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Looking for family of Gillean Anne MacLean (Watson)
« on: Tuesday 01 September 20 15:59 BST (UK) »
I am trying to locate any relatives of my late Grandmother, Gillean Anne MacLean (married name Watson).  She was married to Donald John Watson. They had one child, a son named Donald Leyburn Watson, my father.
After my fathers sudden passing, we lost contact with my grandparents in 1992. (I was a small child).
I have been trying to find my family on my Grandmother and Grandfathers side for years. They both died in Scottburgh, South Africa and were laid to rest there.

Gillean was born in Australia, and most of her family was too.  Donald John Watson was born in England.   My Dad, Donald Leyburn Watson was born in the UK.

My grandma used to tell me stories about her family in Australia. I know she had a sister and a brother. 

Thank you for helping.

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Re: Looking for family of Gillean Anne MacLean (Watson)
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 01 September 20 16:52 BST (UK) »
Hi , welcome to RC  :)

Married 1950 , Durban Natal.
Donald John Watson , age 35 , born Putney England
Gillean Anne MacLean , age 28 , born Sydney Australia
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KDZ3-MYD


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Re: Looking for family of Gillean Anne MacLean (Watson)
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 01 September 20 17:10 BST (UK) »
1914 birth ?
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2FRZ-JXW


From the 1914 birth , could this be Donald Watson's parents ?
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:7T2L-6X3Z


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Re: Looking for family of Gillean Anne MacLean (Watson)
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 01 September 20 17:22 BST (UK) »
Might be worth following up this-
https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/MacLean-3251


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Re: Looking for family of Gillean Anne MacLean (Watson)
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 01 September 20 22:11 BST (UK) »
Welcome to Rootschat  :D

Donald senior's birth?

WATSON, DONALD  DAVIS     DAVIS 
GRO Reference: 1884  M Quarter in WAKEFIELD  Volume 09C  Page 66
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: Looking for family of Gillean Anne MacLean (Watson)
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 01 September 20 22:16 BST (UK) »
The Donald for whom I posted a birth reg. is on the 1891 census with parents and five older siblings.

Parents are William and Rhoda and they are living at The Gables, Newstead Road, Wakefield, Yorkshire

Registration district   Wakefield
Archive reference   RG12
Piece number   3748
Folio   12
Page   18
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: Looking for family of Gillean Anne MacLean (Watson)
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 01 September 20 22:38 BST (UK) »
There is a travel record for a Mr. D D Watson with a Mrs and a Master going to Durban, South Africa on 4th August 1928.

The ship is the Arundel Castle.

Mr. Watson's occupation is given as engineer.  Not quite sure what the address is so have included a partial image.

Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: Looking for family of Gillean Anne MacLean (Watson)
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 01 September 20 22:40 BST (UK) »
Forgot to include the ages which are for Mr. 45, Mrs. 40 and Master 13
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: Looking for family of Gillean Anne MacLean (Watson)
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 02 September 20 10:44 BST (UK) »
I popped Lesser Avenue in Google and it came up with Lessar Avenue, Clapham SW4 so that is probably the address they were at when they left the UK.
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire