Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

Donald MacDONALDAge: 7818581937

Name
Donald MacDONALD
Given names
Donald
Surname
MacDONALD
Birth 25 October 1858 27 24
Citation details: 11428/1858 MACDONALD DONALD ALLAN MARGARET MANNING RIVER
Quality of data: primary evidence
Citation details: Page 9.
Birth of a brotherArchibald MacDONALD
about 1860 (Age 14 months)
Citation details: 13433/1860 MACDONALD ARCHIBALD ALLAN MARGARET WINGHAM
Birth of a brotherNorman MacDONALD
13 December 1862 (Age 4)
Address: Palmer's Island
Citation details: Page 9.
Note: I am unable to find any relevant birth registration in NSW.
Birth of a brotherJohn MacDONALD
1 July 1865 (Age 6)
Citation details: 9183/1865 MACDONALD JOHN ALLAN MARGARET GRAFTON
Citation details: Page 9.
Birth of a sisterJanet MacDONALD
about 1868 (Age 9)
Citation details: 9699/1868 MACDONALD JANET ALLAN MARGARET GRAFTON
Birth of a brotherAlexander MacDONALD
September 1870 (Age 11)

Citation details: Page 9.
Note: I cannot find any relevant birth registration.
Birth of a sisterMargaret MacDONALD
about 1874 (Age 15)
Citation details: 11756/1874 MACDONALD MARGARET ALLAN MARGARET MACLEAN
Death of a fatherAllan MacDONALD
18 February 1875 (Age 16)
Citation details: 6467/1875 MACDONALD ALLAN ARCHIBALD SUSAN MACLEAN
Quality of data: primary evidence
Citation details: Page 9.
Note: The headstone for Allan would appear to be inscribed with the month of his death and January.
Death of a maternal grandmotherChristina ‘Christy’ CAMERON
16 May 1881 (Age 22)
Informant: Alexander CAMERONson
Cause: Exhaustion
Citation details: 5969/1881 CAMERON CHRISTINA ALEXANDER MARY MACLEAN
Marriage of a siblingDonald MUNROSusan MacDONALDView this family
25 May 1882 (Age 23)
Address: Palmer's Island
Citation details: Page 9.
Citation details: 4024/1882 MUNRO DONALD MACDONALD SUSAN MACLEAN
Death of a brotherArchibald MacDONALD
1893 (Age 34)
Citation details: Page 9.
Note: I cannot find any relevant death registration.
Marriage of a siblingJohn MacDONALDMary Ann GRAYView this family
about 1897 (Age 38)
Citation details: 7893/1897 MACDONALD JOHN GRAY MARY A MACLEAN
MarriageJulia Emma HENHAMView this family
about July 1901 (Age 42)
Citation details: 28 July 2018
Text:

In part:

"Donald [....] married Margaret Cameron in 1901 in Kumara, West Coast."

Citation details: 1901/3840 Julia Henham Donald MacDonald
Citation details: 4 February 2019
Text:

In part:

"Excerpt from "Clarence River Pioneers Who came in Sailing Ships From Highlands of Scotland" Daily Examiner, july 16th 1943 . Born 24th october 1858 at Taree NSW. At around the turn of the century he travelled to new Zealand and was employed as a carpenter. he met and married Miss Julia Henham, a native of New Zealand in 1901 and after residing in New Zealand for approximately 9 years, he brought his wife and 4 daughters back to NSW and purchased a farm on the Clarence River. two more children were born to Donald and Julia Macdonald and in 1918 at the age of 60, Donald Macdonald retired with his family to Grafton, 33 Villiers Street. They later moved to 61 Queen St Grafton where he died on April 15th 1937 aged 78 years.""

Publication: New Zealand Newspaper 1865-1916
Citation details: 3 August 1901
McDonald - Henham - Donald and Julia - Wedding
McDonald - Henham - Donald and Julia - Wedding

Note: Downloaded from Papers Past.

