James DRUMMOND c.1847-1885
Mary Ellen LEAKE 1853-1893

Scotland; Digby & Merino, S-W Victoria, Australia

James DRUMMOND c.1847-1885, b. Clackmannanshire, Scotland, son of George DRUMMOND and Margaret Fairburn SCOTT, sheep farmer of Merino, S-W Victoria, died (suicide) near Merino, S-W Victoria in 1885 leaving a widow and three young children.

Mary ELLEN LEAKE 1853-1893, b. Merino, S-W Victoria, daughter of John LEAKE and Mary WESTON, d. Casterton (of Digby), S-W Victoria.

James DRUMMOND and Mary Ellen LEAKE were married in 1877 and had five children from 1878-1884 at Merino, S-W Victoria. Three of their children were attending Digby State SCHOOL in the late 1880's after the death of their father in 1885.

After the death of her husband in 1885, Mary ELLEN DRUMMOND (nee LEAKE) married in 1889 to Alfred Arthur John FARLEY 1855-1896, a cross-country rider of Digby, S-W Victoria.

James DRUMMOND and Mary Ellen LEAKE had the following family...

  1. Mary Agnes DRUMMOND 1878-1884, b. Merino, S-W Victoria, d. Merino, S-W Victoria (diptheria).

  2. George James DRUMMOND 1879-1879, b. & d. Merino, S-W Victoria.

  3. Margaret Constance "Maggie" DRUMMOND 1880-1889, b. Merino, S-W Victoria, d. Casterton, S-W Victoria.

  4. May DRUMMOND 1882-1947, b. Merino, S-W Victoria, d. Coleraine, S-W Victoria, m. 1907 to Farquhar Donald DWYER 1875-1952, b. Merino S-W Victoria to Andrew DWYER and Isabella MATHESON, d. Coleraine, S-W Victoria.

  5. Robert John DRUMMOND 1884-..?.., b. Merino, S-W Victoria, d. ..?..., m. Ruby Ethelwyn WATTS 1888-1951, b. Yarrawonga, Victoria, d, melbourne, Victoria.

Links to Glenelg & Wannon Pioneer Names at..

Carapook & Muntham : Casterton : Chetwynd : Dartmoor : Digby : Harrow & Balmoral : Hotspur :

Merino & Henty : Sandford : Strathdownie : Wando Vale

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