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CLELAND James of Yackandandah Victoria

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James was born abt. 1858 at Osbornes Flat Yackandandah and married Mina MacAuley. They had several children. His mother was Mary McFadyen and his father or stepfather was John Cleland.

James disappeared from Victoria about 1898/1902. Any help would be appreciated.

Surnames: CLELAND MACAULEY MCFADYEN
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on 2010-05-19 05:28:08

davanjac has been a Family Tree Circles member since May 2010. is researching the following names: CLELAND, PATIENCE.

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by sheryll on 2012-12-20 05:01:35

Hi, Do you know what year John Cleland was born. Most of my ancestors come from around that area. From Yackandandah unto Eskdale. I might have some information as my Auntie died recently and there is 2 boxes with history on the Cleland family

regards

Sheryll

by GeoffCrapper on 2017-02-14 08:48:46

John Cleland is my paternal great great grandfather and was born in 1829 in Lanarkshire, Scotland. His parents were William Cleland and Elizabeth Walker with William accompanying John and wife Mary (McFadyen) to Australia (after Elizabeth died I suspect) and at least one child on the voyage from Scotland. Hope this helps after 4 years of no reply.

by GeoffCrapper on 2017-02-14 08:52:53

John Cleland is my paternal great great grandfather and was born in 1829 in Lanarkshire, Scotland. His parents were William Cleland and Elizabeth Walker with William accompanying John and wife Mary (McFadyen) to Australia (after Elizabeth died I suspect) and at least one child on the voyage from Scotland. Hope this helps after 4 years of no reply.

by GenealogistResearcher on 2019-10-28 11:31:30

James Cleland who was born abt. 1858 at Osbornes Flat, Yackandandah, Victoria and married Mina MacAuley, was the 5th son of Mary McFadyen and John Cleland.

After he disappeared about 1900 he moved to Tasmania and changed his name, taking his mother’s surname of McFadyen. He died on 22 Dec 1929 at Strahan, Tasmania and was buried there in 24 Dec 1929.

by GenealogistResearcher on 2019-10-28 11:53:44

John Cleland, the father of James Cleland, was born in about 1831 in the village of Newarthill near Holytown (outside Motherwell), Bothwell Parish, Lanarkshire, Scotland. He was still living in this village in 1841 at the age of 10 with his parents William Cleland and Elizabeth Walker and his brothers and sister. He married Mary McFadyen on 15 Dec 1848 on Isle of Tiree, Argyllshire, Scotland, the birthplace of Mary McFadyen. On 30 March 1851 they were living at Cleland-Townhead Row(Street) @ Holytown, Bothwell Parish, Lanarkshire, Scotland with their 1 day old son William, after having lost 2 children previously. Living with them was John’s older brother William, both brothers working as iron-miners. In about 1853 John travelled to Victoria to join the gold-rush, with his older brother William and his younger brother James.

A second son, John, was born on 9 Apr 1853. It is not known if he was born before or after his father left for Victoria.

In 1855 Mary and their 2 sons travelled from Scotland to join John in Victoria and arrived in Victoria in October 1855.

John’s widowed father William, and his sister Elizabeth, travelled from Scotland to Victoria in 1857 with Elizabeth’s new husband James Pollock arriving in Victoria on 24 Dec 1857.

John Cleland is buried in a grave in the Presbyterian section of Yackandandah Cemetery with both of his wives, 3 of his sons, his father William and his brother William. In an adjoining grave is buried his sister Elizabeth, her husband James Pollock, and one of their sons.

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