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George Whitelaw


From on Wednesday, 10 November, 2010
Hi, You have 2 entries of Children of George Whitelaw and Ann Ja(e)ffrey namely George who wed 1869/4462 to Mary Ann Mcdougall and John who arrived on the Miles Barton in 1854, born 1832 died 1905.
The 1851 and 1851 Scottish census also lists as children of Ann and George two daughters Ann (born about 1836) and Jane (born 05/08/1827 gros data 693/0080/0058 )
There could be two other children James 1843 and Margaret 1844
I believe that Jane Whitelaw aged 24 and Anne Whitelaw aged 16 came Oct 1852 as Assisted British Immigrants, on the Miltiades, a ship, 674 tons, J Henry the Commander, from Liverpool 8 July, with 242 Government Emigrants, J Spencer, Esq., Surgeon-superintendent, HA Smith and Co, Agents, Imports 200 tons coal, an Order.
William Batchelor aged 23 also came on the Miltiades
William Bachelor wed 1862 #915 to Jane Wireland
Much of the following info I got from the Will of Ann online from Vic probate records. Dates are from Cemetery records at Geelong and Springvale.
Ann Jeffrey Whitelaw died 22 Oct 1848 aged 46, wife of George Whitelaw, a Sledman, of Cholera at Brown Ct N B Canongate, Edinburgh. her daughters Ann Whitelaw 1836 - 27 May 1910, wed 1854 #2468 to William Holman Branston, she died on the 27/5/1910 at 226 Punt Road Prahran apparently childless
Jane Whitelaw, indexed as Jane Wireland, wed 1862 #915 to William Bachelor 1829 - 2 Aug 1878 #9602 aged 67, who died at Richmond, son of William Bachelor of Kent, UK, two daughters, Louisa Caroline Bachelor 1863 #4271 and Dinah Elizabeth Bachelor 1867 #4198

Tuesday, 31 May, 2011
Hi Eliza I have discovered that another of the children of George Whitelaw and Ann Jeffrey of Liberton Edinburgh migrated to Victoria. He joined Jane (Batchelor), Ann (Branston) and brothers George and John
He is James Manson Whitelaw born 1843 at Liberton, and died on the 23/8/1920 at Collingwood, wed Helen Aitkenhead on the 29/12/1865 in edinburgh and must have migrated to Australia soon after
His mother Ann had died on the 22/10/1848 and father George died on the 8/4/1865. George had remarried on 11/6/1852 to a Jessie Bennett and had one further child Robert
Thankyou for enclosing copies of the Death Certificates of Ann Jeffreys Whitelaw, who died in Scotland,
and of George Whitelaw and his first wife, Elizabeth Smith Whitelaw.

James Manson Whitelaw aged 23 son of Ann Jeffrey and George Whitehead both deceased, wed 29 Dec 1865 in the Church of Scotland, Edinburgh, to Helen Aitkenhead aged 23, dau of Isabella Mcgregor and James Aitkenhead deceased
James Whitelaw aged 23, came June 1866 as Assisted Immigrants on the White Star with Ellen Whitelaw aged 23 and an Infant, daughter Isabella born at Sea, and registered in Vic, 1866 #27M.


Geo Whitelaw aged 25 came Nov 1852 on the Thorwaldsen
George Whitelaw from Edinburgh wed 1854 #3538 to Elizabeth Smith, 1827 - 7 May 1869 #4171, who died with her stillborn child aged 42, dau of Jane and John Smith from Forfar, Scotland. Lived at Richmond till 1866, then moved to Geelong George Whitelaw then wed 1869 #4462 to Mary Ann McDougall 1839 - 23 Feb 1884 #12422 aged 45, dau of Peter McDougal, and lived at Geelong George was Indexed as died, using name John and later corrected to George, died 30 Dec 1884 aged 54, son of Ann Jeffrey and George Whitelaw, born at Moxton, Edinburgh, Scotland.
7 Children
of Elizabeth
1. George Whitelaw 1855 #9230 - 17 July 1892 aged 37
2. Jane Whitelaw 1857 #5227
3. David Mclaren Whitelaw 1859 #6554 - 2 Nov 1938 age 79
4. Elizabeth Whitelaw 1861 #12498
5. Anne Isabella Whitelaw 1863 #10308
6. Janet Whitelaw 1865 #11095
7. Mary Whitelaw 1867 #14962 - 7 Dec 1867 #10427 lived 7 months
5 Children
of Mary
8. Alex Mcfarland Whitelaw 1871 #2663 - 19 May 1903 aged 32
9. John Mcdougall Whitelaw 1872 #16354 - 14 Aug 1872 #6880 lived 5 weeks
10. Ella Cheape Whitelaw 1873 #16767
11. Duncan James Whitelaw 1875 #2595
12. Thomas Ferguson Whitelaw 1880 #9035 - 6 Dec 1960 aged 80

