[Index]
Alexander Cameron MACDONALD (1796 - 1847)
Children Self + Spouses Parents Grandparents Greatgrandparents
George MACDONALD (1824 - 1924)
Margaret MACDONALD (1826 - 1923)
Alexander Cameron MACDONALD (1828 - 1917)
Peter Fitzallan MACDONALD (1830 - 1919)
Sarah MACDONALD (1832 - 1918)
John Graham MACDONALD (1834 - 1918)
Jane MACDONALD (1836 - 1837)
William MACDONALD (1838 - 1838)
William S MACDONALD (1839 - 1914)
Jane MACDONALD (1842 - 1942)
Charles Hugh MACDONALD (1844 - 1924)
Isabella F MACDONALD (1846 - 1921)
Alexander Cameron MACDONALD (1796 - 1847)

+

Sarah (twin) WARBY (1806 - 1893)
James MACDONALD











Mary STEWART











Alexander Cameron MACDONALD Sarah (twin) WARBY

Alexander Cameron MACDONALD Alexander Cameron MACDONALD Alexander Cameron MACDONALD Alexander Cameron MACDONALD Alexander Cameron MACDONALD Alexander Cameron MACDONALD Alexander Cameron MACDONALD
Alexander Cameron MACDONALD Sarah (twin) WARBY Alexander Cameron MACDONALD Alexander Cameron MACDONALD Alexander Cameron MACDONALD Alexander Cameron MACDONALD Alexander Cameron MACDONALD Alexander Cameron MACDONALD Alexander Cameron MACDONALD
Pic P1. copied from MacDonald Family Tree - ancestry - owner DavidMac142

Pic S1. Ancestry - originally submitted this to BARRON Family Tree on 22 Oct 2009

Pic 1. copied from MacDonald Family Tree - ancestry - owner DavidMac142

Pic 2. copied from MacDonald Family Tree - ancestry - owner DavidMac142

Pic 3. copied from MacDonald Family Tree - ancestry - owner DavidMac142

Pic 4. copied from MacDonald Family Tree - ancestry - owner DavidMac142

Pic 5. copied from MacDonald Family Tree - ancestry - owner DavidMac142

Pic 7. Ancestry - davidmac142

b. 16 Mar 1796 at Edinburgh, Scotland
m. 14 Jan 1822 Sarah (twin) WARBY (1806 - 1893) at Liverpool, NSW, Australia
d. 26 Feb 1847 at Campbelltown, NSW, Australia aged 50
Near Relatives of Alexander Cameron MACDONALD (1796 - 1847)
Relationship Person Born Birth Place Died Death Place Age
Father in Law John WARBY 18 Feb 1767 Cottered, Herefordshire, England 12 Jun 1851 Campbelltown, NSW, Australia 84
Mother in Law Sarah BENTLEY abt 1780 Highgate, London 19 Oct 1869 Campbelltown, NSW, Australia 89

Father James MACDONALD
Step Father Unknown WHITE
Mother Mary STEWART

Self Alexander Cameron MACDONALD 16 Mar 1796 Edinburgh, Scotland 26 Feb 1847 Campbelltown, NSW, Australia 50

Wife Sarah (twin) WARBY 10 Oct 1806 Prospect, Sydney, NSW, Australia 06 Jan 1893 Campbelltown, NSW, Australia 86

