Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

William McLeod McKINNON + Mary McLEAN

9 children
Flora Ann McKINNON
Birth: about 1858 33 26Manning River District (Taree), , New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 3, 1896Lismore, , New South Wales, Australia
William Allan McKINNON
Birth: about 1860 35 28Wingham, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1929Byron Bay, , New South Wales, Australia
John Allan McKINNON
Birth: about 1862 37 30Manning River District (Taree), , New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 17, 1940Petersham, , New South Wales, Australia
Donald Hugh McKINNON
Birth: about 1868 43 36Manning River District (Taree), , New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 25, 1871New South Wales, Australia
Josiah Albert William McKINNON
Birth: about 1869 44 37Grafton, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 10, 1871Grafton, , New South Wales, Australia
Grace Evangeline McKINNON
Birth: about 1871 46 39Grafton, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1945Lismore, , New South Wales, Australia
James McCulloch McKINNON
Birth: about 1876 51 44Maclean, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 1, 1882Lismore, , New South Wales, Australia

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Family group information
Marriage about 1857
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1192

In 1863, they moved to Rocky Mouth (or Maclean on the Clarence River, northern NSW.) Here they set up another general store, also called "Balmoral House". In May 1865, William was advertising the sale of his business. Later, the “Clarence River Examiner” (CRE) on 24 Oct 1865 advertised the auction of his business. It was described as "a well furnished store and dwelling containing a shop with counter and fixtures’, and standing on a block of 19 metre (62 foot) frontage to the river". With no purchaser found William sold his stock to Alexander Cameron, his opponent in business.

Subsequently, William then acted variously as a commission agent selling maize in Sydney, then back at Rocky Mouth as an auctioneer & broker; land, shipping and general commission agent; rent collector; corn buyer.

Archibald CAMERON's biography then tells us that in 1878 William travelled from the Clarence River and met Mary McKINNON's brother Neil McLEAN in the Richmond River area when they were both looking for land.