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William McMahen - Bounty Pioneers

From my Came Before 1849 page with Key
Margaret Keys 16 dau of George (single woman 9) Farm servant Prot reads Tyrone, came 22 Oct 1841 on the Catherine Jamieson
Margaret Keys wed William Mcmahen in 1846 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
From page with McMah*n,
William Mcmahon, 27, Labourer, Prot both Dumbartonshire, arrived 26 Jan 1842 from Greenock on the Robert Benn
William Mcmahen wed Margaret Keys in 1846 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong;
William Mcmahen and Margaret baptised Eliza Jane 1847
Directory 1847 grocer, Flinders lane
William McMahon Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
William McMahen 1811 - 1892 #14965 aged 81, son of Ann Moore and James McMahen, died at Mordialloc, wed 1846 #1939 to Margaret Keys 1831 - 1894 #3186 aged 62, at Presbyterian Church of Melbourne & Geelong and lived at Melbourne, died at Mordialloc
11 Children 1. Eliza Jane McMahen 1847 #10377
2. James McMahen 1848 #10501 - 1878 #8041 lived 30 years,
3. Robert McMahen 1850 #10834 - 1923 #9988 aged 73
4. Ann Jane McMahen 1852 #11218
5. Margt Mcmahen 1855 - 1941 #12448 aged 86
6. John Mcmahen 1857 - 1933 #5200 aged 75
7. Thomas Mcmahen 1860 - 1931 #8396 aged 71
8. Mary Jane Mcmahen 1861 - 1937 #10278 aged 76 wed Lowden
9. William George McMahen c1854 - 1924 #11390 aged 71
10. Charles Alfred McMahen 1868 #14972 - 1869 #1056 lived 6 months
11. Charles McMahen 1871 - 1872 #648 lived 34 weeks
2. James McMahen 1848 #10501 - 1878 #8041 lived 30 years, wed 1877 #2201 to Elizabeth Jane Lowden 1855-1940 #3002 aged 85,
Elizabeth Jane McMahen wed 1880 #4189 to William James Ambery 1857 #16513 - 1943 aged 85, son of Mary Graham and William Ambery of Carisbrook and lived at Prahran
William Ambery aged 23, a miner from West Dean, Gloucester, came on the ship John Banks, 765 tons, Captain James Walker, from Plymouth 16th February 1855, arrived at Port Adelaide, South Australia 28th May 1855, with Mary Graham aged 20
1 Child 1. Ethel May McMahen 1877 #22966 - 1941 #13077 aged 64
3 Children 2. William James Graham Ambery 1881 #18654 - 1884 #2409 lived 2 years
3. Sarah Elizabeth Ambery 1884 #19605 - 1908
4. William James Oswald Ambery 1886 #12980 - 1918
1. Ethel May McMahen 1877 #22966 - 1941 #13077 aged 64, wed 1897 #James Jackson Martindale 1866 - 1927 from Newcastle
5 Children 1. Ethel Elizth Renwick Martindale 1898 #8955
2. Doris Jackson Martindale 1899 #22465
3. James London Martindale 1901 #14446 - 1914 lived 13 years
4. Thelma Hallam Martindale 1903 - 1968 #12854 aged 65
5. Norma Martindale 1906 - 1934 #4576 aged 27
1. Thelma Hallam Martindale 1903 - 1968 #12854 aged 65, wed Francis George Hosking 1899 #8642 - 1977 #27283 aged 78, son of Mary Ann McIver and Francis Hosking of Bungeeluke North
1 Child 1. Glen Ivan Hosking 1925 - 1977 #13651 aged 52
3. Robert McMahen 1850 #10834 - 1923 #9988 aged 73 wed 1879 #4029 to Sarah Lowden/Louden 1855 - 1904 aged 49, from Armagh and lived at Dandenong
5 Children 1. Mabel Lillian McMahen 1880 #21879
2. Robert Graham McMahen 1882 #1911
3. James Albert McMahon 1884 #16170 - 1968 #11014 aged 83
4. Margaret Ruby McMahon 1886 #17523 - 1935 #494 aged 48, wed Winstone
5. William Herbert Lowden McMahen 1888 #19656
5. Margt Mcmahen 1855 - 1941 #12448 aged 86, wed James Lowden and lived at Cheltenham, 5 Children
9. William George McMahen c1854 wed 1879 #2633 to Matilda Ann Saunders 1856 #836

