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Courtesy of:Roddie Macpherson
GraveyardStrathconon, Milton
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Donald Finlayson.

In memory/of/DONALD FINLAYSON/late of New South Wales/who died suddenly/at Tarvie/on the 8th August 1883/aged 73 years.

Erected by his sons/in Australia.

[see Image No. 3431 for Donald's brother Kenneth]



Picture Added on 31 August 2008.


I was delighted to locate this site by accident as I am looking into my Finlayson ancestors. Donald Finlayson is a great great grand father.
Added by John Gillies, Sydney, Australia on 25 December 2009.
I am Alan Caradus and his son Roderick was my Great Grandfather. I have never known what happened to him, and can only guess he had returned to visit Scotland and because he died suddenly had to buried in Scotland. His wife, Hannah, who died in 1881 is buried in Kilcoy cemetry in northern NSW near Armidale.
Added by Alan Caradus on 06 September 2010.
my son just e-mailed me this - fantastic. My aunty Nita Finlayson from Moore did a lot of research on the family before she died. At a clan gathering in Armidale we were delighted to actually read into the family history from an old bible as to the reasons for moving to australia which i had always wondered.
i guess its easy when there is no choice!

Added by Susan Finlayson Hopper on 24 September 2010.
ok so Donald is my great great great grandfather. He and Hanna came to Australia on the 2.11.1858 on the "White Star" sailing from Liverpool via Melbourne to Sydney. His son John (brother of Roderick) married Margaret Ferguson and had three children. John is my great great grandfather!
Donald and Hanna had 7 children Alexander, John, Roderick, John, Kenneth, Hector and Daniel. Alexander and the first John did not come with the family to Australia. The family settled at Coningdale and Pointsfield near Rockvale, Armidale District.

Added by Susan Finlayson Hopper on 26 September 2010.
A great find for the Finlayson family.
Added by Dorothy on 03 October 2016.
I have just discovered this site, and am so thrilled, i am Dorothy Gardam nee Finlayson, John Finlayson was my Great Grandfather
Added by Dorothy Gardam on 19 February 2024.

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