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Genealogy Page of clan Mackinnon

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This is the story of a Mackinnon clan who came from the Isle of Skye in Scotland.   Ancestors have been traced back to Donald Mackinnon who married Mary McLeod.   Donald was born in Morvern, County of Argyll, Scotland.   His father was Hugh Mackinnon and his mother Betty Cameron.   Mary was born in Gorbals, county of Lanark, Scotland.  Donald and wife Mary with their eldest son Archibald, who was three years old at the time, left Greenock on 31st October 1839, arriving at Pt Adelaide on 11th March 1840 in the 428 tonne Barque "Tomatin".The ship carried a total of 119 passengers plus crew.   The Master of the ship was Daniel Wingate with a crew of 24.   Stores they carried included 100 gallons Brandy, 300 lb Tobacco, 10 Gallons Whisky, 100 Gallons Gin and 63 tons Salt.   Donald and Mary settled in South Australia, where they raised their family.  The family worked at Hill River Station just outside Clare.  He died at 11 Wright St   (Hope Cottage) Clare in 1890.   Mary died at Hill River Station in 1899.   In the mid 1800's Mackinnon became McKinnon.   Records from State Records Adelaide, show that he owned 110 acres in Amargh, via Clare S.A. Section 3027, 138 which had 40 acres in crop and a hut.   Information for this web site has been researched by Marcelle Edwards of Adelaide, South Australia  and compiled with addition contributions from family members. Please scroll down to view photos and stories that have been submitted and to see if you are a descendant of . . .

Donald Mackinnon & Mary McLeod      Robert Willard & Miriam Powell      James Rodda & Mary Sincock      William Walsh & Sarah Fincher      Frances Kersley

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