Michael McManamny

Michael McManamny 1884 #3515 aged 54, son of Ann McCabe and Herbert McManamny died at Ballarat, came c1862 with Mary Maher 1870 #99 aged 32, daughter of Margaret and Patrick Maher of Tipperary, and lived at Ballarat
3 Children 1. Hubert John McManamny 1862 #6321
2. Patrick McManamny 1864 #6570
3. Annie Mary McManamny 1866 - 1917 #4634 aged 51
3. Annie Mary McManamny 1866 - 1917 #4634 aged 51, wed 1884 #5624 to George Mackay Fitch 1854 - 1921 #10585 aged 67 born in London and died at Kyabram, 3 children

Andrew Mcmaster

See my web page about Alexander McMaster who wed 1832 to Mary Anne Espline in London

Thomas Mcmaster

Thomas Mcmaster's arrival is also recorded at my pages recording the First Settlers of Melbourne and Port Phillip
The detail - that family came from Cornwall, appears to be where they had travelled to, before going on to Greenock to be part of the 229 Government emigrants making up the passenger list. Both Mary and James said they were born in Dumfries, when they wed.

Thomas Mcmaster 43 with wife Isabella 39, and 5 chn, Boat Builder Cornwall, (who employed him in Melbourne) unknown, came Oct 1839 on the David Clark
Mrs Mcmaster 39 wife of Thomas, with Isabella 15, Robert 10, Jane 8, James 6, Margaret 3, came Oct 1839 on the David Clark
Thomas Mcmaster and Margaret baptised Julia 1840, Thomasina 1843
Thomas McMasters, of Portland Bay granted a Hawker's License. Source - Port Phillip Herald 8 Jul 1845
8 Children 1. Mary Mcmaster c1824 - 1888 #395 aged 63
2. Isabella Mcmaster 15, c1826
3. Robert Mcmaster 10, c1829
4. Jane Mcmaster 8, c1830
5. James Mcmaster 6, c1832 - 1898 #14980 aged 62
6. Margaret Mcmaster 3, c1835
7. Julia Mcmaster 1840 - 1894 #4733 aged 54
8. Thomasina Mcmaster 1843
1. Mary Mcmaster c1824 recorded as Margaret Mcmaster 16, House servant, Dumfries, employed by Mr Rees, came Oct 1839 on the David Clark
The girl on the passenger list as Margaret McMaster appears to be
Mary Mcmaster wed 1841 #638 to David Dunlop at Presbyterian, Melbourne & Geelong
Mary Elizabeth Dunlop 1825 - 1888 #395 aged 63, daughter of Margaret Thomson and Thomas Mcmaster, died at Beechworth
David Colquhoun Dunlop 1820 - 1887 #5267 aged 67, parents unknown, died at Beechworth, no known children
2. Isabella Mcmaster 15, c1826, wed 1846 #1927 to John James at Presbyterian, Melbourne & Geelong
5 Children 1. Frederick James 1849 #32285 born in Geelong, christened at Methodist / Wesleyan, Geelong
2. Mary James 1854 #1336 born in Collingwood
3. Samuel James 1857 #12979
4. Thomas James 1859 #17111
5. William James 1862 #21475 born in Kyneton
3. Robert Mcmaster 10, c1829, wed 1853 #29875 to Susan Smith at Church of England, St Peters, Melbourne and lived at Ballarat
7 Children 1. Susan Mcmaster 1854 #2338
2. George Thompson Mcmaster 1856 #4830 - 1859 #3824 lived 1 year
3. Reuben Storey Mcmaster 1860 #13458 - 1862 #463 lived 1 year
4. Thomas Mcmaster 1862 #18744 - 1867 #4561 lived 4 years
5. Margaret Mcmaster 1865 #462
6. Robert Mcmaster 1867 #363
7. Jessie Mcmaster 1869 #13615
5. James Thomson Mcmaster came 1839 aged 6, c1832, 1836 - 1898 #14980 aged 62, son of Margaret Thomson and Thomas Mcmaster, born in Dumfries, died at Beechworth, wed 1879 #4389 to Rosina Angelina Smith and lived at Beechworth
7 Children 1. Rose Mary Mcmaster 1881 #567
2. Minnie Mcmaster 1882 #13838 - 1962 #1486 aged 79
3. Ethel May Mcmaster 1884 #14602
