George BURROWS 1829-1915, b. Co Cavan, Ireland
Catherine "Kate" McLENNAN 1836-1919. b. Ross-shire, Scotland

of Tahara, near Merino, S-W Victoria, ; Wentworth, NSW ; N-E Victoria & Kingaroy, Queensland, Australia

George BURROWS 1829-1915 was b. Orford, Suffolk, England, son of James BURROWS & Mary BRADLAUGH and was probably employed in 1859, at "Murndal" Station on the Wannon river at Tahara, near Merino, S-W Victoria, Australia.

Catherine "Kate" McLENNAN 1836-1919 was b. Ross-shire, Scotland, daughter of Alexander McLENNAN and Christina "Kirtsy" McRAE. She had arrived at Portland, S-W Victoria in 1852 on the "John Davies" with her parents and siblings, one of whom was Chistina McLENNAN 1830-1898, who married John STOCK at Digby, S-W Victoria in 1856, and raised a large family at Hotspur, Carapook & Sandford in S-W Victoria.

George BURROWS & Catherine McLENNAN were married in 1859 at "Murndal" Station on the Wannon river at Tahara, near Merino. Three children were born in the area before they moved north to Wentworth in NSW. Some the key locations based on the registrations of the marriage and births of children were...

  • 1859 : George BURROWS & Catherine McLENNAN married at "Murndal" Station, Tahara, near Merino, S-W Victoria.
  • 1860-63 : births of 3 children registered at Branxholme which is a nearby settlement to "Murndal" Station, Tahara where the parents married.
  • 1865-68 : births of 3 children registered at Wentworth on the Darling river, S-W NSW.
  • 1870 : birth of a child registered at Kiewa, N-E Victoria.
  • 1873-75 : births of 2 children registered at Wodonga, N-E Victoria.
  • 1876-79 : births of 2 children registered at Kiewa, N-E Victoria.

The parents and some of the children later moved to north to Queensland and George BURROWS died at Kingaroy in 1915 nd his widow Catherine died at Kingaroy in 1919.

George BURROWS & Catherine McLENNAN had the following family...

  1. Mary BURROWS b. 1860, d. 1860, Branxholme, S-W Victoria.

  2. Christina BURROWS b. 1861, Branxholme, S-W Victoria, d. 1935, Queensland, m. in 1891 in Victoria to Charles Henry Tasman FLUERTY, b. 1858, Hobart, Tasmania, d. 1934, Queensland. 7 children born in N-E Victoria.

  3. Mary Emily BURROWS b. 1863, Branxholme, S-W Victoria, d. 1927, Melbourne, Vic., m.1 in 1887 in Victoria to Charles STARR....., m.2 to Charles KING....

  4. George Alexander BURROWS b. 1865, Wentworth, Darling river, S-W NSW, d. 1943, Warragul, Vic., m. in 1900 in Victoria to Laura Louisa BIDDINGTON, b. 1879, St Arnaud, Vic., d. 1960, Melbourne, Vic.

  5. Ada Catherine BURROWS b. 1868, Wentworth, Darling river, S-W NSW, d. 1934, Melbourne, Vic., m. in 1904 in Victoria to James Lowden McCOUBRIE, b. 1865, Geelong, Vic., d. 1947, Beechworth, N-E Vic.

  6. Alfred D BURROWS b. 1868, d. 1868, Wentworth, Darling river, S-W NSW.

  7. Margaret Ann BURROWS b. 1870, Kiewa, N-E Victoria, d. 1899, Mitta Mitta, N-E Vic., m. in 1894 in Victoria to Charles SMYTH, b. Co Cavan, Ireland.

  8. Laura BURROWS b. 1873, Wodonga, N-E Victoria, d. 1951, Queensland, m. in 1902 in Victoria to George SMYTH, b. Co Cavan, Ireland.

  9. Flora BURROWS b. 1875, Wodonga, N-E Victoria, d. 1957, Queensland, m. ...... to John POSTLETHWAITE ......

  10. Ellen BURROWS b. 1876, Kiewa, N-E Victoria, d. 1958, Kingaroy, Qld., m. in 1903 Albury, NSW to James Chesney DICKENSON, b. 1870, Melbourne, Vic., d. 1922, Queensland.

  11. James William BURROWS b. 1879, Kiewa, N-E Victoria, d. 1955, Qld., m. in 1921 in Queensland to Euphemia Emily MILLER, b. 1892, Qld., d. 1983, Queensland.

Links to Pioneer Names at...

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

Merino & Henty : Sandford : Strathdownie : Wando Vale

Daryl Povey