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Robert Andrew Macfie            Caroline Eliza Easton



Robert Andrew Macfie
1811-1893
Married
2 Januarary 1840
Leith , Scotland
Caroline Eliza Easton
1813-1897
Ellen Bland Macfie
1840-1933
Ellison Thorbun Macfie
1842-1906
John William Macfie
1844-1924
Caroline Easton Macfie
1848-1935
Robina Mary Macfie
1850-1850
Henry Robert Macfie
1853-1853
Robert Andrew Macfie (jr)
1854-1925


Caroline Eliza Easton was born in Bombay, India

The 1861  Uk  Census lists the family in the adminstrative area  of Wirral Neston

The 1871 UK Census lists only Caroline age 59 and  Ellison 28  as in the admistrative area of Hanover Square, St Margaret Westminster




2nd marriage for James
Ellen Bland Macfie
1840-1933
Married
6 January 1869
Dreghorn Castle ,
Colinton ,Scotland
James Johnston
1819-1905
George Patrick Johnston
1869-1896
Caroline Easton Johnston
1870-
Robert Macfie Johnston
1872-
Ellen Bland Johnston
1874-
James Horace Johnston
1876-
Mary Alice Johnston
1879-
Notes in Lady McClure's family record book :

Rev James Johnston was a missionary in China in the 1830's, he died at St. Leonards on Sea and is buried at Willerden Church yard
George Johnston , he begcame a minister of the Church like his father , George drowned,
Robert Macfie Johnston received his M.B. from the University of London, his M.R. from the College of Surgeons, England , he served in the German War 1914 ( WW 1)
James became a Minister of the Church like his father

***** Notes obtained from the 1881 British Census show two teen aged daughter living at home with Ellen Balnd and James Johnston , on Jessie M Johnston 19 year old, bith date approx 1862, and one Margaret Johnston 18 years old, birth date approx 1863. At this time 2002 we have then to assume that James Johnston was probably married before and these twp girls were isse of that union .. the records indicate that Jessie was born in Scotland.

In 1881 the family was living ay Gipsy Hill, on Highland Road Glenco House, Lambeth, Surrey England. There were in addition to the 8 children, a nurse named Catherine Sutherland (37 yrs old), a housemaid Mary Robertson (22 years old) and a cook Mary A Black (21 yrs old)








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Lady Elison Thorburn Macfie Sir Thomas McClure, Bart.
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Ellison Thorburn Macfie
1842-1906
Married
18 October 1877
Dreghorn Castle ,Colinton, Scotland
Thomas McClure
-1893


of Dreghorn


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John William Macfie
1844-1924
Married
7 June 1867
Chester England
Helen Wahab
1844-1896
Robert Andrew Scott Macfie
1868-1935
Janet Cowan Scott Macfie
1869-1949
Caroline Easton Scott Macfie
1871-1872
Charles Wahab Scott Macfie
1872-1930
Helen Charlotte Scott Macfie
1876-1946
John William Scott Macfie
1879-1948
Mary Scott Macfie
1881-1939
Letitia Stuart Scott Macfie
1883-1897
Alison Bland Scott Macfie
1886-1963
Marion Sheila Scott Macfie
1888-1965
Notes from Lady McLure's family record book ( circa 1906)
John William ( father) was J.P. Counties of Midlothian and Cherster

Helen Wahab died at Rowton Hall, Chester and buried at Bebington Cemetery, she was born at Belgawn , Bombay India 8 Nov 1844, daughter of Leuit. General Charles Wahab, H.M. Madra Army

1901Robert Andrew , received his M.A. from Cambridge, B.S. from Edinburgh, he also served in the German War 1914 (WW1)
John William (jr) received his B.A. from Cambridge, B.Sc., B.M., Ch.B. from Edinburgh

Notes from the 1881 census show John W and Helen at home with four children, Janet, Charles, Helen and John W jr. There was a cook Grace Cameron (46 yrs old from Scotland), a nurse Jane Blackie ( 26 yrs old from Barbados) and a house maid Mary Worthington ( 17 yrs old of Lancashire)

The family was residing at Scotts Villas, New Ferry Park, Lower Bebington, Cheshire, England

Perhaps this is the reason many of the children carry the name Scott .