Son George MACDONALD 03 Jan 1824 Campbelltown, NSW, Australia 25 Mar 1924 'Glendarrwill', Maude, Victoria, Australia 100
Daughter Margaret MACDONALD 10 Apr 1826 Campbelltown, NSW, Australia 12 Jul 1923 Haberfield, NSW, Australia 97
Son Alexander Cameron MACDONALD 09 Aug 1828 Campbelltown, NSW, Australia 18 Jun 1917 Prahan, Victoria, Australia 88
Son Peter Fitzallan MACDONALD 04 Sep 1830 Campbelltown, NSW, Australia 19 Jun 1919 Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia 88
Daughter Sarah MACDONALD 27 Sep 1832 Campbelltown, NSW, Australia 26 Sep 1918 Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia 85
Son John Graham MACDONALD 05 Sep 1834 Campbelltown, NSW, Australia 29 May 1918 South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 83
Daughter Jane MACDONALD 10 Apr 1836 Campbelltown, NSW, Australia 01 Apr 1837 Campbelltown, NSW, Australia 0
Son William MACDONALD 06 May 1838 Campbelltown, NSW, Australia 13 Sep 1838 Campbelltown, NSW, Australia 0
Son William S MACDONALD 04 Oct 1839 Campbelltown, NSW, Australia 1914 Quirindi, NSW, Australia 75
Daughter Jane MACDONALD 12 Feb 1842 Campbelltown, NSW, Australia 27 Mar 1942 Corowa, NSW, Australia 100
Son Charles Hugh MACDONALD 29 Apr 1844 Campbelltown, NSW, Australia 23 Mar 1924 South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 79
Daughter Isabella F MACDONALD 24 Nov 1846 Campbelltown, NSW, Australia 30 Oct 1921 St Leonards, Sydney, NSW, Australia 74

Daughter in Law Elizabeth Henrietta (DOW DOUSE DOUX) DOWSE abt 1822 New South Wales, Australia 27 Dec 1910 'Glendarrwill', Maude, Victoria, Australia 88
Son in Law Thomas TERRY 1821 Campbelltown, Cumberland 1905 Albury, NSW, Australia 84
Daughter in Law Margaret Rainey ROBERTSON 1901 Prahan, Victoria, Australia
Daughter in Law Julia Louise AYREY 1840 London, England 1920 Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia 80
Son in Law Robert IRVINE abt 1824 Co Fermamagh, Ireland 1862 Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia 38
Son in Law William Adams JACOB 1908 Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia
Daughter in Law Adelaide Mary Anne Amelia GRAHAM 1834 Campbelltown, NSW, Australia 1902 Sydney, NSW, Australia 68
Daughter in Law Esther Elizabeth SAMPSON
Daughter in Law Annie Ruth Ballantyne MCPHEE abt 1861 1913 Mosman, NSW, Australia 52
Son in Law Ross Houston RAMSAY abt 1818 Drumro, Co. Tyrone, Ireland 1886 Corowa, NSW, Australia 68
Daughter in Law Maria RAY 1878 Trinity Bay, Queensland, Australia
Daughter in Law Sarah Nora CORMACK abt 1859 Ireland 1917 "Yabba", Kilcoy, Queensland, Australia 58
Daughter in Law Rose Ethel LANE
Son in Law James Wilson MCIVER abt 1841 Sanquhar, Dumfriesshire, Scotland 1919 Turramurra, NSW, Australia 78

Grandson Alexander Cameron MACDONALD 09 Dec 1845 Campbelltown, NSW, Australia 08 May 1897 Woodstock, Queensland, Australia 51
Granddaughter Mary Ann Sophia MACDONALD 1847 Campbelltown, NSW, Australia 1940 Penrith, NSW, Australia 93
Granddaughter Sarah Jane MACDONALD 1848 Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia 20 May 1899 Lethbridge, Victoria, Australia 51
Granddaughter Elizabeth Henrietta (Berry) MACDONALD 26 Dec 1850 Brewarrina, Murrumbidgee, NSW, Australia 25 Jan 1944 Minerva Creek, Springsure, Queensland, Australia 93
Granddaughter Margaret Isabella MACDONALD 10 Dec 1851 Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia 08 Nov 1944 West Australia, Australia 92
Granddaughter Adelaide Victoria MACDONALD 1852 Campbelltown, NSW, Australia 1947 Queensland, Australia 95
Granddaughter Christine Eliza MACDONALD 1853 04 Jul 1948 Springsure, Queensland 95
Granddaughter Ellen Augusta MACDONALD abt 1858 1923 Northcote, Victoria, Australia 65
Grandson John George MACDONALD 1859 17 Aug 1921 62
Grandson Charles Hugh William MACDONALD 19 Apr 1861 Geelong, Victoria, Australia 10 Jan 1946 Glen Darriwell, Maude, Victoria, Australia 84
Grandson William A J (Jack)MACDONALD 1881 Albury, NSW, Australia 1938 Queensland, Australia 57
Grandson Henry L (Harry) MACDONALD 1882 Balmain, NSW, Australia
Granddaughter Mary M MACDONALD 1885 Kempsey, New South Wales, Australia
Granddaughter Jane (Jean) MACDONALD 1888 Kempsey, New South Wales, Australia
Granddaughter Catherine McLean (Kitty) MACDONALD 1893 Kempsey, New South Wales, Australia 1989 Sydney, NSW, Australia 96
Grandson Donald McPhee MACDONALD 1895 Kempsey, New South Wales, Australia 1970 75
Grandson Jo McLaren (Ian McLaren) MACDONALD 1900 Quirindi, NSW, Australia 1973 73

