Alexander MACDONALD

(1813 - 1888)
Father*(--?--) MACDONALD
Mother*(--?--) (---?---) d. 1828
Rev Dr Alexander MACDONALD (1813-1888) c1835
Alexander MACDONALD was born in Perth, Perthshire, in April 1813.1,2,3

His parents had both died by the time he applied to the London Missionary Society, and he gives little details other than that he came from Perth and in 1828 while "in apprenticeship in a drug shop" his mother had died and he met a friend who awakened his religious feelings.
Between 1828 and 1834 he was variously at Perth, Glasgow, and Stirling, pursued some form of medical studies, and also had two seasons as a ship's surgeon on whaling boats before 1834, when he decided to apply for a missionary's role. His pastor at Stirling (Alex Marshall) advised him to write to the LMS and his original letter of application, addressed from Dr Beath's, Pont Street, Stirling on 16th May 1834, stated that "I have been through the curriculum of a medical education", but majored on his keenness to become a missionary. Alex Marshall, writing in support of his application on 16th June 1834, said "..he has been for some time a member of (my) Congregational church in Stirling, and before that a member of the church in Glasgow under Dr Wardlaw's pastoral care. He has gone through the usual course preparatory to medical practice, but his heart is set on the work of a missionary."
On 20 June 1834, writing from Dr Monteath's, Princes Street, Perth, Alexander Macdonald himself wrote "I entered my 22nd year in April last," and goes on to say, of his profession "I have gone through my medical education preparatory to practice" (though he does not say where, or for how long). Of his education he said "I have not got a very liberal education. I have got the first principles of the Latin tongue, but I regret very much at not being well acquainted with the original language of scripture".
On 29th July 1834, supplying a confirmatory letter from Glasgow, the pastor Ralph Wardlaw wrote confirming the "two seasons" of whale fishing, and continued "Mr Macdonald left Stirling on 17th last month (i.e. June 1834) and returned to Perth from whence he came. He is but little more than 20 years, his parents are dead, and he is at present living in Perth with some friends".
Whether officially medically qualified or not, his application was swiftly progressed and he found himself sent for training at Turvey College for the rest of 1834. The principal, Richard Cecil, writing on 19th December 1834, said that "while his time (at Turvey) will not expire until 2nd January 1835....I don't know what amount of preparatory knowledge is expected at Homerton (the LMS training college in London) but I fear they would think him poorly finished....His recollections of Greek Grammar are but cloudy". Though apparently showing "quickness of comprehension"......."I do not imagine that he excels as a speaker".
These academic caveats however did not prevent the LMS from appointing Alexander officially in 1835, though it is not clear from the records if he spent any time at Homerton College in 1835.4

The London Missionary Society Register states the following bare details: "#329 MACDONALD, Alexander (15). Born 1813 at Perth. Ch.m., Ch of Scotland, April 1829. Studied at Turvey. Appointed to Samoa. Ordained Oct 7 1835, at Lower St. Ch. Islington. Married. Sailed Nov 7 1835. Arrived at Tahiti April 14, 1836, and at Rarotonga, May 25. In Feb 1837 he proceeded to Samoa, arriving at Savaii early in April, and on Aug 10 1837, settled at Safune. In 1839 he removed to Palauli. In April 1844 he succeeded Mr Hardie at Sapapalii. On account of Mrs Macdonald's ill-health, visited Sydney early in 1850, and as Mrs Macdonald's state of health did not permit her return to Samoa, he settled as a Pastor at Auckland, New Zealand, when his connections with the Society ceased. He died at Auckland March 12, 1888."5 He was ordained as a Deacon on 7 October 1835 at Islington, Middlesex.6

Alexander applied for a marriage licence to wed Selina Dorcas BLOMFIELD at Topcroft, Norfolk, on 8 October 1835.7

He married Selina Dorcas BLOMFIELD, daughter of Ezekiel BLOMFIELD and Mary FUNNELL, in Topcroft, Norfolk, on 9 October 1835.8

Alexander and his wife Selina left England on the 7 November 1835 on the Dunottar Castle, first arriving in Rarotonga in May 1836, then Samoa in April 1837, before settling at Safune in August.9

Education of the three MACDONALD children was a continuing source of concern and subject of much correspondence with the London Missionary Society, due to the lack of facilities in Samoa. Although first raised in May 1842, agreement was not reached on sending them to England until November 1846, but it is unclear when they actually left. However, Alexander did thank the LMS for settling his two sons into Stockwell Green school by early 1849. The image shows a painting of the children, supposedly done by a friend as a keepsake while the children were away.10

