Andrew McPhail

M, b. 1892, d. August 1893
  • Andrew McPhail was born in 1892 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of John McPhail and Mary Ellen McGrath.
  • Andrew McPhail died in August 1893 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 14 August 1893 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Archibald McPhail

M, b. 1811, d. December 1878
  • Archibald McPhail was born in 1811 in Scotland.
  • Archibald McPhail married Jane Macfarlane circa 1846.
  • Archibald McPhail immigrated to Moreton Bay on 13 October 1863. Archibald,43, a widow, travelled on the Rockhampton with his two sons John aged 16 and George 14. Two more children Agnes and Andrew arrived 10 years later. They had been raised by relatives until they were old enough to travel to Australia.
  • Archibald McPhail died in December 1878 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 12 December 1878 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Children of Archibald McPhail and Jane Macfarlane

Archibald McPhail

M, b. 1875, d. 9 May 1955

Archibald Donald McPhail

M, b. 1904

Audrey Stella McPhail

F, b. 1905

Colin Andrew McPhail

M, b. 8 July 1920, d. August 1995

Ellen Grace McPhail

F, b. 17 November 1879, d. 3 May 1953
  • Ellen Grace McPhail was born on 17 November 1879 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of John McPhail and Mary Ellen McGrath.
  • At the age of 21 years, 7 months and 15 days, Ellen Grace McPhail married John Swain, son of Frederic John Baynham Swain and Caroline Phelps, on 2 July 1901 in Plainby, Crow's Nest. They lived at Hillview Plainby, but moved to Kunioon around 1906 after the birth of their first child Grace at their home.
  • Ellen Grace McPhail and John Swain appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Bergen. John was a farmer.
  • Ellen Grace McPhail died on 3 May 1953 in Kingaroy, Queensland, at age 73.

Children of Ellen Grace McPhail and John Swain

Ena Margaret McPhail

F, b. 28 May 1914, d. 3 November 2001

George McPhail

M, b. 1849, d. 1923
  • George McPhail was born in 1849 in Scotland.
  • He was the son of Archibald McPhail and Jane Macfarlane.
  • George McPhail immigrated on 13 October 1863 to Moreton Bay with Archibald McPhail. Archibald,43, a widow, travelled on the Rockhampton with his two sons John aged 16 and George 14. Two more children Agnes and Andrew arrived 10 years later. They had been raised by relatives until they were old enough to travel to Australia.
  • At the age of 23 years, George McPhail married Margaret Osborne McDonald in 1872 in Queensland.
  • George McPhail died in 1923 in Brisbane, Queensland.

Gladys Bertha McPhail

F, b. 12 May 1909, d. 22 August 2002

Jane McPhail

F, b. 17 September 1877, d. 25 August 1945
  • Jane McPhail was born on 17 September 1877 in Drayton, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of John McPhail and Mary Ellen McGrath.
  • At the age of 21 years, 1 month and 8 days, Jane McPhail married Frederick Swain, son of Frederic John Baynham Swain and Caroline Phelps, on 25 October 1898 in Pierce Creek, Queensland. They settle on their farm "Hillview", Plainby.
  • On 19 February 1900,her husband, Frederick Swain died in Queensland at age 24. He suffered from a burst appendex. After Frederick's death, Jane went to live with the Swain family (perhaps her sister Grace). Their son Frederick Baynham was born in November that year. Sometime after his birth, Jane went to work for John JOBSON, whom she later married.
  • Jane McPhail appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1903 and 1908 living at Plainby, Crow's Nest. She most likely lived with her mother in law Caroline Swain and sister in law Edith Swain.
  • She appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1908 living at Plainby, Crow's Nest. She carried out home duties.
  • At the age of 31 years, 11 months and 2 days, Jane McPhail married John Thomas Jobson, son of Edward Jobson and Rebecca Holmes, on 19 August 1909 in Plainby, Crow's Nest. Jane operated a telephone exchange in the house at Plainby while John conducted his blacksmithing business in the yard outside. The telephone exchange was also the local Post Office.
  • Jane McPhail died on 25 August 1945 in Plainby, Crow's Nest, at age 67.
  • She was buried in Crow's Nest Cemetery.

