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 Christina and Donald McLEAN from Scotland 1837



Christina b1787 MCPHEE

Christina b1787 MCPHEE

Female 1787 - 1869  (81 years)

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  • Name Christina b1787 MCPHEE  [1
    • Her name is spelled 'Christeance' in codicil to Donald's will (codicil F on 10th Oct 1855).
      The OPR of daughter Anne (born 1820) has the mother as Catherine but we are certain (because the father is Donald MacLean) this is Christina.
    Born 28 Apr 1787  Crieff Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    • The BRB has her birth as 1791 in Kilmallie whereas Edwin McLean's genealogy has her born on 28th April 1787 in Argyll. New evidence: Researcher Lorna McLean cites the OPR for her baptism at Crieff in Argyll on 28th April 1787: evidence in media. FHL Film Number 1041070

    Gender Female 
    Biography Notes Land Sale at Strathalbyn - Mr Close held a sale of land at the Terminus Hotel, Strathalbyn, on Monday, by instruction of the executors of the late Mrs. McLean, when a fine section lying between the tramway terminus and the cemetery was bought by Mr. R. Hooper, whose land it adjoined, at 8/2/6 per acre. A paddock adjoining the Murray Road was bought by Mr Archibald McLean at a little over 6 per acre, and a two-acre block near the brewery, foundry and gasworks was purchased by Mr Allan McLean for 145.
    (South Australian Register, 30th April 1869, p2)
     
    Biography Notes 14 Feb 1855  [4
    Local Courts COURTS, Mount Barker: Wednesday, February 14, 1855 Full jurisdiction Before Francis Davison, Esq., Stipendiary Magistrate; Robert Davennort and Frederick May, Esqs.
    "Christine McLean, a septnagenerian wife of Donald McLean, appeared to answer the complaint of Annie Macbean and Catherine Macbean, of the same place for having violently assaulted them with a stick. Mr Andrews defended; and in cross-examination elicited that one of the ladies was enchanted by a son of the defendant, and that the defendant on becoming aware of the fact ordered the frail one never to come on her premises again. That the evening in question the lady did, in defiance of the defendant's injunctions, come on her premises. The charge was, however, clearly proved, and the defendant was fined 2 and costs." (South Australian Register, 21st February 1855, p3)

    COMMENTS by Don Gordon on 8th Nov 2018:
    * This newspaper item has Christina in her 70s in 1855 (ie born between 1775 and 1785) whereas we have a possible OPR for a birth on 28th April 1787 which would make Christina 67 years at the time of the court. The BRB (p7) had her born in 1791 in which case she would have been about 64 years old at the time of the court. But maybe the reporter was just using the term septnagenerian as another way of saying that she was old.
    * Donald was 75 years old and maybe frail - he died 8 months later.
    * At that time, all of the children of Donald and Christina had married and only Hugh (19 years old) was unmarried and still living at Auchananda's with his parents.
    * Annie McBean (McBain) - was a live-in servant at Auchananda's. She was born in 1838 (BRB p532) so was 16 or 17 years old.
    * Catherine might have been Annie's mother but the BRB (p532) proposed that her mother was Margaret. The newspaper item refers to her as 'the frail one'. She might have also been living at Auchananda's because it was said that they were 'of the same place'.
    * The reference to being 'enchanted by a son of the defendant' would be the relationship between Annie and Hugh.
    * Christina was against the relationship between Annie and Hugh. She had made the McBains leave the house, but they came back, and so she hit them with a stick.
    * Christina might have relented and it is possible that Annie remained in the household for a while because, a few years later, Annie and Hugh had a child.
    * We don't know who raised Donald, but there must have been a strong continuing connection with Christina as evidenced when she made special provisions for him in her Will. Maybe she had an important role in his care. He was about 12 years old when she died.
    * Subsequently, Annie married Charles McSween in 1859 and Hugh married Margaret Tannahill in 1862.

