Jessie Louisa McGregor

F, b. 1884, d. 1947

Jessie McGregor 1884-1947, daugher of George McGregor & Emily Noakes. Photo courtesy Ann Dodds
  • Jessie Louisa McGregor was born in 1884 in Liverpool, New South Wales.
  • She was the daughter of George McGregor and Emily Eliza(beth) Noakes.
  • At the age of 26 years, Jessie Louisa McGregor married John H Thomas in 1910 in Petersham, Sydney, New South Wales.
  • Jessie Louisa McGregor died in 1947 in Hurtsville, New South Wales.

Child of Jessie Louisa McGregor and John H Thomas

John McGregor

M, b. 1842, d. 28 October 1883

John McGregor 1840-1883. Died in a fall from a tram in Sydney. Photo thanks to Ann Dodds
  • John McGregor was born in 1842 in Nelsons Plains, Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia.
  • He was the son of William McGregor and Mary Stuart.
  • John McGregor witnessed the marriage of Robert Cuthbertson (Bob) Reid and Isabella McGregor on 24 April 1861 in the residence of Mary and William McGregor, Nelsons Plains, Hunter Valley, New South Wales; Robert was a 22 year old carpenter of Sydney born Paisley Scotland, and Isabella a 20 year old servant of Sydney, born in Maitland. John McGregor and Margaret Reid were witnesses to the marriage. William McGregor gave his consent to the marriage as Isabella was not of age. The marriage was performed in accordance with the rites of the Presbyterian Church.
  • Between 1864 and 1867 he was a farmer in Nelsons Plains, New South Wales.
  • At the age of 22 years, John McGregor married Elizabeth Fountain, daughter of Henry Fountain and Lucy Layton Bishop, on 19 July 1864 in the home of Henry and Lucy Fountain, Raymond Terrace, New South Wales. At the time of the marriage John was a 22 year old farmer of Nelson's Plains and Elizabeth a 21 year old of Raymond Terrace. John's father William McGregor was a farmer and Henry Fountain, Elizabeth's father, a blacksmith. The ceremony was held according to the rites of the Wesleyan Church.
  • John McGregor and Elizabeth Fountain moved to the Parramatta area of Sydney around 1869.Their son William Henry was born in Raymond Terrace in 1868, and another son Robert Alfred was born in Waterloo in 1871.
  • In 1870 John McGregor and Elizabeth Fountain lived in 196 Parramatta Street, Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales. John worked as a drayman.
  • John McGregor witnessed the marriage of George Michael Woods and Janet McGregor on 19 October 1874 in Bringelly, Liverpool, New South Wales. George Michael and Jane were married at the McGregor family home by Edward Holland, Presbyterian Minister. Witnesses to the marriage were Jane's brother John McGregor and James Bell.
  • John McGregor and Elizabeth Fountain moved to Henry Street, Waverley around 1881.Their home was near Queen's Park.
  • John McGregor died on 28 October 1883 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He worked as a guard on the trams in Sydney and was killed when he fell from a moving tram at Waverley. He died a week later from "injuries accidentally received". An inquest was held into his death on 30th October 1883 by Henry Shiell. John and Elizabeth's last child John Raymond was born seven months later. Its possible that Elizabeth's parents Henry and Lucy Fountain moved in with the family after John's death.
  • He was buried on 30 October 1883 in Waverley Cemetery. He was buried in the family plot purchased by the Fountains. His youngest son Jack was born seven months after his death - the General Section 4, Grave 251.

