Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

Alexander “Sandy” McGILVRAYAge: 7717901867

Name
Alexander “Sandy” McGILVRAY
Given names
Alexander
Nickname
Sandy
Surname
McGILVRAY

Alexander McGILVERIE

Name
Alexander McGILVERIE
Given names
Alexander
Surname
McGILVERIE
Birth calculated 1790
Citation details: New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896
Note: The immigration record for Alexander includes the information that he was 49 years of age at the time of his embarkation in 1839. The Clan Cameron web site has his year of birth as 1787.
MarriageSarah CAMERONView this family
yes

Birth of a daughter
#1
Mary McGILVRAY
calculated 1814 (Age 24)
Citation details: New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896
McGillivray - Mary - Arrived on board the 'George Fife'.
McGillivray - Mary - Arrived on board the 'George Fife'.

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Note: The immigration record for Mary includes the infomration that she was 25 years of age at the time she embarked on board the 'George Fife'.
Birth of a son
#2
Lachlan McGILVRAY
calculated 1814 (Age 24)
Citation details: New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896
McGilvray - Lachlan - Arrived on board the 'George Fife'.
McGilvray - Lachlan - Arrived on board the 'George Fife'.

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Note: The immigration record for Lachlan includes the information that he was 25 years of age at the time of his embarkation on board the 'George Fife'.
Birth of a son
#3
John McGILVRAY
calculated 1815 (Age 25)
Citation details: New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896
McGillvray - John - Arrived on board the 'George Fife'.
McGillvray - John - Arrived on board the 'George Fife'.

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Note: The immigration record for John includes the information that he was 24 years of age at the time of his embarkation on board the 'George Fife'.
Birth of a son
#4
Donald McGILVRAY
calculated 1817 (Age 27)
Citation details: New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896
McGillvray - Donald - Arrived on board the 'George Fife'.
McGillvray - Donald - Arrived on board the 'George Fife'.

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Note: The immigration record for Donald includes the information that he was 22 years of age at the time of his embarkation on board the 'George Fife'.
Birth of a daughter
#5
Anne McGILVRAY
calculated 1819 (Age 29)
Citation details: New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896
McGillivray - Anne - Arrived on board the 'George Fife'.
McGillivray - Anne - Arrived on board the 'George Fife'.

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Note: The immigration record for Anne includes the information that she was 20 years of age at the time of her embarkation on board the 'George Fife'.
Birth of a daughter
#6
Sarah “Sally” McGILVRAY
calculated 1822 (Age 32)
Birth Certificate - Griffiths - Margaret
Birth Certificate - Griffiths - Margaret

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Marriage Certificate - Griffiths - James and McGilvray - Sarah
Marriage Certificate - Griffiths - James and McGilvray - Sarah

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Death Certificate - Griffiths - Sarah
Death Certificate - Griffiths - Sarah

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Citation details: New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896
McGillivray - Sally - Arrived on board the 'George Fife'.
McGillivray - Sally - Arrived on board the 'George Fife'.

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Note: The birth certificate for her daughter, Margaret, includes the information that Sarah was 26 years of age at the time of the birth in 1857 and that Sarah was born in Scotland. This would have Sarah born in 1831. Clearly, dates do not work out. This would mean that Sarah was only 10 years of age at the time of the birth of her son John MISSINGHAM. Also, it would mean that she was only 12 years of age when she married James. The age at death for Sarah in her Death Certificate is 36. This would have her born about 1822. Which does fit better with the other relevant dates. The immigration record for Sally includes the information that she was 18 years of age at the time of her embarkation on board the 'George Fife'. This also means that she was born about 1822.
Birth of a son
#7
Alexander McGILVRAY
about 1825 (Age 35)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 581
Citation details: New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896
Birth of a son
#8
Dugald McGILVRAY
calculated 1827 (Age 37)
Citation details: New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896
Note: The immigration record for Dugald includes the information that he was 12 years of age at the time of his embarkation on board the 'George Fife'.
Immigration January 23, 1840 (Age 50)
Citation details: New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896
Note: Alexander and Sarah and their two sons Alexander and Dugald and their elder siblings arrived on board the 'George Fife'.
Birth of a grandson
#1
John MISSINGHAM
September 15, 1841 (Age 51)