     
    Died 9 Apr 1869  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    • "McLEAN, Christina nee McPhee, (b 1791) - Died on the 9th April 1869, at Strathalbyn, Mrs Christina McLean widow of the late Donald McLean, aged 78 years - a colonist for 32 years. Buried in Strathalbyn Cemetery." (South Australian Advertiser, 16th April 1869, p2 & South Australian Register on 24th April 1869)
    • Some sources (which ones?) have the death as 4th Sept 1869.
    Buried Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I-2  Christina and Donald McLean
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2019 

    Father John Oag-meaning younger MCPHEE,   b. 1761, Kilmallie Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship -2559 
    Mother Christian CAMERON,   b. 1765, Archnacarry Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship -2559 
    Married 28 Feb 1786  Kilmallie Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    • In the OPR, it is difficult to read the date of the marriage - Scotland's People have transcribed it as 28th Feb 1786. Maybe it is 1st March or 31st March. The important thing is that the year is definitely 1786.
      (This note was by Don Gordon on 26th Feb 2019.)
    Family ID F-2559  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Donald b1779 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) 
    Children of marriage * OPRs: We have found birth records (OPRs) for all the 12 children, except for Margaret.
    * Naming: There were Ann X 2, Mary X 2 & Hugh (Ewen) X 2. The first Mary & first Ann died as infants whereas the Hughs survived to adulthood and are diffentiated by being referred to as 'the elder' or 'the younger'.
    * Mother: The mother is variously recorded as Christian X 5, Christn, Christy, Catharine X 2, Mary, and Effie (or Essie). The records with Catherine, Mary & Effie are probably original clerical errors and we are confident that they are 'our' family because the birth place is specified as Duisky in each of these cases - and the father was Donald of course.
    * Place: All the births were in the parish of Kilmallie. The first 4 births are specified as Blaich and all the later births were at Duisky.
    1. Allan McLean - baptism 12th Feb 1811 in Blaich - Son to Donald McLean in Blaich & Christian McPhee in Blaich
    2. Mary McLean - baptised 24th Jan 1813 in Blaich - Baptism on 24th Jan 1813 - McLean, Mary daughter of Donald & Christn McPhee - Blaich
    3. Ewen McLean - baptized 27th January 1814 - Son of Don'd & Christian McPhee, Blaich
    4. John McLean - born 1st Feb 1816, baptized 2nd Feb 1816 - Son of Donald, Blaich & Christian McPhie his spouse
    5. Mary McLean - baptized on 5th Apr 1818 in Duisky - Baptism of daughter to Donald MacLean Duisgy and Catharine MacPhee
    6. Anne McLean - baptized 18th Feb 1820 - Daughter to Donald MacLean Duisky and Catharine MacPhee
    7. Archibald McLean - baptised 4th March 1821 - Son to Donald MacLean in Duisgi and Effie (or Essie?) MacPhee
    8. Ann MacLean - born 6th April 1823 in Duisky - Daughter to Donald MacLean Duisky & Mary McPhee his wife
    9. Rachel McLean - born 13th Feb 1825 in Duisky - 1825 Baptisms - Feb 13 - Rachel dau to Donald McLean in Duisky & Christian McPhee, born 6th
    10. Margaret
    11. Jane (Jeane) McLean - born 18th April 1830, baptized 16th May 1830 in Kilmallie - 1830 Baptisms May 16th, Jeane daughter to Donald McLean tenant in Duskey Ardgour & Christion McPhee, born the 18th April last
    12. Ewen McLean - born 26th May 1836 in Duisky - Ewen son of Donald McLean & Christy McPhee in Duisky
    * (This note was by Don Gordon on 12th April 2019.) 
    Children of marriage In addition to the 12 children accepted as 'our' family, 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. 
    Children 
     1. Allan MCLEAN,   b. 12 Feb 1811, Blaich Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1890, Plympton SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  []
     2. Mary b.1813 MCLEAN,   b. 22 Jan 1813, Blaich Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     3. Ewen (Hugh the elder) MCLEAN,   b. 00 Jan 1814, Blaich Kilmallie Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1876, Meningie SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years)  []
     4. John MCLEAN,   b. 6 Feb 1816, Blaich Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1903, Angas Plains SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)  []
     5. Mary b. 1818 MCLEAN,   b. 2 Apr 1818, Duisky Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1889, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  []
     6. Anne b.1820 MCLEAN,   b. 18 Feb 1820, Duisky Kilmallie Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     7. Archibald b1821 MCLEAN,   b. 4 Mar 1821, Duisky Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1899, Naracoorte SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  []
    +8. Ann b1823 MCLEAN,   b. 6 Apr 1823, Duisky Kilmallie Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1910, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)  []
    +9. Rachel MCLEAN,   b. 6 Feb 1825, Duisky Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1908  (Age 83 years)  []
     10. Margaret MCLEAN,   b. 1827, Argyll Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1912, Geelong Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  []
     11. Jane MCLEAN,   b. 18 Apr 1830, Duisky Kilmallie Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1886, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)  []
     12. Ewen (Hugh the younger) MCLEAN,   b. 26 May 1836, Kilmallie Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1921, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  []
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2017 14:02:13 
    Family ID F-1  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Christina McLean, nee McPhee
    Christina McLean, nee McPhee
    Original committee identified in 1995 in BRB. Some people since have questioned the identity of both Christina & Donald-Awaiting further evidence.
    Crypt-Donald McLean d.1856 & Christina (McPhee) d.1869 Strathalbyn SA
    Crypt-Donald McLean d.1856 & Christina (McPhee) d.1869 Strathalbyn SA
    Section 1 Strathalbyn Cemetery on Parker Ave. Donald originally buried in pioneer cemetery adjacent to St Andrews Presbytarian Church. Council reinterred in 1859.
    State Library SA-Female Pioneers x650 mosaic Dureya of Strathalbyn c1970's
    State Library SA-Female Pioneers x650 mosaic Dureya of Strathalbyn c1970's
    Taking photographs of all colonists himself or taken by Henry Jones and sold with his business to Townsend Dureya who then created Male and Female colonist famous collages. In storage in State Library of SA.Soon after images created as a collage, a fire destroyed the studio. Townsend Dureya sold his business and returned to USA soon after.
    Scottish Gaelic Bible of Donald McLean. Written inside cover:-'Bought and paid 17 Mar 1835'. Offered on loan to Harold Stowe who died without recording the loan from Maplemore Ben Mclean and family .
    Scottish Gaelic Bible of Donald McLean. Written inside cover:-"Bought and paid 17 Mar 1835". Offered on loan to Harold Stowe who died without recording the loan from Maplemore Ben Mclean and family .
    Original Strathalbyn home on Angas River 1849 after moving from Hilton, Adelaide SA (Date:1849 sourced from Strathalbyn History Room 21 Feb 2019 Researcher Lorna McLean)
    Original Strathalbyn home on Angas River 1849 after moving from Hilton, Adelaide SA (Date:1849 sourced from Strathalbyn History Room 21 Feb 2019 Researcher Lorna McLean)
    Donald Henry, eldest grandson of Christina (nee McPhee) and Donald McLean
    Donald Henry, eldest grandson of Christina (nee McPhee) and Donald McLean
    Christina McPhee b.1787 d.1869 Born Hamlet Crieff in Argyll Scotland.
    Christina McPhee b.1787 d.1869 Born Hamlet Crieff in Argyll Scotland.
    Identified Crieff between Muick and Achnasaul on NE edges of Loch Arkaig, Argyll Scotland

