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Sunday's Obituary - John Albert McDonnell (1830-1895)

My 3rd Great Grandfather John Albert McDonnell arrived in Australia from Inverness, Scotland on the 10th May 1839 on board the ship Asia with his parents John McDonnell and Ann (nee McDonald) and five siblings.  He married Christina Sinclair in Goulburn in 1867 and they had three known children together.

Source: Death. (1895, October 8). Goulburn Evening Penny Post (NSW : 1881 - 1940), p. 4. Retrieved June 23, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article98549779


Transcript:

Death.

A CORRESPONDENT writes :- It is my sad duty to relate the death of Mr. J.A. McDonnell, of Railway View, Illabo, at the age of 65 years, the cause of death being bronchitis and heart failure, supervening on an attack of influenza.  The deceased was born at Inverness in Scotland, and came to the colony at the comparatively early age of 10 years.  He was the son of the late John McDonnell, of Glen en Ruagh, and Tyrl Tyrl, near Taralga, and had hosts of friends and relations residing in the Goulburn district.  Two of his brothers, Messrs. Alex. McDonnell and, Daniel McDonnell, live at Yalbraith, Mr. Robert McDonnell at Glen en Ruagh, near Taralga, and Mr. Eneas McDonnell in Sydney.  One of his sisters, Mrs. W. Clarke, formerly kept the Robbie Burns Hotel in Goulburn ; another, Mrs. John Cameron, resides at Bungonia, and Mrs. C. McDonnell at Barwang near Murrumburrah.  The deceased gentleman was widely known and respected for his upright and honest character, and was liked by all who came in contact with him for his genial manner.  The funeral was largely attended by all classes.  Some handsome wreaths were sent by kind friends.  The deceased was a strict Catholic.  He leaves a widow, a daughter, and two sons.

John Albert McDonnell and his wife Christina (nee Sinclair) had the following children:

  •  John Duncan St. Clair McDonnell (1869-1959)
  •  William Albert A McDonnell (1870-1915) 
  •  Flora Ann Worldon (nee McDonnell) (1875-1980)

NSW BDM Birth Indexes

V18444980 47/1844  SINCLAIR  CHRISTINA  WILLIAM  FLORA
10504/1869  MCDONNELL  JOHN D S  JOHN A  CHRISTINA  GOULBURN  
10504/1869  MACDONNELL  JOHN D S  JOHN A  CHRISTINA  GOULBURN
9947/1870  MCDONNELL  WILLIAM ALBERT A  JOHN ALBERT  CHRISTINA  GOULBURN  
9947/1870  MACDONNELL  WILLIAM ALBERT A  JOHN ALBERT  CHRISTINA  GOULBURN
12249/1875  MCDONNELL  FLORA ANN  JOHN ALBERT  CHRISTINA  GUNDAGAI 
12249/1875  MACDONNELL  FLORA ANN  JOHN ALBERT  CHRISTINA  GUNDAGAI  

NSW BDM Marriage Indexes

2030/1867  MACDONNELL  JOHN A  SINCLAIR  CHRISTINA  GOULBURN
2030/1867  MCDONNELL  JOHN A  SINCLAIR  CHRISTINA  GOULBURN
4292/1891  MACDONNELL  JOHN D S C  REARDON  MARY C  GUNDAGAI
4292/1891  MCDONNELL  JOHN D S C  REARDON  MARY C  GUNDAGAI
6903/1902  WALDRON  JAMES  MCDONNELL  FLORA A  JUNEE
6903/1902  WALDRON  JAMES  MACDONNELL  FLORA A  JUNEE

NSW BDM Death Indexes

8771/1895  MCDONNELL  JOHN A  JOHN A  ANN  JUNEE  
8771/1895  MACDONNELL  JOHN A  JOHN A  ANN  JUNEE  
5723/1915  MCDONNELL  WILLIAM A A  JOHN A  CHRISTINA  PETERSHAM
5723/1915  MACDONNELL  WILLIAM A A  JOHN A  CHRISTINA  PETERSHAM  
4982/1923  MCDONNELL  CHRISTINA  WILLIAM  FLORA  SYDNEY
4982/1923  MACDONNELL  CHRISTINA  WILLIAM  FLORA  SYDNEY  
20266/1959  MCDONNELL  JOHN DUNCAN ST CLAIR  JOHN ALBERT  CHRISTINA  TAREE 
20266/1959  MACDONNELL  JOHN DUNCAN ST CLAIR  JOHN ALBERT  CHRISTINA  TAREE

 Source: NSW BDM Indexes. Retrieved from http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/

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