The 1871 census shows an entry for Elizabeth Mackellar, living in Marine Parade, Eastbourne, born in Scotland, with a lot of scorings out. However, there is a phrase which reads Int: on property in Australia. It also shows a Margaret Mackellar, born in Australia, 39, as her daughter. This is probably a mistake as the dates do not tally. However, Margaret could well have been her sister as I think she was born around 1832 (although I cannot recall how I derived this date). I know that these are almost certainly the Mackellars in our family because a Claud Brown, born in Australia and Oxford undergraduate, is shown at the same address, aged 20.
My name is Alasdair Broun and I was born and brought up in Scotland, son of a clergyman and a freelance journalist. I took up genealogy as a hobby when I was 17 and I went on to write a PhD thesis in philosophical psychology ... more >
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