Was it George or John whose son wed 1890 to Clara Brame?
From Frank, I believe that John's Alex 1868 #11583 was the one who married Clara Brame 1890#6054
My reason for this lies in the St Kilda cemetery records
Alex M Whitelaw died 15/12/1930 is buried in Independent Cptc 258, next to Clara died 15/7/1942. In the same plot is an Alma Vera Whitelaw died 24/04/1969
George's son Alex I believe is in Geelong West Cemetery having died on 19/05/1903. I have recorded his wife as Sarah Livinia Grigg born 1874 died in 1/9/1964 buried in Geelong West.
Alex McFarlane Whitelaw wed 1901 #2162 to Sarah Lavinia Grigg at Geelong

James Alexander Whitelaw

Mary Whitelaw nee Hilston 1800 - 1886 #13333 aged 86 dau of Margaret Jackson and John Hilson died at Mansfield
Grace Somerville Baird 1801 - 1884 #113 aged 83 dau of Janet Black and John William Baird died at Ballarat
Grace Summerville Baird 1863 #13156 dau of Christina Orams and James Baird wed 1883 #4343 to John Henry Baker
John Kirkland Baird wed Victoria Elizabeth Coates and named 2 children Somerville - John
James Alexander Whitelaw 1843 - 1933 #14288 aged 90 son of Mary Hillson and Thomas Whitelaw from Airdrie wed 1876 #3989 to Grace Somerville Baird 1845 - 1921 #12857 aged 76 dau of Grace Somerville and John Baird and lived at Coghills Ck
5 Children 1. Grace Somerville Whitelaw 1878 #7946
2. Mary Hilston Whitelaw 1880 #1438 - 1966 #20791 aged 87
3. Elizabeth Baird Whitelaw 1882 #17168
4. Albert Victor Whitelaw 1884 #25411 - 1937 #13890 aged 52
5. Rebecca Ann Whitelaw 1887 #21296
1. Grace Somerville Whitelaw 1878 #7946 wed 1897 #7272 to Geo Brumby
3. Elizabeth Baird Whitelaw 1882 #17168 wed 1903 #6508 to Arthur Jno Witney 1874 #26261 son of Isabella Ann Barton and Arthur Beneah Witney born at Sutton Grange, lived at Bendigo
3 children 1. Hazel May Witney 1905 #8247
2. Wm Hy Witney 1909 #8315
3. Ellen Jane Witney 1911 #25936 - 1912 #505 lived 1 month

