Peter MCARTHUR

Male 1805 - 1892  (87 years)


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  • Name Peter MCARTHUR 
    • Additional information provided by Hazel TINGATE (Family History of James W and Mary SMITH), and Don McArthur, of Melbourne.
    • BISA:
      Peter MCARTHUR, b 1806, Mull, Argylle, Scotland. Died 1892. From Victoria. Occ farmer. Res Mt Gambier, Yahl.
      Marriage; children Archibald (1834-1911), Jas, Chas, Dugald, Mrs SINCLAIR, Mrs BUCHANAN, Mrs SINCLAIR, Mrs SMITH, Mrs CARRISON, 2 sons.
      Two further marriages; ch Donald (1842-1912), others.
    Born 26 Mar 1805  Isle of Mull, Argylshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 28 Aug 1852  Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Immigration 4 Dec 1852  Portland, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Marmion. 
    Died 26 Aug 1892  Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • THE LATE MR. P. MACARTHUR, SEN.
      In the Watch of Saturday we furnished some particulars relative to the late Mr. Peter MacArthur, farmer, of Greenvale, but because of the very late hour at which the news of his death was received several interesting facts were omitted. As stated, he was born in Mull, Argyleshire, Scotland, in 1806, and was thus at the time of liis death 86 years of age. On December 4,1852, he landed with his wife and family at Portland, in the ship Marmion of New York, and came at once to this district. For three or four years he was employed at Compton and elsewhere, and was one of the first who ever ploughed land in the neighbourhood, having ploughed a field for the late Dr, Wehl one or two years after his arrival. Thirty-seven years ago he started farming on his own account, having secured the block of ground which he subsequently called Greenvale. He prospered, and became one of the best-to-do agriculturists in the district. It was only a few years ago that advancing age compelled him to relinquish the pursuit, although he might, as far as circumstances were concerned, have entered upon a life of leisure many years before. As time went on his family grew up and settled down, most of them in the South-East. Mr, MacArthur was three times married, and his family in this country consisted of seven sons and five daughters, ten of whom survive him. His sons John and Neil died several years ago. At present there is no family in the Soutn-East that has so wide a connection as that of the late Mr. MacArthur, or that is so numerous. Besides his five surviving sons (Messrs. Archibald, Donald, James, Charles, and Dugald MacArthur) and five daughters (Mesdames William Sinclair, A. Buchanan, P. Sinclair, J. Smith, and R. Carrison), there are 76 grandchildren and 35 gieat grandchildren of the deceased living, making a total of 121. The deceased took no part in public affairs, but was widely respected socially and in business. His funeral on Sunday afternoon was largely attended, not withstanding that it took place in the midst of a steady rain, a fact which indicated very clearly the esteem in which he and his family were held. The Rev. R. A. Caldwell, of whose church the deceased was for many years a member, conducted the funeral service.
      [Border Watch (Mount Gambier, SA : 1861-1954) Wed 31 Aug 1892 Page 3]. Accessed Trove 23 Jan 2017.
    Person ID I709  Squire Family History
    Last Modified 15 Jan 2022 

    Father Edward MCARTHUR,   b. 1771 
    Mother Janet MCEACHERN,   b. 1782, Kilninian and Kilmore, Argyllshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F827  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Christina LIVINGSTONE,   b. 17 Nov 1810, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 18 Dec 1827  Kilfinichen and Kilvickeon, Argyllshire, Scotland, Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
    +1. Ann MCARTHUR,   b. 12 Oct 1829, Isle of Mull, Argylshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1894, Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    +2. John MCARTHUR,   b. 1831, Argylshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1885, Millicent, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
    Last Modified 15 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F404  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary MCCORMACK,   b. 19 Dec 1813 
    Children 
    +1. Dugald MCARTHUR,   b. 10 Feb 1833, Isle of Mull, Argylshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1908, Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    +2. Archibald MCARTHUR,   b. 25 Nov 1834, Isle of Mull, Argylshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1911, Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     3. Neil MCARTHUR,   b. 24 Dec 1836, Iona, Argyllshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1878, Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
    +4. Christina MCARTHUR,   b. 3 Dec 1838, Iona, Skye, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1923, Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +5. Marrion Flora MCARTHUR,   b. 17 Oct 1840, Iona, Argyllshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1924, Prospect, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    +6. Donald MCARTHUR,   b. 18 Dec 1842, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1912, Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    Last Modified 15 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F231  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Isabella MCLEAN,   b. 13 Feb 1813, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1887, Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Mary MCARTHUR,   b. 26 Feb 1845, Iona, Argyllshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Eliza MCARTHUR,   b. 10 Jun 1847, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. James MCARTHUR,   b. 3 Aug 1849, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1903, Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     4. Charles MCARTHUR,   b. 14 Jul 1855, Square Mile, Mt Gambier, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1932, Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 15 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F405  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Mar 1805 - Isle of Mull, Argylshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Dec 1827 - Kilfinichen and Kilvickeon, Argyllshire, Scotland, Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - 28 Aug 1852 - Liverpool, Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - Marmion. - 4 Dec 1852 - Portland, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Aug 1892 - Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S33] Scotlands People, 15 Feb 2017.
      Edward McARTHUR, weaver Feden(?), and Janet McEACHERN, their lawful son Peter. Born 26 March 1805.
      From Old Parish Registers, Kilfinichen and Kilvickeon Parish Birth Registers 542/1010. From Scotlands People website.

    2. [S35] Shipping Arrivals, Victoria, 6 Jun 2020.
      Left Liverpool, England 28 August 1852, arrived at Portland, Victoria, on 4 December 1852, on the ship 'Marmion'. Assisted by the Highland and Island Emmigration Society.
      Peter MCARTHUR, age 40 years, res Kintra, Ross of Mull, employer Duke of Argyll.
      Isabella MCARTHUR, age 40 years.
      Anne MCARTHUR, age 21 years, servant.
      John MCARTHUR, age 19 years, servant.
      Archibald MCARTHUR, age 17 years, servant.
      Dugald MCARTHUR, age 15 years, servant.
      Neil MCARTHUR, age 14 years, servant.
      Christina MCARTHUR, age 12 years.
      Flora MCARTHUR, age 11 years.
      Donald MCARTHUR, age 9 years.
      Mary MCARTHUR, age 6 years.
      Eliza MCARTHUR, age 4 years.
      James MCARTHUR, age 2 years.
      Transcribed from a shipping index, https://www.scan.org.uk/_emigration/members.aspx?number=185. Accessed 6 June 2020.

    3. [S37] Marriage England Parish Records, 15 Jan 2022.
      On 18 December 1827, at Caildrean, Isle of Mull.
      Groom Peter MCARTHUR, Caildrean.
      Bride Cirsty LIVINGSTON, Creich.
      Transcribed from a parish marriage register (Scotland's People website).