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 Christina and Donald McLEAN from Scotland 1837



Alexander John MCDONALD

Alexander John MCDONALD

Male 1861 - 1937  (75 years)

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  • Name Alexander John MCDONALD 
    Nickname Johnny/Big Jack 
    Born 28 Oct 1861  Finniss SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Education Probably attended Finniss School or was taught by a governess. 
    Achievements Jack built a 'McDonald's Bridge' which was in use for many decades. 
    Died 16 Jun 1937 
    Buried Geelong Vic Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I-5797  Christina and Donald McLean
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2021 

    Father Ewen MCDONALD,   b. 1818, Inverness Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1905, Noradjuha Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Relationship -898 
    Mother Rachel MCLEAN,   b. 6 Feb 1825, Duisky Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 22 Sept 1908, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Relationship -898 
    Married 8 Dec 1847  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • The wedding celebrant was Rev James Farrell. The witnesses were Sarah Douglas and Donald Stewart.
    Family ID F-898  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jessie McDonald SHERIDAN,   b. 8 Jan 1867, Cavendish Vic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1943, Geelong Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 27 Nov 1889  Clear Lake Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • born 'Clear Lake' Vic
    Occupation Yan Yean Vic Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Arab and Shetland Pony Stud at Yan Yean, north of Melbourne Victoria 
    Occupation West Wail Vic Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Farmer 'Wyn Wyn' West Wail Vic 
    Occupation Horsham Vic Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Farmer St Helens Plains Horsham 
    Occupation Streatham Vic Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Jack was the manager 'Nerrin Nerrin' - a large sheep station five miles south of Streatham in Victoria's Western District. 
    Residence Geelong Vic Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Lara Geelong Vic 
    Residence Geelong Vic Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Myer St Geelong Vic 
    Children 
    +1. Hugh Sheridan MCDONALD,   b. 12 Sep 1890, West Wail Vic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1980  (Age 90 years)  []
    +2. Christina May MCDONALD,   b. 5 May 1892, West Wail Vic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1981  (Age 89 years)  []
    +3. George Wallace MCDONALD,   b. 20 Jun 1894, West Wail Vic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 1961  (Age 67 years)
    +4. Ella Jean MCDONALD,   b. 12 May 1896, West Wail Vic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1983  (Age 86 years)
    +5. Ian Douglas MCDONALD,   b. 24 May 1898, West Wail Vic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1963  (Age 64 years)  []
     6. Lindsay William MCDONALD,   b. 23 Jul 1900, West Wail Vic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1900  (Age 0 years)  []
     7. Rachel Annie MCDONALD,   b. 17 Nov 1902, West Wail Vic Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 20 Aug 1908, Geelong Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 5 years)  []
    +8. Neil Alistair MCDONALD,   b. 4 Feb 1906, West Wail Vic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1995, Geelong Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)  []
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2021 12:38:22 
    Family ID F-2374  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    0529 - Alexander John (Jack) McDonald.jpg
    0529 - Alexander John (Jack) McDonald.jpg
    Walrus Moustache;magnificient
    0530 - McDonald's bridge.jpg
    0530 - McDonald's bridge.jpg
    McDonalds Bridge: The bridge that Jack built
    0431 - Alexander John (Jack) McDonald.jpg
    0431 - Alexander John (Jack) McDonald.jpg
    0533 - Jack & Jessie McDonald at their home at Wyn Wyn, West Wail about 1903.jpg
    0533 - Jack & Jessie McDonald at their home at Wyn Wyn, West Wail about 1903.jpg

    STORIES
    5180 - Alexander John McDonald & Jessie Sheridan
    5180 - Alexander John McDonald & Jessie Sheridan
    Biography as published in the BRB in 1985 & 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. , 40.

    2. [S-245] Warren McLean - ID 1506 - family tree on MyHeritage, my heritage (with a log in), 23 May 2021 Lorna McLean Researcher.
      Jessie McDonald (born Sheridan) Birth Jan 8 1867 Cavendish Victoria Marriage to: Alexander John Wesley Andrew Mc Donald Nov 27 1889 Clear Lake Victoria Death Nov 4 1943 Geelong Victoria Burial Geelong Eastern Cemetery East Geelong Victoria