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 Christina and Donald McLEAN from Scotland 1837



Ann b1823 MCLEAN

Ann b1823 MCLEAN

Female 1823 - 1910  (87 years)

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  • Name Ann b1823 MCLEAN  [1
    Born 6 Apr 1823  Duisky Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened Y  [1
    Gender Female 
    Biography Notes Ann cared for Robina Leslie who was the daughter of Ann's brother-in-law (Donald, brother of Ann's husband, Robert). Robina's mother was Christian Menzies who died early and thus Ann began caring for Robina. Thus, there were two Robina's in the Jeffrey's household. 
    Biography Notes Father's Will - see Donald McLean's profile for details in Donald's will in which Ann was a beneficiary. 
    Biography Notes For inheritance of part of 57 Hindley St - see E51 in Small Print. 
    Biography Notes 00 Oct 1855  Homepage menu-SMALL PRINT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Extensive,evidence,persuasive narrative in SMALL PRINT MENU on HOME PAGE MENU
     
    Died 21 Oct 1910  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I-4970  Christina and Donald McLean | Ann McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 3 Feb 2021 

    Father 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) 
    Relationship -1 
    Mother Christina b1787 MCPHEE,   b. 28 Apr 1787, Crieff Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1869, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Relationship -1 
    Married
    • Assumed handfasted or/&...12months and one day as was the practise....see https://englishhistoryauthors.blogspot.com/2016/11/handfasting-in-scotland.html
      Summary cc
      Handfasting rituals, especially in Scotland, has long been surrounded by mythical images of couples binding their hands and even drawing blood to form a trial marriage that would last one year, after which, the couple could in mutual consent, stay together or part. The real ritual.... There was no need for witnesses (ONLY STRENGTHENED the proof) or the consent of the parents. There was no need for a priest. .... Two people could exchange vows and that was enough. There was no need for banns or a mass to bless the marriage, just two people consenting. It wasn?t even necessary to have sexual intercourse, the marriage was binding. This legal position was made from about 1200 onwards with the support and direction of the Church.
      In Scotland there was a third type of marriage called ?marriage by habit and repute.? This was a marriage established when a couple lived together as if married and presented themselves to society as married; a kind of common law marriage. .....
      Like elsewhere, in Scotland, divorce wasn?t possible. A couple were married for life...It wasn?t until the Scottish Reformation in 1560 that divorce and remarriage became possible.
      The common process for a marriage in the late medieval time up until the Reformation included a betrothal, a proclamation of the banns and consent in the present tense.... Though the Church and the law recognized clandestine marriages (marriages made without witnesses and the usual Church presence) they did everything they could to discourage them. ...With the Reformation many Protestant.....In 1563 the Roman Catholic Church ...... Since Scotland became a Protestant country in 1560.... So both Scottish civil law and the Church essentially kept what made a marriage unchanged. ...The only changes were to permit divorce and remarriage and a reduction in the degrees of consanguity.....By the 18th century,....the civil law continued to support it and that remained unchanged until 1940.
      Though the civil law essentially remained the same the cultural customs surrounding marriage did change over the 4 centuries between the Scottish Reformation and 1940. Handfasting fell away about the late 17th century or.....?