Nephew Benjamin WARBY abt 1825
Niece Adelaide Mary Anne Amelia GRAHAM 1834 Campbelltown, NSW, Australia 1902 Sydney, NSW, Australia 68

Brother in Law Edward WARBY 1800 Parramatta, NSW, Australia 1804 Parramatta, NSW, Australia 4
Brother in Law William WARBY 1801 Parramatta, NSW, Australia 18 Aug 1885 Hotham, Victoria, Australia 84
Sister in Law Elizabeth WARBY 1802 Parramatta, NSW, Australia 1894 Albury, NSW, Australia 92
Brother in Law John WARBY 1803 Parramatta, NSW, Australia 1826 Campbelltown, NSW, Australia 23
Brother in Law Benjamin WARBY 1805 Liverpool, NSW, Australia 1880 Campbelltown, NSW, Australia 75
Sister in Law Jane Agnes (twin) WARBY 1806 Liverpool, NSW, Australia 1876 Campbelltown, NSW, Australia 70
Brother in Law Charles Cable WARBY 1810 Sydney, NSW, Australia 1876 Bathurst, NSW, Australia 66
Sister in Law Mary Ann WARBY 1813 Sydney, NSW, Australia 1904 Surrey Hills, NSW, Australia 91
Brother in Law Robert George WARBY 1814 Liverpool, NSW, Australia 1853 Albury, NSW, Australia 39
Sister in Law Eliza WARBY 1815 Liverpool, NSW, Australia 1896 Ashfield, NSW, Australia 81
Brother in Law James WARBY 1817 Campbelltown, NSW, Australia 1899 Albury, NSW, Australia 82
Brother in Law Joseph WARBY 1818 Campbelltown, NSW, Australia 1899 Campbelltown, NSW, Australia 81
Brother in Law Richard WARBY 1821 1821 0
Events in Alexander Cameron MACDONALD (1796 - 1847)'s life
Date Age Event Place Notes Src
16 Mar 1796 Alexander Cameron MACDONALD was born Edinburgh, Scotland Note 1 54
1811 15 Other Event Edinburgh, Scotland Note 2
31 Mar 1812 16 Trial Edinburgh Court of Justice Note 3 54
1813 17 Immigration "Fortune 2" to NSW Note 4 54
14 Jan 1822 25 Married Sarah (twin) WARBY (aged 15) Liverpool, NSW, Australia Note 5 8, 52, 54
03 Jan 1824 27 Birth of son George MACDONALD Campbelltown, NSW, Australia Note 6 52, 54
10 Apr 1826 30 Birth of daughter Margaret MACDONALD Campbelltown, NSW, Australia Note 7 52
09 Aug 1828 32 Birth of son Alexander Cameron MACDONALD Campbelltown, NSW, Australia Note 8 52
04 Sep 1830 34 Birth of son Peter Fitzallan MACDONALD Campbelltown, NSW, Australia Note 9 52
27 Sep 1832 36 Birth of daughter Sarah MACDONALD Campbelltown, NSW, Australia Note 10 52
05 Sep 1834 38 Birth of son John Graham MACDONALD Campbelltown, NSW, Australia Note 11 52
10 Apr 1836 40 Birth of daughter Jane MACDONALD Campbelltown, NSW, Australia Note 12 52
01 Apr 1837 41 Death of daughter Jane MACDONALD Campbelltown, NSW, Australia Note 13 52
06 May 1838 42 Birth of son William MACDONALD Campbelltown, NSW, Australia Note 14 52
13 Sep 1838 42 Death of son William MACDONALD Campbelltown, NSW, Australia Note 15 52
04 Oct 1839 43 Birth of son William S MACDONALD Campbelltown, NSW, Australia Note 16 52
12 Feb 1842 45 Birth of daughter Jane MACDONALD Campbelltown, NSW, Australia Note 17 52
29 Apr 1844 48 Birth of son Charles Hugh MACDONALD Campbelltown, NSW, Australia
24 Nov 1846 50 Birth of daughter Isabella F MACDONALD Campbelltown, NSW, Australia Note 18 52
26 Feb 1847 50 Alexander Cameron MACDONALD died Campbelltown, NSW, Australia Note 19 52, 54, 60
Burial Campbelltown, NSW, Australia Presbyterian cemetery
Note 1: Ancestry Trees -
OPR
James McDonald (Burning stationer?) and Mary Stewart his spouse, New Northern kirk parish a son born the 16th current (16/3/1796) named Alexander bapt in Church.
Note 2: MacDonald Family Tree -
Alexander was living with his mother Margaret and his step father John White in Weir's Close, Edinburgh. He was working as a labourer in a brass foundry.
Note 3: Trial for manslaughter - see pictures
Alias Alexander 'White'. Held on board the Prison Hulk 'Retribution'. Convicted on 31 Mar 1812 and sentenced to life for manslaughter. Departed England 03 Dec 1812. Arrived onboard 'Fortune 2' on 11 Jun 1813.
Note 4: Transported for life on the 'Fortune 2' leaving England on 3 Dec 1812 and arr Sydney on 11 Jan 1813
Note 5: Reg No 1822 V B, Liverpool - Sarah Warby and Alexander Mcdonald