Children of John McGregor and Elizabeth Fountain

John McGregor

M, b. 3 November 1856, d. 12 January 1929
  • John McGregor was born on 3 November 1856 in Portadown, County Armagh, Northern Ireland. His parents were John MCGREGOR and Ann. He was born in Ireland but moved to Scotland with his parents when he was a boy.
  • He immigrated to Moreton Bay in 1873. He came to Australia on his own at the age of 17 and made his way to the Darling Downs. He lived at Highfileds for six years before he met Agnes Gillis and they married.
  • At the age of 23 years, 3 months and 12 days, John McGregor married Agnes Gillis, daughter of William Gillis and Jane Eyles, on 15 February 1880 in Meringandan, Queensland.
  • John McGregor witnessed the death of William Gillis on 23 October 1882 in Gowrie Little Plain, Queensland; William died of an unknown cause and was buried by order of the Police Magistrate. His son William was the informant of his father's death and he was shown as 76 years old, a blacksmith, born Co. Cork and in the Colony for 35 years. According to William, William senior was married in Brisbane 35 years prior to his death. His children were listed as Frank 30, Ellen 28, Kate 26, William 23, Alice 21, Agnes 20 and Ida 10 (all of the children were actually 2 years older than this).
    The following article appeared in the Darling Downs Gazette dated 25th October 1882 "PAINFULLY SUDDEN DEATH - Through the courtesy of the police, we learn of the sudden death of Mr William Gillis, of Gowrie Little Plain. The sad event occurred about noon on Monday last. The deceased was in the act of stooping to pick up some nails when he fell over, and on being raised expired after a few moments in the arms of his son in law. The deceased who was much respected was about seventy years of age and leaves a widow and children and grandchildren. He had for a long period been a resident in the district."
  • John McGregor witnessed the marriage of Julius (Jul, Jules, John, Hugh) Andersen and Alice Gillis on 24 May 1884; The marriage took place in the residence of the officiating minister, William Rathjen, at Telford Street, Toowoomba. Hugh was a 40 year old bachelor engine driver born Christiana Norway and living at Geham, Highfields. His father was given as Andres Anderson, a post office keeper. Alice was a 26 year old widowed housekeeper born Dalby of Geham and her parents were listed as William Gillis, a farmer and Jane Isles. Witnesses to the marriage were John McGregor and Catherine P Rathjen. Jules signed with his mark.
  • John McGregor was the informant of the death of Jane Eyles on 22 March 1891 in Gowrie Little Plain, Queensland, Australia. Her cause of death was senile decay from which she had been suffering for 18 months. Dr Robers had been her Medical attendant. The informant of her death was her son-in-law John McGregor of Gowrie Little Plain. He stated her parents were Walter Daniel Eyles and Jane Hill and that she had been born in Somerset 63 years ago, having been 30 years in Queensland. Children of her first marriage were Charles Walter Bridgeman 43 and Gary 40 ? and of her second Francis 28, Ellen 26, Katherine 24, Alice 32, William Patrick 30, Agnes 28 and Edith 19 - obviously the ages for the first three children of this marriage are out by 10 years. She had two deceased children, daughters, by her first marriage.
  • John McGregor was the informant of the death of William Patrick Gillis on 9 August 1900 in Toowoomba Hospital. His death was caused by an absess in his throat, pneumonia, and exhaustion. He died after spending a week in the hospital. At the time of his death was a farmer. John McGregor, his brother in law was the informant of his death. He had been married to Eliza Issard since he was 21 years old, and they had 9 (11) living children Ellen 19, Annie 18, Jane 16, Sarah 14, Catherine 12, Henry 9,William 7,George 5,Alice 2 and Ronald Vernon aged 6 months. One child, Agnes, had died an infant.
  • John McGregor witnessed the burial of Charles Walter Daniel Bridgeman on 14 November 1910 in Meringandan Cemetery, Queensland; Charles and Myrah's gravestone reads-
    in loving memory of charles bridgeman died November 12th 1910 aged 65 years erected by his loving wife and family also Myrah Frances Bridgeman died April 10 1936 aged 85 years and 11 months, also infant son Richard Roland died 1895 aged 2 years and 4 months.
  • John McGregor died on 12 January 1929 in Queensland at age 72.
  • He was buried on 13 January 1929 in Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery. He is buried next to Agnes.

Children of John McGregor and Agnes Gillis

John McGregor

M, b. 20 December 1888, d. 3 August 1962
  • John McGregor was born on 20 December 1888 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of John McGregor and Agnes Gillis.
  • At the age of 22 years, John McGregor married Amelia Ellen Smith in 1911 in Queensland. John worked in the coal mines at Kingsthorpe where the family lived.
  • On 6 January 1953,his wife, Amelia Ellen Smith died in Queensland.
  • John McGregor died on 3 August 1962 in Queensland at age 73.
  • He was buried on 4 August 1962 in Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery.

Child of John McGregor and Amelia Ellen Smith

John Raymond (Jack) McGregor

M, b. 14 April 1884, d. January 1954
  • John Raymond (Jack) McGregor was born on 14 April 1884 in Waverley, Sydney, New South Wales. The surname was misspelled on the birth certificate as MacGreggor, and registered as MacGregor.
  • He was the son of John McGregor and Elizabeth Fountain.
  • John Raymond (Jack) McGregor was employed by Perth Public Hospital in 1908. Family hearsay has it that, he pushed a wheelbarrow from Sydney to Perth, perhaps down on his luck or prospecting for gold.
  • He was employed in 1910 in the Tramway Workshops, Randwick, Sydney.
  • In 1910 Jack was associated with the Liberal and Reform Assn of NSW.
  • At the age of 26 years, 1 month and 14 days, John Raymond (Jack) McGregor married Winifred Cowing on 28 May 1910 in The Parsonage, Leichardt, New South Wales. The ceremony was conducted according to the rites of the Methodist Church. Witnesses to the marriage were William Mayo Cowling and Gertrude Cowling, Winifred's siblings.
  • John Raymond (Jack) McGregor and Winifred Cowing lived in 9 Paling Street, Lilyfield, Sydney, New South Wales.
  • On 1 February 1919,his wife, Winifred Cowing died in Royal Womens Hospital, Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales. Her death was caused from peritonitis, after suffering a miscarriage.
  • At the age of 37 years, John Raymond (Jack) McGregor married Rhoda Pearl Butler in 1922. Pearl had been married to Garland Ross, and had a daughter Phyllis Yvonne by that marriage.
  • In 1922 John Raymond (Jack) McGregor and Rhoda Pearl Butler lived in Arcadia Avenue, Drummoyne, Sydney. Pearl's daughter Phyllis and Jack's daughter, Maisie came to live with them.
  • In 1927 John Raymond (Jack) McGregor and Rhoda Pearl Butler lived in "Argyle" , 6 Lovell Road, Eastwood, Sydney.
  • John Raymond (Jack) McGregor died in January 1954 in Lovell Road, Eastwood, Sydney, New South Wales, at age 69.
  • He was buried in Baptist Section, Northern Suburbs Cemetery, Sydney, New South Wales. A brief service was held at the Marsfield Mission.

Children of John Raymond (Jack) McGregor and Winifred Cowing

Joseph John McGregor

M, b. circa 1885, d. 27 September 1943

Kenneth Stanley McGregor

M, b. 24 June 1907, d. 19 September 1957
  • Kenneth Stanley McGregor was born on 24 June 1907 in Coolgardie, Western Australia. NOTE: Alternate sources have date of birth as 16 July 1907.
  • He was the son of William Henry McGregor and Florence Bertha Cohn.
  • At the age of 25 years, Kenneth Stanley McGregor married Rachel M Wilson, daughter of George H Wilson and Rachel Unknown, in 1933 in Gosford, New South Wales.
  • Kenneth Stanley McGregor began military service on 6 August 1943 in Sydney, New South Wales. His service number was 136241, and he was living at Milsons Point at the time he enlisted, giving his next of kin as Rachel McGregor.
  • He ended military service on 18 January 1946. He was discharged with the rank of Leading Aircraftman in the 114 MOBILE FIGHTER CONTROL UNIT.
  • Kenneth Stanley McGregor died on 19 September 1957 in Camden, New South Wales, at age 50.

Lucy Mary (Lillian) McGregor

F, b. 1877, d. 1926

Lucy Mary (Lillian) McGregor 1877-1926, daughter of John McGregor and Elizabeth Fountain
  • Lucy Mary (Lillian) McGregor was born in 1877 in Paddington, New South Wales.
  • She was the daughter of John McGregor and Elizabeth Fountain.
  • He was a housekeeper at Bondi and Epping NSW. She remained single.
  • Lucy Mary (Lillian) McGregor died in 1926 in New South Wales.

Maisie Winifred Jean McGregor

F, b. 9 March 1912

Mary Ann McGregor

F, b. 2 May 1896, d. 20 July 1974
  • Mary Ann McGregor was born on 2 May 1896 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of John McGregor and Agnes Gillis.
  • At the age of 23 years, 6 months and 24 days, Mary Ann McGregor married Oswald Cribb Southerdon on 26 November 1919. They farmed at Boodua after their marriage.
  • Mary Ann McGregor and Oswald Cribb Southerdon appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1937 living at Boodua. Oswald was a farmer.
  • On 7 October 1943,her husband, Oswald Cribb Southerdon died in Queensland at age 50.
  • Mary Ann McGregor died on 20 July 1974 in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, at age 78.

