John Macfie Leith



John Macfie
of
Leith
and family




John Macfie
1783-1852


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John Macfie
1783-1852
Married
November 9 1810
Leith, Scotland
Alison Thorburn
1791-1857

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Robert Andrew Macfie
1811-1893
William Thorburn Macfie
1813-1815
Robina Macfie
1814-1873
Mary Macfie
1816-1894
Marion Macfie
1818-1901
John Macfie
1820-1875
William Macfie
1822-1895
Ellison Macfie
1828-1911
Ann Macfie
1830-1885


Notes im Lady McLure's register :
John was Seinor, Resident Magistrate of Leith, Scotland
Received King George IV, on his landing at Leith 15 August 1822
He was offered and declined the honour of Kinghthood, and some time later a Baronetey





Robina Macfie
1814-1873
Married
October 6 1840
Greenock, Scotland
John Marquis
1805-1864

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John Marquis
1841-1902
Robert Marquis
1842-1910
Alice Marquis
1844-1914
Marion Marquis
1846-1850
William Marquis
1849-1906
Robina Marquis
1851-1892
Jane Marquis
1853-1873



Notes in Lady McLure's register state John Marquis, and Robina died at Birchfield House, Edge Lane, Liverpool, and both are buried at Smithdoron Lane Cemetery, Liverpool

As this Marquis family has quite a substancial and complete tree, a separate page has been completely for review by you the reader if you would care to click on The Marquis Family page






Mary Macfie
1816-1894
Married
November 24 ,1843
South Leith,Scotland

John Henderson
1782-1867


John Henderson of Park, was partner in the firm Fox, Henderson & Co, which built the Crystal Place.


John Henderson of Park


The whole religious community of Scotland and to a great extent that of the sister countries of England and Ireland ill learn with regret the death of Mr John Henderson of Park, whose widespread benevolence and substance of religious schemes is almost if not altogether without precedent. The event took place on Wednesday morning, at the family residence Park, parish of Ichianan, Renfrewshire and was immediately caused by an attack of influenza. On Thursday last, Mr Henderson was driving about his estate and caught cold, the symptoms of which gradually increased and weakened his physical powers until terminated by death. For the last three years, his health had been very infirm, and compelled him to live in seclusion; but the event of Wednesday was not anticipated until shortly before its occurrence.

Mr Henderson's history is that of many of our leading Glasgow merchants. He was born in Barrowatonnes in the year 1782 and was the younger son of Mr Robert Henderson, merchant and ship owner in that town. About the end of the last century while yet in his teens he came to Glasgow for the purpose of joining an elder brother Robert Henderson in a small drysaltery business in the High Street. This venture proved successful and the business in High Street is still carried on, deceased having a justifiable pride in maintaining in its integrity the place where he began the world as a merchant.

When business operations in Glasgow began to flow westwards the Messrs Henderson moved with the stream and started a more extensive concern in Frederick St. About the same time the beginning of this century they began the business of East India merchants in London, which business is now among the largest in that department of commerce in this country. The Frederick St, has prospered in nearly equal ratio, and is still carried on.

In the month of May 1842, Mr Robert Henderson, the senior partner of the firm came to his death, in a very melancholy way. Along with his brother, the now deceased Mr John Henderson, the Rev, Dr King (then minister of Greyfriars Secession Church, Glasgow and now of London) and a female servant, he was leaving the steamer Windsor Castle to land at Park, which had some years before been purchased by the now deceased, when the steamer Shandon, which was sailing in the opposite direction to the Windsor castle, came into collision with the small boat in which the party had by this time embarked and submerged it in the river.

Dr King managed with difficulty to get ashore, as did also Mr John Henderson and the boatman; but Mr Robert Henderson was not rescued until it was too late to save his live, and the young woman met a similar fate. The extensive business of the firm thus came into he management of Mr John Henderson, who with several of his nephews, carried it on till the present time, with what success his numerous and magnificent benefactions sufficiently testify.

For the past forty years and especially during the later twenty, Mr Henderson has spent a large portion of his great income in promoting evangelical Christianity. We understand that, for many years back he had contributed to religious and benevolent schemes , the former principally,  at the rate of from   30,000 (GPS) to 40,000 a years  (GPS).

He was very strict and even austere in his views of religious duty, and was particularly interested in maintaining inviolate the character of the Scottish Sabbath as a day of strict cessation from labour.
The furtherance of missions in India and on the Continent of Europe he regarded in an equally strong light, and while he was not wanting in assistance and that of the most generous kind, to other especially engrossed his efforts. His giving was of the most systematic kind and latterly may be said to have been the object of his life.

Rooms in his counting house were fitted up with a department for receiving applications for aid, and determining on the amount to be given and a secretary was kept whose duties were wholly confined to managing under Mr Henderson himself the division of the large sum of money annually expended.

