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Family of Janet McLean

Janet was born to Hugh Mclean and his wife Mary McInnes in 1830 at Arinagour, the port and main town of the lsle of Coll, Scotland. She was christened at Arinagour on 14 Jan 1830.

She emigrated from Scotland, arriving in Launceston on the Broomielaw on 31 Mar 1857 and married John McHugh on 16 Oct 1857 in Launceston. John was born about 1831 in North West Ireland, died on 8 Apr 1892 in Launceston aged about 61, and was buried on 10 Apr 1892 in the Charles Street Cemetery, now Ockerby Gardens, Launceston, Tasmania. They had five children: John, Hugh, James, Edward and Janet. Janet died on 6 Nov 1867 in Leven, Gawler River, Tasmania at age 37, and was buried in the Methodist Cemetery at North Motton.

Janet was the granddaughter of Finlay McLean and Christian Campbell and the great granddaughter of John McInnes and Mary McLean, all from the Isle of Coll, Argyll, Scotland.

Finlay McLean and Christian Campbell

Finlay was born in 1751 in Coll, Tyree, Argyll, Scotland and died about 1830 in Coll Parish, Argyll, Scotland aged about 79. Finlay married Christian Campbell, also known as Cirsty, on 23 Jul 1776 in Tyree, Argyll, Scotland and died about 1821 in Coll Parish, Argyll, Scotland aged about 66. She may have been a child of Duncan (born 1735 in Argyll) and Lillias Campbell (born 1740).Finlay was living at Feall when they married. Christian was at Ballyhaugh and in the 1776 census both were living at Feall. They had nine children:

2-John McLean was born in Feall, Isle of Coll, Scotland and was christened on 16 Jun 1777 in Coll Parish, Argyll, Scotland.

2-Hugh McLean was born in 1782 in Feall, Isle of Coll, Scotland, was christened on 25 Mar 1782 in Coll Parish, Argyll, Scotland, and died in 1863 in Coll, Argyll, Scotland at age 81. Hugh's calculated date of birth from the 1841, 51 and 61 censuses ranged from 1778 - 1786. The only recorded baptism of a Hugh McLean on Coll between 1776 and 1792 is to Finlay and Christy. Many other family trees correctly record this birth but incorrectly have him marrying a Jean Campbell.

Hugh married Mary McInnes, daughter of Donald McInnes and Ann Campbell, on 13 May 1823 in Arinagour, Isle of Coll, Scotland. Mary was born in 1806 in Arnabost, Isle of Coll, Scotland and was christened on 16 Dec 1806 in Arnabost, Isle of Coll, Scotland. They had seven children: Neil, Murdoch, Christiana, Janet, Mary, Donald and John.

3-Neil McLean was born in 1824 in Arinagour, Isle of Coll, Scotland and was christened on 8 May 1824 in Arinagour, Isle of Coll, Scotland.

3-Murdoch McLean was born in 1825 in Arinagour, Isle of Coll, Scotland and was christened on 28 Sep 1825 in Arinagour, Isle of Coll, Scotland.

3-Christiana McLean was born in 1827 and was christened on 17 Jul 1827 in Arinagour, Isle of Coll, Scotland.

3-Janet McLean was born in Arinagour, Isle of Coll, Scotland, was christened on 14 Jan 1830 in Arinagour, Isle of Coll, Scotland, died on 6 Nov 1867 in Leven, Gawler River at age 37, and was buried in Methodist Cemetery, North Motton. Janet married John McHugh, son of Thomas McHugh, on 16 Oct 1857 in Launceston, Tasmania. John was born about 1831 in North West Ireland, died on 8 Apr 1892 in Launceston, Tasmania aged about 61, and was buried on 10 Apr 1892 in Charles Street Cemetery, now Ockerby Gardens, Tasmania. They had five children: John, Hugh, James, Edward and Janet. Their story is told here

3-Mary McLean was born on 11 Jul 1834 in Arinagour, Isle of Coll, Scotland and was christened on 31 Aug 1834 in Arinagour, Isle of Coll, Scotland.