Mary Elizabeth McGregor

F, b. 1877, d. 1945

Maxwell Raymond John McGregor

M, b. 9 December 1910, d. 8 November 1980
  • Maxwell Raymond John McGregor was born on 9 December 1910 in Lilyfield, Sydney, New South Wales.
  • He was the son of John Raymond (Jack) McGregor and Winifred Cowing.
  • Between 1919 and 1923 Maxwell Raymond John McGregor lived in Ray Street, Epping, Sydney. After his mother's death it is likely that Maxwell R J went to live with his auntie Florrie, the wife of Alex McGregor.
  • In 1923 Maxwell Raymond John McGregor lived in Arcadia Avenue, Drummoyne, Sydney, New South Wales. Maxwell had obtained work at a rubber factory and moved from his aunts house to be nearer to his work.
  • Between 1923 and 1933 he was an employee in the Perdriau Rubberworks Factory, Sydney, New South Wales.
  • In 1933 Maxwell Raymond John McGregor lived in "Netley", Formosa Street, Drummoyne, Sydney, New South Wales.
  • At the age of 22 years, Maxwell Raymond John McGregor married Catherine Mary Stathers, daughter of Thomas William Stathers and Catherine Matilda Mary Aird, in 1933 in Sydney, New South Wales.
  • Maxwell Raymond John McGregor died on 8 November 1980 at age 69.

Robert Alfred (Bob) McGregor

M, b. 1871, d. 1927
  • Robert Alfred (Bob) McGregor was born in 1871 in Buckland Street, Waterloo, Sydney, New South Wales.
  • He was the son of John McGregor and Elizabeth Fountain.
  • At the age of 28 years, Robert Alfred (Bob) McGregor married Eva Maud Shea in 1899 in Braidwood, Sydney, New South Wales.
  • Family hearsay states Robert moved to Western Australia where he was an Engineer in the gold mines.
  • Robert Alfred (Bob) McGregor died in 1927 in East Coolgardie, Western Australia. After Robert's death Eva and her children moved back to New South Wales.

Children of Robert Alfred (Bob) McGregor and Eva Maud Shea

Robert D McGregor

M, b. 1901

Robert Donald McGregor

M, b. 1886, d. 1962

Robert McGregor 1886-1962, son of George McGregor and Emily Noakes. Photo courtesy of Ann Dodds
  • Robert Donald McGregor was born in 1886 in Picton, New South Wales.
  • He was the son of George McGregor and Emily Eliza(beth) Noakes.
  • Robert Donald McGregor died in 1962 in Auburn, New South Wales.

Dr Robina McGregor

F, b. 1872, d. 1960

Dr Robina Harlin 1872-1960. Photo thanks to Trove
  • Dr Robina McGregor was born in 1872 in Dundee, Scotland. She was the daugter of __ McGregor and ___ Hutchinson.
  • Dr Robina McGregor married Dr Francis Wilfred Harlin circa 1900.
  • Dr Robina McGregor and Dr Francis Wilfred Harlin appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Crow's Nest. Both Francis and Robina are listed as medical practitioners.
  • In 1945,her husband, Dr Francis Wilfred Harlin died in Queensland.
  • Dr Robina McGregor died in 1960 in Queensland.

Ruth Ida McGregor

F, b. 20 June 1898, d. 31 March 1981
  • Ruth Ida McGregor was born on 20 June 1898 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of John McGregor and Agnes Gillis.
  • At the age of 26 years, Ruth Ida McGregor married John Graham Storey in 1925 in Queensland. John and Ruth farmed at Oakey.
  • On 14 February 1946,her husband, John Graham Storey died in Queensland.
  • Ruth Ida McGregor died on 31 March 1981 in Queensland at age 82.
  • She was buried on 1 April 1981 in Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery.

Stanley George McGregor

M, b. 1913, d. 29 May 2005
  • Stanley George McGregor was born in 1913 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of William McGregor and Louisa Maria Weber.
  • Stanley George McGregor died on 29 May 2005 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 2 June 2005 in Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery. He is buried with his brother Francis.

