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 Christina and Donald McLEAN from Scotland 1837



Margaret MCLEAN

Margaret MCLEAN

Female 1827 - 1912  (85 years)

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  • Name Margaret MCLEAN  [1
    Born 1827  Argyll Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Born about 1827 or 1828.
    Gender Female 
    Biography Notes Although there are records of the births/baptisms of all her other siblings, we have not found a birth record for Margaret. However there is no doubt that she was part of the family of Christina and Donald because:-
    * She is not specifically named as a passenger on the Navarino in 1837, but there is a record of Donald travelling with 4 younger children (Margaret would have been about 10 years old) as well as the older children named. However, Dianne Cummings and Barry Leadbeater, actually name her in their passenger lists.
    * She is listed with the family in the 1841 census for Strathalbyn - named as Margaret aged 14 years (check this).
    * She is mentioned in Donald's will.
    * In her biography, there are references to her interactions with her nephew (Donald William McDonald) and grand-niece Christina May Parker, nee McDonald).
    * Unfortunately the record of her marriage to James Keating does not specify the name of her father or the exact date of birth - just aged 23 years in 1850.
    * Her death record specifies that her parents were Christina and Donald.
    (This note was by Don Gordon on 15th Dec 2019) 
    Died 30 Jul 1912  Geelong Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Person ID I-5268  Christina and Donald McLean | Margaret McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 16 Dec 2019 

    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 
    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). 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 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 died in Strathalbyn in 1907. She is not mentioned in Donald's will.
    * 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. 
    Family ID F-1  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 James KEATING,   b. c1825, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1860, Victoria Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 34 years) 
    Married 8 Aug 1850  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth KEATING,   b. 6 May 1851, Glen Osmond SA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
    Last Modified 15 Dec 2019 13:32:43 
    Family ID F-1715  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Richard JOHNS,   b. 1824,   d. 1912  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 1873  Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Last Modified 28 May 2016 13:48:13 
    Family ID F-1717  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Wedding of William McDONALD & Christina CAMERON 1880 - with Jenny McDonald, Margaret JOHNS, Rachel McDonald & Jessie McNaughton
    Wedding of William McDONALD & Christina CAMERON 1880 - with Jenny McDonald, Margaret JOHNS, Rachel McDonald & Jessie McNaughton
    Donald 'William' McDonald and Christina Cameron on their wedding day in 1880. The bride and groom are seated. Standing, from left, are Rachel Jane Cheriton 'Jenny' McDonald, aunt Johns (Margaret Johns, previously Keating, nee McLean), the groom's mother Rachel McDonald (nee McLean), and Jessie McNaughton, a cousin of the bride.
    Margaret JOHNS, previously KEATING, nee McLEAN  - about 53 years old
    Margaret JOHNS, previously KEATING, nee McLEAN - about 53 years old
    Photo of Margaret (aunt Johns) at the wedding of her nephew Donald 'William' McDonald in 1880.

    Documents
    ww - Margaret McLean & James Keating - wedding in 1850 in Adelaide
    ww - Margaret McLean & James Keating - wedding in 1850 in Adelaide
    Wedding at Manse in Freeman Street Adelaide on 8th Aug 1850.
    James was 25 years old, bachelor.
    Margaret was 23 years old, spinster.
    Fathers not noted.
    ww - Margaret Johns (nee McLean, previously Keating) - death in Geelong on 1912
    ww - Margaret Johns (nee McLean, previously Keating) - death in Geelong on 1912
    Margaret was aged 87 years at time of her death. Her parents were recorded as Christina McPhee and Donald McLean.

    Stories
    5195 - Margaret McLean & James Keating & Richard Johns
    5195 - Margaret McLean & James Keating & Richard Johns
    Margaret's descendants - biography as published in the BRB in 1995.
    Biography of Margaret JOHNS, previously KEATING, nee McLEAN.png
    Biography of Margaret JOHNS, previously KEATING, nee McLEAN.png
    As originally published in 1985 (Jill McDonald's book)

  • 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), Person 14-ix.

    3. [S-64] PUBLICATION "Belvidere" Lance C Wakefield 1992, (Mr Lance Wakefield, Printed: Lutheran Publishing House 205 Halifax st Adelaide), ISBN 0 646 122 010., 107, 2 February 2017 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      within the last paragraph of MCLEAN section offers Margaret as birth:L1827 and death:1908, married James Keating of Melbourne and Richard Jones in qld and died at Geelong Vic leaving an only daughter. Researcher not altered dates.
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    4. [S-75] http://www.genealogysa.org.au requires login, https://www.genealogysa.org.au/index.php?option=com_hikashop&view=product&layout=show&Itemid=161&uid=744424&coid=2&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%3Bstark%26quot%3B%2C%26quot%3Bcheck%26quot%3B%3A%26quot%3B1%26quot%3B%2C%26quot%3Bgname%26quot%3B%3A%26quot%3Balexander%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%3Ba4bd3f58e9df756191d0f96ccbc0b1ee%26quot%3B%3A%26quot%3Be7015a7d200526083314a342d63ff4c5%26quot%3B%2C%26quot%3B__utmz%26quot%3B%3A%26quot%3B175478836.1519112402.476.5.utmcsr%3Dgoogle%7Cutmccn%3D(organic)%7Cutmcmd%3Dorganic%7Cutmctr%3D(not%20provided)%26quot%3B%2C%26quot%3B162b9a6a86efa97778683e1106c00163%26quot%3B%3A%26quot%3B4F141316%20114%20D55%20B521B%2081B545B591F%2045B41%2065B%20C5521%20B5C10%20B50%20C%20D1A55%209%208464A4144%207444A4556425015%20B41535C1050505450541119%26quot%3B%2C%26quot%3B__utma%26quot%3B%3A%26quot%3B175478836.1713450304.1501589010.1519186969.1519193733.481%26quot%3B%2C%26quot%3B__utmb%26quot%3B%3A%26quot%3B175478836.108.10.1519193733%26quot%3B%7D, 21 Feb 2018 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      James
      Groom Last Name: KEATING
      Bride Given Name(s): Margaret
      Bride Last Name: MCLEAN
      Marriage Date: 1850, August 08
      Marriage Place: Manse Freeman St Adelaide
      Groom Age: 25
      Groom Approx. Birth Year: 1825
      Groom Marital Status: N
      Groom Father:
      Bride Age: 23
      Bride Approx. Birth Year: 1827
      Bride Marital Status: S
      Bride Father Name:
      District: Adelaide
      Symbol:
      Book/Page: 7/216

    5. [S-18] PUBLICATION Edwin Maclean's genealogy(no sources provided), Spouse of person 14-ix.