3-Donald McLean was born on 10 May 1838 in Arinagour, Isle of Coll, Scotland and was christened on 29 May 1838 in Arinagour, Isle of Coll, Scotland.

3-John McLean was born on 21 Jun 1844 in Arinagour, Isle of Coll, Scotland and was christened on 8 Jul 1844 in Arinagour, Isle of Coll, Scotland.

2-Dougald McLean was born in 1784 in Feall, Isle of Coll, Scotland, was christened on 5 May 1784 in Coll Parish, Argyll, Scotland, and died in 1870 in Coll Parish, Argyll, Scotland at age 86.

2-Murdoch McLean was born in 1785 in Feall, Isle of Coll, Scotland, was christened on 13 Nov 1785 in Coll Parish, Argyll, Scotland, and died in 1887 in West River, Nova Scotia, Canada at age 102. Murdoch married Catherine McKinnon on 23 Feb 1809 in Coll, Argyllshire, Scotland. Catherine was born in 1788 in Coll, Argyll, Scotland. Murdoch was living at Gortan when he married and Catherine was at Totronald. They had three children: Catherine, Ann and Dugald.

3-Catherine McLean was born on 9 Jan 1810 in Gortan, Coll, Scotland.

3-Ann McLean was born in Gortan, Coll, Scotland and was christened on 9 Jan 1810 in Coll, Argyll, Scotland.

3-Dugald McLean was born in 1811 in Gortan, Coll, Scotland, was christened on 14 Jul 1811 in Coll Parish, Argyll, Scotland, died on 17 Oct 1891 in Montajup, Victoria at age 80, and was buried on 19 Oct 1891 in Dunkeld, Southern Grampians Bal, Victoria. Another name for Dugald was Dougall. He was living at Cnocleathan when he married.  Margaret was living at Portnaluing.

3-Janet Stewart was born in 1869 and died in 1869, living only four days.

3-Donald Stewart was born on 21 Jan 1871 in Branxholme, Victoria,

Dougall McLean arrived in Portland, Victoria, Australia on 18 August 1852. He sailed from Liverpool aboard the Flora MacDonald mastered by Peter Smith. Dougall was a Presbyterian and 40 years old when he arrived. He could read but not write. He was accompanied by his wife Margaret (Taylor) aged 30 and his children Alexander 12, Lachlan 10, Hugh 5, Catherine 8, and Neil 2. He was employed by Mr F. A.. Wells of Limestone Flat for a wage of 80 pounds per year with rations. The children were all illiterate.  Dugald married Margaret Taylor on 9 Jul 1838 in Cnocleathan, Coll, Scotland. Margaret was born in 1817 in Coll Parish, Argyll, Scotland and died on 2 Jan 1871 in Penola, Wattle Range East, South Australia at age 54. They had seven children: Alexander, Lachlan, Catharine, Hugh, Neil, Mary and Donald.

4-Alexander McLean was born on 23 Aug 1839 in Cnocleathan, Coll, Scotland and died on 21 Sep 1916 in Renmark, South Australia at age 77.

4-Lachlan McLean was born on 22 Aug 1841 in Cnocleathan, Coll, Scotland and died in 1930 at age 89.

4-Catharine McLean was born on 30 Dec 1843 in Cnocleathan, Coll, Scotland and died on 17 Feb 1867 in Australia at age 23. Catharine married Alexander Munro. Alexander was born in 1835 in Ross and Cromarty, Scotland and died on 12 Oct 1866 in Naracoorte, South Australia at age 31. They had a daughter: Mary.

5-Mary Munro was born in 1865 in South Australia and died on 24 Jun 1947 in Port Pirie, South Australia at age 82. Mary married James Hokin. James was born about 1859 in Barkers Creek and died on 8 Nov 1945 in Port Pirie, South Australia aged about 86. They had a son: Alexander.

6-Alexander Hokin was born on 14 Aug 1890 in Port Augusta, South Australia and died on 9 Jan 1979 in Rathmines, New South Wales at age 88. Alexander married Ada Mary Dunlop. Ada was born on 20 Sep 1889 in Devenish, Victoria and died on 10 Feb 1958 in Port Adelaide, South Australia at age 68. They had a son: Eric.

