Thomas CARMICHAEL c.1831-1888
&
Margaret FLETCHER 1833-1906

Scotland ; "Maryvale" & "Clunie" stations, Harrow, S-W Victoria
and "Argyle" & "Tullich" stations, Casterton, S-W Victoria, Australia

Link to : Pastoral Runs Map

Thomas CARMICHAEL c. 1831-1888, b. Roxburghshire, Scotland, son of Thomas CARMICHAEL & Euphemia RUTHERFORD arrived c.1852 in Victoria (Port Phillip) was married at "Maryvale" Station, near Harrow, S-W Victoria in 1856 to Margaret FLETCHER 1833-1906, b. Selkirkshire, Scotland, to James FLETCHER & Agnes GRIEVE. Margaret arrived with her family aboard the "Sir Charles Napier" at Geelong, Corio Bay, Victoria in 1855 and soon after settled in the Harrow area of S-W Victoria.

Thomas CARMICHAEL was first employed after arrival in Victoria on "Maryvale" Station, near Harrow, then about 1855 he was employed as the station overseer on Thomas BLAIR's "Clunie" station, Harrow, S-W Victoria from about 1855-1868, where a number of his children were born.

In October 1868 he purchased "Argyle" station, west of Casterton, where the family settled and more children were born making a total of 15.

Thomas CARMICHAEL died at his "Argyle" station in 1888 and was buried on the property in the "Argyle" station cemetery. His widow Margaret continued to live on the station where she died much later in 1906, and was also buried in the station cemetery.

Thomas CARMICHAEL & Margaret FLETCHER had the following known family:

  1. Mary Ann "Marion" CARMICHAEL 1856-1930, b. "Clunie" station, Harrow, S-W Vic, d. Casterton, S-W Victoria.
  2. Agnes Grieve CARMICHAEL 1858-1933, b. "Clunie" station, Harrow, S-W Vic, d. Portland, S-W Victoria, m. 1887 to Alexander GIBB 1859-1947, b. Ballarat, Vic., d. Portland, S-W Vic. Children born in South Australia.
  3. Euphemia CARMICHAEL 1859-1934, b. "Clunie" station, Harrow, S-W Vic, d. Casterton, S-W Victoria.
  4. James Rutherford CARMICHAEL 1860-1913, b. "Clunie" station, Harrow, S-W Vic, d. Melbourne, Victoria, m. 1898 to Charlotte "Lottie" McKEAND 1875-1942, b. Penola, S.A., d. Casterton, S-W Vic. Children born in Casterton and South Australia.
  5. John Thomas CARMICHAEL 1862-1941, b. "Clunie" station, Harrow, S-W Vic, d. Melbourne, Victoria, m. 1892 to Louise Mary BORS 1868-1961, b. Mount Gambier, S.A., d. Melbourne, Vic. 5 children.
  6. Annie Fletcher CARMICHAEL 1863-1932, b. "Clunie" station, Harrow, S-W Vic, d. Casterton, S-W Victoria.
  7. George CARMICHAEL c.1864-1930, b. "Clunie" station, Harrow, S-W Vic, d. Strathdownie, S-W Victoria, m. 1897 Wolseley, S.A. to Selina Ann INGPEN 1863-1962, b. Grafton, NSW., d. Geelong, Vic. 2 children.
  8. Adam Smith CARMICHAEL 1867-1938, b. "Clunie" station, Harrow, S-W Vic, d. "Argyle" Station, Casterton, S-W Victoria.
  9. Nellie CARMICHAEL 1869-1941, b. "Argyle" station, Casterton, S-W Vic, d. Casterton, S-W Victoria.
  10. Walter CARMICHAEL 1869-1871, b. and d. "Argyle" station, Casterton, S-W Vic.
  11. Margaret "Maggie" CARMICHAEL c.1870-1938, b. "Argyle" station, Casterton, S-W Vic, d. "Woodlands" Casterton, S-W Victoria, m. 1900 at "Argyle" station to George CHAFFEY 1863-1935, b. Casterton, S-W Vic., d. "Woodlands", Casterton, S-W Vic. 1 son.
  12. Walter CARMICHAEL 1872-1939, b. ......, S-W Vic, d. "Argyle" Station, Casterton, S-W Victoria.
  13. Thomas CARMICHAEL 1873-1930, b. "Clunie" station, Harrow, S-W Vic, d. Casterton, S-W Victoria, m. 1915 at ___, Vic., to Violet MALCOLMSON 1888-1930, b. Melbourne, Vic., d. Casterton, S-W Vic. 4 children.
  14. Charles CARMICHAEL c.1875-1907, b. ......, S-W Vic, d. Casterton, S-W Victoria.
  15. Elizabeth "Bessie" CARMICHAEL 1878-1940, b. "Argyle" station, Casterton, S-W Vic, d. Casterton, S-W Victoria, m. 1912 at "Argyle" station to Hugh Gordon McEWEN 1877-1914, b. "Dunrobin" Casterton, S-W Vic., to Peter McEWEN and Janet "Jessie" FLETCHER d. Casterton, S-W Vic. Hugh was the Glenelg Shire Engineer 1910-13

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