St. Luke's church, Liverpool
Note 6: Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922 about George Mcdonald
Name: George Mcdonald
Birth Date: 1824
Father's Name: Alexander Mcdonald
Mother's Name: Sarah
Birth Place: New South Wales
Registration Year: 1824
Registration Place: Campbelltown, New South Wales
Volume Number: V18246516 1B
Note 7: Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922 about Margaret Mcdonald
Name: Margaret Mcdonald
Birth Date: 1826
Father's Name: Alexander Mcdonald
Mother's Name: Sarah
Birth Place: New South Wales
Registration Year: 1826
Registration Place: Campbelltown, New South Wales
Volume Number: V18267662 1C
Note 8: Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922 about Alexander Mcdonald
Name: Alexander Mcdonald
Birth Date: 1828
Father's Name: Alexander Mcdonald
Mother's Name: Sarah
Birth Place: New South Wales
Registration Year: 1828
Registration Place: Campbelltown, New South Wales
Volume Number: V18288794 1C
Note 9: Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922 about Peter Mcdonald
Name: Peter Mcdonald
Birth Date: 1830
Father's Name: Alexander Mcdonald
Mother's Name: Sarah
Birth Place: New South Wales
Registration Year: 1830
Registration Place: Campbelltown, New South Wales
Volume Number: V183010588 IC
Note 10: Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922 about Sarah Mcdonald
Name: Sarah Mcdonald
Birth Date: 1832
Father's Name: Alexander Mcdonald
Mother's Name: Sarah
Birth Place: New South Wales
Registration Year: 1832
Registration Place: Campbelltown, New South Wales
Volume Number: V1832547 16
Note 11: Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922 about John Mcdonald
Name: John Mcdonald
Birth Date: 1834
Father's Name: Alexander Mcdonald
Mother's Name: Sarah
Birth Place: New South Wales
Registration Year: 1834
Registration Place: Campbelltown, New South Wales
Volume Number: V1834689 18
Note 12: Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922 about Jane Mcdonald
Name: Jane Mcdonald
Birth Date: 1836
Father's Name: Alexander Mcdonald
Mother's Name: Sarah
Birth Place: New South Wales
Registration Year: 1836
Registration Place: Campbelltown, New South Wales
Volume Number: V1836921 21
Note 13: Australia Death Index, 1787-1985 about Jane Mc Donald
Name: Jane Mc Donald
Death Date: 1837
Death Place: New South Wales
Registration Year: 1837
Registration Place: Campbelltown, New South Wales
Volume Number: V18372730 21
Note 14: Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922 about William Mcdonald
Name: William Mcdonald
Birth Date: 1838
Father's Name: Alexander Mcdonald
Mother's Name: Sarah
Birth Place: New South Wales
Registration Year: 1838
Registration Place: Campbelltown, New South Wales
Volume Number: V18387 153
Note 15: Australia Death Index, 1787-1985 about William Mc Donald
Name: William Mc Donald
Death Date: 1838
Death Place: New South Wales
Registration Year: 1838
Registration Place: Sydney, New South Wales
Volume Number: V18382540 22
Note 16: Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922 about William Mcdonald
Name: William Mcdonald
Birth Date: 1839
Father's Name: Alexander Mcdonald
Mother's Name: Sarah
Birth Place: New South Wales
Registration Year: 1839
Registration Place: Campbelltown, New South Wales
Volume Number: V183922 153
Note 17: Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922 about Jane Macdonald
Name: Jane Macdonald
Birth Date: 1842
Father's Name: Alexander Macdonald
Mother's Name: Sarah
Birth Place: New South Wales
Registration Year: 1842
Registration Place: Campbelltown, New South Wales
Volume Number: V184232 153
Note 18: Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922 about Isabella Mcdonald
Name: Isabella Mcdonald
Birth Date: 1846
Father's Name: Alexander Mcdonald
Mother's Name: Sarah
Birth Place: New South Wales
Registration Year: 1846
Registration Place: Campbelltown, New South Wales
Volume Number: V18461736 48
Note 19: Reg No V1847412 104 - Campbelltown - no parents given

