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Peter Maggs, Ralph Magill, James Maginnes, John Magrath, James Maher, Thomas Maher, William Maher,
James Mahood, Thomas Main, John Mains, Alex Mair, Alexander Malcolm,


Peter Maggs

Peter Magg/Maggs from Derbyshire wed 1872 #996 to Martha Stubbs
5 Children 1. Robert Frederick William Magg 1872 #25532
2. Mary Alice Maggs 1875 #18461
3. Francis Edward Maggs 1877 #17741 - 1877 #9095 lived 6 days
4. Bertram William Maggs 1878 #24887
5. Mabel Emma Maggs 1881 #25421
6. Winifred Ellen Maggs 1885 #5194
1. Robert Frederick William Maggs 1872 #25532 wed Annie Wilson
2 Children 1. Mabel Elma Freda Maggs 1899 #21386
2. Robt Fred Wm Maggs 1901 #5941
1. Mary Alice Maggs 1875 #18461 wed 1896 #2252 to William Murdock
4. Bertram William Maggs 1878 #24887 wed 1899 #3440 to Violet Blanche Cunningham 1883 #5517
1 Child 1. Chas Williams Maggs 1900 #5761

Ralph Magill

Ralph Magill came aged 25 in June 1857 on the Red Jacket and wed 1865 #4070 to Ann Jane Gilmore and lived at Ballarat, Burrumbeet, Ballan, Poowong
7 Children 1. Ellen Jane Magill 1866 #19308
2. Sarah Magill 1868 #21988
3. Mary Magill 1870 #13213
4. John Ralph Magill 1872 #6741
5. Isabella Magill 1873 #21582
6. William Magill 1876 #13473
7. Susannah Agnes Magill 1882 #4566
6. William John Magill 1876 #13473 wed 1888 #7744 to Malvina Willey 1865 #6891

James Maginnes

James Maginnes wed 1860 #3998 to Mary Jane Lamerock/Lamrock possibly daughter of Mathilda McGee and Samuel Lamrock, lived at Benalla and after 1875 at Dookie
13 Children 1. Matilda Maginnes 1861 #10668
2. William John Miginnes 1863 #6404
3. Margaret Magennis 1865 #6910
4. Harriet Louisa Magennis 1867 #20239
5. Rebecca Lillian Maginnis 1869 #6992 wed 1900 #3395 to Wm Cunningham Uhthoff
6. Leslie Jas Chas Maginness 1871 #14305
7. Samuel Cuthbert Maginnis 1874 #760
8. Annie Maud Magennis 1876 #15595
9. Mabel Magennis 1879 #2044 - 1880 #6769 lived 2 years
10. Robert Magennis 1880 #22014
11. Clara Magenniss 1882 #2013
12. Claude Henry Magennis 1884 #8856
13. Daisy Maginnis 1886 #16826 (mother Lamrook)
1. Matilda Maginnes wed 1892 to Alfred Germaine, 4 children
2. William John Maginnes 1863 #6404 wed 1884 #2074 to Elizabeth Dowd 1858 #8951 dau of Elizabeth McGivern and John Dowd, of Rutherglen
3 Children 1. William Howard Dowd Magennis 1884 #13135
2. Lily Irene Magennis 1888 #4034
3. Thekla Lilla Magennis 1890 #14286 born at Katandra
3. Margaret Magennis 1865 #6910 wed 1885 #3933 to John Donaldson born in Portland, possibly John 1846 #8025 son of Elizabeth Todd and James Donaldson baptised Portland Presbyterian Church

John Magrath

John Magrath wed 1865 #2741 to Ellen Ahern (Aharn, Ahearn) and lived first at Creswick, appear to have not registered the first few children, and Nora, who gave South Australia as their birthplace
8 Children 1. Ellen Magrath 1860 - 1948 #88 aged 78 wed Smith
2. Margt Mary Magrath 1872 - 1947 #1379 aged 75
3. Catherine Magrath 1873 #27049 lived 2 years
4. John Augustine Magrath 1875 #15165 - 1939 #493 aged 63
5. Annie Magrath 1879 #1882 lived 8 months
6. Nora Teresa Magrath 1880
7. Agnes Magrath 1883 #22855 - 1951 #12243 aged 68 wed Farrell
8. Catharine Ann Magrath 1889 #20710 - 1966 #22672 aged 76 wed Grenfell
1. Ellen Magrath 1860 - 1948 #88 aged 78 wed 1892 #3153 to Jos Morris and later wed Smith
6. Nora Teresa Magrath 1880 - 1955 #8687 aged 75, wed 1908 #3397 to Allan Ranald Comrie 1878 died aged 40, 2 children