1901 Census lists
Charles W S    28  Rowton - Engineer Sugar refiner
Allison S B      14  Rowton    Juvenile
Annie D          16   Rowton    Juvenile
John W S       21   Rowton    Medical Student
John W          56   Rowton    Mercahnt Sugar refiner
Marion S S    12   Rowton    Juvenile
Mary S          19   Rowton     xxxx



Janet Cowan Scott Macfie
1869-1949

Married
October 7 1902
Liverpool, England


Benjamin Lewis Paton
1860-1936


Helen Wahab Paton
1904-1929
Robert Lewis Paton
1905-1947
John Macfie Paton
1907-1975
Henry Oldham Paton
1909-1989

The Paton Family




Charles Wahab Scott Macfie
1872-1930

Married
September 21 , 1904
Montreal, Quebec

Violette Marguerite Williams
-1963







Helen Charlotte Scott Macfie
1876-1946

Married
November 14, 1907
Liverpool, England

George Ramsay Main
1872-1954




William Rankin Main
1908-1993
Ramsay Macfie Main
1912-1984
Helen Barbara Main
1912-
Janet Margaret Main
1914-
Charlotte Wahab Main
1914-1914












Mary Scott Macfie
1881-1939

Married

November 22, ,1911
Chester, England

Charles Cyril Dennis

Mary Dennis

1913-

Ian S. Hawke Dennis

1916-

Cyril Lance H. Dennis

1918-

Shiela Primrose Dennis

1924-




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Caroline Easton Macfie
1848-1935
Married
20 Oct 1869
Dreghorn, Colinton Scotland
George Barbour
1841-1919
Caroline Elizabeth Barbour
1871-1959
Janet Mary Barbour
1872-1947
Eleanor Barbour
1873-1952
Robert Barbour
1876-1928
Margaret Gibson Fleming Barbour
1878-1963
Alison Macfie Barbour
1881-1969
Georgina Lousia Barbour
1884-1966
Isabel Easton Barbour
1888-1980
George had received his B A from Cambridge, and was Barrister at Law, and Mayor Earl of Chester's yeomanry Cavalry

Robert served with Cheshire yeomanry in South Africa

In the 1881 census George and Caroline have only five of thier eight children, Alison being born in August after the census was taken. The family is residing at Broxton, Cheshire , England, and have with them a butler named Joseph Smith (29), a cook Mary Darlington (44), a nurse Harriet Parker (50), a laundress Harriet Humphreys (25), a house maid Martha Sims (26) and a childrens maid from Switzerland Margueerite Oehrli ( 22 yrs old)


Notes from a latter writted in 1971 by Peter J W Kilpatrick. "The closest relative to you are three second cousins ( Mr Kilpatrick is writing to Mrs Douglass in the USA). They are grandchildren of the sister of your Grandfather, Caroline Easton Macfie who married George Barbour of Bolesworth. Mr and Mrs George Barbour had a daughter, Caroline Elizabeth who married George F Barbour Simpson and they had three children now living. The only son Rudolf Barbour Simpson, must be about 70 years old. He is a retired schoolmaster and is married with two or three children I think. He lives near Malvern England. The elder daughter, Caroline W. is the widow of Ian Black. She lives in Edinburgh. She is a great friend of my wife, and was one of my wife's bridesmaids at our wedding. This is beacuse of her friendship with my wife and not because of her relationship with my self. Carol ( as she is usually know) has no children. Thier other daughter is Margaret who married Fred Root. He is now retired but was a civil Servant before retiring. They live in Haslemere in Surrey England. They have two daughters, one of whom married last summer."