Children of Jane McPhail and Frederick Swain

Children of Jane McPhail and John Thomas Jobson

Jane Walker McPhail

F, b. 1859, d. 8 November 1946
  • Jane Walker McPhail was born in 1859.
  • At the age of 25 years, Jane Walker McPhail married Henry Primmer, son of Joseph Primmer and Ann Hurst, on 2 January 1884 in New Zealand.
  • Before 1907 Henry left his family and perhaps went to live in Sydney, Australia.
  • On 3 September 1907,Jane Walker McPhail's son, Harold Alexander Primmer was buried in Linwood Cemetery at age 15. Harold's funeral notice appeared in the Press newspaper. It suggests that his father Henry was not living with the family at the time "Friends of Mrs J. Primmer are invited to attend the Funeral of her late son Harold Alexander, leaving her residence, 4l Hereford street, Linwood, This Day (Tuesday), the 3rd inst. at 11.30 a.m., for the Linwood Cemetery. J. LAMB and SON."
  • Jane Walker McPhail died on 8 November 1946 in Wellington, New Zealand.

Children of Jane Walker McPhail and Henry Primmer

Jessie Margaret McPhail

F, b. 5 October 1894, d. 19 July 1991
  • Jessie Margaret McPhail was born on 5 October 1894 in Brisbane, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of John McPhail and Mary Ellen McGrath.
  • Jessie Margaret McPhail appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1930 and 1943 living at Pierce Creek, Crow's Nest. She carried out home duties.
  • She share farmed with Stanley Eric Kanowski and Dulcie May Walker after their marriage on 1 February 1941; Stan and Dulcie share farmed for Jessie McPhail after their marriage.
  • Jessie never married and remained on her parents property at Pierce's Creek until her death, her brother Les having signed his share of the property over to Jessie in 1937. She grew and picked cotton.
  • Jessie Margaret McPhail died on 19 July 1991 in Crow's Nest at age 96.
  • She was cremated on 22 July 1991 in Garden of Remembrance, Toowoomba, It is believed by family members that her ashes were scattered on the farm by a nephew.

John McPhail

M, b. 1848, d. 11 August 1932

John McPhail (1848-1932) and Mary Ellen McGrath (1853-1936). Photo thanks to G Kruger
  • John McPhail was born in 1848 in Scotland.
  • He was the son of Archibald McPhail and Jane Macfarlane.
  • John McPhail immigrated on 13 October 1863 to Moreton Bay with Archibald McPhail. Archibald,43, a widow, travelled on the Rockhampton with his two sons John aged 16 and George 14. Two more children Agnes and Andrew arrived 10 years later. They had been raised by relatives until they were old enough to travel to Australia.
  • At the age of 26 years, John McPhail married Mary Ellen McGrath, daughter of Owen McGrath and Ellen Smith, in 1874 in St Matthews Church, Toowoomba.
  • In 1894 moved to the Plainby area. According to the book "From Tall Timbers" Between 1885 and 1889, most of the available land at Plainby was settled, being Homestead Selections for 2s. 6d. Per acre. In 1894, J McPhail came to the Plainby area for a few years. He bought milk and made cheese. When he gave up making cheese, the Silverwood Butter Factory ran a separator on his property, buying milk from the farmers. Later the farmers separated their own milk and sent cream direct to the Crow’s Nest Butter Factory.

  • Around 1898 Thomas selected land at Pierce's Creek which he named "Boscobel" . His daughter Jessie lived until her old age.
  • John McPhail and Mary Ellen McGrath appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Djuan. John was a farmer.
  • John McPhail and Mary Ellen McGrath appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Pierce Creek. John was a farmer.
  • John McPhail died on 11 August 1932 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 12 August 1932 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Children of John McPhail and Mary Ellen McGrath

John Donald McPhail

M, b. 26 October 1883, d. 10 May 1967

John Owen McPhail

M, b. 1903

Keneth Owen McPhail

M, b. 9 December 1912, d. February 2012
  • Keneth Owen McPhail was born on 9 December 1912 in Daher Street, Goombungee, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Owen Augustus McPhail and Bertha Katherina (Kate) Weber.
  • Keneth Owen McPhail appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1934 living at Goombungee. Ken was a labourer.
  • Keneth Owen McPhail married Grace Elizabeth Coleman circa 1945.
  • Keneth Owen McPhail and Grace Elizabeth Coleman appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1949 and 1954 living at Goombungee. Keneth was a farm labourer. Elizabeth gave her address as Hawthorne.
  • Keneth Owen McPhail died in February 2012 at age 99.
  • He was buried on 6 February 2012 in Goombungee Cemetery. MULDOM2-00A-0008.

