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Christina and Donald McLEAN from Scotland 1837
1804 - 1849 (45 years)
||Adam ABERCROMBIE  |
||Stirling Scotland 
||Troubridge Shoals Troubridge Island SA
|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 mi) southeast by east of Edithburgh in South Australia and about 74 kilometres (46 mi) southwest of Adelaide.
It 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 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.
in total in that November were sunk 379 ships. 11 the day before the Parsee and the following day 19 sunk. the highest in one day was on eight days later on the 28th November with 53 ships sunk. The lighthouse was decommissioned that year.
|Cause of death
||25 Jul 1849
|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. |
||25 Jul 1849
||Adelaide SA [2, 3, 4]
||18 Jan 1909
|LONDON, January 17.1909 PAGE 3|
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
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.
||Adelaide SA 
|Wheelright:Timber dealer since arrival in Australia. Worked at Hindley Street in Adelaide South Australia|
||Adelaide SA 
|Hindley Street Adelaide |
||West Terrace Cemetery SA
||Christina and Donald McLean | Mary McLean's descendants
||7 May 2019 |
||Mary b. 1818 MCLEAN, b. 2 Apr 1818, d. 22 Sep 1889, Strathalbyn SA (Age 71 years) |
||29 Sep 1840
||Adelaide SA [6, 7]
- MARRIED Holy Trinity Church Adelaide SA
| ||1. Christina ABERCROMBIE, b. 1841, Adelaide SA , d. 23 Jul 1848 (Age 7 years) |
|+||2. Rachel ABERCROMBIE, b. 1844, Adelaide SA , d. 1908, Wokurna SA (Age 64 years) |
| ||3. Adam ABERCROMBIE, b. 9 Mar 1846, Adelaide SA , d. 14 Mar 1848, Adelaide SA (Age 2 years) |
| ||4. Mary ABERCROMBIE, b. 24 Apr 1848, Adelaide SA , d. 23 Jul 1848, Adelaide SA (Age 0 years) |
||16 Jan 2017 15:37:42 |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
BDM 1840 Marriage Adam Abercrombie & Mary McLean on 29th September 1840 in Adelaide
- [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. .
- [S-18] PUBLICATION Edwin Maclean's genealogy(no sources provided), Person 14-v.
- [S-75] http://www.genealogysa.org.au, Reg No 1/178, 20 Jan 2017 Researcher Lorna McLean.
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.
- [S-98] CEMETERY Adelaide Cemetery Board-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)
- [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.
- [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
- [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