Murdoch McLENNAN 1827-1906 b. Ross-shire, Scotland
Christina THOMSON 1835-1913 b. Peebles, Scotland

of Scotland ; Sandford, S-W Victoria ; Dalby, Queensland, Australia.

Murdoch McLENNAN was b. 1827, Contin, Ross-shire, Scotland, son of Alexander McLENNAN and Catherine McLENNAN. He was brother of Malcolm McLENNAN 1835-1882, b. Contin, Ross-shire, Scotland who was also having children in the Sandford area of S-W Victoria in the 1860s & 1870s before also moving to the Dalby area of Queensland.

Christina THOMSON was b. 1835, Peebles, Scotland, daughter of James THOMSON and Agnes JACKSON.

Murdoch McLENNAN and Christina THOMSON were married in 1852 or 1853 in Ross-shire, Scotland and emigrated to Australia in 1853. They appear to have arrived on the "Australia" at Melbourne, Victoria in November 1853.

The young couple went to the Victorian goldfields for nearly ten years, and were near Castlemaine and Bendigo where at least three children were born from 1856-1860.

By 1862 they were near Merino & Sandford in S-W Victoria where another seven children were born from 1862 to 1875. In 1870 the family was at "Mount Struan" station, near Sandford, S-W Vic., when their daughter Christina was born.

By 1879 the family had moved to Queensland where a son was born. The family selected land and settled in the Dalby area of Queensland, where, on Thursday, 23rd July, 1903, Mr. and Mrs. Murdoch M'Lennan celebrated their fiftieth anniversary of their wedding at their homestead, "Fairview," near Dalby.

Murdoch died in 1906, aged 78y and his widow Christina died in 1913 near Dalby, Queensland.

Murdoch McLENNAN & Christina THOMSON had the following known family...

  1. Catherine McLENNAN b. 1856, Campbell's Creek, Vic., d. 1936, Qld., m. in 1877 at ___, Qld., to Lewis McPHERSON.
  2. James Alexander McLENNAN b. 1857, Nine Mile Creek, Vic., d. 1923, Dalby, Qld., m. in 1884 at ___, Qld to Elizabeth KENNEDY 1856-1948. 7 children born Qld.
  3. Murdoch McLENNAN b. 1860, Stan___, Vic., d. 1919, Qld., m. .....?....
  4. Agnes Jane McLENNAN b. 1862, Merino, S-W, Vic., d. 1900, ___, Qld., m. in 1882 at ___, Qld to James McLOUGHLIN.
  5. Alexander McLENNAN b. 1865, Sandford, S-W Vic., d. 1943, Qld. m. .....?....
  6. William McLENNAN b. 1865, Sandford, S-W Vic., d. 1908, ___, Qld., m. in 1900 at ___, Qld., to Sophia McLARAN.
  7. Ernest Malcolm McLENNAN b. 1868, Casterton, S-W Vic., d. 1930, Dalby, Qld., m. in 1895 at Roma, Qld., to Alice Marion WALDUCK 1870-1923. 8 children.
  8. Christina Ann McLENNAN b. 1870, "Mount Struan" near Sandford, S-W Vic., d. 1938, Qld., m. in 1891 at ___, Qld., to John NICHOLSON.
  9. John McLENNAN b. 1873, Sandford, S-W Vic., d. 1916, ___, Qld., m. .....?.....
  10. Kenneth George McLENNAN b. 1875, Sandford, S-W Vic., d. 1953, ___, Qld., m. in 1898 at ___, Qld. to Margaret McMAHON. [enlisted in WW1 & WW2]
  11. Louis Donald McLENNAN b. 1879, ___, Qld., d. 1952, ___, Qld., m. in 1909 at ___, Qld to Frances Sarah GRISBROOK 1888-1979.

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