Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

McClymont - William Henry Ralston

William Henry Ralston McCLYMONTAge: 5718281886

Name
William Henry Ralston McCLYMONT
Given names
William Henry Ralston
Surname
McCLYMONT
Birth August 30, 1828 29 25
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 319 and 356
Death of a fatherJames McCLYMONT
December 2, 1829 (Age 15 months)
Address: "Ship Inn"
Citation details: V18298806 2C/1829 MC CLEMENT JAMES AGE 30
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V18291398 13/1829 MC CLYMENT JAMES AGE 30

Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 319
Marriage of a parentHenry CARMICHAEL LL.DAgnes “Nancy” RALSTONView this family
December 4, 1833 (Age 5)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 318
Publication: e-newsletter of the Taree Family History Society Inc.
Citation details: February 2012 page 8
Birth of a half-sisterHenrietta Ralston CARMICHAEL
September 10, 1834 (Age 6)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 319
Citation details: V18342863 45A/1834 CARMICHAEL HENRIETTA R HENRY NANCY
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V183425 47/1834 CARMICHAEL HENRIETTA R HENRY NANCY

Publication: e-newsletter of the Taree Family History Society Inc.
Citation details: February 2012 page 8
Birth of a half-brotherGavin Thompson CARMICHAEL
October 5, 1836 (Age 8)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 318
Citation details: V18363044 45B/1836 CARMICHAEL GAVIN T HENRY NANCY
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V1836232 47/1836 CARMICHAEL GAVIN T HENRY NANCY

Publication: e-newsletter of the Taree Family History Society Inc.
Citation details: February 2012 page 8
Birth of a half-brotherJames CARMICHAEL
September 10, 1837 (Age 9)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 318
Citation details: V18373148 45B/1837 CARMICHAEL JAMES HENRY NANCY
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V1837333 47/1837 CARMICHAEL JAMES HENRY NANCY

Publication: e-newsletter of the Taree Family History Society Inc.
Citation details: February 2012 page 8
Death of a half-brotherJames CARMICHAEL
September 15, 1837 (Age 9)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 318
Citation details: V18371141 102/1837 CARMICHAEL JAMES INFANT
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V1837100 103/1837 CARMICHAEL JAMES INFANT

Publication: e-newsletter of the Taree Family History Society Inc.
Citation details: February 2012 page 8
Birth of a half-brotherJeremy Bentham “Ben” CARMICHAEL
May 27, 1839 (Age 10)
Address: Porphreys Point
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 318
Citation details: V18393499 45B/1839 CARMICHAEL JEREMY B HENRY NANCY
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V1839787 47/1839 CARMICHAEL JEREMY B HENRY NANCY

Publication: e-newsletter of the Taree Family History Society Inc.
Citation details: February 2012 page 8
Birth of a half-brotherGeorge Graham CARMICHAEL
November 22, 1840 (Age 12)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 318
Citation details: V18403719 45B/1840 CARMICHAEL GEORGE G HENRY NANCY
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V18401548 47/1840 CARMICHAEL GEORGE G HENRY NANCY

Publication: e-newsletter of the Taree Family History Society Inc.
Citation details: February 2012 page 8
Death of a brotherJohn Piper McCLYMONT
July 26, 1851 (Age 22)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 319
Marriage of a siblingGavin RALSTONSarah Ralston McCLYMONTView this family
about 1857 (Age 28)
Citation details: 2057/1857 RALSTON GAVIN MCCLYMONT SARAH RALSTON MAITLAND
Death of a motherAgnes “Nancy” RALSTON
September 20, 1857 (Age 29)
Citation details: 4331/1857 CARMICHAEL NANCY GAVIN DIED RAYMOND TERRACE RAYMOND TERRACE
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 318 and 319
Publication: e-newsletter of the Taree Family History Society Inc.
Citation details: February 2012 page 8
Death of a sisterSarah Ralston McCLYMONT
August 23, 1860 (Age 31)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 319
Citation details: 5722/1860 RALSTON SARAH JAMES NANCY RAYMOND TERRACE
Quality of data: primary evidence
OccupationAnnie BUTLER
before 1862 (Age 33)
Common law marriageAnnie BUTLERView this family
between 1862 and 1864 (Age 33)

Publication: Manning River District Hospital, Taree, NSW.
Note: The admission and discharge record from the MRD at the time of Annies death records that she is married. Her actual death registration clearly shows that she was not married.
Birth of a daughter
#1
Sarah Jane McCLYMONT
November 2, 1862 (Age 34)
Address: Bundaree
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 356
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This shows her birth as 2 Nov 1862.

