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    Jean Gellatly aged 15yrs. Where born Perthshire. civil parish. Rattray. Address. North West Quarden Village Mattesay. parish number 389. household members. Peter Gellatly aged 51yrs.

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    hi Pat
    had another look. possibly wrong 1841 census. seems the spouse in this one is Christian. not Elizabeth.
    but I will continue to verify the correct parents of Jean/Jane.
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    Hi Doreen...Try Freecen and Freereg. The 1841 census I mentioned is on Freecen.

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    Possibly them arriving in Melbourne ...Embarked: Liverpool Nov 1858, Ship: Champion of The Seas, John W McKechnie 38yrs (Scotch) Occ: Painter, Jane 30yrs (Scotch), John 4yrs & James 2yrs (doesn't say where children born). Info from Public Record Office Victoria, Unassisted Passenger List.

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    hi . ok
    this is what I have so far.
    John weir Mckechnie born 2 Jul 1816 Eastwood Renfrewshire Scotland (as per scotlandspeople)
    died 25 Oct 1885 Queenscliff Victoria Australia. m. Jane (Jean) Gellatly 1849/50?
    Mary Jane McKechnie born 1852 New Orleans, died 1 Sep 1854 New Orleans (per New Orleans Archives) ;
    John McKechnie born 1854 New Orleans, died 19 Dec 1887 Port Melbourne.
    James Parer McKechnie born 17 Sep 1856 Arygll Scotland (as per scotlandspeople) died 12 Apr 1861 Queenscliff Victoria;
    Agnes Weir McKechnie born 12 Apr 1861 Sandridge Victoria, died 25 Dec 1896 South Melbourne (as per vic bdm);
    Mary Cecilia McKechnie born 1862 Sandridge Vic, died 1891 Collingwood Vic.;
    Margaret McKechnie born 1865 Sandridge Vic died 1 Feb 1903 Carlton Melbourne Vic;
    Jessie McKechnie born 1 Jan 1867 Sandridge Vic, died 20 Aug 1939 Wollongong nsw. married Philip Charles Pryor 1899 Kalgoorlie Western Australia. son Gordon Densley Pryor born 1900 Kalgoorlie,died 1950 Ryde nsw. married Vera Ida (Day) aka Ida Vera. 1922 Muswellbrook nsw.

    parents of John Weir : John McKechnie and Euphemis Wilcox.

    the town Rattray is mentioned on the death record for Jane.

    Peter Gellaty and Elizabeth Lawson had a Jean same birth date. they moved to Rattray. So I am taking it for granted that these are Jane/Jean's parents.
    Doreenh

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    Hi Doreen

    Thanks for the information. However I think it's possible that John McKechnie's birth details are incorrect as there is a death of a John McKechnie in Tradeston Glasgow in 1892 with mmn Willox. I would check that out.
    Note also that the 1816 baptism was for a John McKechnie,without Weir as a middle name.

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    Hi Doreen, sounds like a hard one. Out of interest, what does John's death record (1885 Victoria) say about where he was married? Or is this section blank?

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    Have you seen this 1850 passenger list to New Orleans aboard the ship North Atlantic?

    Jane McKechnie 23
    Georgiana 5
    Jane 4
    John 2

    All shown as Scottish. Luggage appears to be 3 beds

    UPDATED TO ADD: These all seem to be the children of John McKechnie & Jane Bee, all baptised Edinburgh

    Georgina Bee McKechnie 1845
    Jane McKechnie 1846
    John James McKechnie 1848

    Also a George Bee McKechnie 1845 who I assume died (not checked)

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    hi yes, saw that passenger list. now the one I am looking for.
    John's death records state; father John, mother unknown. and yes marriage unknown. still trying to find that. I have done blank searches for a John McKechnie with a Jane/Hean bet 1845-1851 no luck.
    I have even tried looking for a birth of a John to a John McKechnie and a ..... Weir (maiden name).
    John got that Weir from somewhere.

    will be removing John and Euphemis from my database.
    doreenh
    Last edited by DoreenH; 03-04-2024 at 1:09 AM. Reason: update

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    hi again.
    just found the correct passenger list to Australia in 1858,
    states John aged 38years. so that would make his birth 1819/1810.
    on scotlandspeople, using the 1818-1821 found two John McKechnie with a father John.
    John born 1818 father John mother Mary scott
    John born 1821 father John, mother Marion White.
    Doreenh

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