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

Beryl 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
Wedding of Morris MACDONALD and Ivall (Mollie) HANSEN 22 Oct 1934, Christchurch


She had a lifetime affinity with all things mechanical (and later electrical) having been refused a Meccano set for her birthday as 'girls didn't play with things like that'. As a result she had to make do with borrowing her elder brother's sets. In later life you could always rely on the contents of her handbag including a small set of screwdrivers, which 'might come in handy' and frequently did.

She followed her father's great interest in cars, but was not allowed to buy her first one (an Austin 7) until she had proven she could change the wheel of the family Dodge - a lot bigger and heavier job than the Austin!

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 before joining the Wellington City Corporation, in both cases in architectural design and drafting work, although she never received any formal training.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
Wedding of Alexander FERGUSON to Berys H MACDONALD, October 1941


Berys died on 6 February 1988 at 185 The Ridgeway in Stoke, Nelson, at age 76 of cancer.8,2,9,10 She was cremated at the Wakapuaka Crematorium in Nelson on 8 February 1988.2 Her ashes were scattered in the garden of her home at 185 The Ridgeway.2
Memorial - Alexander FERGUSON (1912-2005) and Berys (nee MACDONALD)(1911-1988), Marsden Valley, Nelson, NZ

Family

Alexander FERGUSON (1912 - 2005)
ChartsMacdonald pedigree
Thomas Fergusson (c1758-1844) descendancy
Martin 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. [S908] Newspaper - Nelson Evening Mail, Feb 1988, Deaths.
  9. [S373] Cemetery Marker - Alexander and Berys H Macdonald, Marsden Valley Cemetery, Nelson, NZ.
  10. [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.

Charlotte Marion (Lottie) MACDONALD

(1871 - 1952)
Father*Robert Conder MACDONALD b. 1836, d. 1902
Mother*Emma MATTHEWS b. 1838
Charlotte Marion (Lottie) MACDONALD was born in Auckland, Auckland, on 17 June 1871.1,2,3

She signed the register at John Coleman SLADE and Emma Selina (Lena) MACDONALD's wedding at Presbyterian Church, Mosman in Sydney, New South Wales, on 2 January 1900. He gave his usual place of residence as Rockhampton, Queensland, occupation as State School Teacher but reduced his age to 41, from 44 (possibly to be closer to his bride's age?).4

She married Poul Ludvig Peter George SYLOW, son of Niels SYLOW and Sophie NELLEMAN, at Congregational Church, Summerhill in Sydney, New South Wales, on 15 October 1901.1

They lived at 'The Hollins', next to the Sugar Refinery, Fortitude Valley in Brisbane, Queensland, between 1913 and 1925, with Paul listed as 'manager.5'

Charlotte, as the mother of the bride, attended Ruth Neleman SYLOW and Nigel Lesley FOXTON's wedding at Ann St Presbyterian Church in Brisbane, Queensland, on 14 September 1929.6,7,8

They lived at Angus St, Bardon in Brisbane, Queensland, in 1936, where Charlotte is on 'home duties' and her son Karl is a dentist.9

Charlotte died on 20 July 1952 in Queensland at age 81.10

Family

Poul Ludvig Peter George SYLOW (1860 - 1936)
Children
ChartsAlexander Macdonald (1813-1888) descendancy
Stephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S928] BDM NSW Registry, marriage record, Reg. No. 8685/1901.
  2. [S395] Family Bible - Robert Macdonald bible.
  3. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1871/11472.
  4. [S928] BDM NSW Registry, marriage record, Reg. No. 1628/1900.
  5. [S504] Australian Electoral Rolls 1903-1954, at http://www.ancestry.com.au, for years 1913, 1919, 1925.
  6. [S488] Index - Queensland BDMs (online and fiche), at https://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage Reg. No. 1929/B6728.
  7. [S183] National Archives Film - Queensland BDM Indexes, Microfilm, Reg. No. 1929/B006728.
  8. [S537] Newspaper - Brisbane Courier / Courier Mail, issue of 16 Sep 1929, p18.
  9. [S504] Australian Electoral Rolls 1903-1954, at http://www.ancestry.com.au
  10. [S183] National Archives Film - Queensland BDM Indexes, Microfilm, Reg. No. 1952/B039010.

Eleanor May MACDONALD

(1865 - 1865)
Father*Thomas Morell MACDONALD b. 1840, d. 1909
Mother*Charlotte Clements FORSAITH b. 1843, d. 1894
Eleanor May MACDONALD was born in Invercargill, Southland, on 16 March 1865.1

Eleanor died on 25 August 1865 in Invercargill, Southland.2 She was buried at the Invercargill Eastern Cemetery in Invercargill.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. 1865/22398 (as Eleanor Mary).
  2. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1865/10997 aged 5 yrs (which should be 5 mths).
  3. [S586] Invercargill City Cemetery database, at http://www.icc.govt.nz/ServicesA-Z/Cemeteries/…, Block 9, plot 23 with a burial date of 29 Nov 1881 - given the stone agrees on a death date of 1865, but the burial register, plot book and plot card give the 1881 date, we assume she must have been buried elsewhere before 1881.