The Barbour Family




Robert Andrew Macfie (jr)
1854-1925
Married
Maay 1877
Pauline Monica Keating
1860-1943
Robert Francis Macfie
1881-1943
Arthur Douglas Macfie
1884-


An E mail received Sept 20, 2003 contained a letter signed by Peter J W Kilpatrick ( who stated he was 66 at the time of writing the letter August 25 1971) He wrote in the letter " You are evidently not in touch with the Macfie relations in this country. I hope you won't be offended by the story that my aunt (aged 88) told me only last month about your grandfather ( reference is here made to Robert Andrew). She said that he went to South America and when there did a thing that was so terrible that his photograph was taken out of all the family photograph albums and he was never mentioned again. Apparently he married a Roman Catholic.  

There is much more to Robert Andrew jr, after he divorced Pauline, he settled in Puerto Rico, creating a new family with many children, who to this day have established themselves in thier native country of Porto Rico



Robert Francis Macfie
1881- 1943
Married
October 4, 1911

Kathleen Armstrong



According to notes in Lady McClure's book Robert had called Robin Macfie at his office in Montreal , 22 Oct 1923 and again Dec 1926, note was made in book by Robin himself, unfortunately the jest of the conversation was not recorded any where.
Robert Francis, is alledged to have been one of the primary figures in the invention of the TANK , a weapon of war.

There are records on file in the Archives in England that show  Robert Francis being named as a co respondant in the divorce of Edith Gertrude Chadwick 1924

With the  kind contribution of Auriel Macfie's daughter  Heather Douglas of the USA ,we have been able to  place many of Robert Francis's inventions both planes and the tank within our family web pages. There are  several exterior links that  have been written in regard to Robert as the man behind many inventions , a list of these sites can be found on the page of his inventions


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Auriel Macfie
Married

Mr Douglas
 Heather Douglas



Auriel Macfie Douglas was associated with the Publishing firm Price, Stern & Sloan, of Los Angeles California she was a graduate of Santa Monica High School in 1942