In letters to the LMS he describes how, due to his wife's declining health, they had taken ship to Sydney some time before April 1850. By July his wife's health was improving, but he felt they were unable to return to Samoa. By December he had accepted a Congregational post in Auckland, and his employment by the LMS ceased.
Only after his move to Auckland did he request the LMS to return the three children (letters of April 1852); again, it is unclear exactly when they made the return journey. His daughter Eliza appears in the 1851 census at a school in Essex, but there is no record of the two boys.5,11

Eliza Heath MACDONALD and Frederick NUTTER were married by Alexander MACDONALD at the bride's residence, Abercromby St in Auckland, Auckland, on 17 March 1857.12,13,14,15

Mary Lee (Hannah) CHRISTOPHER and Samuel Ludbrook CLARKE were married by Alexander MACDONALD at 'Brick House', Queen St (home of the bride's mother) in Auckland on 30 June 1857.16,17,18,19,20

Emma MATTHEWS and Robert Conder MACDONALD were married by Alexander MACDONALD at the bride's residence, Wellesley St in Auckland, Auckland, on 9 December 1859.21,22,23,24

Charlotte Clements FORSAITH and Thomas Morell MACDONALD were married by Alexander MACDONALD at the Forsaith residence, Khyber Pass Rd in Auckland, Auckland, on 7 January 1862.25,26,27,28,29

He baptised Rebecca Blomfield MacKay (Rebe) CLARKE in Auckland, Auckland, circa 1863.30,31

He baptised Bessie Martha Rhoda CLARKE in Auckland, Auckland, in 1866.30,31

He baptised Mary Emily Watling CLARKE in Auckland, Auckland, circa August 1867.32,31

He was widowed on the death of his wife Selina on 26 April 1880.33,34,35

He signed a will dated 24 November 1884 in Auckland, Auckland, (describing himself as a 'medical practioner') and naming one George JOHNSTON and Frederick William MATTHEWS as executors and his daughter-in-law Emma as the sole direct beneficiary.36,37

Alexander died on 12 March 1888 at the residence of his son-in-law (Fred NUTTER) in Devonport, Auckland, at age 74 of natural decay, atheroma.38,39,36,40,41 He was buried on 14 March 1888 at the Symonds St Cemetery in Grafton.38,42

His will was probated in Auckland, Auckland, on 29 June 1888 in favour of the executors, George JOHNSTON and Frederick WIlliam MATTHEWS.36

