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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  Finnis SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Education Probably attended Finniss School or was taught by a governess. 
    Achievements/Education 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-5841  Christina and Donald McLean
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2018 

    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  [1, 2
    • 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 SHERIDAN,   b. 8 Jan 1867, Caversham Vic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, Date Unknown 
    Married 27 Nov 1889  Clear Lake Vic Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 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, 'Wyn Wyn', 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,   d. 27 Nov 1949  (Age 47 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 25 Dec 2016 05:58:26 
    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] 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. , 40.

    2. [S-18] PUBLICATION Edwin Maclean's genealogy(no sources provided), Person 14-viii.