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The story of the Hendersons of Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland and their emigration in the 1850s to Western Victoria, Australia.

This site is based mainly on the extensive research by Jean McDonald, and her book published in 1992 with the title "FIRST CLASS COLONIZING MATERIAL".

The Austalian history stems from George Henderson and Jane Mitchell, whose children made the great migration. George was born in Peterhead in 1788 to parents George Henderson and Margaret Allan.

I was born a Henderson, but due to social pressures in the 1940s "lost" my family, when my parents separated. Having re-discovered it in 2000 I have been trying to gather up the strands, and bring the family history up to date.

I have four aims -

1. Preserve for the Henderson family the thoughts, history, pictures and feelings that Jean incorporated into her book based on discussions with some of our (now) departed ancestors. Jean wrote the book in the "old" way and without the aid of computers, and was more than delighted to give me the approval to place it on the web and thus spread it further. We have a proud ancestry, which I wish to ensure modern generations appreciate.

2. Keep the family tree up to date and connected with the present day members as far as possible.

3. Locate other branches of the Henderson family who did not make the journey to Australia in the 1850s but perhaps stayed in Scotland or migrated to other parts of the world. These would be the other children of George Henderson and Jane Mitchell. (See Related File on ***LATEST NEWS ON RENEWED FAMILY CONTACTS ***)

4. Going back a further generation, locate other branches of our ggggrandparents George Henderson and Margaret Allan. (See under Photos - ***Chart A - GEORGE HENDERSON AND MARGARET ALLAN ***)

The site will expand over time, and I am more than happy to share any information which I have. Contact me by e-mail on ""

The Hendersons of Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Updated March 8, 2010


Michael Brock
31 Magnolia Avenue
Baulkham Hills, NSW 2153

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