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.

Flora MACDONALD

(1882 - 1964)
Flora MACDONALD was born at Oxford St in Lyttelton, Canterbury, on 27 December 1882.1,2,3

She married Alexander Gordon MACDONALD, son of Thomas Morell MACDONALD and Charlotte Clements FORSAITH, in the Federation of Malay States in 1913.4

She was widowed at age 76 on the death of her husband Alexander on 29 August 1959.1,5,6

Flora died on 16 November 1964 in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, at age 81.1

Family

Alexander Gordon MACDONALD (1885 - 1959)
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. 1883/4089.
  3. [S861] Newspaper - Star (Christchurch), issue of 28 Dec 1882, issue 4578, p2, Births, to Hugh Macdonald MD.
  4. [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.
  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 Qtrly Indexes, Death: District of Maidstone, Vol 5b, p469.

Francis Baldwin (Frank) MACDONALD

(1871 - 1915)
Father*Thomas Morell MACDONALD b. 1840, d. 1909
Mother*Charlotte Clements FORSAITH b. 1843, d. 1894
Francis Baldwin MACDONALD (1871-1915)
Francis Baldwin (Frank) MACDONALD was born in Invercargill, Southland, on 28 December 1871.1

He married Elsie HOPE in New Zealand in 1906. It is believed there was no issue from this marrriage; it is also unclear how they met and whether the HOPE family had migrated to New Zealand from Tasmania.2,3

Francis died on 28 August 1915 in Bluff, Southland, at age 43 having been found dead in his office (he was a fish merchant) on that Saturday night. Although he was found with a double-barrelled gun beside him, the inquest returned a verdict of accidental death.4,5 He was buried on 30 August 1915 at the Invercargill Eastern Cemetery in Invercargill.6

Family

Elsie HOPE (1884 - 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. 1872/6682.
  2. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 420.
  3. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Marriage Reg. No. 1906/1753.
  4. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1915/7277, aged 43.
  5. [S1020] Newspaper - Ashburton Guardian, issue of 2 Sep 1915, Vol XXXV, issue 8233, p8, Accidents & Deaths.
  6. [S586] Invercargill City Cemetery database, at http://www.icc.govt.nz/ServicesA-Z/Cemeteries/…, Block 9, plot 23.

Gordon Noel MACDONALD

(1909 - 1994)
Father*Herbert Alexander MACDONALD b. 1868, d. 1937
Mother*Beatrice Isabel AYTON b. 1872
Gordon MACDONALD
(1909-1994)
April 1987
Gordon Noel MACDONALD was born in Invercargill, Southland, on 4 December 1909.

He was a groomsman at Ivall Moira (Mollie) HANSEN and Morris Morell MACDONALD's wedding at St Marks Church in Opawa, Christchurch, Canterbury, on 20 October 1934.1,2
Wedding of Morris MACDONALD and Ivall (Mollie) HANSEN 22 Oct 1934, Christchurch


Gordon was a Civil Engineer and moved from New Zealand to Australia in 1937. He later had a position in Fiji.3

He married Sheelah Rosaleen McNAMARA in Sydney, New South Wales, on 9 March 1940.

Gordon died on 3 December 1994 in Melbourne, Victoria, at age 84 of a coronary after hospitalisation for respiratory problems. He was buried on 6 December 1994.

Family

Sheelah Rosaleen McNAMARA (1911 - 2007)
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 9437.
  2. [S911] Newspaper - Christchurch Press, issue of 22 Oct 1934, issue 21301, Vol LXX, p3, col2-4, image, News for Women, A Christchurch Wedding.
  3. [S369] Personal knowledge of D Ferguson.

Herbert Alexander MACDONALD

(1868 - 1937)
Father*Thomas Morell MACDONALD b. 1840, d. 1909
Mother*Charlotte Clements FORSAITH b. 1843, d. 1894
Herbert Alexander MACDONALD (1868-1937)
Herbert Alexander MACDONALD was born in Invercargill, Southland, on 6 July 1868.

