Sara Jacobus Adrianna Du Moulin , “Great Great Aunt” and William Foster , also John Foster. Macalisters

Sara Jacobus Adriana Du Moulin, (1830- 30/12/1889) , a daughter of Jacobus A. Du Moulin, arrived  with the family in 1834 to Australia.

Copy of du-moulin-family-tree11

Sarah was born in Flander Holland in 1830 , she was only 4 when she came to Australia(1834) and life must have been tough when nine, her father Jacobus died. Her luck must have changed when she met and married William Foster Junior.( William’s father known as the “father of the bar”), brother of the wealthy colonist, John Foster. 

They married in 1853 and not sure where, possibly All Saints in Parramatta. To understand how it may have changed the Du Moulins for the better, it is prudent to understand who John Foster was:

William Foster’s Uncle, John Foster,  (Sara’s Uncle in law)was born 1792 near Settle, West Riding Yorkshire. Of a country squire: John Foster, senior of Armistead Hall, Giggleswick, Settle, Yorkshire, England.

( John Foster senior 1758 – 1816 married Jennett ( jane) Dowbiggin born 1769. John Foster senior’s wife must have come out to Australia as Jane nee Dowbiggin died in 1846 , Hobart Tasmania.They had three sons: John, William and Henry ). Isabella Dowbiggin b. 1771 d. 1843 , buried St. Lukes , Campeltown,. Tasmania – she may have been Jane Dowbiggin’s sister who married John Dowbiggen- Isabella and John were second cousins.

John Foster : 1792-1875 Early wealthy colonist.

John Foster

John Foster was pastoralist, merchant and member of parliament . He arrived in Van Diemans Land in 1823 with his mother and youngest brother Henry. A few of his claims to fame :1827 he had over 13,500 acres of land in the north east of Tasmania . He also developed cattle and sheep properties in Gippsland. He owned the:
Heart of sale 1843. Tangel 1848, Glenfalloch 1850, Boisdale 1850, Dargo 1850, Glencoe 1850, Erinvale 1852, Castleburn 1856, making an aggregate of some 180,000 acres in Gippsland.John Foster who married Anne Riddford in 1863 in Hobart was devoted to his mother . He was buried at the Cornelian Bay Church of England cemetary in Hobart.

http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/biogs/A010375b.htm

Above is a biography of John Foster.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/8938207?searchTerm=john foster &searchLimits=

Obituary above for John Foster

Part of John Foster Will

John Foster wrote pages of poetry when coming to Australia on the “isabella”, which I understand to be his boat.

“John foster aged about 30 years son of Mrs. Foster, late of Austed Hall settler, Yorkshire.

He wore a military camp and was an officer in the Yeomanry( landed gentry ). Had military appearance which obtained for him the name of Colonel o board ship. ” ( There is also another reference to Aunt Lucy and Colonel Foster – could this be Henry foster, his brother and wife)

John foster grave in Cornelian Bay,  Tasmania and two sons.

John Foster and family grave monument, Cornelian Bay cemetery, Tasmania

dargo valley gippsland 1864 where the Fosters had property

dargo valley gippsland 1864 where the Fosters had property

1853 son of william foster

(In this article of 7/12/1853 ( Hobart , Tasmania), they talk of John Foster, a “Country Squire”…”and may still be remembered for his generous, if not extravagant hospitality, which tended.. to reduce his own means and injure the prospects of his family. To this latter circumstance, … may be attributed in a great measure Mr. Foster’s leaving England for this colony”.

It has now become quite clear  as to why everyone congregated to Gippsland! ( Including our Great Great Grandfather James Andrew Du Moulin to “Boisdale”).It would appear that some in the Du Moulin family inherited land from Mr. John Foster through the William Foster junior  connection to Sara. And hence many of our relations and descendents are Gippslanders.

John Foster’s Will : 18/7/1875 😦 Tasmania) He leaves money in his will to his brother William ,1,860 pounds.  To Sara Jacoba Adriana Wife widow of his late nephew William Foster of $200 pounds per annum for life . 1,000 pounds as a portion for her daughter Jane Montgomery Foster after the decease of the said Jacoba Adriana Du Moulin Foster. To his wife, (Ann) amongst other things  he left 600 per annum for life.

Sarah and William Foster(1823-1862) moved to Gippsland after marriage in Sydney in  1854 . The records seem to indicate that William  held three properties ( possibly amongst others): Merrimans Creek, The Heart and Boisdale ( near the town of Maffra).William senior also owned and  purchased in Tasmania, 1837, 1845. William Junior then Sara, would have inherited one or more properties in Gippsland. So far we know that James Andrew Du Moulin( our great great grandfather), lived at Boisdale and Eliza nee Du Moulin to marry William Montgomery lived at ‘The Heart” .

