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Heidelberg’s Busy Bee Signature Quilt, 1895-96

Square B4

Quilt square B4

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M Mackinnon

Summary

It is possible that this individual is Margaret Elizabeth Mary Ann Mackinnon (née Hart, 1854-1930) who lived with her husband John Mackinnon at 'Drumfin' in High Street, Northcote.

Further information

Another ‘Mackinnon’ on the quilt is J Mackinnon [A5]. This may represent John Mackinnon of Northcote. (There do not appear to be any Mackinnons living closer to Heidelberg at this time.) The style of the script, decorative underline and embroidery on this square and [A5] are similar, suggesting that the two squares have been worked by the same hand.

John Mackinnon (working for H.M. Customs, Melbourne) married Margaret Elizabeth Mary Ann Hart (youngest daughter of the late John Hart) on 18 August 1886, at Clifton Hill. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. M. Graham Hart, brother of the bride, assisted by the Rev. Duncan Fraser [Central].

A Mrs John Mackinnon is listed as attending the Scots Church anniversary in 1897, ‘with her little son in Highland dress’.

John and Margaret’s son, John Hart Mackinnon, was born at Drumfin in High Street, Northcote, on 25 November 1889. He would therefore have been almost eight years old at the time of the Scots Church anniversary in 1897.

References

‘Marriages’, Argus, Saturday 28 August 1886, page 1.

‘Births’, Argus, Saturday 30 November 1889, page 1.

Sands and McDougall’s Directory, 1895.

‘Anniversary of Scots Church, Heidelberg’, Mercury and Weekly Courier, Wednesday 13 October 1897, page 3.

Margaret Elizabeth Mary Ann Mackinnon (nee Hart) - born England 1854 (according to the Myers Family Tree on Ancestry), married 1886 (BDM Victoria 3106/1886), died 1930 (BDM Victoria 989/1930).


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