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I wonder if anyone could help me identify this family member please. It was in my Grandmother Jane MacLeman (nee Jack)'s photo collection. It should be a Jack, Patience or McLeman. I have never seen photos of my Grandfather William MacLeman's mother, aunts or maternal grandmother so it may be one of them.
Picture added on 20 December 2009 at 09:10
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Possibly my great grandmother Mary Ann Munro (1868-1939)? Her costume looks like a servant's and she was a servant at the parish manse for many years. She lived at 13 Dock and 13 Factory Lane - looks like a doorway of a house in that area. We have no photos of her, but there are some resemblances to my grandfather William Munro
Added by Alan Fredricsen on 01 July 2021
Alan I have no idea who the person is. I presumed it was one of my family members because my Grandparents had the photo. I have no knowledge of a Mary Anne Munro being in the family but it is fascinating that my grandparents had it. My Grandfather William Macleman was born 1895 so could have been a school friend of your William Munro. My grandparents came to Melbourne from Avoch in the mid 1920's and had many friends from Avoch who used to visit them when I was a child. My grandfathers Aunt Christina Mason nee Macleman was a widower and had an illegitimate daughter who married and went to the USA, Christina also worked as caretaker of the Congregational Manse so that could have been a contact between her and your Mary Ann. I will look further into the records on Scotlands Peopleto see if I can find a relationship that is closer.
Added by Ann Duggan on 08 October 2021
Alan I can see no logical reason it would be your family member as I doubt my grandparents would have had her photo. Most of the house doorways back then looked very similar and also the womens clothing.
Added by Ann Duggan on 08 January 2022
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