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Margaret  GOLLAN

Margaret GOLLAN

Female 1826 - 1891  (65 years)

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  • Name Margaret GOLLAN  [1, 2, 3
    Born 14 May 1826  [4, 5
    • Her gravestone has her dying in 1891, at the age of 65 years - so was born about 1826.
    Gender Female 
    Biography Notes Margaret married three times. Her first husband, a Mr Fraser might have died in the early years of the marriage. Her second husband, a Mr Sutherland also might have died soon after. These first two marriages were in Scotland and there were probably no children from these relationships. We have not searched for OPRs of the births of Margaret and the two men, nor details of the marriages, deaths and offspring.
    Margaret migrated to South Australia - no details yet.
    Her third husband was Thomas Laidlaw in Strathalbyn in 1859. They had three children in Strathalbyn from 1859 to 1863.
    She died in Strathalbyn in 1891.  
    Biography Notes THE GOLLANS IN STRATHALBYN
    * The Gollan surname was well known in Strathalbyn in the last half of the 19th century.
    * In particular, there are Donald and two Margarets. We record them on our three websites. Donald is on the WAY website. One Margaret, born 1836, is on the GORDON website. The other Margaret, born 1826, is on this McLEAN website.
    * Donald Gollan was prominent in public life and was the owner of the Terminus Hotel and several businesses. His wife was Catherine Matheson. They adopted Catherine 'Kitty' Gordon. Donald's profile is in www.samuelway.info.
    * There were two women named Margaret Gollan who were both born near Inverness and both settled in Strathalbyn and both married and had children there around the same time.
    * One Margaret Gollan was born in 1836. She was Donald's niece (ie she was the daughter of Donald's bother, John) and also she was Donald's sister-in-law (ie married to Hugh Matheson who was the half-brother of Donald's wife, Catherine). She migrated on the Salamanca in 1859. She married Hugh in 1861. They had eight children, three of whom had a middle name of Gollan. See www.alexanderandjessiegordon.net.
    * The other Margaret Gollan (this one) was born in 1826, had two marriages in Scotland, and migrated in 1856. In 1859 she married Thomas Laidlaw. They had three children, two of whom had the middle name of Gollan. She had no known connections with Donald. See www.christinaanddonaldmclean.com.
     
    Died 28 Aug 1891  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Buried 30 Aug 1891  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I-3931  Christina and Donald McLean
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2022 

    Father John GOLLAN, Esqire 
    Relationship -3167 
    Mother Margaret LOGAN 
    Relationship -3167 
    Family ID F-3167  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Unknown FRASER 
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2016 02:39:59 
    Family ID F-2525  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Unknown SUTHERLAND 
    Last Modified 5 Jan 2021 17:00:29 
    Family ID F-3124  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Thomas LAIDLAW,   b. 1832,   d. 7 Feb 1876, Alexandrina SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Married 10 Jun 1859  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. Janet Elizabeth LAIDLAW,   b. 16th Nov 1859, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1865, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 5 years)  []
     2. Alexander Gollan LAIDLAW,   b. 13 May1861, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1942, Toorak SA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     3. Margaret Ann Gollan LAIDLAW,   b. 30 Mar 1863, Belvidere SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1941, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  []
    Last Modified 12 Apr 2022 09:34:32 
    Family ID F-1302  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones

    HS STRATH LAIDLAW AND MCRAE families

  • Sources 
    1. [S-3] BRB 'Donald & Christina McLean & Their Descendants', 1995 copies available, 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-75] BDM SA, https://www.genealogysa.org.au requires log in , 5 Jan 2021 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      Surname:LAIDLAW Given Names:Margaret Ann Date of Birth: 30-Mar-1863 Gender:F Father:Thomas LAIDLAW Mother: Margaret SUTHERLAND Birth Residence: Strathalbyn Book/Page: 28/470

    3. [S-75] BDM SA, https://www.genealogysa.org.au requires log in , 9 Jan 2021 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      THIS EVIDENCE OFFERS Janets mother as Margaret nee SUTHERLAND married FRAZER, assume married LAIDLAW,Thomas. Then gave birth to: LAIDLAW Janet Elizabeth Date of Birth:16-Nov-1859
      Gender: F Father:Thomas LAIDLAW Mother: Margaret (fmly) FRAZER (nee) SUTHERLAND Birth Residence:Strathalbyn SA Source:18/8

    4. [S-87] BDM Scotlands People requires own login , my heritage (with a log in), 10 June 2021 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      OPR awaiting definition of birthplace. OPR reads 25/9/1821 GOLLAN, MARGARET (OPR Births 106/40/18 Petty)

    5. [S-269] Biographical Index of South Australia 1836 to 1885, by Jill Statton , Entry for Laidlaw, Thomas.

    6. [S-75] BDM SA, https://www.genealogysa.org.au requires log in , 9 Jan 2021 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      THIS EVIDENCE OFFERS Janets mother as Margaret nee SUTHERLAND married FRAZER, assume married LAIDLAW,Thomas. Then gave birth to: LAIDLAW Janet Elizabeth Date of Birth:16-Nov-1859
      Gender: F Father:Thomas LAIDLAW Mother: Margaret (fmly) FRAZER (nee) SUTHERLAND Birth Residence:Strathalbyn SA Source:18/8
      PLUS on SAGHS "The Biographical Index of South Australians" reads:- Surname:LAIDLAW Given Names: Thomas Parents: Thos.Life Information:Birth c1833.Death 7.2.1877 Lake Alexandrina SA. Burial Strathalbyn SA. Religion:Presb: Occupn:Blacksmith Residence:Strathalbyn
      Spouse(s):Mgt SUTHERLAND (10.6.1859 Strathalbyn SA) Children:With Mgt SUTHERLAND: Janet (1860-1865), Alexr. Gollan (1861-1942), Mgt. Ann Gollan McRAE (1863-1941).