John LILLIE 1836-1906 and Margaret CLARKE 1840-1875

Banffshire, Scotland & Storekeeper of Merino, Victoria, Australia

John LILLIE b. 1836 Banffshire, Scotland appears to be the son of Alexander LILLIE 1791-1854, storekeeper of Banff and Janet WHYTE 1800-1852 and he appears to have migrated to Victoria on the "Brilliant" in October 1855, aged 20y.

John LILLIE married in 1859 at Merino, Victoria to Margaret CLARKE, b. 1840, Dublin, Ireland, daughter of Patrick CLARKE and Alice LYNCH.

John LILLIE was a Storekeeper in Merino when he signed the Merino School Petition in 1877.

John LILLIE served as a Glenelg Shire Councillor from 1877-1880.

John's wife Margaret died at Merino in 1875 and John died in 1906.

John LILLIE and Margaret CLARKE had the following known family....

  1. Margaret LILLIE, b. 1861, Merino, Vic, d. 1920, Sydney, NSW
  2. Janet Whyte LILLIE, b. 1864, Merino, Vic, d. 1933, Hamilton, Vic.
  3. Thomas Henry Clarke LILLIE, b. 1866, Merino, Vic, d. 1895, Merino, m. Eva Gelston GRAY 1874-1956
  4. James LILLIE, b. 1868, Merino, Vic, d. 1943, Kew, Vic, m. Ellen Jane STORER 1875-1951
  5. John Alexander LILLIE, b. 1870, Merino, Vic, d. 1945, Fitzroy, Vic, m. ____?
  6. Alice May LILLIE, b. 1873, d. 1873, Merino, Vic.
  7. Isabella Jane LILLIE, b. 1875, Merino, Vic, d. 1951, m. Henry KOHN 1859-1940.
  8. Alexander LILLIE, b. 1875, d. 1875 Merino, Vic.

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