Duncan McPHERSON 1785-1866
&
Georgiana McKINNON 1805-1888

Kingussie, Inverness-shire, Scotland ; Victoria, Australia

Duncan McPHERSON b. c.1785, Inverness-shire, Scotland, son of Donald McPHERSON and Margaret ___ was married in 1825 at Kingussie & Insch, Inverness-shire, Scotland to Georgiana McKINNON, b. 1805, Kingussie, Inverness-shire, Scotland, daughter of Donald McKINNON and Elizabeth CAMPBELL.

This family appears to have emigrated to Port Phillip on the ship "Courier" in 1849. The shipping records indicate that Duncan McPHERSON was 55 and his wife Georgiana was 42 and the children listed were: Georgiana (22), Margaret (20), Maria (18), John (17), Donald (12), Duncan (10) and Eliza Campbell (8).

Duncan McPHERSON died at Belfast (Port Fairy), S-W Victoria, Australia in 1866 and his widow Georginia died in Melbourne, Victoria in 1888.

One of their sons was John Russell McPHERSON 1832-1905 who owned the property known as "Phoines" at Carapook (between Casterton & Coleraine), S-W Victoria, Australia until his death in 1905. He was recorded as the brother-in-law of William ROBERTSON (1811-1864) of Wando Vale station.

Duncan McPHERSON & Georgiana McKINNON had the following known family...

  1. Georgina Russell McPHERSON b. 1826, Kingussie, INV, Sct., d. 1908, Perth, Western Australia, m. 1849 to Capt. Richard REYNOLDS (mariner), b. 1820 Cornwall, England, d. 1877, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

  2. Margaret McPHERSON b. 1829, Kingussie, INV, Sct., m. Donald MALCOLM and ...?...

  3. Maria Sophia Craigie McPHERSON b. 1830, Kingussie, INV, Sct., d. 1904, perth, Western Australia, m. 1851, Melbourne, Victoria to Alexander McKINNON.

  4. Annie McPHERSON b. 1834, Kingussie, Scotland, d. ...?..., m. 1860 to William ROBERTSON (1811-1864) of Wando Vale Station, S-W Victoria.

  5. John Russell McPHERSON b. 1832, Kingussie, INV, Sct., of "Phoines" Carapook, S-W Victoria, d. 1905, Casterton, S-W Victoria. He bequeathed 3 bronze statuettes and 2 paintings to the Casterton Mechanics' Institute after his death in 1905.

  6. Donald McPHERSON b. 1836, Kingussie, INV, Sct., manager of "Wando Vale" station, d. 1884 Casterton, S-W Victoria.

  7. Duncan McPHERSON b. ca 1838, Kingussie, INV, Sct., manager of "Glenronald" station (near Glenthompson), d. 1902, Hamilton, S-W Victoria.

  8. Eliza Campbell McPHERSON b. c.1841, Kingussie, INV, Sct., d. 1876, Melbourne, Victoria.


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