Laura Isabel McPhail

F, b. 1908

Leslie Andrew McPhail

M, b. 4 February 1898, d. 27 August 1963
  • Leslie Andrew McPhail was also known as Andrew Leslie.
  • He was born on 4 February 1898 in Taylor Street, Toowoomba, Queensland.
  • He was the son of John McPhail and Mary Ellen McGrath.
  • Leslie Andrew McPhailattended school in Virginia State School, next door to his father's 900 acre property.
  • He enlisted in the AIF on 27 September 1915 in Toowoomba He was a labourer and gave his next of kin as his father John McPhail of Pierce's Creek, Crow's Nest. His service number was 2215. He was court marshalled shortly after joining the Army. His father John was called to Brisbane for an inquiry into Leslie Andrews behavior - he was a prankster and tended to do the unexpected He found himself in trouble after encouraging others not to go on parade on the basis that their pay was some days late Les was charged with Joining in a Mutiny and Disobeying a Lawful Order etc Court Martialled convicted and sentenced on the 7 January 1916 to 23 days detention. He serviced in the Camel Corp in Egypt and was discharged with the rank of Lt Corporal in the Light Horse on 31 March 1919.
  • At the age of 27 years, 4 months and 4 days, Leslie Andrew McPhail married Daisy Emma Askin, daughter of Richard Askin and Emma Thatcher, on 8 June 1925 in Neil Street Methodist Church, Toowoomba. The Queenslander reported "A quiet but pretty wedding was celebrated, in the Neil-street Methodist Church on Monday morning, when Miss Daisy E. Askin (second youngest daughter of Mrs. K. Askin and the late Mr. R. Askin, of Crow's Nest) was married to Mr. Andrew Leslie M'Phail (youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. John M'Phail, of Pierce Creek). The Rev. H. Garrett (Crow's Nest) officiated. The bride who was given away by her brother-in-law, Mr. T. Adams, wore her travelling frock, which was composed of sand crepe Marocain, straight-lined, beautifully beaded frock, with which a close fitting navy blue hat was worn. Miss May Askin (sister of the bride) attended as bridesmaid, and wore a frock of lemon fugi silk, trimmed with pin tucks and stitchery. A small black, satin cloche was also worn. Mr. Albert Barnes was best man. The honeymoon is being spent in Brisbane and at the seaside"
    At the time of their marriage Dailsy lived in Crow's Nest and worked in the library. After their marriage Les and Daisy moved to River Trees in New South Wales and eventually settled in Wilson's Downfall. He signed his portion of the Pierce Creek farm over to his sister Jessie in 1937.
  • Leslie Andrew McPhail died on 27 August 1963 in Queensland at age 65. At the time he was living at Wilson's Downfall.
  • He was buried on 28 August 1963 in Stanthorpe Cemetery.

Mary Edith McPhail

F, b. 1900

Myra Ellen McPhail

F, b. 1911

Owen Augustus McPhail

M, b. 30 September 1881, d. 7 November 1951

Children of Owen Augustus McPhail and Bertha Katherina (Kate) Weber

Robert Francis McPhail

M, b. 1901

Stuart Robertson Leith McPhail

M, b. 1910, d. 29 July 1987
  • Stuart Robertson Leith McPhail was born in 1910 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Archibald McPhail and Elizabeth Edith Forsythe.
  • At the age of 36 years, Stuart Robertson Leith McPhail married Glen Cassells Riley on 29 June 1946. They had two children.
  • Stuart Robertson Leith McPhail died on 29 July 1987 in Toowoomba.
  • He was buried in Toowoomba Garden of Remembrance.

Thomas Alfred McPhail

M, b. 6 July 1912, d. 31 January 1952
  • Thomas Alfred McPhail was born on 6 July 1912 in Crow's Nest, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Thomas George McPhail and Anna Bertha Joanna Hornke.
  • Thomas Alfred McPhail was enrolled in Caboolture State School in 1922.
  • He enlisted in the Australian Army on 15 May 1942 in Rockhampton He was living in Rockhampton at the time of his enlistement. His service number was Q156592.
  • Thomas Alfred McPhail died on 31 January 1952 in Mt William, Halls Gap, Victoria, at age 39. He died from injuries received during a tree felling accident when he was struck by a tree limb. An inquest was held into his death by the Deputy Coroner C P Frencham JP at Stawell on 6 Februay 1952.
  • He was buried on 2 February 1952 in Stawell Cemetery, Victoria.

