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Alexander Drummond was born 10 April 1839 in Strathearn, Perth and Kinross, Scotland, United Kingdom (Quoig Cottage, Monzievaird, Strathearn, Perthshire) to John Drummond (1796-1871) and Marjory (May) MacGregor (1806-1886) and died March 1930 in Riwaka, Tasman District, New Zealand of natural causes. He married Ann Fowler (1838-1920) 7 July 1861 in Motueka, Tasman District, New Zealand. Notable ancestors include Henry II of England (1133-1189), William I of England (1027-1087), Charlemagne (747-814), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Alfred the Great (849-899), Robert I of Scotland (1274-1329). Ancestors are from the United Kingdom, Scotland, Belgium, Spain, France, Germany, England, Portugal, Russia, Ukraine, the Netherlands, Hungary, Italy, the Czech Republic, Belarus, Switzerland, Turkey, the Byzantine Empire, Sweden, Canaan.

Sandy emigrated to Nelson, New Zealand, sailing from London on "Sir Allan McNab", arriving 8 August 1855.

His first job was to help a bricklayer build a chimney at Riwaka School.

He and "Uncle Jim" were among those who worked on the 6-foot-wide ditch (later washed out wider and deeper to 10 times that width) that the New Zealand Company designed to drain the Moutere Valley, which "in its natural state was very wet and swampy with the river meandering back and forth across the valley in a course so crooked that rain in the upper reaches took a day or two to reach the sea".

Siblings


Offspring of John Drummond and Marjory (May) MacGregor (1806-1886)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Alexander (Old Sandy) Drummond (1839-1930) 10 April 1839 Strathearn, Perth and Kinross, Scotland, United Kingdom (Quoig Cottage, Monzievaird, Strathearn, Perthshire) March 1930 Riwaka, Tasman District, New Zealand Ann Fowler (1838-1920)

Peter Drummond (c1827-)
John Drummond (c1829-)
Margaret Drummond (c1833-)
Janet Drummond (c1835-)
James Drummond (1836-1935)
Daniel Drummond (c1841-)
Madge Drummond (c1843-)
Margaret *Jane* Drummond )c1845-)
Helen Drummond (c1848-)



Children


Offspring of Sandy Drummond and Ann Fowler (1838-1920)  ¢
Name Birth Death Joined with
John *Ernest* Drummond (1862-1915) 9 April 1862 Riwaka, Tasman Region, New Zealand 14 January 1915 Dinah Bloomfield York (1872-1934)

Henry Owen Drummond (1863-1954) 23 July 1863 Riwaka, Tasman District, Tasman Region, New Zealand (Riwaka Hotel) 26 June 1954 Riwaka, Tasman District, Tasman Region, New Zealand Eleanor *Annie* Staines (1868-1951)

Margaret Jane (Maggie) Drummond (1865-1947)
Mary Ellen Drummond (1867-1944)
Sarah Emily (Emmy) Drummond (1868-1917)
William Alexander Drummond (1870-1951)
George Smith Duncan (Ikus) Drummond (c1873-1962)
Ruth Ann Drummond (1875-1963) 1875 Riwaka, Tasman Region, New Zealand July 1963 Whanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand Cecil Antonio Tutbury Roberts (1875-)

Catherine May Drummond (1877-1954)
Amy *Blanche* Drummond (1880-1935)
Mabel Estelle Drummond (1882-1944)

Residences

Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
₪ Wedding
  • No NZBDM record?
¢ Children
  • Most, if not all, of the children were born at Riwaka, as were some of their eventual spouses. Riwaka was in the Nelson Province until provinces were abolished in 1876, replaced mostly by counties, all but one of which were abolished in 1989.



Contributors

  Robin Patterson

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