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McCall and Sterrett

Posted: 13 Nov 2012 1:50AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 13 Nov 2012 4:32AM GMT
Surnames: McCall, Sterrett
Hello. I am trying to track my great grandfather, Thomas McCall, and my great grandmother, Sarah Sterrett back to Scotland. I am posting here because I know that a lot of Sterretts and McCalls left Northern Ireland to come to the US, so maybe some of you have these ancestors in common.
Here is what I have: Thomas McCall, born sometime roughly around 1837 (altho it could be abt 1813) in Scotland or Northern Ireland (Armagh?) and his wife, Sarah Sterrett, born 1849 (altho it could be 1816) in Tyrone, Northern Ireland. Thomas McCall's parents were William McCall and Elizabeth Joyce (not sure if that was a surname or middle name). Sarah Sterrett's parents were James Sterrett (1806-1889), and his parents were James Sterrett and Jane Dunn. He was married to a Janet -- don't know her maiden name (1808-1886). We don't know where William/Elizabeth and James/Jane were from. When the Sterretts went to Australia, they identified themselves as Scottish, but Sarah Sterrett was born in Northern Ireland and family lore said Thomas McCall was from Armagh Ireland. We haven't yet found when the McCalls went to Australia, but they all ended up there. Sarah went when she was 14 on the ship Lightning. Together, Thomas and Sarah had the following children: Albert John McCall (born 1878); William Valentine McCall (1868-1949); Thomas George McCall (born 1870); Elizabeth Jane McCall (1872-1899); Mary Sophia (Minnie) McCall (1874-1895); William James McCall (1877-1878); Fred Charles McCall (born 1880); Walter James McCall (born 1882-1885); Oswald Walter Samuel McCall, my grandfather (born 12 September 1885 in Ascot Vale, Victoria and died 13 June 1959, Milford, CT); and Florence Sarah McCall (1887-1981). Those dates are backed up by documents. As I mentioned, the father and all the children died of TB when my grandfather was a child -- he reported his childhood was "a succession of funerals." Sarah, Oswald, Florence, and William Valentine McCall and maybe a couple of others judging from the death dates survived. I believe William Valentine McCall became town clerk of Melbourne. Oswald became a Methodist minister and came with my grandmother to America, where we are now.
Hopefully this will provide enough clues -- I am really hitting a brick wall with respect to pushing the McCall and Sterrett line back before Thomas and Sarah. Many thanks for any help you can give. I have information about all the kids in Australia -- I mostly need birthplace for Thomas and then all 4 grandparents any info available...

Re: McCall and Sterrett

Posted: 15 Nov 2012 10:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 15 Nov 2012 10:42PM GMT
different wife.. could this be him ?

1851 Scotland Census about Thomas McAll
Name: Thomas McAll
Age: 36
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1815
Relationship: Head
Spouse's Name: Catharine McAll
Gender: Male
Where born: Ireland
Parish Number: 673
Civil parish: Whitburn
County: West Lothian
Address: Fauldhouse
Occupation: Iron Co Lab
ED: 6
Page: 55 (click to see others on page)
Household schedule number: 189
Line: 17
Roll: CSSCT1851_174
Household Members:
Name Age
Thomas McAll 36
Catharine McAll 41
John McAll 4
Catharine McAll 3
Peter Mcghie 8
James McAll 20
James Walker 50


also saw this

1851 Scotland Census about Thomas McAll
Name: Thomas McAll
Age: 13
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1838
Relationship: Servant
Gender: Male
Where born: Ireland
Parish Number: 685/1
Civil parish: Edinburgh St George
County: Midlothian
Address: 6 Hill St
Occupation: Geatleman's Servant
ED: 17A
Page: 22 (click to see others on page)
Household schedule number: 62
Line: 1
Roll: CSSCT1851_181
Household Members:
Name Age
Hugh B Dewar 25
Andrew Dewar 21
William H Dewar 18
Christian Baird 58
Thomas McAll 13


and this

1851 Scotland Census about Thomas Mcall
Name: Thomas Mcall
Age: 41
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1810
Relationship: Head
Spouse's Name: Isabella Mcall
Gender: Male
Where born: Johnston, Renfrew
Parish Number: 652
Civil parish: Old Monkland
County: Lanarkshire
Address: Bredisholm Colliery
Occupation: Coal Miner
ED: 5
Page: 8 (click to see others on page)
Household schedule number: 30
Line: 7
Roll: CSSCT1851_171
Household Members:
Name Age
Thomas Mcall 41
Isabella Mcall 33
Thomas Mcall 11
James Mcall 8
Euphemia Mcall 5
Elizabeth Mcall 1
William Chambers 18
Benjamin Johnston 23
Henry Nicol 18
Unfortunately, we are unable to display the accompanying images of this census at present, despite extensive negotiation with the General Register Office for Scotland. Permission from them has not, as yet, been forthcoming. For this reason, and to enable you to continue with your family history research, Ancestry has heavily transcribed the Scottish Census records to ensure you have access to all key areas of information contained within this collection.
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