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Margaret Russell (Smellie) Buchanan (1834 - 1902)

Margaret Russell Buchanan formerly Smellie
Born [location unknown]
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Daughter of and
Wife of — married 22 Jul 1856 in High Church, Glasgow, Scotlandmap
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Died at age 67 in Paeroa, Waikato, New Zealandmap
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Margaret (Smellie) Buchanan migrated from Scotland to New Zealand.
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Left Glasgow via London for N.Z. per ship GANANOQUE in 1861 with her husband and two children, Andrew and Jean and with her youngest sister Agnes. [1] [2]


  1. New Zealander, Volume XVII, Issue 1620, 26 October 1861, Page 2
  2. New Zealander, Volume XVII, Issue 1623, 6 November 1861, Page 4
  • Dept of Internal Affairs, New Zealand -
  • N.Z. DEATHS - 1902/2747 - Buchanan Margaret Russell aged 68 years

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Categories: Gananoque, sailed 7 July 1861 | New Zealand Colonists