Stella May McGregor

F, b. 1914

Unnamed Son McGregor

M, b. 17 May 1867, d. 22 May 1867
  • Unnamed Son McGregor was born on 17 May 1867 in Raymond Terrace, Hunter Valley, New South Wales.
  • He was the son of John McGregor and Elizabeth Fountain.
  • Unnamed Son McGregor died on 22 May 1867 in Raymond Terrace, Hunter Valley, New South Wales. He died from convulsions at birth.
  • He was buried on 23 May 1867 in Raymond Terrace, New South Wales. The records show the witness as Henry Fountain and a Henry McGregor, but this may have been an error. Lot Bishop, brother of Elizabeth's mother, was the undertaker.

Walter McGregor

M, b. 5 April 1892, d. 5 April 1918
  • Walter McGregor was born on 5 April 1892 in Yalangur, Toowoomba, Queensland.
  • He was the son of John McGregor and Agnes Gillis.
  • Walter McGregor began military service with the AIF on 26 April 1917 in Toowoomba. Walter gave his next of kin as Agnes McGregor of the Haden Line, Yalangur. He stated he was a farmer aged 24 years and 11 months old, born at Yalangur. He joined the 10/24th Battalion. He was sent to Glasgow and then England and France where he reported as wounded and missing on 15 April 1918.
  • This report was later changed to KILLED IN ACTION as Walter died of his wounds on 5 April 1918 in France at age 26.
  • He is remembered at the an unknown date in VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL, Somme, France.

William McGregor

M, b. 12 February 1812, d. 23 October 1889
  • William McGregor was born on 12 February 1812 in Kingussie and Insch, Inverness, Scotland. William's parents were not married at the time of his birth. The parish record shows he was "Natural son of Gregor McGregor foxhunter of Rannock and Christina Clark Killiehuntly". Records on either side of the entry refer to the child as "son" or "daughter", give the father's name then the mothers name
    followed by "his wife."
  • He was the son of Gregor McGregor and Christiana Clarke.
  • William McGregor was christened on 1 March 1812 in Kingussie and Insch, Inverness, Scotland.
  • At the age of 25 years, 9 months and 18 days, William McGregor married Mary Stuart, daughter of Donald Stuart and Janet McEdward, on 30 November 1837 in Kingussie, Inverness, Scotland.
  • In 1838 he was listed as shepherd on immigration details.
  • William McGregor immigrated to Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, on 15 November 1838. William came to Sydney on the St George , leaving Oban in Scotland on 4 July 1838, with his wife Mary (nee Stuart, formerly McPherson), Louisa McPherson and Janet McGregor. His calling was given as a shepherd and his age on embakation was 27 in February. He was the son of Gregor McGregor a farmer of Rennick and his wife Christina Clarke

