Andrew McIntyre (2)

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There were two other men named Andrew McIntyre. One wrote a letter to his brother-in-law, A. C. KERR. This Andrew McIntyre was married to Margaret KERR. He said in his letter he was arrested, charged and gaoled for three months, for his association with the burning of the Eureka Hotel.

The Success Manifest showing entries for McIntyre


This Andrew McIntyre was married to Christina Wanton (sometimes Winton) on Nov 17 1851 in Kirkaldy Fife Scotland and came to Australia on the Success in 1852. Their eldest son James was born on the ship. According to the shipping manifest he was 21 years of age in 1852 (born c1831), an agricultural labourer, from Fifeshire, Scotland. He was going to work for the Clyde Company. With him were Christine, aged 23 years, a housekeeper, also from Fifeshire, and they had been engaged back in Scotland. Her infant son was born on board.[1]

This couple Andrew and Christina then had a daughter, Jane McIntyre, in Geelong in 1854, and then in Ballarat East they produced Thomas in 1855 and Magdalene in 1857. They then moved to Ercildoune, Learmonth and had Christina in 1859, Margaret in 1860 and Andrew in 1861.

Goldfields Involvement, 1854

By 1854 Andrew McIntyre was a miner at Ballarat. He is often confused with another man of the same name who was arrested for the burning of the Eureka Hotel, and still another whose wife was also named Christine.

Post 1854

Ercildoune 1866, State Library of Victoria.

Andrew McIntyre tragically died aged 34 in 1864 on Christmas Eve. He drowned trying to retrieve a duck he’d shot for Christmas dinner. The Coroner's Report contains notes from the interview with his wife Christina. After her husband's death Christina was left to raise and care for seven children. On her death certificate she is described as a nurse. It is thought that she became a storekeeper and midwife at Weatherboard (near Ercildoune/Learmonth and Addington. She died at her son's residence where she had been living. According to family history her son Andrew was in the habit of taking his mother a cup of tea in the morning, and on entering her room he found that she was dead, having died an hour earlier. Christina died in 18 July 1902. She had been 50 years in Victoria at the time of her death. They are both buried at Learmonth Cemetery, Presbyterian Section 3, Grave 67.[2]


  1. Victoria, Australia, Assisted and Unassisted Passenger Lists, 1839-1923, Immigrants per the ship Success.
  2. Family history notes and research Ian McBurney, 2022.

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