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Seeking information on Alexander McLardy and Ann Faulds of Glasgow, Scotland and Australia

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Am seeking information of Alexander McLardy and his wife Ann formerly Faulds who married Glasgow and immigrated to the Darling Downs, Queensland, Australia, both in 1864. In Glasgow they had their eldest son, Alexander, and a child who subsequently died. In Australia they had 7 children who lived to adulthood.

Any information on Alexander and Ann's life in Scotland and Alexander's lineage would be greatly appreciated.

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on 2010-02-07 04:40:46

lzmaag has been a Family Tree Circles member since Nov 2009. is researching the following names: FAULDS, CLUGGIE, FOWLDS and 2 other(s).

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by allycat on 2010-02-07 05:54:32

Dear lzmaag,

Alexander McLardy's Death Certificate should give more clues, how long in Australian colonies, parents names possibly, etc.

I searched through the BDM Queensland Index Search of historical records 1829 to 1964 and found a death record of Alexander McLardy in 1933 Qld, and also Alexander Faulds McLardy in 1928, son of Alexander McLardy and Ann Faulds.

Births to the couple:-

1864/841 Alexander McLardy Alexander Ann Faulds
1874/3940 Ann McLardy Alexander Ann Faulds
1871/652 Jane McLardy Alexander Anne Fawlds
1869/162 Sarah Stewart McLardy Alexander Ann Feuld
1880/1829 Janet McLardy Alexander Ann Faulds
1884/2571 Daniel McLardy Alexander Ann Faulds

Cemeteries of the Darling Downs and Beyond - Meringandan Cemetery

McLardy Daniel 8 Jul 1951
McLardy Eric Kirkpatrick 11 Apr 1931 15mths
McLardy Francis May
McLardy Mary E 3 Oct 1956 68yrs

The Australian Electoral Rolls would no doubt contain quite a few records in Queensland of the McLardys.

If you join up at the RootsChat site, find their Australia and Scotland boards, you will be able to post some lookup requests and work your way backards in your tree.

Tip: Search for McLarty also. Spelling was usually notorious.


by lzmaag on 2010-03-10 01:41:26

Thank you very much for the information regarding McLARDY / FAULDS families that you have posted. The BDM and cemetery information I already have.
Thanks for the tip re RootsChat. Will follow this up. Re: spelling - others I have come across are: MacLardy, McLawdy; I usually check all spellings beginning with MacL and McL.
Thanks again,

by Folkie84 on 2012-01-02 06:59:25

Hi Izmaag.
I just found your post. I think I may have some informaiton for you and possibly even a photo, but I can't fully confirm that it is him yet (it may actually be his son)
I have found records of an Alexander and Ann Mclardy (both aged 50) emigrating to Australia on the Royal Dane on the 16th of January, 1873.
Also an Alex McLardy (aged 24) and Ann McLardy (aged 22) emigrating on the Fusilier on the 14th of August 1864.
I'm a direct descendant of this lot, so if you've found some information about him I'd be delighted to see it!

by Folkie84 on 2012-01-02 07:01:24

My apologies, I just realised my error. The first record is supposed to be Sarah, not Ann.

by lzmaag on 2012-01-02 08:13:22

How wonderful to receive your post and to be in contact with another descendent of Alex and Ann and Alex and Sarah. Alex and Ann's daughter Sarah Stewart Nee McLardy, Formerly Timm/s, late Maag is my direct ancestor. I'd love to be in further contact to share information, especially to confirm that Alex and Sarah are Alex jnrs parents and more about their life in Scotland. There's a record at Qld State Archives that shows an Ann McLardy as sponsor for Alex and Sarah's immigration. Have you got this one?
Look forward to hearing from you soon.

by Folkie84 on 2012-02-06 03:56:54

Hi Izmaag,
sorry for my slow response. I've had trouble getting the image of Alex. (It's on Dad's computer and he's been having trouble's sending it over the Internet)

I have only just started to look into the family tree, so I don't yet have a lot of information about them, but I plan to make a trip up to the Queensland State Archives in March to find the certificates. I also have a great Aunt that's a wealth of information but she lives nearly 10 hours away so I haven't had the chance to ask her anything.

I'd like to get the photo to you. Like a said, I'm not sure if the photo is of Alexander Mclardy Junior or Senior. You may be able to tell me. You can download it from

Looking forward to hearing back from you.

by Folkie84 on 2012-02-06 05:32:22

I've just done a bit more research, and it's become apparent to me that there's actually three generations of Alex McLardys! You're probably already aware of that. I'd be great to find out which Alex we have the picture of.
I can see where you are placed in the scheme of things too. My Great Grandfather is Daniel McLardy, youngest brother of Sarah Stewart.

by lzmaag on 2012-02-09 07:38:31

What a wonderful thrill to receive this picture. Thank you so much for being so generous. When I look closely at his face, I see incredible likeness with my father and his older brother Max, particularly in the area of the eyes and nose!!

