In Buittle Churchyard there is a memorial stone to Ebenezer Sloan and his wife Jean Brydson. Both were natives of that parish. Two of their grandchildren emigrated to New South Wales. Extracted from Burke's History of the Colonial Gentry, Volume 2, 1895.

Alexander Sloane of New South Wales

ALEXANDER SLOANE, of Mulwala and Savernake, co. Denison, Murrumbidgee district, New South Wales, justice of the peace, a commissioner for taking affidavits for the colony of New South Wales, and a life member of the Royal Colonial Institute, b. 29th May, 1829; sailed for Australia, with his brother William, in the barque “Victory," 3rd April, 1849, and landed at Melbourne on the 19th July following; m. 20th March, 1850, Annabella Helen, daughter of Thomas Gibson, of Ayr, Scotland, banker (by Annabella Hamilton, his wife), who was the son of Peter Gibson, of Ayr, and has had issue,

I. James, of Bernarra, J.P. for New South Wales, b. 14th January, 1857; m. 30th October, 1884, Amy Elizabeth, daughter of the Rev. J. D. Robertson, of Yarrawonga, Victoria, by whom he has issue,

1. Alexander James, b. 25th September, 1886.
2. Hume Robertson, b. 19th June, 1888.
3. William Douglas, 6. 4th June, 1890.

II. Thomas Gibson, member of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, and author of Studies in Australian Entomology, b. 20th April, 1858;  m. 28th October, 1891, Eliza S., daughter of A. Woolfrey.

III. William, b. 22nd August, 1860.

IV. Alexander Turner, b. 11th November, 1871, d. in infancy.

V. Hugh Gibson Gemmell, b. 14th February, 1875.

VI. John Alexander, b. 27th November, 1877.

I. Janet Turner Gemmell.

II. Annabella Helen.

III. Lucy Jane.

IV. Lavinia Gibson.

V. Margaret Octavia, m. at Mulwala, New South Wales, 2nd June, 1892, Walter Maurice Grove, of Merton, New South Wales, eldest son of Sir George Grove, of Sydenham, co. Kent, England, and d. s. p. 6th June, 1894.


Ebenezer Sloane, of Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland, b. 1750; m. 1772, Jane Brydson, and d. in 1830, leaving a son, James Sloane, merchant of Glasgow, where he resided for over forty years, and was repeatedly elected president of the Galloway Brotherly Society of Glasgow. He was born 14th December, 1775; m. 2nd April, 1810, Janet, third daughter of Duncan Turner, of Castles, Glenorchy, Scotland, by Lucy Leitch, his wife and by her (who was b. 14th May, 1787, and d. 18th June, 1874) had issue,

I. Ebenezer, b. 13th September, 1812; d. 23rd May, 1842.

II. Duncan Turner, b. 17th November, 1819; d. 12th August, 1842.

III. James, b. 28th July, 1821; d. 11th November, 1841.

IV. John, b. 12th May, 1823 ; m. Flora, daughter of the Rev. D. Maclean, of
Glenorchy, N.B., and d. 25th April, 1880, leaving one daughter.

V. William, b. 7th May, 1827 ; educated at the High School and the University of Glasgow ; sailed for Australia, with his brother, Alexander, in the barque "Victory," 3rd April, 1849, and landed at Melbourne on the 19th July following, where he was for about twenty years senior partner in the firm of William Sloane & Co., his firm being some years since merged in the Union Mortgage and Agency Co. of Australia, Ltd.

VI. Alexander, of Mulwala and Savernake, the subject of this memoir.

I. Lucy, b. 26th January, 1811 ; m. William McCaul, of Glasgow, West Indian merchant, and d. 10th November, 1890, having had four sons and two daughters.

II. Jane, b. 7th May, 1814; m. Alexander Fyfe, of Glasgow and Ardgare, co. Dumbarton, and d. 31st January, 1881, having had five sons and four daughters.

III. Janet, b. 12th April, 1816.

IV. Mary, b. 20th December, 1817; m. Samuel WiLSON of Glasgow, merchant, but d. s. p. 22nd March, 1846.

V. Ann, b. 8th June, 1825; m. Walter Wardlaw, of Glasgow, merchant, nephew of the late Rev. Ralph Wardlaw, D.D., and has four sons and one daughter.

VI. Helen, b. 8th February, 1833, d. 17th April, 1817.

Mr. James Sloan d. 2nd May, 1817.

Residences — Midwala and Savernake, co. Denison, Murrumbidgee district, New South Wales.

Club — Australian, in Melbourne.

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