All that I can guess about William Foster is that he may have been in politics as there is mention of our James William Du Moulin campaigning for William Foster in Wollombi in the 1850’s before he died.

7/12/1853: ( William ) , “he is the younger brother of John Foster esq. of Hobart Town…. ( John Foster) is known as “one of the wealthiest men in the three colonies. …. he ( William) proposes shortly to return to England, where he will reside permanently , if the climate is agreeable”.

Sara and Capt. William Foster who lived on one of the properties in Sale, had a daughter Jane Montgomery Foster b 1863 in Sale. ( She died 1935 in China). In 1865 Sara remarried Matthew Macalister(1839-1917) in Victoria. I am assuming that Sara’s husband William died somewhere around 1862.

Sara went on to have a number of children with Matthew Macalister: Grace Davidson Macalister b.1871 Sale,( named after Sara’s grandmother who is buried with Jacobus A. Du Moulin in Sydney), Matthew Junior b. ?, Milicent Debruyn b. 1874 Sale, William Garnett b. ?( named after WG Macalister the brother of Dr Alexander Macalister junior who died in 1865, )Catherine Elizabeth Mewburne  b. 1871 Sale.

Marriage 16th December 1865: Wedding of Sara and Matthew

MARRIED.     At Garnett Cottage, Sale, on the 16th instant by the Ven. Archdeacon Stretch,Matthew, fifth son of the late A. Macalister M.D., of Demerara, to Sara, relict of William Foster, Boisdale

Matthew married again to Ada Eveline Sawell (1874-1944) in 1901.They had a son Matthew Macalister (1902-1980) who married Vera Emma Fisher (1902-1990).

http://www.mundia.com/au/Person/18915450/19197789834

Matthew and Ada may have had another child and will investigate.

THE TALE OF THE TICHBORNE CLAIMANT

Left the real Sir Tichbourne and right, the imposter

Left, the real Sir Tichbourne and right, the imposter

Our William Foster  is featured in this Tichbourne tale. Sara (Du Moulin )Foster was called to England to be a witness at the trial. The trial shows that the Tichbourne claimant did in fact meet Willim Foster who married Sara. These excerpts also show that Mr. M’Alister who later married Sara after William’s death was mentioned in the trial as “second to William Foster”. IE she married William’s second in command at Erinvale or it means William Foster junior being the son of William Foster.( In the trial Sara is denoted as Mrs. M’Alister). The trial also states that John Foster was the proprieter of Erindale where the claimant was working. The trial hence took place after Sara’s marriage in 1865.

Macalister:

Matthew MacAlister: We know of  a Matthew McAlister who worked with Angus Mc Millan(1820-1865) and The Macalisters explorers and pioneer pastoralists. Mc Millan ( station hand to Lachlan Macalister), set out to explore the new pasturs of Gippsland with the leader of the party, Thomas Mewburn Macalister(1818-1859), paid for by Capt Lachklan Macalister .

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/mcmillan-angus-2416

( Above is a biography of Angus Mc Millan)

With convict assistants, the party  set up a station at Ensay. He moved down the Tambo river in 1840 with Matthew Macalister as one of his men.( I have been advised that this Matthew Macalister (1815 to 1871)was a cousin of our Matthew Macalister). There is a note in the history of Gippsland that Matthew Macalister in 1841 left Goulburn with 6000 sheep.This Matthew Macalister,  drowned  in the Nichsolson River returning to ‘Miebost” Property at Sarsfield, the property of the deceased Dr. Alexander Macalister (1828-1870),Alexander was  the eldest son of Surgeon Alexander Macalister d.1865/1859 Sale. According to Max ,this Matthew  “WAS BURIED BY THE MASONS( at Bairnsdale Cemetery) ,AS HE WAS FOUNDATION WARDEN OF THE BAIRNSDALE MASONIC LODGE ,AND HIS PORTRAIT HANGS THERE IN THE LODGE.”

Macalister story:

http://clancouncil.ning.com/photo/bookplate-of-chev-max-milton-macalister-esq-kotj-strathaird

The background above of Max Milton Macalister

http://home.vicnet.net.au/~clanmaca/

Max Macalister above.

Thanks to Max Milton Macalister esq.b.1935 for the following information:

max Macalister 2012

max Macalister 2012

Sara would have met Matthew Macalister through John Foster and her husband Capt William Foster. Either John Foster bought “Boisdale” from Capt. Lachlan Macalister sometime in the 1850’s, or it was William Foster who bought it.  There had been many years of drought and Lachlan Macalister’s( of explorer fame),  home property was “Clifton” at Picton NSW.

