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Old Robert
Robert McFie
1746-1827

Notes of the family by Wm Macfie

Robert McFie my father was born at the Waulk Mill, Innerkip Parish ( see map ) on the 11 Feb & baptized 15th 1746, he was educated at Innerkip, he wrought as a joiner with his brother William, at Bridgend for some time and came to Greenock about the year 1765, he wrought for some time with the late Robt Buine, ( father of Provost Buine) . About this time he complained, of a pain in the chest, I think in consequence of a severe fever, he then turned his attention, to a grocers shop & began in 1769, with a partner James Orr his cousin. Mr Orr seems to have been thoughtless, for in less than a year, my father assumed the business to himself, paid all the debts & removed from the Bell Entry to William Street, ( Greenock ) which was a house of one story, he has often told me , he began with �26 nearly all of which had been saved by himself, by his own labour, his father could give him little assistance.

My father must have been very Industrious , as he married in 1772, Mary Andrew , furnished a house and in 1784, brought the ground on which his shop was, for which he paid �200 it is scarcely 4 falls, but the situation was & is very good as the business is carried on to this day (in the same place), in 1784 he built the house & shop , which now belongs to my brother John Macfie of Edin. This house cost about �600, the (unreadable ) wood of which it was built, only cost 1/1p.foot, from about 1775 he did a large business, as in addition to his general business, he became a partner in a whale fishing concern, I recollect of one ship they had the ANN which sailed from Pt Glasgow, at this time , a considerable part of sugars imported, were the property of merchants in Greenock, he brought largely, from them and went to Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock & Ayr when he sold them , and from about 1774, up to 1804, he had a great share of the trade, to Campbelltown, Rothesay, Terbert, Largs & c, & c.

In 1788 my father with Jas Hunter, Wm Ritchie, Geo Robertson, John Wilson, Tho Ramsay, Wm McCunn ( McEwen) and Nicolas Witte, fixed on building a sugarhouse, for which purpose they bought  the property of John Johnstone in Sugarhouse Lane , on which was a dwelling house, and mahogany rails, to the stair & marble Jambs & which they converted into a small sugarhouse. Wm McCunn (McEwen) junr was manager and & N Witte the boiler. The capital advanced was � 4000, each partner advanced �500 but they got a good deal of money on loan Wm Ritchie & my father bought the sugar for many years for the concern, when they began they could not boil more  than 300 hhds pr an but they enlarged the house after it was burned in 1793 and again after the fire of 1795, when they added another pan ( formerly they had only 2 pans) and boiled   ( unreadable)  having a very large stock of refined sugars which they could not sell they agreed that each partner should take his proportion of  the goods & do what he could with them. I think my fathers share of them was 4 tons of lumps 2 tons of loaves  & a parcel of treacle. When they gave up the advance of �500 was worth � 1350.They had been paid 5 % pr/an on the � 500, the Sugarhouse was sold to John McAlpine who had become a partner & my father bought the property opposite.




Robert McFie
1746-1827
Married
Mar 9 1772
Port Glasgow ,Scotland
Mary Andrew
1749-1815

Mary Macfie
1773-1773
Margaret Macfie
1774-1853
William Macfie
 1776-1854
Robert Andrew Macfie
1778-1811
Mary Macfie
1780-1853
John Macfie
1781-1782
John Macfie
1783-1852
Janet Macfie
1785-1785
Ann Macfie
1786-1851
Alexander Macfie
1789-1850
Janet/Jessie Macfie
1790-1863
Thomas Macfie
1792-1793

Pages from Scottish Postal Listing - earliest date 1815



Margaret Macfie
1774-1853
Married
1799
Greenock Scotland
James Macfie
-1807

James Macfie
1801-1856
Robert Macfie
1803-1816
Barbara Macfie
1805-1840
William Andrew Macfie
1807-1899

No research had been made as far as it is know to establish whether James Macfie was descended from the same line as Mary Macfie. Nothing was done at the time  the families were living to establish any liens and now some 200 years later it becomes an almost impossible task. Possibily the marriage records  at the times, if indeed they were  completed in detail, might contain the names of Jame's parents , but this would only allow us to step back one generation, it is not known if that would be sufficient to  help discover the origins of James Macfie's family.