Missingham - John - Baptism Certificate
Missingham - John - Baptism Certificate

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Note: The entry in the Presbyterian register has a note across this entry - Illegitimate.
Death of a sonJohn McGILVRAY
about 1841 (Age 51)
Citation details: Australia Death Index, 1787-1985
Text:

Name: John Mc Gilvray Death Date: 1841 Death Place: New South Wales Registration Year: 1841 Registration Place: Black Creek, Bulwarra, Cloden, East Maitland, Hinton, Hunter District, Maitland, Morpeth, West Maitland, New South Wales Volume Number: V18411367 25B

Baptism of a grandsonJohn MISSINGHAM
November 21, 1841 (Age 51)
Missingham - John - Baptism Certificate
Missingham - John - Baptism Certificate

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Birth of a grandson
#2
John GRIFFITHS
calculated 1843 (Age 53)
Address: "Facy"
Citation details: 19 January 2011
Text:

In part:

"James Griffiths, convicted for stealing,7 yrs transport.abt 1840. Native of london.

James Griffiths b.1822,married Sarah McGilvray 12 Dec 1844 Scots Church Paterson.Witness:Alexander McGilvray & Neil Gillies. James and Sarah had Issue: John M. Hannah Tattersall 1867 Elizabeth Sarah James Alfred m Louisa Tattersall Alexander m Elizabeth J Northam 1872 James A Mary Margaret b1857 d.1858"

Griffis - Annie Siley and John
Griffis - Annie Siley and John

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Death Certificate - Griffis - John
Death Certificate - Griffis - John

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Birth Certificate - Griffis - Dugal
Birth Certificate - Griffis - Dugal

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Note: John was 32 years of age at the time of the birth of his son, Dugal, in 1875. The headstone for John is inscribed that he was 78 years of age at the time of his death in 1921. This age at death is also included in his Death Certificate.
Marriage of a childJames GRIFFITHSSarah “Sally” McGILVRAYView this family
Type: Religious marriage
December 12, 1844 (Age 54)
Address: By William Ross - Minister Saint Ann's Presbyterian Church
Citation details: 19 January 2011.
Text:

In part:

"James Griffiths, convicted for stealing,7 yrs transport.abt 1840. Native of london.

James Griffiths b.1822,married Sarah McGilvray 12 Dec 1844 Scots Church Paterson.Witness:Alexander McGilvray & Neil Gillies. James and Sarah had Issue: John M. Hannah Tattersall 1867 Elizabeth Sarah James Alfred m Louisa Tattersall Alexander m Elizabeth J Northam 1872 James A Mary Margaret b1857 d.1858"

Birth Certificate - Griffiths - Margaret
Birth Certificate - Griffiths - Margaret

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Marriage Certificate - Griffiths - James and McGilvray - Sarah
Marriage Certificate - Griffiths - James and McGilvray - Sarah

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Note: Michael Bruin advises that the year of their marriage was 1944. The birth certificate of their daughter, Margaret, includes the information, that James and Sarah were married on 12 December 1943.
Saint Ann's Prebyterian Church, Paterson
Saint Ann's Prebyterian Church, Paterson

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Birth of a granddaughter
#3
Jannet McINTYRE
September 18, 1845 (Age 55)
Citation details: Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922
Text:

Name: Jannet McIntyre Birth Date: 18 Sep 1845 Father's Name: John McIntyre Mother's name: Mary Birth Place: Queensland Registration Year: 1854 Registration Place: Queensland Page Number: 9793 Registration Number: Bp0117

Citation details: 3188/1845 V18453188 30A MCINTYRE JANNET JOHN MARY
Birth of a granddaughter
#4
Elizabeth GRIFFITHS
calculated 1845 (Age 55)

Citation details: 19 January 2011
Text:

In part:

"James Griffiths, convicted for stealing,7 yrs transport.abt 1840. Native of london.

