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New Zealand Herald, 23rd February 1864
McKellar;- On February 21st at St George's Bay Road, Parnell, the wife of Dugald McKellar Esq. of a son

      b.17dec1836 Battersea, London uk 
      d.23aug1916 Wellington 
      m.13may1864 Parnell Auckland 
      Hill       daughter of Henry Hill and Isabella Wilson
      b.15sep1841 or 1842 Ruislip, Middlesex
      d.1923 Wellington NZ             
      Henry  dugald    
      b.21feb1864  NZ                       
      d.10mar1937  Nelson   
      m.08jan1890 Devonport
      Clara   margaret  
      Burgess  3rd child of Margaret Cameron and William henry Burgess
      Amand           Murial            Mervyn            
      henry           florence          arthur            
      b.17nov1891     b.20oct1894       b.15may1897       
      d.28apr1968     d.1942            d.1987            
      | aged 76        aged47           |                 
      |               *******           |                
      m.                                m.1926          
      |                                 |                   
      Florence                          Gwendoline     
      jeanette                          mary            
      Reid                              Brain          
      b.                                b.02nov1899
      d.                                d.1996

New Zealand Herald, 24th February 1890
McKellar-Burgess;- On January 8th, at Holy Trinity Church, Devonport, bythe Rev. J. Bates, Henry dugald Mckellar, eldest son of Dugald McKellar Esq. to
Clara margaret, second daughter of William Henry Burgess Esq.

Auckland Star, 27th December, 1894
MCKellar:- On october 29th, at Devonport, the wife of H.D. McKellar of a daughter

New Zealand Herald, 9 september 1892
A meeting of merchants and others was held at the rooms of Messrs. Cook and Gray, Victoria-street, on August 17, for the purpose of presenting a testimonial to Mr. McKellar on the occasion of his departure from Auckland to occupy the office of Collector of Customs at Wellington, to which he has been promoted. The Mayor of Auckland (Mr. W. Crowther) presided. The Mayor said he had been requested to make the presentation of a purse of sovereigns, consisting of sums of money contributed by citizens of Auckland representing the principal mercantile houses, to Mr. McKellar on the occasion of his promotion to the collectorship at Wellington, which necessitated his removal from Auckland.

It was more than 30 years ago since Mr. McKellar and he had first met and during the whole of that time he did not know of any officer in the Customs Department who had given less trouble or greater satisfaction to the mercantile community with whom he was brought into business relations. (Cheers). They wished Mr. McKellar every success.
The presentation of sovereigns was enclosed in a very handsome purse, one cf a sample which had just been received by the mail steamer Ruahine. Mr. McKellar said that this mark of esteem from the merchants of Auckland took him by surprise, and he scarcely knew how to put into language the feelings which he wished to express. (Cheers.) He had always tried to do his duty, and it gave him great pleasure to find that he had done so to their satisfaction, and the presentation coming on this occasion (which was only a transfer) made the recognition all the more gratifying. Mr. C. C. McMillan moved a vote of thanks to the Mayor for presiding on this occasion. Mr. McKellar seconded the motion, and subsequently shook hands with the gentlemen present, each wishing him success and a prosperous future.

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