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Adam ABERCROMBIE

Adam ABERCROMBIE

Male 1804 - 1849  (45 years)

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  • Name Adam ABERCROMBIE  [1
    Born 1804  Stirling Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    • IMPORTANT NOTE: So the record is findable, family search has the spelling of his parents as ABERCROMBY
    Gender Male 
    Biography Notes 1839  Troubridge Shoals Troubridge Island SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Adam Abercrombie an old colonist, a passenger on the sinking "Parsee", which was lost on the Troubridge Shoal in 1839. He was the last to leave the wreck, having bullocks on board. 
    • Source: 23 Apr 2019 Lorna McLean-google search= Troubridge Island Lighthouse was a decommissioned lighthouse located on Troubridge Island in Gulf St Vincent, South Australia about 8 kilometres (5.0 miLES) southeast by east of Edithburgh in South Australia and about 74 kilometres (46 miles) SW of Adelaide. The Lighthouse was commissioned in 1856 as a means to reduce losses caused by the stranding of ships on the Troubridge Shoals. The list of shipwrecks in November 1838(137 that year) includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during November 1838. Adam Abercrombes ship the Parsee sunk on the 20th November 1856 with seven other ships that day. The barque was wrecked on the Troubridge Shoals. She was on a voyage from Hobart, Van Diemen's Land to Adelaide, South Australia. Ships in total in that November were sunk 379 ships. 11 the day before the Parsee sank and the following day 19 sunk. The highest number of ships sunk in one day was on eight days later on the 28th November with 53 ships sunk. The lighthouse was decommissioned that same year 1856.

    Died 23 Jul 1849  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Cause of death 25 Jul 1849  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    On this Page 2 South Australian (Adelaide, SA : 1844 - 1851) Tue 24 Jul 1849 Page 2 LOCAL NEWS. DREADFUL OCCURRENCE IN HINDLEY STREET. YESTERDAY morning the city was thrown into intense excitement, by the rumour, which was rapidly circulated, that Mr Adam Abercrombie, wheelwright, with his children, had been poisoned. We regret much to have the painful duty of stating that there was too much foundation for this distressing report. It appears that on Sunday night, Dr Woodforde was sent for to attend Mrs Abercrombie for a complaint in the face, and left about twelve o'clock. At this time Mr and Mrs Abercrombie, who usually slept with their three children in an apartment adjoining the usual dining room, retired to bed, having first been induced, by the coldness of the night air, to light a charcoal fire in an iron pot, and place it in the room. Yesterday morning, Mrs Abercrombie awoke at a quarter past eight, called one of the children, who also dressed; she could not succeed in arousing her husband, but felt no alarm at the circumstance. Supposing the other two children to be asleep, breakfast was prepared in, was requested by Mrs A. to try to awaken him. The melancholy truth soon flashed upon the unhappy woman, and the best medical attendance was immediately procured. Dr Woodforde, Dr Smith, and Mr Phillips were quickly on the spot, and all that energy and human skill could effect was tried, but without any success on the two children, one aged eight years and the other fifteen months, both fine children. The father's habit of body was much against his recovery, and the most vigorous measures were resorted to; he was placed in a hot bath, the jugular vein opened, hot flannels, &c., employed freely, and, at twelve o'clock, there were some faint hopes of recovery. There is no chimney in the room where the family slept, and, of course, the carbonic acid gas evolved from the burning charcoal would be highly detrimental to human life. It is astonishing that anybody should be ignorant of so notorious a fact. Mr Abercrombie expired at 4 P.M. He had been gradually sinking since themorning, and was attended by Dr Smith up to the time of his decease. The unhappy widow is in a distracted state, and has now but one child left of her little family. She lost a boy some time time since by accident.The Coroner has been apprised, and will hold an inquest on the three victims of this fatal casualty to-day. The deceased was an old colonist, having been a passenger by the "Parsee", which was lost on the Troubridge Shoal In 1839. He was the last to leave the wreck, having bullocks on board. Mrs Abercrombie is the daughter of a still older colonist, Mr McLean, formerly of the Black Forest; now residing at Strathalbyn. 
    Buried 25 Jul 1849  West Terrace Cemetery SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Achievements/Education 18 Jan 1909  London UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    LONDON, January 17.1909 PAGE 3
    INTERNATIONAL RUGBY
    In the match against Plymouth yester
    day the Australian Wallabies scored five
    tries to their opponents' one penalty goal
    and one try.
    The game was arranged in acknowledged
    ment of the club's kindness to the in
    jured Australians whilst they were inmates
    of the local hospital.
    Plymouth scored first try. Parkinson
    and McGibe also scored tries before half
    time was called. The Wallaby forwards
    played brilliantly. During the second
    half one try was scored by Parkinson and
    two by McCabe.
    The Australian League team were de
    feated by the Welsh League at Merthyr,
    in Wales, on Saturday, the scores being:?<
    Welsh League, 4 tries 1 goal (14 points).
    Australian Leaguers, 3 tries 2 goals (13
    points).
    The ground was in a poor condition. Faw
    ley scored a try which, however, was not
    converted. Subsequently the Australian
    full-back raced down the field and scored a
    brilliant try, which he converted. The
    Welshmen scored two tries, one goal in the
    first' half. A good, open game was wit
    nessed in the second half. Holloway
    scored a try, which Abercrombe-converted.
    Messenger did not play.
    On Saturday afternoon Wales beat Eng
    land by one goal one try (8 points) to nil. 
    Occupation 1840's  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Wheelright:Timber dealer since arrival in Australia. Worked at Hindley Street in Adelaide South Australia
     