Family

Selina Dorcas BLOMFIELD (1815 - 1880)
Children
ChartsMacdonald pedigree
Alexander Macdonald (1813-1888) descendancy
Stephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S10] Book - James Sibree, Register of LMS Missionaries, p36. Note that this does not provide sufficient information to identify his parents, or the actual birth date.
  2. [S482] Email - R Macdonald, email and other correspondence to D Ferguson, 12 Dec 2006 onwards, Extracted from Library of the School of Oriental and African Studies (part of the University of London) where the archives of the London Missionary Society are now held - in these files he states that "I enered my 22nd year in April last" - written June 1834. From this we conclude his 21st birthday was in April 1834, and hence he was born in April 1813.
  3. [S612] GRO Scotland, birth/bapt record, District of Fortingall, OPR Births/baptisms, GRO 355/0A 0020 0253 gives a birth on 15 April, baptised 21st, which is a possible match to the known data, but is not proven.
  4. [S482] Email - R Macdonald, email and other correspondence to D Ferguson, 12 Dec 2006 onwards, Extracted from Library of the School of Oriental and African Studies (part of the University of London) where the archives of the London Missionary Society are now held.
  5. [S10] Book - James Sibree, Register of LMS Missionaries, p36.
  6. [S10] Book - James Sibree, Register of LMS Missionaries, Ordained as Deacon, see page 36.
  7. [S150] Book - Peter Green LLB, Norwich Archdeaconry Marriage Licence Bonds, Page 128. Entry shows: ANF/12/73/53 8 Oct 1835 MACDONALD Alexander, single, 21, Aldergate, London and BLOMFIELD, Seline, single, minor, Topcroft.
    Note that an age of 21 may only mean he had attained at least 21, rather than an absolute age.
  8. [S871] FamilySearch, at https://familysearch.org/, FHL film 1565275, batch I03854-9, item 5, p21; also FHL film 1596598, batch I07345-0, item 16, p53.
  9. [S2] Book - Richard Lovett History of the LMS, sighted in Turnbull Library, Wellington, NZ, 12 Feb 1988. "He gave up medical practice in Scotland, and was sent by the London Missionary Society with Messrs Heath, Hardy, Mills, Murray, Barnden. Left Gravesend in Dunottar Castle 7/11/1835. Arrived Rarotonga May 1836 then Samoa in April 1837, settling at Safune in August. Later lived at Palauli. Left the Society in 1850 for New Zealand."
  10. [S747] Filmed Manuscript - National Library, Canberra, AJCP Microfilms: Film M30, box 15, folder 5, jacket C to film M75, box 4, folder 8, jacket A.
  11. [S747] Filmed Manuscript - National Library, Canberra, AJCP Microfilms: Film M30, box 15, folder 5, jacket C to film M75, box 4, folder 8, jacket A & Film M37, box 22, folder 4, jacket B to box 23, folder 5, jacket E.
  12. [S338] Varcoe's NZ Marriage Index, at http://marvin.otago.ac.nz/marriages/, Folio 97.
  13. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 97.
  14. [S924] BDM Registrar of New Zealand, marriage record, Reg. No. 1857/497 (Eliza) and 566 (Frederick).
  15. [S802] Newspaper - Southern Cross, issue of 20 Mar 1857, Vol XIV, Issue 1015, p3.
  16. [S265] Book - Edgar T. Jones, George & Martha Clarke Family Tree, p13.
  17. [S323] Family Bible - Mary Lee Clarke bible, On 30/6/1857 at the home of the bride's mother, 'Brick House', Queen Street, Auckland, married Mary Lee (Hannah) CHRISTOPHER. b.2/4/1826, Thetford, Norfolk, England.
    "The Marriage ceremony was conducted by Rev. Alexander MacDonald, Congregational minister of High St. Auckland, after the delivery of the certificate required by the Act of the General Assembly of N.Z. and entitled the Marriage Act, 1854.
    Witnesses: Thomas Morell McDonald (sic) and Charlotte Clements Forsaith. Present at the Marriage: T. MacDonald, Charlotte Forsaith, Mary Brown, Helen Burrows, Mr & Mrs Forsaith, Mr & Mrs Matthews, Mr & Mrs Nutter, Mrs Ludbrook senr., Mrs Burrows, Mrs Woodham, Mrs Christopher, Mr Ludbrook, R. MacDonald, Mr & Mrs Joseph Brown, Misses Matthews, Buttle, Lyth, Jane McIntosh.
    The hymn sung was 'Come let us join our Cheerful Songs.' "
  18. [S338] Varcoe's NZ Marriage Index, at http://marvin.otago.ac.nz/marriages/, Folio 99.
  19. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 99.
  20. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Marriage Reg. No. 1857/180.
  21. [S261] Pearlspad, New Zealand, at http://www.pearlspad.net.nz, As extracted from the 'New Zealander', and recorded at www.pearlspad.net.nz/MARRIAGES.htm, although it is unclear if the misspelt names are transcription errors or an error by the New Zealander staff:
    McDONALD - MATTHEWS - On 9th December 1859 at the residence of the bride's father, Wellesley-street, Auckland by the father of the bridegroom, Robert Conder, eldest son of Rev Alex McDonald to Emma, second daughter of Mr E J Matthews, Builder, late Clerk of Works, Royal Engineers Department.
  22. [S338] Varcoe's NZ Marriage Index, at http://marvin.otago.ac.nz/marriages/, Folio 130.
  23. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 130.
  24. [S924] BDM Registrar of New Zealand, marriage record, Reg. No. 1859/1150.
  25. [S922] BDM Registrar of New Zealand, birth record, Reg. No. 1877/14047.
  26. [S338] Varcoe's NZ Marriage Index, at http://marvin.otago.ac.nz/marriages/, Folio 227.
  27. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 227.
  28. [S924] BDM Registrar of New Zealand, marriage record, Reg. No. 1862/675 (bride) and 1862/1113 (groom).
  29. [S802] Newspaper - Southern Cross, issue of 7 Feb 1862, Vol XVIII, Issue 1476, p7.
  30. [S265] Book - Edgar T. Jones, George & Martha Clarke Family Tree, p14.
  31. [S312] Electronic Files - A Robinson, and subsequent correspondence.
  32. [S265] Book - Edgar T. Jones, George & Martha Clarke Family Tree, p17.
  33. [S923] BDM Registrar of New Zealand, death record, Old folio 519, Ref. No. 30293072.
  34. [S910] Newspaper - Auckland Weekly News, issue of 1 May 1880, p8, Obituary.
  35. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1880/406, aged 65.
  36. [S356] Will - Alexander Macdonald, Archives of New Zealand, Auckland Regional Office BBAE 1569 288.
  37. [S800] National Archives - NZ Archives (Archway), Auckland probate record, Item ID R21449790, Agency BBAE, Accession A48, box 11, record 288.
  38. [S923] BDM Registrar of New Zealand, death record, Old folio 515/1888, Ref. No. 1211292077.
  39. [S863] Newspaper - New Zealand Herald, issue of 13 Mar 1888, Vol XXV, issue 9000, p4 and 26 Mar 1888, Vol XXV, issue 9011, p9, Obituary, and also another obituary in a newspaper cutting pasted into "Henry's Bible" then in the possession of Miss A.H.M. Spencer, Mt Eden, Auckland, NZ.
  40. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1888/1868, aged 75.
  41. [S801] Newspaper - Auckland Star, issue of 13 Mar 1888, Vol XIX, Issue 51, p8.
  42. [S139] Cemetery Entry - NZSG, Symonds St Cemetery, NZ Cemetery Records, Presbyterian section, west side, Section B03.17 (Vol 1, p49).

