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 
    • 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 Family History
    Last Modified 3 Mar 2018 

    Family Christina MCARTHUR,   b. 3 Dec 1838, Iona, Skye, 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 
    Children 
     1. Mary BUCHANAN,   d. 30 Apr 1957, Mt Gambier, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Agnes B BUCHANAN,   b. 23 Jan
     3. Walter BUCHANAN,   d. 16 Jul 1938, Mt Gambier, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Jessie BUCHANAN,   d. 26 Mar 1933
     5. Elsie Maud BUCHANAN,   d. 20 Jan 1947
    +6. 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)
     7. John BUCHANAN,   b. 1861, 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 75 years)
     8. Archibald BUCHANAN,   b. 8 Mar 1869, Square Mile, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1936, Mt Gambier, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     9. Peter BUCHANAN,   b. 23 Jul 1871,   d. 1894  (Age 22 years)
     10. Duncan BUCHANAN,   b. 1874,   d. 26 Dec 1898, Mt Gambier, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
    Last Modified 7 Sep 2016 
    Family ID F224  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    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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  • 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.