Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Macdougall & Wells Family Collages

Macdougall and Wells Family Collages

Leslie Macdougall wrote extensively in his diaries from 1895 - 1948 about family.
Having grown up in Tasmania, the diaries give great insights into life in Tasmania from a family, church activities and community point of view from the early 1900s.

Leslie went to Queen's College in Melbourne for Theological training from 1902 - 19041902 - 1904, and did his Probation years in Victoria until Ordained in 1910.  From 1910 - 1921 Leslie was stationed in Tasmanian circuits and spent the rest of his circuit work in Victoria.

Leslie Macdougall's family lived in Launceston until 1901.  He was one of six children to William and Sarah Macdougall - Leslie, Hugh, Ruby, Ila, Olive, Gwenneth. The family became pioneer farmers on King Island. His father had a nasty accident on the property in 1914 which resulted in him never walking again. His sister Olive Macdougall continued to live on King Island.

Leslie married Beatrice Wells in Hobart in 1912.  Her father and mother came to Australia in 1887 from England.  Harry Wells was the Station Master at Hobart when he retired.

Beatrice and Leslie had three daughters, Winsome, Dorothy and Margaret.
Winsome married Allan Petfield and had two daughters, Joy and Dawn.
Dorothy remained single and became a Nurse. Dorothy married Bill Hitchings later in life.
Margaret married Walter Fraser and had two children, Ross and Anne.

Beatrice Macdougall's parents and sister remained in Tasmania.
Harry and Elizabeth Wells had three children, Beatrice, Winifred and Gladstone.

Winifred married Arthur Tregear and had two children, Enid and Kenneth.
Enid married Walter Dennis and had four children, John, Olwyn, Suzanne, Rae.
Kenneth Tregear married Maurine Harris, and had three daughters, Denise, Yvonne and Lynette.

Gladstone married his cousin Dorothy Cook, they had no children.

The family collages below reflect the dress of the day and most photos were taken by Leslie. Photography was his hobby.

Contact Joy be emailing to obtain your own 16GB USB which includes the diaries of Leslie (1895-1948) and Beatrice (1953-1978), Love Letters, Baptismal Register, Ledger of Preaching Appointments and summary of diaries year by year. 

If you have any corrections or comments please contact the author Joy Olney via email:

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