William Henry Ralston McCLYMONT + Annie BUTLER

10 children
McClymont - Sarah Jane
Birth: November 2, 1862 34 Cape Hawke (Now Forster), New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 18, 1946Taree, New South Wales, Australia
Birth: November 13, 1864 36 21 Cape Hawke (Now Forster), New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 29, 1923Gloucester, New South Wales, Australia
Birth: March 11, 1867 38 24 Wallamba River, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 22, 1938Taree, New South Wales, Australia
Birth: January 3, 1870 41 27
Death: November 12, 1953Taree, New South Wales, Australia
Birth: May 23, 1873 44 30 Nabiac, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 9, 1944Hamilton, New South Wales, Australia
Birth: June 27, 1876 47 33 Nabiac, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 26, 1935Taree, New South Wales, Australia
Birth: August 17, 1881 52 38 Nabiac, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 1, 1944Taree, New South Wales, Australia
Birth: February 24, 1885 56 42 Nabiac, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 9, 1970Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
McClymont - William Henry Ralston
Birth: August 30, 1828 29 25 Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 18, 1886Wallamba River, New South Wales, Australia
Male Pioneer
Birth: 1799Scotland, United Kingdom
Death: December 2, 1829Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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Birth: 1803 Dundaff, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death: September 20, 1857Raymond Terrace, New South Wales, Australia
Birth: calculated 1843 Pelican, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 30, 1922Taree, New South Wales, Australia

Facts and events

Common law marriage
between 1862 and 1864
Note: The admission and discharge record from the MRD at the time of Annies death records that she is married. Her actual death registration clearly shows that she was not married.
Family Reunion
Citation details: 12 September 2017

This Sunday, September 17 sees a gathering of almost 100 people at Nabiac to honour their ancestors and
celebrate the beginning of a new society on the Wallamba River in the 19th century.
This family is a mixed-race family, descended from a Scotsman and an Aboriginal woman and this kind o
family formation is a much more common occurrence in Australian history than many people realise.
This family history goes back to the very frontier of settlement in the Manning Valley.
The married life of William Henry Ralston McClymont and Annie Butler began in 1862 on the station
called “Bundacree” on the Wallamba River at what was then known as Clarkson’s Crossing and has since
come to be known as Nabiac.
William’s parents had come to Australia and received a grant of land known as “Bowthorne” on the
Williams River in the Hunter Valley in the 1820s.
James McClymont died at an early age and his widow Nancy married the classics scholar and educator
Henry Carmichael in the early 1830s.
As surveyor for the district, Carmichael also established a horse and heifer stud “Warwiba” on the
southern bank of the Manning River.
 Wilhelmina Mary, Vicki Grieves' great grandmother who married Henry French.
The family travelled up and down from Seaham to “Warwiba” by the Bucketts Way and Gloucester Station
by horse and cart. The Aboriginal man Midgee Brown accompanied Nancy and the children on these trips
as a guide and protector.
While there is a wealth of archival material about William and his family, little is known of Annie. She
was born on the frontier.
From her daughter Wilhelmina’s marriage certificate we know that her parents were John Butler and
Matilda whose surname was not given.
A sister Mary Ann married Daniel Slater in 1858 and her mother Matilda noted as “Aboriginal” on the
marriage certificate. We have no knowledge of any other brothers or sisters in the family nor of the
background of John Butler.
William and Annie McClymont raised nine children born over a 25 year period.
Their children married into the families of Dates, Fenning, French, Riley, Greenaway and Russell.
Descendants include members of the local families Latimore, Worth, O’Brien, Cunningham, Carle to
name but a few!
All McClymont descendants are welcome to the gathering this Sunday, September 17 at 10.30am at
Nabiac showground!


All known records indicate Sarah Jane (1862-1946) as being the daughter of William Henry Ralston McCLYMONT and Annie BUTLER and NOT the daughter of Sarah CARTER.

Jennifer Lavis has written in an email of 23 March 2018:

"There was a story that came to light about 10 yrs ago from vicki grieves ( in her book) that Annie butler wasn't sarahs mother . That a sarah carter was. But our family had never heard this . What i was trying to say to you earlier is i think they have mixed up john pipers story with williams . Someone has heard sarah mcclymont mentioned and just assumed it was our sarah."