Mary Creighton McClellan1

F, b. 15 January 1869, d. 14 January 1956
     Mary Creighton McClellan was born on 15 January 1869 in Bottesham, Cambridgeshire.1,2 She was the daughter of Rev. John Brown McClellan M.A. and Emily Elliott Pierce.1 Mary Creighton McClellan was christened on 3 April 1869 at Bottesham, Cambridgeshire. She married Sir Basil Shillito Cave K.C.M.G., C.B., son of Thomas Cave, on 19 February 1892 at the British Consulate and afterwards at the Cathedral in Zanzibar.3 Mary Creighton McClellan died on 14 January 1956 in at the home of her daughter, Iwerne Minster, Dorset, at the age of 86.2

Children of Mary Creighton McClellan and Sir Basil Shillito Cave K.C.M.G., C.B.


  1. [S50] British Census 1881.
  2. [S117] The Times Newspaper, 20 January 1956.
  3. [S117] The Times Newspaper, 20 February 1892.
  4. [S117] The Times Newspaper, 1 September 1893.
  5. [S117] The Times Newspaper, 10 October 1931.

St. George Stephen Tyndale McClellan1

M, b. 23 April 1909, d. 31 December 1938
     St. George Stephen Tyndale McClellan was born on 23 April 1909. He was the son of John William Tyndale McClellan CMG and Edith Doyle Sewell. St. George Stephen Tyndale McClellan died on 31 December 1938 in Grindelwald, Switzerland, at the age of 29.1

News of the death in Switzerland of Mr. St. George Stephen Tyndale McClellan was telephoned to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. T. McClellan, at their home, The Cottage, Horsmonden, on New Year's Eve.
The last victim of an Alpine accident in 1933, Mr. McClellan lost his life at noon on Saturday in the Bernese Oberland.
He was attempting the traverse between the Kleine Scheidegg and the Mannlichen, above Wengen, with a group of ten English and Belgian tourists. A well-known Swiss Alpinist preceded the party, and finding the snow dangerous warned them not to follow him. Mr. McClellan apparently did not hear the warning and went forward on his skis.
He was swept away by an avalanche and his body was recovered after two hours search in six feet of snow.
"He loved the mountains and it was the way he would have chosen to die," wrote one of the many friends who shared with Mr. McClellan's family in their grief. Another wrote: "It was a wonderful death, swift and easy - a sudden rush of whiteness and then a great peace." Mr. McClellan was known in Horsmonden as a very able tennis player. He had an agreeable personality, and his parents have received innumerable letters couched in the highest terms of affection and admiration.
Mr. McClellan, who was on holiday at Horsmonden only last autumn, was born at Nairobi. Kenya Colony, on St. George's Day. April 23, 1909. He was educated at Chillon College, Switzerland, and Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, where he took an Honours degree in History in 1931.
Choosing teaching as his profession, he tutored privately in England for a few years, and in the autumn of 1936 took a post as assistant coach at Chateau d'Oex. Switzerland. After two happy years of congenial work in the country he loved so well, he had just been appointed to a mastership at Chillon College when the accident occurred which ended his short career.

