Eleanor May Macdonald

(1865 - 1865)
Father*Thomas Morell Macdonald b. 1840, d. 1909
Mother*Charlotte Clements Forsaith b. 1843, d. 1894
Eleanor May Macdonald was born in Invercargill, Southland, on 16 March 1865.1

Eleanor died on 25 August 1865 in Invercargill, Southland.2 She was buried at the Invercargill Eastern Cemetery in Invercargill.3
ChartsAlexander Macdonald (1813-1888) descendancy
Samuel Forsaith (c1702-1751) descendancy
Stephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1865/22398 (as Eleanor Mary).
  2. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1865/10997 aged 5 yrs (which should be 5 mths).
  3. [S586] Invercargill City Cemetery database, at https://www.icc.govt.nz/cemeteries/cemetery-search/, Block 9, plot 23 with a burial date of 29 Nov 1881 - given the stone agrees on a death date of 1865, but the burial register, plot book and plot card give the 1881 date, we assume she must have been buried elsewhere before 1881.

Eliza Heath Macdonald

(1838 - 1920)
Father*Alexander Macdonald b. 1813, d. 1888
Mother*Selina Dorcas Blomfield b. 1815, d. 1880
Eliza Heath Macdonald was born in Safune, Savai'i Island, on 4 May 1838. Her middle name Heath relates to Thomas HEATH, a contemporary LMS missionary of her father, who also served in Samoa in 1842-46.1,2

Education of the three MACDONALD children was a continuing source of concern and subject of much correspondence with the London Missionary Society, due to the lack of facilities in Samoa. Although first raised in May 1842, agreement was not reached on sending them to England until November 1846, but it is unclear when they actually left. However, Alexander did thank the LMS for settling his two sons into Stockwell Green school by early 1849. The picture shows a painting of the children, supposedly done by a friend as a keepsake while the children were away.3
Robert, Eliza & Thomas MACDONALD by unknown artist, c1846

She was attending the Marsh St School at Walthamstow at the time of the 1851 UK census.4

She married Frederick Nutter at the bride's residence, Abercromby St in Auckland on 17 March 1857.5,6,7,8

She was widowed at age 58 on the death of her husband Frederick on 24 May 1896.9,10

Eliza died on 2 September 1920 at Manukau Rd in Parnell, Auckland, at age 82.11,12 She was buried on 4 September 1920 at the Purewa Cemetery.13

Family

Frederick Nutter (1822 - 1896)
Children
ChartsAlexander Macdonald (1813-1888) descendancy
Stephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S9] Letter - Alexander Macdonald to Foreign Secretary of London Missionary Society, 20 Nov 1846.
  2. [S10] Book - James Sibree, Register of LMS Missionaries, page 37.
  3. [S747] Filmed Manuscript - National Library, Canberra, AJCP Microfilms: Film M30, box 15, folder 5, jacket C to film M75, box 4, folder 8, jacket A.
  4. [S118] Census - 30 Mar 1851, UK census, ED 6f HO107-1769 Folio 339 p11 GSU roll 207415.
  5. [S338] Varcoe's NZ Marriage Index, at https://www.otago.ac.nz/library/hocken/marriages/…, Folio 97.
  6. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 97.
  7. [S924] BDM Registrar of New Zealand, marriage record, Reg. No. 1857/497 (Eliza) and 566 (Frederick).
  8. [S802] Newspaper - Southern Cross, issue of 20 Mar 1857, Vol XIV, Issue 1015, p3.
  9. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1896/23, aged 74.
  10. [S703] Newspaper - Southland Times, issue of 10 Jun 1896, issue 13477, p2, col4, Deaths.
  11. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1920/8544, aged 82.
  12. [S863] Newspaper - New Zealand Herald, issue of 3 Sep 1920, Vol LVII, issue #17566, p1, col1, Deaths.
  13. [S568] Purewa Cemetery & Crematorium database, at https://www.purewa.co.nz/, No. 7453, Block B, row 2, plot 29.

Elizabeth Selina May Macdonald

(1870 - 1961)
Father*Thomas Morell Macdonald b. 1840, d. 1909
Mother*Charlotte Clements Forsaith b. 1843, d. 1894
Elizabeth Selina May QUINN (nee MACDONALD)(1870-1961)
Elizabeth Selina May Macdonald was born in Invercargill, Southland, on 22 March 1870.1

She married William Quinn in New Zealand in 1906. There were no children from this marriage.2,3

She was widowed at age 55 on the death of her husband William on 9 November 1925.4

Elizabeth died on 28 September 1961 at 8 Claremont St in Dunedin, Otago, at age 91.5,6 She was cremated on 30 September 1961, and her ashes were scattered on 2 October at an unknown location.7

Family

William Quinn (1870 - 1925)
ChartsAlexander Macdonald (1813-1888) descendancy
Samuel Forsaith (c1702-1751) descendancy
Stephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1870/6088.
  2. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 1396.
  3. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Marriage Reg. No. 1906/2713.
  4. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1925/10508, aged 54.
  5. [S420] Dunedin City Cemeteries database, at https://www.dunedin.govt.nz/services/cemeteries/…
  6. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1961/37629, aged 91.
  7. [S420] Dunedin City Cemeteries database, at https://www.dunedin.govt.nz/services/cemeteries/…, Original reference C19610957.

