Author Topic: URGENT: William Brown married: Mary Jane McLachlan, Otago-New Zealand 1800's  (Read 1138 times)

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Re: URGENT: William Brown married: Mary Jane McLachlan, Otago-New Zealand 1800's
« Reply #18 on: Sunday 24 September 17 11:16 BST (UK) »
Hannah ... according to records for Clinton Cemetery, Christina Bain MOFFAT (d. 1923) was the wife of Donald Alex McLACHLAN (d. 1930).

So, Christina Bain MOFFAT, appears to have been the mother of Mary Jane McLACHLAN (w/o William BROWN)..

[There is another MOFFAT-McLACHLAN "combination" buried in an adjacent plot at Clinton cemetery.
Appears it might be Christina's sister - who had married Donald's brother ???  Will check further.]

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Re: URGENT: William Brown married: Mary Jane McLachlan, Otago-New Zealand 1800's
« Reply #19 on: Sunday 24 September 17 11:23 BST (UK) »

[There is another MOFFAT-McLACHLAN "combination" buried in an adjacent plot at Clinton cemetery.
Appears it might be Christina's sister - who had married Donald's brother ???  Will check further.]


  ~  Lu

... oops ... sorry, got my information mixed up re:  "another MOFFAT-McLACHLAN" :  Please just ignore above ... I need to do some further searching on this other burial at Clinton Cemetery.

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Re: URGENT: William Brown married: Mary Jane McLachlan, Otago-New Zealand 1800's
« Reply #20 on: Sunday 24 September 17 12:44 BST (UK) »
Hannah ... this is the NZ marriage of Mary Jane McLACHLAN's parents :

Donald MacLACHLAN* -- Christina Bain MOFFAT -- 1877
Marriage at Knox Presbyterian Church, Dunedin on 20 August 1877 :


[ * spelling "MacLACHLAN" is given on the NZSG marriages CD.   The Otago Presbyterian Marriage index has surname as "McLACHLAN. ]

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Re: URGENT: William Brown married: Mary Jane McLachlan, Otago-New Zealand 1800's
« Reply #21 on: Sunday 24 September 17 12:57 BST (UK) »
Okay ... so this is clarification of the burial of a husband and wife, in the plot alongside of that of Christina Bain MOFFAT and her husband, Donald Alex. McLACHLAN > Block 7 - Plot 8 - Clinton Cemetery.

Block 7 - Plot 7  [Clinton Cemetery ]

Marion CAIRNS wife of John MOFFAT died 11 July 1907 - 78 years.
Also, John MOFFAT - died 28 August 1908 - 82 years.


And Marion and John MOFFAT are the parents of Christina Bain MOFFAT (McLACHLAN).   See following posts.
[Note the use of 'maiden surnames' of these women in these headstone records.  Notices of their deaths however, appear under their 'married surnames' . ]

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Re: URGENT: William Brown married: Mary Jane McLachlan, Otago-New Zealand 1800's
« Reply #22 on: Sunday 24 September 17 13:01 BST (UK) »
This is the link to the very interesting Will (Probate file) of John MOFFAT.

Strangely (or not) cannot see a mention of daughter Christina in his Will ???

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSHB-2HYW?i=632&cc=1865481

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Re: URGENT: William Brown married: Mary Jane McLachlan, Otago-New Zealand 1800's
« Reply #23 on: Sunday 24 September 17 13:08 BST (UK) »
OBITUARY for  -  Mr John MOFFAT of Clinton :

You'll find this most helpful, I'm sure.    ;)

http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/CL19080828.2.21

And, happily ... all his children "accounted for" ... and amongst the names of his nine daughters,
Mrs D. A. McLACHLAN of Clinton.

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Re: URGENT: William Brown married: Mary Jane McLachlan, Otago-New Zealand 1800's
« Reply #24 on: Sunday 24 September 17 13:10 BST (UK) »
FindMyPast (FindMyPast website) has the following birth :

MOFFAT - Christina
Birth Year : - 1853
West Linton, Peebles, Scotland

Father :  John MOFFAT
Mother:  Marion CAIRNS
Address:  Linton, Peebleshire, Scotland
Place:   West Linton


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Re: URGENT: William Brown married: Mary Jane McLachlan, Otago-New Zealand 1800's
« Reply #25 on: Sunday 24 September 17 13:19 BST (UK) »
Death Notice for Marion CAIRNS ... under surname "MOFFAT" :

http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/ODT19070713.2.44

[Hadn't noticed earlier, but the undertaker appears to be her son-in-law ... D. A. McLACHLAN.
As a "builder" though, with the making of coffins, the "undertaking" side of things, often went together.]

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Re: URGENT: William Brown married: Mary Jane McLachlan, Otago-New Zealand 1800's
« Reply #26 on: Sunday 24 September 17 20:47 BST (UK) »
NZ BDM site up and running again, albeit very sluggishly.

Birth :

1881 - McLACHLAN - Mary Jane
Parents :   Christianna Bane *  and Donald


*  The spelling of mother's name as recorded on her headstone would likely be correct.

   ~   Lu