Alexander Blomfield MACDONALD

(1869 - 1934)
Father*Robert Conder MACDONALD b. 1836, d. 1902
Mother*Emma MATTHEWS b. 1838
Alexander Blomfield MACDONALD was born in Auckland, Auckland, on 28 January 1869.1,2,3

He married Wilhelmina WALLIS, daughter of William Wallace WALLIS and Ann PAUL, at St John's Church, Darlinghurst in Sydney, New South Wales, on 2 December 1896.4,5,6

He registered a firm of dentists in April 1903 at 214 Enmore Rd, along with one George Harding and Eugene Richard Senis Larbalestier.7

About 1910 he was reputed to have bought a large parcel of land from the Maori near Kaihere.8

He lived in 1916 at 210 Enmore Rd, Enmore in Sydney, New South Wales.8

He was trained as a chemist, but was a dentist up to 1916 at 151 Elizabeth St in Sydney, New South Wales.8

He died on 3 March 1934 in Auckland, Auckland, at age 65.1,9,10 He was buried on 5 March 1934 at the Hamilton West Cemetery in Hamilton.11

Family

Wilhelmina WALLIS (1871 - 1921)
Children
ChartsAlexander Macdonald (1813-1888) descendancy
Stephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S354] Electronic Files - A Macdonald, and subsequent correspondence.
  2. [S395] Family Bible - Robert Macdonald bible.
  3. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1869/5683.
  4. [S354] Electronic Files - A Macdonald, and subsequent correspondence, when Wilhelmina married, she was living at 12 Womerah Avenue, Sydney.
  5. [S284] Index - New South Wales BDMs online, at http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au, Marriage Reg. No. 6688/1896.
  6. [S926] BDM NSW Registry, birth record, Reg. No. 4613/1899.
  7. [S716] NSW State Records, at http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/, Register of Firms - item 2/8526, p528.
  8. [S327] Email - A Macdonald, email & correspondence to D Ferguson, 1 Sep 2003 onwards.
  9. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1934/3111, aged 65.
  10. [S763] Hamilton City Cemeteries database, at http://www.hamilton.govt.nz/our-services/cemetery-services/…
  11. [S763] Hamilton City Cemeteries database, at http://www.hamilton.govt.nz/our-services/cemetery-services/…, Hamilton West, A3A-H-30.

Alexander Gordon MACDONALD

(1885 - 1959)
Father*Thomas Morell MACDONALD b. 1840, d. 1909
Mother*Charlotte Clements FORSAITH b. 1843, d. 1894
Alexander Gordon MACDONALD was born in Invercargill, Southland, on 22 June 1885.1,2

He married Flora MACDONALD in the Federation of Malay States in 1913.3

Margaret Helen Frances WALTON and Alexander Gordon MACDONALD were appointed executors of Richard Copplestone BEWSHER's estate in London on 8 May 1947.4

Alexander died on 29 August 1959 in Gouldhurst, Kent, at age 74.1,5,6

His will was probated in London on 1 February 1960 with effects valued at £4365/8/5.5

Family

Flora MACDONALD (1882 - 1964)
Child
ChartsAlexander Macdonald (1813-1888) descendancy
Samuel Forsaith (c1702-1751) descendancy
Stephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S355] Email - Mary (Macdonald) Khanna, email to D Ferguson, 3 Feb 2004, Details taken from Ian Macdonald's mother's address book during interview with Ian by Mary Khanna (Macdonald), Jan 2004.
  2. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1885/15115.
  3. [S355] Email - Mary (Macdonald) Khanna, email to D Ferguson, 3 Feb 2004, Details taken from Ian Macdonald's mother's address book during interview by M Khanna, Jan 2004.
  4. [S677] Index - England High Court of Justice, England & Wales National Probate Calendar, probate granted in London to Margaret Helen Frances MACDONALD (wife of Ian Gordon MACDONALD) and Alexander Gordon MACDONALD, retired engineer.
  5. [S677] Index - England High Court of Justice, England & Wales National Probate Calendar, probate granted in London to The Chartered Bank.
  6. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Indexes, Death: District of Maidstone, Vol 5b, p469.

Arnold Morell (Dick) MACDONALD

(1873 - 1937)
Father*Thomas Morell MACDONALD b. 1840, d. 1909
Mother*Charlotte Clements FORSAITH b. 1843, d. 1894
Arnold (Dick) Morell MACDONALD
(1873-1937)
Arnold Morell (Dick) MACDONALD was born in Invercargill, Southland, on 11 November 1873.1 He was also known in the family as Eeyore, as all the family carried nicknames from the Winnie-the-Pooh books; but he signed himself as 'A Morell Macdonald', while using 'Dick' as his common name (quite why is unclear).2

He was educated at Southland Boys High School, and admitted as Solicitor to the Supreme Court on 28 June 1898 and made a partner in his father's business on 2 April 1900.3,4

He married Ella Mary MORRIS, daughter of Arthur William MORRIS and Janet (Jessie) MOODIE, at First Church in Dunedin, Otago, on 18 February 1902.5,6,7,8

In 1904 Mr E R Wilson designed a new Macdonald family home in an acre of ground at 73 Princes St, the house being named 'Maranui'. The lounge featured a carved fireplace, reputedly created by Dick himself.9

He was one of New Zealand's first indigenous Pictorialist photographers, being an active camera club member from 1901. By 1919 he had acquired considerable photographic skills and was sending work to London, Paris and Los Angeles. His participation in the Southland camera clubs along with Wm. J. Ferguson saw them dominate interclub competition in the early 1920s, with Macdonald personally achieving champion print three years in succession. A fine exponent of soft edged compositions, he was proficient in a number of techniques including bromoil, an oil-pigment/water-resist method beloved of the Pictorialists.10

Arnold died on 27 March 1937 at 31 Taieri Rd in Roslyn, Dunedin, Otago, at age 63 of a syncope from over-exertion.11,12 He was buried on 29 March 1937 at the Invercargill Eastern Cemetery in Invercargill.11,13

Family

Ella Mary MORRIS (1875 - 1973)
Children
ChartsMacdonald pedigree
Alexander Macdonald (1813-1888) descendancy
William Morries descendancy
Thomas Mudie (Moodie) (1776-?) descendancy
Samuel Forsaith (c1702-1751) descendancy
Stephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1874/8036.
  2. [S369] Personal knowledge of D Ferguson.
  3. [S703] Newspaper - Southland Times, obituary.
  4. [S708] NZ Electronic Text Centre - Cyclopedia of New Zealand, at http://www.nzetc.org, Otago & Southland Provincial Districts - Legal Section.
  5. [S1] Manuscript - Journal of A W Morris, Family Register on page 519.
  6. [S421] Presbyterian Church Archives of NZ, at http://www.archives.presbyterian.org.nz/
  7. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 1288.
  8. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Marriage Reg. No. 1902/1098.
  9. [S703] Newspaper - Southland Times, issue of 9 Sep 1978 (included drawing of the house in its current state by John Husband).
  10. [S595] Book - NZ Centre of Photography, NZ Pictorialists, Description published with a reproduction of the 'Road Workers' c.1928 225x265mm silver gelatine print (PSNZ collection).
  11. [S923] BDM Registrar of New Zealand, death record, Certified copy No. 99373.
  12. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1937/24371, aged 63.
  13. [S586] Invercargill City Cemetery database, at http://www.icc.govt.nz/ServicesA-Z/Cemeteries/…, Block 9, plot 23.