4. William James Mcmaster 1886 #15810
5. Ada Isabel Mcmaster 1891 #9132
6. Elsie Maud Mcmaster 1896 #8839 - 1975 #21369 aged 80
7. Emma Theresa Mcmaster 1889 #721 - 1955 #14026 aged 67, wed Marchbank
2. Minnie Mcmaster 1882 #13838 - 1962 #1486 aged 79, wed David Higgo Main 1876 #6994 - 1956 #11105 aged 80, son of Margaret Blakely and George Main
2 Children 1. David Maxwell Main 1911 - 1968 #2231 aged 56
2. Noel Mcmaster Main 1921 - 1969 #7593 aged 48
6. Elsie Maud Mcmaster 1896 #8839 - 1975 #21369 aged 80, wed Thomas Mason
1 Child 1. Jno Mcmaster Mason 1929 - 1937 #10459 lived 8 years
6. Margaret Macmaster 3, c1835 - 1894 #4733 aged 54, died at Barnawartha, wed 1856 #1963 to William Cross Smith and lived at Buckland, then after 1867 at Beechworth
8 Children 1. William James Smith 1857 #3959 at Beechworth (mother Margaret McMasters)
2. Lillias Julia Smith 1858 #19947 - 1937 #4123 aged 80, at Buckland (mother Margaret McMaster)
3. Samuel David Smith 1860 #5277
4. James Thomas Smith 1861 #23348
5. Edwin Mcmaster Smith 1864 - 1923 #6378 aged 59
6. Mary Elizabeth Smith 1865 #13747 - 1937 #7964 aged 72, wed King
7. Thomas Smith 1868 #925 at Beechworth
8. Albert Ernest Smith 1869 #20630
9. Thomas Alexander Smith 1872 #691
1. Lillias Julia Smith 1858 #19947 - 1937 #4123 aged 80, wed 1881 #763 to William Lewis and lived at Beechworth
5 Children 1. Emily Elizabeth Lewis 1884 #7224
2. William John Lewis 1885 #7742
3. Lily Mary Lewis 1887 #16977
4. Twin Margaret Emma Lewis 1891 #734
5. Twin Joseph Edwin Lewis 1891 #735 - 1891 #4827 lived 7 weeks
8. Thomas Alexander Smith 1872 #691 wed 1899 #1843 to Marie Louise Chambeyron 1878 - 1944 #6958 aged 66, dau of Eugenie Forrestier and Claude Chambeyron
7. Julia Mcmaster 1840 as Lilly McMaster wed 1862 #373 to William Coulton Smith Lillias Julia Smith nee Mcmaster 1840 - 1894 #4733 aged 54 dau of Margaret Thompson and Thomas Mcmaster, lived at Growlers Creek then at Barnawartha
8 Children 1. Mary Louisa Smith 1863 #2487
2. Lillian Isabel Smith 1864 - 1948 #3022 aged 83
3. Thomas Annear Smith 1866 #21683- 1931 #14453 aged 66
4. Sarah Rachael Smith 1869 #2689
5. Annie Margaret Smith 1871 #14189 - 1957 #3514 aged 84
6. Emily Edith Smith 1874 #20938
7. Alice Maud Smith 1877 #541
8. William Coulton Smith 1882 #13768
2. Lillian Isabel Smith 1864 - 1948 #3022 aged 83, wed 1889 #7204 to John Ahern
1 Child 1. Kathleen Coulton Ahern 1890 #37241 - 1962 #6116 aged 72
4. Sarah Rachael Smith 1869 #2689 wed 1892 #4074 to Simon Malsem 1860 #10610 son of Elizabeth Hynd and Simon Maslem, lived at Stanley Elizabeth Hynd wed 1859 #2087 to Simon Maslem and had 5 chn
5 Children 1. Vera Vivian Eliz Maslem 1893 #2386
2. Alexander Colton Maslem 1895 - 1971 #20491 aged 76
3. Ctina Hynd Maslem 1897 #14566
4. Thos Norman Maslem 1899 #22235
5. John Wm Van Maslem 1901 - 1944 #11481 aged 42
5. Annie Margaret Smith 1871 #14189 - 1957 #3514 aged 84, wed 1895 #6794 to Balzary and had 7 Children
8. Thomasina Mcmaster 1843 as Thomazana wed 1861 #909 to William Lea and lived at Beechworth then 1886 at Mooroopna
9 Children 1. George Lea 1862 #14850
2. Hannah Esther Lea 1865 #7079
3. George Edwin Lea 1872 #717
4. David Dunlop Lea 1874 #7102
5. James Robert Lea 1876 - 1877 #344 lived 8 months
6. Isabella Lea 1877 #20245
7. Joseph Charles Lea 1881 #563 - 1942 #7431 aged 61
8. Annie Maud Lea 1884 #535
9. Effie Ivy May Lea 1886 #12331