Townsville Daily Bulletin 5 June 1912
PERSONAL.
Mr T. P. Adlam writes to the Sydney 'Daily Telegraph' as follows: 'Many of your readers will, I feel sure, be interested in perusing a copy of the record of the MacDonald family, well known In New South Wales, Victoria, and Queensland. The MacDonalds, had all survived, would have, numbered 12. There are 10 of them now living, namely, George, age next birthday 89; Margaret 86, Alexander Cameron 84, Peter Fitzalan 82, Sara 80, John Graham 78, William 73, Jane 70, Charles Hugh 68, lsabella 66. A brother of the above died in 1838, and a sister in 1837, each only a few months old. Thus, there has been no death among this generation of the MacDonald family (10 in number) for 74 years. The father of the MacDonalds. Alexander Cameron, who was born in 1797, died In 1847, Sara Warby, the mother, born in 1806, passed away in 1893. Mr John Graham Mac Donald, of Brisbane, and one time of Townsvllle, who was the sixth of the twelve, is in the best of good health, and carries out the duties of his responsible office with a capacity and energy men many years his junior might well envy."' His son, Mr Wm. MacDonald is the well-known solicitor at Hughenden.
Personal Notes:
http://www.convictrecords.com.au/convicts/ship-name/fortune
Alexander Macdonald was on of 200 convicts transported on the 'Fortune' - departure November 1812 for NSW - average sentence was 12 years - 148 life sentences


TICKET OF LEAVE 31/63 [4/4078; Reel 915]
Name - Alex McDonald aka White
Ship - Fortune 2
Master - Walker
Year - 1813
Native Place - Edinburgh
Trade or Calling - labourer - brass founder
Offence - manslaughter
Place of Trial - Edunburgh Court of Justice
Date of Trial - 31 March 1812
Sentence - life
Year of birth - 1794
Height 5 feet 7 inches
Complexion - fair
Hair - brown
Eyes - hazel
Allowed to remain in the District of Airds

TICKETS OF LEAVE
A Ticket of Leave was evidence that a convict was allowed to work outside the "assignment" system. Conditions applied - the convict was confined to a named area, had to report regularly to authorities, and was supposed to attend divine worship each Sunday.
Minor offences could see a Ticket revoked by the magistrates and the holder returned to Government service. Penalties for greater offences were heavier than those for free persons. Ticket holders were not allowed to own land, and until 1843 were allowed to neither own personal property, nor sue (e.g. for wages).
The butts of Tickets issued between 1810 and 1875 have survived. Potentially, each ticket butt gives the following information: prisoner's number, name, ship arrived on, master of ship, year of arrival, native place, trade or calling, offence, place of trial, date of trial, sentence, year of birth, complexion, height, colour of hair, colour of eyes, general remarks, the district prisoner was allocated to, the Bench who recommended him, and the date of issue of ticket. The butts also often annotated with changes of district, conditional pardons, etc.