Note: The Pre 1860 Pioneer Register Book 1 at 356 has Sarah as the child of William Henry Ralston McCLYMONT and Annie BUTLER. This is also the information contained in the Death Certificate of Sarah. The informant was her daughter Ethel, so clearly Ethel was of the view that Annie BUTLER was Sarah's mother and not Sarah CARTER. But Ethel included that Sarah was 22 years of age when she married. This would have Sarah Born about 1865. Yet Ethel also states that Sarah was 83 years of age at the time of her death which supports her birth details shown. Also supporting her birth details shown is her stated age at the birth of her son John Alexander.
Birth of a daughter
#2
Sarah Jane McCLYMONT
November 2, 1862 (Age 34)
Address: Bundaree
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 356
Text:

This shows her birth as 2 Nov 1862.

Note: The Pre 1860 Pioneer Register Book 1 at 356 has Sarah as the child of William Henry Ralston McCLYMONT and Annie BUTLER. This is also the information contained in the Death Certificate of Sarah. The informant was her daughter Ethel, so clearly Ethel was of the view that Annie BUTLER was Sarah's mother and not Sarah CARTER. But Ethel included that Sarah was 22 years of age when she married. This would have Sarah Born about 1865. Yet Ethel also states that Sarah was 83 years of age at the time of her death which supports her birth details shown. Also supporting her birth details shown is her stated age at the birth of her son John Alexander.
Death of a wifeSarah CARTER
before 1864 (Age 35)

Citation details: 9 November 2016
Text:

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"for his daughter Sarah Jane 1862 – 1946, whose mother Sarah Carter had died."

Publication: e-newsletter of the Taree Family History Society Inc.
Birth of a daughter
#3
Agnes Jessie McCLYMONT
November 13, 1864 (Age 36)
Address: Bundaree
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 356
Publication: e-newsletter of the Taree Family History Society Inc.
Citation details: February 2012 page 7
Notes

Publication: e-newsletter of the Taree Family History Society Inc.
Citation details: February 2012 page 8
Note:

Toni Schaper has written in the 'Valley of Rivers':

"The McClymont-Butler story begins as a union between a well educated Scottish family, who were influenced by an idea to educate with the local Biripi people, to learn from them, and to have a working relationship with all of the Aboriginals.

William was also known as a bush doctor, when medical assistance was not available, working with the Aboriginals and the white people.

William Henry Ralston McClymont was born in 1828 and was baptized in Sydney."

Baptism of a daughterAgnes Jessie McCLYMONT
September 27, 1866 (Age 38)

Text:

From document attached to email.

Birth of a daughter
#4
Alice Ann Ralston McCLYMONT
March 11, 1867 (Age 38)
Address: Bundaree
Riley - Thomas William Magnus and Allice Ann
Riley - Thomas William Magnus and Allice Ann

Note: Image kindly made available by the volunteers at Australian Cemeteries Index.

Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 356
Note: The headstone for Alice is inscribed that she was 71 years of age at the time of her death in 1938.
Baptism of a daughterAlice Ann Ralston McCLYMONT
August 29, 1869 (Age 40)

Citation details: 19 January 2015
Text:

From document attached to email.

Birth of a son
#5
John Alexander McCLYMONT
January 3, 1870 (Age 41)

Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 356
Publication: e-newsletter of the Taree Family History Society Inc.
Citation details: February 2012 page 7
Birth of a son
#6
James McCLYMONT
May 26, 1872 (Age 43)

Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 356
Publication: e-newsletter of the Taree Family History Society Inc.
Citation details: February 2012 page 7
Death of a sonJames McCLYMONT
1872 (Age 43)

Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 356
Publication: e-newsletter of the Taree Family History Society Inc.
Citation details: February 2012 page 9
Note: As an infant
Birth of a daughter
#7
Mary Wilhelmina McCLYMONT
May 23, 1873 (Age 44)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 356
Publication: e-newsletter of the Taree Family History Society Inc.
Citation details: February 2012 page 7
Marriage of a half-siblingGavin Thompson CARMICHAELIda Eliza Agnes DICKSONView this family
about 1875 (Age 46)
Citation details: 3257/1875 CARMICHAEL GAVIN THOMSON DICKSON IDA ELIZA AGNES GULGONG
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3057/1875 CARMICHAEL GAVIN F DICKSON IDA ELIZA A MAITLAND

Birth of a son
#8
William Henry James McCLYMONT
June 27, 1876 (Age 47)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 356
McClymont - William James
McClymont - William James

Note: Image kindly made available by the volunteers at Australian Cemeteries Index.