No pecuniary sacrifice was considered too great where a good end could be accomplished by it. He maintained several religious newspapers for diffusion of what he held to be the right view of life, and on one occasion spent 4,000 GPS in sending a copy of a publication to all the railway servants in the Kingdom, with the view of convincing them of their duty being to abstain from Sabbath labour. With the same end in view he purchased to a large extent the stock of the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway and divided it among friends who he knew would oppose the running of trains on the Sabbath. This and other exertions on his part and on that of the other prevented Sunday trains between Glasgow and Edinburgh prevented from running until the amalgamation with the North British Company, placed Mr Henderson and his supporters in a minority.

He gave an annual prize to the University of Glasgow for the best essay on the Decalogue and was at much expense in combating recently expressed views on the binding nature of the Fourth Commandment. Mr Henderson bought and maintained a number of mission churches in Glasgow. He was connected with the United Presbyterian body and for upwards of sixty years was a member of the congregation of Greyfriars; but although his own sect received as a matter of course, the principal share of liberality, he did not hesitate to extend a helping hand to any religious movement that commended itself to his respect.

He has contributed largely to the extension of the U P body in London. He was far from being sectarian and indeed it was mainly through his instrumentality that there was established the Evangelical Alliance, an association having for its chief object the smoothing down of differences between religious denominations.

It is characteristic of the man that when he spent Sabbath at his seat at Park, he preferred worshiping in the Free Church of Ichianan, which he erected at his own cost, to the necessity of driving to the nearest United Presbyterian Church. The Religious Institution Rooms in St George's Place and the Mission premises for the United Presbyterian Church in Virginia St were built at his expense and many religious edifices in this city and the surrounding district owe their erection in no small degree to the same source. Altogether we knew of no single individual of the time who has done more for the promotion of religious truth in the West of Scotland and indeed throughout the world.

In some respect he was a man of contracted views and sympathies ,  in other respects he was a catholic and large heated to the fullest extent, He was blessed with the means with no sparing hand. If he had not a few of the faults common to humanity, he had one virtue in a degree peculiar to himself; and in his removal from earth, not hundreds but thousands of his fellow creatures have lost a friend whose full worth cannot be estimated by words.

At no period in his life did Mr Henderson take a prominent part in the business of the city. The only public office that he held was that of Chairman of the Royal Exchange to which he was appointed on the death of Mr. James Hutcheson. He was married in 1843 to a daughter of the late Mr John Macfie of Edinburgh who survives him. He has left no children.    May 3rd 1867




Bequests of the late Mr Henderson of Park

We understand that by his will the late Mr Henderson of Park has made the following dispositions



To the schemes of the United Presbyterian Church is bequeathed                                                                                                                 36,250

Allocated as follows            Home missions                                          5,000
                                               Foreign Missions                                  10,000
                                               East India Missions                               6,000
                                               China missions                                      4,000
Fund for liquidating debt upon Churches                                            5,000
Aged ministers fund                                                                             1,000
Fund for educating the children of United Presbyterian 
                                                                                    Missionaries         250
And for the building of United Presbyterian Churches in Glasgow     5,000

The Glasgow City Mission  gets                                                            5,000                                                                                     
The National Bible Society of Scotland                                                                                                                                                               10,000
The Evangelical  Society of  Paris                                                       2,000

The Evangelical Society of   Geneva                                                                                                                                                                 2,000
The Evangelical Society of Brussels                                                                                                                                                                  2,000
The Evangelical Society of   Lyons                                                                                                                                                      2,000
The Union Churches of France in connection with Pastor Monod                                                                                                                   2,000
The Waldensian Church                                                                                                                                                                                    5,000

Glasgow charities receive the following benefactions

Royal Infirmary                                                                                        500
Old Man's Friend Society                                                                        200
Ages Women's   Society                                                                          200
Night  Aslyum                                                                                       200
Deaf and Dumb  Institution                                                                 200
The poor connected with Greyfriars Church ( of which the testator was a member)                                                                                                200

The above mentioned bequests amount in all to                                                                                                              64,750


The residue of Mr Henderson's princely fortune has been left to his nephews and nieces.








1 st Marriage
Marion Macfie
1818-1901
Married
Mar 2 ,1848
South Leith ,Scotland
John Lothian
xxxx-1851

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Alice Thorburn Lothian
1848-1856
Maurice John Lothian
1850-1917





2 nd Marriage
Marion Macfie
1818-1901
Married
September 27, 1865
Edinburgh, Scotland
John McEwen
xxxx-xxxx

Notes in Lady McLure's register show John of Glenlora Lochiinnoch






Macfie of Clermiston


William Macfie
1822-1895
Married
November 19, 1872
Cramond, Scotland
Mary Ramsay Colvin
1852-1895

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William Colvin Macfie
1874-1934
Walter Scott Macfie
1875-1893
Charles Edward Macfie
1882-1914
Annie Dorothea Macfie
1884-xxxx


Notes in Lady McLure's register show that Walter Scott Macfie, died at sea 17 December 1893, buried at 34.12S Longtitude, 30.40W Latitude
Mary Ramsay Colvin is the daughter of Rev Dr Walter Laidlaw Colvin, Minister of Crammond






William Colvin Macfie
1874-1934
Married
1918
Kensington, England
Mary Ethel Westgarth
1867-1936