In accordance with the parents' wishes, a service was arranged in the English Church at Grindelwald on Monday night, when prayers were offered by the Rev. Selwyn Cox and Mr. Gilbert played the organ. Mr. Henri Graf, one of Mr. McClellan's Swiss ski-ing friends, helped to carry him into the church, and several other in friends were present. On Tuesday morning there was a most impressive service at Grindelwald. which was attended not only by every adult visitor in the hotel at which he was staying, but also by many friends from Switzerland and France.
The bearers were Mr. Gottfried Bohren, chief of the guides. Mr. Robert Schlee, Mr. Henri Graf and Mr. Hans Hauser.
The service was choral and included the hymns "O God, our help" and "Sun of my soul." Mr. Gilbert played Chopin's Funeral March and the Nunc Dimitis as the cortege left the church.
Among the 57 people present were Mr. King, principal of the Chateau d'Oex. and Mrs. King.
Wreaths were sent on behalf of his mother and father, Cherry and John. Mr. and Mrs. King, the Hanser Famlly and his friends at the hotel.
The cremation took place at Berne to a moving organ accompaniment, and was attended by Miss Copland, Mr. John Moore, Mr. Hans Hauser, Mr. Schlee, Dr. and Mrs. T. J. Drakeley and Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Knocker, of Southborough. Kent.
The ashes were flown over from Switzerland on Wednesday by Mr. Schlee, leader of the winter sports party to which Mr. MrClellan was attached.
The interment took place at Brenchley yesterday (Thursday), when the Vicar (the Rev. A. P. McNeile) officiated. The service included the 24th Psalm and Mr. Walter Neal played two compositions by Bach, of whose whose music Mr. McClellan had been very fond.
The immediate mourners were Mr. J. W. T. Mcclellan. C.M.G. and Mrs McClellan (parents). Brig.-General J. W. S. Sewall, C. B., C.M.G., and Mrs. J. W. S. Sewell, Colonel E. P. Sewell. C.M.C., D.S.O., and Mrs. E. P. Sewell, Mrs. Algernon P. Sewell and Lady Cave (uncles and aunts, Mr. Douglas Sewell, Miss Olive Sewell and Mrs. Shirley Knocker (cousins).
Mr. J. E. McClellan. a younger brother, who is in Zanzibar, was not able to attend.
Others present included Brig.-General O. E. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bowring, Mr. and Mrs. Bertram Bridges, Mrs. Morley, Mr. F. Locket, Mr. and Mrs. E. Meeres, Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Philpott, Mr. F. H. Baber, Miss Levett, Mr. W. Dods, Miss Smith. Mr. Bagge and Niece, Mrs. Austen, Mr. D. Drury and Mr. E. Bromley.
Flowers were received from his Mother and Father; John; Phoebe and Joyce; Ann and Arthur; Aunt Maud and Uncle Evelyn; Margaret and Richard; Henry; Betty, Joan and Peter; Winifred and William; Zebee and Vivian; John; Aunty May, Uncle Jack and Betty; his Godfather. S.S.B; Fay Knocker; Aunt Frieda. Douglas and Olive; M. C. C. and Frank McClellan; Mr. and Mrs. Bertram Bridges; Mr. and Mrs Arthur Bowring and Tom; Mr. and Mrs E. W. M. Meeres and John; Mr. E. C. Crewe Read; Brigadier-General and Mrs. J. W. S. Sewell; Brigadier-General G. E. Smith; Mt. and Mrs. J. G. Philpott; the Locket Family; Lady Clarke; S. E. Gregory; Mr and Mrs. Harold Payne; Mrs. W. Smith-Marnott and All at Broadford; Miss Levett and Mr. R. Levett; Lieut.-Colonel H. T. and Mrs. McClellan; Harriet; Bromley; and George Creswick, Felix Crowder, Geoffrey Griffiths, Dick Gundry and Kay Jones, Sidney Sussex College 1928-1931 (" With deepest sympathy and pleasantest recollections of a charming friend"). Kent & Sussex Courier, January 6, 1939.


  1. [S117] The Times Newspaper, Jan 03, 1939.

Rachel Loring McCobb1

F, b. 24 June 1774
     Rachel Loring McCobb was born on 24 June 1774.1 She was the daughter of Samuel McCobb and Rachel Denny.1 Rachel Loring McCobb married Joseph Payson Trott, son of Benjamin Trott and Mehitable Sewall, on 18 August 1796 in Georgetown.1


  1. [S365] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), p. 301.

Samuel McCobb1

     Samuel McCobb married Rachel Denny.1

Child of Samuel McCobb and Rachel Denny


  1. [S365] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), p. 301.

John N. McComb1

     John N. McComb married Christina Livingston, daughter of Philip Philip Livingston and Sarah Johnson, in 1797.1


  1. [S80] Arthur Meredyth Burke, Prominent Families, Livingston.

William C. McConnell1

M, b. 1858, d. 1936
     William C. McConnell was born in 1858.1,2 He married Ivah Jane Sewall, daughter of Noah Amos Sewall and Mary Adeline Kuhn, on 12 March 1907 in Beaver County, Pennsylvania.1 William C. McConnell died in 1936 in Madera County, California.2


  1. [S89] Family Search, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950.
  2. [S392] Website ( "# 77575721."

Nancy McCorkle1

     Nancy McCorkle married Cornelius W. Coffin, son of Charles Coffin Jr. and Susanna Woodbridge Ayers.1

Child of Nancy McCorkle and Cornelius W. Coffin


  1. [S4] Sandra MacLean Clunies, Clunies files.

Polly McCracken1

     Polly McCracken married Robert McCabe.1

Child of Polly McCracken and Robert McCabe


  1. [S255] William Henry Jennings, Genealogical history of the Jennings families, p. 582.

Andrew Murison McCrae

M, b. 17 August 1802, d. 24 July 1874
     Andrew Murison McCrae was born on 17 August 1802.1 He was the son of William Gordon McCrae and Margaret Murison.1 Andrew Murison McCrae married Georgiana Huntly Gordon, daughter of George Gordon 5th Duke of Gordon, 8th Marquess, 2nd Earl of Norwich and Jane Graham, on 25 September 1830 in Parish Church of Bellie, Fochabers.2 Andrew Murison McCrae died on 24 July 1874 in Hawthorn, Victoria, at the age of 71.1


  1. [S34] Unverified internet information,…
  2. [S89] Family Search, Parish registers for Bellie, 1709-1854.