Publication: e-newsletter of the Taree Family History Society Inc.
Citation details: February 2012 page 7
Death of a half-brotherJeremy Bentham “Ben” CARMICHAEL
February 23, 1878 (Age 49)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 318
Citation details: 6930/1878 CARMICHAEL JEREMY B HENRY NANCY EAST MAITLAND
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a daughter
#9
Bernice Matilda McCLYMONT
March 11, 1879 (Age 50)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 356
Publication: e-newsletter of the Taree Family History Society Inc.
Citation details: February 2012 page 7
Birth of a daughter
#10
Alethia Katherine McCLYMONT
August 17, 1881 (Age 52)
Greenaway - Alethia Katherine and Walter Edmund
Greenaway - Alethia Katherine and Walter Edmund

Note: Image kindly made available by the volunteers at Australian Cemeteries Index.

Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 356
Publication: e-newsletter of the Taree Family History Society Inc.
Citation details: February 2012 page 7
Note: The headstone for Alethia is inscribed that she was 62 years old at the time of her death in 1944.
Birth of a daughter
#11
Bertha Lucy McCLYMONT
February 24, 1885 (Age 56)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 356
Publication: e-newsletter of the Taree Family History Society Inc.
Citation details: February 2012 page 7
Death May 18, 1886 (Age 57)
Address: At his residence at Clarkson's Crossing.
Citation details: 10333/1886 MCCLYMONT WILLIAM H R JAMES NANCY TAREE
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 356
Publication: Newspaper NSW : 1843 - 1893
Citation details: Tuesday 8 June 1886, page 1
Family ReunionAnnie BUTLERView this family
September 17, 2017 (131 years after death)
Citation details: 12 September 2017
Text:

This Sunday, September 17 sees a gathering of almost 100 people at Nabiac to honour their ancestors and celebrate the beginning of a new society on the Wallamba River in the 19th century. This family is a mixed-race family, descended from a Scotsman and an Aboriginal woman and this kind o family formation is a much more common occurrence in Australian history than many people realise. This family history goes back to the very frontier of settlement in the Manning Valley. The married life of William Henry Ralston McClymont and Annie Butler began in 1862 on the station called “Bundacree” on the Wallamba River at what was then known as Clarkson’s Crossing and has since come to be known as Nabiac. William’s parents had come to Australia and received a grant of land known as “Bowthorne” on the Williams River in the Hunter Valley in the 1820s. James McClymont died at an early age and his widow Nancy married the classics scholar and educator Henry Carmichael in the early 1830s. As surveyor for the district, Carmichael also established a horse and heifer stud “Warwiba” on the southern bank of the Manning River.  Wilhelmina Mary, Vicki Grieves' great grandmother who married Henry French. The family travelled up and down from Seaham to “Warwiba” by the Bucketts Way and Gloucester Station by horse and cart. The Aboriginal man Midgee Brown accompanied Nancy and the children on these trips as a guide and protector. While there is a wealth of archival material about William and his family, little is known of Annie. She was born on the frontier. From her daughter Wilhelmina’s marriage certificate we know that her parents were John Butler and Matilda whose surname was not given. A sister Mary Ann married Daniel Slater in 1858 and her mother Matilda noted as “Aboriginal” on the marriage certificate. We have no knowledge of any other brothers or sisters in the family nor of the background of John Butler. William and Annie McClymont raised nine children born over a 25 year period. Their children married into the families of Dates, Fenning, French, Riley, Greenaway and Russell. Descendants include members of the local families Latimore, Worth, O’Brien, Cunningham, Carle to name but a few! All McClymont descendants are welcome to the gathering this Sunday, September 17 at 10.30am at Nabiac showground!

