Elizabeth Stuart McGregor b abt 1862 - unconnected and unsourced.

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Elizabeth Stuart McGregor was supposedly born in 1862 in the Blue Mtns, NSW, but her profile has no sources and no connections. Maybe she is the Elizabeth S McGregor b 1860 at Hartley (NSW Birth reg. - 7645/1860). Does anyone know anything about her, and can we connect her up to her family and the global WikiTree? Her LNAB seems like it may be McGregor rather than Stuart McGregor. 

WikiTree profile: Elizabeth Smith
in Genealogy Help by Gillian Thomas G2G6 Pilot (166k points)
Chipping away at this. I found the marriage notice for Elizabeth's sister Harriett in 1896 https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/14049615, as well as the one for Elizabeth - which I've added to the profile. Confirms the father was Robert Gregor McGregor and that he had died before 1889.

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I have found tree's for her on ancestry, and was unable to locate family members on Wikitree.  I adopted the profile temporarily and corrected her surname, and updated her profile with verified sources.  After the updates, she is now a orphan again waiting for one of her descendants.


by T Walker G2G6 Mach 2 (21.0k points)
selected by Gillian Thomas
Thanks T. Excellent sources. All these wonderful England project members helping out in NSW!
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Binalong is in that area too!
by Marion Poole G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
Hi Marion, thanks for helping!

It’s maybe a stretch to make the link between Binalong and the Blue Mountains, but on the other hand, without a source, no info is reliable. I think her father may be the outcome of a bad merge, as her original attached father, Gregor McGregor has been detached, but when you look at him he was born in 1600, so clearly no longer the right father.

I just googled Pulpit Hill and it is south of Medlow Bath, between there and Katoomba.
Ahhh, Medlow Bath, the Hydro Majestic Hotel, and high tea so sumptuous!
And the glorious scenic outlook while you feast!

I've been looking more closely. As the two profiles detached as father and mother were a Gregor and a Mary, maybe that makes the 1860 registration the possible one. If so, they don't seem to have had any other children born in NSW, and I can't find a death for the father in NSW either. Proving to be quite a mystery.
According to the In Memoriums she had a sister Harriett . Both Elizabeth S, and Harriett were born to Gregor and Mary McGregor,at Hartley .NSW.It seems that Gregor and Mary are the most likely parents.for Elizabeth.
Hi Jeanne, thanks for taking up the challenge! If you check out the sources that T added, it seems that the father may have been called Robert Gregor McGregor (presumably in that case, sometimes just called Gregor). I haven't followed that up yet, but that might give a few more leads. Great detective work on her part.
There is an entry for a male child in the BDM 1862 Hartley, the fathers name being Robert G, so T is most likely right about the fathers name being Robert Gregor McGregor.It looks like the same family as Elizabeth.
Hi Jeanne, I added a comment at the top, then realised I should have added it down here so you got the notification. This is the sister Harriett's marriage https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/14049615. Also added Elizabeth's to her profile. Father was Robert G McGregor.
This looks to be another sister Katherine (Maria) MacGregor-801 already on WikiTree and connected. Marriage to Frederick Augustus Ramsay  in 1875 - https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/100842611

Her death in 1923 - parents Gregor and Mary. Seems like several of the family worked in prisons. Frederick was gaoler / governor at Albury Gaol, and Kate was matron of at least one gaol.

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