Murdoch McLEOD ~1800-bef 1854
&
Ann McLEAN ~1803- ?

Isle of Raasay, Inverness-shire, Scotland ; "Crawford" Station, Hotspur, S-W Victoria, Australia

Murdoch McLEOD ~1800-bef 1854, and his wife Ann McLEAN ~1803- ? were employed by Mr Rainy at Hallaig, Isle of Raasay, Inverness-shire, Scotland before 1854. Murdoch appears to have died there between 1851 & 1854. Isle Raasay was cleared as a part of the Highland Clearances in 1854.

Ann McLEOD, along with 3 of her children, Archibald, Marion & Mary McLEOD as well as 2 nieces, Rachael & Mary McDONALD arrived on the "Edward Johnstone" at Portland Bay, S-W Victoria, Australia in 1854 from Liverpool, England under the Highlander and Islander Immigrataion Scheme (H.I.E.S.)

Archibald McLEOD, son of Ann was employed by Henry MONRO of "Crawford" Station in 1854 and his mother Ann, a domestic servant went with him to "Crawford" Station, near Hotspur, S-W Victoria.

Mary McLEOD, daughter of Ann was married in 1862 at "Kangaroo" Station (between Hotspur & Branxholme, S-W Victoria) to John BELL ~1830-1920, a sailor who deserted as one of a group of 7 from his barque "Fanny" at portland Bay in 1862. John & Mary BELL had at least 7 children at "Kangaroo" station and near Warrnambool, S-W Victoria from 1863 to 1875.

What became of Ann McLEOD (probable widow, aged 50y) after "Crawford" Station in 1854 ? It is possible she moved to the Warrnambool area of S-W Victoria where other family members later lived.

Murdoch McLEOD & Ann McLEAN had the following known family...

  1. Archibald McLEOD, b. ~1828, Isle of Raasay, Inverness-shire, Scotland, ................? (may have died unmarried at Warrnambool in 1912 ?)

  2. Marion "Sarah" McLEOD, b. ~1831, Isle of Raasay, Inverness-shire, Scotland, ................? (may have married a Murdoch McKENZIE in 1864 with 4 children in the Warrnambool area and died there in 1911 ?)

  3. Mary McLEOD, b. ~1833, Isle of Raasay, Inverness-shire, Scotland, d. 1908, Wangoom, near Warrnambool, S-W Victoria, m. 1862 at "Kangaroo" station (Hotspur-Branxholme, S-W Vic) to John BELL 1830-1920, b. ~1830, North Shields, Durham, England, son of William BELL & Sarah BRAVEN, d. 1920 Warrnambool, S-W Victoria.

    John BELL & Mary McLEOD had the following known family...

    1. Margaret BELL 1863-1905, b. "Kangaroo" Station (near Hotspur), S-W Victoria, d. 1905, Camperdown, Vic., m. John Thomas ANDERTON 1850-1935, 8 children.
    2. Mary Ann BELL 1865-1949, b. Allansford (near Warrnambool), S-W Victoria, d. 1949, Warrnambool, Vic., m. Charles SIMPSON 1850-1917, 3 children.
    3. Murdoch BELL 1867-1950, b. Allansford (near Warrnambool), S-W Victoria, d. 1950, Port Fairy, Vic., m. Agnes Ethel Mary MITCHELL 1865-1947, 9 children.
    4. William BELL 1869-1954, b. Panmure (near Warrnambool), S-W Victoria, d. 1954, Warrnambool, Vic., m. Mary DARRAGH ~1872-1949, b. Ireland, 11 children.
    5. Sarah Ann BELL 1871-1944, b. Panmure (near Warrnambool), S-W Victoria, d. 1944, Warrnambool, Vic., unmarried.
    6. Elizabeth BELL 1873-1958, b. Panmure (near Warrnambool), S-W Victoria, d. 1958, Warrnambool, Vic., m.1 to Frederick GILES ~1855-1926, m.2 to Daniel John Murray McLEAN 1873-1954.
    7. John BELL 1875-1940, b. Allansford (near Warrnambool), S-W Victoria, d. 1940, Warrnambool, Vic., m. Agnes Ruth WEATHERHEAD 1879-1934

The 2 nieces of Ann McLEOD who travelled with her family from Raasay on the "Edward Johnstone" to Portland in 1854 were...

  1. Rachael McDONALD, b. ~1826, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire, Scotland (niece of Ann McLEOD), domestic servant, aged 28y, born Skye, employed by Mrs BARBER of Belfast (Port Fairy), S-W Vic...........?

  2. Mary McDONALD, b. ~1830, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire, Scotland (niece of Ann McLEOD), domestic servant, aged 23y, born Skye, employed by Mr HAWKINS of Portland, S-W Vic...........?


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