Arthur Douglas Macfie
1884-
Married
October 15 1906
Clara Mina Schreyer
-1954
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Coutersy of family member Karin Young  Thompson Bell of Scotland who is being very helpful in supplying information on Robert Andrew jr's family 
Douglas Arthur Macfie born in Hawaii on 6th September, 1884 was the second child of RAM, Junior. He accompanied his father from Hawaii in 1890. He went to boarding school in Scotland but resided at Dreghorn Castle during school holidays until 1897. He was educated at Dollar Academy and Blair Lodge. He left school in 1902. He served for three and a half years in an Edinburgh Chartered Accountants� office. In June 1905 he went on the stage and toured in England and Ireland.
His aunt Lady McClure died in 1906 and DAM was one of her legatees. On the strength of this legacy he left the stage.
In early summer 1906 he was living at a boarding house in London. Miss Clara Mina Schreyer of Swiss nationality was also in the boarding house. In the end of September 1906 he went with Miss Schreyer to Glasgow to see his father. He then married Miss Schreyer in the Glasgow Register Office on 15th October, 1906. He was then 22 years of age. The marriage was a failure and by 1908 there was a �scandalous� divorce which resulted in much press coverage to the Macfie family�s shame. The following is a cutting from the Scotsman of 26th October, 1908:
MIDLOTHIAN GENTLEMAN�S DIVORCE SUIT
MACFIE v. MACFIE
Evidence was led in an action of divorce at the instance of Douglas Arthur Macfie, 24 St. Stephen�s Road, Bayswater, London against his wife, Clara Schreyer or Macfie, 12 Penywern Road, Earls Court, London. SW.
The pursuer (24) examined by Mr. Steedman said he was born at Hawaii on 6th September, 1884. His father was a domiciled Scotsman. His grandfather came from England and resided at Dreghorn in Mid-Lothian, up to the time of his 1eath in 1892. Witness�s father lived at Dreghorn until 1880 when he went to Hawaii. In 1890 or 1891 his father returned to Scotland and resided for a year at Dreghorn. Witness also resided there during his school holidays from 1890 to 1897. His father went to the West Indies in 1892 and was engaged in the sugar planting industry. Witness received his education at Dollar Academy and Blair Lodge, and after leaving school in 1902 he served three and a half years in a chartered account�s office in Edinburgh. He left that firm in June 1905, and took an engagement on the stage, and toured in England and Ireland. In January of 1906 his aunt on his father�s side, Lady McClure, died and in consequence of the money which he then got he left the stage.
In May, June and July of 1905 he was residing at a boarding house in London, where he met his wife, who was of Swiss nationality. In the end of September 1906 he went with Miss Schreyer to Glasgow to see his father, and he was married to her at the registry office in Glasgow on 15th October 1906. There were no children of the marriage. After their marriage they lived at Brighton, at various places on the Continent, and in June 1907 returned to London and took a flat there. In April 1908 he came to Edinburgh, and remained there until about 26th April, 1908. His wife accompanied him. He went to Glasgow on 26th April :to see a friend off on a voyage, and on his return found that his  to London without leaving any letter for him, hut informing his landlady in Edinburgh that he was to join her in London.
On reaching London, he found his wife was not staying at the boarding house in Montagu Street from which she had written to him whilst he remained in Edinburgh, but left word that she would be back in a day or so.
After the first month of their marriage his wife and he failed to agree. He found his wife very extravagant in matters of dress and general style of living. His wife had a little money of her own. As his money became more scarce, he found his wife more difficult to please, and about August 1907, when his finances were rather low, he and his wife decided to separate for a while. He made her an allowance of 35s. per week. When witness returned from Edinburgh to London on 6th May and found that his wife had left the boarding house in Montagu Street, he stayed with his mother. On 7th May he telephoned to the boarding house and finding that his wife had returned he had an interview with her. In the course of the interview she told him that she stayed at St. Leonard�s with a friend. After questioning her with regard to her alleged visit to this place, his wife ultimately confessed to him that she had never been at St. Leonard I s and that she had been staying with a lady friend at the Tollard Royal Hotel. In the course of their conversation he noticed that the ring his wife was wearing was broader than the ring she used to wear. He was naturally surprised at this, and asked her for an explanation. She said that she had to wear a broad ring so that people would see that she was really married.
In consequence of what his wife had told him he made inquiries al the Tollard Royal Hotel and was informed that nobody of the name of Mrs. Macfie or her friend had been staying at that hotel. On returning to the boarding house he saw his wife, and told her what had taken place at the Tollard Royal Hotel. His wife again informed him that she had been staying there, and on asking her to accompany him to the hotel to clear the matter up, she refused, and complained that witness was suspecting her in regard to her conduct. A little later he had a further conversation with his wife on the subject and she ultimately confessed that she had been staying at the Tollard Royal Hotel under the name of Mrs. Jackson. His brother ascertained that �Mr. and Mrs. Jackson� had been staying at the Tollard Royal Hotel.
A clerkess and a chambermaid at the Tollard Royal Hotel, Southampton Row, London. stated that they remembered a Mr. and Mrs. Jackson staying at the Tollard Royal Hotel on the night of Tuesday 5th May 1908 and occupying the same bedroom. In June Mrs. Macfie returned to the hotel in company with the pursuer's solicitor, and the witnesses identified her as the lady who stayed at the hotel under the name of Mrs. Jackson.
The pursuer's London solicitor gave further evidence of identification, and decree of divorce was granted

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There are records in the Archives in England that have Authur Douglas  listed as petitioner in a divorce from one Eva Applebaum ( 1909) 

 then again listed as petitioner in a divorce from a Florence Renee Claire  Macfie  ( maiden name unknown)

and again listed as the petitioner in another divorce from a Bertha Edna Thelma Macfie ( maiden name unknowm)  1931 



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