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Item: 196992
Surname: McInnes
First Name: Rev. Duncan
Ship: 1850
Date: 18 August 1908
Place: Maclean, Clarence River
Source: Maitland Daily Mercury
Details: Death of an old Maitland Resident. There passed away at Maclean, Clarence River, on Wednesday last, an old identity of the Maitland district in the person of the Rev. Duncan Mclnnes, of the Presbyterian Church of Eastern Australia (Free Church). The deceased was a native of Fort William, Scotland. He arrived in New South Wales in 1850, when 23 years of age, and made his way, to the Hunter district. He subsequently purchased a farm near Maitland, and while engaged in farming pursuits became closely identified with the Free Presbyterian Church of West Maitland, of which he was an elder, the Rev. William McIntyre, the minister in charge Mr. MacInnes was induced to study for the ministry after some persuasion, and while so doing the members of the church thoughtfully attended to the working of his farm. In April, 1869 he was inducted to the charge of Maclean (the Rocky Mouth), and continued as pastor to the Free Presbyterians of that locality till death severed the connection. The deceased was prostrated two weeks before his death by a paralytic seizure, from which he never rallied ; but passed away, as already stated, on Wednesday morning last.