Birth of a daughter
#1
Margaret Ellen MacDONALD
1 July 1902 (Age 43)
Citation details: 1902/21062 Macdonald Margaret Ellen Julia Donald
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Birth of a daughter
#2
Jessie Edith MacDONALD
2 December 1903 (Age 45)
Citation details: 1904/7916 Macdonald Jessie Edith Julia Donald
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Marriage of a siblingNorman MacDONALDEliza Mary STEWARTView this family
about 1904 (Age 45)
Citation details: 1904/7154 Eliza Mary Stewart Norman Macdonald
Marriage of a siblingJohn James GRAYMargaret MacDONALDView this family
about 1904 (Age 45)
Citation details: 1188/1904 GRAY JOHN J MACDONALD MARGARET GRAFTON
Birth of a daughter
#3
Julia Emma MacDONALD
about 1906 (Age 47)
Citation details: 1906/11145 Macdonald Julia Emma Julia Donald
Marriage of a siblingAlexander MacDONALDEsther Jane BREEView this family
about 1906 (Age 47)
Citation details: 11066/1906 MACDONALD ALEXANDER A BREE ESTHER J ST LEONARDS
Citation details: 28 July 2018
Text:

In part:

"He married Esther Bree in 1906"

Birth of a daughter
#4
Felicera Lillian ‘Flo’ MacDONALD
about 1908 (Age 49)
Citation details: 1908/2629 Macdonald Felicera Lilian Julia Donald
Death of a brotherAlexander MacDONALD
10 July 1908 (Age 49)
Cause: Tuberculosis
Citation details: 9436/1908 MACDONALD ALEXANDER A ALLAN MARGARET GRAFTON
Citation details: Page 9.
Citation details: 28 July 2018
Text:

In part:

"tragically died of TB in 1908"

Birth of a son
#5
Norman Alexander John MacDONALD
1 May 1910 (Age 51)
Citation details: MACDONALD NORMAN A 16459/1910 DONALD JULIA MACLEAN
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Birth of a daughter
#6
Susan Marion MacDONALD
26 November 1911 (Age 53)
Citation details: MACDONALD SUSAN M 5938/1912 DONALD JULIA MACLEAN
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Occupation
Builder

Citation details: 28 July 2018
Text:

In part:

"Brothers, Donald, Norman, John and Alexander were all builders and were responsible for building a number of Government and private constructions in New Zealand both North and South Island."

Retirement 1918 (Age 59)
Address: 33 Villiers Street
Citation details: 4 February 2019
Text:

In part:

"in 1918 at the age of 60, Donald Macdonald retired with his family to Grafton, 33 Villiers Street."

Injured 1918 (Age 59)
Address: On his farm
Citation details: 4 February 2019
Text:

In part:

"Donald had an accident on the farm in 1918 and was an invalid until he died in 1937"

Death of a motherMargaret CAMERON
1 October 1923 (Age 64)
Citation details: 20480/1923 MACDONALD MARGARET NORMAN CHRISTINA MACLEAN
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Marriage of a childLionel Laurence TOMKINSJessie Edith MacDONALDView this family
8 March 1930 (Age 71)
Citation details: 1781/1930 TOMKINS LIONEL L MACDONALD JESSIE E NORTH SYDNEY
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Marriage of a childJohn Kingston BREWERMargaret Ellen MacDONALDView this family
about 1936 (Age 77)
Citation details: 7146/1936 BREWER JOHN KINGSTON MACDONALD MARGARET ELLEN CASINO
Death 15 April 1937 (Age 78)
Address: 61 Queen Street
Citation details: 12285/1937 MACDONALD DONALD ALLAN MARGARET GRAFTON
Quality of data: primary evidence
Citation details: Page 9.
Citation details: 4 February 2019
Text:

In part:

"They later moved to 61 Queen St Grafton where he died on April 15th 1937 aged 78 years."