      In the late 18th century a kind of a myth arose around handfasting,.....and it continued on until the 20th century and eventually became incorporated in the neo-Pagan rituals still practiced today.
    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 - probably born in 1827 in Duisky. No OPR has been found - this is surprising because she is the only one of 12 siblings whose birth was apparently not registered.
    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). However there is a Richard listed with the family in the 1841 census for Strathalbyn (BRB p13) but this is considered to be a clerical error (check this) as it should have been Rachel. He is not mentioned in Donald's will.
    * ELIZABETH: This name appears on some 'Navarino' passenger lists [Barry Leadbeater & Dianne Cummings) but this might not be based on the authentic record - it might have been added later. 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). In fact there might be confusion with Elizabeth DIXON who was the second wife John McLean - she was born in England in 1835, migrated in 1858, married John in 1874, and so was known as Elizabeth McLean when she died in Strathalbyn in 1907. Donald's Will makes no mention of anyone called Elizabeth.
    * HUGH: BRB p8 "The persistent inclusion of a Donald and a Hugh McLean who arrived in 1840 by ship 'Tomatin' must be an error. The listed children are the same 10 who were listed on the ship when their emigrating parents, and all appear 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." And the BRB p544 has, in 1864 "Hugh McLean of the ship 'Tomatin' of 1840 and his wife Elizabeth (nee Scott) were staying at 'Ardgour Cottage' in Strathalbyn with Hugh the Younger and Margaret. According to a 'Register' newspaper of Adelaide a little daughter of Elizabeth and this particular Hugh McLean, died at 'Ardgour Cottage' on 23/7/1864. She was named Mary and was aged 2 years & 2 months. This has caused some confusion concerning the deaths of the two infants. The Hugh of the 'Tomatin' must certainly have been kin to the Strathalbyn McLeans, but certainly not a third son of Donald & Christina, named Hugh".
    * DONALD: See the quote for Hugh, above (BRB p8).
    (This note was by Don Gordon on 30th July 2018). 
    Family ID F-1  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Robert LESLIE,   b. 21 Dec 1819, Alvie Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1848, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years) 
    Married 6 Dec 1842  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    • MARRIED Currie Street Adelaide SA no source provided
    • from a website by Barry Leadbetter http://www.familyhistorysa.info/colonists.html

      states they were married Light Sq, Adelaide SA. No change made by researcher Lorna McLean 05/12/2016

    Last Modified 6 Apr 2019 03:19:19 
    Family ID F-1624  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Jeffrey JEFFREYS,   b. 4 Dec 1821, Llanelly Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1881, Belvidere SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 13 Feb 1851  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Children 
     1. Robina Ann (Rebecca) JEFFREYS,   b. 1851, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1930, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  []
     2. Mary Ann Jane JEFFREYS,   b. 12 Mar 1855, Belvidere SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1938, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  []
     3. Rachael JEFFREYS,   b. 22 Aug 1856, Belvidere SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1858, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)  []
     4. Esther Maud Margaret JEFFREYS,   b. 10 Apr 1858, Belvidere SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1923  (Age 64 years)  []
     5. Henrietta JEFFREYS,   b. 9 Sep 1859, Belvidere SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1931, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  []
     6. Edwin John Jeff JEFFREYS,   b. 26 Jul 1861, Belvidere SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1926, Norwood SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)  []
    Last Modified 3 Feb 2021 09:20:26 
    Family ID F-1626  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents

    WILL 1910 Ann Jeffreys, nee McLean - will & probate d.21 Oct 1910 Strathalbyn SA

    Anne MacLean born 6th April 1823 in Duisky dau: Donald MacLean Duisky & Mary NEE McPhee

    Headstones

    HS Strath Ann McLean (JEFFREYS) 7th child of Donald McLean and Christina (nee McPhee)

    SMALL PRINT
    J23 - Edwin McLean's letter in 1946
    J23 - Edwin McLean's letter in 1946
    This letter was probably to Edwin's cousin, Rachel Hornby. He alludes to Rachel's parents (Catherine & Allan McLean), her brothers (Allan & Jack 'JSD'), uncle (Hugh the younger), aunty (Elizabeth Ann & Mathew Johnston) and the Keoughs.
    With notes by Don Gordon in June 2021.


    STORIES
    5114 - Ann McLean & Robert Leslie & Jeff Jeffreys
    5114 - Ann McLean & Robert Leslie & Jeff Jeffreys
    Ann's line - biography as published in the BRB in 1995

  • 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-76] MyHeritage 92connections, my heritage (with a log in), 9 Jan 2021 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      Marriage to: Ann Jeffreys (born McLean) Robert Leslie Dec 6 1842 Light Square, Adelaide, SA, Australia

    3. [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. .
      Grave 1/217 Strathalbyn Cemetery SA

    4. [S-59] Family History Group SA-COLONISTS, Barry Leadbetter, 1.
      LESLIE Robert, Ann MCLEAN married 1842-12-06 at Light Sq, Adelaide, aged 23=Robert born 1819, 19=Ann born 1823
      Researcher Lorna McLean on 05/12/2016

      Only alteration was the Robert was entered as birth year as 1818:altered to 1819

    5. [S-64] PUBLICATION "Belvidere" Lance C Wakefield 1992, (Mr Lance Wakefield, Printed: Lutheran Publishing House 205 Halifax st Adelaide), ISBN 0 646 122 010., 2 February 2017 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      Details page 107...title LESLIE
      PUBLIC NOTICE: before using ANY details from this website ensure YOU further research accuracy of our information to limit the effect of misdirection by any compounded human error.

    6. [S-75] BDM SA, https://www.genealogysa.org.au/index.php?option=com_hikashop&view=product&layout=show&Itemid=161&uid=517395&coid=1&cid=2&request_data=%7B%26quot%3Boption%26quot%3B%3A%26quot%3Bcom_search%26quot%3B%2C%26quot%3BItemid%26quot%3B%3A%26quot%3B32%26quot%3B%2C%26quot%3Bsurname%26quot%3B%3A%26quot%3BAITCHISON%26quot%3B%2C%26quot%3Bcheck%26quot%3B%3A%26quot%3B1%26quot%3B%2C%26quot%3Bgname%26quot%3B%3A%26quot%3BWILLIAM%20GEORGE%26quot%3B%2C%26quot%3Byear%26quot%3B%3A%26quot%3B%26quot%3B%2C%26quot%3Brange%26quot%3B%3A%26quot%3B0%26quot%3B%2C%26quot%3Bcusearch%26quot%3B%3A%26quot%3BSearch%26quot%3B%2C%26quot%3B__utmc%26quot%3B%3A%26quot%3B175478836%26quot%3B%2C%26quot%3B__utmz%26quot%3B%3A%26quot%3B175478836.1551399682.1.1.utmcsr%3D(direct)%7Cutmccn%3D(direct)%7Cutmcmd%3D(none)%26quot%3B%2C%26quot%3B__cfduid%26quot%3B%3A%26quot%3Bdb1471788228b2870ca0a5652f61b60531551399687%26quot%3B%2C%26quot%3Ba4bd3f58e9df756191d0f96ccbc0b1ee%26quot%3B%3A%26quot%3Bfd63a11a3069abdb6b0740725bcbc63b%26quot%3B%2C%26quot%3B__utma%26quot%3B%3, 30 Apr 2019 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      Robert LESLIE m.Ann MCLEAN Marriage Date: 1842, December 06 Marriage Place: [unrecorded] Light Sq Adelaide
      Groom Age: 23 Groom Approx. Birth Year: 1819
      Groom Marital Status: N Groom Father: Bride Age: 19
      Bride Father: Donald McLean
      Ref/Page: 7/4

    7. [S-52] http://ancestry.com.au, ancestry.co.au with log in , 27 Jul 2019 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      Jeffrey Jeffreys Birth: 1821 Llanelly, Breconshire, Wales, United Kingdom Christening: Dec 7 1821 Llanelly, Breconshire, Wales, United Kingdom Marriage:Spouse: Ann McLean Feb 13 1851 Trinity Church Adelaide, South Australia

    8. [S-76] MyHeritage 92connections, my heritage (with a log in), 9 Jan 2021 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      Robert Leslie Birth Dec 21 1818 Alvie, Inverness, Scotland Marriage to: Ann Jeffreys (born McLean) Dec 6 1842 Light Square, Adelaide, SA Death Jan 14 1848 Strathalbyn, SA, Australia