Lachlan McLEAN & Jane McSWEEN / McSWAIN

Isle of Skye; Digby & Omeo, Victoria, Australia

Lachlan McLEAN b. 1823 Isle of Skye, Scotland, son of William McLEAN and Ann McKINNON was married in 1850 on the Isle of Skye to Janet McSWAIN b. 1830 Isle of Skye, Scotland, daughter of Paul McSWAIN and Janet ___.

Lachlan McLEAN & Janet McLEAN arrived at portland on the "Arabian" under the Highland & Island Emigration Scheme in Sep 1854.

The family settled at Grassdale near Digby, north of Portland in S-W Victoria.

The family moved to Omeo in north east Victoria after the birth of thier last child in 1870 at Hotspur, S-W Victoria.

Lachlan McLEAN died at Omeo in 1888 and his widow janet died there in 1897.

Lachlan McLEAN and Janet McSWAIN had the following children:

  1. Ann McLEAN b. 1852, Isle of Skye, Sct, d. 1885, Merino, Vic m. John LAWTON 1845-1929;
  2. Mary Ann McLEAN b. 1853, Isle of Skye, Sct, d. 1930, Casterton, Vic. m. Frank Julius LAWRENCE 1857-1946;
  3. Rachel McLEAN b. 1855, Grassdale (nr Digby), Vic, d. 1886, Omeo, Vic;
  4. Janet "Jessie" McLEAN b. 1858 Grassdale (nr Digby), Vic, d. 1933 Wagga Wagga, NSW, m. George CONDON 1855-1937;
  5. Catharine McLEAN b. 1860, Grassdale (nr Digby), Vic, d. 1890, Omeo, Vic, m. John James BARBER 1856-1890
  6. Peter McLEAN b. 1862 Grassdale (nr Digby), Vic, d. 1931, Gippsland, Vic, m. Annie TAYLOR 1865-1944;
  7. Christina McLEAN b. 1864 Grassdale (nr Digby), Vic, d. 1889, Benambra, Vic, m. Charles CONDON 1863-1951;
  8. Malcolm McLEAN b. 1866 Digby, Vic, d. 1901, Corryong, Vic, m. Elizabeth "Bessie" NEIL 1862-1922;
  9. William Paul McLEAN b. 1868 Hotspur, Vic, d. 1933, Narrabri, NSW, m. Isabella May BELL from NSW.
    • Boer War
    • Tpr 88, NSW Citizen Bushmen
  10. Jane Euphemia McLEAN b. 1870 Hotspur, Vic, d. 1955, Ballarat, Vic, m. William Thomas TORY 1867-1941.

1865 - In the Digby Court of Petty Sessions, 31 May 1865, Charles WHYTE of Hotspur applied for and was granted a transfer of his General Publican's Licence for the Crawford Inn at Hotspur to Loughlan McLEAN.

1867 - In the Digby Court of Petty Sessions, 26 Jun 1867, Lachlan McCLEAN of Hotspur applied for and was granted a transfer of his General Publican's Licence for the Crawford Inn at Hotspur to John McEACHERN.

L. McLEAN as listed as an early landowner on the Hotspur Parish map.

Rachel McLEAN as listed as an early landowner on the Hotspur Parish map.

A. McLEAN was listed as an early landowner on the Hotspur Parish map.

Many members of this family group had moved to Omeo by the 1890's.



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