Dougal McLean

Male Abt 1811 - 1890  (~ 79 years)


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  • Name Dougal McLean 
    Born Abt 1811  Isle of Skye, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • MORUYA
      Page 349
      Distance 198 miles South of Sydney
      MCLEAN Dougal, labourer, Gundary
      (Greville's 1872 Post Office Directory)
    Gender Male 
    Emigrated to Australia 1840  From the Isl of Skye, Scotland to New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Emigration
    Henry Porcher MCLEAN Dugald 29 21/02/1840 Reels 2668, 1312 173 [4/4781], [4/4854] Husband of Flora; farmer; and family NRS 5313, 5314
    (Index to Miscellaneous Immigrants, State Records NSW, Index to Persons on Government ships Aug 1837-Feb 1840)

    MCLEAN Dugald, age 29, Farmer, Skye, Presbyterian, Major Innis, Port Macquarie
    MCLEAN Flora, age, 26, Housekeeper, Skye, Presbyterian
    MCLEAN John, age 1, Skye
    (Passenger List of the Henry Porcher, 21/2/1940, 'Online' microfilm of shipping lists-State Records NSW)

    Major Innes
    INNIS Major, ship, Maitland, status, P, arrival, 04 Jun 1845. origin port, Port Macquarie, SMH
    INNIS Major, ship, Maitland, status, P, arrival, 19 Feb 1845, origin port Port Macquarie, SMH

    INNIS Major, ship Maitland, status, P, arrival, 23 Mar 1847, origin port, Port Macquarie SMH
    (Index to the Unassisted Arrivals NSW 1842-1855, State Records of New South Wales)

    INNIS G Mrs, arrival, Maitland, status, P, arrival, 05 Apr 1847, origin port, Port Macquarie, SMH
    (Index to the Unassisted Arrivals NSW 1842-1855, State Records of New South Wales)

    INNIS Miss, Master, ship, Maitland, status, P, arrival, 11 Jan 1846, origin port, Pt Macquarie, Pt Stephens, SMH
    (Index to the Unassisted Arrivals NSW 1842-1855, State Records of New South Wales)

    Innes, Archibald Clunes (1800?1857)
    by E. Flowers
    This article was published in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 2, (MUP), 1967
    Archibald Clunes Innes (1800-1857), soldier and pastoralist, was born at Thrumster, Scotland, the son of Major James Innes, a distinguished soldier. He was commissioned an ensign in the 3rd Regiment on 23 September 1813 and served in the Peninsular war. He arrived in Sydney as captain of the guard in the convict ship Eliza in 1822. From January 1824 to May 1825 he served in Van Diemen's Land where he distinguished himself in recapturing escaped convicts. In December 1825 he was appointed aide-de-camp to the lieutenant-governor of New South Wales and became a magistrate in November 1826. He sought and gained the position of commandant of the penal settlement at Port Macquarie, being appointed in December 1826 in succession to Captain Gilman. About six months later he returned to Sydney as brigade major. In 1828 he resigned his commission and was appointed superintendent of police and magistrate at Parramatta, serving there until his resignation in 1829. In 1829, at one of the most magnificent weddings that the colony had then seen, he married Margaret, daughter of the colonial secretary, Alexander McLeay.
    In 1830 Innes became police magistrate at Port Macquarie and was granted 2568 acres (1039 ha) and contracts to supply the convict population with food. This land he worked with convict labour, transforming the wilderness into the fabled Lake Innes, for many years the greatest pastoral property north of Sydney. On this establishment he built, on a typically grand scale, his home, Lake Innes Cottage. As his wealth grew he spread his interests. In his first few years at Lake Innes he produced the first sugar grown in the district. He acquired sheep and cattle stations all over northern New South Wales, among them Yarrows on the Hastings, Brimbine and Innestown on the Manning, Waterloo, Innes Creek, Kentucky and Beardy Plains. He bought Furracabad and the township on this station, the present Glen Innes, was named after him. In 1844 he planted thirty acres (12 ha) of vines and constructed large wine cellars; this venture soon failed. He was largely responsible for the building of a road from Port Macquarie to the New England district. An example of his panache at the height of his career was the hiring in 1842 of the steamship Maitland to take his wool from Port Macquarie to Sydney. At his apogee one of the wealthiest men in the colony, he became famous for the hospitality he dispensed to all travellers to his regions; a detailed account of a journey through the area by Governor Sir Charles FitzRoy and the vice-regal entourage is given by Colonel Godfrey Mundy in Our Antipodes (London, 1852). During the depression in the 1840s Innes's wealth was almost completely wiped out and he became bankrupt in 1852. He was then appointed assistant gold commissioner and magistrate at Nundle and later police magistrate at Newcastle, where he died on 29 August 1857.
    Of his five children, two sons died in 1842; the surviving son, Gustavus Archibald Clunes Innes, became a Church of England minister and served in New South Wales and Victoria. The two daughters married and resided in the colony; his niece, Annabella Boswell, kept a journal in 1845-48 at Port Macquarie, which was published in Sydney in 1962. George Innes, a younger brother of Major Innes, received one of the first land grants in Bathurst plains in 1823, to which he gave the name Yarras.

    Innes was largely responsible for transforming Port Macquarie from a penal settlement to a flourishing town. His activities led to the opening of the area between Port Macquarie and New England. His early success in his pastoral endeavours at Lake Innes, including his pioneering of the sugar industry, pointed to the future prosperity of this part of New South Wales. In a time and place when much existence was drab and bitter the doings and the mode of Archibald Clunes Innes wore a cheering brightness.

    Two portraits in oils and one in crayon are in the Mitchell Library, Sydney.
    (Wikipedia)



     
    Died 1890  Moruya, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 8337/1890
      MCLEAN DOUGAL
      WILLIAM and MARGARET
      MORUYA
      (New South Wales Death Index 1788-1985)
    Person ID I9189  Hickey, List, Bundesen, Thomsen, Jensen, Jessen
    Last Modified 15 Apr 2016 

    Family Flora,   b. Abt 1814, Isle of Skye, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1896, Moruya, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Married Isle of Skye, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Ronald McLean,   b. 1849, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1930, Narooma, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2016 
    Family ID F2037  Group Sheet


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