Our Matthew Macalister was the fourth son of the surgeon Alexander Macalister 1790 – d.1865. ( The surgeon had a practice in Sydney 1860/1).Thomas Mewburn Macalister ( explorer )d.1859, was the eldest son of surgeon Alexander Macalister. ( Thomas died possibly from misadventure from being drunk at the Bruthen hotel near his property of Kilmorie )Kilmore east locality would have been named after the property?

bruthen pubBruthen Hotel

Other sons of the surgeon included: Lachlan Norman d. 39 years in 1878 at Coonamba and  William Garnet 27 years died  from a horse accident at Dargo June 1865 . Annie the only? daughter of surgeon Macalister died December 1855 at St. Leonards, North Shore – Sydney. 21 years old.

Our Matthew Macalister , the son of Surgeon Alexander Macalister and mother ,Catherine Mewburn ( nee Debrugh or Debeh or Debruyn). The mother was born in Demara , British Guyana and her family had a sugar plantation there. ( Possibly “Bushy Park” was it’s name.)  She died in 1872 in Sale at the age of 75.Surgeon Alexander Macalister went to Georgetown Demerara in Guyana in 1815 and married Catherine 7/6/1819. The surgeon went back to Glasgow in the 1830s and had a number of children there . Then he travelled we assume with  Catherine and children to Australia in the late 1840s. The surgeon was on the medical list in Australia in 1858 and 1859?, however it is my belief that he may have been deceased by 1855- place of death unknown. (Although listed as died in 1865 and buried at Sale). All of this is up in the air.

Capt Lachlan Macalister a brother of the surgeon,  owned the property “Clifton”.  See the summary of Captain Lachlan Macalister http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~garter1/lachlanmac.htm

Lachalan’s station hand, Angus Macmillan, from the original exploration party, came out to Australia with Colin Macalister in 1838. According to Max, Angus went bankrupt and was a bit of a drunk. Apparently he fell of his horse drunk, in 1865 while surveying road tracks having been drinking in the Iguana Hotel for days .

The surgeon, Alexander Macalister, was born in 1790 at “Strathaird” estate, Isle of Skye, Scotland and his brother Capt. Lachlan was born in 1797  and died at Clifton in 1855. Capt. Lachlan was the first Macalister to come out to Australia as a young ensign in the 48th regt. foot, arriving in Sydney on August 7th, 1817. (Lachlan later got to know John Foster as Lachlan had other properties in Gippsland, “Mewburn Park”, “Dargo High Plains” , as well as “Boisdale” . )He also had a large property at Talralga, NSW of some 17,000 acres also called “Strathaird” after his grandfather’s estate back in Skye.

Surgeon Alexander Macalister was the eldest son of Jannette Macalister(1764-1841) of “Strathaird” and her husband- a cousin- Dr Duncan Macalister(1766-1868) of the ‘Tabert Castle” Macalisters.

macalister family in gippspland

macalisters and gippsland

history of maffra

history of gippsland and lachlan Macalister

lachlan macalister part 2

Dr Alexander Macalister: son of the surgeon Alexander Macalister

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/170755394?q=matthew+macalister&c=picture&versionId=186183244

( Above is the portrait of Dr Alexander Macalister the first doctor on Sale, Victoria . This Dr.Alexander Macalister was the son of Surgeon Alexander Macalister and the doctor died in  1870.http://www.medicalpioneers.com/cgi-bin/index.cgi?detail=1&id=106 ( After which his wife and 5 children were destitute by the early 1870’s).

Death of Sara Macalister:

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/66914511?searchTerm=sara macalister&searchLimits=
1889 DEATH. MACALISTER. – On the 30th Dec, late residence, No. 171 Church-street Richmond, Sara J. A., wife Mathew Macalister.

Kew Cemetery:

Mathew Macalister Buried 19/07/1917 aged 78 years

Sara Jacoba Adriana Macalister aged 59 years buried 31/12/1889

They are buried in C/E C 0194

death of matthew macalister 1917

Above describes Matthew Macalister’s life: His last known residence was “Highfield”, Kew. He spent the last 33 years of his life in Melbourne with a station agency business called:”McLean Macalister and Co., later Mclean Mckenzie and Macalister” , a prosperous business.

Macalister grave kew

Macalister grave kew

notices on macalister deaths

See below the records of the macalisters at Sale Cemetery. ( Although we are still investigating the true death date of surgeon Alexander Macalister supposedly 1865)

photo no Surname GivenNames Born Died Age Location
s1429a Macalister William Garnet 1839 1865 3.A
s1429a Macalister Catherine Newburn 1797 1872 75y 3.A
s1429a Macalister Alexander (Surgeon) 1790 1865 3.A
s1429a Macalister Lachlan, [Captain] 1797 1855 3.A
s1429a Macalister Thomas Mewburn 1859 3.A
s1429a Macalister Alexander (Dr.) 1870 42y 3.A

grave sale cemetery of macalisters

( photo of the headstone in sale cemetery)

http://home.vicnet.net.au/~clanmaca/THEMACALISTERFAMILYTREE.htm

Macalister Clan
 5/8/2013 from Max Macalister

JENNIFER ON A SECOND LOOK AT YOUR MESSAGE HERE ,IT IS A BIT CONFUSING ,SO I WILL LIST THE ORDER OF THE MACALISTER DEATHS WHICH ARE 150% CORRECT.