    1849 built "Auchananda Farmhouse (originally Langhorne Creek road) on River Angas Strathalbyn SA. Built by Donald McLean and family as farmhouse. This was distributed in Donalds will.

    Auchananda's with two chimneys and surrounding buildings

    Documents
    BDM OPR KILMALLIE BIRTH Allen McLean 1811 Feb 12-parents Donald and Christina
    BDM OPR KILMALLIE BIRTH Allen McLean 1811 Feb 12-parents Donald and Christina
    Seemingly the parish priest did 3 baptisms on 5th Feb and then Allen on 12th and not documented until AFTER the next baptism: where it was recalled that Allens record had not been entered. Hence it is squashed in between (though legible) in date order between the other baptisms.

    One could almost see him resting in bed and settled down when he realises that Allens baptism had not been entered and the parish priest leapt out of bed/rest to scrawl in the entry with--in fact all the detail. Just as he had done just seven days prior with yet another child.
    Property title-0010 - Properties of Christina McLean, nee McPhee.pdf Source SAILIS SA Researcher Don Gordon 2016
    Property title-0010 - Properties of Christina McLean, nee McPhee.pdf Source SAILIS SA Researcher Don Gordon 2016
    Page 1 of 2 lot 454 1836.jpg
    Page 1 of 2 lot 454 1836.jpg
    Original document newly photographed by Lorna McLean at State Records SA April 2016. Second page template has no written entries. London, 26th July 1837, Robert Torrens signed as the Colonisation Commissioner for SA. In 2017 Robert Torrens Land Title System had been in continual use.
    FIRST WHEAT GROWER-grandsons story-TROVE.pdf
    FIRST WHEAT GROWER-grandsons story-TROVE.pdf
    Newspaper-States First Wheat Grower-1923-TROVE
    In memory of Donald and Christina McLean who grew the first wheat crop on 20 acres on Hilton Adelaide SA property in 1838 Strathalbyn Museum Plaque
    In memory of Donald and Christina McLean who grew the first wheat crop on 20 acres on Hilton Adelaide SA property in 1838 Strathalbyn Museum Plaque
    WW - Christrina McPhee - birth 28th April 1787 in Crieff.JPG
    WW - Christrina McPhee - birth 28th April 1787 in Crieff.JPG
    Parents: John McPhee & Christ Cameron
    WW - Christn McPhee - born 28th April 1787 in Crieff.pdf
    WW - Christn McPhee - born 28th April 1787 in Crieff.pdf
    Christn dau to John McPhee & Christn Cameron in Crieff April 28th 1787
    WW - Christina McLean, nee Mcphee - will & probate - died 1869
    WW - Christina McLean, nee Mcphee - will & probate - died 1869
    Scotlands Census 1851 Kilmallie page 18
    Scotlands Census 1851 Kilmallie page 18
    CENSUS 1851 pp18 home with wife and son. John Oag McPhee, Christian Cameron and John McPhee
    CENSUS 1851 VISITOR John McPhee page 22
    CENSUS 1851 VISITOR John McPhee page 22
    CENSUS 1851 VISITOR John McPhee 84 yoa
    WW - Christina McLean - will and probate - died 1869 - with transcription
    WW - Christina McLean - will and probate - died 1869 - with transcription

