Marion Emily LYNN1

(1855 - 1906)
Marion Emily LYNN was born on 11 June 1855 in Milton, Portsmouth, Hampshire.1,2

She married Harrison SPENCER, son of Thomas SPENCER and Catherine HARRISON, in Wandsworth, London, Middlesex, on 3 October 1871.1,3

She was listed in the 1901 census at 165 Ashley Gardens in St George Hanover Sq, London, Middlesex, with her husband Harrison; he was living on his own means.2

She was widowed at age 46 on the death of her husband Harrison on 24 June 1901.4,1,5

Marion died on 25 July 1906 in Southsea, Hampshire, at age 51.1,6

Family

Harrison SPENCER (1831 - 1901)

Citations

  1. [S500] Email - Lucy (Ardrey) Marshall, email - Lucy (Ardrey) Marshall to D Ferguson, 1992 onwards.
  2. [S430] Census - 31 Mar 1901, UK census, ED 31 RG13-96 Folio 26, p43.
  3. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Marriage: District of Wandsworth, vol 1d, p959.
  4. [S189] International Genealogical Index (IGI), Ancestral file data researched by Medieval Family unit, LDS family research, submission AF89-100918.
  5. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Death: District of St George Hanover Sq, vol 1a, p308, 2Q1901, aged 69.
  6. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Death: District of Portsmouth, vol 2b, p333.

William Henry LYON1

(1846 - 1913)
William Henry LYON was born on 20 August 1846.

He married Mary Australia LAWRY, daughter of Henry Hassall LAWRY and Hephzibah FORSAITH, in New Zealand on 7 December 1876. There were no children from this marriage.1,2,3

William died in 1913 in New Zealand.4

Family

Mary Australia LAWRY (1850 - 1919)
ChartsSamuel Forsaith (c1702-1751) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S220] Family Tree - provided by L Marshall, "Lawry Family tree."
  2. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 2522.
  3. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Marriage Reg. No. 1876/2389 (bride's name misspelt as Lawrey).
  4. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1913/5998, aged 67.

Anna Geertruida MAARSCHALK1

(1882 - 1951)
Father*Gerardus MAARSCHALK1
Mother*Joanna VAN REYZEN1
Anna Geertruida MAARSCHALK was born on 6 February 1882 in New Vennep.1

She married Cornelius VENDEN BERG.1

Anna died on 29 January 1951 at age 68.1

Family

Cornelius VENDEN BERG (1882 - 1966)
Children

Citations

  1. [S241] GEDCOM - A.C.W. de BLONK, GEDCOM de Blonk.

Gerardus MAARSCHALK1

He married Joanna VAN REYZEN.1

Citations

  1. [S241] GEDCOM - A.C.W. de BLONK, GEDCOM de Blonk.

Elizabeth MABIN1

( - b 1900)
Elizabeth's marriage to Charles SLADE was registered between July 1844 and September 1844 in Kingsbridge, Devon.1,2

Elizabeth died before 1900.1

Family

Charles SLADE
Child

Citations

  1. [S928] BDM NSW Registry, marriage record, Reg. No. 1628/1900.
  2. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Marriage: District of Kingsbridge, Vol 9, p391, 3Q1844.
  3. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Birth: District of Kingsbridge, Vol 5b, p190, 1Q1855, mother's maiden name MABIN.

(--?--) MACDONALD

(--?--) MACDONALD was born in Scotland.

He married (--?--) (---?---) in Scotland before 1813.

Family

(--?--) (---?---) ( - 1828)
Child
ChartsMacdonald pedigree

Ada Eliza MACDONALD1

(1860 - 1928)
Father*Robert Conder MACDONALD b. 1836, d. 1902
Mother*Emma MATTHEWS b. 1838, d. 1913
Ada Eliza MACDONALD was born in Auckland, Auckland, on 15 September 1860.2,1,3,4

Ada died in 1928 in New Zealand.5
ChartsAlexander Macdonald (1813-1888) descendancy
Stephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S354] Electronic Files - A Macdonald, and subsequent correspondence.
  2. [S261] Pearlspad, New Zealand, at http://www.pearlspad.net.nz, As extracted from the 'New Zealander' of 19 Sep 1860, and recorded at www.pearlspad.net.nz/BirthNotices.Auckland.htm, although it is unclear if the misspelt names are transcription errors or an error by the New Zealander staff. This is believed to be Ada's birth, but lacks proof by correct name: McDONALD On 15th September 1860, Mrs R C McDonald, of a daughter.
  3. [S395] Family Bible - Robert Macdonald bible.
  4. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1860/1769.
  5. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1928/3395, aged 67.

Ada May Blomfield MACDONALD1

(1893 - 1956)
Father*Thomas Edmund MACDONALD b. 1862, d. 1939
Mother*Harriet Jane CANNING b. 1871, d. 1942
Ada May Blomfield MACDONALD was born at Rosalind St in Sydney, New South Wales, on 12 April 1893.2,1

She married Archibald CAMPBELL, son of Archibald CAMPBELL and Emma Jean PITT, at Congregational Church, Alfred St in Sydney, New South Wales, on 1 January 1921.2,3

Ada, as Archibald CAMPBELL's wife, lived with him in Kalamia, Queensland, in 1925.4

Ada died in 1956 in Peak Hill, New South Wales.5

Family

Archibald CAMPBELL (1888 - )
ChartsAlexander Macdonald (1813-1888) descendancy
Stephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S926] BDM NSW Registry, birth record, Reg. No. 33117/1893.
  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. [S504] Australian Electoral Rolls 1903-1954, at http://www.ancestry.com.au
  5. [S284] Index - New South Wales BDMs online, at http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au, Death Reg. No. 6137/1956.

Aileen Nina MACDONALD1

(1906 - 2002)
Father*Alexander Blomfield MACDONALD1 b. 1869, d. 1934
Mother*Wilhelmina WALLIS1 b. 1871, d. 1921
Aileen Nina MACDONALD was born on 30 August 1906 in Ashfield, New South Wales.2,3

She married Bernard Wolfe NEALE in New Zealand in 1930.4,5

She was widowed at age 78 on the death of her husband Bernard on 12 December 1984.6,7

Aileen died in 2002 in New Zealand.8

Family

Bernard Wolfe NEALE (1898 - 1984)
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. [S284] Index - New South Wales BDMs online, at http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au, Birth Reg. No. 31834/1906.
  3. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 2002/22786 gives this birthdate.
  4. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 5581.
  5. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Marriage Reg. No. 1930/10474.
  6. [S354] Electronic Files - A Macdonald, and subsequent correspondence.
  7. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1984/50255, aged 86.
  8. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 2002/22786, aged 96.

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 Norwich, 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 picture shows a painting of the children, supposedly done by a friend as a keepsake while the children were away.10
Robert, Eliza & Thomas MACDONALD by unknown artist, c1846


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 entered 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, See District of Fortingall, OPR Births/baptisms, GRO 355/0A 0020 0257 FR631 giving a birth on 15 April, baptised 30 Mar 1814, parents Robert MACDONALD and Agnes McLAREN.
    Also District of Dull, OPR Births/baptisms, GRO 346/00 0050 0313 gives a baptism on 4 May 1814, parents Alexr. MACDONALD and Janet MACGILLIWIE.
    Both are possible matches to the known data, but 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, Selina, single, minor, Topcroft.
  8. [S871] FamilySearch, at https://familysearch.org/, FHL film 1565275, batch I03854-9 (Topcroft, Norfolk parish registers, item 5, p21, Marriages 1813-1837).
  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).