7-Eric Hokin was born in 1925 in South Australia and died in 2005 at age 80. Eric married Dorothy May Eager. Dorothy was born on 10 Dec 1925 in Glenelg, South Australia and died on 20 Jan 2008 in Wahroonga, New South Wales at age 82. They had a daughter: Nerilee.
8-Nerilee Hokin.DNA Match

4-Hugh McLean was born in 1847 in Cnocleathan, Coll, Scotland and died on 21 Jun 1922 in Warragul, Victoria at age 75.

4-Neil McLean was born in 1850 in Cnocleathan, Coll, Scotland, died on 13 Nov 1884 in Balmoral, Victoria at age 34, and was buried in Balmoral Cemetery, Victoria. Neil married Louisa Lear, daughter of Robert Camp Lear and Ann Vincent Sharks, on 30 Nov 1881 in Balmoral, Victoria. Louisa was born on 17 Jun 1858 in Coleraine, Victoria and died on 12 Jun 1930 in Penola, South Australia at age 71. They had three children: William Dugald, Robert and Neil Charles.

5-William Dugald McLean was born in 1883 in Coleraine, Victoria.

5-Robert McLean was born about 1884 in Balmoral, Victoria and died on 2 Jun 1961 in Mont Park Mental Hospital, Victoria aged about 77.

5-Neil Charles McLean was born on 29 Jul 1885 in Balmoral, Victoria, died on 25 Aug 1952 in Largs Bay, Adelaide, South Australia at age 67, and was buried in Cheltenham Cemetery, South Australia. Neil married Caroline Maud Redman on 30 May 1910 in Penola, South Australia. Caroline was born on 12 Oct 1889 in Stewart Range, South Australia and died on 18 Mar 1949 in Flemington, Victoria at age 59. They had about 11 children:

6- Ena Marion Mclean 1910–1984

6- Edna Maud McLean 1910–1991

6- Vera Alice McLean 1912–1992

6- William Norman McLean 1917–1976

6- Frederick Hugh McLean 1919–1987

6- Jean Olive McLean 1921–1966

6- Thelma May McLean 1923–2002

6- Gordon Jack McLean 1926–2006

6-Lywen Robert McLean was born on 3 Nov 1933 in Mildura, Victoria. Lywen had a daughter: Donna.

7-Donna McLean.DNA Match 

4-Mary McLean was born in 1855 in Penola, Wattle Range East, South Australia and died in 1933 in Saint Arnaud, Victoria at age 78.

4-Donald McLean was born on 18 May 1858 in Penola, Wattle Range East, South Australia and died in 1942 in Hamilton, Victoria at age 84.

2-Donald McLean was born in 1787 in Feall, Isle of Coll, Scotland, was christened on 1 Jan 1788 in Coll Parish, Argyll, Scotland, and died in 1861 in Coll, Argyll, Scotland at age 74. He may have married Margaret McIntosh and had a son Alexander who emigrated to Canada.

2-Catherine McLean was born in 1790 in Grimisary, Coll, Scotland, was christened on 24 Sep 1790 in Coll Parish, Argyll, Scotland, and died about 1839 in Westport, Ontario, Canada aged about 49. Catherine married John Brash. John was born on 17 Feb 1781 in Port Dundas, Glasgow, Scotland and died in 1870 in Perth, Ontario, Canada at age 89. They had four children: John Henry, Greville, William Finlay and Robert Maclean.  They migrated to Ontario, Canada in 1818 with three boys.

3-John Henry Brash was born on 15 Aug 1807 in Gorbals, Glasgow, Scotland and died on 7 Dec 1888 in Westport, Ontario, Canada at age 81. John married Annie Brewster, daughter of John Brewster and Anne Roy, on 28 Sep 1838 in St Andrews Presbyterian Church, Perth, Ontario, Canada. Annie was born on 17 Dec 1820 in Cromarty, Scotland and died on 27 Nov 1896 in Westport, Ontario, Canada at age 75. They had ten children: Ann, Catherine, John Henry, George, James, Elizabeth, Robert Alexander, Mary Jane, William and Lewis.