He was admitted to the Bar in Invercargill on 13 Aug 1889 and made a partner in his father's business on 14 Nov 1892.1

He married Mary Jessie Woodhouse GRIGOR in New Zealand in 1894.2,3

He was widowed on the death of his wife Mary in July 1902.4

Herbert's second marriage was to Beatrice Isabel AYTON, daughter of William Pooley AYTON and Susan Ann CONNOR, on 17 September 1906 at Trinity Church in Hobart, Tasmania.5,6

Family folklore claims he was blamed for embezzling money from the company, but really took the blame to protect someone else. What actually happened is unclear, but he did declare bankruptcy in 1916.7

Herbert died on 20 April 1937 in Te Aroha at age 68.8

Family 1

Mary Jessie Woodhouse GRIGOR (1865 - 1902)
Children

Family 2

Beatrice Isabel AYTON (1872 - )
Children
ChartsAlexander Macdonald (1813-1888) descendancy
Samuel Forsaith (c1702-1751) descendancy
Stephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S708] NZ Electronic Text Centre - Cyclopedia of New Zealand, at http://www.nzetc.org, Otago & Southland Provincial Districts - Legal Section.
  2. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 3888.
  3. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Marriage Reg. No. 1894/3618.
  4. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1902/5963.
  5. [S753] Australian BDM Indexes 1788-1950, at http://www.ancestry.com/, Tasmanian marriages, Reg. No. 337.
  6. [S760] Newspaper - The Mercury, Tasmania, issue of 6 Oct 1906.
  7. [S800] National Archives - NZ Archives (Archway), Invercargill bankruptcy files, agency DAFG, series 9125, accession D341, box 87, record no. 239.
  8. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1937/22745, aged 68.

Herbert Morell MACDONALD

(1897 - 1961)
Father*Herbert Alexander MACDONALD b. 1868, d. 1937
Mother*Mary Jessie Woodhouse GRIGOR b. 1865, d. 1902
Herbert Morell MACDONALD was born in New Zealand on 24 October 1897.1

He enlisted in the NZ Army (Private, serial # 8/2978) and embarked for Egypt on the 9 Oct 1915 as part of the 7th Reinforcements, Otago Infantry Battalion.2

He married Anne Gilroy McNAIR at 'The Mount' (bride's residence) in Derrinallum, Victoria, on 30 July 1930.3

Herbert died on 29 December 1961 in Pura Pura, Victoria, at age 64.4,5 He was buried at the Camperdown Cemetery in Camperdown.4
Grave - Herbert M MACDONALD (1897-1961), Anne G MACDONALD (nee MACNAIR)(c1900-1992), Margaret M MACDONALD (1935-1999), Camperdown, VIC

Family

Anne Gilroy McNAIR (1899 - 1992)
Child
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. 1897/7610.
  2. [S597] Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph database, at http://muse.aucklandmuseum.com/databases/cenotaph/…
  3. [S934] BDM VIC Registry, marriage record, District of Darlington Derrinallum, 1930, no.11.
  4. [S758] Cemetery Entry - Carol Judkins, Camperdown, Australian Cemetery photos.
  5. [S502] Index - Victoria BDMs online, at http://online.justice.vic.gov.au/bdm/home, Death Reg. No. 8001/1962, aged 64, mis-indexed under MCDONALD.

Hilda Heath MACDONALD

(1909 - 1929)
Father*Percy Blomfield MACDONALD b. 1875, d. 1944
Mother*Henrietta Eliza (Etta) TRAILL b. 1879, d. 1963
Hilda Heath MACDONALD was born in Invercargill, Southland, on 6 January 1909.1

Hilda died on 28 July 1929 in Invercargill, Southland, at age 20.2 She was buried on 31 July 1929 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. 1909/15966.
  2. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1929/4549, aged 20.
  3. [S586] Invercargill City Cemetery database, at http://www.icc.govt.nz/ServicesA-Z/Cemeteries/…, Block 9, plot 24.

Hugh Beverley MACDONALD

(1907 - 1967)
Father*Herbert Alexander MACDONALD b. 1868, d. 1937
Mother*Beatrice Isabel AYTON b. 1872
Hugh Beverley MACDONALD was born in Invercargill, Southland, on 13 October 1907.1

He married Marna Varcoe SERVICE in England on 15 May 1937.

Hugh died on 14 June 1967 in London, Middlesex, at age 59.

Family

Marna Varcoe SERVICE (1906 - 2006)
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. 1907/24540.

Hugh Roy MACDONALD

(1883 - 1947)
Father*Thomas Morell MACDONALD b. 1840, d. 1909
Mother*Charlotte Clements FORSAITH b. 1843, d. 1894
Hugh Roy MACDONALD was born in Invercargill, Southland, on 5 December 1883.1

He married Florence Mary FOOTE in Auckland, Auckland, on 22 November 1915.2,3

Hugh died on 20 June 1947 in Auckland, Auckland, at age 63.4

Family

Florence Mary FOOTE (1884 - 1965)
Child
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. 1884/10459.
  2. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 7780.
  3. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Marriage Reg. No. 1915/5511.
  4. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1947/20097, aged 64.