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Neil McKellar - Scotland to Australia

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Good morning all,

I am trying to locate the immigration details of Neil McKellar born in Scotland in 1783 [abt], I know he died in Victoria, Australia in 1862. I am interested in finding out on which ship he travelled to Australia on and in what year, was he alone or did family travel with him.

Any assistance or guidance would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Hello and welcome to the Forum.


Death 2267/1862 McKELLAR Neil 79 Unk Unk UNK b. ARGY d. Vic.

Arrival had not been found.

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This could be him, maybe!!
Marriage 3 Feb 1814 Kilchrenan and Dalavich, Argyll, Scotland
Neil McKellar - Ann Sinclair

Looks like they had about 8 children all born in Argyll, Scotland and all died in Australia. Last child born 1835 so they probably emigrated after then. They don't seem to appear on any census's.

Can't find Neil's birth yet but this is a possible for Ann's...
SINCLAIR
ANN
DUNCAN SINCLAIR MARGARET MCVEAN FR75 (FR75)
F
01/05/1798
517/
10 69
Kilchrenan and Dalavich
 
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Thanks Keith.

00/08/1786 McKELLAR NEIL - ALEXANDER McKELLAR/MARY MCKENZIE FR89 0 511/ 10 85 Glassary

Baptised 11 Sep 1795 ?

In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Glassary like this:
Glassary (or Kilmichael Glassary), par. (containing Lochgilphead) and vil., Argyllshire -- par., 60,229 ac., pop. 4348; vil. (Kilmichael-Glassary), on river Add, 4 miles N. of Lochgilphead; P.O.

1841
Piece: SCT1841/526 Place: Lochgilphead -Argyllshire ED: 1
Civil Parish: Lochgilphead Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island:
Folio: 8 Page: 15
Address: Ardrishaig
Surname First name(s) *** Age Occupation Where Born Remarks
MCKELLER Niel M 50 Ag Lab Argyllshire
MCKELLER Nancy F 40 Argyllshire
MCKELLER John M 15 Argyllshire
MCKELLER Janet F 10 Argyllshire
MCKELLER Niel M 8 Argyllshire
MCKELLER Dugald M 5 Argyllshire
ORR John M 50 Joiner Journeyman Outside Census County (1841)
MCLEOD Betty F 40 Outside Census County (1841)


Or this one

20/05/1794 SINCLAIR ANNE - DUNCAN SINCLAIR MARGARET SINCLAIR F 517/ 10 52 Kilchrenan and Dalavich
 
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If that is the right family, Dugalds death...
Dugald McKellarBirth Year: abt 1835Age: 26Death Place: VictoriaFather's Name: NielMother's Name: Ann UnknownRegistration Year: 1861Registration Place: VictoriaRegistration Number: 10601
 

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Yes, the right death for Dugald.

Ann died abt 1848 in Scotland and arrival about 1849. That's the best 'guess' so far.
 
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If it is this one then arrival has not been found.

Death 2267/1862 McKELLAR Neil 79 Unk Unk UNK b. ARGY d. Vic.

The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.) - Fri 21 Feb 1862 p.4
DEATHS
McKILLAR.-On the 19th inst., of diarrhoea, at 97 Collins-street east, Neil McKillar, Esq., sen., of Ardachy Station, near Branxholme, aged seventy-nine years.

Neil McKellar died 19 February 1862 at 92 Collins Street, Melbourne, male 79 years, died from diarrohea, 12 days, informant Neil Mckellar, son, sheep farmer Ardrachy Station, Victoria. Buried 20 February 1862 Warrnambool Cemetary, Victoria, born Argyll. 13 years in Victoria. Wife Ann Sinclair (deceased). Issues in order of birth Donald, John, Mary, Jessie, Neil, all living, 6 deceased.


Possible for his parents.

11/06/1773 MACKELLAR ALEXANDER MARY MACKENZIE/FR347 511/ 20 164 Glassary

Alexander Mackellar & Mary Mackenzie
11 Jun 1773 Glassary, Argyll, Scotland
Batch M115114


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