4-Ann Brash was born about 1841. Ann married John Morris in Nov 1878.

4-Catherine Brash was born on 16 Jul 1842 and died on 19 Jun 1914 at age 71. Catherine married James Breese in 1878.

4-John Henry Brash was born about 1843 and died on 31 Jul 1917 aged about 74.

4-George Brash was born about 1846 and died on 29 Jun 1923 aged about 77. George married Loucinda Ellen Barr.

4-James Brash was born about 1848. James married Viola Sweetman.

4-Elizabeth Brash was born about 1851.

4-Robert Alexander Brash was born on 14 Oct 1853 in Westport, Ontario, Canada and died on 26 Mar 1927 in Copper Cliff, Ontario, Canada at age 73. Robert married Hannah Gardiner on 1 Jul 1881 in Midland, Ontario, Canada. Hannah was born in 1859.

4-Mary Jane Brash was born about 1854.

4-William Brash was born about 1855.

4-Lewis Brash was born in 1859 and died on 10 May 1867 at age 8.

3-Greville Brash was born in Jul 1810 in Bonhill, Dunbartonshire, Scotland and died on 11 Feb 1899 at age 88. Greville married Mary Stroud Strub. Mary was born in 1817 in Ontario, Canada and died in Ontario, Canada. They had six children: James, Catherine, Mary Ann, Jane Ann, Henry and Robert.

4-James Brash was born in 1835, was christened on 12 Jul 1835 in St Andrews Church, Perth, Ontario, Canada, and died on 28 Aug 1878 at age 43.

4-Catherine Brash was born in 1837 and was christened on 29 Jul 1837 in St Andrews Church, Perth, Ontario, Canada.

4-Mary Ann Brash was born about 1841.

4-Jane Ann Brash was born about 1843.

4-Henry Brash was born about 1847.

4-Robert Brash was born about 1860. Robert married Rebecca Moulton on 20 Oct 1885 in North Crosby, Bedford.  They had three children: Hannah, James and Henry.

5-Hannah Brash.

5-James Brash.

5-Henry Brash.

3-William Finlay Brash was born on 16 Aug 1814 in Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland, was christened on 30 Aug 1814 in Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland, and died on 12 Feb 1880 at age 65. William married Margaret Matchett. Margaret was born in 1819 in Ireland, died on 17 Nov 1910 at age 91, and was buried in Breese Cemetery, Salem, Ontario. They had five children: Grace Ann, Thomas, Eliza Jane, Alice and Reynold.

4-Grace Ann Brash was born in 1851 in Bedford Township, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada and was christened on 3 Apr 1851 in Bedford, Midland, Ontario, Canada.

4-Thomas Brash was born in 1853 in Bedford Township, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada.

4-Eliza Jane Brash was born in 1856 in Bedford Township, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada.

4-Alice Brash was born in 1859 in Bedford Township, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada.

4-Reynold Brash was born in 1862 in Bedford Township, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada.

3-Robert Maclean Brash was born on 5 Jun 1819 in Scotch Line. Perth, Canada and died on 22 Feb 1870 at age 50. Robert married Elspeth Brewster, daughter of John Brewster and Anne Roy, on 3 Sep 1849 in St Andrews Bay, Florida, USA. Elspeth was born on 22 Feb 1830 in Cromarty, Scotland and died on 7 Mar 1910 in Millet, Alberta, Canada at age 80. They had ten children: Alexander, John Alexander, Katherine Elizabeth, Annie Jane, James Malcolm, Robert Mclean, William, Mary Elspeth, Charles McCulloch and Agnes Duncan.

4-Alexander Brash was born on 20 Sep 1850 in Westport, Ontario, Canada and died on 31 Aug 1851 in Westport, Ontario, Canada.

4-John Alexander Brash was born on 29 Jan 1852 in Westport, Ontario, Canada and died on 16 Mar 1909 in Millet, Alberta, Canada at age 57.