In the year 1807, Captain James Macfie sailed for Buenos Aires on the brig Garland and was never heard of again. For a time it was suspected, that he and his ship had been taken captive by the French, and been carried to a settlement in the West Indies, as he had had a similar experience in 1805. However is was soon  assumed that he had indeed been lost at sea.

About 1815 a considerable share in the business of Macfie, Lindsay & Co was given to Mrs James Macfie, to assit her in bringing up her family. A few years later her son William Andrew, entered the concern as an apprentice, he subsequently became a partner in it and remained with the firm until 1837.


No notes have been found regarding the death of Robert in 1816





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James  Macfie
1801-1856
Married
Feb 07, 1837
 Greenock, Scotland
Mary Graham
1813-1899
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Dugald Macfie
1837-1894
Mary Graham Macfie
1839-1874
John Graham Macfie
1841-1916
James Macfie
1843-1860
Margaret Ann Macfie
1845-1854
Jessie Barbara Macfie
1847-1930

Mary Macfie, mother of Mary Graham  is the sister of  Margaret Macfie  who is  mother of James    making James and Mary his wife , 1st cousins 


James was in Nassau  , Jamaica about 1820     apparently a business partner with Colin Campbell







Early in the year 1836 James Macfie decided not to go back to Jamaica, and arranged with his partners to take up a post at Glasgow.

1835-1836 Glasgow Street Guide

The Dugald Macfie, listed on the 1836 Glasgow Street guide  we have to assume is Jame's Uncle on his father's side, as his son had not yet been born and Dugald as a proper name does not  figure into the Sugar Macfie side of the family anywhere that we have been able to discover as of 2015 - There is a Dugald Macfie who married a Jane Andrew  who had been mentioned in William Macfie's notes as not of his immediate family   which has led us to the assumption  Dugald  comes from the other male  Macfie  line.  

1820 Glasgow Street  guide                                                                      1828 Glasgow Street  Guide                                                                                                                            1834- 1835 Glasgow Street Guide




The  Greenock sugar operations had it appears an office in Glasgow at this time at the same location as James Macfie's store  or at least sales office. or vice versa.

The Robert A is  Robert Andrew Macfie of Edinburgh who had not yet taken a position in his father's sugar operation but who  as stated was an agent  for the National Back of which his father was a director .He was also operations from the  group building address.

Neil on the other had who may  well be a  member of the larger McFie Clan was not related  at the Sugar Macfie generation  level.




1841 Census
Residence  Rose St, Barony

1851 Census
Residence , 7 Somerset Place, Barony



In November he became engaged to his cousin May Graham and they were married on the 7th of February 1837..

The 1901 census shows John G Macfie , born Scotland , living in Lancashire, Moss side Parish, and holding a commission with the East India Company 


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Dugald Macfie
1837-1894
Married
Sept 20 1866
Manchester, England
Agnes Fleming
1844-xxxx
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Elizabeth Macfie
1867-xxxx
James Macfie
1869-xxxx
David Fleming Macfie
1870-1945
Agnes Violet Mary Macfie
1872-xxxx
Douglas Graeme Macfie
1874-xxxx
Morna Graham Macfie
1876-xxxx
Agnes Margaret Gladys Macfie
1879- xxxx






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James Macfie
1869-1945
Married
April  1901
Manchester, England
Nina Campbell  Drew 
1876-xxxx
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Sylvia Elizabeth Macfie
1902-1988
Dugald Macfie
1908-1982

JAMES MACFIE, major, Deputy Judge Advocate General, of the Northern Command

Headquarters, Murree, Punjab, India, (53), eldest son of Dugald M., late of Manchester,

Lancs., merchant

Sylvia  attained the rank of Colonel  in the WRAC


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1 st marraige
Dugald Macfie
1908-1982
Married

Manchester, England
Rosemary V (Campbell) Rush
xxxx-xxxx
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Clare Macfie
xxxx-xxxx

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Duglad was Lt Col in the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders


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2nd marriage
Dugald Macfie
1908-1982
Married

Manchester, England
Jane Wilson
xxxx-xxxx
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Clare Macfie
xxxx-xxxx

Married
1965
  England 
Michael Hicks
xxxx-2012
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Andrew Hicks
xxxx-xxxx
Zoe Hicks
xxxx-xxxx
Thomas Hicks
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Nicolas Hicks
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David Fleming Macfie
1870-1945
Married
1913
Chiang Mai ,Siam
Nang Kammao
1882-1968
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Violet Macfie
1905-1992
Mollie Macfie 
1908-1993
Norah  Macfie 
1909-1991
Angus Fleming Macfie
1910-1989




David moved to Siam ( Thailand )  having a position with the Borneo Company Ltd , a company  which  had as director Robert Henderson , of the  R & J Henderson  co of Glasgow, merchants ( John of R & J Henderson Glasgow , was married to Mary Macfie, daughter of John Macfie of Leith,  John was the brother of David Fleming's Great grand mother, making David and John of R & J Henderson , his boss  1st cousins  2 times removed (by marriage)

 Notes written by  R W W

Macfie , David Fleming ( B C L)  ( British)

D F Macfie was another of Chiang Mai's eminent men. Though Scottish, his family had established themselves in Macnhester in the cotton business. Macfie was educated at Charterhouse, where he represented the school in the public schools racquets championship at Queens and also at football, which he later played for the Corinthians . He was not attracted to the family business and in January 1893 arrived in Chiang Mai as a forest assistant under Louis Leonowens who was then employed by BCL to acquire  teak leases for them from the Chao Luang. Leonowen's ploy was to lose money gambling with the Chao and Macfie was expected to attend these sessions, but as he lived on the opposite side of the river and had no boat he was sometimes compelled to swim across, with dry clothes waiting for him on the other bank. He also had the junior's privilege of gambling with his own money. 

Leonwens however was before long found wanting by BCL and resigned and after a probationary period Mafie was appointed Forest Manager, which he remained until his retirement in 1927. During this time he controlled the BCL forest leases, which in the main comprised the whole of the wet bank of he Mae Ping from Chaing Mai to Tak, with one or two other to the North and in Lampang.  One area he obtained was a gift from King Prajadhipok, Rama VII, who visited Chiang Mai ( the first King ever to do so) in 1927 to open the railway station, which marked the final completion of the Bangkok-Chiang Mai line. A calf born shortly before in the BCL herd was found to be a scared white elephant, which was presented to to  His Majesty ceremoniously and the Mae Yuak forest was subsequently Royally gifted in appreciation. Macfie himself was appointed to the Order of the  White Elephant.

Macfie was a founder member of the Chiengmai Gymkhana Club in 1898 where he wasactive in sport for many  years, notably polo and tennis, while his home leaves were occupied with sailing. His hobbies included cartography in which he skilled, though unfortunately much of this is lost. One work of his which does survive in the " Chiang Mai Record " in which he lists year by year the names and movements of all European residents and visitors: this extends from 1884  to 1919 hen he discontinued it and is a virtual source of information .

In 1927 he retired to a house he had built for himself and his family at the foot of the Chiang mai  hill, and lived there until he was interned in Bankok from 1941-45. The internment camp was controlled by the Thais and the Japanese and therefore less severe that some but severe  enough for a man of 70  and he died in Chiang Mai  four months after his release.

Macfie  Mrs Kammao

born 1882 , died 13 November 1968  aged 86

Though born  Thai, she acquired British nationality automatically on her marriage to D F Macfie according to the British marriage laws of that time. As a girl , she had been handmaiden to one of the princesses of Chiang Mai and accompanied her to Bankok when the princess joined the court of King Chulalongkorn, returning to Chiang Mai to marry. She became a Christian and was active in church work in her neighbourhood, where she built several churches.


Macfie  Angus Fleming     born 14 August 1910, died 13 July 1989  aged 79  of cancer

He was born in Chiang Mai, the fourth and youngest child of D F Macfie and Nag Kammao and spent his infancy in Chiang Mai. About 1916 he was sent to Hong Kong, along with two of his three sister, as boarders at darsen School on Kowloon, and in 1919 the same group were sent under command of two governesses to Jeanne d'Arc School in San Remo, Italy to prepare for school in  England He then spent 1920-1924 at ' Hillcrest' Preparatory School at  Swanage, Dorset, passing into the Scottish School Glenalmond where he remained until 1930.  it is said by his school master there that his main interest appeared to be sport and he was the school's rugby full back for two years besides  winning a number of athletic prizes.