    Here is an account of the departure of the immigrants from Kingussie from Rev Thomas Sinton in 1909:- "In the year 1838, a large number of people emigrated to Australia from the neighbourhood of Kingussie. The 'St George', by which they had taken passage to Sydney, lay at Oban, so it was necessary for them to make the long journey to Fort William in carts, and thence proceed to the place of embarkation by steamboat. Their departure from Kingussie took place at mid-summer, and on the day of St Columba's Fair - Latha Feill Chaluim Chille. This fair was the occasion of a general gathering of the inhabitants of Badenoch; and to it many resorted from a distance for purposes of trade or mere amusement. Several near relatives of the writer, who were among those present on the memorable day referred to, used to describe with deep emotion the scenes of heart-rendering grief which they witnessed."
  • In 1839 he was employed by a Mr Edgar Hyland, who according to the Hunter Valley Directory 1841 was a butcher from Maitland who was in partnership with Ronald John McDonnell as butchers, dealers and chapmen. The partnership was dissolved in Maitland in Feb 1841. Edwin was also a farmer at Black Creek. His wife Emma (Bailey) also lived at West Maitland. William, calling on the "Return of the Disposals of Immigrants" was a shepherd. He was assigned to Edgar Hyland before he left the ship and was to be paid 25 pound a year.
  • In 1841 William McGregor was in East Maitland, New South Wales, Australia. His occupation was listed as a constable. This may have been where the family stories of him being a police superintendant originated.
  • In 1840 William McGregor was in Nelsons Plains, Raymond Terrace, New South Wales. He was a lucerne Farmer according to family hearsay and would dress up in his finery - waist coat and all - to sell his lucerne in Maitland and Raymond Terrace.
  • He gave his concent to the marriage of Robert Cuthbertson (Bob) Reid and Isabella McGregor on 24 April 1861 in the residence of Mary and William McGregor, Nelsons Plains, Hunter Valley, New South Wales; Robert was a 22 year old carpenter of Sydney born Paisley Scotland, and Isabella a 20 year old servant of Sydney, born in Maitland. John McGregor and Margaret Reid were witnesses to the marriage. William McGregor gave his consent to the marriage as Isabella was not of age. The marriage was performed in accordance with the rites of the Presbyterian Church.
  • In April 1863 he was noted as a farmer at the time of the death of his son, Donald in Nelsons Plains, New South Wales, Australia.
  • On 24 April 1863,their son, Donald McGregor died in Nelsons Plains, New South Wales, Australia. When he was accidentally shot. He was a farm labourer and dairy man at the time of his death. According to family hearsay he returned from Duck Shooting with a party of lads. As he was getting out of the boat one boy, not knowing the gun was loaded, pretended to shoot Donald. Donald died from the wounds, he was 19 years old. An inquest was held by William Edward Shaw Coroner on the 25 April 1863, verdict accidental gunshot wound. The gun discharged while he was getting through a fence according to another family story.
  • William McGregor witnessed the burial of Ann McGregor on 31 August 1864 in Raymond Terrace, New South Wales.
  • William McGregor witnessed the burial of Unnamed Son McGregor on 23 May 1867 in Raymond Terrace, New South Wales; The records show the witness as Henry Fountain and a Henry McGregor, but this may have been an error. Lot Bishop, brother of Elizabeth's mother, was the undertaker.
  • About 1870 the McGregor families left the Hunter River and went to live at Bringelly outside Sydney. Jane was married here and the men found work in Sydney, John on the tramways and George in the brickworks. It is rumoured that Mary left William who remained in Maitland.
  • On 23 December 1877,his wife, Mary Stuart died in Holsworthy, New South Wales, Australia, at age 73. Her death was caused by "decay of nature, had been ailing some time - the coroner did not deem it necessary to hold an inquest.". She was shown as 74 years old. Her father was given as John Stewart, cattle dealer, mother unknown. The informant was George McGregor her son of Holsworthy. George gave Scotland as her place of birth and stated she had been in the Colony 30 years. Her first marriage was to a McPherson, the second to a McGregor. One son alive, two daughters dead by first marriage, two sons and two daughters alive by second, and one son and one daughter dead by second. Her death notice appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald on 3 January 1878. It read: "McGREGOR. —December 23, at her late residence, Holsworthy, Mary, the dearly regretted wife of William McGregor, in her 74th year, for many years a resident of Nelson's Plains, Hunter River"

    Just what happened to William is a mystery. George was listed as the informant on his mother's death certificate. William is not listed as living or deceased but Mary's death notice indicates he may still have been alive. There is no death registration for him. One possibility is that he later remarried and lived in Maitland. However, where the age matches that of William the other details don't. The 1872 Grenville's Post Office Directory shows a William McGregor of Bringelly and a William McGregor of Maitland suggesting there were two.
  • Its slightly possible that William McGregor married Jane McMullen Dunn on 11 May 1886 in Morpeth Registrar's Office, Morpeth, New South Wales. The certificate showed William Gregor, widower, aged 74, cordial maker from Perthshire, Scotland and Jane McMullen Dunn spinster, aged 26, from Ireland. East Maitland was shown as the place of residence for them both. His father is shown as John McGregor and mother as Jane Ure.
  • William McGregor left a will. It was dated November 2 1887,and he named Jane Mullen McGregor the sole benefactor and executor of his Will. Probate was granted to Jane and his estate was worth 458 pound.
  • The William McGregor married to Jane Dunn died on 23 October 1889 in East Maitland, New South Wales, at age 77. His death certificate shows that he was 77 years old, born Scotland and 30 years in NSW. While the age is correct for our William, the time is NSW is short by about 20 years. He is also shown as an engineer. In Grenvilles Post Office Directory of 1872, there is a William McGregor, engineer listed in Newcastle Street, Maitland. It seems this may not be our William as he was listed in the same Directory as a farmer in Bringelly near Liverpool.
  • He was buried on 24 October 1889 in East Maitland Cemetery. Presbyterian Section.
  • On 23 October 1899 Family hearsay has it that William drowned at sea. The following article appeared in "The Western Australian" :- NEW SOUTH WALES,Sydney, October 21.
    The body of William McGregor, the missing cook of the barque Loch Ryan, has been found near the entrance to the Victoria docks. It is believed that McGregor was drowned on the night of the 17th inst There is nothing about the appearance of the corpse to indicate foul play. The death certificate shows this William's father's name was William (not Gregor) - and would be he a cook at age 87?
  • One of William's great grandsons spoke of his grandmother Elizabeth McGregor (nee Fountain) and "'said she had been known affectionately as "Granny McGregor" and often referred to her husband's father(William McGregor) as "Old McGregor" and that she spoke "most disparagingly" about William, who "had a foul temper and was very mean", but she (Elizabeth) was "full of praise for William's wife Mary (Stuart/McPherson.)""