James Manson Whitelaw


From Tuesday, 31 May, 2011
Hi Eliza I have discovered that another of the children of George Whitelaw and Ann Jeffrey of Liberton Edinburgh migrated to Victoria. He joined Jane (Batchelor), Ann (Branston) and brothers George Whitelaw and John Whitelaw
Jane Batchelor died 1882 #9858 aged 55, dau of Ann Jeffrey and George Whitelaw. She may be Mrs Batchelor came Jan 1853 on the Ben Nevis with husband Edward, and chn Fanny, Frederick, Jane and William E
He is James Manson Whitelaw born 1843 at Liberton, and died on the 23/8/1920 at Collingwood, wed Helen Aitkenhead on the 29/12/1865 in Edinburgh and must have migrated to Australia soon after
His mother Ann had died on the 22/10/1848 and father George died on the 8/4/1865. George had remarried on 11/6/1852 to a Jessie Bennett and had one further child Robert
Thankyou for enclosing copies of the Death Certificate of James Manson Whitelaw, and his Marriage Certificate from Edinburgh, of James Manson Whitelaw and Helen Aitkenhead.
James Manson Whitelaw aged 23 son of Ann Jeffrey and George Whitelaw both deceased, wed 29 Dec 1865 in the Church of Scotland, Edinburgh, to Helen Aitkenhead aged 23, dau of Isabella Mcgregor and James Aitkenhead deceased
James Whitelaw aged 23, came June 1866 as Assisted Immigrants on the White Star with Ellen Whitelaw aged 23 and an Infant, daughter Isabella born at Sea, and registered in Vic, 1866 #27M.
Helen Watson Whitelaw died 1921 #7521 aged 78, at Sandringham, dau of Isabella Macgregor and James Aitkenhead.
7 children 1. Isabella Whitelaw 1866 #27M born at Sea, wed 1893 #1844 to Henry Robertson
2. George Whitelaw 1868 #9431 born at Geelong
3. James Whitelaw 1871 #11619 - 1894 #7393 aged 23, mother in death index as Helen Atkinson, born at Richmond
4. John Whitelaw 1873 #26439 - 1877 #9199 lived 3 years
5. Helen Watson Whitelaw 1876 #25251 - 1951 #7803 aged 74 died at Paynesville
6. Ann Whitelaw 1878 #18421
7. Daniel Aitkenhead Whitelaw 1885 #13089 - 1970 #27360 aged 86, died at Kew,
1. Isabella Aitkenhead Whitelaw 1866 #27M - 1945 #722 aged 78, born at Sea, wed 1893 #1844 to Henry Robertson and lived at Brunswick, Moonie Ponds. Henry Robertson died at Moonie Ponds, 1858 - 1946 #10232 aged 88, son of Helen Douglas and Hy Robertson
2 children 1. Rachael Robertson 1894 #9650 - 1943 #13580 aged 49, wed Crisp
2. Davida Robertson 1906 #1125 - 1962 #2560 aged 56, wed Walker
7. Daniel Aitkenhead Whitelaw 1885 #13089 - 1970 #27360 aged 86, died at Kew, wed 1913 #3312 to Ida Marion Bryson 1890 #14928 - 1969 #17214 aged 79, dau of Emma Smith wed 1885 #2707 to William Bryson

John Whitelaw

John Whitelaw 1823 - 1904 #3336 aged 81, parents unknown, died at Williamstown appears to come Oct 1852 aged 28 on the Brooksby

From on Wednesday, 10 November, 2010
Hi, You have 2 entries of Children of George Whitelaw and Ann Ja(e)ffrey namely George who wed 1869/4462 to Mary Ann Mcdougall and John who arrived on the Miles Barton in 1854, born 1832 died 1905.
Wedding Certificate by Rev James Taylor, of Baptist Church, Collins St, Melb, at George St East Melbourne on 1 Oct 1858 for John Whitelaw, from Edinburgh, Scotland, a Storekeeper aged 26 now living at Richmond, son of Ann Jeffrey and George Whitelaw, a Brewer, to Elizabeth Smiley from Portardown, Ireland, aged 23 now living at Richmond, dau of Jane Flanagan and Thomas Smiley a dairyman

Thankyou for enclosing copies of the Marriage and death of John
I see Thomas Smyley 35 hus (family 29) Labourer Prot both Co Armagh, came 30 July 1841 on the Westminster with Jane Smyley 34 wife of Thomas (family 29) House Servant Prot both, and Elizabeth Smyley 7 and James Smyley 3
Thomas Smiley died 1887 aged 82, resident of Richmond