    Residence 1840's  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Hindley Street Adelaide 
    Person ID I-3895  Christina and Donald McLean | Mary McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 6 Mar 2020 

    Father John ABERCROMBY,   b. 1788, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1871, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Relationship -3052 
    Mother Janet MCAULEY,   b. 1791, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1850, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Relationship -3052 
    Married 8 Mar 1804  St Ninians Stirling Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Sealed P (LDS) -3052  -3052 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F-3052  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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) 
    Married 29 Sep 1840  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    • MARRIED Holy Trinity Church Adelaide SA
    Children 
     1. Christina ABERCROMBIE,   b. 1841, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1848, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 7 years)  []
    +2. Rachel ABERCROMBIE,   b. 1844, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1908, Wokurna SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)  []
     3. Adam ABERCROMBIE,   b. 9 Mar 1846, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1848, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)  []
     4. Mary ABERCROMBIE,   b. 24 Apr 1848, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1848, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  []
    Last Modified 8 Mar 2020 14:02:20 
    Family ID F-1257  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    SRO online MARRIAGE REGISTER:Adam Abercrombie m1840 Mary MCLEAN
    SRO online MARRIAGE REGISTER:Adam Abercrombie m1840 Mary MCLEAN
    BDM 1840 Marriage Adam Abercrombie of Adelaide, late of St Ninians, Stirlingshire, Scotland & Mary McLean on 29th September 1840 in Adelaide SA Section 52, Late of Lochaber, Argyllshire, Scotland. Source family search.org

    Stories
    5082 - Mary McLean & Adam Abercrombie & Duncan McRae
    5082 - Mary McLean & Adam Abercrombie & Duncan McRae
    Mary'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-137] My Heritage Mark Brabant, https://www.myheritage.com/research/record-1-138660741-1-38690/adam-abercrombie-in-myheritage-family-trees?s=182592662, 5 Mar 2020 Researcher Lorna Mclean.

    3. [S-121] Family Search.org -------C & D McLean, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:2:3F9H-MZ4 login required, 5 Mar 2020 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      pedigree chart of adams marriage, children. Plus adams parents years of birth and death only no location.

    4. [S-75] http://www.genealogysa.org.au requires login, Reg No 1/178, 20 Jan 2017 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      DEATH:1849 RegNo;1/178

      ABERCROMBIE Adam at Adelaide SA
      Adam ABERCROMBIE Death Date: 23 Jul 1849 Gender: M Age: 45y Approx. Birth Year: 1804 Marital Status: N Residence: Adelaide Death Place:Adelaide Book/Page: 1/178
      No other evidenced information available. Requires followup to ensure generalisation and validity.

      Adam and Mary's 2yoa son Adam and daughter Mary 2moa died the year before.

    5. [S-98] ACA ENFIELD, WEST & SOUTH TCE, CHELTENHAM, http://www.aca.sa.gov.au/Records, 22 Apr 2019 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      Abercrombie Adam 25/07/1849 45 Years West Terrace Cemetery Road 2, Path Number 18, E/W/-Count W, Site number 31 (Interment Right is expired)

    6. [S-52] http://ancestry.com.au, https://search.ancestrylibrary.com.au/cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc=ADa51&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&qh=BHngRCod8BykTiuK6ODt4Q%3D%3D&gss=angs-g&new=1&rank=1&gsln=abercromb*&gsln_x=NP_NN_NS&msbdy_x=1&msbdy=1804&catbucket=rstp&MSAV=0&uidh=pi3&pcat=ROOT_CATEGORY&h=5826097&dbid=1779&indiv=1&queryId=85104172b72545debe8dc7bc495a1673&ml_rpos=2, 6 Mar 2020 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      Ancestry Library Version: Name: Adam Abercrombie Birth Year: abt 1804 Age:45 Death Date:23 Jul 1849 Residence Place: Adelaide Registration Place:Adelaide, South Australia
      Page Number:178 Volume Number:1
      Source Information
      Ancestry.com. Australia, Death Index, 1787-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.

    7. [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 17.

    8. [S-87] https//:www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/ require own log in, 9 Jul 2019 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      OPR Marriage of John Abercrombie and Janet Mcauley at St Ninians Stirling Scotland

    9. [S-59] http://www.familyhistorysa.info/colonists.html, Barry Leadbetter, page 1.
      Adam Abercrombie married Mary McLean date provided and added by researcher Lorna McLean 05/12/2016
      MCRAE Duncan, Mary ABERCROMBIE nee MCLEAN married 1852-02-25 at Trinity, Adelaide SA, aged 25=Duncan b1827, 32 (w)=Mary b1820

      Confirmed by the said website and NO alterations were made with citations from Website by Barry Leadbetter found by researcher Lorna McLean 05/12/2016

    10. [S-59] http://www.familyhistorysa.info/colonists.html, Barry Leadbetter, 4.
      MCRAE Duncan and Mary McLean (nee Abercrombie)
      Confirmed "married on 25.02.1852 at Trinity church Adelaide SA, Aged 25, 32" by the said website and nothing altered.
      Website by Barry Leadbetter found by researcher Lorna McLean 05/12/2016