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Sir Stuart Alexander Donaldson
Posted by: Kaye Hayes (ID *****9758) Date: November 21, 2011 at 13:23:01
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Is anyone researching this family? He was the first Premier of New South Wales and in 1841 he fathered a son with his mistress Maria Leicester and Maria and her son Lester Stuart Donaldson were packed off to England where Sir Stuart paid for the upkeep and education of his son.
Lester returned to New South Wales as an adult and eventually became a Stipendary Magistrate and appeared to have received recognition from his half brothers. Lester married Adelaide Miriam Gunther and they had a son George Lester Stuart Donaldson born 1879 in Echuca, Victoria.
George married Maude Claribel Garrick in Christchurch, New Zealand in 1918. He received an M.B.E for his war service and he died in 1943.
Maude Garrick was my grandfathers sister.

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