MacLean arrived on the Mary Hope in
October 1828....The Sydney Gazette
reported his arrival in October
1828.....On Monday last arrived,
from Liverpool and the Cape of Good
Hope, having left the former place
the 26th March and the latter the
23rd July, the ship Mary Hope, Capt.
Farmer, with a cargo of merchandize.
Mrs. Sullivan, and four children;
Surgeon Duncan; Mr. and Mrs. McLean;
Mr. D. McLean, Mr. Thompson, Mr.
Bell; and three steerage passengers.(2)
He was mentioned in the Australian
on the imminent arrival of Colonel
Snodgrass - We understand that
the officer who is expected out very
shortly as Major of Brigade, is not
Major Snodgrass, the distinguished
Military Secretary at Ava, and
author of a Narrative of the Burmese
War, as has been supposed and as we
have more than once stated, but
Colonel Snodgrass, a brother of that
officer's who distinguished himself
during the late war, at the taking
of St. Sebastian's. Two of the
Colonel's brothers-in-law, Major
Sullivan, an officer who lately sold
out with the view of settling in New
South Wales, and Mr. W. McLean,
Esquire late of Paisley, arrived in
the Colony with their families a few
days ago per the Mary Hope. But we
regret to add that the only son of
the latter of those gentlemen, a
very promising and accomplished
young man of 17 years of age, was
unfortunately seized with
consumption on the passage out, and
died a few hours after the ship had
dropped anchor in the Cove. (1)
were visited by
Sir Edward Parry
in 1831 when Sir Edward and his
party were on their way to Newcastle
and attempting to cross the River to
avoid swampland. On this occasion,
Parry narrowly escaped bogging all
of his horses on MacLean's property.
Parry stated 'Mr.
Maclean lives in a worse hut than
Mr. Graham. His wife is a sister of
woman, accustomed in Scotland I
understand, to all the elegancies
and comforts of life'.
Colonel Snodgrass' sister Jessie
MacLean died in 1839 at Kilray, Raymond Terrace.
William MacLean died at Eagleton,
Raymond Terrace in October 1848 (2)
Notes & Links:
Select here to
read Parry's description of George
Thomas Graham's dwelling.
(1) The Australian 17 October
(2) Maitland Mercury 11 October 1848