McMullen

Alexander McMullen wed 1858 #116 to Hannah Welsh 1835 - 1874 #1393 aged 35 dau of Ann Byrne and Bartholomew Walsh of Dublin, and lived at Geelong
7 Children 1. Alexander McMullen 1858 #17661 - 1879 #10684 aged 21 years
2. Jane McMullen 1860 #8622
3. Bartholomew McMullen 1861 #20904 - 1887 #1985 aged 25 years
4. Stewart McMullen 1863 #14333 - 1884 #11837 aged 21 years
5. Maria McMullen 1865 #8757 - 1879 #7909 aged 14 years
6. James McMullen 1866 - 1866 #10594 lived 2 months
7. Elizabeth Shaw McMullen 1868 #16435
7. Elizabeth Shaw McMullen 1868 #16435 wed 1885 #1558 to Lewis /Louis Plumridge 1865 #8708

James McNab

James McNab came c1856 with Margeret Gray lived at Sandhurst then Eaglehawk
6 Children 1. Elizabeth McNab 1857 #7698
2. James Frank McNab 1859 #4755
3. Mary McNab 1864 #21588
4. Isabella McNab 1866 #21084
5. John McNab 1868 #8965 - 1869 #3994 lived 1 year
6. Richard John McNab 1870 #2178
2. James McNab 1859 #4755 wed 1883 #4465 to Isabella Kelso 1858 #367 - 1942 #4233 aged 81
2 Children 1. Margaret Leonard McNab 1884 #1768
2. Alexander James McNab 1885 #25320

