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 Christina and Donald McLEAN from Scotland 1837



Male 1873 - 1906  (32 years)

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  • Name Jeff MCLEAN  [1
    Born 7 Feb 1873  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Biography Notes
    • Registered only as Jeff & not as Jeff Jeffreys as was his cousin. Son of Hugh the elder & who died of measles at Adelaide SA at the age of 13 & who has been constantly confused with this Jeff of Hugh the Younger & vice versa.

      Jeff was living at Strathalbyn and unmarried in 1896.

      "Southern Argus" published 12/11/1896 - (Thursday):

      "A Nasty Cut (heading). Mr Jeff McLean, while leading some horses on Thursday morning had a nasty fall from his horse which made an unexpected turn round a corner. Mr McLean fell on his head, some ugly cuts being the result as well as a severe shaking which gave him a great deal of pain for several days."

      Jeff seems to have left Strathalbyn about the same time as his brother went to the Kalgoorlie goldfields and himself went to Broken Hill NSW (Researcher later added this note; at WAGS lecture about the beginnings of Broken Hill; the town was "a part of SA" for a long period of history due to its proximity and a railway in the earliest days of settlement of a population varying up and down of 40,000 ppl. Lorna McLean 01/12/2016)

      DEATH: according to some of his family - at Broken Hill aged 33 years in 1906.

      The following in the "Southern Argus" under General News on 15/1/1885 probably also refers to Jeff McLean when he was aged about 12 Years:-

      "An accident to a lad named McLean here yesterday morning. He was riding a horse to water when the animal reared up and fell backward on him, hurting his back. He was at once taken into the Robin Hood Hotel and Dr Young was promptly in attendance. The sufferer was able to walk home in a few hours time."
    Died 1906  Broken Hill NSW Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I-5666  Christina and Donald McLean | Ewen (Hugh the younger) McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2016 

    Father Ewen (Hugh the younger) b1836 MCLEAN,   b. 26 May 1836, Duisky Kilmallie Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1921, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Margaret TANNAHILL,   b. 15 Sep 1839, Paisley Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1891  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 13 Apr 1862  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F-1740  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    5217 - Jeff McLean
    5217 - Jeff McLean
    Descendants of Hugh the younger - biography as published in the BRB in 1995.

  • Sources 
    1. [S-3] PUBLICATION 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-38] My Heritage, my heritage (with a log in), 25 Nov 2021 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      Margaret McLean (born Tannahill) Birth Sep 15 1839 Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland Emigration Circa 1860 Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland Marriage to: Ewan MCLEAN Apr 13 1862 Strathalbyn, South Australia