Arthur Robert MACDONALD

(1878 - 1918)
Father*Thomas Morell MACDONALD b. 1840, d. 1909
Mother*Charlotte Clements FORSAITH b. 1843, d. 1894
Arthur Robert MACDONALD (1878-1918)
Arthur Robert MACDONALD was born in Invercargill, Southland, on 26 August 1878.1

Arthur died on 23 January 1918 in Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, at age 39 while serving as Second Lieutenant with the 2nd Bn, Otago Regiment, NZEF (#832070).2 He was buried at the Aeroplane Cemetery in Ieper.3
ChartsAlexander Macdonald (1813-1888) descendancy
Samuel Forsaith (c1702-1751) descendancy
Stephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1879/4050 (indexed only as 'Robert').
  2. [S196] Commonwealth War Graves Commission, at http://www.cwgc.org
  3. [S196] Commonwealth War Graves Commission, at http://www.cwgc.org, ARTHUR ROBERT MACDONALD, Second Lieutenant, 832070, 2nd Bn., Otago Regiment, N.Z.E.F. who died on Wednesday, 23rd January 1918.
    Cemetery: AEROPLANE CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium; Grave Reference/Panel Number: VII. B. 39.

Arthur Stuart (Tui) MACDONALD

(1905 - 1997)
Father*Percy Blomfield MACDONALD b. 1875, d. 1944
Mother*Henrietta Eliza (Etta) TRAILL b. 1879, d. 1963
Arthur S (Tui) MACDONALD
(1905-1997)
March 1987
Arthur Stuart (Tui) MACDONALD was born in Invercargill, Southland, on 24 August 1905.1

He was a reporter for the Southland Times, later the Otago Daily Times. He was also a fisherman while living at Half Moon Bay, Stewart Island.

He married Marjorie Charlotte Wreford ALDRIDGE in Dunedin, Otago, on 10 July 1935.2

Arthur died on 7 November 1997 in Rangiora, Canterbury, at age 92.3,4 He was cremated in Rangiora on 12 November 1997.3 His ashes were buried at Halfmoon Bay Cemetery.5
ChartsAlexander Macdonald (1813-1888) descendancy
Samuel Forsaith (c1702-1751) descendancy
Stephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1905/14178, and Death Reg. No. 1997/46400 gives this birthdate.
  2. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 7145.
  3. [S703] Newspaper - Southland Times, Deaths.
  4. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1997/46400.
  5. [S750] Southland District Council Cemetery database, at http://www.southlanddc.govt.nz/my-southland/cemeteries-/…, Memorial Wall Row B, Plot 3.

Bert Richmond MACDONALD1

(1915 - 1980)
Father*Alexander Blomfield MACDONALD1 b. 1869, d. 1934
Mother*Wilhelmina WALLIS1 b. 1871, d. 1921
Bert Richmond MACDONALD was born on 25 August 1915 in Waitakaruru.1,2

He married Mary (Maisie) HAY, daughter of William HAY and Jessie WILSON, in New Zealand in 1938.2,3

He died on 15 March 1980 in Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, at age 64.2

Family

Mary (Maisie) HAY (1916 - )
ChartsAlexander Macdonald (1813-1888) descendancy
Stephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S327] Email - A Macdonald, email & correspondence to D Ferguson, 1 Sep 2003 onwards.
  2. [S354] Electronic Files - A Macdonald, and subsequent correspondence.
  3. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 5112.

Beryl Harriet MACDONALD1

(1901 - 1974)
Father*Thomas Edmund MACDONALD b. 1862, d. 1939
Mother*Harriet Jane CANNING b. 1871, d. 1942
Beryl Harriet MACDONALD was born at 'Glendarnel', Morubin Rd, Mosman in Sydney, New South Wales, on 16 October 1901.1

She signed the register at Archibald CAMPBELL and Ada May Blomfield MACDONALD's wedding at Congregational Church, Alfred St in Sydney, New South Wales, on 1 January 1921.2,3

She died on 3 August 1974 in New South Wales at age 72.4,5
ChartsAlexander Macdonald (1813-1888) descendancy
Stephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S926] BDM NSW Registry, birth record, Reg. No. 33644/1901.
  2. [S928] BDM NSW Registry, marriage record, Reg. No. 3548/1921.
  3. [S284] Index - New South Wales BDMs online, at http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au, Marriage Reg. No. 3548/1921.
  4. [S284] Index - New South Wales BDMs online, at http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au, Death Reg. No. 55729/1974.
  5. [S396] Ryerson Index to Australian Newspaper Death and Obituary Notices, at http://www.rootsweb.com/~nswsdps/dpsindex.htm, Sydney Morning Herald of 9 Aug 1974; 'late of Katoomba.'