William Gordon McCrae1

     William Gordon McCrae married Margaret Murison.

Child of William Gordon McCrae and Margaret Murison


  1. [S34] Unverified internet information,…

Col. David McCrillis1

     Col. David McCrillis married Mary Gerrish, daughter of Joseph Gerrish and Mehitable Currier, after 1821.1


  1. [S4] Sandra MacLean Clunies, Clunies files.

Peter McCullough1

M, b. 1932, d. 1985
     Peter McCullough was born in 1932.1 He died in 1985.1


  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.

Judge Charles Johnson McCurdy1

     Judge Charles Johnson McCurdy married Sarah Anne Lord.1

Child of Judge Charles Johnson McCurdy and Sarah Anne Lord


  1. [S18] Various editors, Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans, Vol. 9, p. 217.

Eliphalet McDaniel1

M, d. before 1799
     Eliphalet McDaniel married Jane Sewall, daughter of William Sewall and Sarah Chisam, on 7 April 1788 in Georgetown, Maine.1 Eliphalet McDaniel died before 1799.1


  1. [S83] NEHGR, Vol. 147 p. 186.

Dr. James P. McDonald1

M, b. 1859
     Dr. James P. McDonald was born in 1859.1 He married Mary Helen Dana, daughter of Charles Henry Gerrish Wood Dana and Laura Cornelia Gillette.1


  1. [S4] Sandra MacLean Clunies, Clunies files.

Janet Mary McDonald1

F, d. 17 September 1954
     Janet Mary McDonald died on 17 September 1954 in Queensland in infancy.2,1


  1. [S232], Australia Death Index, 1787-1985.
  2. [S6] Crombie-Sewell Family tree in the possession of John Rees.

John McDonald1

     John McDonald married Melinda (Unknown).

Child of John McDonald and Melinda (Unknown)


  1. [S455] New South Wales Registry , 9975/1903.

Lawrence Mcdonald1



  1. [S89] Family Search, Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907.

Mary A. McDonald1

     Mary A. McDonald married Capt. Robert Bosworth circa 1828.1

Child of Mary A. McDonald and Capt. Robert Bosworth


  1. [S474] George Thomas Little, Genealogy of Maine, p. 1221.

Mary Lola McDonald1

F, b. 1901
     Mary Lola McDonald was born in 1901.1 She married George Gee Emerson, son of Edward L. Emerson and Nellie Gee.1 Mary Lola McDonald died.1


  1. [S4] Sandra MacLean Clunies, Clunies files.

Minnie Thursa Louise McDonald1

F, d. 1903
     Minnie Thursa Louise McDonald was the daughter of John McDonald and Melinda (Unknown).2 Minnie Thursa Louise McDonald married firstly Edward Austen in 1884 in Sydney, New South Wales.3 Minnie Thursa Louise McDonald married secondly Nicolas Charles Tindal, son of Vice-Admiral Louis Symonds Tindal and Henrietta Maria O'Donel Whyte, in 1895 in Island of Faisi, Shortland Islands, Solomon Islands. Minnie Thursa Louise McDonald died in 1903 in Glebe, Sydney,2 and was buried on 14 September 1903 in Waverly Cemetery.4

Child of Minnie Thursa Louise McDonald and Edward Austen

Children of Minnie Thursa Louise McDonald and Nicolas Charles Tindal


  1. [S34] Unverified internet information, (October 2011).
  2. [S455] New South Wales Registry , 9975/1903.
  3. [S232], Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1950.
  4. [S205] Newspaper, The Sydney Morning Herald, 14 September 1903.
  5. [S205] Newspaper, The Sydney Morning Herald, 25 July 1910.

Albert Sewall McDougall

M, b. 17 May 1912, d. 24 April 1995
     Albert Sewall McDougall was born on 17 May 1912 in South Dakota.1 He was the son of Edward J. McDougall and Lulie Eva Roma Sewall.2 Albert Sewall McDougall died on 24 April 1995 in San Diego, California, at the age of 82.1


  1. [S232], California, Death Index, 1940-1997.
  2. [S231] 1930 US Census, South Dakota, Marshall, Miller, District 1.