From 1930-1934 he studied at Camborne School of Mines, in Cornwall where he qualified as a mining surveyor. While at Camborne he excelled as a rugby footballer, playing regularly for the school, Camborne Club and once for Cornwall County.

From 1934-29 he was employed in Nigeria by the Yalwah Obosse Gold Mining Co. but on the outbreak of war returned to England and joined up. He spent the next six years in the army, finishing up in europe 9 where he had landed two days after the 1944 invasion) as a sergeant in the 9th Survey Regiment Royal Artillery. After  demobilisation  he returned to  Chiang Mai ( where his father had recently died) in 1946 to rejoin his mother, whom he had not seen for thirty years. Her first reaction was to give him a bath, aged 36. He had, by this time  become in effect an Englishman visitor and never really acquired enough Thai to communicate with her.  He found no suitable employment in Thailand and in 1949 went off to Malaya to join a British firm, Sir Bruce White and Partners as a mine's surveyor. About 1960 , he decided to go on his own and settled at Ipoh as a partner of a survey firm called Macfie & Wilkins, until his final retirement in 1980 when he returned to live in Chiang Mai, close to his sister Violet.

During the whole of his twenty years at Ipoh, he lived in one small room at the Ipoh Club and at no time showed any especial interest in domestic comfort. on various visits to Chiang Mai, he was usually presented by his relations with eligible girls( whom he thoroughly enjoyed) but always seemed to escape quite honourably from matrimony. He  was curiously indifferent to money though neither a spendthrift nor a lender and as generous as the next man. he had inherited 9 from his father) gift for  rhymes, which he composed as family bard (comic) for all special occasions and was also a remarkably good writer of  letters .

What impressed people the most was his imperturbability in crises, real or imaginary and his totally unmalicious attitude to the world he lived in, a man empty of guile but full of friendliness and good sense,



The Borneo Company  



David married a handmaiden of the Princess of Siam , his children were all born there , the three daughters are buried along with their parents in the Chiang Mai Foreign cemetery, Thailand

Extract from  book written by W s Bristowe 1976 " Louis and the King of Siam " )

"Macfie was 43 before he was officially married in 1913 and was very hurt that his friends did not call on his Lao wife or when Bristowe mentioned about Mr W.W. Wood in his sources and notes, Like other men of his time he was class-conscious where Europeans were concerned, but a thoroughly decent fellow, D.F. Macfie was a manager of Borneo co. ltd. in Chiang Mai since 1899. His wife name was Kam Mao. The couple had together three children, all born before they were officially married. He died in Chiang Mai in 1945;

David was a founding member of the Chiang Mai Gymkhana Club  1898

The Chiang Mai Record was kept by D.F. Macfie from 1884 to 1919 noting the names and movements of foreign residents and visitors in the north of Siam.


Just over a century ago a group of expatriates, mainly British and living in the North of Thailand, spent many of their leisure hours playing Squash. Most were in the then highly lucrative timber trade and thus it is not surprising that they built their courts from Teak.

One of these happy band of Squash players was a Mr. D.F. Macfie (Douglas Fleming) who worked for the Borneo Company and appears in Squash records from the middle 1890's to the middle 1920's. He played all his Squash during this period on Teak Courts whilst he was in Northern Thailand. He was one of the 14 founder members of the Chiengmai Gymkhana Club (Louis T Leonowens, whose wife Anna was the famous "The King and I" Anna was another) which started in 1898. The Club still exists and although Polo is no longer played they still play Squash. They have a thriving Squash section playing on two  modern courts which were built in 1979 and 1985.  When the second court was completed the Teak Court was dismantled and, we believe, put in storage.

There were a number of such courts but all but one have disappeared or have been converted to other uses.  One still remains in Chiengmai, in the compound of the old Borneo Company, but this is now a house.  Traces of the wall sidelines were still visible when last inspected.

Mr. Macfie left an outstanding legacy.  This was the "Chiengmai Cup"  for doubles squash which he presented to the Royal Bangkok Sports Club in 1910.  The competition for this cup has been played almost continuously since 1910 to this date.  The only times it was not played were the war years and a couple of "administrative slippages".  We believe the competition holds the record for the longest still played.


Just under a century ago a group of expatriates, mainly British and living in the North of Thailand, spent many of their leisure hours playing Squash. Most were in the then highly lucrative timber trade and thus it is not surprising that they built their courts from Teak.

One of these happy band of Squash players was a Mr D.F. MacFie (Douglas Fleming) who worked for the Borneo Company and appears in Squash records from the middle 1890's to the middle 1920's. He was one of the 14 founder members of the Chiengmai Gymkhana Club (Louis T Leonowens, whose wife Anna was the famous "The King and I" Anna was another) which started in 1898. The Club still exists and although Polo is no longer played they still play Squash. They have a thriving Squash section playing on two courts.

Mr MacFie was obviously a enthusiastic and durable player. Records show that he was the winner of a number of competitions, including the Chiengmai Cup in 1913. In 1921 and 1922 he was the winner, with a Mr Queripel, of the doubles in the North of Thailand. Mr Queripel obviously did not exert all his energy on the Squash courts as he is known to be the father of 23 children. Some of his descendants still live in Chiengmai.

Mr MacFie retired in Chiengmai in 1927, was interned in Bangkok by the Japanese during World War 2 and died in Chiengmai in December, 1945, four months after his release from the camp. His son Angus died in 1989 and his daughter Violet in 1992 whilst both were living in Chiengmai.

Perpetuating the name of Mr MacFie is the Chiengmai Cup that he presented to the Royal Bangkok Sports Club in 1909 and was first played for in 1910. 


In the early days of the Asylum the support was entirely local, coming from foreign and Siamese friends in Chiengmai and vicinity. From before the days of the Asylum, when we were giving unorganized aid to the wandering leper, until the present time, Mr. D. F. Macfie, has solicited funds for the lepers each year during a period of more than a quarter of a century.














Chaing-Mai 1899

Chaing-Mai 1998





Typical British Family setting

1899 Chaing Mai
Police station

















Teak logging operation excursion
Teak loggin operation excursion
Teak logging operation
Chaing Mai Telegraph office
Chiang Mai street
Loeowens Company Ltd
Teak logging tourist excursion
Boreno  Company wharf
















Chiang Mai markert
Borneo  Co teak operations 1927
Typical British family residence

1901 Chiengmai Gymkhana Club
Chiang Mai market
a typical  Meao family
Teak Logging


































1 st marriage

Mollie Macfie
1908-1993
Married
July 27, 1933
Penang ,Siam
Hugh McKean
1893-1942

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David James McKean
1939-xxxx
 Catherine  Mary  McKean
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Reid Mollie Macfie Mckean

Born 18 February 1908 , died 18 October 1889 aged 85

Ollie was born in Chiang Mai, the second child of D F Macfie and Nang Kammao and sister to Violet, Norah , and Angus and spent her infancy in Chiang Mai. In 1916 at the age of 7 she was sent by her father together with Norah and Angus to be educated in Europe. But owing to the Great War , they were forced to sail to Hong Kong and remained a boarders at the Diocesan School on Kowloon. When the was ended the three youngsters were sent with two governesses to Jeanne dArc School in San Remo, Italy, to prepare for school in England,. There she attended Roedean in Sussex and later a finishing school in Switzerland. She then went to the school of Domestic Science in Edinburgh, Scotland.

When she was 25 years of age the returned to Chiang Mai and lived with her mother, father and sisters Violet and Norah at Hillside ( adjacent to what is now Chiang Mai University). She taught English at Prince Royal College and was a nurses aide at McCormick Hospital.

On 27 June 1933 she married Hugh McKean in Penang Malaysia and honeymooned in Indonesia. Hugh was the son of Dr James and Laura McKean ( fouder of the McKean Leper Asylum). Around that time Hugh McKean became superintendent of the Chiang Mai Leper Asylum. They made their home outside Chiang Mai and raised their children David James and Catherine Mary until the Second World War. The family were among those who evacuated northern Thailand, escaping into Burma and then on to India as the Japanese came north.

Upon arriving in India her husbands health quickly deteriorated and he was too ill to be evacuated, he died shortly after. With her two children she then travelled to northern India to help in a mission. They were later able to board the last ship out of India to the United States where they resided with Dr and Mrs. McKean.