Burial
Cemetery: Willow Point General
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 319 and 356
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: September 22, 1822Maybole, , Scotland, United Kingdom
14 months
elder brother
John Piper McCLYMONT
Birth: November 24, 1823 24 20Newcastle, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 26, 1851Seaham, , New South Wales, Australia
2 years
elder brother
19 months
elder sister
Sarah Ralston McCLYMONT
Birth: June 25, 1827 28 24Newcastle, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 23, 1860Raymond Terrace, , New South Wales, Australia
14 months
himself
Mother’s family with Henry CARMICHAEL LL.D - View this family
step-father
mother
Marriage: December 4, 1833New South Wales, Australia
9 months
half-sister
Henrietta Ralston CARMICHAEL
Birth: September 10, 1834 38 31Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 3, 1894Clarence Town, , New South Wales, Australia
2 years
half-brother
11 months
half-brother
James CARMICHAEL
Birth: September 10, 1837 41 34Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 15, 1837Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
21 months
half-brother
Jeremy Bentham “Ben” CARMICHAEL
Birth: May 27, 1839 43 36Seaham, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 23, 1878Maitland, , New South Wales, Australia
18 months
half-brother
George Graham CARMICHAEL
Birth: November 22, 1840 44 37Seaham, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 6, 1915Scotland, United Kingdom
Family with Annie BUTLER - View this family
himself
wife
daughter
2 years
daughter
2 years
daughter
3 years
son
2 years
son
1 year
daughter
3 years
son
William Henry James McCLYMONT
Birth: June 27, 1876 47 33Nabiac, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 26, 1935Taree, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
2 years
daughter
4 years
daughter
Family with Sarah CARTER - View this family
himself
wife
daughter

BirthPre 1860 Pioneer Register - Book 1
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 319 and 356
Common law marriageDeath Certificate - Butler - Anne
Common law marriageDischarge Record - McClemont - Annie
Publication: Manning River District Hospital, Taree, NSW.
NotesValley of Rivers
Publication: e-newsletter of the Taree Family History Society Inc.
Citation details: February 2012 page 8
DeathM - Deaths Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: 10333/1886 MCCLYMONT WILLIAM H R JAMES NANCY TAREE
DeathPre 1860 Pioneer Register - Book 1
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 356
DeathNewspaper - The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser
Publication: Newspaper NSW : 1843 - 1893
Citation details: Tuesday 8 June 1886, page 1
Family ReunionNewspaper - Manning River Times
Citation details: 12 September 2017
Text:

This Sunday, September 17 sees a gathering of almost 100 people at Nabiac to honour their ancestors and celebrate the beginning of a new society on the Wallamba River in the 19th century. This family is a mixed-race family, descended from a Scotsman and an Aboriginal woman and this kind o family formation is a much more common occurrence in Australian history than many people realise. This family history goes back to the very frontier of settlement in the Manning Valley. The married life of William Henry Ralston McClymont and Annie Butler began in 1862 on the station called “Bundacree” on the Wallamba River at what was then known as Clarkson’s Crossing and has since come to be known as Nabiac. William’s parents had come to Australia and received a grant of land known as “Bowthorne” on the Williams River in the Hunter Valley in the 1820s. James McClymont died at an early age and his widow Nancy married the classics scholar and educator Henry Carmichael in the early 1830s. As surveyor for the district, Carmichael also established a horse and heifer stud “Warwiba” on the southern bank of the Manning River.  Wilhelmina Mary, Vicki Grieves' great grandmother who married Henry French. The family travelled up and down from Seaham to “Warwiba” by the Bucketts Way and Gloucester Station by horse and cart. The Aboriginal man Midgee Brown accompanied Nancy and the children on these trips as a guide and protector. While there is a wealth of archival material about William and his family, little is known of Annie. She was born on the frontier. From her daughter Wilhelmina’s marriage certificate we know that her parents were John Butler and Matilda whose surname was not given. A sister Mary Ann married Daniel Slater in 1858 and her mother Matilda noted as “Aboriginal” on the marriage certificate. We have no knowledge of any other brothers or sisters in the family nor of the background of John Butler. William and Annie McClymont raised nine children born over a 25 year period. Their children married into the families of Dates, Fenning, French, Riley, Greenaway and Russell. Descendants include members of the local families Latimore, Worth, O’Brien, Cunningham, Carle to name but a few! All McClymont descendants are welcome to the gathering this Sunday, September 17 at 10.30am at Nabiac showground!

BurialPre 1860 Pioneer Register - Book 1
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 319 and 356
SourceEmails - Susan Smith
Citation details: 9 November 2016
Text:

In part:

"for his daughter Sarah Jane 1862 – 1946, whose mother Sarah Carter had died."

Note: First began corresponding in 2010.