Farquhar MATHESON c.1792-1883
&
Mary MATHESON c.1812-1903

of Creagh, Lochalsh, Ross & Cromarty-shire, Scotland ; Dwyers Creek, Henty, near Sandford, S-W Victoria, Australia.

Farquhar MATHESON c.1792-1883, b. Lochalsh, Ross-shire, Scotland, son of ... MATHESON and Mary McRAE. Farquhar MATHESON and Mary MATHESON along with six children, 2 neices and a nephew, emigrated from Liverpool on the ship "New Zealander" and arrived at Portland Bay, S-W Victoria, Australia on 30 November 1853. The passenger list recorded the family as :--Farquhar MATHESON (48, Agr. Labourer from Creagh, Lochalsh, Ross-shire, Scotland), Mary (36), Isabella (17), Murdo (14), Mary (12), Rebecca (10), Christy (6), Donald (4), as well as Alexander MATHESON (27, Nephew), Mary MATHESON (28, Niece) & Rebecca MATHESON (24, Niece).

Farquhar and Mary MATHESON and family were engaged upon arrival at Portland by John PEARSON at his station at Yambuk, east of Portland, S-W Victoria. They then moved to "Nangeela" station on the Glenelg river near Casterton and by 1861 they had selected land which they named "Craig" Farm, Dwyer's Creek, Henty, south of Sandford, S-W Victoria.

Farquhar and Mary MATHESON both died at their residence "Craig" Farm, Dwyer's Creek, Henty, south of Sandford, S-W Victoria and are buried in the Old Casterton cemetery.

Farquhar MATHESON & Mary MATHESON had the following known family...

  1. Isabella MATHESON b. c.1839, Lochalsh, Ross and Cromarty-shire, Scotland, d. 1924, Tahara West, near Merino, S-W Victoria, m. 1864 at Merino, S-W Victoria to Andrew DWYER c.1835-1876, b. Co Clare, Ireland, d. Mocamboro, near Merino, S-W Victoria. 5 children.
  2. Murdoch MATHESON b. c.1840, Lochalsh, Ross and Cromarty-shire, Scotland, d. 1896, "Craig" Farm, Dwyer's Creek, Henty, south of Sandford, S-W Victoria, m. 1889 near Nelson, S-W Victoria to Anne McFARLANE 1859-1949, b. "Roseneath" staion, near Casterton, S-W Victoria, to Alexander Campbell McFARLANE and Ann McLEAN, d. Mount Gambier, South Australia. Murdoch and Anne are buried in the old Casterton Cemetery.
  3. Mary MATHESON b. c.1843, Lochalsh, Ross and Cromarty-shire, Scotland, d. 1918, near Rainbow, Wimmera region, Victoria. Mary resided for many years at the family property, "Craig" Farm, Dwyer's Creek, Henty, south of Sandford, S-W Victoria and is buried in the old Casterton Cemetery.
  4. Rebecca MATHESON b. c.1846, Lochalsh, Ross and Cromarty-shire, Scotland, d. 1929, Swan Hill, Victoria, m. 1869 at ..., Victoria to Farquhar McLENNAN 1838-1908, b. Contine, Ross-shire, Scotland to Duncan McLENNAN and Christina McRAE, d. Bowtell's Creek, near Sandford, S-W Victoria. 8 children.
  5. Christina MATHESON b. c.1848, Lochalsh, Ross and Cromarty-shire, Scotland, d. 1878, Murroon, near Deans Marsh, south of Colac, Victoria, m. 1869 at ..., Victoria to John McLENNAN c.1844-1922, b. Lochalsh, Ross and Cromarty-shire, Scotland to Kenneth McLENNAN and Catherine McLENNAN, d. Barwon Downs, south of Colac, Victoria. 3 children.
  6. Donald MATHESON b. c.1850, Lochalsh, Ross and Cromarty-shire, Scotland, d. 1861, Casterton, S-W Victoria, buried in the old Casterton Cemetery.

Links to Pioneer Names at...

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

Merino & Henty : Sandford : Strathdownie : Wando Vale


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