140. Alexander6 CHALMERS (John5, Hay4, William3, James2, William1) (#1617) was born Rosehearty, Pitsligo parish, Aberdeenshire, Scotland 23 April 1855.(176) 1855. BIRTHS in the Parish of Pitsligo County of Aberdeen Registered by Charles Sleigh Registrar, entry 23. Chalmers - Alexander (Not Present) Male born 1855 April 23 2h.om.a.m. Born Rosehearty Pitsligo. Father John Chalmers Farm-servant 36 years, born Alvah and married 1839 at Peterhead. 1 boy & 3 girls living, 3 boys, 2 girls dead. Mother Ann Chalmers Maiden Name - Murison. Her 10th child - 36 years born Pitsligo. Informant John Chalmers Father (extremely wobbly hand). Registered 1855 May 12th at Pitsligo Charles Sleigh Registrar.
Alexander died 1 February 1933 Dunwich, Queensland, Australia, at 77 years of age.(177) His body was interred February 1933 Dunwich, Queensland, Australia.
He married Jane Kerr CUMMING Fraserburgh, Fraserburgh parish, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, 7June 1878.(178) (Jane Kerr CUMMING is #1618.) Jane was born Fraserburgh, Fraserburgh parish, Aberdeenshire, Scotland 21 June 1857. Jane died 23 January 1912 Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, at 54 years of age.
He was baptized Rosehearty, Pitsligo parish, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, 23 April 1855. Religion: Church of Scotland. Alexander's occupation: stone mason Fraserburgh, Fraserburgh parish, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, 10 October 1878.(179) He emigrated from the United States in Townsville, Australia, 30 March 1883.(180) Alexander, Jane, Alexander and John William left Scotland for Australia aboard the Oban Bay, a vessel of 1200 tons under the command of a Captain Peacock. She sailed from Glasgow on 30 March 1883 headed for the only port of call listed, Townsville, arriving 19 July 1883. There were 379 passengers of which one only paid full fare, the rest were 'free' or assisted (paid no fare). The family are listed as free passengers which briefly meant that they paid one pound per adult; to be eligible they had to be unable to pay the full fare, couldn't have resided previously in any Australian colony and must intend to reside permanently in Queensland. Free passages were granted by the Govt to particular categories of passengers and families particularly required in Qld, these categories changed as needs changed. Their third child, George William Peacock, was born during the voyage. I think it is safe to assume that his third name comes from the name of the Captain.
Alexander CHALMERS and Jane Kerr CUMMING had the following children:
+ 195 i. Alexander7 CHALMERS was born 10 October 1878. Birth site: 28 School St.
196 ii. John William CHALMERS (#1622) was born Fraserburgh, Fraserburgh parish, Aberdeenshire, Scotland about 1881. John died 4 November 1883 in Cairns, Queensland, Australia, at 2 years of age.
197 iii. George William PEACOCK (#1623) was born about 1883. George died 23 January 1947 in Cairns, Queensland, Australia, at 63 years of age. He married Leila in Cairns, Queensland, Australia, about 1903. (Leila is #1627.)
He resided in Ashgrove Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 12 July 1932, Ashgrove Ave.
198 iv. Frederick CHALMERS (#1624) was born about 1886. Frederick died 22 July 1938 in Cairns, Queensland, Australia, at 52 years of age.
+ 199 v. James Francis CHALMERS was born 31 March 1889.
200 vi. Henry CHALMERS (#1727) was born 1895. Henry died 9 November 1973 at 78 years of age.
+ 201 vii. Thomas CHALMERS was born 6 August 1897.
+ 202 viii. Colin CHALMERS was born 31 August 1900.
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