James Griffiths b.1822,married Sarah McGilvray 12 Dec 1844 Scots Church Paterson.Witness:Alexander McGilvray & Neil Gillies. James and Sarah had Issue: John M. Hannah Tattersall 1867 Elizabeth Sarah James Alfred m Louisa Tattersall Alexander m Elizabeth J Northam 1872 James A Mary Margaret b1857 d.1858"

Coote - John and Elizabeth
Coote - John and Elizabeth

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Publication: Family history records held and maintained by Lyn Jobson
Note: The headstone for Elizabeth is inscribed that she was 77 years of age at the time of her death in 1922.
Birth of a granddaughter
#5
Sarah GRIFFITHS
March 27, 1847 (Age 57)
Citation details: 19 January 2011
Text:

In part:

"James Griffiths, convicted for stealing,7 yrs transport.abt 1840. Native of london.

James Griffiths b.1822,married Sarah McGilvray 12 Dec 1844 Scots Church Paterson.Witness:Alexander McGilvray & Neil Gillies. James and Sarah had Issue: John M. Hannah Tattersall 1867 Elizabeth Sarah James Alfred m Louisa Tattersall Alexander m Elizabeth J Northam 1872 James A Mary Margaret b1857 d.1858"

Citation details: V1847278 49/1847 GRIFFITHS SARAH JAMES SARAH
Publication: Family history records held and maintained by Lyn Jobson
Birth of a grandson
#6
James GRIFFITHS
June 15, 1848 (Age 58)
Citation details: V18481180 49/1848 GRIFFITHS JAMES JAMES SARAH
Publication: Family history records held and maintained by Lyn Jobson
Death of a grandsonJames GRIFFITHS
September 30, 1848 (Age 58)

Publication: Family history records held and maintained by Lyn Jobson
Note: I cannot find any relevant registration in NSW for the death of James.
Birth of a grandson
#7
Alexander GRIFFITHS
June 24, 1851 (Age 61)

Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 601
Citation details: 19 January 2011
Text:

In part:

"James Griffiths, convicted for stealing,7 yrs transport.abt 1840. Native of london.

James Griffiths b.1822,married Sarah McGilvray 12 Dec 1844 Scots Church Paterson.Witness:Alexander McGilvray & Neil Gillies. James and Sarah had Issue: John M. Hannah Tattersall 1867 Elizabeth Sarah James Alfred m Louisa Tattersall Alexander m Elizabeth J Northam 1872 James A Mary Margaret b1857 d.1858."

Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 14757/1923 GRIFFITHS ALEXANDER 72 YEARS WINGHAM WINGHAM
Publication: Family history records held and maintained by Lyn Jobson
Note: The year of Alexander's birth has been calculated on the statement from his death Index entry where …
Marriage of a childAlexander McGILVRAYLouisa STACEView this family
Type: Religious marriage
November 11, 1851 (Age 61)
Address: "Dunmore" By Rev. William Purves
Citation details: V1851332 80/1851 MCGILVRAY ALEXANDER STACE LOUISA PC
Text:

The PC in the reference indicates a Presbyterian marriage in the Hunter Valley at places such as Derbie, Hunter District, Maitland, Morpeth, Paterson and Singleton.

Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 577 and 581
Publication: Newspaper NSW : 1843 - 1893
Citation details: Saturday 15 November 1851, page 3
McGilvray - Alexander and Stace - Louisa
McGilvray - Alexander and Stace - Louisa

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Birth of a granddaughter
#8
Mary Ann McGILVRAY
about 1852 (Age 62)
Address: Possibly Morpeth.
Citation details: V1852496 52/1852 MCGILVRAY MARY A ALEXANDER LOUISA
Birth of a grandson
#9
James Alfred GRIFFITHS
July 1, 1853 (Age 63)

Citation details: 19 January 2011
Text:

In part:

"James Griffiths, convicted for stealing,7 yrs transport.abt 1840. Native of london.