CONDITIONAL PARDON 1July 1832 - pardon no 132
NSW Convict Pardon 1826-1870
A photocopy of the Conditional or Absolute Pardon granting freedom to a convict. The original pardon was issued to the convict to prove he/she was no longer a convict.
Since convicts with a life sentence were not eligible for a Certificate of Freedom they could instead be granted a Conditional or Absolute Pardon if their behaviour deserved it.
The condition for a Conditional Pardon was that the convict "not return to the country from which he had been transported", whereas an Absolute Pardon did not have this restriction. Imperial and Colonial Pardons were also occasionally granted.

http://members.iinet.net.au/~perthdps/convicts/res-11.html
Tickets of Leave
A Ticket of Leave (TOL) was a document given to convicts when granting them freedom to work and live within a given district of the colony before their sentence expired or they were pardoned. TOL convicts could hire themselves out or be self-employed. They could also acquire property. Church attendance was compulsory, as was appearing before a Magistrate when required. Permission was needed before moving to another district and 'passports' were issued to those convicts whose work required regular travel between districts. Convicts applied through their masters to the Bench Magistrates for a TOL and needed to have served a stipulated portion of their sentence:
- 7 year terms needed 4 years service with 1, or 5 years with 2 masters
- 14 years needed 6 years with 1, 8 years with 2 or 12 years with 3 masters
- Lifers needed 8 years with 1, 10 years with 2 or 12 years with 3 masters
TOL documents record the convict's number, name, ship, year of arrival, the master of the ship, native place, trade or calling, offence, place and date of trial, sentence, year of birth, physical description, the district the prisoner was allocated to, the granting Bench, the date of issue, and further remarks about Conditional Pardons and district changes. Registers of Tickets of Leave 1824 to 1827 (with index) are included in the SAONSW Genealogical Research Kit. Records of applications for replacement tickets and records of passport tickets for convicts moving between districts from 1835 to 1869 were also kept and are held by the SAONSW.
Conditional Pardons
Conditional Pardons (CP) freed convicts and were granted on the condition that convicts did not return to England or Ireland. Original copies of the pardons were sent to England and duplicates remained in Australia. Copies were also given to convicts as a proof of pardon. Conditional Pardon records give date, name, where and when tried, sentence, ship and date of arrival. Later records may also give master, native place, trade or calling, offence, sentence, year of birth and a physical description. Copies of butts of Conditional Pardons (1824-1827) and Conditional Pardons registered by the Colonial Secretary (1826-1870) are available. An alphabetical register of pardons (1828-1862) is on microfilm as well as a register of Colonial Pardons from 1788 to 1867.


Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton) 24 Aug 1912
UNIQUE FAMILY RECORD.
New South Wales can produce many instances of long-lived families, says the "Sydney Mail" of the 21st instant; but it is doubtful whether the record of any family can beat that of the Macdonalds, as disclosed by the following figures. Of the family of twelve, all of whom were born in the county of Cumberland, New South Wales, two died in infancy; but the remaining ten are all alive and hearty, though the aggregate of their ages at the present date is 779 years.
Since there was a death in this family seventy-four years have elapsed..
The eldest, Mr. George Macdonald, who is eighty-nine, lives at Glendarriwell, near Geelong ; the second, Margaret, at Wahroonga, Albury; and the others in order of age are as fellow: -
Alexander, Yaarooga, Kew ;
Peter, Rockhampton ;
Sara, Wagga Wagga ;
John, Brisbane;
William, New South Wales;
Jane, Lavender Bay, Sydney;
Charles, Kilcoy , Queensland ;
and Isabella, Turramurra, North Sydney.