Notes in Lady McLure's register state that William was a Royal Engineer, served in the South African War 1898-1902, and in the German War of 1914. D.S.O., Legion of Honour, was on staff of General French

William married his cousin Mary Ethel Westgarth






Ellison Macfie
1828-1911
Married
June 6, 1854
Leith, Scotland
William Westgarth
xxxx-1889

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Alice Westgarth
1856-xxxx
Anna Christina Westgarth
1861-xxxx
Mary Ethel Westgarth
1867-1936


This family removed itself to Melbourne Aust.
Notes in Lady McLure's register,  Ellison was born at 4 James Place, Leith Scotland.
William was somtime member of the Victorian Legislature, Author of many books on Australia
He died at 10 Bolton Gardens, Smith Kensington, London and is buried at Dean Cemetery Edinburgh
Visited Melbourne 1888






Alice Westgarth
1856-xxxx
Married
July 24, 1884
London, England
J Augustus Voelcker
xxxx-xxxx

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Daughter Voelcker
1885-1885
Margaret Ellison Voelcker
1886-xxxx
Wilfred Westgarth Voelcker
1887-1889
Harold Edward Voelcker
1894-1916
John Westgarth Voelcker
1899-xxxx


The first child, a girl ,lived only a few hours
Harold Edward, served in the German war of 1914 and was killed in action he was Second Lieut, South Lancashire Regt.
John Westgarth was promoted to temp 2nd Lieut in 1918 he was with the Royal Engineers Corp.







Anna Christina Westgarth
1861-xxxx
Married
June 2, 1888
London, England
William George Lucas Spowers
xxxx-xxxx

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Frances Ellison Spowers
1889-xxxx
Ethel Louise Spowers
1890-xxxx
Allan Spowers
1892-xxxx
Celia Spowers
1896-xxxx
Rosalind Spowers
1896-xxxx
Myra Spowers
1900-xxxx


Notes in Lady McLure's register state that W G Spowers was proprieter of the Melbourne Argus Newspaper, Australia





Ann Macfie
1830-1874
Married
June 13 ,1855
Edinburgh, Scotland
John Macandrew
1830-1885

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John Lewis McLean Macandrew
1857-1917
Alice Macandrew
1859-xxxx
Anna Maria Macandrew
1861-xxxx
Caroline Macandrew
1863-1931
Edith Macandrew
1865-xxxx








John Lewis McLean Macandrew
1857-1917
Married
January 29 ,1889
Elsie Mabel Young
xxxx-xxxx/

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Ian Munro McLean Macandrew
1891-1914


Ian served in the German War of 1914, and was killed in action Dec 25, 1914.,at Pas de Calais.






Alice Macandrew
1859-xxxx
Married
June 22 ,1901
xxxx
David Freeman Lewis
xxxx-xxxx

David was late of Carmathen, Wales, Australia

A certain Robert Lewis died at Langhouse 30 Dec 1853 or 1859 and is buried in the family plot in Inverkip






Anna Maria Macandrew
1861-xxxx
Married
July 27, 1880
xxxx
William Horn
xxxx-1914

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Robert Horn
1881-xxxx
Alice Maud Horn
18xx-xxxx
John Reginald Horn
1885-xxxx
Myra Christian Horn
1886-xxxxx
Jean Violet Horn
1889-xxxx
William Headdrick Horn
1891-xxxx


Robert served in the German War 1914







Alice Maud Horn
18xx-xxxx
Married
April 17,1906
xxxx
Francis J Marshall
xxxx-xxxx/font>

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Anne Margaret Marshall
1907-xxxx
Alice Jean Marshall
1909-xxxx
3rd Child Marshall
xxxx-xxxx
4th Child Marshall
1918-xxxx


Francis was a Major in the Seaforth Highlanders, he served in the German War of 1914






Caroline Macandrew
1863-1931
Married
April 24, 1889
xxxx
Philip Francis Wood
xxxx-xxxx

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Edith Frances Wood
1890-xxxx
Beatrix Anne Wood
1894-xxxx


Philip was Advocate, Barrister at Law, Edinburgh, son of Robert Philip Wood, J.P. Maghull Lancastershire






Edith Frances Wood
1890-xxxx
Married
xxxx
xxxx
Geoffrey N Slurb
xxxx-xxxx


Geoffrey served in the German War 1914






Edith Macandrew
1865-xxxx
Married
November 17 ,1891
Edinburgh, Sctoland
Henry Napier Jervois
1851-xxxx

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Mary (Edith) Caroline Jervois
1893-xxxx
Alice Napier Jervois
1893-xxxx


Henry served in the German War of 1914, Henry was born in Newfoundland , Canada.
In 1901 the family was living in the Parish of Kensington,London, Henry was listed as Lieut Col, RA - Retired . If he did serve in WWI as noted in Lady McClure's book, he would have been 64 going on 65 at the time .
The Free Cen for the UK shows two marriages in March of 1918 one for a Mary C Jervois to a Mr Breene
and another of a Mr Francis Broome to a Jervois ------- both girls were twenty five .
At this time I have assumed rightly or wrongly (ca 2010)that these records are of their respective marriages.








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