HISTORY OF THE McLARNON NAME :
McLarnon was first used as a surname
among the ancient Boernician clans of Scotland. The McLarnon family lived
in Ayr (now part of the modern region of Strathclyde) where they took their
name from the village
of Logan. Variations of
the name include McClennen, McClennind, McLagen, McLaggant, McLinon, McLinnint
and may more.
The earliest known origins of the McLarnon
family were found in Ayrshire, where they first appeared in the records in the village of Logan in 1204. Robert Logan was Lord of
the Manor at that time. A number of Logans swore
an oath of allegiance to Edward I of England
when he conquered Scotland
in 1296. In 1329, Sir Robert Logan and Sir Walter Logan were killed in Spain when accompanying Sir James Douglas to the Holy Land with the heart of Bruce. In 1400, Sir Robert
Logan of Restalrig was appointed by the king as Admiral of Scotland.
James Logan was one of the first
immigrants to the United
States in the 17th century. Some of the
family moved to Ireland in
the Plantation of Ulster and in 1890, a census of Scottish families in Ireland was
taken. It showed that there were over 582 people bearing the surname McLarnon
and all were found in the province
The plant badge of the McLarnon
Clan is furze, and the tartan sett incorporates the colours green, black, red
including HAWKES and HASLIP
Small numbers by a
name refer to personal number in listing eg JAMES ALEXANDER 4 McLARNON – See 4.
GENERATION ONE :
1.~ ~ ~ ROBERT McLARNON was born around 1800 possibly in County Antrim, Ireland Around 1820 he
married MARGARET BROWN and they had three sons. Robert was a Sergeant in the
45th Regiment of the British Army. He died around 1832 in north-west India (now Afghanistan)
Children of ROBERT McLARNON and MARGARET BROWN were:
THOMAS ROBERT 2 McLARNON, born 29 July 1829 in Moulmein, Burma.
WILLIAM GEORGE 3 McLARNON, born 9 November 1830 in Moulmein, Burma.
JAMES ALEXANDER 4 McLARNON, born around 1831.
Margaret later married ANDREW SCALLON. Andrew was born
in County Wexford
and was also in the British Army. He enlisted as a Fencible and Margaret and
the three boys came to New
Zealand on the Fencible Ship “Ann” arriving
on 16 May 1848. Margaret
died on 21 September 1859 in Papatoetoe, Auckland.
to the Royal New Zealand Fencibles for more information on families who came to NZ under this
scheme, including the ships they arrived on and villages they settled.
GENERATION TWO :
2.~ ~ ~ THOMAS ROBERT McLARNON (ROBERT)
was born on 29 July 1829 in Moulmein, Burma
and was baptized on 20 September 1829. He was the eldest son of ROBERT McLARNON
and MARGARET BROWN. Thomas arrived in New Zealand on
the Fencible ship “Ann” in 1848 with his mother Margaret and her husband ANDREW
SCALLON and his two younger brothers. Thomas married LYDIA HAWKES on 14
February 1861 in Otahuhu, Auckland.
Lydia was born in Maidenhead, England
in 1832 and was the daughter of HENRY HAWKES and ELIZA RAY.
Refer to the HAWKES family for more information about Lydia Hawkes and her family.
Children of THOMAS McLARNON and LYDIA HAWKES were:
JANE McLARNON, born 30 November 1861, Papatoetoe, Auckland; died 18 September 1935 in Otahuhu, Auckland. Margaret married
WILLIAM HENRY HASLIP on 15 July 1885 in Papatoetoe and
they had three children. William was born on 28 August 1861 in Onehunga, Auckland, and was the son
of REUBEN HASLIP and MARGARET McPIKE. He died on 16 June 1931 and was buried at
Holy Trinity Cemetery,
McLARNON, born Abt. 1863, Papatoetoe; died 09 January 1936, Huia Private Hospital,
was buried at Holy
ROBERT McLARNON, born 30 October 1864, Auckland;
died 16 December 1882, Auckland aged 18 years
and was buried at Holy
5 McLARNON, born August 1865, Papatoetoe; died 03 December
1933, Monavale, Cambridge, Waikato
MCLARNON, born 09 November 1866, Auckland; died
28 October 1950, in Hamilton and was buried at Hamilton East Soldiers
From "Deaths Pertaining to Early Auckland"
12/4049 Private JAMES ALEXANDER McLARNON, Auckland
Regiment, died 28th October 1950 aged 83 years. 1st NZEF. Buried Hamilton East Cemetery.
