I have to tell you Geoff that you are not on the right track, sadly.
John Garland and Mary Donaldson Henderson are my g.g.grandparents.
John migrated to Australia in 1840 and after a number of years went back to Scotland to his father.
Mary was his father Thomas's housemaid.
John and Mary travelled to London and were married in 1852 and sailed back to Australia. They lived at Lochinvar and surrounding areas
in the Hunter Valley all of their lives and yes they had a family of 12.
The Bellsite!!!!!!......well, he is not even related to our Garland Family.
My sisters and I have a very well researched tree that goes back to the 1600s and documents to back it up.
Geoff I did answer your post on Genealogy.com as well tonight. Back in 2010 I was in contact with David Allan and I did a lot of research
for him at the time. I have emailed him tonight as well.
My youngest sister and I are having another look at this again to see where your Garland family might
fit in seeing your Garland family named their property "Ardlethen" which was the property name owned by Thomas Garland b. 1763 and then his son Thomas and then his son Thomas.
Looking for Scottish Ancestors
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