Alexander Bringans

Alexander Bringans

Male 1828 - 1908  (79 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document


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  • Gender Male 
    Born 18 October 1828  Dollar, Clackmannanshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Alternate Birth 1831  Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Occupation 8 October 1858  Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
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    Immigration 20 August 1860  Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8
    • arrived on the ship “Pladda”
    Alternate Name Alexander Bringans  [2
    Alt Death 1900  Mosgiel, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 16 September 1908  Dunstan, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
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    Person ID I22  Roger | Ancestors of Roger
    Last Modified 26 May 2006 

    Father Duncan Breingan,   b. 1795, Dunblane, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 February 1868, Dollar, Clackmannanshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Mary Gilmour,   b. Clackmannan, Clackmannanshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1828-1830 
    Family ID F22  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Janet Mitchell,   b. 29 January 1842, of, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 December 1894  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 8 October 1858  Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5, 9
    Children 
    +1. Bethia Bringans,   b. 30 October 1859, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 September 1937, Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. Mary Bringans,   b. 1861,   d. 1924, possibly Mosgiel, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     3. Duncan Bringans,   b. 1863,   d. 1946, Alexandra, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    +4. Andrew Bringans,   b. 1865,   d. 1954, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    +5. Alexander Bringans,   b. 1868,   d. 1941  (Age 73 years)
    +6. William Bringans,   b. 1870, Mosgiel, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1961, Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
    +7. Isabella Bringans,   b. 1872,   d. 1958, Mosgiel, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    +8. Thomas Bringans,   b. 1874,   d. 1938, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    +9. John Bringans,   b. 1877,   d. 1956, Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +10. Robert Bringans,   b. 1882,   d. 1952, Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    Family ID F12  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 October 1828 - Dollar, Clackmannanshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlternate Birth - 1831 - Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 20 August 1860 - Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend Address Cemetery Farm Town Parish City County/Shire State/Province Country Region Not Set

  • Photos
    Alexander Bringans and Janet Mitchell
    Alexander Bringans and Janet Mitchell
    Alexander Bringans (Breingan) and his wife Janet Mitchell. The children are probably Bethia Bringans (who married John Dewar) and William. If this is correct, then the picture was taken sometime before 1865 based on the age of Bethia who was born in 1859 in Scotland.

    Documents
    Marriage Record for Alexander Bringans and Janet Mitchell 8 October 1858
    Marriage Record for Alexander Bringans and Janet Mitchell 8 October 1858
    Copy from the Parish Register for District of Holytown, Parish of Bothwell showing the marriage of Alexander Bringans and Janet Mitchell on 8 October 1858. Copy obtained from http://ScotlandsPeople.gov.uk
    Article from the 'Otago Witness' of Saturday 25 August 1860
    Article from the "Otago Witness" of Saturday 25 August 1860
    The article talks about the arrival of the "Pladda" with John Bringans, Janet Mitchell and Bethia Breingans as passengers, the conditions in Otago at the time and concerns about the rapidly growing immigration to Otago.

    See also this history page for a transcript of this article.
    Clipping from the 'Otago Witness' of Saturday 25 August 1860.
    Clipping from the "Otago Witness" of Saturday 25 August 1860.
    This clipping lists a number of items for sale that were brought to Dunedin on the Pladda - blankets, cloth, floorboards, wheels paper. Items of interest to all new settlers probably.
    Shipping News from Otago Daily Witness of 21 July 1860
    Shipping News from Otago Daily Witness of 21 July 1860
    Announcement from Otago Witness Newspaper of future sailing of the ship "Pladda" from Glasgow to New Zealand. Passengers listed include A Bringin, wife and child. This list was compiled in advance of the sailing and sent to New Zealand by mail. It was published in the Otago Witness on Saturday July 21 1860.

    The article also includes reference to upcoming sailings to New Zealand, including the Robert Henderson on which Robert and Alice Houliston and 9 children arrived in New Zealand a few weeks after the "Pladda" arrived on 20 August 1860.

    From http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/bin/papers?name=OW&year=1860&month=07&day=21&action=view
    Shipping News from Otago Witness of 25 August 1860.
    Shipping News from Otago Witness of 25 August 1860.
    This excerpt shows the arrival listing of the "Pladda" with "Alexander Bringin, wife and daughter" listed as passengers. The ship arrived on 20 August 1860 after leaving Glasgow.

    From http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/bin/papers?name=OW&year=1860&month=08&day=25&action=view

    Histories
    Article from the 'Otago Witness' of Saturday 25 August 1860
    Article from the "Otago Witness" of Saturday 25 August 1860
    The article talks about the arrival of the "Pladda" with John Bringans, Janet Mitchell and Bethia Breingans as passengers, the conditions in Otago at the time and concerns about the rapidly growing immigration to Otago.
    Introduction to Bringans Family Tree document
    Introduction to Bringans Family Tree document
    Written by Stuart Bringans in July 1979 to accompany a Bringans Family Tree produced on typewriter showing the descendants of Alexander Breingan and Janet Mitchell. Note it contains at least one error - the ship was called Pladda and arrived in New Zealand in 1860 with A Bringin, wife and child as passengers as listed in the Otago Witness of July 21 1860.

  • Sources 
    1. [S36] Vital Record from Old Parish Registers of Scotland, published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
    2. [S61] Hand Drawn Pedigree Chart, hand drawn by Ashley Moffat.
    3. [S283] Information submitted by Member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
    4. [S117] Bringans Family Tree, compiled by someone from the Bringans Family in New Zealand.
    5. [S144] Copy of entry in Marriage Register for District of Holytown, Parish of Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
    6. [S286] Website of NZ Bound - Dedicated to identifying genealogical resources to assist in locating which New Zealand bound ship an immigrant ancestor was aboard., published by Olwyn Whitehouse.
    7. [S295] Shipping News from newspaper “The Otago Witness”, author unknown.
    8. [S288] Shipping News from newspaper “The Otago Witness”, author unknown.
    9. [S297] Copy of entry from Parish Register for banns and marriage of Alexander Bringans and Janet Mitchell.


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