6 McLARNON, born
08 May 1870, Papatoetoe; died 21 February 1935 in Pukekohe, South
7 McLARNON, born 27 August 1871, Auckland;
died 21 April 1959 in Papatoetoe, Auckland
aged 89 years.
McLARNON, born 01 April 1873, Papatoetoe; died 13
February 1949 in Mt Eden, Auckland.
McLARNON, born 28 May 1874, Papatoetoe, Auckland; died 11 November
1957 in Waitara, Taranaki.
BENJAMIN MCLARNON, born 05 June 1876, Woodside (Wiri); died 03 April 1894, Auckland aged 18 years and was buried at Holy Trinity
JANE McLARNON, born 01 March 1878, Papatoetoe;
died 29 July 1949 in Auckland. Mary married ERNEST HEARD. Ernest was born in 1876 and died on 27
November 1958 in Otahuhu, Auckland.
10 McLARNON, born 16 January 1880,
Papatoetoe, Auckland; died 04 May 1952 in
MCLARNON, born 07 October 1882, Papatoetoe, Auckland; died 03 September 1944, Waiuku.
Richard married ROSE GEORGINA REBECCA SCOTT on 04 August 1909, in St David's
Anglican Church, Wiri.
CATHERINE ANN 11 MCLARNON, born 03 May 1885,
Papatoetoe; died 07 January 1937, Mental Hospital, Avondale, Auckland.
Thomas died on 19 October 1900 in Otahuhu and was
buried at Holy Trinity Cemetery
in Otahuhu. Lydia died on 22
September 1925 in Ponsonby, Auckland and was
also buried at Holy
Refer to the HASLIP family for more
information about Reuben Haslip and his family including children of Reuben
3. ~ ~ ~ WILLIAM GEORGE McLARNON (ROBERT) was born on 09 November 1830 in Moulmein, Burma
(now India), and died 06
August 1914 in Wiri, South Auckland. William
was the second son of ROBERT McLARNON and MARGARET BROWN and arrived in New Zealand on the
Fencible ship “Ann” in May 1848. William was a farmer. He married ELIZABETH
CAMPBELL around 1866 in Wiri. Elizabeth
was born around 1836 and died in 1924. William was buried at St David's Anglican Cemetery
in Wiri and was buried at St David's Anglican
Cemetery in Wiri.
Children of WILLIAM McLARNON and ELIZABETH CAMPBELL
MCLARNON, born 1867 and died 1949.
Margaret married JOSEPH WILLIAM SALMON.
Joseph was born in 1860 and died in 1949.
Children of MARGARET JANE McLARNON and
JOSEPH SALMON were:
~ WILLIAM JOSEPH MONTGOMERY SALMON, born
1888 and died 1902
~ ELSIE CAMPBELL SALMON, born 1890 and died
~ OLIVE RITA SALMON, born 1896 and died
1988. Olive married AUDREY BASIL CROCKER.
Audrey was born 1899; died 1943.
MCLARNON, born 1868 and died 1924. Elizabeth married WILLIAM
4. ~ ~ ~ JAMES ALEXANDER McLARNON (ROBERT) was born around 1831 and died on 16 April 1899 in Sydney, Australia.
He was the third son of ROBERT McLARNON and MARGARET BROWN. James arrived in New Zealand on the Fencible ship
“Ann” in May 1848. James married MARY
JANE HARDY on 26 April 1852 at St Paul’s
Anglican Church, Auckland.
Mary was born around 1839 and was the daughter of JOHN HARDY.
Children of JAMES McLARNON and
MARY HARDY were:
born 1852 and died before he was a year old.
CATHERINE McLARNON, born 1865; died 1911. Margaret married WILLIIM CHARLES
LAVERICK. He was born in 1862 and died in 1938.
Children of MARGARET
CATHERINE McLARNON and WILLIAM LAVERICK were:
~ MAY LAVERICK, born
~ RUBY LAVERICK, born
~ WILLIAM G LAVERICK, born 1886.
