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Eliza Willock DAWSON

Eliza Willock DAWSON

Female 1830 - 1926  (96 years)

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  • Name Eliza Willock DAWSON 
    • "There is no record in Falkirk parish registers of the births of James' and Jane's next children, Archibald (born c1821), Catherine (born 1823 or 1824), and Eliza Willock (born February 1830), and it can only be presumed that they were born in Persia. Eliza Willock Dawson was named after Eliza, the wife of Henry Willock, the British Charge d'Affaires in Tehran from 17 September 1815 to 1826."
      (From John Mathews article in 'Calatria, The Journal of the Falkirk Local History Society' Spring, 2013, number 29, p87)
    Born 13 Feb 1830  Tehran Persia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Another source (ref: Gemmell, p14) indicates that Eliza was born in 1832 in Glasgow - rather than in 1830 in Persia.
    Gender Female 
    Biography Notes 13 Feb 1830  Tehran Persia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    The then British Ambassador Sir John Willlock was her godfather, hence her middle name.  
    Emigration 30 Apr 1839  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Colonel Dawson preceded his wife to SA. the family followed on ship "Fairfield" which arrived on 30 Apr 1839. Eliza was only 19yoa at this time.  
    Biography Notes NO EVIDENCE PROVIDED Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Two Elizas and two brothers: Thomas Haldane is the much older brother of Robert who married Eliza Ann McLean who is the niece of Eliza Willock McLean. Catherine Dawson, who married Allan McLean was the sister of one Eliza (Dawson) and the mother of the other Eliza (McLean).  
    Residence 1908  Corowa NSW Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Thomas died in 1905 and Eliza had moved to Corowa NSW by 1908 
    Died 28 May 1926  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    • * Gemmell (p14) has her death as in 1919 at Port Pirie
      * The Dawson book ("From Scotland to Strathalbyn) has her death on 28th May 1926 in Sydney.
      * Judi Mooney has her death on 28th May 1926 at Marrickville, NSW (Brighton-le-Sands?)
      GENEAOLOGY SA has death at 28.5.1926 in a private nursing hospital named Roslyn in Marrickville. Having relocated from Corowa NSW. Later buried in Woronora NSW
    Buried 2 Jun 1926  Woronora NSW Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Woronora Cemetery Sutherland NSW
    • NO EVIDENCE at Woronora Cemetery NSW. There are several Eliza Dawson but no Eliza Willock HALDANE nee DAWSON-Researcher Lorna Mclean
    Person ID I-778  Christina and Donald McLean
    Last Modified 8 Apr 2021 

    Father James (snr) DAWSON, Sergeant,   b. 00 May 1785, Falkirk Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1865, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Relationship -257 
    Mother Jane (Jean) HAMILTON,   b. 24 Feb 1802, Hamilton Lanarkshire Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1885, Springfield SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Relationship -257 
    Married 16 Feb 1816  Falkirk Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10, 11, 12
    • Irregular marriage:
      A marriage by declaration was perfectly legal in terms of Scots Law until 1939 [but] it wasn't at all "legal" in terms of the canonical "laws" of the Established Church of Scotland. ..... A proportion of those who underwent a marriage by declaration did so in the presence of a minister of a secession church, or a minister who had at that time no "charge", ie wasn't the minister of any church. .... It could have equally been the case that the minister involved here, unnamed, was a secession church minister, but the couple still wanted the marriage recorded in the Old Parochial Register ... of the Established Church of Scotland.
      (Source: DavidWW, 28th Feb 2007 in http://talkingscot.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=8203)


    Family ID F-257  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Thomas HALDANE,   b. 7 Nov 1829, Ayr Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1905  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 8 Jun 1852  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 13, 14
    Children 
    +1. Jane Hamilton HALDANE,   b. 23 Mar 1853, Burra SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1917, Glenelg SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)  []
     2. Janet McCredie HALDANE,   b. 21 Oct 1854, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 00 May 1948, Leichhardt NSW Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)  []
     3. Eliza Ann HALDANE,   b. 14 Oct 1856, Kent Town SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1940, SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  []
     4. Ann Dawson HALDANE,   b. 23 Aug 1858, Kent Town SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1909  (Age 50 years)  []
     5. Eliza HALDANE,   b. 14 Oct 1856, Kent Town SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1899, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)  []
     6. Emily Dawson HALDANE,   b. 3 Mar 1861, Kent Town SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1886  (Age 24 years)
     7. Ellen Edith HALDANE,   b. 1863, Kent Town SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1900, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)  []
     8. Harry L'Estrange HALDANE,   b. 13 Jul 1865, Kent Town SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1951, Ararat Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)  []
     9. Mary May HALDANE,   b. 17 Aug 1867, Kent Town SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1954  (Age 86 years)  []
    Last Modified 11 Jan 2017 04:57:02 
    Family ID F-256  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones

    HS Moronora Cemetery NSW Eliza Willock was buried a separated, widow who died 28.5.1926. Though she was estranged from her husband several years before in 1880 thereafter followed his death in 1905 at Mitcham in SA.