4-Katherine Elizabeth Brash was born on 14 Dec 1853 in Westport, Ontario, Canada and died on 19 Nov 1929 in Carlton, Minnesota, USA at age 75.

4-Annie Jane Brash was born on 28 Dec 1855 in Westport, Ontario, Canada. Annie married William Erza Morrow on 23 Dec 1882 in Sioux, Iowa, USA. William was born in Dec 1857 in Paxton, Ford, Illinois, USA. They had three children: Lexie Alexandra, Harry and Earl.

5-Lexie Alexandra Morrow was born in 1885 in USA.

5-Harry Morrow was born in Dec 1886 in Iowa, USA.

5-Earl Morrow was born in Nov 1896 in Minnesota, USA.

4-James Malcolm Brash was born on 12 Oct 1857 in Westport, Ontario, Canada and died on 29 Oct 1887 in Westport, Ontario, Canada at age 30.

4-Robert Mclean Brash was born on 8 May 1859 in Westport, Ontario, Canada. Robert married Myrle Blanche Demoss. Myrle was born in 1875 in Iowa, USA.

4-William Brash was born on 11 Jan 1862 in Westport, Ontario, Canada and died on 7 Dec 1873 at age 11.

4-Mary Elspeth Brash was born on 23 Apr 1864 in Westport, Ontario, Canada.

4-Charles McCulloch Brash was born on 30 Mar 1869 in Westport, Ontario, Canada.

4-Agnes Duncan Brash was born on 8 Oct 1886 in Westport, Ontario, Canada.

2-Agnes McLean was christened on 24 Jan 1793 in Grimisary, Coll, Scotland and died on 20 Jan 1871 in Little Aiden, Kilcreggan, Rosneath, Dumbartonshire, Scotland at age 77. Agnes married Alexander Campbell, son of Murdoch Campbell and Mary McLean, on 1 Dec 1819 in Rosneath, Dunbartonshire, Scotland. Alexander was born on 28 Oct 1782 in Ballihaugh, Isle of Coll, Scotland, was christened on 28 Oct 1782 in Tyree, Argyll, Scotland, and died on 4 Sep 1862 in Kilaiden, Roseneath, Argyll, Scotland at age 79. They had ten children: Catharine, Christian, Donald, Mary, Janet, Malcolm, Margaret Anderson, Lorn, Agnes and Flora.

3-Catharine Campbell was born on 13 Nov 1820 in Little Aiden, Kilcreggan, Rosneath, Dumbartonshire, Scotland and died on 6 Feb 1907 in Greenock, Renfrewshure, Scotland at age 86. Catharine married John McNeilage Rosneath Stone on 1 Jan 1846 in Rosneath, Dunbartonshire, Scotland. John was born on 20 Nov 1820 in Mill of Campsail, Rosneath, Dunbartonshire, Scotland and died on 21 Jul 1887 in Greenock Middle, Renfrewshire, Scotland at age 66.

3-Christian Campbell was born on 31 Jan 1822 in Dunbartonshire, Scotland.

3-Donald Campbell was born on 7 Aug 1823 in Rosneath, Dunbartonshire, Scotland and died on 19 Nov 1894 in Little Aiden, Kilcreggan, Rosneath, Dumbartonshire, Scotland at age 71.

3-Mary Campbell was born on 16 Dec 1825 in Rosneath, Dunbartonshire, Scotland and died on 23 Jan 1888 at age 62. Mary married Neil McDonald Rosneath Stone on 30 Nov 1849 in Rosneath, Dunbartonshire, Scotland. Neil was born in 1818 in Scotland and died on 6 Aug 1855 in Rosneath, Dunbartonshire, Scotland at age 37.

3-Janet Campbell was born on 6 Oct 1827 in Rosneath, Dunbartonshire, Scotland and died on 26 Jan 1898 in Harpsdale, Scotland at age 70. Janet married Archibald McNeilage. Archibald was born on 10 Feb 1827 in Mill of Campsail, Rosneath, Dunbartonshire, Scotland and died on 8 Jul 1908 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland at age 81.

