Alexander McRAE c.1801-1887
&
Christina McRAE c.1819-1897

Scotland ; Nova Scotia ;
"Glenlivet", "Merino Downs", "Grassdale", "Murndal" Stations, Merino and Digby, Victoria, Australia

Alexander McRAE c.1801-1887, b. Ross and Cromarty, Scotland, son of Farquhar McRAE and Isabella McKENZIE was married in 1842, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, North America to Christina McRAE c.1819-1897, b. Ross and Cromarty, Scotland, daughter of Alexander McRAE and Isabella ___.

Alexander McRAE and family arrived in Australia in 1852. The family worked on "Glenlivet" for three years, for Francis HENTY of "Merino Downs" for two years, John COLDHAM of "Grassdale" for two years and for Samuel WINTER at "Murndal" (or "Spring Valley") for 14 years where, for some time, Duncan was Overseer. They selected land at Murra Warra (Parish of Wallup) in 1873/74 and all the family went to live there. [Source: Judith Wills]

Alexander McRAE was a brother of Duncan McRAE of "Glenlivet Station" near Digby, Murdoch McRAE of "Ardgarton" Station, Digby and Annabella McKENZIE c.1799-1954 (nee McRAE), wife of Alexander McKENZIE of NSW and "Pieracle" station, near Digby, Victoria.

Alexander McRAE & Christina McRAE had the following children:

  1. John McRAE 1843-1890, b. Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Nth America; d. Wallup, near Warracknaeal, Victoria.

  2. Duncan McRAE 1845-1893, b. Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Nth America; d. Warracknabeal, Victoria.

  3. Isabella McRAE 1848-1916, b. Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Nth America; d. Wallup, near Warracknaeal, Victoria.

  4. Elizabeth McRAE 1851-1891, b. Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Nth America; d. Wallup, near Warracknaeal, Victoria; m. 1874, Victoria to Peter McINTYRE 1844-1889, b. Inverness-shire, Scotland to Peter McINTYRE and Janet CAMERON; d. Murra Warra, near Warracknaeal, Victoria. 10 children in the Warracknabeal area.

  5. Farquhar McRAE 1854-1935, b. "Glenlivet" Station, Grassdale / Digby, Victoria; d. Wallup, near Warracknaeal, Victoria; m. 1889 to Janet ROBERTSON 1868-1926, b. "Bochara" station, near Hamilton, Victoria to Alexander ROBERTSON and Janet MURRY; d. Warracknaeal, Victoria. They had the following family...
    1. Christina Murray McRAE, b. 1890, Dimboola, Vic, m. Allan McKENZIE
    2. Isabella Annie McRAE, b. 1892, Warracknabeal, Vic, m. Lyall Edward Ernest WILLS
    3. Farquhar Alexander McRAE, b. 1894, Warracknabeal, Vic, m. Ethel Priscilla COOK
    4. Elizabeth Adelaide McRAE, b. 1897, Warracknabeal, Vic, m. Norman Garfield WILLS
    5. Duncan Murray McRAE, b. 1899, Warracknabeal, Vic, m. Freda Margaret STEVENSON
    6. Lindsay Murray McRAE, b. 1901, d. 1901, Warracknabeal, Vic
    7. Jessie Irene McRAE, b. 1904, Warracknabeal, Vic, d. 1976
    8. Laura Stirling McRAE, b. 1906, Warracknabeal, Vic, m. Albert COOK
    9. John Stuart McRAE, b. 1908, Warracknabeal, Vic, d. 1990
    10. Gordon Argyle McRAE, b. 1912, Warracknabeal, Vic, d. 1991

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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