5.~ ~ ~ THOMAS McLARNON
(ROBERT > THOMAS) was born August 1865 in Papatoetoe, Auckland and was the
second son of THOMAS McLARNON and LYDIA HAWKES.
Thomas married CATHERINE BAINBRIDGE about 1890. Catherine was born in
1872 and died on 25 February 1961. Thomas died on 3 December 1933 in Monavale, Cambridge, Waikato
region. Thomas and Catherine are both buried at Hautapu
Children of THOMAS McLARNON and CATHERINE BAINBRIDGE
McLARNON, born 1890; died 1970. Annie was buried at Wiri Cemetery.
McLARNON, born 1892. Frederick served as a Rifleman with the 1st
Bn. 3rd NZ Rifle Brigade during World War One. He died on 21 May 1917 and was
buried at La Plus Douve Farm Cemetery (Refer to my Roll of Honour for
McLARNON, born 1895; died 1904.
McLARNON, born 1903. Gwendoline marred GEORGE BAIN and they had two
children. George died in 1981.
6. ~ ~ ~ ROBERT McLARNON
(ROBERT > THOMAS) was born on 08 May 1870 in Papatoetoe, Auckland and was the
forth son of THOMAS McLARNON and LYDIA HAWKES.
Robert married ANNIE GILLARD on 14 August 1899 at Registrars Office, Auckland. She was born
around 1883, the fourth daughter of WILLIAM GILLARD and MARY COXHEAD, and died
on 19 November 1929 at Pukekura, Cambridge.
She was buried at Cambridge
Cemetery. Robert died on 21 February 1935 in Pukekohe,
Franklin. Robert and Annie were buried
at Hautapu Cemetery.
Children of ROBERT McLARNON and ANNIE GILLARD were:
McLARNON, born 16 September 1900 at Wiri, Auckland;
died 09 August 1933 at Tokanui. Vera was buried at Hautapu
Cemetery, Cambridge. She married JOHN BRUCE WEBSTER.
John was born around 1900 and died in 1985.
Vera and John had four children including:
~ ROBERT BRUCE DEMPSTER, born 1923 and
died 23 September 1925, buried at Hautapu
From "Deaths Pertaining to Early Auckland" :
BOBBIE, son of J & G Dempster and grandson of R G McLarnon, died 23
September 1925, aged 2 years 2 months. ANNIE, wife of Robert McLarnon, died 19
November 1929, aged 49 years. ROBERT, husband of the above, died 21 February
1935, aged 65 years. Also VERA GLADYS, wife of J B Dempster, died 9 August
1933, aged 33 years. (Buried Hautapu
DOROTHY ELLA LINDA McLARNON, born 14 August 1902 at Papatoetoe, Auckland; died 30 April
1985. She married JAMES EDWIN NICKLE.
James was born in 1898; died 1981.
Dorothy and James had three children.
McLARNON, born 10 September 1915 in Cambridge, Waikato; died 24 December 1983 in Tauranga. Gordon
married JEAN EDNA TAYLOR and they had six children. Jean was born in 1917.
McLARNON, born 21 March 1920 in Cambridge, Waikato; died 1997. Wray married WILLIAM JOSEPH FOWLER and
they had six children. William was born
7. ~ ~ ~ ANDREW McLARNON
(ROBERT > THOMAS) was born on 27 August 1871 in Auckland and was the
fifth son of THOMAS McLARNON and LYDIA HAWKES. Andrew married EVELINE GILLARD
on 14 August 1899 at Registrars Office, Auckland.
Eveline was born around 1881 and was the sister of Annie and third daughter of
WILLAIM GILLARD and MARY COXHEAD. Andrew died on 27 August 1871 at Papatoetoe,
and was buried at Otahuhu General Cemetery (Area I Lot No 144) Eveline died in Otahuhu aged 78 years and was
buried at Otahuhu General Cemetery (Area I Lot No 144)
Children of ANDREW McLARNON and EVELINE GILLARD were:
McLARNON, born 1900; died 1976. Evelyn
married ROLAND VICKERS.
McLARNON, born 1903; died 1960. Ella married ROBERT FOSTER.
McLARNON, born 1918; died 1963. Walter married MAVIS JUNE CHILES, and
later MARJORIE GRINROD.