James Griffiths b.1822,married Sarah McGilvray 12 Dec 1844 Scots Church Paterson.Witness:Alexander McGilvray & Neil Gillies. James and Sarah had Issue: John M. Hannah Tattersall 1867 Elizabeth Sarah James Alfred m Louisa Tattersall Alexander m Elizabeth J Northam 1872 James A Mary Margaret b1857 d.1858"

Publication: Family history records held and maintained by Lyn Jobson
Citation details: V1853506 52/1853 GRIFFITHS JAMES JAMES SARAH
Text:

There is also this reference:

V18531346 70/1853 GRIPPIS JAMES JAMES SARAH

Birth of a grandson
#10
John McGILVRAY
August 4, 1854 (Age 64)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 581
Birth of a granddaughter
#11
Mary GRIFFITHS
June 14, 1855 (Age 65)
Publication: Family history records held and maintained by Lyn Jobson
Baptism Certificate - Griffiths - Mary
Baptism Certificate - Griffiths - Mary

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Baptism of a granddaughterMary GRIFFITHS
August 19, 1855 (Age 65)
Address: Residence of parents
Baptism Certificate - Griffiths - Mary
Baptism Certificate - Griffiths - Mary

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Birth of a grandson
#12
Alexander McGILVRAY
September 2, 1856 (Age 66)
Citation details: 7291/1856 MCGILVRAY ALEXANDER ALEXANDER LOUISA MANNING RIVER
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 581
Citation details: Saturday 9 June 1928, page 4
Note: Alexander claims to have been the first white child born in Wingham. It is noted that Alexander's bi…
Birth of a granddaughter
#13
Margaret GRIFFITHS
May 6, 1857 (Age 67)
Address: Tilimby
Citation details: 19 January 2011
Text:

In part:

"James Griffiths, convicted for stealing,7 yrs transport.abt 1840. Native of london.

James Griffiths b.1822,married Sarah McGilvray 12 Dec 1844 Scots Church Paterson.Witness:Alexander McGilvray & Neil Gillies. James and Sarah had Issue: John M. Hannah Tattersall 1867 Elizabeth Sarah James Alfred m Louisa Tattersall Alexander m Elizabeth J Northam 1872 James A Mary Margaret b1857 d.1858"

Birth Certificate - Griffiths - Margaret
Birth Certificate - Griffiths - Margaret

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Birth of a grandson
#14
James McGILVRAY
about 1858 (Age 68)
Citation details: 9376/1858 MCGILVRAY JAMES ALEXANDER LOUISA MORPETH
Death of a granddaughterMargaret GRIFFITHS
December 25, 1858 (Age 68)
Address: Paterson River
Cause: Drowned
Citation details: 19 January 2011
Text:

In part:

"25 Dec 1858. James, wife Sarah and Baby Margaret were drowned in the Paterson River. *Neil Gillies and Henry Tattersall made failed attempt to save them,these two men recovered the bodies. (Tattersall is writers direct x/s grandfather.) The coroner commended Tattersall for his bravery. Alex.McGilvray was witness to Sarah/s burial. Henry Tattersall was the informant on Sarah.s d/c. *Note on H Tatt, He and his wife Rhoda took John and James in and raised them,I have photos of these two in later years These two boys later changed their surname to GRIFFIS."

Publication: Newspaper NSW : 1843 - 1893
Citation details: 1 January 1859, page 3.
Memorial Plaque - Griffiths - James, Sarah and Margaret
Memorial Plaque - Griffiths - James, Sarah and Margaret

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Death of a daughterSarah “Sally” McGILVRAY
December 25, 1858 (Age 68)
Address: Paterson River
Cause: Drowned
Citation details: 19 January 2011
Text:

In part:

"25 Dec 1858. James, wife Sarah and Baby Margaret were drowned in the Paterson River. *Neil Gillies and Henry Tattersall made failed attempt to save them,these two men recovered the bodies. (Tattersall is writers direct x/s grandfather.) The coroner commended Tattersall for his bravery. Alex.McGilvray was witness to Sarah/s burial. Henry Tattersall was the informant on Sarah.s d/c."

Publication: Newspaper NSW : 1843 - 1893
Citation details: 1 January 1859, page 3.
Death Certificate - Griffiths - Sarah
Death Certificate - Griffiths - Sarah

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Memorial Plaque - Griffiths - James, Sarah and Margaret
Memorial Plaque - Griffiths - James, Sarah and Margaret

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Burial of a daughterSarah “Sally” McGILVRAY
December 27, 1858 (Age 68)
Cemetery: Saint Paul's Church of England
Death Certificate - Griffiths - Sarah
Death Certificate - Griffiths - Sarah

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Citation details: 2 March 2013
Saint Paul's Church of England, Paterson.
Saint Paul's Church of England, Paterson.

