The History of the Staley Family in Australia
Alexander MONTEATH (MONTEITH)

Alexander MONTEATH (MONTEITH)

Male 1836 - 1893  (56 years)    Has 6 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Alexander MONTEATH (MONTEITH) 
    Relationshipwith Sidney Ernest MARTIN
    Born 2 Nov 1836  Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 May 1893  Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 28 May 1893  Campbell's Creek, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I326  Staley
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2011 

    Father Hugh MONTEITH
              b. 17 Apr 1792
              d. 10 Jan 1870, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Margaret HANNAH
              b. 2 Sep 1796, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 26 Dec 1877, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 21 Jan 1820  Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F422  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary STALEY
              b. 8 Sep 1844, Greenburn, Parish Of Whitburn, Linlithgowshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 5 Oct 1915, Kew, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 15 Jan 1863  Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 
    Married:
    • Alexander and Mary were married at the father of the brides 's home at Moonlight Flat near Castlemaine. Both were members of the Presbyterian denomination. Moonlight Flat was a well-populated locality in those days.
    Children 
     1. Hugh Thomas MONTEITH
              b. 15 Jan 1864, Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 2 Apr 1913, East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     2. Elizabeth MONTEITH
              b. 5 Jun 1865, Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1940, Golden Square, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     3. Margaret MONTEITH
              b. 9 Jun 1867, Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1958, Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     4. Thomas Staley MONTEITH
              b. 5 Jul 1869, Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 7 Jun 1947, North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     5. Isabella Ferguson MONTEITH
              b. 4 Mar 1871, Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1873, Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     6. Janet Brown Dods MONTEITH
              b. 30 Apr 1873, Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1958, Ivanhoe, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     7. Mary MONTEITH
              b. 11 Feb 1875, Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1935, Malvern, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     8. Jane Allen Donaldson (Jeanie) MONTEITH
              b. 3 Jan 1877, Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1960, Wonthaggi, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     9. Alexander MONTEITH
              b. 11 Oct 1878, Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 20 Dec 1891, Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 13 years)
     10. Robert MONTEITH
              b. 8 Jun 1880, Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1958, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     11. William MONTEITH
              b. 27 Apr 1882, Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1939, Elsternwick, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     12. Jonathan MONTEITH
              b. 8 Jan 1885, Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 14 Aug 1937, East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     13. Isabella MONTEITH
              b. 22 Feb 1887, Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 8 Jan 1986, Camberwell, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years)
     14. Charles Walter MONTEITH
              b. 26 Aug 1889, Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1889, Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 28 Feb 2008 
    Family ID F144  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Nov 1836 - Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Jan 1863 - Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 May 1893 - Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 28 May 1893 - Campbell's Creek, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • In 1851, Alexander is a 14 year old living with at Lint Riggs, Stirlingshire,with his parents and 4 siblings, his occupation being Iron Moulder. Alexander immigrated to Australia as a single man on an unassisted passage without any other members of his family when he was 20 years old. He boarded the "Mindoro" which left Liverpool on 22 April 1856 and arrived in Melbourne on 14 July 1856. He purchased the land prior to his marriage.and built the cottage where the family lived, he was described as a labourer on his arrival in Australia and he soon moved to Castlemaine where he worked as a foundry employee with Vivian & Co. and later with Thompson's Foundry where his eldest two sons, Hugh and Thomas, worked w ith him. Messrs Vivian & Co. Foundry began operations in 1857 and was probably the earliest foundry in Castlemaine, it was partially destroyed by fire in 1877 when Thompson's Foundry purchased most of the machinery. Alexander acquired two adjoining blocks of land facing Verlin Street and Happy Valley Road in Castlemaine in an original subdivision of land in 1862, the two blocks are numbered 14 and 15 on the original subdivision plan, which still shows the name "A.Monteath" and an area of about 65,000 square feet with the measurements shown in acres, rods and perches. The original cottage was built by Alexander in 1862 and was still in use some 120 years later. He died at 56 years of age in 1893 of exhaustion caused by iron dust in his lungs from the foundry.

  • Sources 
    1. [S56] Monteath/ Gooley Family History supplied by Bruce Gooley.

    2. [S35] State of Victoria, Death Certificate, Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages.

    3. [S82] Copy of Death Certificate, 5360 (Reliability: 3), 5 Apr 2011.

    4. [S45] Wedding Certificate.