Generation No. 1: Time
Ten years after his mother Ann's death,
Colin left Ross Shire on 4th March 1863 for New
Zealand on the 1082 ton vessel "Metropolis" from London and arrived at
Lyttleton 16 Jun 1863. On ships list his
occupation is recorded as Farm labourer and on a 2nd Single Men's
list, as Shepherd.
The McDonald Bible confirms Colin married
Robina McLeod on the 20th March 1867 at Christchurch at Cossock
Cottage, St Asaphh St., Christchurch by the Rev. Geo. Grant to
Robina McLeod of Invergordon, Scotland
They lived at Alfred Forest, Ashburton area, and
here, their son Kenny James McDonald was born on Jan 5th
Robina McLeod of Rossshire left London Aug 7
1866 on the sailing ship BlueJacket" ; occ: Domestic Servant and after
a voyage of 83days, arrived on 14 Oct 1866 at Lyttleton
Colin McDonald mar: 20 Mar 1867 by Rev Geo
Grant at Corsock Cottage, St Asaph St, Christchurch to ROBINA MCLEOD
(b: 1835 in Invergordon, Inverness, Scotland. )
Their son KENNETH (KENNY) JAMES McDONALD was b. 05 Jan
1869 at Ashburton, Canterbury. Colin died 18th Jun 1871 aged
|ROBINA McDONALD, now alone with a
dependant young son Kenny accepted the position of housekeeper
to WILLIAM PREBBLE He had lost his
wife in 1872 and the younger members of his 6 children were
still of school age.
School Records; 1874 Parent/Guardian - Name MCDONALD
Kenny; School, Prebbleton; Register Number 15; Admission Date Feb
1874; Parent / Guardian William PREBBLE; Address Prebbleton;
Birthdate 05 Jan 1869; Last Day 22 Dec 1880 Destination West Chch
1880: School Records; Name MCDONALD Kenneth;
School West Christchurch; Register Number 27; Former Reg. Admission
Date 1880 Last school - Prebbleton.
Robina and William married on 1st Jan 1875
but just 8 yrs later, she died on 04 May 1883 in Prebbleton,
Christchurch aged 48Y and was bur: 7th May 1883 at
Addington Cemetery, Block 0, Plot 141B.
Her widowed husband
William Prebble, left the district after his wife's death
in 1883 despite being an original settler of
|Generation No. 2: KENNETH (birth
registered as KENNY) JAMES McDONALD Residence Palmer Road,
Kaponga; his occ; farmer - on 24th Oct 1900 at
Eltham, Taranaki, mar: ANNIE PERRY daughter of William George and Hannah Perry.
Their son Colin William McDonald was b:
29 Sep 1901 at Eltham and was 18 Mths old when his father
Above: Vera, son Ken and husband
Right: Colin William McDonald &
Vera Mary Griffin dau: of Arthur and Helena
married 11 Jun
1930 at St Mary's Church, Hawera
Generation No. 4: Children of Colin
and Vera McDonald
i. KENNETH JAMES MCDONALD mar: At Stratford
to Alma Rayleen* Aitken, dau: of Russell and May Aitken.
Their family are:
i. COLIN ANDREW MCDONALD mar: Sylvia
*2nd Wife of Colin Andrew McDonald mar: Lisa Marie
Their children: Felicity Joy McDonald - her dau:
is Piper Michelle; Tristan Scott
ii. DERRYN LYNNE
MCDONALD, mar: Phillip Michael Drought
iii. BRETT MURRAY
MCDONALD mar: Helen Crowhurst
Their children: Jaiden Alain Drought;
Jalana Rae Drought
Their children: Eloise
Mcdonald; Callum James Mcdonald
iv. SHERREE ANNE MCDONALD mar: Nigel David
Their son: Nicholas James
ii. VALERIE HELENA MCDONALD
mar: ARTHUR EDWARD (TED) KELLY son of HENRY and ALICE KELLY (b:
22 Jun 1932;
a. HENRY REX* KELLY, mar:
KRISTEN LOUISE JAMESON.
Their family: Alexandra
(Sasha) Kelly; Oksand
b. HEATHER VERA
KELLY mar: TERRENCE MICHAEL (Mike) WARD.
Kelly Jean Ward; Leanne Carol
c. LYNNE MARY KELLY, mar:
d. PAUL EDWARD KELLY
mar: YVONNE MULLOR.
Richard Kelly; Michael Kelly; Andrew
e. BRYCE WILLIAM KELLY
mar: DENISE CAROL HAWKES.
Their family: Aimee
Carol Kelly; Sophie Helena Kelly; Julia Mae Kelly; Lydia Jane
Valerie mar: (2) NEVILLE COOK (b: 18 Apr
1920; d: )
iii. EFFIE JEAN MCDONALD mar: DAVID LINDSAY GALLIE
son of JAMES GALLIE and ELIZABETH GILLIES. (b: 22 Jul 1931 in
Calcutta; d: 22 Jul 2009 in Hospital, Hawera) Their
a (1) MARK DAVID GALLIE mar; FIONA LEIGH KELSON,
daughter of THEO KELSON and SHONA COMBER.
Their Children are: AVON CHARLES
GALLIE, ANJA ERIN GALLIE; BEVAN STAFFORD
a (2) MARK GALLIEand BRONWYN WESLEY:
Their son: JACK DAVID DENIS
b FIONA ELIZABETH GALLIE mar:
CHRISTOPHER PHILLIP CHAPMAN, son of MICHAEL CHAPMAN and SHIRLEY.
Children of FIONA GALLIE and
CHRISTOPHER CHAPMAN are:
i. DANIEL JAMES CHAPMAN.
ii. ABIGAIL EMILY
iv. MALCOLM BRUCE MCDONALD mar: NOLA JOY UPSON
daughter of GEORGE UPSON and IVY GYDE.
Their family is:
i. GRANT BRUCE McDONALD mar: Michele Karen Radford.
Ashley Michele McDonald; Emma Marie McDonald;
Logan Bruce McDonald
ii. STEVEN CRAIG MCDONALD mar; (1) Kelly Lorraine Symes
2nd Wife of Steven Craig McDonald: Tania Kim Swain
Their children; Ethan Harry
McDonald; Charlie John McDonald; Jaxon Craig McDonald
iii. DENISE JOY MCDONALD mar: Grant Lindsay Willis
Their son: Cody Grant Willis
*2nd Husband of Denise Joy McDonald mar: Blake Samuel
Their children: Jesse Davis
and Nicole Jaycee Davis
iv. JANINE DIANNE MCDONALD. mar: Gary Peter
Their daughter: Janine