3-Malcolm Campbell was born on 2 Sep 1830 in Rosneath, Dunbartonshire, Scotland and died on 25 Jun 1888 in Little Aiden, Kilcreggan, Rosneath, Dumbartonshire, Scotland at age 57. Malcolm married Christina Agnesa McArthur on 9 Dec 1874 in Rosneath, Dunbartonshire, Scotland. Christina was born on 1 Mar 1834 in Rosneath, Dunbartonshire, Scotland and died on 14 Dec 1899 in Gowan Brae, Kilcreggan, Dunbartonshire, Scotland at age 65.

3-Margaret Anderson McLean was born on 10 Jan 1833 in Rosneath, Dunbartonshire, Scotland and died on 6 Jun 1877 in Spring Creek, Toowoomba, Queensland at age 44. Margaret married Charles Ollier, son of Samuel Ollier and Mary Platt, on 11 Dec 1860 in Little Aiden, Kilcreggan, Rosneath, Dumbartonshire, Scotland. Charles was born on 9 Nov 1837 in Knutsford, Cheshire, England and died on 8 Mar 1914 in Knutsford, Cheshire, England at age 76. They migrated to Australia, arriving on 13 November 1865 on the Samarang. They had seven children

4- George Ollier 1861-1949

4- Alexander Campbell Ollier 1863-1919

4- Agnes Campbell Ollier 1865-

4-Samuel Ollier was born on 26 Jul 1867 in Ipswich, Queensland and died on 31 Mar 1927 in Toowoomba, Queensland at age 59. Samuel married Priscilla Martin on 20 Jun 1888 in Spring Creek, Toowoomba, Queensland. Priscilla was born on 26 Dec 1867 in Spring Creek, Toowoomba, Queensland and died on 30 Sep 1890 in Toowomba, Queensland at age 22. They had two children: Campbell Harryman and Evaline Mary.

5-Campbell Harryman Ollier.

5-Evaline Mary Ollier was born on 9 Nov 1888 in Spring Creek, Toowoomba, Queensland and died on 4 Jun 1977 in Brisbane, Queensland at age 88. Evaline married Thomas Charles Day on 16 Nov 1910 in Toowoomba, Queensland. Thomas was born on 7 Nov 1889 in Ulmarra, New South Wales and died on 16 Oct 1969 in Brisbane, Queensland at age 79. They had one son: Thomas Eric.

6-Thomas Eric Day was born on 4 Oct 1911 in Toowoomba, Queensland and died on 30 Jun 1987 in Brisbane, Queensland at age 75. Thomas had a son: Eric.

7-Eric Day. DNA Match

Samuel next married Rose May Burgess on 21 Sep 1904 in Toowoomba, Queensland. Rose was born on 2 Dec 1875 in Merringandan, Queensland and died on 14 Sep 1958 in Spring Creek, Toowoomba, Queensland at age 82. They had seven children:

5-Mable Ollier 901–1974

5-Alick Ollier 1904–1905

5-Catherine Ollier was born on 19 Jun 1906 in Spring Creek, Toowoomba, Queensland and died on 21 May 1966 in Toowomba, Queensland at age 59. Catherine married Benjamin Franklin Martin, son of John Robert Martin and Anne Maria Elizabeth Werner, on 18 Apr 1927 in Queensland. Benjamin was born on 24 Oct 1904 in Toowoomba, Queensland and died on 21 Sep 1973 in Toowoomba Nursing Centre, Queensland at age 68. They had one daughter: Elizabeth.

6-Elizabeth Martin.  Elizabeth married Colin Newton Binns. Colin was born on 12 Jul 1929 in Toowoomba, Queensland and died on 12 Dec 1997 in Toowoomba, Queensland at age 68. DNA Match

They had a daughter: Linda.

7- Linda. DNA DNA Match

5-Samuel Ollier 1908–1967

5-Marjorie 'Madge' Ollier 1912–1977

5-Vera Ollier 1918–2005

5-Clifford Ollier 1920–1921

4- Donald Campbell Ollier 1869-1948

4- Lorne Campbell Ollier 1873-1960

4-Margaret Anderson Campbell Ollier 1875-1896

3-Lorn Campbell was born on 10 Jan 1833 in Rosneath, Dunbartonshire, Scotland.