Donald Monroe McDougall1,2

M, b. 11 September 1915, d. 4 September 2005
     Donald Monroe McDougall was born on 11 September 1915 in South Dakota.2 He was the son of Edward J. McDougall and Lulie Eva Roma Sewall.1 Donald Monroe McDougall died on 4 September 2005 at the age of 89.2


  1. [S231] 1930 US Census, South Dakota, Marshall, Miller, District 1.
  2. [S210] Social Security Death Index.

Edward J. McDougall1

M, d. before 1930
     Edward J. McDougall married Lulie Eva Roma Sewall, daughter of Albert Defiance Sewall and Dora Randina Belseth, on 3 June 1908 in Britton, Marshall County, South Dakota.2 Edward J. McDougall died before 1930.3

Children of Edward J. McDougall and Lulie Eva Roma Sewall


  1. [S199] Theodore Paul Wright.
  2. [S232], South Dakota Marriages, 1905-1949.
  3. [S231] 1930 US Census, South Dakota, Marshall, Miller, District 1.

Archibald McDowall

     Archibald McDowall married Ada Sarah Coutts.

Child of Archibald McDowall and Ada Sarah Coutts

Janet Ada McDowall1

F, b. 15 May 1910
     Janet Ada McDowall is also recorded as Jan Tapp.1 She was born on 15 May 1910.1 She was the daughter of Dr. Valentine McDowall and Janet Lawrence Crombie. Janet Ada McDowall was living at Brisbane, New South Wales, on 23 September 1980.


  1. [S6] Crombie-Sewell Family tree in the possession of John Rees.

Dr. Valentine McDowall

M, b. 14 February 1881, d. 22 October 1957
     Dr. Valentine McDowall. A radiologist. He is also recorded as Val McDowall. He was born on 14 February 1881 in Maryborough, Queensland. He was the son of Archibald McDowall and Ada Sarah Coutts. Dr. Valentine McDowall married Janet Lawrence Crombie, daughter of William Crombie and Margaret Anne Cameron, on 12 January 1906 in Queensland;


WEDDING of Miss Janet Crombie, daughter of the late William Crombie, Esq., of Greenhill, and niece of Mrs. James Crombie, of Oriel, Oriel Road. Clayfield, to Dr. Valentine McDowall, youngest son of the former Surveyor-General of Queensland, took place last Friday after noon, the 12th inst., at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Creek Street. The service was taken by the venerable pastor of the Park Presbyterian Church, the Rev. David Mitchell. The bride was given away by her aunt, Mrs. James Crombie, from whose house the marriage took place, and her sister, Miss May Crombie, acted as her bridesmaid, and Mr. J. W. Hesslop as best man. The bride's dress was of white messaline, trimmed with ruching, worn with a berthe fastened over
a vest of Brussels net. She wore orange blossom and tulle veil, and carried a shower bouquet of roses, stephanotis, and lilies. The bridesmaid wore white Swiss muslin over glace, adorned with valenciennes lace, edging muslin frills; white chip hat with shaded ribbons, roses and foliage. Her bouquet was of shaded roses, tied with pale blue streamers. The pretty bouquets were made by the London and American florists. The church was decorated for the occasion, with palms and flowers and festoons of white Japanese crepe paper. A bell of white roses was suspended over the bridal couple. The grand new organ heard for the first time in nuptial music was skilfully played by the organist, Mr. Phillips, who chose the pretty Wedding March from Lohengrin, less familiar than that of Mendelssohn.
Mrs. James Crombie entertained a number of guests at her pretty house, Oriel, Clayfield, Eschenhagen catering for their entertainment. Among the relatives present were Mrs. Sword, Mrs. John Cameron, and Mrs. Donaldson. Among the many wedding presents given by friends of the bride were also presenta tions made to the bridegroom from friends in the South, his best man, Mr. J. W. Heaslop, of Brisbane, who is a medical student in Sydney, accompanying his friend from the South for the occasion. The bride's travelling dress was of dark blue voile, pleated skirt and bolero jacket over white vest; Breton hat trimmed with blue. The bride and brides maid's dresses and many of the guests were made by Miss Grogan, Kent's Buildings, Adelaide Street.
It will be remembered that Surveyor-General McDowall was one of the first victims of the Retrenchment System, which smote this state simultaneously with Federation. Mr. McDowall at this juncture took a house in Oriel Road, in close proximity to that of Mrs. James Crombie; and the attach ment between his medical son, then a student, and Mrs. Crombie's niece, their homes being not many yards apart, was a sequence. The young couple have left for Tasmania, where the bridegroom's parents are now. Queensland Figaro, 18 January 1906.1

Dr. Valentine McDowall was living in 26 Ascot Street, Ascot, Brisbane. He died on 22 October 1957 at the age of 76.

