John, at age 23 years (b.c.1802), had been married previously to Sarah Whyte nee Oates (widow of James Whyte), aged 29, in Hobart on 31 May 1825 at St David’s (RGD36/1/1 no.803), and their daughter, Davinia, was born 15 April 1826 at Liverpool Street, baptised 7 May 1826 at Presbyterian Church Hobart Town (RGD 32/1/1/ no. 2140).
The newspaper, “The Colonial Times” reported Sarah’s death due to cancer on 29 December 1829.
John and Sarah's only daughter Davinia Sarah Campbell Macdougall married William Veal Morris (1825-1882), clerk, on Dec 13, 1845 in Hobart (RGD 37/1/4/ no.1829); she died 1872- issue Sarah Morris b.1847 d.?, Emily Mabel Morris 1857-1938).
John also had six siblings:
Jessie Macdougall b.1806 (nothing known, but a Jessie Macdougall, widow, married John Johnston on 7 Aug 1834 at Hobart Town, RGD 36/1/2 no. 2409, which could be relevant)
Daniel Macdougall b. 1808 (nothing known)
Archibald Macdougall b.10.4.1812 Greenock Renfrewshire-d.1870 Sydney NSW
William Macdougall b.1814 d. bef 1820
Davinia Campbell Macdougall b.18.9.1817 Glasgow Lanarkshire; married Henry Wishart 27 March 1839 (RGD 37/1/1 no.229)
William James Macdougall b.21.3.1820 Glasgow Lanarkshire, died 1882 Liverpool, England, from aneurism in the thigh, and mortification after his leg was amputated- he was a doctor and surgeon.
John Macdougall Senior
Captain John Macdougall (Senior) was the son of Sir John Macdougall in Scotland (1760-1811).
In a petition to the Hon. Col. Governor Arthur dated 24 Jan 1825,  John explained that he had been the owner of a brigantine ‘Friends’, and he was tried in the Supreme Court of Admiralty in Edinburgh on 12 May 1821 for having advised the master of that vessel to sink her in the German ocean in 1816. The jury had returned a verdict of guilty of offence at Common law, despite Macdougall claiming he was not the owner of the vessel subsequent to the month of May 1814. He was sentenced to transportation for life to the colonies and arrived in Hobart Town on 26 December 1821 on the ‘Lord Hungerford’.
John became a merchant and agent in the colony.
His wife Davinia sailed for Hobart with her children including adult son John Campbell Macdougall, in about 1824,
John applied for a full pardon in 1825, and eventually received a Conditional Pardon on 15 Sept 1834, and after re-petitioning, he received an Absolute pardon on 6 Sept 1835.
His memorial gives us much information about his conviction:
To Hon Colonel Governor Arthur dated 24 January 1825
In 1827, when his son was purchasing the Tasmanian newspaper, John wrote a letter to Hon. Colonial Secretary of VDL, making a declaration of his political opinion, disavowing any concern with the Tasmanian Paper:
In 1836, John Macdougall requested permission to return to Scotland to arrange his personal affairs there. He also thanked Lt. Governor Arthur for his pardon.
John and Davinia's son Archibald Macdougall (brother of John C. Macdougall):
John Campbell Macdougall
John Campbell Macdougall first visited the colony in April 1822 as a midshipman on HM Dauntless, a Cormorant-class sloop with a single gun-deck carrying 18 guns. He was involved in a scuffle with Daniel Cubitt Junior, Master of the Government Row Guard Boat, when Midshipman John Campbell Macdougall ordered Cubitt to row him out to his ship. Cubitt, who was asleep in the stern sheets of the row boat, refused and turned over to go back to sleep. In the argument which followed, Cubitt told Macdougall that he cared less for him "than for the fifth Wheel of a Coach", in other words, ornamental and only occasionally useful. The disturbance that ensued was investigated by the Chief Constable Thomas Dunn (who would become Mary Ann's brother Walter Butler's father in law in 1825) who was grossly insulted by the drunken Cubitt and who seized Dunn's stick which Dunn wrested back with great difficulty. The insults continued the following morning which Dunn responded to by testifying that his life was in danger from Cubitt who was ordered to keep the peace.
(Deposition by John Campbell Macdougall SR NSW Colonial Secretary's Correspondence 4/1759, Reel 6054 p.43.; and Deposition by thomas Dunn 6 April 1822, SRNSW Col. Sec Corr. 4/1759, Reel 6054 p.41)
HM Dauntless, under Captain George Gambier sailed from Sydney to Trincomalee to rejoin the fleet and returned to Portsmouth to pay-off in October 1823. Launched in 1808, the Dauntless was recommissioned for service in the East Indies in November 1818. Over the next 5 years, Dauntless visited China, New Zealand, Sth America, the Pacific archipelagos and NSW. From June 1821 to October 1823 she was captained by George Cornish Gambier RN. Macdougall must have left the RN after the Dauntless was decommissioned in 1823.
On 9 September 1826, Macdougall opened a store at ‘Verandah House’ and had 2 houses to let in Liverpool Street and one in Murray Street.
On 30 September 1826 J.C. Macdougall was a tobacco agent. On 23 December, 1826 J.C. Macdougall was charged with the sale of beer without a license. He sold his business on 26 May 1827 to Stella and Combs. The ‘Colonial Times’ 24 August 1827 refers to Archibald and J.C. Macdougall purchasing the ‘Tasmanian’ newspaper plant from George Howe, and John became its editor and publisher/proprietor, adopting a moderate attitude to the government. Toward the end of 1827 a series of articles appeared in the “Tasmanian” entitled ‘Review of Colonel Arthur’s administration’, the authorship of which Macdougall acknowledged in 1842. Robert Lathrop Murray and Macdougall amalgamated their papers, which became the “Tasmanian and Austral-Asiatic Review” in January 1829; Macdougall withdrew from the partnership toward the end of 1830.[ii] Notably Robert Lathrop Murray provided a surety for Laurence Butler, Macdougall’s future wife’s father, when he was charged with assault in 1819, (and Murray's daughter would marry Kenric Brodribb after the death of his wife Mary Ann Macdougall nee Butler).
John departed Hobart on the Funchall, bound for Sydney on 29 Ocotber 1831 (CUS33/1/1 p394- record Indexes 578053- Tasmanian Archives), as agent for the ‘Tasmanian’ newspaper. This was the period when he met the Butler family.
In the 1834 Sydney Directory, John C. Macdougall is listed as a merchant in Upper Pitt Street, Sydney.
Bank of NSW 13/3/1835
In September 1836, John C Macdougall wrote a letter and also petitioned for a grant of land:
(Colonial Times, Tues 13 June 1843; Tues 3 Oct 1843 p2; Tues 14 Oct 1845 p1)
John Campbell Macdougall b.1836
Daniel Campbell Macdougall b.1837
William James Macdougall b.1840
Emily Mary Ann Macdougall b.1842
Archibald Butler Macdougall b.1844
Ormond Campbell Macdougall b.1848
John and Catherine's first two children were born at Campbell’s Creek on the southern outskirts of Castlemaine: Mary Annie Butler Macdougall in 1861 (1861/9782), and John Campbell Macdougall in 1863 (1863/6867).
It is unknown at this stage what happened to son John Campbell Macdougall.
Daughter Mary Annie Mcdougall married Donald McLean at Castlemaine in 1883 (Vic BDM- 1883/969):
(Courtesy of descendant Christine O'Dea)
John and Catherine's third child, Margaret Sarah Macdougall, was born on 29 May 1866 at Alma Plains, near Adelaide in S.A., and registered at Gilbert. (SA Genealogy BDM, Vol.44, p422). Licenses for the first pasturing licences at Alma were granted in 1856, so it is unclear why he was there. After their parents' death, the children lived with their uncle Ormond C Macdougall at Wilcannia, NSW, and Margaret died there, at Wilcannia River, in 1882 aged just 16 years of age (Notably her record is registered in SA where she was born). At that time, her uncle was driving river steam boats.
Fourth child, May Macdougall, was born 1874 at Prahan, Melbourne Vic (1874/11264). Again, John appears to have been following his uncle, as Archibald and family went to Prahan where he worked for 'The Argus' newspaper and started 'The Advertiser' in the late 1860's. In 1885, May's sister Mary Annie and husband Donald Maclean applied successfully for the guardianship of May who was just 11 years of age. It is uncertain what happened to May.
John Macdougall (spelt McDougall) Snr died on 14 April, 1877, at Khull's Range in the district of Dookie, in the shire of Echuca, North Victoria, of apoplexy, reported by his friend James McDougall of Khull's Range.His occupation was described as ‘shopkeeper’. Khull's Range was a small elevation of about 200 feet on the Katandra Run, which was otherwise perfectly flat. Witnesses to his burial were David Webster of Khull’s Range and John Ingles, another local settler.
John Macdougall death was briefly reported in The Mercury (Hobart) Fri 11 May 1877 p1
The National Advocate Bathurst Tues 14 Jan 1896 p2, reported Daniel's death:
Before being appointed to Pera Bore, Daniel was a commission agent. In 1887 he sued a man for libel, in Sydney:
An unsourced 'Ancestry' entry by Patricia Banks, gives year of birth of William James
Macdougall as '25 June 1840 Hobart Tasmania, and year of death as 1890; married inSan
Francisco in 1868 to Rachiel Abbott Norcross (1845-1896, born Philidephia to parents
Daniel Norcross and Harriet Newell Abbott), with seven children born between 1869 and
a) Arthur Campbell Macdougall b.c.1869 California
b)William Ormond Clarence (aka Ormond) Macdougall b.1870 California
c) Emily Florence Norcross Macdougall b.1871 San Francisco, d.1970 Berkeley,
California; m.1904 Walter O. Clement
d) Dora Wyman Macdougall b.1876 California, d 1952 Contra Costa California
e) Ella Mary Macdougall b. 1878 California
f) Edith Mary Macdougall b. 1880 Califormia, d. 1959 Alameda Co., California; m.
g) Herbert Chetwood Macdougall b.1881 California, d.1956 San Francisco, California;
m.Ethel Dollie Stipp
professor of music.
In the 1876 Directory he is in Oakland California, professor of music and organist First
1879 Oakland Directory- professor of music and organist St Paul’s Church, and in a
separate listing of Teachers of Music; and in 1881 he is still there, residence Nucleus
In the 1880 US Census, W. J. Macdougall, 39, of Oakland, Alameda, California, wife
Rachiel and five of his children, including eldest son Ormond Macdougall aged 10,
occupation Professor of Music, birthplace given as ‘Scotland’ (maybe in denial of his convict
grandparents, but acknowledging his descent from Sir John Macdougall of Scotland
In the 1883 and 1886 California Voter Registers, William James Macdougall was living in
Alameda, California, occupation: Professor of Music.
The fact that he named a son Ormond, a name commonly used by all members of his
mother’s Butler family (and of heritage importance to all Irish Butlers), and was the name of
his youngest brother, and that his first son was named Arthur Campbell after his father
John Campbell Macdougall, would indicate that the information about William is correct.
John Kennedy (jnr) was brother-in-law of William Adams Brodribb of Brighton who was married to his sister Eliza Matilda Kennedy. In 1853, John Kennedy was squatting in the Riverina, and purchased on William Adams Brodribb’s account, the rights to the Wanganella Run on Billabong Creek near Deniliquin.
(Janette Finch and Ruth Teale, 'Brodribb, William Adams (1809–1886)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/brodribb-william-adams-3060/text4511, published first in hardcopy 1969, accessed online 23 May 2015.)
Brodribb sold Wanganella in 1861 as free settlers encroached, and retired to Melbourne. So, it would therefore appear that the Brodribbs arranged the marriage of Emily Macdougall with William Brodribb’s brother-in-law John Kennedy.
married 2. JOHN NOBLE ALLWORTH on 23 June 1877 in Melbourne (SMH 27 June 1877 p8), branch manager of Australian Joint Stock Bank at Wilcannia NSW, son of Rev. William Parker Allworth of Sydney. John Noble Allworth, born 1845 Adelaide S.A.. died in 1923 (1923/17784) at Marrickville Sydney.
Their first son, William Ormond Allworth b.1878, died at Wilcannia 4 January 1879, aged 6 months 1879, after wo days illness. (16102/1878; 6781/1879; Sydney Morning Herald Tues 14 Jan 1879 p1).
Second son John Campbell Allworth (b.1880 Redfern Sydney, d.1967 Canada) left home at age 19 and was reported missing by his father in September 1899 (NSW Police Gazettes) after going off to the country to seek work. In March 1900 he was arrested and convicted of 'illegally using a horse' and given 6 months hard labour at Dubbo Prison (NSW Police Gazettes- 2.5.1900 p.167; 27.6.1900 p.240). Shortly after, he left for England and lost contact with his family. He married firstly Catherine Ross 1916 at Gateshead Durham England, and secondly, Ada Mary Webster in Dec 1926. John became a merchant seaman (marine engineer), and served in WWI as a Lance Corporal in the 1/26th London Regiment. Emigrating with his wife Ada to Canada in 1929, he settled in Quebec where he was described as an aviculteur (chicken farmer) in the 1940 census, but moved to Victoria in British Columbia by 1953 where he died 29th Oct 1967.
(information and photo courtesy of descendant Keith Allworth)
In the 1871 English Census, Archibald B Macdougall, age 25, born Hobart, was living with his uncle William J Macdougall, aunt Susannah Macdougall and four daughters, Jessie 23, Fanny, 21, Clara 19, and Ellen 17 at Birkenhead, Cheshire
He married on 8 March 1878 at Birkenhead Liverpool England to his cousin Fanny Macdougall daughter of his uncle William James Macdougall Esq., surgeon of Liverpool England.
Archibald applied for his Master’s certificate and was initially rejected: "Certificate not to be issued but may be re___ without fee when he has performed the amount of service of which he is deficient". His Masters Certificate was awarded on 21 April 1881. A ship’s master was in charge of all aspects of a ship’s operation while at sea and in port, overseeing activities such as the loading and unloading of cargo, repair and maintenance work, navigation and all other activities essential to the safe, efficient and effective running of a ship. They were also responsible for managing the ship’s budget and expenditure, as well as preparing voyage plans. They must also record the daily activities in the ship’s log, including the course and any alterations, the ship’s position, any repairs and the weather conditions. All ship's captains must hold a Master's Certificate.
1.Ormond Butler Llewellyn MacDougall b. 1881, Wilcannia, d. 1947 Neutral Bay Nth Sydney; m. Gertrude A Radestock 1909 Broken Hill NSW (1909/10766). (Licensee of the Wentworth Hotel, Broken Hill, and led a very colourful life, as reported in the newspapers)
2.Archibald Campbell Macdougall b.? Wilcannia, m. Olive Harradine in Sydney in 1913 (238/1913); d. 1945 (23317/1945) at Broken Hill- issue at least one daughter, Jean M. Macdougall b.1913 (34553/1913)
Archibald's funeral was described in The Barrier Miner, Broken Hill Sat 29 Sept 1945 p4:
The funeral of Mr Archibald Campbell Macdougall took place yesterday, leaving the Masonic Temple. He was buried in the Church of England Cemetery... The bearers included Messrs F. Thomas, H. Perry (North Mine), W. Mawson and J Barrett (Masonic Club), J Fitzpatrick and F Wicks (Broken Hill Masonic Lodge).
In the Barrier Miner Tues 28 Feb 1928 p3, Archibald was witness in a dangerous driving case. "Archibald Campbell Macdougall, secretary, residing at 639 Williams Street, deposed that, in the last two years, he had ridden with the defendant (who worked at North Mine) at least twice a week, and that he is a careful driver." (the case was dismissed).
The Barrier Miner, Wed 24 Oct 1945 p2, Probate Notices: In the Estate of Archibald Campbell Macdougall, late of Broken Hill, deceased Intestate- Application will be made that administration of the Estate of the abovenamed deceased may be granted to Olive Macdougall, the Widow of the said deceased...
As previously recounted, Ormond's eldest brother John Macdougall died in May 1877. Under the administration of John McDougall's estate, as he died intestate, his brother Ormond Campbell Macdougall was appointed as the guardian of his children, with the consent of his widow Catherine. The administration of John's will was granted 30 April 1879. Catherine died in May 1879, so presumably the children went to live with Ormond at Wilcannia (viz. Mary Annie b.1861; John Campbell b.1863; Margaret b.1866; May b.1874. No marriages for these children have yet been found, although a Mary Annie Mcdougall married Donald McLean at Castlemaine in 1883 (Vic BDM- 1883/969), which suggests that she was living with her father's uncle's family at Castlemaine, Victoria.
Ormond left Wilcannia in late 1890 for Bourke. He was honoured by the residents:
As previously mentioned (re brother Daniel Macdougall's death at Pera Bore), Ormond C. Macdougall was appointed Inspector of Public Watering Places before March 1891 when he placed adverts on 21 March 1891 in the Western Herald, Bourke, calling for tenders to erect a two roomed cottage at Two Hole Water Holes Tank, and for tenders to supply tank, troughing and fencing at Tinchelooka Bore.
The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 31 Dec 1930 p8, reported Ormond’s death:
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