3-Agnes Campbell was born on 5 Apr 1835 in Rosneath, Dunbartonshire, Scotland and died in Nov 1908 in Rosneath, Dunbartonshire, Scotland at age 73. Agnes married Archibald Chalmers on 10 Dec 1868 in Rosneath, Dunbartonshire, Scotland. Archibald was born on 20 Jul 1831 in Rosneath, Dunbartonshire, Scotland and died on 4 Jun 1904 in Clynder Terrace. Rosneath. Dunbartonshire, Scotland at age 72.

3-Flora Campbell was born on 21 May 1837 in Rosneath, Dunbartonshire, Scotland and died on 27 Oct 1852 in Little Aiden, Kilcreggan, Rosneath, Dumbartonshire, Scotland at age 15.

2-Ann McLean was born in 1794 in Grimisary, Coll, Scotland and was christened on 12 Oct 1794 in Coll Parish, Argyll, Scotland.

2-Archibald McLean was born in 1797 in Grimisary, Coll, Scotland and was christened on 12 Apr 1797 in Coll Parish, Argyll, Scotland.

 

Coll is an island located west of Mull in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. It is in the council area of Argyll and Bute. Coll is about 21 km long by 3 miles 5 km) wide. Coll's sandy beaches rise to form large sand dunes. It was home to a branch of the Clan Maclean for 500 years. In 1590 the McLeans of Duart invaded their cousins on Coll with the intention of taking the island for themselves. A battle was fought at Breachacha Castle where the Coll clan overwhelmed the Duarts, chopped off their heads and threw them in the stream, which is still known as "the stream of the heads". The McLeans of Coll retained their baronial fief and castle until 1848 when Alexander Maclean of Coll emigrated to Natal, South Africa where he died unmarried. Breachacha Castle on the south coast dates from the 15th century and has been restored.

Coll     Breachacha Castle    Arinagour

Coll, Breachacha Castle and Arinagour

The population of Coll is now around 200 but was much higher in the past. In the late 18th century there were about 1,000 people supported by agriculture and fishing but during the Highland clearances of the 1830s and 1840s, half the population left, many of them moving to Australia, Canada or South Africa.

Janet’s family would have led a subsistence lifestyle living in little more than a hovel, known today as an island blockhouse. An excellent description of the life and the changing circumstances which led to the large scale repatriation of residents may be found here.

At some stage Janet and her cousin Sarah moved to Glasgow. They were unable to read and write and probably only spoke Gaelic. They were recruited by St Andrew’s Immigration Society which was formed to recruit labourers to Van Diemen’s Land that were not convicts and that were of a ‘superior type’.  

The Society advertised in Glasgow in December 1856 as follows;

FREE EMIGRATION IS AGAIN RESUMED TO VAN DIEMAN'S LAND, (NOW CALLED TASMANIA),

 FOR SCOTTISH EMIGRANTS ONLY.

Under the ST. ANDREW'S EMIGRATION SOCIETY, and the Government Bounty System

The Society has specially for its object the introduction of useful Emigrants, not indiscriminately taken up without re­gard to their qualifications, but well selected, and adapted to the wants of the Colonists.

For the protection and advantageous settlement of Female Emigrants not under the charge of relatives, the Colonial Government have made the most careful provision, no person being permitted to hire any Female from the 'Depot' without the authority of the Government Immigration Officer and the Secretary of the Society, by whom the capabilities and wishes of each woman, with regard to employment, are ascertained;

and that those persons only who are known to be suitable employers are allowed to hire any servant from the 'Depot.' By this means no young woman can fall into improper hands on her arrival in the Colony.

The Passages are given Free, under conditions that the Emigrants agree to pay to the Society, Six Months after arriving in the Colony, £8 for 0 Family, and £5 for a Single Individual, and to reside in the Colony four years, or pay his, proportion of Passage-Money should he remain less than that time.