McDowall, Valentine (1881-1957)
by D. J. Robinson

Valentine McDowall (1881-1957), medical practitioner and wireless and television pioneer, was born on 14 February 1881, at Maryborough, Queensland, son of Archibald McDowall, and his wife Ada Sarah, née Coutts. He attended Brisbane Grammar School in 1895-99, then entered the University of Sydney medical school in 1900, graduating M. B. in 1905 before serving as a resident medical officer at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney. On 12 January 1906 he married Janet Laurence Crombie, a grazier's daughter, at St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Brisbane. Moving to Laidley in 1907, McDowall employed a battery-powered X-ray unit in his general practice. In 1915 he joined the Australian Imperial Force as captain, Army Medical Corps, and served in Egypt with the 1st Australian General Hospital, the 2nd and 14th Field Ambulance and from June 1916 with the 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital. He returned to Australia in May 1917 and his A. I. F. appointment ended in August.

Having taken his Ch. M. degree in Sydney in 1917, McDowall returned to Brisbane in 1919 and practised as a specialist in radiology and dermatology. After six months study in the United States of America in 1926 at the Rochester Clinic and elsewhere, he was reputedly the first doctor in Queensland to use radium in treatment. In the 1930s he worked as a radiographer and radiotherapist from Wickham Terrace and was senior honorary radiologist at the Brisbane General Hospital in 1919-34.

During World War II McDowall was temporary lieutenant-colonel, A. I. F., commanding the 117th A. G. H. early in 1942. He continued service as a visiting specialist in radiology at Greenslopes Repatriation General and other Brisbane hospitals.

Meanwhile he had been president of the Queensland branch of the British Medical Association in 1925, a founding fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, a fellow of the faculty of Radiologists of England and a foundation fellow of the College of Radiologists of Australasia (president, 1947). He advised on the founding of the Queensland Radium Institute and was a foundation member of the Biophysics Standing Advisory Committee (Queensland). He published in the Medical Journal of Australia and the British Journal of Ophthalmology.

From 1921 McDowall (with Thomas Elliot) pioneered regular programmes of recorded music on 4CM, his radio station at Preston House, Brisbane; they claimed the first live broadcast in Queensland from the stage of His Majesty's Theatre. In the 1930s they shifted 4CM to the old windmill on Wickham Terrace to experiment with low-resolution television broadcasting, and in October 1935 transmitted a legible page of the Courier Mail. Experiments continued until the war. Part of the equipment is preserved in the collection of the Royal Historical Society of Queensland, of which McDowall was a member. He also belonged to the Royal Society of Queensland and the Queensland Club.

Kind and courteous to his patients, McDowall was always a keen sportsman who had been captain of his school's cricket team and a Sydney university rowing Blue; in later life he went shooting with his brother Dr Sandy McDowall and took his family yachting and deep-sea fishing. Enthusiastic about machinery, he had one of the first cars at Laidley and served on the committee of the Royal Queensland Aero Club in 1935-41, while securing a private pilot's licence. He was a competent woodworker and manufactured and demonstrated excellent fireworks.

McDowall died at Ascot of cardiac disease on 22 October 1957, survived by his son and daughter. He was cremated after a Presbyterian service. Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 10, (MUP), 1986.2

Children of Dr. Valentine McDowall and Janet Lawrence Crombie


  1. [S232], Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1950.
  2. [S92] Various Editors, Australian Dictionary of Biography, D. J. Robinson, 'McDowall, Valentine (1881–1957)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,…, published first in hardcopy 1986.

William Valentine McDowall1

M, b. 5 December 1906
     William Valentine McDowall is also recorded as Bill McDowall. He was born on 5 December 1906 in Queensland.2 He was the son of Dr. Valentine McDowall and Janet Lawrence Crombie. William Valentine McDowall married Beth Stumm Glasgow, daughter of General Sir William Glasgow, on 6 January 1934 in St. Andrew's Presbterian Church, Brisbane, Queensland.3,4 William Valentine McDowall was living at Glencoe, New South Wales, on 12 September 1980.


  1. [S6] Crombie-Sewell Family tree in the possession of John Rees.
  2. [S232], Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922.
  3. [S232], Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1950.
  4. [S205] Newspaper, The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 6 January 1934.

Mary A. McElroy1

     Mary A. McElroy married George H. Hollywood.1

Child of Mary A. McElroy and George H. Hollywood


  1. [S89] Family Search, New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947.

Catherine McEvers1

     Catherine McEvers married William Bayard, son of Stephen Bayard and Alida Vetch.1

Child of Catherine McEvers and William Bayard


  1. [S113] William Addams Reitwiesner, Bush ancestry.