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Historical Connections with South Australia

MacLeods of Raasay

Graves of James and Flora MacLeod, Adelaide

The LHS headstone upper shown is for James MacLeod born 22 January 1813.

He married 13th March 1838 to  Mary Frances Theodosia, second daughter of Major General Sir Hugh Frazer KGB.

James died at their property ‘Rona’, McLaren Vale, South Australia on 12 November 1844, and was buried under a large tree.  His remains were later exhumed and the casket transported to Adelaide and buried 15 June 1846 at the same site with his mother Flora Ann MacLeod, according to her will.

The headstone proclaims she died on 11 July (sic) 1846, however the book of South Australians 1836-1885 records her death as 11 June 1846.  Also a report in ‘The Observer’ on 20 June 1846 together with a death notice and undertaker’s report on the casket incident, gives credence to the June date.     

The text of the headstones is not particularly clear, but crayon rubbing over paper clearly revealed the remaining characters.

The Cemetery touch screen information was incorrect and has been brought to the attention of Adelaide Cemeteries which is keen to acquire the information about the old graves.  

The Ownership of Grant for the sites expired from Loudoun MacLeod in 1940 and 1967 and returned to the Cemetery. Descendants can renew leases and apply to the State Heritage Committee for additions to the graves. It is unlikely the graves will ever be re-used due to their historic value.

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