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 Christina and Donald McLEAN from Scotland 1837



James Francis Ewen MCDONALD

James Francis Ewen MCDONALD

Male 1859 - 1924  (64 years)

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  • Name James Francis Ewen MCDONALD 
    Nickname Jim 
    Born 31 May 1859  Finniss SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Cause of death Self-inflicted rifle shot. 
    Occupation Auctioneer 
    Residence Around 1897, the family moved from Horsham to Western Australia 
    Buried 31 Mar 1924  Fremantle WA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 29 Apr 1924  Bibra Lake WA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I-5819  Christina and Donald McLean
    Last Modified 15 Mar 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,   d. 20 Aug 1908  (Age 83 years) 
    Relationship -898 
    Married 8 Dec 1847  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • The wedding celebrant was Rev James Farrell. The witnesses were Sarah Douglas and Donald Stewart.
    Family ID F-898  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Annie Fyffe MOSSMAN,   b. c1864, Victoria Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1940, Rivervale WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Married 1880s  Horsham Vic Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Type: Annie & Jim separated after 1900 
    Children 
     1. Muriel MCDONALD,   b. Yes, Date Unknown, Victoria Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     2. Norma Stuart Mossman MCDONALD,   b. 17 Feb 1890, Horsham Vic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, Date Unknown  []
    +3. Marjorie Jean Mossman MCDONALD,   b. 1892, Victoria Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1931, Merredin, WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
    +4. Roy Ewen MCDONALD,   b. Yes, Date Unknown, Western Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 21 Nov 2015 17:37:35 
    Family ID F-2368  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    0430 - Jim McDonald.jpg
    0430 - Jim McDonald.jpg
    0526 - James Frances Ewen McDonald.jpg
    0526 - James Frances Ewen McDonald.jpg

    Stories
    5178 - James Frances Ewen McDonald & Annie Fyffe Mossman
    5178 - James Frances Ewen McDonald & Annie Fyffe Mossman
    Biography as published in the BRB in 1985 & 1995.

  • Sources 
    1. [S-59] http://www.familyhistorysa.info/colonists.html, Barry Leadbetter, 1.
      This record was confirmed on this website; matching "our" website entry that has no evidence nor source.
      Researcher Lorna McLean 05/12/2016

    2. [S-75] http://www.genealogysa.org.au requires login, https://www.genealogysa.org.au requires log in , 23 May 2021 Lorna McLean Researcher.
      MCDONALD Given Names:James Francis Ewen Date of Birth:31-May-1859 Gender:M Father: Ewen MCDONALD mother: Rachel MCLEAN Birth Residence:Lower Finniss District:Strathalbyn SA Book/Page:17/17

    3. [S-75] http://www.genealogysa.org.au requires login, https://www.genealogysa.org.au requires log in , 23 May 2021 Lorna McLean Researcher.
      MCDONALD, James Francis Ewen Found in 'Biographical Index of South Australians' Database Surname :MCDONALD Given Names:James Francis Ewen Parents:Ewan & Rachel nee McLEAN Life Information: Birth 31.5.1854 SA. Death 29.4.1924. Arr SA Dep: VIC 1874 Occupation:Not Recorded Residence:Not Recorded Spouse(s):Not Recorded Children:Not Recorded Notes:Not Recorded Rec Type:Main
      SNcode: BISA1

    4. [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.