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McCall's to New Zealand

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Looking for anyone with info of two sisters who immigrated from Scotland to New Zealand. Margaret b1847 Kilmarnock AYR SCT, arrived NZ 1863 married Alexander Barclay 1866. Also Mary, b1845 AYR SCT, arrived NZ 1891 married James Heinz 1893.

Surnames: BARCLAY HEINZ MCCALL
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on 2010-02-02 19:50:11

Law has been a Family Tree Circles member since Feb 2010. is researching the following names: OLIVER, HERBERT, CALDWELL and 7 other(s).

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by ngairedith on 2010-02-03 03:49:36

Hi Law,
As you said, Margaret McCall married Alexander Barclay in 1866
- they settled in Malborough

In 1874 Alexander gave evidence in the INQUEST at AWATERE

In 1875 Mrs Templeton transfered her license for the Awatere Accommodateion House to him - see more on her below ..

In 1866 he renewed his license for the Awatere Accommodation House

In 1877 he again renewed his license for the Awatere Hotel

In 1877 the tragic loss of 2 of his children SAD ACCIDENT

In 1878 he again renewed the license for the Awatere Accomodation House

In 1898 he was in trouble at the Junction Hotel

- Alexander's & Margaret's known children were:
1868 - Ann (or possibly Margaret Ann) was born in Blenheim

1870 - 1959 George McCall Barclay
- he married Elizabeth Amelia Reid on 28th September 1892 in Marlborough
- Elizabeth was the eldest daughter of James Reid of Koromiko
- they had:
1893 - Sydney George
1894 - Doras Ingram
1896 - Daisy Amelia
1899 - Mabel Ellen
1900 - Stanley Reid
1907 - Cyril Valentine
1908 - Elsie May

1873 - 1877 Gilbert Templeton Barclay
- read the notes above re his tragic death

1875 - Helen Barclay

1876 - 1877 Ellen Hall Barclay
- read the notes above re her tragic death

OF INTEREST on the names of the 2 children who died in 1877 - there was a Gilbert Templeton in Awatere who died on 2nd March 1875 aged 52 (birth year of 1823) his wife [url=http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=MEX18960305.2.9&srpos=7&e=-------10-PubMetaMEX-1--on--2%22gilbert+templeton%22-all]
Helen Hall Templeton [/url] died in March 1896 aged 66 (birth year of 1830)

They had the publican's license in Awatere Crossing. Gilbert was also the pound-keeper at the Awatere Pound

I believe that the Templetons were VERY good friends of Alexander and Margaret, based on their children being named after them, that they lived in Awatere and that Mrs Templeton transferred the Awatere license to Alexander in December 1875, 6 months after Gilbert's death
- their son Gilbert Templeton was born in 1873 so they knew the Templetons well before this

1878 - 1938 David Barclay

1879 - 1964 Cecilia Barclay
- Cecilia married Thomas David Jones in 1900
- he was a son of David Jones and Effie McLeod
- they had:
1901 - Alexander Thomas
1902 - Leonard William
1904 - Arthur Davies
1906 - Gilbert (after her brother ??)
(possibly more)

1881 - 1958 Mary Barclay
- Mary married James Henry Brooks in 1903
- they had:
1904 - Leonard George
1905 - Florence May
1907 - Percy James
1908 - Catherine Margaret
(possibly more)

Alexander died on the 10th August 1880 aged 43
- he had been living at Grove Rd, Blenheim previously lived in [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marlborough_Region]Awatere

Margaret died in 1915 aged 78
- burial places not found at this time
(I think it is likely to be Omaka cemetery)

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Mary McCall married James Heinz on 26th November 1892 and nothing else found at this time on children, death etc ..

by ngairedith on 2010-02-03 03:59:06

Correction for the above link under OF INTEREST

Helen Hall Templeton

Correction for the link st Alexander's death:
- he had been living at Grove Rd Blenheim
- previously lived at Awatere

by Jaysell on 2012-04-17 07:20:25

HI

Alexander Barclay was my gt gt grandfather and Mary my gt gt grandmother.
I knew I was going to be in the Blenheim area in March 2012 and did a lot of research before I went.
I could not find either of my Alexander Barclay's burial places. The third Alexander rests in Wanganui. But I knew that the first Alex had the Awatere Accommodation House and that Taylor Pass Cemetery was nearby.
I visited the cemetery but there was no readable headstone with Barclay on it. Gilbert Templeton is definitely there and the enclosure is a lot bigger than one burial. I estimate 4 lots.
I took photos and paid my respects.
Since returning home I have found an article in Papers Past about the funeral of Alexander Barclay. He is resting at Taylor Pass Cemetery, according to the paper. There are no council records and this is all I have to go on. I found the article by searching for Gilbert Templeton.It did not turn up with Alexander Barclay search.
Anyway I am very happy to know that that is where he lies. Now I have just one Alexander to find. Onwards!

by Jaysell on 2012-04-17 07:21:33

Sorry, so many Branches. I meant Margaret when I typed Mary

by Law on 2012-04-20 16:28:53

Many thanks to you both above that have replied to my initial request. Sorry I did not see the 2010 entry sooner. There is lots in there that I already know but lots of additional stuff I can also add. But I will get it all sorted and do that some other time soon.
I would really like to know how you are both related to Alexander. My interest comes from the fact that my husband is descended from Alex and Margaret's son George McCall and then Stanley Reid Barclay. I have done extensive research into this Barclay family and have also visited Blenheim and Awatere, and have collected lots of photos and information along the way. I have also researched the McCall family and have been in touch with the Blick family (Margaret McCall/Barclay married James Blick after Alex died in 1880 and she had 5 more children to James).
Cheers for now, will post again soon.

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