Fro the remainder of the war, Mollie volunteered to serve as a hospital in Long Beach California as a nurses aide and also worked wit the USO ( service organization for soldiers on leave from the war) . When the second World War ended, the U S Immigration demanded that Mollie return to Thailand. She left her two children in the care of her sister in-law Kate McKean Garvin, due to the uncertain condition in Thailand.

For some time she fought wit the U S Immigration though later returned to the United States and won her citizenship. During that time she had kept in contact with Thomas Reid who she had first met during her USO service and they were married in 1952. The raised David and Catherine in Los Angeles, California and made numerous trips to Thailand to visit the Macfie family. Thomas passed away during a family Christmas reunion at Riverside Chiang Mai.

Mollie returned home to Los Angeles where she had maintained her home and lived independently until health concerns made it advisable to move in with her daughter. She died peacefully at home. She is survived by he son David McKean and his children Mary Catherine and Morgan James, and her daughter Catherine McKean Royer and her children Kat and Mollie.

She was a woman of great personal strength and courage, a fine model for her family, always looking to the future with a generosity of heart and good cheer. She was deeply loved and admired by all.

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McKean James Hugh

Born November 18 1893, died May 6 1942

Hugh McKean was born in Chiang Mai, the son of Dr. and Mrs. James W McKean, missionaries of the Board of Foreign Mission of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America and founder of the McKean Leper Asylum, now the McKean Rehabilitation Center . He and his sister Kate McKean were raised in Chiang Mai but then left Thailand to attend Wooster College and the university of Michigan from where he graduated in 1916. After a year post-graduate study at John Hopkins University, Hugh McKean applied to the Board for an appointment to the Thailand Mission wit the desire to assist his father in the leprosy work in Chiang Mai. Before he could be sent to Thailand he was called for military service in the First World War.

After the war he was appointed to the Thailand Mission on February 1922.he was also business manager of the McCormick Hospital and Chiang Mai Dispensaries, treasurer of the station and manager of the Chiang Mai Mission Press. When he father retired from active missionary work, Hugh became superintendant of the Chiang Mai Leper asylum. He had an unusual knowledge of leprosy and his missionary associates wrote that though he did not had an MD, he knew more about leprosy than the average physician . He was also deeply interested in the spiritual welfare of his patients.

He married Mollie Macfie and had two children. As the Japanese moved north during the Second World War, Hugh and family left for Burma and then on to India. He had been in poor health for some time prior to the evacuation, however, his courage and patience were unfailing.

When he and his family arrived in India, he was too ill to travel on a troop ship so was taken to Miraj Hospital where he passed away.








King Ramma IV opening McKean Leper Asylum 1929








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David James McKean
1939-xxxx
Married

Los Angeles ,Ca.
Miss  Unknown
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Mary Catherine McKean
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 James Morgan  McKean
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Catherine Mary McKean
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Married

LosAngeles , Ca
Mr Royer
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Kate Royer
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 Mollie  Royer
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1 st  marriage

Mollie Macfie
1908-1993
Married
July 27, 1933
Penang ,Siam
Thomas Monroe Reid
1902-1987

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No issue

Reid Thomas Monroe

Born 6 September 1902 in Athens Georgia, died 24 December 1987 aged 85 in Chiang Mai, of heart failure

His mother was a teacher who inbued his with a great love for learning and sent him to California where there were better schools , to live with his grandmother during his high school years. It was something of a handicap in the America of the 1920s that he was part negro and it says volumes for his character and ability that he achieved the rare distinction of admission to the University of Southern California where he graduated with a Bachelors Degree in History, working at night to pay for his education. He attended Graduate School at Columbia University of New York and achieved a Masters Degree in education.

He then obtained a permanent position in the U S Postal Administration, ut continued in his spare time to pursue his bent for self-education. He studied pharmacology and owned his own pharmacy, became a Certified Real Estate Broker and Appraiser and a Licensed Insurance Broker. He is remembered for theses remarkable achievements, also for his quiet struggles against prejudice, a much respected civic and church leader.

During his second world War army service he met Mollie ( Macfie) McKean widow of Dr Hugh McKean of the Mckean Leper Asylum and second daughter of D F Macfie. She was at the time an army nurses aide, and had two young children. She returned to Thailand after the was but they kept in touch and in 1852 she married him and settled in the United States where they lived in Los Angeles. They were on one of several visits to Chiang Mai to see her relatives when he died.

