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 Christina and Donald McLEAN from Scotland 1837



Charles MCSWEEN OR MCSWIN

Charles MCSWEEN OR MCSWIN

Male 1840 - 1912  (72 years)

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  • Name Charles MCSWEEN OR MCSWIN  [1
    • Spelt McSwin on his wedding record. I have wrttien to genelaogysa.org.au to review this spelling against all other evidence and the certificate....Their reply is that is how it was written on the marriage certificate and since both bride and groom signed with a cross, it assumed that they were unable to write and read; so error is possible in the spelling of MCSWEEN to MCSWIN. It cant be altered.
    Born 1840  Portree Inverness Scotand Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Biography Notes 11 Mar 1912  Peterborough SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Drowned in a tank: Shortly after 5 o'clock this morning, Thomas Holland, boots at Roennfeldt's hotel, reported to the police that a man had drowned at the hotel. The police found an old-age pensioner, Charles McSween, who had been in the district, principally around Oodlawirru, for some years past, had drowned in a talk used for watering the horses, in the hotel yard. He was in a sitting position and the tank contained only 2 ft 6 in of water. Dr Clarke was called and gave the opinion that the deceased had been dead four hours. The Coroner (Mr Dickson) was informed, but considered an enquiry unnecessary, and gave an order for burial.
    (Chronicle, Adelaide, 16th March 1912, p47)
     
    Cause of death 11 Mar 1912  Peterborough SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Suicide by drowning himself in a local horse trough. 
    Died 11 Mar 1912  Peterborough SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Buried Peterborough SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I-5330  Christina and Donald McLean
    Last Modified 26 Aug 2019 

    Father Allan MCSWEEN,   b. Scotland UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship -1739 
    Relationship -1739 
    Family ID F-1739  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ann MCBEAN OR MCBAIN,   b. 24 Oct 1838, North Uist Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1912, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 30 Nov 1860  Naracoorte SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Francis MCSWEEN OR MCSWIN,   b. 23 May 1875, Robe SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1875, Morambo SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  []
    Last Modified 26 Aug 2019 05:07:37 
    Family ID F-1738  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    WW - Charles McSween - died 11th March 1912 in Petersburg
    WW - Charles McSween - died 11th March 1912 in Petersburg
    Aged about 70 years, shepherd, usual residence Petersburg.
    Found drowned in a tank
    WW - Ann McBean (McBain) & Charles McSwin (McSween) - married on 30th Nov 1860 in Naracoorte
    WW - Ann McBean (McBain) & Charles McSwin (McSween) - married on 30th Nov 1860 in Naracoorte
    Place: Manse Naracoorte
    Bride: Age 24, born 1836, father Donald Bean
    Groom: Age 20, born 1840, father Allan McSwin
    DEATH 1912 Ann McSween nee McBain West Terrace Cemetery in paupers grave with a relative Allan McSween (likely her father in law, buried earlier).
    DEATH 1912 Ann McSween nee McBain West Terrace Cemetery in paupers grave with a relative Allan McSween (likely her father in law, buried earlier).
    DEATH 1912 Ann McSween nee McBain West Terrace Cemetery in paupers grave with a relative Allan McSween (likely her father in law, buried earlier).

  • 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-62] NEWSPAPER TROVE Chronicle Adelaide 1895-1954, 16th March 1912, p47.

    3. [S-62] NEWSPAPER TROVE Chronicle Adelaide 1895-1954, Sat 16 Mar 1912 Page 47 DROWNED IN A TANK., 26 Aug 2019 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      Petersburg, March 11.
      .Shortly after 5 o'clock this morning
      Thomas Holland, boots at Roennfeldt's
      hotel, reported to the police that a man
      bad been drowned at the hotel. The police
      found an old-age pensioner, Charles Mc
      Sween, who had been in the district, prinr
      oipally around Oodlawirra, for some years
      past, drowned in a tank used for water
      ing horses, in the hotel yard. He was
      in a sitting position and the tank con
      tained only 2 ft. 8 in. of water. Dr. Clarke
      was called and aave the opinion that the
      deceased had been dead four hours. The.
      Coroner (Mr. Dickson) was informed, but
      Considered an enquiry unnecessary, and
      gave an order for burial.

    4. [S-75] http://www.genealogysa.org.au requires login, https://www.genealogysa.org.au requires log in , 1 Jun 2019 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      Charles MCSWIN (McSwain) m.Ann MCBEAN Marriage Date: 1860, November 30 at Naracoorte Groom Age: 20 Groom Approx. Birth Year: 1840 Groom Marital Status: N Groom Father: Allan MCSWIN Bride Age: 24 Bride Approx. Birth Year: 1836 Bride Marital Status: N Bride Father Name: Donald MCBEAN Ref/Page: 44/168