Here is the record in tabulated form :

George Macdonald .. Jan. 3. 1824 80
Margaret Macdonald April 10, 1826 87
Alexander Cameron Macdonald Aug. 9, 1828 84
Peter Fitzalan Macdonald Sept. 4, 1830 82
Sara Macdonald Sept. 27, 1832 80
John Graham Macdonald Sept. 5, 1834 78
## Jean Macdonald April 10 1836 --
## William Macdonald June 6 1838 --
William Macdonald Oct. 14, 1839 73
Jane Macdonald Feb. 12, 1842 71
Charles Hugh Macdonald April 29, 1844 69
Isabella Macdonald Nov. 24, 1846 66

Aggregate years 779
## Died Ap. 1, 1837.
## Died Sept. 13, 1838.

***********************
Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton) 4 July 1924
SIXTY YEARS IN QUEENSLAND.
MEMORABLE PIONEERS.
By J. T. S. Bird
No. 67. THE MACDONALD FAMILY

Subsequent to the sketch published ssome months ago about the late Mr Peter Fitzallan MacDonald, formerly of Yaamba Station, and "Morning-tide", Rockhampton, who, with the Archer family, so largely participated in the exploration and settlement of Rockhampton and district, the writer received a letter from Mr. H. L. Ryder, of Boonah, repeating particulars of the MacDonald family that had been published by the "World's News", on February, 1924.

Though a considerable portion of the information the letter contained had previously been published in the sketch referred to, there are interesting additional particulars, and therefore the writer gives the informative letter in full. The old generations are passing away after long lives of activity and enterprise, and the present generation are not likely to learn too much of those hardy pioneers of both sexes, who struggled so strenuously and successfully to make this great country what it now is.
The "World's News" wrote :-" The Scottish Highlanders are a race that have from time immemorial been noted for their longevity. It would appear that some of their descendants in Australia are going to keep up the reputation of their forefathers. A notable instance is Mr. G. MacDonald, who celebrated his hundredth birthday on January 3, at Lethbridge, Victoria. He was born in 1824, at Campbelltown, New South Wales, and is one of a family of ten children, all of whom reached advanced ages. Mr Macdonald claims to be the oldest Australian Native living. He at one time was engaged in pastoral pursuits, and during the forties was manager of Mr. S. Faithful's Brewarrina sheep station, on the Murrumbidgee River. In 1876 he purchased the Glendarriwell Estate from his brother, the late Mr. A. C. MacDonald. F.R.G.S., and has resided there ever since. Mr. MacDonald is in full possession of his faculties and until quite recently was able to transact all his business. He still has all his teeth." This fine old centenarian, however, was not destined to add to his years for he died on March 2?, 1924. During his earlier days George MacDonald, like most of the earlier settlers in Australia, did some exploring, as well as travelling overland with stock. For the 1st fifty years of his life he resided on his valuable Glendarriwell Estate, which is situated
near the township of Mandee, Victoria.

The second son of this notable family was Peter Fitzallen MacDonald, who was born in 1830, and died on June 19,1919, in his ninetieth year. He was
a noted explorer and bushman in the early days. An owner of large station and town properties, and for many years a member of the Queensland House of Assembly.

The third son was A.C. MacDonald, who was born in 1828. In his young days he was an explorer and overlander, and likewise a surveyor. At the time of his death, and for many years previously, he had been engaged in business in Melbourne. The date of his death is not stated.

John G. MacDonald, so well-known in Rockhampton and the Central and Northern districts, was born in 1831. He was always a prominent character in public life. Like his brothers he engaged in exploring and pastoral occupation, in partnership with the late Sir John Robertson. He was a notable Stipendiary Magistrate for forty years, and during all that lengthy experience he only had three appeals against his decisions, two of which were dismissed. At one period he was a Gold Commisioner in charge of one of the Northern fields. He died on May 28, 1918, aged eighty-four years.