Berys Hunter MACDONALD

(1911 - 1988)
Father*Arnold Morell (Dick) MACDONALD b. 1873, d. 1937
Mother*Ella Mary MORRIS b. 1875, d. 1973
Berys FERGUSON
(nee MACDONALD)
(1911-1988)
Berys Hunter MACDONALD was born in Invercargill, Southland, on 19 April 1911.1 She was also known in the family as Tigger, as all the family carried nicknames from the Winnie-the-Pooh books.2

She was a bridesmaid at Ivall Moira (Mollie) HANSEN and Morris Morell MACDONALD's wedding at St Marks Church in Opawa, Christchurch, Canterbury, on 20 October 1934.3,4

She worked in the offices of Allan Ford, architect, as architectural draughtsman in Invercargill until April 1938, when she moved to Wellington and worked for Anscombe's for 8 months then the Wellington City Corporation.2

She married Alexander FERGUSON, son of Alexander FERGUSON and Catherine Sinclair (Kate) McINNES, at St Luke's Church in Remuera, Auckland, on 13 October 1941.5,6,7,8

Berys died on 6 February 1988 at 185 The Ridgeway in Stoke, Nelson, at age 76 of cancer.9,2,10,11 She was cremated at the Wakapuaka Crematorium in Nelson on 8 February 1988.2

Family

Alexander FERGUSON (1912 - 2005)
ChartsMacdonald pedigree
Thomas Fergusson (c1758-1844) descendancy
John McInnes descendancy
Hugh McColl descendancy
Alexander Macdonald (1813-1888) descendancy
William Morries descendancy
Thomas Mudie (Moodie) (1776-?) descendancy
Samuel Forsaith (c1702-1751) descendancy
Stephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S922] BDM Registrar of New Zealand, birth record, Reg. No. 1911/12476.
  2. [S369] Personal knowledge of D Ferguson.
  3. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 9437.
  4. [S911] Newspaper - Christchurch Press, issue of 22 Oct 1934, issue 21301, Vol LXX, p3, col2-4, image, News for Women, A Christchurch Wedding.
  5. [S924] BDM Registrar of New Zealand, marriage record, District of Auckland, 1941, entry #76.
  6. [S703] Newspaper - Southland Times, issue of 27 Nov 1941, Marriages.
  7. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 10357.
  8. [S922] BDM Registrar of New Zealand, birth record, District of Buller, 1946, entry 144.
  9. [S908] Newspaper - Nelson Evening Mail, Feb 1988, Deaths.
  10. [S373] Cemetery Marker - Alexander and Berys H Macdonald, Marsden Valley Cemetery, Nelson, NZ.
  11. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1988/38350.

Charlotte Blomfield (Lotta) MACDONALD

(1863 - 1952)
Father*Thomas Morell MACDONALD b. 1840, d. 1909
Mother*Charlotte Clements FORSAITH b. 1843, d. 1894
Charlotte Blomfield (Lotta) MACDONALD was born in Invercargill, Southland, on 2 March 1863.

She married James Alexander LAW in New Zealand in 1896.1,2

Charlotte died on 10 September 1952 at of 35 Cargill St in Dunedin, Otago, at age 89.3,4 She was cremated in Dunedin on 12 September 1952, and her ashes were scattered the next day.5

Family

James Alexander LAW (1861 - 1901)
Children
ChartsAlexander Macdonald (1813-1888) descendancy
Samuel Forsaith (c1702-1751) descendancy
Stephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 3273.
  2. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Marriage Reg. No. 1896/2352.
  3. [S420] Dunedin City Cemeteries database, at http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/facilities/cemeteries/…
  4. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1952/33177, aged 89.
  5. [S420] Dunedin City Cemeteries database, at http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/facilities/cemeteries/…, Original reference S19520916.