John Whitelaw Christened 15 Jul 1832 at Liberton, Midlothian, Scotland, 1832 - 1905 #10731 aged 73, son of Ann Jaffray and George Whitelaw, died at South Yarra appears to come Jul 1854 aged 26 on the Miles Barton
Interesting also is the death - John Whitelaw 1830 - 1884 #12417 aged 54 son of Ann Jeffery and George Whitelaw, died at Geelong,
maybe mistaken identity of deceased, because the listing is followed by
George Whitelaw Christened 21 Feb 1830 at Liberton, Midlothian, Scotland, 1830 - 1884 #12417 aged 54 son of Ann Jeffery and George Whitelaw, died at Geelong,
John Whitelaw wed 1858 #4507 to Elizabeth Smiley 1835 - 1910 #14404 aged 76 dau of Jane Flannagan and Thomas Smiley, and lived in Melbourne, Richmond,
When John Whiltelaw died 5 Sep 1905, the Executors are Elizabeth Whitelaw as his widow, Thomas Smiley Whitelaw, ironmonger, and William Whitelaw, Produce Merchant and the papers also name daughters Elizabeth Whitelaw and Jane Ethel Louisa Whitelaw, and son Frederick Godfrey Whitelaw, who signed the application for administration of his estate, value not exceeding 2,000 pounds.
10 Children 1. John Whitelaw 1859 #18022 - 1859 #7652 lived 21 days
2. Thomas Smiley Whitelaw 1861 #677
3. John James Whitelaw 1862 #9819
4. William Whitelaw 1864 #24329
5. George Whitelaw 1866 #22928 - 1868 #4632 lived 20 months
6. Alexander Mcfarlane Whitelaw 1868 #11583
7. Elizabeth Whitelaw 1870 #18500
8. Albert Henry Whitelaw 1872 #11413
9. Jane Ethel Louis Whitelaw 1875 #4899
10. Frederick Godfrey Whitelaw 1878 #1835
2. Thomas Smiley Whitelaw 1861 #677 wed 1893 #6755 to Margaret Lawson Hunter 1867 #6627 dau of Mary Lawson and James Stewart Hunter and lived at Hawthorn
James Hunter wed 1860 #2112 to Mary Stewart Lawson
3 Children 1. Jno Stewart Whitelaw 1894 #29828
2. Marjorie Eadie Whitelaw 1896 #20480
3. Beatrice Maude Whitelaw 1899 #19233
3. John James Whitelaw 1862 #9819 - 24 June 1914 aged 52, wed 1890 #4894 to Lydia Barrs 1863 #20599 dau of Agnes Barrie and Thomas Barr born in Geelong, (Thomas Barrs wed 1857 #2127 to Agnes Barrie.)
Divorced and wed 1905 to Eileen Mary Murphy (6 July 1868 - 1968), details of children from John's death certificate. Mary Ellen Murphy, later called herself Eileen, daughter of Elizabeth McSwiney aged 25, wed 1867 to Daniel Murphy from Cork, Ireland, 1842 - 7 Nov 1898 aged 55, son of Ellen Desmond and unknown Murphy, other chn
Jane 1870 lived 7 days, Elizabeth Bertha, Timothy James, Edith and Ethel born 27 Oct 1881

Eliza Mcswiney 23 came Oct 1865 on the Duke Of Newcastle
1 Child 1. Flora Annie Branston Whitelaw 1897 #22975 died
2 Children
of Eileen
2. John Desmond Whitelaw 1908
3. Howard Bransdon Whitelaw 1911
6. Alex Mcfarland Whitelaw 1868 #11583 born in Richmond, wed 1890 #6054 to Clara Brame, and lived at Hawthorn, Richmond, Armadale
3 Children 1. Chas Roy Whitelaw 1891 #13256
2. Alma Vera Whitelaw 1893 #34759
3. Rose Ann Elizth Whitelaw 1899 #7334


Second Alex Mcfarland Whitelaw 1871 #2663 son of Mary Ann McDougall and George Whitelaw born at Geelong)

From on Sunday, 6 June, 2010
Thank you for the information on John Whitelaw christened 15 jul 1832 at Liberton, Midlothian Scotland
One of his sons John James Whitelaw 1862 was my Grandfather, He was born in 1862, died 1914 was divorced and married my grandmother Eileen Murphy (1870-1968) in 1905
John Whitelaw also had a son Thomas Smiley Whitelaw who was the father of Major General John Stewart Whitelaw (1894-1964)
Yours Francis James Whitelaw

See 'Finding Daniel Murphy'
Daniel Murphy 1840 - 7 Nov 1898 #16250, aged 55, a Miller aged 26 born in Cork, Ireland, and Eliza McSweeney aged 26 also from Cork, Ireland, lived in Collingwood on 8 Aug 1868 when their first child's birth was registered.
Mary Ellen Murphy 1868 #15359, later known as Eileen Mary, wed John James Whitelaw, 2 Children


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