Burial
Address: Unmarked Row D Plot 11
Religion: Anglican
Citation details: 4 February 2019
Text:

In part:

"Although his denomination was Presbyterian, Donald is Intered in the Anglican Portion of Grafton Cemetery, Row D Plot 11. The grave is unmarked"

Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: 1854East Maitland, , New South Wales, Australia
16 months
elder sister
20 months
elder sibling
Christopher ‘Christy’ MacDONALD
Birth: 26 January 1857 26 23Bungay Bungay, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: 16 August 1857Manning River District (Taree), , New South Wales, Australia
21 months
himself
2 years
younger brother
Archibald MacDONALD
Birth: about 1860 29 26Wingham, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1893Queensland, Australia
3 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
John MacDONALD
Birth: 1 July 1865 34 31Grafton, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 1944Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
4 years
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
4 years
younger sister
Margaret MacDONALD
Birth: about 1874 43 40Maclean, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: 28 December 1956Maclean, , New South Wales, Australia
Family with Julia Emma HENHAM - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: about July 1901Kumara, New Zealand
1 year
daughter
17 months
daughter
3 years
daughter
3 years
daughter
2 years
son
19 months
daughter

BirthM - Births Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: 11428/1858 MACDONALD DONALD ALLAN MARGARET MANNING RIVER
Quality of data: primary evidence
BirthDescendants of Alexander Cameron and Mary McKinnon
Citation details: Page 9.
MarriageEmails - Elizabeth McGuire
Citation details: 28 July 2018
Text:

In part:

"Donald [....] married Margaret Cameron in 1901 in Kumara, West Coast."

MarriageNew Zealand Register of Births, Deaths and Marriages
Citation details: 1901/3840 Julia Henham Donald MacDonald
MarriageEmails - Elizabeth McGuire
Citation details: 4 February 2019
Text:

In part:

"Excerpt from "Clarence River Pioneers Who came in Sailing Ships From Highlands of Scotland" Daily Examiner, july 16th 1943 . Born 24th october 1858 at Taree NSW. At around the turn of the century he travelled to new Zealand and was employed as a carpenter. he met and married Miss Julia Henham, a native of New Zealand in 1901 and after residing in New Zealand for approximately 9 years, he brought his wife and 4 daughters back to NSW and purchased a farm on the Clarence River. two more children were born to Donald and Julia Macdonald and in 1918 at the age of 60, Donald Macdonald retired with his family to Grafton, 33 Villiers Street. They later moved to 61 Queen St Grafton where he died on April 15th 1937 aged 78 years.""

MarriageNewspaper - West Coast Times
Publication: New Zealand Newspaper 1865-1916
Citation details: 3 August 1901
McDonald - Henham - Donald and Julia - Wedding
McDonald - Henham - Donald and Julia - Wedding

Note: Downloaded from Papers Past.

OccupationEmails - Elizabeth McGuire
Citation details: 28 July 2018
Text:

In part:

"Brothers, Donald, Norman, John and Alexander were all builders and were responsible for building a number of Government and private constructions in New Zealand both North and South Island."

RetirementEmails - Elizabeth McGuire
Citation details: 4 February 2019
Text:

In part:

"in 1918 at the age of 60, Donald Macdonald retired with his family to Grafton, 33 Villiers Street."

InjuredEmails - Elizabeth McGuire
Citation details: 4 February 2019
Text:

In part:

"Donald had an accident on the farm in 1918 and was an invalid until he died in 1937"

DeathM - Deaths Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: 12285/1937 MACDONALD DONALD ALLAN MARGARET GRAFTON
Quality of data: primary evidence
DeathWeb Site - Clan Cameron
DeathDescendants of Alexander Cameron and Mary McKinnon
Citation details: Page 9.
DeathEmails - Elizabeth McGuire
Citation details: 4 February 2019
Text:

In part:

"They later moved to 61 Queen St Grafton where he died on April 15th 1937 aged 78 years."

BurialEmails - Elizabeth McGuire
Citation details: 4 February 2019
Text:

In part:

"Although his denomination was Presbyterian, Donald is Intered in the Anglican Portion of Grafton Cemetery, Row D Plot 11. The grave is unmarked"