1762…RANALD MACALISTER (FATHER OF ALEXANDER OF “STRATHAIRD”,AND OTHERS SONS IN HEIC.)…….G.G.G.G.G.G.GF.

1810…COLONEL NORMAN MACALISTER OF “CLACKHAIGH”,GOV. OF PWI.NOW PENANG,1807-1810,DROWNED IN SHIP “OCEAN”,SOUTH CHINA SEAS ,RETURNING TO SCOTLAND.

1820…GENERAL KEITH MACALISTER OF “TORRISDALE”

1829…COLONEL MATHEW MACALISTER OF “GLENBARR”

1832…OLD ALEXANDER MACALISTER OF “STRATHAIRD”……G.G.G.G.G.GF.

1841…JANNETTE MACALISTER OF “STRATHAIRD” DAU.OF OLD ALEX.AND WIFE OF DR.DUNCAN…….G.G.G.G.GM.

1843…RANALD MACALISTER SPEARED BY ABORIGINALS IN PORT ALBERT, AUSTRALIA.

1854…DR.DUNCAN MACALISTER OF “TARBERT”,HUSBAND OF JANNETTE.

1855..LACHLAN MACALISTER AT “CLIFTON”,PICTON,NSW,AUSTRALIA.

1859..THOMAS MEWBURN MACALISTER–ELDEST SON OF SURGEON ALEXANDER,AT” MIEBOST” SARSFIELD,VIC.AUST.DR.ALEXANDERS PROPERTY.

1865?..  MAYBE DEATH OF SURGEON ALEXANDER MACALISTER,DONT KNOW WHERE EXACTLY.POSSIBLY BAIRNSDALE OR SALE,VIC,AUSTRALIA……TO BE PROVEN…….G.G.G.GF.

1865…WILLIAM GARNET MACALISTER ,KILLED IN HORSEFALL,DARGO HIGH PLAINS ,VIC,AUSTRALIA.

1870…DR.ALEXANDER MACALISTER AT “MIEBOST”,SARSFIELD.VIC.AUSTRALIA…….G.G.GF.

1871…MATHEW MACALISTER,DROWNED IN NICHOLSON RIVER ,SARSFIELD ,VIC,AUSTRALIA

1872…CATHERINE MEWBURN MACALISTER,WIFE OF SURGEON ALEX.MACALISTER,SALE,VIC,AUSTRALIA.

1898…THE ARSEHOLE GRANDSON .ALEXANDER MACALISTER .FONDETTES ,NEAR TOURS ,FRANCE.

1932…RUTH HANNA MACALISTER …..MY G.GM.WIFE OF MY G.GF,THOMAS MEBURN MACALISTER,ORBOST,VIC,AUSTRALIA.

1941…THOMAS MEWBURN MACALISTER (SUPPOSED BASTARD)G.GF.ORBOST,VIC,AUSTRALIA

1958…WILLIAM GARNET MACALISTER,MALVERN ,VIC.AUSTRALIA……GF.

1969…AVIS VIOLA MACALISTER,ST.KILDA,VIC,AUSTRALIA…MY MOTHER.

1989…ETHEL RHODA MACALISTER.MY GM.WIFE OF WILLIAM GARNET MACALISTER,EAST MALVERN,VIC,AUSTRALIA.

2003…ALEXANDER FREDRICK MACALISTER ,ALFRED HOSPITAL,PRAHRAN,VIC.AUSTRALIA.  F     MY FATHER WAS THE 2ND ELDEST LIVING MACALISTER SINCE 1100.THE ELDEST BEING 96 BACK IN THE 1600 CENTURY.MY DIRECT MALE LINE HAVE EXCELLENT GENES .

ove the Macalister family tree.

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9 Responses to Sara Jacobus Adrianna Du Moulin , “Great Great Aunt” and William Foster , also John Foster. Macalisters

  1. Mrs Anna Cross says:

    To whom it may concern,
    I happened across your research, and found it all facinating. I will come back to it at a later date to read more as I know little about the family history. My name is Anna Cross, daughter of Robert Jacomb Foster and Janet Foster (nee Barker).