The following description of Emigrants can be taken:

Experienced Ploughmen and Shepherds, Housemaids, Cooks, and Tablemaids, and Families accustomed to Agricultural Employment. Those without encumbrance will be preferred.

Full information will be obtained on personal application being made to

Messrs. McNAUGHTAN & COCHRANE 163, Ingram Street, Glasgow; or to Mr. ALEXANDER BLAIR, The Selecting Agent

Janet and her first cousin Sarah arrived in Launceston from Glasgow on 31 Mar 1857 on the emigrant ship Broomielaw along with 200 other immigrants for the St Andrew’s Society, including John Stewart. He was from Scotland, aged 26, Presbyterian and could read and write.  His trade was ploughman and he was introduced by William Gunn.  Janet and Sarah Mclean had consecutive Single Bounty Ticket numbers (602 and 603) and identical details, including the sponsor.  This shows that they enrolled and boarded in Glasgow together.

Broomielaw register    Broomielaw register

The Launceston Examiner reported the arrival of the Broomielaw and the appreciation of the passengers on Thursday 2 Apr 1857.

The Broomielaw entered the Tamar heads on Tuesday last, having come to an anchor outside on the previous day. She left the Clyde in tow on 20th December, and was cleared at the Tail of the Bank on the 23rd, by the Immigration Officer, and was towed to sea on same day. The following testimonial has been presented to Capt. Blyth, of the clipper-ship Broomielaw :

Sir,--Our voyage being now come to a termination, we cannot think of bidding you farewell without in some way expressing the gratitude we feel towards you. We had a wish to have given you some more substantial and lasting evidence of our esteem; but being entirely under the control of others, we are uncertain whether we will have an opportunity, after we land, of fulfilling our desires in this matter. We therefore fall back on that which is within our power, vis., --the compiling our sentiments into an address, of which we beg your acceptance.

We, Sir, believe that the inconvenience attending a long sea voyage has been in a great measure ameliorated by the constant kindness you have shown towards us. We have seen you in several of the most trying circumstances that a man in your position can be placed in ;--when your ship was a partial wreck. The indefatigable energy displayed by you in getting her repaired again and again tended greatly to rouse our drooping spirits, and inspire confidence that you would make, not only safe but an expeditious passage, though circumstances seemed leagued against you. Combined with great energy and perseverance, you possess an unassuming kindliness of manner, which is the true characteristic of the British sailor.

Believe us, however anxious we may be to get our feet on terra firma, it will not be without feelings of regret that we shall bid you farewell; and in after years, when recalling the scenes we have witnessed on board the Broomielaw, you will always be remembered with feelings of respect and gratitude. We also beg leave to express our appreciation of all the arrangements made by you to promote our comfort during the whole voyage. That comfort has been augmented by the courtesy and kindness of all your officers and crew, to whom we also tender our sincere thanks. And now, Sir, while saying farewell, we beg leave to wish you every happiness, both in your public and private capacity ; and we pray you may be long spared to discharge the onerous duties of the profession you adorn.

Be pleased, Sir, to accept the above small tribute of our esteem.

Signed by the Passengers Ship Broomielaw

Janet would have been taken by her sponsor, Thomas Corbett, to her new place of employment, Dalness, the farming property at Evandale owned by Allan McKinnon, and his wife Jessie Mclean.  Allan McKinnon arrived in Tasmania in 1823, became owner of Strath in 1827 and of Dalness in 1835, He was a justice of the peace for upwards of 20 years and died at Dalness in 1877.

For Janet, even a life of service at Dalness would have been comparative luxury.  But she was to marry potter John McHugh just eighteen months later.  Cousin Sarah was witness to their wedding in Launceston on 16 Oct 1857.  John and Janet had five children before she died just ten years after marrying John and eighteen months after the birth of their fifth child and only daughter.  A Burnie Advocate article on the history of North Motton on 21 Jan 1922 reported that the first death in the district was that of the wife of Mr. McHugh and it was attributed to lack of medical aid.  She may well have been with child again.