Thomas George McPhail

M, b. 19 December 1885, d. 25 May 1977
  • Thomas George McPhail was born on 19 December 1885 in Greenmount, Queensland.
  • He was the son of John McPhail and Mary Ellen McGrath.
  • Thomas George McPhail was enrolled in Emu Creek State School, Greenmount, in 1893.
  • In 1908 he was an engine driver.
  • At the age of 23 years and 4 days, Thomas George McPhail married Anna Bertha Joanna Hornke, daughter of Ernst Wilhelm August Hornke and Margaretta Dorothea Wilkens, on 23 December 1908 in St Stephen's Presbyterian Church, Toowoomba, Queensland. Thomas was an engine driver at the time and he lived at Crow's Nest.
  • Thomas George McPhail and Anna Bertha Joanna Hornke lived in Crow's Nest for a number of years after their marriage. At least four of their children were born in Toowomba or Crow's Nest. Thomas served in WWI from 1916-1919. During this time Anna and the children lived in the school house at Kanioon near Nanago. Some time after Tom's return the family moved to the Caboolture area around the early 1920's.
  • Thomas George McPhail enlisted in the AIF on 29 March 1916 in Maryborough He gave his next of kin as his wife Anna of Kinioon West, via Nanango. He gave his occupation as a well borer. His service number was 2467. He served in France and was captured on 5 April 1918 and wrote a letter to Anna on 14 April 1919 (to the Nanango address) from a Prisioner of War camp in Gustan, Mecklenburg, Germany. He was repatriated and was discharged with the rank of Private on his return to Australia in May 1919.
  • On 22 September 1974,his wife, Anna Bertha Joanna Hornke died in Pinjarra Lodge, 171 Kennedy Terrace, Red Hill, Brisbane, at age 92.
  • Thomas George McPhail died on 25 May 1977 in Carindale Nursing Home, East Mt Gravatt, Brisbane, at age 91.
  • He was cremated on 27 May 1977 in Mt Gravatt Crematorium.

Children of Thomas George McPhail and Anna Bertha Joanna Hornke

Violet McPhail

F, b. 7 February 1909, d. 19 May 2000

Violet Ann McPhail

F, b. 6 February 1890, d. 1961

Sarah Elizabeth McPhee

F, b. 8 July 1881, d. 24 September 1956
  • Sarah Elizabeth McPhee was born on 8 July 1881 in Erith, Balaklava, South Australia. She was the daughter of John MCPHEE and Robena SMITH. Other infrmation suggests she was born in Horton, Tasmania.
  • At the age of 17 years, 7 months and 7 days, Sarah Elizabeth McPhee married Arthur Burgess, son of George Burgess and Mary Ann Smith, on 15 February 1899 in Stanley, Tasmania. Their first child Arthur John was born later that year in Stanley. By 1907 when daughter Rubina was born they were in Scotchtown and then they moved to Smithton where Doreen was born in 1922.
  • On 18 February 1956,her son, Arthur Burgess died in Wynyard, Tasmania, at age 84.
  • Sarah Elizabeth McPhee died on 24 September 1956 in Wynyard, Tasmania, at age 75.

Children of Sarah Elizabeth McPhee and Arthur Burgess

Evan McPherson

M, b. circa 1805, d. before March 1833
  • Evan McPherson was born circa 1805.
  • Evan McPherson married Mary Stuart, daughter of Donald Stuart and Janet McEdward, on 21 February 1828 in Kingussie and Insch, Inverness, Scotland. After the death of McPherson, Mary married William McGregor. They immigrated to Australia in 1838 leaving two of her children by her Marriage to Ewen McPherson with their grandmother.
  • In 1833Evan McPherson was in Inverdrucie a farm servant according to his son's birth information. When his son Ewan died, his father's occupation was given as a drover..
  • Evan McPherson died before March 1833. Ewan died before his son, Ewan jr was born.

Children of Evan McPherson and Mary Stuart