    • The real expert in the jacomb family is bernadette bell in tasmania. her email is bernadettebelle@hotmail.com . she seems to have a lot of info especially on the fosters. i would be very grateful if you can , put together the family tree for your foster family and i will put it in the blog. like all relevant info about you and your siblings.
      Jen

  2. OK, HERE I AM AT LAST,MAX MILTON MACALISTER ESQ,HAVEING JUST DISCOVERED YOUR WEBSITE ON THE FOSTERS WHICH IN DESPERATION I HAVE WOKE UP TO MYSELF AND LOOKED AT. I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON THE DEATH OF MY G.G.G.GF.SURGEON ALEXANDER MACALISTER FOR THE PAST 30 YEARS.I HAVE ALL OF MY MACALISTER ANCESTORS RIGHT BACK TO THE 1100`S BUT AM MISSING JUST THIS ONE, WHO PRESUMEDLY DIED IN MAY 1865 ACCORDING TO HAND WRITTEN NOTE ON A CARD INDEX AT THE SALE VICTORIA CEMETERY.HE WAS THE FATHER OF YOUR MATHEW MACALISTER —-THE 4TH SON,AND HIS MOTHER CATHERINE MEWBURN MACALISTER ,NEE DEBRUGH OR DEBEGH WHO WAS BORN IN DEMERARA BRITISH GUYANA.THIS 4TH SON ,MATHEW MACALISTER IS BURIED IN THE KEW CEMETERY .WHY I AM TELLING YOU ALL OF THIS IS BECAUSE THIS MATHEW MARRIED CAPT.FOSTERS WIDOW.CAPT.FOSTER BOUGHT “BOISDALE” OF OF MY G.G.G.UNCLE ,CAPT .LACHLAN MACALISTER SOMETIME IN THE 1850`S ,AS THERE HAD BEEN SEVERAL YEARS OF DROUGHT, AND LACHLAN MACALISTER HOME PROPERTY WAS CALLED” CLIFTON” PICTON ,NSW .AT THIS POINT I WILL CORRECT SOME OF YOUR HISTORY ENTERED ABOVE REGARDING MATHEW MACALISTER WHO MARRIED SARAH FOSTER .THIS MATHEW ,THE 4TH SON OF MY MISSING ANCESTOR ….SURGEON ALEXANDER MACALISTER OF GARNET COTTAGE ,SALE,WAS NEVER EVER IN THE GIPPSLAND EXPLORATION PARTIES IN 1839/40…OK.HE WAS TOO YOUNG ANYWAY .IT WAS ANOTHER MACALISTER COUSIN ALSO NAMED MATTHEW MACALISTER ,1815-1871,WHO LATER DROWNED IN THE NICHOLSON RIVER RETURNING TO THE” MIEBOST” PROPERTY AT SARSFIELD,THE PROPERTY OF THE DECEASED DR.ALEXANDER MACALISTER, 1828-1870,WHO WAS MY G.G.GF.,AND WAS THE 2ND ELDEST SON OF THE SURGEON ALEXANDER MACALISTER WHO I AM TURNING TO YOU FOSTERS IN THE HOPE THAT YOU CAN CONFIRM THE DEATH OF, AND PLACE OF DEATH OF, SURGEON ALEXANDER MACALISTER WHO AS I HAVE SAID ,WAS THE FATHER OF MATHEW MACALISTER WHO MARRIED SARAH FOSTER OF “BOISDALE .ALSO ANOTHER CORRECTION TO YOUR PREVIOUS HISTORY ENTRY ABOVE IN THE PREVIOUS SECTION ,ANGUS BLOODY MACMILLAN DID NOT DISCOVER GIPPSLAND …OK.HE WAS JUST A DAGGY ARSED STATION HAND FOR LACHLAN MACALISTER ON HIS PROPERTY AT “CLIFTON”, AND WAS ONLY ONE OF THE ORIGINAL GIPPSLAND EXPLORATION PARTY SENT OUT BY CAPT.LACHLAN MACALISTER, AND PAID FOR BY LACHLAN MACALISTER, ,AND WHICH WAS LED BY THOMAS MEWBURN MACALISTER ,1818-1859,WHO WAS THE ELDEST SON OF MY MISSING SURGEON ALEXANDER MACALISTER. THE PARTY ALSO CONTAINED COLIN MACALISTER WHO ANGUS MACMILLAN COME OUT TO AUSTRALIA WITH IN 1838.AS FOR “BUSHY PARK”,THIS WAS GIVEN TO ANGUS MACMILLAN FOR HIS ASSISTANCE IN THE EXPLORATION PARTY.HOW THE HELL DO YOU EXPECT A DAGGY ARSED STATION HAND TO BE ABLE TO OBTAIN SUCH AN AREA OF LAND,AND AS YOU SHOULD KNOW FROM YOUR GIPPSLAND HISTORY,HE ENDED UP GOING BANKRUPT AND WAS A PISS POT TO BOOT ,THATS WHY HE FELL ARSE OVER HEAD OFF HIS HORSE IN 1865 WHILE OUT SURVEYING ROAD TRACKS AS HE HAD BEEN DRINKING AT THE IGUANA BUSH HOTEL THE PREVIOUS 2 DAYS AND NIGHTS ?LACHLAN WAS THE 5TH BROTHER TO SURGEON ALEXANDER MACALISTER .THE SURGEON BEING BORN IN 1790 AT “STRATHAIRD” ESTATE ,ISLE OF SKYE,SCOTLAND ,AND LACHLAN BEING BORN IN 1797 AND DIED AT “CLIFTON”IN 1855 .LACHLAN WAS THE FIRST MACALISTER TO COME OUT TO AUSTRALIA AS A YOUNG ENSIGN IN THE 48TH REGT.FOOT ,ARRIVING IN SYDNEYTOWN ON AUGUST 7TH ,1817. (LACHLAN LATER GOT TO KNOW YOUR CAPT.FOSTER AS LACHLAN HAD OTHER PROPERTIES IN GIPPSLAND “,MEWBURN PARK””,DARGO HIGH PLAINS”,AS WELL AS “BOISDALE”) HE ALSO HAD A LARGE PROPERTY AT TALRALGA ,NSW,OF SOME 17,000 ACRES ALSO CALLED “STRATHAIRD”AFTER HIS GF`S .ESTATE BACK IN SKYE. SURGOEN ALEXANDER MACALISTER WAS THE ELDEST SON OF JANNETTE MACALISTER OF “STRATHAIRD”, AND HER HUSBAND —A COUSIN —DR.DUNCAN MACALISTER OF THE “TARBERT CASTLE” MACALISTERS; THROUGH WHICH I, MAX MILTON MACALISTER ESQ. HAVE MY SCOTTISH ARMS THROUGH …OK…….TO WHICH I MAX MILTON MACALISTER ESQ.HAVE BEEN BACK TO”STRATHAIRD” ISLE OF SKYE ON 3 OCCASSIONS ,AND HAVE SPENT ALMOST ALL OF MY 78 YEARS SO FAR TRYING TO BLOODYWELL GET BACK SOME OF THE ESTATE THAT WE, THE MACALISTERS, WERE DONE OUT OF THE ESTATE OF 18,500 ACRES IN 1883.
    I TRUST THIS STORY IS OF SOME INTEREST TO YOUR FOSTER HISTORY ,AND THE CORRECTIONS I HAVE MADE TO YOUR MISTAKE ABOUT MATHEW MACALISTER WHO MARRIED SARAH FOSTER ,THE WIDOW OF CAPT.FOSTER,AND I AM SICK AND TORED OF BLOODY ANGUS MACMILLAN GETTING THE MIS GUIEDED ACCLAIM AS THE SUPPOSED DISCOVER OF GIPPSLAND.THANK CHRIST THE MACALISTER RIVER IS NAMED AFTER LACHLAN NOT BLOODY ANGUS PISS POT ,BANKRUPT MACMILLAN ,AND ALSO THE MAIN STREET IN SALE IS MACALISTER STREET ,AND TOMS CAP MOUNTAIN IS NAME AFTER THOMAS MEWBURN MACALISTER ,WHO WAS THE REAL LEADER OF THE GIPPSLAND EXPLORATION PARTIES ON BEHALF OF CAPT.LACHLAN MACALISTER.IF I HAVE STIRRED UP SOME INTERST WITH THESE NOTES ,I WOULD BE EXTREMELY GRATEFULL IF ANYONE OUT THERE MIGHT HAVE SOME CONCLUSIVE INFORMATION ON THE FATHER OF MATHEW MACALISTER ,MY G.G.G.GF……SURGEON ALEXANDER MACALISTER, TO CONFIRM THAT HE MIGHT HAVE DIED IN SALE IN MAY 1865,AS THERE IS NO OFFICIAL DEATH CERTIFICATE AT THE VICT.BIRTHS & DEATHS.
    WHEN (YOUR) MATHEW MACALISTER MARRIED SARAH FOSTER IN 1865 ,THE NEWSPAPER ANOUNCEMENT SAID HE(MATHEW )WAS THE SON OF THE LATE SURGEON ALEXANDER MACALISTER,……. I HAVE SPENT YEARS BLOODYWELL TRYING TO FIND OUT EXACTLY WHEN AND WHERE HE EVENTUALLY DIED.
    MY REGARDS TO YOUR HISTORY SITE ,
    MAX MILTON MACALISTER ESQ.SENIOR OF THE “STRATHAIRD” MACALISTERS .CADET OF THE “TARBERT CASTLE”MACALISTERS,ALL ARMS OF SCOTLAND ,1995. LORD OF “CLIFTON-COLDWELL”,MORPATH,UK….. PRESIDENT OF CLAN MACALISTER AUSTRALIA….. MASONIC KOTJ KNIGHT TEMPLAR . FEL.AMORIAL AND HERALDRY SOCIETY AUST. FEL.HONOURY COMPANY OF ARMIGERS………
    MY E/M IS TRAMCAR@BIGPOND.COM. MY HOME PHONE IS 3.9.435.9914 I HAVE A WEBSITE AT http://WWW.VICNET.NET.AU/~CLANMACA. THERE IS MORE HISTORY NOTES THERE. I LOOK FORWARD TO ANY CONTACTS . THANK YOU. 2nd AUGUST ,2013.

