Mackintosh Families in Australia
McIntosh, MacIntosh, Mackintosh, M‘Intosh (and all other variations)
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David McINTOSH of Edinburgh, INV, SCT
Source: Will of David McINTOSH d 26 February 1911
When he died, David McIntosh, hosiery manufacturer, left quite a large portfolio of investments to his family. Among these were 300 shares in The Castlemaine Brewery Company, of Melbourne, Victoria. A reseal of his probate was therefore necessary in the Supreme Court of Victoria. Copies of his will, codicils and administration papers, including copies of some of those lodged in Edinburgh are available via the Index to Wills, Probate and Administration Records 1841-2007 on the Victorian Public Records Office website.
His family consisted of his widow, Mrs Jane Wilson Morrison or McIntosh, his daughter Janie Wilson McIntosh and son John Wilson McIntosh, all of 6 Church Hill, Edinburgh; as well sons Dr Alexander Morrison McIntosh MB FRCSE, 30 East Claremont Street, Edinburgh and Dr James Wilson McIntosh MB ChB FRCSE Mayo House, Castlehill, Lancaster.
Alexander McINTOSH of Huntly, ABD, SCT
Source: Death notice, Sydney Morning Herald, February 4, 1886 p1
McINTOSH - December 11, 1885, at Strathbogie Hotel, Huntly, Scotland, Alexander McIntosh, late of Aberdeen General Steam Navigation Company, aged 59 years. Much regretted.
Note: Huntly was formerly known as Milton of Strathbogie. Images of the Sydney Morning Herald and other Australian newspapers are available at National Library of Australia Trove website.
McINTOSH family of Glasgow, LKS, SCT and Newark, NJ, USA
Sources: Will of John McLELLAN bc1829 d 17 March 1880 Contractor of Melbourne, VIC, AUS; Administration of the estates of brothers Alexander McINTOSH d 16 February 1883 of Newark, tailor, John McINTOSH d 10 Jul 1884 of Newark, soldier and Thomas McINTOSH d 6 November 1883 of Newark, infant (under 21 years).
Alexander McINTOSH d between February 1880 and May 1886 married Mary Jane McLELLAN in Glasgow. Mary was the sister of John mentioned above and also had brothers William of Melbourne[?] and James of New York, NY. After Alexander’s death Mary married in May 1886 Theodore Frelinghuysen MARSH.
Alexander and Mary had at least the following children:
- Ann McIntosh b 1857 Glasgow [IGI]
- James McIntosh b 1859 Glasgow [IGI]
- William McIntosh b 1860 Glasgow [IGI]
- John McIntosh b 1862 Glasgow [IGI] d 10 Jul 1884 of Newark, soldier
- Thomas McIntosh b 1866 Glasgow [IGI] d 6 Nov 1883 of Newark, infant
- Alexander McIntosh d 16 Feb 1888 of Newark, tailor
John, Thomas and Alexander McIntosh were left real estate in Victoria, Australia under their uncle John’s will. On the death of each, their Probates were resealed under the Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of Victoria.
These records are held by the Public Records Office of Victoria (www.prov.vic.gov.au). The Wills and Adminstration records for John McLELLAN and the McINTOSH brothers can be downloaded at via the PROV search form.
Alexander McINTOSH of Breakish and Charles McINTOSH of Sleat, both in Skye, INV, SCT
Sources: Wills of Archibald McINTOSH d 26 September 1869 of Maffra, VIC station manager and Alexander McINTOSH d 29 December 1871 of Breaknish, mariner.
Archibald McIntosh left real estate Victoria, Australia to his son the above Alexander, resident of Breakish and his nephew Charles McIntosh, resident in Sleat. When Alexander died his estate was resealed under the Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of Victoria. See Public Records of Victoria links in the entry above to download these Wills and Adminstrations.
Other members in Skye mentioned in these wills include children of Alexander, Archibald and Mary residents in Breaknish. The Australian branches of this family are listed in our McIntosh Families section.
Andrew Henderson and Mary Jane Isabella MACKINTOSH of Malaysia and Woollahra, NSW
Sources: Death notices Andrew Henderson Mackintosh d 8 February 1980 and his wife, Mary Jane Isabella d 8 October 1979, Sydney Morning Herald, February 7 1980 p20 and October 9 1979 p24, respectively.
Andrew lived in Kuala Nai (near Kuala Lumpur), Malaysia before retiring to the Goodwin Village (established 1970) in Woollahra, NSW. Death notices of both Andrew and his wife Mary Jane Isabella, also known as Jane, appear in the Sydney Morning Herald. Andrew’s mentions a sister, Mrs Margaret Harper living in Oxford, England but neither mention any family in Australia. Does anyone remember Andrew and/or Jane, or know anything about them? Please use the form on the Contact Us page if you do.
Elizabeth (or Betsy) Wilson McINTOSH of Perthshire
Source: Judicial notice The Argus (Melbourne), May 5 1916 p1.
Mrs Eleanora Stewart Lea McIntosh or Leitham, wife of John Leitham, schoolmaster at St Madoes’ Schoolhouse, Glencarse, Perthshire, was seeking to have Elizabeth declared dead. Elizabeth was the eldest daughter of the late William McIntosh, Viewbank, Lynedock Road, New Scobe, Perthshire. She was a mental nurse, sometime employed in or near London and Edinburgh and then in or near Melbourne, Victoria.
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William McINTOSH of Glasgow
Source: The Canberra Times, May 19 1943 p1.
Gives an account of the sinking of the Centaur, a hospital ship sunk by a Japanese torpedo 50 miles north east of Brisbane on the morning of 12 May 1943. Only 64 were saved from the 332 persons on board, one being Fireman William McIntosh, of Glasgow. In the AWM report, William is listed as a member of the Ship’s Crew (Merchant Services) and it is unclear whether he resided in Australia, then or later.
Images of The Canberra Times and other Australian newspapers are available at National Library of Australia Trove website. See also the Australia War Memorial article
Molly Sinclair URQUHART and William McINTOSH of Glasgow
Source: The Australian Women’s Weekly, October 28 1959 p33.
Molly Sinclair Urquhart, wife of William McIntosh visited Australia in 1959. Molly and her husband ran the Glasgow Citizens’ Theatre for many years and they had a son James. A report and photo of her visit with “The Sundowners” company is given in the The Australian Women’s Weekly.
Images of The Australian Women’s Weekly and other Australian magazines are available at National Library of Australia Trove website.
William MACINTOSH of Glasgow
Source: The Advertiser (Adelaide), October 2 1900 p6.
Reports an account of the daring rescue of Willie Macintosh, aged 7, who went overboard from the ship Superb. Willie and his parents were returning from Australia to England, en route to their home in Glasgow during 1882. Family connections also resided in New York.
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Catherine and John McINTOSH of Balkerrie, Scotland
Source: Bendigo Advertiser, March 24 1879 p2.
Death notice for Catherine, asks for New Zealand papers to copy.
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