Alexander MacPherson (c.1820 - 1890)

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Birthplace: Aird of Sleat, Highland, UK
Death: Died in Kerang, Victoria, Australia
Managed by: Heather Joy Roberts
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About Alexander MacPherson

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(Census; 1841-? not found; 1851-32 Kylerea, Sleat)

http://www.theshipslist.com/accounts/hies_hercules.htm

The Highlands & Islands Emigration Society was a charity formed in 1852, to induce the emigration of impoverished Scots, thereby solving two problems, clearing redundant tenants (surplus population) from landlords' property and the colonies need for settlers. From 1852, up to the end of 1854, more than 4,000 persons emigrated to the colonies, with their passages paid in part by landlords and partly by loans advanced to the emigrants by the Society. The material included here, concentrates on one such emigration, with the passengers of the HMS Hercules, to Adelaide, South Australia and Port Phillip [Melbourne], Victoria. These emigrants were from Skye, North Uist, Harris &c. and initially it was intended that they "ferry" to Portree, Isle of Skye to embark on Hercules, however they subsequently sailed from Campbeltown, in Argyllshire.

http://www.angelfire.com/ns/bkeddy/HIES/hercules1.html

LIST OF EMIGRANTS ASSISTED BY THE HIGHLAND & ISLAND EMIGRATION SOCIETY AND EMBARKED ON BOARD THE SHIP "HMS HERCULES" WHICH SAILED FROM CAMPBELTOWN FOR ADELAIDE AND MELBOURNE ON THE 26TH DECEMBER 1852.ARRIVED ADELAIDE 26th JULY 1853, MELBOURNE 7th AUGUST.

SURNAME Christian Name Age The place that the people said they came from, (It may have been the place of birth, where they last worked, where they were living before evicted etc). The Estate that they came from, and the estate owner (This was shown so that the Society could collect the owners share of the expense of sending the people out) and the amount of the promissory note signed by the head of the family.

  • MacPHERSON ALEXANDER 30 KYLERHEA LORD MacDONALD
  • 406 MARY 32
  • JOHN 6
  • ANN 4
  • DONALD 2
  • ARCHIBALD INF

Has been working as a mason's labourer for the last nine weeks. No previous employment for 12 months. Good man for Australia. P/N £15-6-9 Arrived Vic. on "Bankers Daughter".

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Alexander MacPherson's Timeline

1820
1820
Aird of Sleat, Highland, UK
1845
January 2, 1845
Age 25
Aird of Sleat, Highland, UK
1845
Age 25
Inverness-shire, Scotland
1847
October 1, 1847
Age 27
Inverness-shire, Scotland
1850
1850
Age 30
Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland
1851
1851
Age 31
UK
1855
July 2, 1855
Age 35
Victoria, Australia
1890
November 20, 1890
Age 70
Kerang, Victoria, Australia