  3. Thirza McPhee says:

    Wow, Mr Max Milton Macalister Esq.Senior of the ‘Strathaird’ Macalisters is rather passionate about his past history.

  4. A FURTHER NOTE BY ME ,MAX MILTON MACALISTER ESQ,1ST JANUARY,2014,I AM IN THE PROCESS OF PURCHASING THE BARONY TITLE CALLED “STRATHSWORDILLE” COVERING THE “STRATHAIRD” ESTATE ,ISLE OF SKYE ,SOME 18,500ACRES,RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO THE FAMOUS CUILLAN MOUNTAINS,AND ALSO CONTAINS THE FAMOUS SPAR GROTTO CAVE WRITTEN ABOUT IN THE POEM “LORD OF THE ISLES” BY SIR WALTER SCOTT. MY G.G.G.G.G.GF.ALEXANDER MACALISTER ESQ,1744-1832 PURCHASED IN 1789 ,FOR 7,500 POUNDS STERLING,IN THE YEAR OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION.STRATHAIRD ORIGINALLY BELONGED TO THE MACKINNONS,AND COMPRISED SOME 40 MILES OF TERRITORY WHEN FIRST GRANTED TO THE MACKINNONS IN THE 13TH CENTURY, BUT WAS CONFISCATED IUN 1746 BY THE ENGLISH AS PUNISHMENT FOR SUPPORTING BONNIE PRINCE CHARLES EDWARD STUART ,WHO WAS LATER TAKEN TO STRATHAIRD TO HIDE OUT BY FLORA MACDONALD,WEARING A PAIR OF RANALD MACALISTER`S BEST TREWS ,AS HE WAS ORIGINALLY DISGUISED AS AN IRISH MAID SERVANT CALLED BETTY BURKE., HE EVENTUALLY MADE HIS ESCAPE BACK TO FRANCE THEN ITALY, AND ELUDED THE BRITISH REDCOATS AND THE MONGREL CUMBERLAND CAMPBELL . FLORA WAS A COUSIN TO ANNE MACDONALD OF THE KINGSBURGH MACDONALDS, WHO WAS THE WIFE OF RANALD MACALISTER(1715-1762)MY G.G.G.G.G.G.GF., OF SKIRRINISH ,ISLE OF SKYE, AND WHO WAS FACTOR FOR THE CLANRANALD MACDONALDS.US MACALISTERS ARE A SEPT OF THE CLAN DONALD ,AND WE STAND TO THE RIGHT OF THE MACDONALDS WHENEVER THERE IS A FIGHT,AND PROUD TO DO SO.FLORA WAS BRIDESMAID AT RANALD AND ANNES WEDDING IN 1742.I HAVE MADE 3 TRIPS BACK TO STRATHAIRD ,ALWAYS WITH NO MONEY IN THE BACK ARSE OF MY POCKET,THE LAST TRIP IN 2009,WHEN I WAS CHUCKED OUT BY A FAT BLOTCHED FACE PONCE NAMED RICHARD FRASER DARLING,EVIDENTLY A DECENDANT OF THAT MONGREL GOVERNOR DARLING IN THE EARLY DAYS OF AUSTRALIA. WHO SAID I WAS A TRESSPASSER .TYPE IN DUNCAN HOUSE ON GOOGLE AND YOU WILL SEE THE STRATHAIRD STEADINGS/STABLES.GARTH DUNCAN HAS A BUSINESS THERE MAKEING EXCELLENT JEWELLERY AND SWORDS AND TARGS.I HAVE A CLAN MACALISTER WEBSITE ON ROOTSWEB WHERE IF YOUR INTERESTED YOU WILL SEE A LOT MORE INFORMATION.THOSE OF YOU WHO HAPPEN TO READ THIS, I HOPE YOU CAN RECALL THE EXCELLENT TV SHOW “BLEAK HOUSE”BECAUSE THE YOUNG FELLOW WHO WAS DONE OUT OF HIS INHEIRITANCE IN THAT SHOW IS ME,AND I WILL SURELY END UP FATE WISE AS HE DID.I HAVE SPENT ALMOST MY ENTIRE LIFE SO FAR TRYING SOMEHOW TO GET “STRATHAIRD” BACK WHICH IS MY ANCESTORS AND MY ROOTS.ITS BLOODY ANNOYING TO STAND OUTSIDE YOUR ROOTS HOME AND SOME OTHER MONGREL IS IN IT,
    .HAVE YOU EVER HAD THE EXPERIENCE OF GOING BACK TO WHAT WAS YOUR HOME WHEN YOU WERE YOUNG AND YOUR MUM AND DAD WERE ALIVE ,AND STANDING OUT THE FRONT AND SOMEBODY ELSE LIVES THERE NOW AND YOU DONT HAVE A FRONT DOOR KEY ANY MORE AND YOUR PARENTS ARE DEAD AND GONE.ITS BLOODY SHATTERING.SHADES OF ERROL FLYNN IN THE “MASTER OF BALLANTRIE”.