James Maher

James Maher aged 27 came Sep 1857 on the John Linn with Margt Maher aged 26.
James Maher and Margaret Barry lived at Kew, later Hawthorn
9 Children 1. Honora Maher 1861 #18429
2. Mary Maher 1863 #2706 - 1943 #12017 aged 78, wed Nickson
3. Thomas Maher 1864 #21461
4. David Maher 1866 #21786 - 1937 #8109 aged 72
5. James Maher 1869 #16013 - 1927 #11924 aged 59
6. John Maher 1870 #9152
7. William Maher 1871 #23752
8. Margaret Maher 1872 #23730
9. Denis Maher 1880 - 1936 #6474 aged 56
2. Mary Maher 1863 #2706 - 1943 #12017 aged 78, wed 1890 #5545 to Frederick Lorenzo Nickson born Sandhurst, lived at Box Hill, Bendigo
5 Children 1. Katie Louisa Nickson 1891 #9599
2. Arth Jno Nickson 1895 #26844 -- 1922 #13881 aged 26
3. Alfd Regd Nickson 1897 #16620
4. Mary Elizth Nickson 1899 #24296 - 1900 #586 lived 1 month
5. David Victor Nickson 1900 #30363 - 1958 #274 aged 57
4. David Maher 1865 #21786 - 1937 #8109 aged 72, wed 1894 #184 to Martha Jane Bellchambers 1868 #11778 - 1947 #6813 aged 78, and lived in Kew
3 Children 1. David Thomas Maher 1894 #30462 - 1974 #18346 aged 79
2. Walter Maher 1897 #20344 - 1971 #18469 aged 74
3. Stanley Frederick Maher 1899 #27634 - 1985 #05446 aged 85

Thomas Maher

Thomas Maher wed 1846 #40080 to Mary Ann Healy/Haley at St Francis RC Church Melbourne, and lived at
2 Children 2. Norah Francis Maher 1849 - 1875 #559 aged 26
2. Bridget Maher 1859 #20611
1. Norah Francis Maher 1849 - 1875 #559 aged 26 wed 1869 #4049 to John Thomas Colston

William Maher

William Maher came c1864 with Mary Ann Thompson and Mary and lived at Majorca
2 Children 1. Mary Ann Maher 1858 - 1893 #7025 aged 35
2. James Maher 1865 #3231
Mary Ann Maher 1858 - 1893 #7025 aged 35, wed 1881 #3073 to Daniel James Sloane 1852 #31924 - 1933 #353 aged 83 died at Sth Melbourne, and lived in Melbourne, 5 Children

James Mahood

The Condor came Jan 1853 with 235 passengers including James Mahood aged 23
James Mahood wed 1859 #4273 to Esther Adams and lived at Purnim, Warrnambool then at Laen
10 children 1. Mary Ann Mahood 1862 #5607
2. Agnes Mahood 1863 #23574
3. Jane Mahood 1865 #25532
4. Margaret Mahood 1867 #25287
5. John Mahood 1870 #20109
6. Matilda Adams Mahood 1872 #27072
7. Esther Mahood 1876 #19468
8. Sarah Mahood 1879 #2019
9. Ellen Mahood 1882 #3696
10. Barbara Mahood 1883 #24493
1. Mary Ann Mahood 1862 #5607 wed 1886 #6432 to Archibald Wilson Allen born in County Antrim
2. Agnes Mahood 1863 #23574 wed 1888 #3283 to William Jones
3. Jane Mahood 1865 #25532 wed 1892 #2960 to William Hillgrove 1861 #22273, and lived at Wirrembirchip, 4 children

Thomas Main

Thomas Campbell Main 1834 - 1872 #5624 (around July) aged 38, son of Agnes Wilson and John Main of Ayreshire, Scotland wed 1867 #4067 in Ballarat to Isabella Wood
Isabella Wood born Geelong 2nd Feb. 1846 bapt. Presbyterian Geelong - indexed as 1848 #8391, daughter of Isabella Tough 1826 - 1866 and John Wood. 5 years after Thomas died 1872 she wed John Fairrish
3 Children 1. William Main 1868 #5476
2. Agnes Isabella Main 1870 #11632
3. Thomas Main 1872 #12054 (born about May) in Scarsdale

John Mains

John Mains 1810 - 1882 #4802 aged 72,came c1854 with Margaret Irvine 1820 - 1885 #9281 aged 65 from Paisley with children
3 Children 1. Margaret Mains 1849 - 1881 #2457 aged 33
2. Thomas Mains c1852
3. Archibald Mains 1855 #6634 - 1855 #5358 lived 5 months
1. Margaret Mains 1849 - 1881 #2457 aged 33 wed 1869 #938 to Robert Harris and lived at Cheltenham
Margaret Mains wed 1879 #2457 to Peter Ernest Stoffer from Germany and she died about 2 years later aged 33
4 Children 1. Alice Harris 1869 #21190
2. Eliza Harris 1872 #1324 lived 2 weeks
3. Andrew Henry Harris 1873 #4390
4. Eliza Jane Harris 1875 #21706
2. Thomas Mains c1852 wed 1884 #3395 to Emma Parsons from London
2 Children 1. Thomas George Mains 1885 #8739
2. Adah Mary Margaret Mains 1887 #9703
Geo Thos Mains, who could be Thomas George Mains 1885 #8739 son of Emma Parson and Thomas Mains born at Cheltenham, wed 1914 #149 to Elizabeth Rickard 1885 #7015