William MacDonald, was the fifth son, and was born in 1839. Like his brothers in his younger days William was engaged in pastoral pursuits, which included some exploring work in Queensland, and the management of stations. Later in life he was appointed Assistant Commissioner of Crown Lands for the Murrumbidgee District of New South Wales. When that office was abolished, Mr. MacDonaId was transferred to other important Government positions, where he remained till the date of his retirement from the Public Service. He died on May 17, 1912, aged seventy-three years.

The sixth son was Charles Hugh MacDonald, who was born in 1844. Following the example of his older brothers, Charles took up pastoral pursuits, which included overlanding with stock and station management, as well as exploring work. He was the senior Gold Warden when the Palmer Gold Rush look place in 1874. Later he left the Government Service and became manager of Dotswood and Yabba Yabba stations for the Queensland National Bank, Limited, and the Queensland National Pastoral Company, Limited. After retiring from the service of the latter company, Mr. MacDonald took up his residence in Brisbane. When visiting relatives in Boonah, some sixty miles from the metropolis, and after making several trips through the surrounding country, he expressed the opinion that the scenery and its general effect, surpassed anything he had seen in any other part of Queensland. As he had practically travelled through all parts of Queensland he should have been able to express reliable opinion on the subject.
Charles MacDonald died on March 20, 1924, aged eighty years.

Margaret MacDonald, whose married name is not given, was born on April 20, 1826. . She married and had twelve children, six sons and six daughters, of whom five sons and three daughters are still living. This fine old lady died on July 12, 1923, in her ninety-eighth year. With reference to the sons in the foregoing list, it may be remarked that they were all noted horsemen, and excellent judges of all kinds of stock. They held positions as judges at various Pastoral and Agricultural Societies' shows in the country districts. Their experience in country life and what they encountered in the way of difficulties and hardships in early times can easily be imagined, and would make a volume of thrilling incidents.

When the MacDonalds first came to Queensland there were thousands of wild, uncivilised aborigines roaming the bush, and were frequently making brutal attacks on settlers. At times these attacks were only overcome by devices and strategy. Schemes were devised to frighten the blacks, or to lead them to believe the settlers were well armed with rifles and a good number present. In early times there were few educational advantages, the schools being few and far between. These and other drawbacks impeding the early years in life at which they tackled the problems of the bush, makes it almost marvellous that any of them should have succeeded to live at all, instead of everyone making a success.
Source References:
8. Type: Marriage Certificate, Abbr: Marriage Certificate, Title: Marriage Certificate
- Reference = (Marriage)
52. Type: Australia Birth Marriage Death Index 1787 - 1985 Record
- Reference = (Death)
- Reference = (Marriage)
54. Type: Web Page, Abbr: Ancestry Family Trees, Title: Ancestry Family Trees, Auth: Ancestry.com
- Reference = (Marriage)
- Reference = (Other Event)
- Reference = (Birth)
- Reference = (Immigration)
- Reference = (Death)
60. Type: Newspaper, Title: Trove, http://trove.nla.gov.au
- Reference = (Death)
- Notes: Townsville Daily Bulletin 5 June 1912
PERSONAL.
Mr T. P. Adlam writes to the Sydney 'Daily Telegraph' as follows: 'Many of your readers will, I feel sure, be interested in perusing a copy of the record of the MacDonald family, well known In New South Wales, Victoria, and Queensland. The MacDonalds, had all survived, would have, numbered 12. There are 10 of them now living, namely, George, age next birthday 89; Margaret 86, Alexander Cameron 84, Peter Fitzalan 82, Sara 80, John Graham 78, William 73, Jane 70, Charles Hugh 68, lsabella 66. A brother of the above died in 1838, and a sister in 1837, each only a few months old. Thus, there has been no death among this generation of the MacDonald family (10 in number) for 74 years. The father of the MacDonalds. Alexander Cameron, who was born in 1797, died In 1847, Sara Warby, the mother, born in 1806, passed away in 1893. Mr John Graham Mac Donald, of Brisbane, and one time of Townsvllle, who was the sixth of the twelve, is in the best of good health, and carries out the duties of his responsible office with a capacity and energy men many years his junior might well envy."' His son, Mr Wm. MacDonald is the well-known solicitor at Hughenden.