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Memorial Plaque - Griffiths - James, Sarah and Margaret
Memorial Plaque - Griffiths - James, Sarah and Margaret

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Birth of a grandson
#15
James Dugald McGILVRAY
August 16, 1861 (Age 71)
Citation details: 9011/1861 MCGILVRAY JAMES ALEXANDER LOUISA MAITLAND
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 581
Death of a grandsonJames McGILVRAY
about 1861 (Age 71)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 3367/1861 MCGILVRAY JAMES ALEXANDER LOUISA MAITLAND
Death of a sonDugald McGILVRAY
March 22, 1861 (Age 71)
Citation details: 3259/1861 MACGILVRAY DUGALD ALEXANDER SARAH WINGHAM
Publication: Sydney Newspaper
Citation details: Tuesday 2 April 1861, page 8
McGilvray - Dugald - Death notice
McGilvray - Dugald - Death notice

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Burial of a sonDugald McGILVRAY
March 24, 1861 (Age 71)

Publication: Sydney Newspaper
Citation details: Tuesday 2 April 1861, page 8
McGilvray - Dugald - Death notice
McGilvray - Dugald - Death notice

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Marriage of a grandchildAlfred HARRISJannet McINTYREView this family
August 7, 1862 (Age 72)
Citation details: Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1950
Text:

Name: Janet McIntyre Spouse Name: Alfred Harris Marriage Date: 7 Aug 1862 Marriage Place: Queensland Registration Place: Queensland Registration Year: 1862 Registration Number: 000135 Page Number: 9793

Citation details: 1862 C135 Janet McIntyre Alfred Harris
Birth of a granddaughter
#16
Sarah Ann Harriet McGILVRAY
about 1864 (Age 74)
Citation details: 9594/1864 MCGILVRAY SARAH A H ALEXANDER LOUISA MANNING RIVER
Birth of a grandson
#17
Duncan McGILVRAY
about 1865 (Age 75)
Citation details: 10112/1865 MCGILVRAY DUNCAN ALEXANDER LOUISA MANNING RIVER
Death of a granddaughterSarah GRIFFITHS
1866 (Age 76)
Publication: Family history records held and maintained by Lyn Jobson
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 4710/1866 GRIFFIS SARAH JAMES SARAH MANNING RIVER
Birth of a grandson
#18
Joseph Dugald McGILVRAY
about 1867 (Age 77)
Citation details: 10895/1867 MCGILVRAY JOSEPH ALEXANDER LOUISA MANNING RIVER
Death April 15, 1867 (Age 77)
Address: Rose Field
Citation details: 5632/1867 MCGIBRAY ALEXANDER DONALD MARY MANNING RIVER
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wife
Marriage:
daughter
Mary McGILVRAY
Birth: calculated 1814 24 23Ardnamurchan, Argyllshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death: about 1898Queensland, Australia
1 year
son
Lachlan McGILVRAY
Birth: calculated 1814 24 23Ardnamurchan, Argyllshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death:
2 years
son
John McGILVRAY
Birth: calculated 1815 25 24Ardnamurchan, Argyllshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death: about 1841New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
Donald McGILVRAY
Birth: calculated 1817 27 26Ardnamurchan, Argyllshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death:
3 years
daughter
Anne McGILVRAY
Birth: calculated 1819 29 28Ardnamurchan, Argyllshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death:
4 years
daughter
4 years
son
3 years
son
Dugald McGILVRAY
Birth: calculated 1827 37 36Ardnamurchan, Argyllshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death: March 22, 1861Wingham, , New South Wales, Australia

BirthWeb Site - ancestry.com.au
Citation details: New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896
BirthWeb Site - Clan Cameron
ImmigrationWeb Site - ancestry.com.au
Citation details: New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896
DeathM - Deaths Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: 5632/1867 MCGIBRAY ALEXANDER DONALD MARY MANNING RIVER
DeathWeb Site - Clan Cameron