  • Sources 
    1. [S-75] http://www.genealogysa.org.au requires login, https://www.genealogysa.org.au requires log in , 9 Jan 2021 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      Surname:DAWSON Given Names:Eliza Willock Parents: Jas. & Jane nee HAMILTON Life Information: Birth 13.2.1830 Tehran, Persia.Death 28.5.1926 Strathalbyn SA.Spouse:Thomas HALDANE (9.6.1852 Adelaide SA) Children:Jane Hamilton HARRISON, HEATH (1853-), Janet Macreedie LAKE (1855-), Eliza SPILLER (1857-), Ann Dawson DeCOQUE (1859-), Emily GROVE (1861-), Harry L'Estrange (1865-), Mary IZON (1867-).
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    2. [S-245] Warren McLean - ID 1506 - family tree on MyHeritage, my heritage (with a log in), 23 May 2021 Lorna McLean Researcher.
      Eliza Willock Haldane (born Dawson) Birth Feb 13 1830
      Tehran, Iran [formerly Persia] Marriage to: Robert HALDANE June 8 1852 Strathalbyn, South Australia Death May 28 1926 Strathalbyn, SA, Australia Burial Woronora, New South Wales, Australia

    3. [S-67] Judi Mooney-Descendants of Thomas Haldane (1829-1906), Judi Mooney 2015, ref page 2/26 hard copy provided, 9 Jan 2021 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      Their reference at footer reads-:- 6. John Inglis' notres on Descendants of Thomas Haldane, September 2001

    4. [UNKNOWN] .
      NO SOURCE NOR EVIDENCE PROVIDED

    5. [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. .

    6. [S-247] CEMETERY NSW Woronora, https://woronoramemorialpark.worldsecuresystems.com/finding-loved-ones, 8 Feb Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      NAME:Elizabeth Haldane (Widow) DATE OF DEATH:28/05/1926
      DATE OF INTERMENT: 02/06/1926 Buried LOCATION: Presbyterian Monumental, SECTION FF, Position 0014

    7. [S-184] CEMETERY Find a Grave, CEMETERY WORONORA NSW, 8 Feb Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      Surname:DAWSONGiven Names:Eliza Willock Parents:Jas. & Jane nee HAMILTON Life Information: Birth3.2.1830 Tehran Persia.Death28.5.1926 Strathalbyn SA.Spouse(s): Thomas HALDANE (9.6.1852 Adelaide SA) Children: Jane Hamilton HARRISON, HEATH (1853-), Janet Macreedie LAKE (1855-), Eliza SPILLER (1857-), Ann Dawson DeCOQUE (1859-), Emily GROVE (1861-), Harry L'Estrange (1865-), Mary IZON (1867-)

      Then on 27.1.2021 website Auscemindex.com is this finding: Haldane Eliza Willock 1828? 28 May 1926 98 dau/James & Jean Woronora Memorial Park NSW Pbn FF 0014 complete with headstone image attached. Researcher; Lorna Mclean 27.01.2021
      There is conflicting info around Elizas death and location buried. I phoned Woronora Cemetery Board and have attached the information given to me and included an image of her headstone fron austcemindex.com.au

    8. [S-247] CEMETERY NSW Woronora, https://woronoramemorialpark.worldsecuresystems.com/finding-loved-ones, 8 Feb Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      NAME:Elizabeth Haldane (Widow) DATE OF DEATH:28/05/1926
      DATE OF INTERMENT: 02/06/1926 Buried LOCATION: Presbyterian Monumental, SECTION FF, Position 0014 Woronora Memorial Park NSW

    9. [S-8] PUBLICATION Dawson book in Goolwa Library, Yvonne Heath of Morphettville, (Heath of Morphettville), C0461991941 - Goolwa.

    10. [S-59] http://www.familyhistorysa.info/colonists.html, Barry Leadbetter, 1.
      MCLEAN Allan, Catharine DAWSON, married 29 feb 1844 at Wheatsheaf Inn Mt Barker as this information does not match the uncited/sourced information. As it is so different I have left it for further researchers to confirm or delete. Sourced 5 Feb 2016 Researcher Lorna McLean



    11. [S-137] FS Mark Brabant, my heritage (with a log in), 17 Apr 2019 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      Jane ( Jean ) Dawson nee Hamilton 1802 - 1885 Birth:Mar 8 1802 Hamilton,Lanarkshire,Scotland,UK Nationality:Australia Title:Mrs Religion:Protestant: Marriage to: James Dawson on Feb 16 1816 Falkirk Scotland Immigration:Apr 30 1839 Port Adelaide, South Australia Death: Aug 9 1885 Springfield, Strathalbyn, SA Burial:Strathalbyn General Cemetery SA
      Family members Parents:William Hamilton 1777 - 1850 Janet / Jannet Hamilton (born Pollock) 1777 - 1857 Husband: James Dawson 1781 - 1865

    12. [S-87] BDM Scotlands People requires own login , https://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/record-results?search_type=people&event=M&record_type%5B0%5D=opr_marriages&church_type=Old%20Parish%20Registers&dl_cat=church&dl_rec=church-banns-marriages&surname=dawson&surname_so=exact&forename=james&forename_so=starts&spouse_name=hamilton&spouse_name_so=exact&from_year=1800&to_year=1850&record=Church%20of%20Scotland%20%28old%20parish%20registers%29%20Roman%20Catholic%20Church%20Other%20churches, 21 Apr 2019 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      DAWSON JAMES m.JEAN HAMILTON FR2560 (FR2560) on 16/02/1816 479/ 90 195 at Falkirk Scotland.saved on desktop as a snip page.

    13. [S-67] Judi Mooney-Descendants of Thomas Haldane (1829-1906), Judi Mooney 2015, Judi Mooney refers to the Australian Marriage Index 1788-1950 but does not give the specific page referenc.

    14. [S-72] PUBLICATION "Register Personal Notices Vol-1 1836-1859", Compiled Reg Butler, Alan Phillips, 134, 10 Jun 1852.
      "By the very Rev. the Dean of Adelaide, at Trinity Church, on Tuesday, June 8th. Mr Thos Haldane of Kooringa, formerly of Ayr Scotland to Eliza, second daughter of James Dawson, Exq., Strathalbyn"
      Researcher Lorna Mclean 11 Jan 2017