History in Australasia

VARIATIONS ON A NAME

MACAULAY FIRSTS IN AUSTRALIA

EARLY SETTLERS

                      JOHN MACAULEY from Drumquin, Ireland, to Collector, NSW

                       MACAULAYS IN NEW ZEALAND

 

 

 

Macaulay Clan Australia CrestVARIATIONS ON A NAME

MacAmalghaidh (“son of Amalghaidh”) is an old Irish personal name pronounced almost as Macaulay or Macowley. From this comes the name of the old Gaelic form of N. Olafr (“relic of the gods”). From this comes the Hebridean name MACAULAY.

Accepted modern spellings are :

Macaulay

Macauley (often Irish descent)

McAulay

McAuley

Macallay

Macalley

Macaullay

Macaully

MacCally

MacCaulay

MacAuley

MacCauly

McCauley

McCawley

Makalley (ancient spelling)

However your name is spelt, we are all descended from the various branches of the Clan whose motto is Dulce Periculum (Danger is sweet). The  Crest badge is an antique boot, coped at the ankle proper. The Plant badge is Pine cranberry.

Macaulay Clan Crest                        The geographic origins of some names are :

                                    Macaulay, etc     Isle of Lewis, Scotland

                                                                  Isle of Harris, Scotland

                                                                  Dumbartonshire, Scotland

                                    McCauley            Dublin, Ireland

                                                                  Northern Ireland

                                    MacCauley          Belfast

The Chief of Clan MacAulay is Hector MacAulay of Crieff, Stirlingshire, Scotland.

Macaulay Clan Australia Crest

MACAULAY FIRSTS IN AUSTRALIA

FIRST RECORDED IN AUSTRALIA : James McCawley, a convict who arrived in Sydney on 3 December 1791 (almost 4 years after the First Fleet) aboard the ship “Active”. He had been sentenced to seven years transportation.

FIRST FREE SETTLER : John McCauley who arrived in Sydney in 1818 at the age of 20 years aboard the “Guildford 3″. He was a stonemason and lived in Cumberland Street, Sydney (1828 census).

FIRST SOLDIER : Peter McCauley of the 48th Regiment of Sydney Town in 1820. He died on 23 December 1845 and was buried in Devonshire Street cemetery (now the site of Central Railway Station). His wife, Mary, died on 28 May 1886 at the age of 74 years, and was buried at the same place.

FIRST PUBLIC SERVANT : Bernard McCauley who arrived in Sydney in 1825, aged 55 years, aboard the “Henry Porchan”. He was initially a labourer with the A.A. Co and lived in Port Stephens, NSW (1828 census).

FIRST REHABILITATION CASE ? : Alexander Macauley who arrived in Sydney in 1826 under Colonial sentence aboard the ship “Speke”, was granted his Certificate of Freedom on 15 April 1833 and became a Parish Clerk and Schoolmaster at Newcastle (1828 census).

OLDEST KNOWN SURVIVING MACAULAY : Mrs Katherind Reid of Sydney NSW, aged 99 (100 in May 1985)