    Headstones
    HS MCLEAN family crypt at Strathalbyn Cemetery, section 1 - from BRB 034.jpg
    HS MCLEAN family crypt at Strathalbyn Cemetery, section 1 - from BRB 034.jpg
    READS:"Sacred to the memory of Donald McLean who died October the 10th 1856 aged 84 years also Christina, his wife who died April 9th 1869 aged 78 years Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord."
    GRAVE Donald McLean d.1855. Council reinterred pioneers to Parker Avenue Cemetery in 1859
    GRAVE Donald McLean d.1855. Council reinterred pioneers to Parker Avenue Cemetery in 1859
    Donald d.1855 originally buried in "Strathalbyn Old Pioneer Cemetery" "adjacent to the church" [assume St Andrews Presbyterian). The Council relocated the Pioneer Cemetery in 1854 to Parker Avenue Strathalbyn Cemetery.

    HS GRAVE MCLEAN Donald and Chrisitna nee McPhee section 1.jpg d1859 "Strathalbyn Old Pioneer Cemetery" was relocated by council to Parker Avenue Cemetery. Few records remained of those interred in Old Pioneer Cemetery. Donald deceased 1855 was reinterred to Parker Avenue Strathalbyn Cemetery with wife Christina deceased 1869.
    Plot: Section 1

    Stories
    5002 - Donald McLEAN & Christina McPhee
    5002 - Donald McLEAN & Christina McPhee
    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-18] PUBLICATION Edwin Maclean's genealogy(no sources provided), Spouse of person 14.

    3. [S-87] https//:www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/ require own log in, https://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/view-image/nrs_opr_records/5458996?image=74 (Reliability: 1), 10 Feb 2017 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      BIRTHS: born-April 28 1787. The below evidence now aligns to Edwin MacLean guesstimate above-evidence pending.
      First evidence: Accurate content of Kilmallie Baptism Register in OPR as an image. Also reflects Christina as dau. to John McPhee and Christian Cameron in Crieff (on Shores of Lake Arkaig, South Inverness/North Argyll) in Parish of Kilmallie, baptised 28.4.1787 FHL1041070 Researcher Lorna McLean Ref 520/1074 Kilmallie Page 74 of 243

    4. [S-56] NEWSPAPER TROVE South Australian Register , 21st February 1855, p3.

    5. [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. , Page 20.

    6. [S-73] PUBLICATION "Register Personal Notices Vol-3 1866-1870", Compiled Reg Butler, Alan Phillips, 270, 11 Jan 2017 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      "MCLEAN on the 9th April (1869) at Strathalbyn SA, Mrs Christina Mclean, widow of the late Donald McLean, aged 78years-a colonist of 32 years." As this is transcribed from newspaper and made into a published book, we have reverted to burial detail on headstone and cemetery records.

    7. [S-87] https//:www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/ require own log in, 26 Oct 2017 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      "Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTKX-X2D : 8 December 2014), John Page Mcphee and Christian Cameron, Mar 1786; citing Kilmallie,Argyll,Scotland, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1041070.

    8. [S-87] https//:www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/ require own log in, OPR Register 1786, 13 Sep 2018 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      28 Feb 1786 John Oag McPhee married Christain Cameron at Archnacarry.