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Elizabeth LOW (1807-1888)

Elizabeth LOW1 was born in September 1807 at St Andrew's in Fife, Scotland.2,3 She married Alexander ALEXANDER on 5 June 1829 in Dundee, Angus in Scotland.2,4

on 6 June 1841 they lived at Jackson's Land in Scouringbur in Dundee, Angus in Scotland.5

Alexander and Elizabeth had 6 children :

- John Jobson ALEXANDER (b. 27 Mar 1830 Dundee, Angus; chr. 4 Apr 1830 Dundee, Angus)

- Wilson Haggart ALEXANDER (b. 15 Jan 1832 Dundee, Angus; chr.: 29 Jan 1832 Dundee, Angus)

- Elizabeth Lister ALEXANDER (b. 19 Oct 1833 Dundee, Angus; chr. 24 Oct 1833 Dundee, Angus)

- Alexander ALEXANDER (b. 29 Dec 1835 Dundee, Angus; chr. 3 Jan 1836 Dundee, Angus; d. 1917; migrated to Australia 1876)

- Agnes Dick ALEXANDER (b. 21 Jan 1839 Dundee, Angus; chr. 3 Feb 1839 Dundee, Angus; d. 15 Apr 1925 Westmead NSW)

- Helen ALEXANDER (b. 13 Jun 1841 Dundee, Angus; chr. 18 Jul 1841n Dundee, Angus).

Only Agnes Dick ALEXANDER has been taken up in the database.2,6

She married John DONALD (1822 - 1900) and had a daughter Wilhelmia in 1851 and a son John in 1853, both born in Fife. It is believed Elizabeth seperated from him and came to Australia c.1874/5. John DONALD migrated to Australia with his wife Agnes and infant son John and arrived in 1875. He later had 6 other children one of whom was James DONALD. On 27 February 1895 when aged 14, he was killed by a shark in Sydney harbour near the Leichardt Rowing Club.4,7,8,9

Elizabeth died (aged 80) on 5 August 1888 in Paddington, NSW.3,4,10 She was buried in the cemetery in Waverley, NSW.11

 

Alexander ALEXANDER12,13 and Elizabeth LOW had the following children:

 

Agnes Dick ALEXANDER (1839-1925)

Citations

1{S0307}, Chart : Descendant : ANDERSON, Alexander (1259) and CAMPBELL, Mary (1260). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
2{S0303}, Researcher : Fred ? re ALEXANDER, ANDERSON, WRIGHT. Custom Id: SUB017. Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
WCP Site : http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=4419&id=I58
3{S0270}, Mailing List (Rootsweb) : General (Rootsweb : http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/). CLAN-DONALD-L Archives. Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
4{S0575}, Message Board (ancestry.com) : Australian Family of McKinnon, Donald, Alexander, Low, John Creswick & McLauchlin (http://boards.ancestry.com.au/surnames.mckinnon/991/mb.ashx). Cit. Date: 15 April 2012. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
5{S0303}, Researcher : Fred ? re ALEXANDER, ANDERSON, WRIGHT. Custom Id: SUB017. Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
They were there on the night of the census
WCP Site : http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=4419&id=I58
6{S0435}, Researcher : KRISS, Susan re IRELAND, ALEXANDER. Custom Id: SUB031. Cit. Date: 24 November 2010. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: "Alexander Alexander (1835-1917) arrived in 1876"
7{S0270}, Mailing List (Rootsweb) : General (Rootsweb : http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/). CLAN-DONALD-L Archives. Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: "of John Donald who married Elizabeth Low (b. c1807 St Andrews Scot d. Paddington Sydney 5-8-1888"
8{S0302}, Researcher : STEVENS, Yvonne re ANDERSON, WRIGHT. Custom Id: SUB016. Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Gives the name as John McDONALD but her death was recorded as DONALD
9{S0435}, Researcher : KRISS, Susan re IRELAND, ALEXANDER. Custom Id: SUB031. Cit. Date: 25 November 2010. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: "Elizabeth Low married twice once to Alexander Alexander (1801-1846) then she married Laurence Donald (1822-1900) who remained as far as I know in Scotland. She had 2 children Wilhelmina and John Donald (1853-1916). He emigrated with his wife Agnes and infant son John. He later had 6 other children. One of whom there is a story about. that has passed down in both the Toyer and Anderson families. 27th February 1895 James Donald was killed by a shark aged 14 in Sydney harbour near the Leichardt Rowing Club. This has been documented as one of the shark attacks in the harbour."
10{S0066}, BDM (NSW) Online Indexs : Deaths (NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Deaths Index : http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/Index/IndexingOrder.cgi/search?SessionID=&event=...). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Reference no : 4884 / 1888
11{S0270}, Mailing List (Rootsweb) : General (Rootsweb : http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/). CLAN-DONALD-L Archives. Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: "She is buried in Waverley Cemetery, Sydney"
12{S0307}, Chart : Descendant : ANDERSON, Alexander (1259) and CAMPBELL, Mary (1260). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Chart gives first name as James
13{S0302}, Researcher : STEVENS, Yvonne re ANDERSON, WRIGHT. Custom Id: SUB016. Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.

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Updated : 23 August 2014