     3. Arthur James HORNBY,   b. 13 Feb 1887, Port Broughton SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1943  (Age 55 years)  []
     4. Rachel Catherine Beatrice (Beattie) HORNBY,   b. 4 Aug 1889, Port Broughton SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1975  (Age 86 years)  []
     5. Isabella Winniefred HORNBY,   b. 3 Aug 1892, Port Broughton SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1941  (Age 48 years)  []
     6. Ethel Mabel HORNBY,   b. 5 Oct 1894, Port Broughton SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1969  (Age 74 years)
     7. Winifred (Winnie) HORNBY,   b. 7 Mar 1896, Port Broughton SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1927  (Age 30 years)  []
     8. Doris (Ivy) HORNBY,   b. 28 Feb 1899, Port Broughton SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1978  (Age 79 years)  []
     9. Pretoria (May) HORNBY,   b. 12 Jul 1900, Port Broughton SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1992  (Age 91 years)  []
     10. Margaret (Maggie) Guinn HORNBY,   b. 11 Aug 1904, Port Broughton SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1982  (Age 77 years)  []
     11. Gordon Frederick George HORNBY,   b. 19 Apr 1906, Port Broughton SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1981  (Age 75 years)
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2019 12:21:09 
    Family ID F-550  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    0142 - William Hornby with daughter May.jpg
    0142 - William Hornby with daughter May.jpg
    0143 - L to R Gordon, Rachel, Allan & Jack Hornby-and front William Prescott Hornby - from BRB p181.jpg
    0143 - L to R Gordon, Rachel, Allan & Jack Hornby-and front William Prescott Hornby - from BRB p181.jpg
    0144 - L-R Maggie, Gordon, Ivy, Beet, Allan & May - in front William & Rachel Hornby.jpg
    0144 - L-R Maggie, Gordon, Ivy, Beet, Allan & May - in front William & Rachel Hornby.jpg
    0175.2 - William Hornby.jpg
    0175.2 - William Hornby.jpg
    0175.3 - Bride Gwenyth Jacobs (nee Hornby), Laura Hornby & Ruth Hornby.jpg
    0175.3 - Bride Gwenyth Jacobs (nee Hornby), Laura Hornby & Ruth Hornby.jpg
    GDH 2270
    RLH 2283
    0141 - William Prescott & Rachel Hornby.jpg
    0141 - William Prescott & Rachel Hornby.jpg

    Stories
    5031 - Rachel McLean & William Prescott Hornby
    5031 - Rachel McLean & William Prescott Hornby
    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-113] NEWSPAPER TROVE Adelaide Advertiser SA, 7th June 1848, page 5.

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