Eliza Heath MACDONALD

(1838 - 1920)
Father*Alexander MACDONALD b. 1813, d. 1888
Mother*Selina Dorcas BLOMFIELD b. 1815, d. 1880
Eliza Heath MACDONALD was born in Safune, Savaii Island, West Samoa, on 4 May 1838. Her middle name Heath relates to Thomas HEATH, a contemporary LMS missionary of her father, who also served in Samoa in 1842-46.1,2

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 picture shows a painting of the children, supposedly done by a friend as a keepsake while the children were away.3
Robert, Eliza & Thomas MACDONALD by unknown artist, c1846

She was attending the Marsh St School at Walthamstow at the time of the 1851 UK census.4

She married Frederick NUTTER at the bride's residence, Abercromby St in Auckland, Auckland, on 17 March 1857.5,6,7,8

Eliza died in 1920 in New Zealand.9

Family

Frederick NUTTER (1822 - 1896)
Children
ChartsAlexander Macdonald (1813-1888) descendancy
Stephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S9] Letter - Alexander Macdonald to Foreign Secretary of London Missionary Society, 20 Nov 1846.
  2. [S10] Book - James Sibree, Register of LMS Missionaries, page 37.
  3. [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.
  4. [S118] Census - 30 Mar 1851, UK census, ED 6f HO107-1769 Folio 339 p11 GSU roll 207415.
  5. [S338] Varcoe's NZ Marriage Index, at http://marvin.otago.ac.nz/marriages/, Folio 97.
  6. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 97.
  7. [S924] BDM Registrar of New Zealand, marriage record, Reg. No. 1857/497 (Eliza) and 566 (Frederick).
  8. [S802] Newspaper - Southern Cross, issue of 20 Mar 1857, Vol XIV, Issue 1015, p3.
  9. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1920/8544, aged 82.

Elizabeth Selina May MACDONALD

(1870 - 1961)
Father*Thomas Morell MACDONALD b. 1840, d. 1909
Mother*Charlotte Clements FORSAITH b. 1843, d. 1894
Elizabeth Selina May QUINN (nee MACDONALD)(1870-1961)
Elizabeth Selina May MACDONALD was born in Invercargill, Southland, on 22 March 1870.1

She married William QUINN in New Zealand in 1906. There were no children from this marriage.2,3

Elizabeth died on 28 September 1961 at 8 Claremont St in Dunedin, Otago, at age 91.4,5 She was cremated in Dunedin on 30 September 1961, and her ashes were scattered on 2 October at an unknown location.6

Family

William QUINN (1870 - 1925)
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. 1870/6088.
  2. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 1396.
  3. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Marriage Reg. No. 1906/2713.
  4. [S420] Dunedin City Cemeteries database, at http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/facilities/cemeteries/…
  5. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1961/37629, aged 91.
  6. [S420] Dunedin City Cemeteries database, at http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/facilities/cemeteries/…, Original reference C19610957.

Emma Selina (Lena) MACDONALD1

(1865 - 1934)
Father*Robert Conder MACDONALD b. 1836, d. 1902
Mother*Emma MATTHEWS b. 1838
Emma Selina (Lena) MACDONALD was born in Auckland, Auckland, on 30 October 1865.2,3,1

Emma married John Coleman SLADE, son of Charles SLADE and Elizabeth MABIN, on 2 January 1900 at Presbyterian Church, Mosman in Sydney, New South Wales. He gave his usual place of residence as Rockhampton, Queensland, occupation as State School Teacher but reduced his age to 41, from 44 (possibly to be closer to his bride's age?).2

She was widowed at age 48 on the death of her husband John on 13 December 1913.4,5

Emma died on 11 April 1934 at Manly Private Hospital in Manly, Sydney, New South Wales, at age 68.6,7 She was buried on 12 April 1934 at the Manly Cemetery in Manly.8

Family

John Coleman SLADE (1855 - 1913)
ChartsAlexander Macdonald (1813-1888) descendancy
Stephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1865/4427.
  2. [S928] BDM NSW Registry, marriage record, Reg. No. 1628/1900.
  3. [S395] Family Bible - Robert Macdonald bible.
  4. [S590] Newspaper - Sydney Morning Herald, issue no. 23691 of 15 Dec 1913, p8, col 1, Deaths.
  5. [S284] Index - New South Wales BDMs online, at http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au, Death Reg. No. 4501/1914, parents Charles and Elizabeth.
  6. [S284] Index - New South Wales BDMs online, at http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au, Death Reg. No. 10123/1934.
  7. [S590] Newspaper - Sydney Morning Herald, issue no. 30039 of 13 Apr 1934, p10, col 1, Deaths.
  8. [S1043] Manly Cemetery database, at http://www.manly.nsw.gov.au/planning-and-development/…, Row U, plot 230, register page MD74.

Eric Freeman Blomfield MACDONALD1

(1897 - 1978)
Father*Alexander Blomfield MACDONALD1 b. 1869, d. 1934
Mother*Wilhelmina WALLIS2 b. 1871, d. 1921
Eric Freeman Blomfield MACDONALD was born on 27 November 1897 at St Peters, 16 Metropolitan Rd, Enmore in Sydney, New South Wales.2,3

He married Nellie Kathleen BUCHANAN, daughter of John BUCHANAN and Elizabeth SIMPKIN, in Auckland, Auckland, on 11 September 1929.2,4

Eric died on 5 October 1978 in Auckland, Auckland, at age 80.2

Family

Nellie Kathleen BUCHANAN (1898 - 1981)
Children
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. [S284] Index - New South Wales BDMs online, at http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au, Birth Reg. No. 7167/1898.
  4. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 6070.

Fanny Elizabeth MACDONALD1

(1874 - )
Father*Robert Conder MACDONALD b. 1836, d. 1902
Mother*Emma MATTHEWS b. 1838
Fanny Elizabeth MACDONALD was born in Auckland, Auckland, on 28 July 1874.1,2,3
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. 1874/8043.