George Reynolds McNiff

M, b. 1899, d. 1952
  • George Reynolds McNiff was born in 1899 in New South Wales.
  • He was the son of Patrick McNiff and Ida Ethelinda L Johnston.
  • At the age of 22 years, George Reynolds McNiff married Ivy Louisa Shipman in 1921 in New South Wales.
  • George Reynolds McNiff died in 1952 in New South Wales.

Children of George Reynolds McNiff and Ivy Louisa Shipman

Hector James McNiff

M, b. 15 March 1921, d. 1967
  • Hector James McNiff was born on 15 March 1921 in New South Wales.
  • He was the son of Hector Leslie James McNiff and Margaret Dufficy.
  • Hector James McNiff enlisted in the Royal Australian Airforce on 16 June 1942 in Queensland He was living at Clunes at the time of enlistment. His service number was 76818. He was discharged on 26 March 1945 with the rank of Leading Aircraftman form the 3 RAAF Hospital.
  • Hector James McNiff died in 1967 in New South Wales.

Hector Leslie James McNiff

M, b. 1898
  • Hector Leslie James McNiff was born in 1898 in New South Wales.
  • He was the son of Patrick McNiff and Ida Ethelinda L Johnston.
  • Hector Leslie James McNiff enlisted in the AIF, 41st Battalion on 6 January 1917 in Queensland He was living at Clunes on the Richmond River at the time of enlistment, was 18 years and 11 months old and listed his father Patrick of Clunes as his next of kin. His service number was 670. He served in France. He was discharged from the Army in Brisbane 19 March 1919 as medically unfit.
  • At the age of 22 years, Hector Leslie James McNiff married Margaret Dufficy in 1920 in New South Wales.

Child of Hector Leslie James McNiff and Margaret Dufficy

Leslie J McNiff

M, b. circa 1932, d. 1932

Patrick McNiff

M, b. circa 1876, d. 1932
  • Patrick McNiff was born circa 1876. He was the son of Bridget and James McNiff.
  • Patrick McNiff married Ida Ethelinda L Johnston, daughter of James Johnston and Eliza Jane Reynolds, in 1897 in New South Wales.
  • Patrick McNiff died in 1932 in New South Wales.
  • Patrick McNiff also went by the name of Paddy.

Children of Patrick McNiff and Ida Ethelinda L Johnston

Ronald Colin McNiff

M, b. 13 January 1926, d. 1975
  • Ronald Colin McNiff was born on 13 January 1926 in New South Wales.
  • He was the son of George Reynolds McNiff and Ivy Louisa Shipman.
  • Ronald Colin McNiff enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force on 2 March 1944 in Queensland He was living at Lismore at the time he enlisted. His service number was 51552. He was discharged on 24 August 1946 with the rank of Leading Aircraftman from the Oakey Care and Maintenance Unit.
  • Ronald Colin McNiff died in 1975 in New South Wales.

Kathleen Mary McNulty

F, b. 1882, d. 1958
  • Kathleen Mary McNulty was born in 1882. She was the daughter of Peter Henry McNulty and Eliza Elizabeth Carsons.
  • At the age of 18 years, Kathleen Mary McNulty married William George Burgess, son of George Burgess and Mary Ann Smith, on 2 May 1900 in Wesley Methodist Chruch, Wilmot.
  • Kathleen Mary McNulty died in 1958 in Victoria.

William Herbert McNulty

M, b. 7 December 1899, d. 10 September 1983
  • William Herbert McNulty was born on 7 December 1899 in Queensland. He was the son of Elizabeth Ellen Kraft and Thomas McNulty of Moyston near Yuleba.
  • Between 1924 and 1925 played cricket for the Yuleba Cricket Club. He was also a member of the Yuleba Rife Club.
  • At the age of 43 years, 2 months and 25 days, William Herbert McNulty married Kathleen McRae, daughter of John Alexander McRae and Ellen Philomina Barry, on 4 March 1943 in Queensland. They settled at Mostyn, Yuleba.
  • William Herbert McNulty died on 10 September 1983 in Queensland at age 83.
  • William was buried in Yuleba Cemetery.

Edith Jane McPaul

F, b. 1874, d. 1953
  • Edith Jane McPaul was born in 1874 in New South Wales. She was the daughter of George McPaul and Mary Hanscombe.
  • At the age of 25 years, Edith Jane McPaul married Robert Winfred Leemon, son of William Leemon and Sarah Blacka, in 1899 in New South Wales.
  • Edith Jane McPaul and Robert Winfred Leemon appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1908 living at Cooby Creek. Robert was a farmer.
  • Edith Jane McPaul and Robert Winfred Leemon appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1916 living at Anduramba. Robert was a farmer.
  • Edith Jane McPaul and Robert Winfred Leemon appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1922 living at Villeneuve. Robert was a dairy farmer as was their son William.
  • Edith Jane McPaul died in 1953 in Queensland.

Children of Edith Jane McPaul and Robert Winfred Leemon

Agnes Christina McPhail

F, b. 11 December 1888, d. March 1969
  • Agnes Christina McPhail was born on 11 December 1888 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of John McPhail and Mary Ellen McGrath.
  • Agnes Christina McPhail commenced school at Emu Creek State School in 1893.
  • At the age of 21 years, 9 months and 16 days, Agnes Christina McPhail married George King, son of George King and Mary Russell, on 27 September 1910 in Queensland. They farmed in Blackbutt for some time before moving to Monto.
  • Agnes Christina McPhail and George King appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1913 and 1914 living at Cherry Creek, Blackbutt. George (listed as George Jnr) was a farmer.
  • Agnes Christina McPhail and George King appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1917 and 1925 living at Cherry Creek, Blackbutt. George was a farmer.
  • Agnes Christina McPhail and George King appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1937 living at Bancroft. George was a farmer. Their son John Ivor and daughter Mary Agnes were also living there.
  • In March 1967,her husband, George King died at age 88.
  • Agnes Christina McPhail died in March 1969 in Queensland at age 80.
  • Agnes was buried on 9 March 1969 in Monto Cemetery.

Children of Agnes Christina McPhail and George King

Allan George McPhail

M, b. 8 July 1910, d. between 1960 and 1969

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.
  • Andrew 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.
  • Archibald 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. 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 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 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. 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. 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. 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 at age 67.
  • Jane 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 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. 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.
  • Jessie 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.
  • John 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 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.
  • Keneth 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 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 Daisy 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.
  • Leslie was buried on 28 August 1963 in Stanthorpe Cemetery.