Alexander MATHESON 1830-1892 b. Ross-shire, Scotland
&
Christina McFARLANE c.1832-1915 b. Iona, Scotland

of Applecross, Ross-shire & Iona, Argyllshire, Scotland ; Henty, near Sandford, S-W Victoria, Australia.

Alexander MATHESON 1830-1892, b. Lochalsh, Ross-shire, Scotland, son of Dugald MATHESON and Rebecca McLENNAN. Alexander MATHESON was recorded on the passenger list as a nephew of Farquhar MATHESON and Mary MATHESON who, along with six children, 2 neices & a nephew, emigrated from Liverpool on the ship "New Zealander" which arrived at Portland Bay, S-W Victoria, Australia on 30 November 1853. The passenger list recorded the family as :--Farquhar MATHESON (48, Agr. Labourer from Creagh, Lochalsh, Ross-shire, Scotland), Mary (36), Isabella (17), Murdo (14), Mary (12), Rebecca (10), Christy (6), Donald (4), as well as Alexander (27, Nephew), Mary (28, Niece) & Rebecca (24, Niece). Farquhar and Mary MATHESON both died at Sandford and are buried in the Old Casterton cemetery.

Alexander's sister Mary from the "New Zealander" married Andrew Ross REID and died at Penshurst, S-W Victoria in 1897.

Alexander's sister Rebecca from the "New Zealander" married Thomas WRIGHT ~1829-1882, had a large family in Portland, S-W Vic., and died at Hamilton, S-W Victoria in 1908.

Christina McFARLANE c.1832-1915, b. Iona, Argyllshire, Scotland, daughter of Archibald McFARLANE and Mary McDONALD. Christina was one of the five children of Archibald McFARLANE and Mary McDONALD who, with their widowed mother, emigrated from Liverpool in August 1852, on the ship "Marmion" which arrived at Portland Bay, S-W Victoria, Australia on 4 December 1852. The passenger list recorded the family as :--Mary MacFARLANE (48, widow, strong, healthy woman) from Iona, Duke of Argyll, Dugald (28, in service at Paisley), Ronald (24, in service Arran), Archibald (21, in service Paisley), Christina (19, farm servant, 12 mths, fine woman), Archibald (16, fine healthy lad)

Alexander MATHESON and Christina McFARLANE were married in 1865 in Victoria and had a family of six children born in the Henty and Merino area, S-W Victoria from 1866 to 1876.

Alexander MATHESON was a farmer of "Iona" Henty, near Sandford, S-W Victoria when he died in 1892 and was buried in the Sandford cemetery.

Alexander's widow, Christina MATHESON also died at "Iona" Henty, near Sandford, S-W Victoria in 1915 and was buried in the Sandford cemetery.

Alexander MATHESON & Christina McFARLANE had the following known family...

  1. Ronald McFarlane MATHESON b. 1866, Henty, near Sandford, S-W Vic., d. 1924, Melbourne, Vic., m. in 1895 at Merino, Vic to Ellen Rebecca DWYER 1867-1949, b. Merino, S-W Vic., d. Warracknabeal, Vic. 4 children.
  2. Rebecca Ann Catherine MATHESON b. 1867, Merino, S-W Vic., d. 1895, Hamilton, S-W Vic. Buried at Sandford.
  3. Dugald MATHESON b. 1869, Merino, S-W Vic., d. 1898, Sandford, S-W Vic. Buried at Sandford.
  4. Mary MATHESON b. 1870, Merino, S-W Vic., d. 1934, Hamilton, S-W Vic. Buried at Sandford.
  5. Alexander MATHESON b. 1873, Merino, S-W Vic., d. 1964, Merino, S-W Vic., m. in 1913 at __, Vic to Grace ROBERTSON 1882-1968, b. Macarthur, S-W Vic., d. Merino, S-W Vic. 2 children, parents buried at Sandford.
  6. Archibald MATHESON b. 1876, Merino, S-W Vic., d. 1921, "Staffa" Sandford, S-W Vic., m. in 1910 at __, Vic to Ruby Alice BLACKBURN 1884-1975, b. Nhill, West Vic., d. Nhill, W Vic. 2 children.

Links to Pioneer Names at...

Carapook & Muntham : Casterton : Chetwynd : Dartmoor : Digby : Harrow & Balmoral : Hotspur :

Merino & Henty : Sandford : Strathdownie : Wando Vale


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