John McLAUGHLIN 1827-1893 & Mary MILLER 1832-1909
Co Tyrone, Ireland, Sandford, Muntham, Wando Vale & Goroke, S-W Victoria, Australia
John McLAUGHLIN c.1827, Co Tyrone, Ireland son of ____ and ____ was married in 1852 in Co Tyrone, Ireland to Mary MILLER, b. 1832, Co Tyrone, Ireland, daughter of William MILLER and Jane DONALD.
John McLAUGHLIN, his wife Mary MILLER and seven children arrived in Victoria in 1865 on the ship "Thunderbolt" and were soon settled in the Sandford area of south-western Victoria where an additional four children were born.
Later, many members of the family moved north to the Minimay & Goroke area.
John McLAUGHIN died in Melbourne in 1893 & his widow Mary died at Goroke in 1909 and was buried at Minimay.
In 1900 one of their sons, Joseph Miller McLAUGHLIN obtained one of the new allotments in the Wando Vale Closer Settlement Scheme. He married Ellen TUFFNELL in 1900 and they raised a large family in the area.
By 1902 another son, James McLAUGHLIN had obtained one of the "Muntham" Estate allotments and married Mary McFARLANE 1875-1933, daughter of Dugald McFARLANE and Sarah McINNES in 1902. They had a large family of 3 boys at Muntham before James died in 1912.
John McLAUGHLIN & Mary MILLER had the following known family: