Duncan BUCHANAN

Duncan BUCHANAN

Male 1819 - 1890  (71 years)

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  • Name Duncan BUCHANAN 
    Born 1819  Glendaruel, Argylshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 24 May 1819  Strathlachlan, Argylshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 30 Jan 1890  Mt Gambier, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • OBITUARY.
      The Late Mr. Duncan BUCHANAN.
      - One of the oldest residents of the district passed away on Thursday, Jan. 30 (says the South-Eastern Star of February 1), when Mr. Duncan Buchanan, farmer, died at his residence, Gambier East.
      Mr. Buchanan was born at Glendaruel, Argyleshire, Scotland, on May 26, 1819, and when scarcely twenty years of age he showed he was possessed of an adventurous spirit by emigrating to Soutb America, where he engaged in pastoral pursuits near Buenos Ayres and Monte Video. He found the Spanish laws and customs, however, very unjust to English people : Indeed, to every nationality but Spanish. For fourteen years he endured them, and then left the country without even disposing of all his property. He returned to Scotland, but after so long a residence in a warmer region, found the rigorous climate of the old land too much for him, and having spent a year there, sailed for Australia.
      That was about 1856. He went direct to the South-East, where his first occupation was that of a stockkeeper for the late Mr. Neil Black. Mr. Buchanan had become an accomplished horseman in South America, and was able to perform feats at Mr. Black's cattle station that few, if any, even in those pioneer days, could rival. He could, for instance, lasso horses or cattle when riding at full gallop, or riding barebacked at full speed lean over and pick up a stock-whip from the ground. No fences that his steed could take daunted him, and the way in whioh he could at high speed thread his way through the dense forests ot that day was wonderful. After a two years' stay at Neil Black's, Mr. Buchanan married a daughter of Mr. P. MacArthur, sen., and took up the farm in Gambier East, about two miles south-east of the town, on which he remained till his death. For some years Mr. A. MacArthur, his brother-ln-Iaw, was a partner with him in the farm. The deceased gentleman leaves a widow, five sons, and an equal number of daughters. Two of the latter are married, one to Mr. H. H. Barrett. J.P., and the other to Mr. H. Gaillard. Mr. Buchanan, who was a member of the Mount Gambier Presbyterian Church, was much respected by all with whom he was acquainted, or who had business dealings with him, his conduct being at all times courteous and unassailable in its honesty.
      [South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA: Mon 17 Feb 1890 Page 2, OBITUARY.]
    Buried Cemetery, Mt Gambier, SA, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I680  Squire
    Last Modified 27 Oct 2018 

    Father John BUCHANAN 
    Mother Janet WEIR 
    Family ID F1154  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Christina MCARTHUR,   b. 3 Dec 1838, Isle of Mull, Argyleshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1923, Mt Gambier, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 12 Oct 1857  Mt Gambier, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. John BUCHANAN,   b. 26 Aug 1858, Mt Gambier, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1936, Mt Gambier, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +2. Flora BUCHANAN,   b. 15 Feb 1860, Mt Gambier, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1947, York, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    +3. Jessie BUCHANAN,   b. 30 Jan 1862, Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1936, Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     4. Peter BUCHANAN,   b. 24 Jul 1864, Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1936, Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     5. Mary BUCHANAN,   b. 25 May 1866, Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1957, Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    +6. Archibald BUCHANAN,   b. 28 Mar 1869, Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1936, Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     7. Walter BUCHANAN,   b. 10 Oct 1871, Mount Gambier East, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1938, Mt Gambier, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     8. Duncan BUCHANAN,   b. 12 Nov 1873, Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1898, North Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
     9. Agnes Bertha BUCHANAN,   b. 23 Jan 1876, O B Flat, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1942, Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     10. Elsie Maud BUCHANAN,   b. 28 Oct 1879, Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1947, Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    Photos
    Christina Buchanan and children
    Christina Buchanan and children
    Christina with seven of her children
    Christina Buchanan and her girls
    Christina Buchanan and her girls
    'Fair Valley', Mt Gambier SA Aus
    'Fair Valley', Mt Gambier SA Aus
    Fair Valley, Mt Gambier. Christina and her daughters moved here when Duncan died. (I think it is in Bay Road - more info)
    Last Modified 21 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F224  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1819 - Glendaruel, Argylshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 24 May 1819 - Strathlachlan, Argylshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Oct 1857 - Mt Gambier, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Jan 1890 - Mt Gambier, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Cemetery, Mt Gambier, SA, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Duncan Buchanan
    Duncan Buchanan
    Duncan Buchanan before 1890. Note his missing right eye.

  • Sources 
    1. [S33] Scotlands People, 3 Mar 2018.
      On 24 May 1819, in the Parish of Strathlachlan, Duncan BUCHANNAN, male.
      Father John BUCHANNAN.
      Mother Janet WEIR.
      Transcribed from Parish Register Indexes, Scotlands People website.

    2. [S12] Deaths South Australian Civil, 21 Oct 2018.
      On 30 January 1890, near Mt Gambier, Duncan BUCHANAN, male, age 70 years. Residence near Mt Gambier.
      Transcribed from a death index (Genealogy SA on-line record).

    3. [S13] Marriage South Australia Civil, 21 Oct 2018.
      On 12 October 1857, at the residence of Peter MCARTHUR, Mt Gambier.
      Groom Duncan BUCHANAN, age 38 years, single, father John BUCHANAN.
      Bride Christina MCARTHUR, age 19 years, single, father Peter MCARTHUR.
      Transcribed from a marriage index (Genealogy SA on-line record).