8. ~ ~ ~ LYDIA McLARNON
(ROBERT > THOMAS) was born on 1 April 1873 in Papatoetoe, Auckland and was baptized on 7 December 1873
at St David's Anglican Church, Wiri. She
was the third daughter of THOMAS McLARNON and LYDIA HAWKES. Lydia married (1) in 1897 to a Mr
SKELTON and they had a son JAMES HENRY SPENCER McLARNON SKELTON born that
married (2) ARNOLD RICHARD OLNEY about 1902 in Auckland. Arnold
was born in 1870 and died in 1929 in Auckland. Lydia
died on 13 February 1949 in Mt Eden, Auckland.
Children of LYDIA McLARNON and ARNOLD OLNEY were:
~ ELIZA BELBA
VICTORIA OLNEY, born 1903. Eliza married
EDGAR WILLIAM LEGGOE. Edgar was born in
1900 and died in 1982.
~ THELMA ALICE OLNEY,
born 1904, died 1982. Thelma married IAN
~ ETHEL LYDIA OLNEY,
born 1904, died 1967. Ethel married
9. ~ ~ ~ ELLEN McLARNON (ROBERT
> THOMAS) was born on 28 May 1874,
and was the forth daughter of THOMAS McLARNON and LYDIA HAWKES. Ellen married WILLIAM MONTGOMERY ST GEORGE on 20 March
1899 at Holy Trinity Church,
Waiuku. William was born on 14 September
1878; died 16 July 1949. Ellen died on
11 November 1957 in Waitara, Taranaki.
ELLEN McLARNON and WILLIAM ST GEORGE were:
~ WILLIAM VIVIAN
THOMAS ST GEORGE, born 15 December 1899 in Waiuku; died 18 March 1964 in
Hamilton, New Zealand.
William married AGNES ELIZABETH VERA KING on 30 December 1939 in Hamilton.
~ NORMAN ROY ST
GEORGE, born 20 May 1901 in Wiri, Auckland; died 5 July 1968 in New Plymouth,
married CONSTANCE VIOLET GWENDOLINE DUGDALE.
~ LIONEL ADARE
ST GEORGE, born 3 December 1906 in Maungawhaee, Northland; died 13 July 1973 in
Waitara, Taranaki. Lionel married
NOELINE RITA MUNDY on 8 December 1934 in Waitara, Taranaki.
~ ERIC STANLEY
ST GEORGE, born 13 June 1908 in Maungawhaee, Northland; died 25 June 1908. Eric was buried at Mt Wesley Cemetery in
~ HARRY MONTGOMERY ST
GEORGE, born 3 August 1910 in Dargarville; died 25 August 1970 in Auckland. Harry married THELMA LOFT GOORD.
~ STANLEY STUART
ST GEORGE, born 1 January 1919 in New Plymouth, Taranaki; died in April
2000. Stanley married MELVA KATHLEEN
MUNDY on 4 September 1940 in Wellington, NZ.
Melva was born in 1916 and died on 19 March 2010 in Auckland.
10. ~ ~ ~ HENRY McLARNON (ROBERT
> THOMAS) was born on 16 January 1880 in
and was the seventh son of THOMAS McLARNON and LYDIA HAWKES. Henry married EDITH MARY FOSTER in 1914 in
Marton, NZ. Edith was born in 1892 and died 16 July 1968. She was buried at Holy Trinity
Cemetery in Otahuhu. Henry died on 04 May 1952 in Onehunga, Auckland, and was also buried at Holy Trinity
Daughter of HENRY McLARNON and EDITH FOSTER was:
McLARNON, born in 1915. Stancy married WALLACE CLIVE GURNEY and they had four
children. Wallace was born around 1914 and died on 8 December 1992. Stancy died
on 12 October 1964 aged 49 years. She and Wallace were both buried at Waiuku Cemetery.
11. ~ ~ ~ CATHERINE ANN MCLARNON (ROBERT
> THOMAS) was born on 3 May 1885 in
and was the sixth daughter of THOMAS McLARNON and LYDIA HAWKES. Catherine married (1) WILLIAM CRICHTON and
(2) JOHN HENRY PEEBLE. Catherine died in
Avondale on 7 January 1937 and was buried at Holy
in Otahuhu, Auckland.
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