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Sarah MCLEAN

Sarah MCLEAN

Female 1834 -

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  • Name Sarah MCLEAN 
    Born 15 Apr 1834  North Knapdale Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The circumstances of Sarah's birth are detailed in J20 which is attached to the profile of her father, Allan McLean, and in Stories on the home page.
    Gender Female 
    Biography Notes It has been suggested (but not confirmed) that Sarah might have married John McFarlane and that they migrated to Canada. Further research is needed.
    Source: Fiona Harris, email 24th Sept 2021.
     
    Person ID I-9324  Christina and Donald McLean
    Last Modified 7 Feb 2022 

    Father Allan b.1811 Snr MCLEAN,   b. 12 Feb 1811, Blaich Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1890, Plympton SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Relationship -3126 
    Mother Catharine MCLEAN,   b. 1816 
    Relationship -3126 
    Family ID F-3126  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Sarah McLean - born 15th April 1834 in North Knapdale
    Sarah McLean - born 15th April 1834 in North Knapdale
    * "Sarah an illegitimate daughter of Allan McLean parish of Kilmaly and Catherine McLean in this parish Born 15th April 1834."
    * Intriguingly, most entries on this page of the register have baptisms in December 1838 and January 1839 – with several other outliers apart from Sarah. Her placement on this particular page indicates that, at the beginning of 1839, a clerk had formalized the record of a birth almost five years previously.
    * This registration might have been at the request of Catharine and the late registration was a deliberate act by her, after some forethought. But what prompted her to eventually get the birth recorded - almost two years after her complaint had been finalized, when Sarah was almost five years old, and after Allan had left the area and had been in Australia for two years.
    * The clerk might have been relying on Catharine’s memory of the date, and the assertion that the birth was illegitimate, and that Allan was the father.
    * It is recorded as a birth in this register of baptisms, so it appears that Sarah was not baptized when she was born, nor baptized much later.

    STORIES
    J19 - My Red Red Rose - just a good story
    J19 - My Red Red Rose - just a good story
    * This story is based on the fact that, in March 1837, Allan Mclean appeared before the Kilmallie Kirk Sessions when Catharine McLean claimed that Allan was the father of their child, Sarah.
    * Two versions have been placed on the website www.christinaanddonaldmclean.com. One version (this one) is just a good story that can be enjoyed on its own. The other version has notes for serious researchers.
    * Updated June 2022
    J19 - My Red Red Rose - Catharine & Allan McLean's baby (Sarah) - with notes for serious researchers
    J19 - My Red Red Rose - Catharine & Allan McLean's baby (Sarah) - with notes for serious researchers
    * This story is based on the fact that, in March 1837, Allan Mclean appeared before the Kilmallie Kirk Sessions when Catharine McLean claimed that Allan was the father of their child, Sarah.
    * Two versions have been placed on this website. The other version is just a good story that can be enjoyed on its own, whereas this version has notes for serious researchers. It required a great deal of research to ensure the validity of the story. There are footnotes and appendices so that anyone can check on what is factual and what parts are fictitious.
    * Updated June 2022