Welcome to the group.
If your ancestor Robert [1840-1928] came out unassisted at aged 19 did he
come out to relatives?...friends?
There certainly were quite a number of Sutherlanders in the colony by then.
My Gr gr grandfather Kenneth Scobie MACKENZIE arrived 1853 with his brother
..but certainly had quite a few relatives already here in New South Wales,
Tasmania and Victoria.
When I started research, many moons ago, I had no idea that the two boys
would have had anyone else here.
Neither got carried away by the gold rush but quickly obtained good jobs .
Like most Scots they had the advantage of better education compared with
English and Irish of similar social backgrounds.
Where did your Robert end up?
> Hi Janelle & members,
> I've only recently discovered this group but have been working on this
> branch of my tree for over 15 years.
> My Great x4 Grandparents were Robert Murray c1782-12 Feb 1862 &
> Catherine McKenzie c1780- 24 Sep 1864. They lived in the parish of Clyne
> but I'm not sure exactly where to begin with but are recorded in Ardochy
> from 1815. In 1824, Robert is a servant there. They had 7 children, the
> 2nd born, a son Alexander 12 Aug 1810 - 4 Sep 1881. He married Ann Munro
> 29 Jan 1814 - 5 Apr 1887. They had 9 children, again, the 2nd born, a son
> Robert 16 Nov 1840 - 16 Dec 1928. Alexander, Ann & family lived in Brora
> as early as 1838.
> At 19, Robert left the Sutherland county for a whole new world down under
> in Australia. He left Liverpool, England (a different world itself
> compared to the Highlands) 27 Dec 1859 and arrived in Melbourne as an
> unassisted immigrant on 1 May 1860. The rest, as they say, is history.
> Peter Murray
> Burwood East, Vic
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