Murdoch "Murdo" McLENNAN 1827-1909
&
Catherine McKAY 1828-1911

of Contin, Ross-shire, Scotland; Digby & Tahara, S-W Victoria, Australia

Murdoch "Murdo" McLENNAN 1827-1909 was b. Contin, Ross Shire, Scotland, son of Roderick McLENNAN and Janet McLENNAN and married in 1857 in Inverness, Scotland to Catherine McKAY 1828-1911, who was b. Ross Shire, Scotland, daughter of Donald McKAY and Mary STEWART.

The family appears to have arrived from Scotland in 1857-58, as their daughter Mary was born in 1858 at "Pleasant Hills" station, Digby, S-W Victoria and two more children were born in the Digby ara in 1860 to 1863.

The family later moved to the nearby Merino area of S-W Victoria where Murdoch was a shepherd on "Glenlivet" station in the 1860s. Later he was the overseer for many years for Samuel WINTER-COOKE on "Murndal" station at Tahara and became a grazier on his own property of "Fair Hill" at Tahara.

Murdoch & Catherine McLENNAN both died at their property "Fair Hill" at Tahara, near Merino, S-W Victoria and were buried in the Merino cemetery, Murdoch died in 1909 and his widow Catherine died in 1911.

Murdoch "Murdo" McLENNAN & Catherine McKAY had the following known children...

  1. Catherine McLENNAN b. 1855, Ross-shire, Scotland......;

  2. Mary Stewart McLENNAN 1858-1912, b. "Pleasant Hills," Digby, S-W Victoria, d. Hamilton, S-W Victoria.;

  3. Janet "Jessie" McLENNAN 1860-1930, b. Digby, S-W Victoria, d. Hamilton, S-W Victoria, m. Charles Frederick DUNN 1865-1905, b. Hamilton, S-W Victoria, d. Hamilton, S-W Victoria.
    Charles and Janet DUNN had 7 children...
    1. Charles William DUNN 1890-1916, b. Hamilton, S-W Victoria, d. Hamilton, S-W Victoria.
    2. Hilda DUNN 1892-1892, b. and d. Hamilton, S-W Victoria.
    3. Doris Isabel DUNN 1893-1935, b. Hamilton, S-W Victoria, d. Hamilton, S-W Victoria, m. Percy Herbert HICKMER 1883-1956, son of Henry HICKMER and Amelia Henrietta BECKMANN, b. Cavendish, S-W Victoria, d. Hamilton, S-W Victoria.
    4. Norman Stewart DUNN 1895-1958, b. Hamilton, S-W Victoria, d. Coleraine, S-W Victoria, m. Ada Maude DONEHUE 1902-1953, daughter of Percy Edward DONEHUE and Elizabeth Agnes WILSON, b. Hamilton, S-W Victoria, d. Coleraine, S-W Victoria.
    5. Ralph Hollan DUNN 1897-1898, b. and d. Hamilton, S-W Victoria.
    6. Raymond Aylmer DUNN 1898-1960, b. Hamilton, S-W Victoria, d. Warrnambool, S-W Victoria, m. Florence Mabel McNICOL 1900-1971, daughter of John McNICOL and Catherine McPHEE, b. Wannon, S-W Victoria, d. Warrnambool, S-W Victoria.
    7. Esmond Edgar DUNN 1900-1958, b. Hamilton, S-W Victoria, d. Coleraine, S-W Victoria, m. Kathleen Augusta EGAN 1896-1978, b. Dartmoor, S-W Victoria, d. Grassdale (near Digby), S-W Victoria.

  4. Isabella Ellen McLENNAN 1863-1927, b. Digby, S-W Victoria, d. 1927, Tahara, near Merino, S-W Victoria, m. Patrick AYLMER 1858-1928, b. Tahara, near Merino, S-W Victoria, d. Tahara, near Merino, S-W Victoria. Patrick and Isabella AYLMER had 3 children.

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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