He was a quiet and modest man despite his notable struggles and achievements, but a man of self-confidence , forward looking, hopeful and optimistic of the future of his fellow men.



1 st marraige
Norah  Macfie
1909-1991
Married

, England
Frederick Sanders
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Miss Sanders
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2nd   union
Norah Macfie
1909-1991
Common Union
195!
Kaula Lumpur
Morris Edgar
xxxx-1991
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No issue

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Edgar , Norah Macfie

born 9 March 1909 in Chiang Mai, died 27 January  1991 , aged 81  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

She was the third daughter of  D F Macfie and Nang  Kammao. At age 6 she was sent to school in Kowloon, Hong Kong with  her brother Angus and her sister Mollie, thence to  San Rerno Italy with governesses. from there she when to the prestigious

Roedean  School in Sussex and subsequently to a finishing school in Switzerland  after which she attended Studley Agricultural College in England in general an extremely comprehensive education. 

She returned to Chiang Mai about 1930 but only for a short time. From childhood she had suffered from what  were once known as "brainstorms" and at this time the diagnosis indicated a brain tumour, requiring a very serious operation; she returned therefore to Britian, where the operation was preformed with complete success and convalesced in Denmark, where she spent four years up to 1939.  On the outbreak of the  second World War, she returned to England and lived at Dunkeld, Perthshire with her father's three sisters . During  war service she met and married Frederick Sanders, a chemist, with whom she moved to Singapore after the war, where her daughter was born

In the early 1950's she moved to Kuala Lumpur, where she started divorce proceeding. there were handled by Morris Edgar, a well known Scottish Lawyer, and later  on Norah became Mrs Edgar, also  " Datin" when Edgar was raised to the Malaysian title of "Datuk". They lived in Kuala Lumpur until they both died, within six months of each other, Norah was cremated and her ashes brought to Chiang Mai for burial, close to her father and mother as she wished.

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Agnes Violet Mary Macfie
1872-xxxx
Married
July 26th ,1899
, England
James Edward Graham
xxxx-1929

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WHO'S  WHO  1926

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The 1901 census shows John G Macfie  born Scotland, living in Lancashire , Moss Side Parish and holding a commission with the East India Company












Barbara Macfie
1805-1840
Married
June 30 1837
Greenock, Scotland
Charles Murray

Margaret Murray
1838-1858
Jane Murray
1840-1857
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William Andrew Macfie
1807-1899
Married
January 16, 1839
Jessie Thorburn
1818-1883

James Macfie
1840-1846
William Thorburn Macfie
1841-1841
Robert Macfie
1842-1921
Margaret Macfie
1844-1847
William Andrew Macfie
1846-1926
Jessie Macfie
1848-1849
Marion Macfie
1850-1850
Mary Macfie
1851-1866
John Macfie
1854-1866
Janet Throburn Macfie
1856-1893
Edward Macfie
1857-1934
Marion Isabella Macfie
1859-1860
James Washington Macfie
1860-19


William Andrew Macfie and his wife moved to Sweden , where they continued in a long line of descendants

For more information on this particualr branch of the family you are invited to click on the following site.


The Thorburn Macfie Family Society

James Washington Macfie, established himself in British Columbia, Canada and produced his own family unit, therefore creating another Canadian link to the Sugar Macfie family of Scotland




Robert Andrew Macfie
1778-1811
Married 
1807
Agnes Galt
-1855

Robert Andrew Macfie
1808-1824
Jane Thomson Macfie
1809-1831
Mary Macfie
1811-1826
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Agnes Galt of course being the sister of John Galt the Novelist, and Aunt to Sir Alexander Tilloch Galt one of the Fathers of  the Confederation of Canada, and Aunt to Sir Thomas Galt of the Supreme Court of the province of Ontario of Canada






Mary Macfie 
1780-1853
Married 
January 11,1808
Greenock, Scotland
John Graham
1774-1830

John Graham
1811-1890
Mary Graham
1813-1899
Robert Graham
1815-1836
Jessie Johnstone Graham
1817-1892
Duncan Graham
1819-1840
Eliza Ann Graham
1820-1899


The Graham Family





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