Emma Selina (Lena) Macdonald1

(1865 - 1934)
Father*Robert Conder Macdonald b. 1836, d. 1902
Mother*Emma Matthews b. 1838, d. 1913
Emma Selina (Lena) Macdonald was born in Auckland on 30 October 1865.2,3,1

She married John Coleman Slade, son of Charles Slade and Elizabeth Mabin, at Presbyterian Church, Mosman in Sydney, New South Wales, on 2 January 1900. He gave his usual place of residence as Rockhampton, Queensland, occupation as State School Teacher but reduced his age to 41, from 44 (possibly to be closer to his bride's age?).2

She was widowed at age 48 on the death of her husband John on 13 December 1913.4,5

Emma died on 11 April 1934 at Manly Private Hospital in Manly, Sydney, New South Wales, at age 68.6,7 She was buried on 12 April 1934 at the Manly Cemetery in Manly.8

Family

John Coleman Slade (1855 - 1913)
ChartsAlexander Macdonald (1813-1888) descendancy
Stephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1865/4427.
  2. [S928] BDM NSW Registry, marriage record, Reg. No. 1628/1900.
  3. [S395] Family Bible - Robert Macdonald bible.
  4. [S590] Newspaper - Sydney Morning Herald, issue no. 23691 of 15 Dec 1913, p8, col 1, Deaths.
  5. [S284] Index - New South Wales BDMs online, at https://www.nsw.gov.au/births-deaths-marriages, Death Reg. No. 4501/1914, parents Charles and Elizabeth.
  6. [S284] Index - New South Wales BDMs online, at https://www.nsw.gov.au/births-deaths-marriages, Death Reg. No. 10123/1934.
  7. [S590] Newspaper - Sydney Morning Herald, issue no. 30039 of 13 Apr 1934, p10, col 1, Deaths.
  8. [S1043] Manly Cemetery database, at https://www.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au/services/cemeteries/…, Row U, plot 230, register page MD74.

Eric Freeman Blomfield Macdonald1

(1897 - 1978)
Father*Alexander Blomfield Macdonald1 b. 1869, d. 1934
Mother*Wilhelmina Wallis2 b. 1871, d. 1921
Eric Freeman Blomfield Macdonald was born at St Peters, 16 Metropolitan Rd, Enmore in Sydney, New South Wales, on 27 November 1897.2,3

He married Nellie Kathleen Buchanan, daughter of John Buchanan and Elizabeth Simpkin, in Auckland on 11 September 1929.2,4

Eric died on 5 October 1978 in Auckland at age 80.2

Family

Nellie Kathleen Buchanan (1898 - 1981)
Children
ChartsAlexander Macdonald (1813-1888) descendancy
Stephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S327] Email - A Macdonald, email & correspondence to D Ferguson, 1 Sep 2003 onwards.
  2. [S354] Electronic Files - A Macdonald, and subsequent correspondence.
  3. [S284] Index - New South Wales BDMs online, at https://www.nsw.gov.au/births-deaths-marriages, Birth Reg. No. 7167/1898.
  4. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 6070.

Fanny Elizabeth Macdonald1

(1874 - )
Father*Robert Conder Macdonald b. 1836, d. 1902
Mother*Emma Matthews b. 1838, d. 1913
Fanny Elizabeth Macdonald was born in Auckland on 28 July 1874.1,2,3
ChartsAlexander Macdonald (1813-1888) descendancy
Stephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S354] Electronic Files - A Macdonald, and subsequent correspondence.
  2. [S395] Family Bible - Robert Macdonald bible.
  3. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1874/8043.

Flora Macdonald

(1882 - 1964)
Flora Macdonald was born at Oxford St in Lyttelton, Canterbury, on 27 December 1882.1,2,3

She married Alexander Gordon Macdonald, son of Thomas Morell Macdonald and Charlotte Clements Forsaith, in the Federation of Malay States in 1913.4

She was widowed at age 76 on the death of her husband Alexander on 29 August 1959.1,5,6

Flora died on 16 November 1964 in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, at age 81.1

Family

Alexander Gordon Macdonald (1885 - 1959)
Child
ChartsAlexander Macdonald (1813-1888) descendancy
Samuel Forsaith (c1702-1751) descendancy
Stephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S355] Email - Mary (Macdonald) Khanna, email to D Ferguson, 3 Feb 2004, Details taken from Ian Macdonald's mother's address book during interview with Ian by Mary Khanna (Macdonald), Jan 2004.
  2. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1883/4089.
  3. [S861] Newspaper - Star (Christchurch), issue of 28 Dec 1882, issue 4578, p2, Births, to Hugh Macdonald MD.
  4. [S355] Email - Mary (Macdonald) Khanna, email to D Ferguson, 3 Feb 2004, Details taken from Ian Macdonald's mother's address book during interview by M Khanna, Jan 2004.
  5. [S677] Index - England High Court of Justice, England & Wales National Probate Calendar, probate granted in London to The Chartered Bank.
  6. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Death: District of Maidstone, Vol 5b, p469.

