Robert McKinlay

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.
Frederick R McKinlay born 1885 Leichhardt Sydney Australia married Elizabeth J Dunstan in Marrickville NSW 1910.

Ruby McKinlay born c1890.

Douglas Fenton McKinlay born 25 April 1895 at St Leonards Sydney Australia, died 1 June 1979 aged 84 yrs. He married Hazel March Waugh born 2 September 1901 died 1987 Wollongong NSW. They married 2 May 1922 Sydney Australia. They had 2 children - Robert Keith McKinlay and yet unknown.

Ruth JG born c1901 Leichhardt Sydney Australia married William Pearson in 1924 at Redfern NSW.

Robert died 27 May 1922 at Randwick NSW Australia. Emily McKinlay died 24 June 1946 Kingsford NSW aged 84 yrs. 

The Death Notice in the SMH for Emily McKinlay nee Spencer reads, she is the grandmother of Alan, Douglas, Gwenneth, Laurie, Robert, Jean, Graham, Margaret and Helen. The great grandmother of Judith, Peter, Bernice and Dianne. Aunt of Lilian Minney, Brother-in-law John Fenton.

There are living descendants of this McKinlay line in - Australia - Wollongong & Illawarra, Canberra, Pambula & Renmark.

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