So, my understanding of the 'Alexes' is that there was Alexander Faulds (sometimes spelled Falls) McLardy, his father Alexander (Jnr) and his grandfather Alexander (Snr). Alexander Jnr died at Kingsthorpe in 1933 aged 93yrs and 3 months.
Alexander Faulds died in 1928 (some 5 years before his father) aged approx 64 years. Based on this information alone, I would assume that this picture would be of Alex Jnr. To me, the subject seems a little to old to be aged in his 60s.

I have some McLardy relatives who may be able to shed some light on this. Do you mind if I email the picture to them for their input? Please let me know and I'll get onto this straight away.

Also, the Toowoomba and Darling Downs Family History Society has a web page onto which you can upload photographs and ask members to provide information. What are your thoughts about uploading this photo to see if anyone in general "genealogy-land" could help? Since the McLardy's originally live at Kingsthorpe just outside Toowoomba, if any local Society could help, I would think it would be this one.
Take care,

by Folkie84 on 2012-02-17 23:08:53

You can certainly email the picture to your relatives as well as upload the picture to the History Society webpage. I'd be delighted to hear what they both have to say.

by lzmaag on 2012-03-02 02:38:40

Hi, Just to keep you up to date, TDDFHS have added the photo to their unidentified photos page. Link is
Contact in Melbourne thinks it may be Alex the father, because the subject of the photo is an older man, but is going to contact other family members and seek their input. As and when she replies to me, I'll let you know the outcome.

by lzmaag on 2012-03-18 05:46:16

Hi again,

Trust all is OK for you. Contacts from the Toowoomba and Darling Downs Family History Society have advised that they suspect the subject is Alexander Snr and the photo was taken 1910 or later when he would have been 70ish. They said he certainly was not a paragon of fashion but maybe a thrifty Scot. They have suggested that we see if he was member of board local dairy co-op or similar s we may find another photo of board members. I'll be in contact with them to progress this and let you know of any outcomes.

by Folkie84 on 2012-08-05 20:13:21

Hi Izmaag,

I'm sorry it has been so long since I last posted on the forum. I've been very busy with study as well as a quick trip to Scotland! :)

I'm delighted to hear that the photo might be of our common relative Alexander, and not his son. I agree, I think he looks too old to be the second generation of Alex MacLardys.

I haven't had a chance to do any more family tree research this year, but I hope that yours is still going well.

Warmest Regards

by Folkie84 on 2012-08-20 03:20:44

I have another photo for you. I'm pretty sure that this one is of the middle Alexander McLardy with Ann, and their daughters Annie, Janet and Margaret. I'm pretty sure that the boy in the photo is my Great Grandfather Daniel McLardy.

I looked through the others photos I have for your Sarah, but this was the only one I had of the family.

by lzmaag on 2012-08-21 09:20:17

Thank you so much. To see my great great grandparents as young marrieds with some of their children. Sadly, no response re the photo on TDDFHS blog site, but sometimes these things can take time. At least it's 'out there'.
My email address is [email protected] I would love to hear about your trip to Scotland.

by vandsg on 2013-04-24 12:17:43

Hi Rellies,my great- grandmother was Sarah Stewart McLardy - her daughter Annie( to her first husband Harry Timm) was my paternal grandmother.I am so excited to read your information and would be thrilled if I could access the photographs.As the eldest child I have been our family's history collector for about 20 years and was named after my two grandmothers which seemed to be a trend in the McLardy family.I would be really pleased to connect with more of the family.Cheers.

by lzmaag on 2013-05-04 08:36:26

Hi vandsg,
Great to hear from a descendant of Sarah, esp one from the Timms side of things.
I'm a descendant of Sarah's from her second marriage to John (Johann/Jack) MAAG, oldest son of Johann and Rosina (Schalter) MAAG.
Happy to be in touch at [email protected]

by lzmaag on 2013-05-04 09:04:07

Folksie84 are you still out there?
Would love to be in touch and find out if you've discovered anything new.
A relative from the Timms side of the family has found this post and I'd love to share info between us all.

by robletch on 2013-05-04 19:49:18

as an observer reading this im amazed as close cousins that you did not exchange fone numbers and addresses, by the way my close friend is a faulds and his family originated in glasgow i believe, well i know they did cos he went to visit them years ago.i live in gillingham, medway i will ask him after the bank holiday and see.good luck

by lzmaag on 2013-05-05 05:12:29

thanks so much for asking your friend about his family history.
looking forward to hearing from you.

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