Walter McGregor

M, b. 5 April 1892, d. 5 April 1918
  • Walter McGregor was born on 5 April 1892 in Yalangur, 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 Somme, France.

William McGregor

M, b. 12 February 1812, d. 23 October 1889
  • William McGregor was born on 12 February 1812 in 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 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 Inverness, Scotland.
  • In 1838 he was listed as shepherd on immigration details.
  • William McGregor immigrated to 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 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, 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 Nelsons Plains, 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, 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 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 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 Eastwood, 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 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 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 New South Wales.
  • Joseph Thomas McGuckin and Theresa Elizabeth Kemp appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at 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 Queensland.
  • He was buried on 16 June 1943 in Morningside.

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

Mary Daphne McGuckin

F, b. 1907

Henry James McGuiness

M, b. circa 1925, d. 1972

John Henry McGuiness

M, b. 1899
  • John Henry McGuiness was born in 1899 in New South Wales. He was the son of George Alfred MCGUINESS and Elizabeth Graham.
  • At the age of 23 years, John Henry McGuiness married Alice Jane Bird, daughter of Henry Bird and Rose May Jackson, in 1922 in New South Wales.

Child of John Henry McGuiness and Alice Jane Bird

Bridget McGuire

F, b. circa 1870, d. 1941
  • Bridget McGuire was born circa 1870. She was the daugther of Michael McGuire and Ellen Kennedy.
  • Bridget McGuire married John Scheu circa 1890.
  • Bridget McGuire died in 1941 in Queensland.

Children of Bridget McGuire and John Scheu

Francis John McGuire

M, b. 27 December 1910, d. 1967

James Patrick McGuire

M, b. 20 March 1880, d. 1934

Child of James Patrick McGuire and Mary Elizabeth Diamond

Thomas McGuire


Child of Thomas McGuire and Briget Ryan

Susan McIlwrath

F, b. circa 1875

Child of Susan McIlwrath and William John Gibson

Mary McIndoe

F, b. 1875, d. 25 July 1898
  • Mary McIndoe was born in 1875.
  • She was the daughter of George King and Mary Russell.
  • Mary McIndoe immigrated on 16 March 1884 to Queensland with Mary Russell and George King. George (30?) and Mary 38 travelled on the Shannon which left Scotland on 6 December 1883 with their four children Mary 8, George 4 and Helen aged 1 who died on the voyage. A daughter Ann was born 8 days before the ship sailed, but was not registered as a passenger.
  • Mary McIndoe died on 25 July 1898 in Brisbane.
  • She was buried on 26 July 1898 in Toowoomba and Drayton Cemetery. PRES1-007-0040. She is buried in the same grave as her mother.

Charles Joseph McInerney

M, b. 1900, d. 1973
  • Charles Joseph McInerney was born in 1900 in Meath, Ireland. He was the son of John McInerney and Margaret Nicol.
  • He appeared on the census of 31 March 1901 in Meath, Ireland. He was one year old, the son of John Francis McInerney 31, a National school teacher and his wife Margaret. Three brothers and a sister also lived in the household along with a servant.
  • At the age of 39 years, Charles Joseph McInerney married Marie Ellen Ann Brady in 1939 in Queensland.
  • Charles Joseph McInerney and Marie Ellen Ann Brady appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1949 living at Westbrook. Charles was a farmer.
  • On 29 May 1949,his wife, Marie Ellen Ann Brady died in Queensland.
  • Charles Joseph McInerney appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1958 living at Dexter Street, Toowoomba.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1968 living at Emu Creek.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1972 living at 22 Lister Street, Monto.
  • Charles Joseph McInerney died in 1973 in Queensland.

Clive Edwin McIntosh

M, b. circa 1910

Jane Stewart McIntosh

F, b. 1858, d. 16 January 1948
  • Jane Stewart McIntosh was born in 1858 in Queensland. She was the daughter of James McIntosh and Jane Fletcher.
  • At the age of 25 years, Jane Stewart McIntosh married Alfred Walker, son of Robert Francis Walker and Maria Carruthers / Crothers, in 1883 in Queensland.
  • Jane Stewart McIntosh and Alfred Walker appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1908 living at Cawdor. Alfred was a farmer. Their daughter Emily carried out home duties and gave her address as Meringandan.
  • On 11 September 1929,her husband, Alfred Walker died in Queensland at age 73.
  • Jane Stewart McIntosh died on 16 January 1948 in Queensland.
  • She was buried in Cabarlah Cemetery. UNIT-00C-0018.

Children of Jane Stewart McIntosh and Alfred Walker

William Albert McIntosh

M, b. circa 1890

Agnes McIntyre

F, b. 1889

Catherine McIntyre

F, b. 1882, d. 6 February 1963
  • Catherine McIntyre was born in 1882 in Queensland. She was the daughter of John McIntyre and Elizabeth Morrison.
  • At the age of 25 years, Catherine McIntyre married Peter McIntyre, son of Donald McIntyre and Mary Jane Keag, in 1907 in Queensland.
  • Catherine McIntyre died on 6 February 1963 in Queensland.

Daniel McIntyre

M, b. circa 1890
  • Daniel McIntyre was born circa 1890.
  • He, Justice of the Peace, Goombungee signed Albert Hermann Vonhoff's Naturalization application on 11 January 1923; Albert was living at Goombungee at the time and had been living there for 9 years, self employed, arriving from Bremer, Germany on 14 Jan 1914 on the Frederick Grouse via Sydney. He had been living in Goombungee since his arrival.

Donald McIntyre

M, b. 1851, d. 6 November 1927
  • Donald McIntyre was born in 1851. He was the son of Peter McIntyre and Jane McFarlane.
  • At the age of 26 years, Donald McIntyre married Mary Jane Keag in 1877 in Queensland.
  • In 1901 Donald was listed as a being associated with the cheese factory and store in Goombungee in the Crow's Nest Post Office Directory.
  • Donald McIntyre and Mary Jane Keag appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at King Street, Goombungee. Donald was a cheesemaker. Their son Peter was also a cheesemaker, daughter Jane carried out domestic duties.
  • Donald McIntyre died on 6 November 1927 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 7 November 1927 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. PRES1-005-0071.

Children of Donald McIntyre and Mary Jane Keag

Donald McIntyre

M, b. 1883, d. 1947
  • Donald McIntyre was born in 1883 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Donald McIntyre and Mary Jane Keag.
  • Donald McIntyre died in 1947 in Queensland.

Flora Christina McIntyre

F, b. 1898

Jane McIntyre

F, b. 1878, d. 1964
  • Jane McIntyre was born in 1878 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Donald McIntyre and Mary Jane Keag.
  • Jane McIntyre appeared on the Electoral Roll with Donald McIntyre and Mary Jane Keag in 1903 in King Street, Goombungee. Donald was a cheesemaker. Their son Peter was also a cheesemaker, daughter Jane carried out domestic duties.
  • Jane McIntyre died in 1964 in Queensland.