  5. JENNIFER ,I SEE YOUR ON THE BAL,WELL DONE..I WANT TO LET YOU KNOW THAT YOU NEED TO CORRECT THE INFORMATION IN THE SECTION ….NOTES ON MACALISTER DEATHS.THE FIRST 3 ARE CORRECT,ALL BURIED AT SALE CEMETERY(the husband of Catherine Mewburn…not newburn….surgeon alexander Macalister has to be proven somehow that he is buried in there with her and William garnet,and also that he did die in 1865 ,as there is no official death certificate saying that.i have searched high and low in Victoria and nswales with a nil result ,and there is no mention of his death at that date in the Gippsland times ,so it is a bit of a mystery that I haven’t been able to solve as yet..Capt.Lachlan Macalister is buried in St.Davids Presbyterian church cemetery in Campbelltown ,nsw .Thomas Mewburn and Dr.Alexander and Matthew Macalister,who drowned in the Nicholson River in 1871,are all buried in the Bairnsdale cemetery.My g.gf Thomas Mewburn Macalister ,born 1860,died 1941 ,eldest son of Dr.Alexander Macaliseter,and who was supposed to be a bastard born according to solicitors sent out from Scotland in 1883 to seek him out in Orbost to make him disentail himself from any inheiritance of the “Strathaird”estate back in Scotland after the death of old Alexander Macalister Esq of “Strathaird”in 1832 is buried in the Orbost cemetery.As a result of him disentailing himself ,us Strathaird Macalisters have been on the bones of our arse for the past 4 generations .You haven`t listed Ranald Macalister, a younger brother to Lachlan.He was manager for Lachlan on the Boisdale property, and was ambushed and speared to death and butched by aboriginals in july 1843 ,and his remains or what was left of them were interred in the Alberton cemetery just out of Port Albert.This murder caused the formation of what has been called “The Gippsland Brigade”,which was assembled consisting of Isle of Skye pioneers and highlanders who rode out the next day and hunted down the aboriginals who had fled into the bush.The party caught up with them at Warrigul Creek and shot the bloody lot of them..There were no more white settler murders after this episode.The abos had cut out ranald`s kidney fat as evidently this was a bit of prize flesh to eat ,and also cut off his hands ,which were found around the neck on one of the abos shot. William Garnet Macalister ,mf gf,1883 to 1958,the eldest son of Thomas Mewburn born 1860,is buried in the Springvale cemetery,as is my father Alexander Fredrick Macalister ,1909 to 2003.Jannette Macalister ,born 1768 died 1841 ,the mother of Surgeon Alexander and Capt .Lachlan Macalisetr is buried in the Macalister tomb at Drinan on the “Strathaird”estate back in Scotland,along with her husband,Dr.Duncan Macalister …a cousin….of the Tarbert Castle “line of Macalisters .he was born in 1768 and died in 1854.I do not know as yet where old Alexander Macalister Esq of “Strathaird” is buried.He was born in 1744 and died in 1832 .He purchased the “Strathaird Estate in 1789,the year of the French Revolution,he was the eldest son of Ranald Macalister of Skirrinish,Isle of Skye who was born in 1715 and died in 1762.Again I have not found out where he is buried..Sorry about the length again Jennifer,but I thought you might like to know this information to add to your records.As for me ,Christ knows where I will end up,or is it down????I have also had a Macalister Standing Stone erected in the Circle of Australian Standing Stones at Glen Innes ,NSWales.It is Stone number 12 ,due east.I purchased the Lordship of” Clifton-Coldwell” at Morpeth near Newcastle on Tyne,Scotland last year.I am presently negotiating to purchase the Barony title that covers the Strathaird Estate called “Strathswordille” .This used to belong to the Mackinnons,but they lost it as a result of supporting Bonnie Prince Charles Edward Stuart in 1745.I am also a Knight Templar and was sworn to the sword at Roslyn Chapple in Scotland,as well as being in the Masonic Lodge here in Australia…….Per Mare Per Terras.
    Keep up your excellent work Jennifer. I congratulate you.

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