Father James McKinlay & mother Mary McConnell.
Robert John McKinlay was born 4 August 1858 Cambusnethan Lanark Scotland.
Robert arrived New Zealand with his mother and siblings on board the 'Soukar' in 1874.
Yet to determine what year he departed New Zealand for Australia, though entered Australia at Sydney.
He was 26 years of age when he married Emily Spencer born 1862 Herefordshire England, in Sydney NSW Australia on 22 November 1884 at the Registry Office Paddington.
They had a family of 4 - Douglas Fenton born 25 April 1895 at St Leonards Sydney Australia, died 1979. He married Hazel March Waugh born 2 September 1901 died 1987 Wollongong NSW. They married 2 May 1922 Sydney Australia.
Fred R born c1899 Leichhardt Sydney Australia.
Ruth JG born c1901 Leichhardt Sydney Australia.
female born c1902. Yet to determine details.
Robert died 1922 at Randwick NSW Australia.
There are living descendants of this McKinlay line in - Australia - Wollongong & Illawarra, Canberra, Pambula & Renmark.
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