Robert McNair

Robert McNair 1816 - 1886 #2661 aged 70, son of William McNair came Sep 1852 on the Marco Polo with Elizabeth Simson Snodan (Sneddon) 1817 - 1878 #2012 aged 61 died at ALLO in Victoria, daughter of Elspeth Hill and Robert Sneddon, and 4 children
7 Children 1, William McNair c1840 wed c1862
2. Robert Edwin McNair 1844 - 1888 #11433 aged 44
3. Agnes McNair 1848
4. Walt McNair 1851 - 1902 #10849 aged 47 born in Sydney, wed 1879 #4460 to Isabella Malcolm, no issue
5. James Dixon McNair 1855 #10206
6. Andrew Snaden (Sneddon) McNair 1857 #14134 - 1929 #12448 aged 70,
7. Elizabeth Hill McNair 1863 #10275 - 1905 #10455 aged 41
1. William McNair wed c1862 to Janet Munro and lived at Richmond
5 Children 1. Margaret McNair 1863 #4334
2. William Robison McNair 1865 #11000
3. Robert Muckle McNair 1867 #10519
4. Abraham Schwab McNair 1869 #18011
5. Eliz Simpson Sneddon McNair 1872 #18878

2. Robert McNair 1844 - 1888 #11433 aged 44, wed 1865 #1106 to Letitia Riley called Alice Laticia Reialy when she wed, also Letitia Ann Riley. The family lived at Ballarat, Letitia appears to remarry.
9 Children 1. Elizabeth Simpson McNair 1866 #470
2. Letitia Jane McNair 1867 #6320 called Lilly Ann when she died aged 19
3. Robert Edward Reily McNair 1870 #13402 wed 1907 #959 to Kate Hanrahan, no issue
4. James Meiklejohn McNair 1872 #13838 - 1942 #1308 aged 69 listed as Jas Lawrence McNair
5. Louisa Jane McNair 1874 #13647 wed 1902 #1940 to George Gildon
6. Joseph Thomas McNair 1877 #6615
7. Alexander McNair 1880 #20247
8. Francis Bertie Gilbert McNair 1882 #13737
9. Edith May McNair 1884 #14341 wed 1903 #3592 to Fredk Wm Scales
7. Alexander McNair 1880 #20247 wed 1910 #425 to Marian Elmore
1 Child 1. Olive Vera May McNair 1910 #13195
8. Francis Bertie Gilbert McNair 1882 #13737 wed 1909 #3888 to Carol Letitia Henry, possibly daughter of Esther Linder Pegg and John Henry 1881 #22190 born at Ceres
3 Children 1. Gilbert Tranter Hy McNair 1910 #29624
2. Jean Letitia Frances McNair 1916 #23505
3. Linda Olive McNair 1920 #31788
3. Agnes McNair 1848 wed 1865 #3400 to Abraham Schwab and lived at Sebastopol, Collingwood, Carlton
8 Children 1. Elizabeth Margaret Schwab 1866 #24051
2. Alfred Schwab 1868 #15345
3. Rebecca Schwab 1870 #7959
4. Robert Samuel Schwab 1873 #3909
5. Frederick James Schwab 1875 #17280
6. Louisa Schwab 1878 #7295 - 1878 #708 lived 5 weeks
7. Isabella Schwab 1881 #21972
8. Lilly Ann Schwab 1884 #7759 - 1884 #3796 lived 2 months
5. James Dixon McNair 1855 #10206 wed 1877 #2490 to Elizabeth Potter
3 Children 1. Rebecca Dixon McNair 1878 #9725
2. Andrew McNair 1885 #26217 - 1961 #13171 aged 75,
3. Mabel May McNair 1891 #4043 died at Carlton Childrens Hospital aged 21 months
4. Agnes McNair 1893 #31331
2. Andrew McNair 1885 #26217 - 1961 #13171 aged 75, wed 1909 #9083 to Minnie Rosa Blyth 1883 - 1911 #12163 aged 28, daughter of Sarah Wooley and Edward Blythe who died when her daughter Minnie Rosa McNair was born 1911 #20928
Andrew McNair wed 1917 #1286 to Mable May Blythe ?- 1980 #12617, daughter of Sarah and Edward Blythe
2 Children
of Minnie
1. Thos Andw McNair 1910 #9305
2. Minnie Rosa McNair 1911 #20928
2 Children
of Mabel
3. Wm Hy McNair 1917 #21569
4. Thelma Irene McNair 1919 #12256


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