Alex Mair

Alex Mair wed 10 Jul 1846 at Forres, Moray, Scotland to Jane Ann Simon/Symon, and lived at Forres, Moray, Scotland
9 Children 1. Margaret Mair 16 Jun 1847 Christening: 20 Jun 1847
2. James Mair 07 Apr 1849 Christening: 23 Apr 1849
3. Alexander Mair 11 Nov 1850 Christening: Nov 1850
4. Elizabeth Symon Mair 08 Oct 1852 Christening: 17 Oct 1852
5. John Mair 05 Aug 1854 Christening: 27 Aug 1854
6. Jane Ann Mair Birth: 21 Aug 1857
7. Jessie Symon Mair Birth: 02 Sep 1859
8. Mary Mair Birth: 31 Oct 1861
9. George William Mair Birth: 30 Apr 1864

From on Fri, 04 May 2007
Hi Elizabeth,
I was pleased to find one of my ancestors (Ellen Sandilands) mentioned on your web site and I wonder if you have any other info regarding her.
Ellen's parents are my gg grandparents, Alexander Sandilands and Elizabeth Rule. The documentary evidence I have found confirms the name of her parents and gives her name as Helen and the birth/baptismal date as 14 July 1848.
I have the names of Ellen's siblings and their birth/baptismal dates but I wonder if any of her siblings or relatives also emigrated to Australia.
I am related to Ellen through her sister Elizabeth Sandilands.

Ellen Sandilands aged 32 came Sep 1885 on the Loch Ryan, also on board was John Mair aged 30 - note both dropped their ages!
So they met before and eloped to have a wedding in Victoria in 1885, or met on ship and wed as soon as they landed.
Sad they could not have a child, and that Ellen died 3 years after they arrived.
Looks like second wife had the Rh blood factor as only the first 2 children lived, others died in first months, suggesting they were 'blue babies'

John Symon Mair 05 Aug 1854 - 1911 #12434 aged 53, son of Jane Ann Simon and Alex Mair died at Chewton, from Scotland wed 1885 #4822 to Ellen Sandilands 1850 - 1888 #16007 aged 38, daughter of Elizabeth Rule and Alex Sandiland of Scotland, and lived at St Kilda
John Simon Mair wed 1890 #4364 to Louisa Kate Goold/Gould 1864 #10160 - 1953 #14029 aged 89. They moved to Bendigo before infant Fred's birth and death
6 Children 1. Louisa Kate Jane Ann Mair 1891 #17447
2. John Alexr Thomas Mair 1892 #27646 - 1976 #14971 aged 84
3. Mary Helen Sandiland Mair 1893 #31231 lived 1 year
4. Freda Grace Gertrude Mair 1894 #33252 lived 3 months
5. Fred Rowallen Gordon Mair 1895 #26911 lived 1 month
6. James Gordon Douglas Mair 1901 #2140 lived 1 month
John Alexr Thomas Mair 1892 #27646 - 1976 #14971 aged 84, wed 1920 #6133 to Irene Myrtle Salathiel 1890
2 Children 1. John Laughlin Mair 1920 #36469
2. Alex Mair died 1925 #4631

Alexander Malcolm

The James Brown arrived January 1853 with over 500 Assisted British Immigrants, including Alexander Malcolm aged 31, Charlotte Malcolm aged 34 and two infants Alexander and Mary Ann both aged 1 year
Alexander born in Nottingham died 1853 #1957 aged 2, and a son William Frederick was born 1859 #3112, both with their mother listed as Charlotte Sheet/Sheat.
Alexander Malcolm wed Mar 1850 to Charlotte Sheat, in the UK district of Cuckfield, Vol 7, page 419
Extract from the Liverpool Times Aug 3, 1854 - the Indian Ocean a ship of 1080 tons owned by HR Hoskins left London July 8 bound for Portland Bay, arriving in Portland, Victoria on 6th October, 1854 with 427 Assisted British Immigrants including Margaret and Alexander Malcolm who both gave their ages as 19.
Alexander Stewart Malcolm wed 07 May 1854 at Abbotshall, Fife, Scotland and also on 19 May 1854 at Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland, and came October 1854 on the Indian Ocean with Margaret Lessels/Leslie and settled at Hamilton
9 children 1. Catherine Malcolm 1855 #11353
2. Elizabeth Malcolm 1858 #3107
3. Margaret Malcolm 1860 #3679
4. David Malcolm 1862 #1402
5. Ellen Malcolm 1863 #19490
6. Eliza Ann Malcolm 1866 #2497
7. George Alexander Malcolm 1868 #2967
8. John Malcolm 1870 #9080
9. Minnie Leslie Malcolm 1874 #2819
1. Catherine Malcolm 1855 #11353 wed 1875 #1438 to William Samuel Edwards from Essex and lived at Sandridge, 8 children
4. Eliza Ann Malcolm 1866 #2497 - 1931 wed 23 Dec 1891 to John William George


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