Francis Baldwin (Frank) Macdonald

(1871 - 1915)
Father*Thomas Morell Macdonald b. 1840, d. 1909
Mother*Charlotte Clements Forsaith b. 1843, d. 1894
Francis Baldwin MACDONALD (1871-1915)
Francis Baldwin (Frank) Macdonald was born in Invercargill, Southland, on 28 December 1871.1

He married Elsie Hope in New Zealand in 1906. It is believed there was no issue from this marrriage; it is also unclear how they met and whether the HOPE family had migrated to New Zealand from Tasmania.2,3

Francis died on 28 August 1915 in Bluff, Southland, at age 43 having been found dead in his office (he was a fish merchant) on that Saturday night. Although he was found with a double-barrelled gun beside him, the inquest returned a verdict of accidental death.4,5 He was buried on 30 August 1915 at the Invercargill Eastern Cemetery in Invercargill.6

Family

Elsie Hope (1884 - 1925)
ChartsAlexander Macdonald (1813-1888) descendancy
Samuel Forsaith (c1702-1751) descendancy
Stephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1872/6682.
  2. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 420.
  3. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Marriage Reg. No. 1906/1753.
  4. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1915/7277, aged 43.
  5. [S1020] Newspaper - Ashburton Guardian, issue of 2 Sep 1915, Vol XXXV, issue 8233, p8, Accidents & Deaths.
  6. [S586] Invercargill City Cemetery database, at https://www.icc.govt.nz/cemeteries/cemetery-search/, Block 9, plot 23.

Gordon Noel Macdonald

(1909 - 1994)
Father*Herbert Alexander Macdonald b. 1868, d. 1937
Mother*Beatrice Isabel Ayton b. 1872
Gordon MACDONALD
(1909-1994)
April 1987
Gordon Noel Macdonald was born in Invercargill, Southland, on 4 December 1909.1

He was a groomsman at Morris Morell Macdonald and Ivall Moira (Mollie) Hansen's wedding at St Marks Church in Opawa, Christchurch, Canterbury, on 20 October 1934.2,3
Wedding of Morris MACDONALD and Ivall (Mollie) HANSEN 22 Oct 1934, Christchurch


Gordon was a Civil Engineer and moved from New Zealand to Australia in 1937. He later had a position in Fiji.4

He married Sheelah Rosaleen McNamara in Sydney, New South Wales, on 9 March 1940.

Gordon died on 3 December 1994 in Melbourne, Victoria, at age 84 of a coronary after hospitalisation for respiratory problems. He was buried on 6 December 1994.

Family

Sheelah Rosaleen McNamara (1911 - 2007)
ChartsAlexander Macdonald (1813-1888) descendancy
Samuel Forsaith (c1702-1751) descendancy
Stephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1910/6506.
  2. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 9437.
  3. [S911] Newspaper - Christchurch Press, issue of 22 Oct 1934, issue 21301, Vol LXX, p3, col2-4, image, News for Women, A Christchurch Wedding.
  4. [S369] Personal knowledge of D Ferguson.

Herbert Alexander Macdonald

(1868 - 1937)
Father*Thomas Morell Macdonald b. 1840, d. 1909
Mother*Charlotte Clements Forsaith b. 1843, d. 1894
Herbert Alexander MACDONALD (1868-1937)
Herbert Alexander Macdonald was born in Invercargill, Southland, on 6 July 1868.

He was admitted to the Bar in Invercargill on 13 Aug 1889 and made a partner in his father's business on 14 Nov 1892.1

He married Mary Jessie Woodhouse Grigor in New Zealand in 1894.2,3

He was widowed on the death of his wife Mary in July 1902.4

Herbert's second marriage was to Beatrice Isabel Ayton, daughter of William Pooley Ayton and Susan Ann Connor, on 17 September 1906 at Trinity Church in Hobart, Tasmania.5,6

Family folklore claims he was blamed for embezzling money from the company, but really took the blame to protect someone else. What actually happened is unclear, but he did declare bankruptcy in 1916.7

Herbert died on 20 April 1937 in Te Aroha at age 68.8

Family 1

Mary Jessie Woodhouse Grigor (1865 - 1902)
Children

Family 2

Beatrice Isabel Ayton (1872 - )
Children
ChartsAlexander Macdonald (1813-1888) descendancy
Samuel Forsaith (c1702-1751) descendancy
Stephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S708] NZ Electronic Text Centre - Cyclopedia of New Zealand, at http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/, Otago & Southland Provincial Districts - Legal Section.
  2. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 3888.
  3. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Marriage Reg. No. 1894/3618.
  4. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1902/5963.
  5. [S753] Australian BDM Indexes 1788-1950, at https://www.ancestry.com/, Tasmanian marriages, Reg. No. 337.
  6. [S760] Newspaper - The Mercury, Tasmania, issue of 6 Oct 1906.
  7. [S800] National Archives - NZ Archives (Archway), Invercargill bankruptcy files, agency DAFG, series 9125, accession D341, box 87, record no. 239.
  8. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1937/22745, aged 68.