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 Donald McIntyre - Kayuga -  Map 7 


Donald McIntyre was a brother of Peter McIntyre and John McInytre

He arrived in Australia from Leith in February 1827 on the City of Edinburgh, having spent the previous six years in Upper Canada as a settler and merchant.

Land had been reserved for him in New South Wales and this was converted to a grant which was named Kayuga/ Cayuga. An additional grant of 1440 acres on Dart Brook was promised in 1838.

From the time of his arrival, Donald McIntyre kept meteorological record at Kayuga. In 1829 he reported that there had not been 48 hours of rainfall on his farm for more than two years.

The following prisoners were assigned to Donald McIntyre and may have been employed on Kayuga:

Edward Gill per John Michael Lynch William Field per Lady Harewood
Elijah Cartwright per John Henry Kirby per Lady Harewood John Bell per John
John Booth per Mermaid James Bow per John Barry John Campbell per Bussorah Merchant
Francis Cassidy per Countess of Harcourt George Scott per Guildford William Stanley per England
George Fincher per England Patrick Hoggan per Brampton William Kelly per Marquis of Hastings
Patrick Kenneson per Mariner James Kenny per Mariner William Kevan per Marquis of Hastings
Timothy Kilfoy per Eliza James McGregor per Morley Michael Murphy per Prince Regent
James Lough per City of Edinburgh James Castle per Susan Henry Reeves per Hercules
Richard Richardson per Marquis of Hastings John Bell per John Daniel Deacon per John
Michael Flinn per Eliza Thomas Hogan per Eliza Patrick Hayes per Eliza
William Beats per Florentia George Davies per Hercules Colin Woodbridge per Florentia
Patrick McGraph per Hive Michael Dowdle per Earl Grey James Lovelock per England
Robert Williams per Lady Nugent Laughlin Moraghan per Captain Cook Edward Murray per Forth
William Robinson per Phoenix John Kelly per Minerva John Nowlan per Java
Patrick Welsh per John Barry John Walker per Mary Ann  
Percival Bishop per Albion William Irving per Norfolk  


Donald Macintyre, of Kayuga, died at Sydney on the 2nd January 1866, aged 76. (Empire 3 January 1866)

In June 1866 Kayuga and Caen were sold on a lease for four years —with 14,322 sheep and 1000 head of cattle, the former at 14s. 3d, the latter at 35s. per head, mustered and delivered; stores, horses, &c., at a valuation—purchase money estimated at £12,874.  Messrs. Boulton, Brothers, were the purchasers.


Notes & Links:

1). Potter Macqueen v. Donald McIntyre - Sydney Herald 8 October 1832

2). Edward Gills indicted for striking Donald McIntyre on the head with a piece of iron with intent to murder him - Sydney Monitor 14 February 1834

3). Servant Richard Wisdom found guilty of robbing his master Donald Mcintyre - Sydney Herald 10 November 1836

4). Request by residents to allow Donald McIntyre to represent in the Legislative Council - The Australian 27 March 1844

5). Aberdeen Museum Newsletter


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