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Margaret HAMILTON married John McCOUBRIE 1853

DaveHam9

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Margaret HAMILTON b. abt 1832 Down or Antrim ? d. Oct 1886 Ballarat East, Victoria, Aust.

Death Reg# 11639/1886 McCoubrie Margaret age 54 - parents James Hamilton & Ellen Newell - Ballarat East

Margaret McCoubrie, a widow aged 54 was buried in the Ballarat New Cemetery 11 October 1886 last address Glen Park, Bungaree. Presb Section 12 Grave 24. She is in the same grave as James McCoubrie aged 19 buried 17 February 1872.

Marriage
Miss Margaret HAMILTON Magheradrool daughter of James Hamilton aged 20 married John McCoubrie 21 Jan 1853

McCoubrie John 1853 Parish: MAGHERADROOL (PR)

Only child found so far:

James b. abt 1853 Belfast (according to death reg) d. 1872 Ballarat, Victoria

James' last address Lyons Street Ballarat.
Occupation Draper

Death Reg# 287
Surname: MCCOUBRIE
Given Names: James
Event: Death
Father: John Alexander
Mother: Margaret
Age: 19
***: Male
Birth Place: BELFAST
Death Place: BALLARAT
Year: 1872
Reg Number: 287

This is the only one that seems to match:

Church Baptism McCoubrie James 1853 Co. Antrim
McCoubrie James 1853 Parish: ST ANNE'S, SHANKILL (CI)
However it gives 'no match' if I enter any of the following for father's name: John, Jo, Alex, Alexr, Alexander.

I can't find a birth in Ireland or a death in Ireland or Australia for John (middle name possibly Alexander) McCoubrie (yes I know there are many variations of this family name), nor can I find a shipping record for the family except for this possible one:

Index to Unassisted Inward Passenger Lists to Victoria 1852-1923

Family First Name Age Month Year Ship Port Fiche Page
NOV 1863 COMMODORE PERRY B 226 006
MCCOMBRIE JAMES 9
MCCOMBRIE LINDEN 7
MCCOMBRIE MARGT 32

There is no sign of a birth in Ireland or a marriage or a death in Victoria for Linden. I can't even tell if that is a different family possibly even from Scotland.

Margaret's father James HAMILTON died about 1867 and her mother Ellen/Helen (nee NEWELL) also about 1867. I don't know where they may have married, Antrim or Down and I'd guess they both died in Down. It seems James and his sons were farmers in Ballykine. I have more information on two of the sons, John and William, which I can supply if it will help.

Dave
 

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