Children of William McGregor and Mary Stuart

William McGregor

M, b. 25 February 1883, d. 23 June 1959
  • William McGregor was born on 25 February 1883 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of John McGregor and Agnes Gillis.
  • At the age of 24 years, 9 months and 2 days, William McGregor married Louisa Maria Weber, daughter of Lugwig George Weber and Louisa Maria Charlotte Backhaus, on 27 November 1907 in Gowrie Little Plain, Queensland. They were married at Louisa's parents home by Charles Coloumbus Truman, Methodist Minister from Toowoomba. After their marriage they settled on the McGregor farm not far from William's parents home.
  • William McGregor died on 23 June 1959 in Queensland at age 76.
  • He was buried on 25 June 1959 in Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery.

Children of William McGregor and Louisa Maria Weber

William Henry McGregor

M, b. 1868, d. 12 February 1936
  • William Henry McGregor was born in 1868 in Raymond Terrace, New South Wales, Australia.
  • He was the son of John McGregor and Elizabeth Fountain.
  • He was telegraph master in Sydney.
  • At the age of 23 years, William Henry McGregor married Florence Bertha Cohn, daughter of I J K Cohn, on 4 May 1891 in Scot's Church, Jamieson Street, Sydney, New South Wales.
  • On 24 August 1891 the following notice appeared in The West Australian Newspaper:- MCGREGOR-COHN.-May 4. at the Soot's Church, Jamieson street, Sydney, by the Rev. W. M. Dill Mackay, WILLIAM MCGREGOR, Esq., telegraph master, Sydney, and son of the late John McGregor, Esq., to FLORENCE BERTHA COHN, daughter of I. J. K. Cohn, Esq., Southern Cross, and niece of Sir James Knight, of Farnham, England.
  • In 1917 he was a postal inspector, formerly a post master in Western Australia. in Junee, New South Wales.
  • Between 1923 and 1927 William Henry McGregor lived in "Argyle" , 6 Lovell Road, Eastwood, Sydney, New South Wales. He most likely sold house to young brother Jack when he was transferred to Goulburn as Post Master.
  • He was Post Master, Postal Department, NSW in Goulburn, New South Wales.
  • William Henry McGregor died on 12 February 1936 in Wahroonga, Sydney, New South Wales.

Children of William Henry McGregor and Florence Bertha Cohn

William Wilson McGregor

M, b. 1908, d. 1978
  • William Wilson McGregor was born in 1908 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of David McGregor and Martha Annie Purton.
  • William Wilson McGregor appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Crow's Nest. He was a labourer.
  • William Wilson McGregor died in 1978 in Brisbane, Queensland.

James Kemp McGuckin

M, b. 1913

Joseph Thomas McGuckin

M, b. 1870, d. June 1943
  • Joseph Thomas McGuckin was born in 1870 in Queensland. He was the son of Thomas McGuckin and Margaret Campbell.
  • At the age of 30 years, Joseph Thomas McGuckin married Theresa Elizabeth Kemp in 1900 in Tenterfield, New South Wales.
  • Joseph Thomas McGuckin and Theresa Elizabeth Kemp appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Crow's Nest, Queensland. Joseph was a cordial manufacturer.
  • Joseph Thomas McGuckin and Theresa Elizabeth Kemp appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1930 and 1943 living at Esk Street, Crow's Nest. Thomas was a cordial manufacturer.
  • Joseph Thomas McGuckin died in June 1943 in Brisbane, Queensland.
  • He was buried on 16 June 1943 in Balmoral Cemetery, Morningside, Brisbane.

Children of Joseph Thomas McGuckin and Theresa Elizabeth Kemp

Joseph Thomas McGuckin

M, b. 1900, d. 1976

Lawrence John McGuckin

M, b. 1904, d. 1976

Margaret Allison McGuckin

F, b. 1905