William Macfie
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William Macfie
of
Langhouse
Inverkip, Scotland
and his family


William of Langhouse

William Macfie
1776-1854



1st Marriage
William Macfie
1776-1854
Married
April 18 , 1808
Greenock, Scotland
Jessie Johnstone
1786-1817

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William Johnstone Macfie
1809-1831
Marion Fairrie Macfie
1810-1860
Robert Macfie
1812-1899
Mary Andrew Macfie
1813-1883
Jessie Beattie Macfie
1815-1904
Margaret Macfie
1817-1911



Marriage
Births
Deaths

William Macfie was born in the house on New Street, Greenock, that was located in the back of the Great Tennament built by William Alexander. He was only 7 years old when his father Robert bought a building on the opposite side (1783), the west side of the newly named William Street and opened up a grocery store in the lower (street level) portion of the building establishing McFie & Co. at Civic numer 15 William St.

William would have been apprenticed by then as he would certainly have been of age , after which he may have become involved in his father's own grocery business. At the age of 26 William and his father had begun a new enterprise , that of sugar refining , establishing thier business on Bogle Street, Greenock, which became the strucural spinal core of the family's affairs until the location was finlally liquidated in 1856.

Unfortunately, due to a lack of records, we are unable to determine when Willam moved from the building on Wiliam St, however we must assume he did so either just before his marriage to Jessie Johnston, or the newlyweds moved into thier own home at the time of thier marriage. The earliest record is the 1815 Greenock postal directory which places him at number 2 Regent St, which is almost midway between the Sugar refactory, and the Grocer location no doubt allowing him to have a hand in the daily operations of both.



William Johnstone Macfie, had been sent to the West Indies, in 1830 for sake of his health, apparently without benefit. When he embarked on the ' West Indian ' on his homeward voyage he was so ill that it was not expected he would live to see England. He in fact died at sea on the 30 of May 1831, near Plymouth and his body was landed at that port. He was buried in Plymouth., he was 22 years old. A tablet to his memory was placed in the St Andrew's Church in Plymouth England.



2nd Marriage
Willaim Macfie
1776-1854
Married
August 30 ,1819
Greenock, Scotland
Janet Marshall
1790-1858

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Catherine Marshall Macfie
1820-1837
Claud Macfie
1822-1903
John Macfie
1826-1896
David Johnstone Macfie
1828-1915


Janet Marshall, is the daughter of Claud Marshall (jr) of Craignestock, Lanarkshire, writer







Marion Fairrie Macfie
1810-1860
Married
March 12, 1833
Scotland
John Martin
xxxx-1855
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Janet Martin
1834-1837
Elizabeth Martin
1835-1836
Marion Martin
1837-1916
Catherine Martin
1838-1922
William Macfie Martin
1840-1892
John Donald Martin
1842-1899
Jessie Elizabeth Martin
1845-1938
Helen Ann Martin
1850-1919


Martin Family of Greenock





Mary Andrew Macfie
1813-1883
Married
June 5, 1838
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Willliam Large Laurie
xxxx-1899


William Large Lauire was a medical Doctor graduated Edinburgh 1838

Notes from the book John Macfie and his family
Dr Laurie seems to have been a rather unorthodox practitioner, and had been dubbed "Bob Sawyer" by the wits of Greenock, partly because he favoured Sawyer's ointment, but more especially because at his dispensary he announced " Advice given fratis to the poor" which, it was thought, was very much the Bob Sawyer fashion.

Medical Partnership 1844
Greenock home address 1871
Building as of 2019









Margaret Macfie
1817-1911
Married
May 18, 1842
Greenock, Scotland
Duncan Alexander Campbell
xxxx-1861

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Jessie Johnstone Campbell
1843-1934
Duncan Alexander Campbell (jr)
1844-1879
William Macfie Campbell
1848-1928
Margaret Macfie Campbell
1849-1950
John Charles Campbell
1853-1936



Duncan Alexander Campbell's second marriage was to Margaret Macfie , his first was to Sarah McFarlane, in 1835.
This first union produced two daughters Ann Barr Campbell (27-10-1837) and Sarah Jane Christian Campbell ( 23-12-1838) .
The date of the death of Sarah McFarlane is not known at this time.


The Campbell family






Macfie of Gogarburn


1st Marriage
Claud Macfie
1822-1903
Married
Sept 9, 1846
Greenock Scotland
Margaret Allan
1820-1891


Notes in Lady McLure's register have Claud as J P , County Midlothian
Margaret, being the sister of Sir Hugh M .Allan of Montreal


Obituary from the Scottish Temperance League Journal Oct 1891

Mrs Claud Macfie,Gogarburn

It is with much regret we intimate the death of Mrs Macfie, wife of Claud Macfie, of Gogarburn, Midlothian. Which occurred on the 16th instant. Mrs Macfie had been ailing for some time, but was thought to be recovering, and no danger was apprehended until the day on which she died. So recently as the 4th of this month, she had remitted to the secretary of the League Mr Macfie�s annual subscription and her own, and payment for the Advisers and other periodicals which her husband and herself sent to a number of schools in different parts of Scotland for free distribution among the scholars. The deceased lady was of exceedingly amiable disposition, distinguished by an inborn courtesy and sensitive consideration for all around her, and was thus much loved by a large circle of  friends, who will deeply mourn her departure. Endowed wit ha deeply sympathetic nature , and inspired with the spirit of Him who went about doing good, Mrs Macfie was profoundly interested in all philanthropic and Christian agencies which seek to promote the well being of the community. In various associations in and around Edinburgh she was a highly-valued and zealous worker, and gave liberally of her means for their support. Many among the poor in her own immediate neighbourhood will sadly miss her kindly presence and sympathising words, which enhanced the value of the benefactions she was ever ready cheerfully to bestow. Mrs Macfie was early identified with the temperance movement.

For about forty years she was a warmly-attached member of the Scottish Temperance League and a most generous subscriber to its funds. By various methods and in a most liberal spirit, she sought to advance the total abstinence cause. The great reform that Mr. And Mrs. Macfie originated in the island of  Islay affords a striking illustration of meritorious and successful work.

For about five years, from 1857 to 1861, Mr and Mrs Macfie resided in Islay House, which became the centre of a most remarkable total abstinence movement, which extended over the entire island, and  embraced a large proportion of its inhabitants. Mr. And Mrs. Macfie engaged agents of the Scottish Temperance League who addressed large meeting in the different localities with wonderful effect. Clergymen, teachers, farmers, and other came forward and took the pledge, total abstinence societies were formed, the children marched in procession from the schools to the place  of meeting , and large additions were made night after night to the ranks of abstainers. The temperance advocates were hospitably entertained by Mr. And Mrs. Macfie at Islay House and were  conveyed by them to the different villages and clachans to address the people on, to them, the novel doctrine of abstinence from alcoholic liquors.

The Beneficent work thus initiated by Mr. And Mrs. Macfie in those bygone years took firm root and bears visible fruit to this day, there being many staunch and zealous temperance reformers in the island.
The efforts of Mr and Mrs Macfie for the good of the inhabitants were not restricted to the promotion  of the abstinence cause. The also manifested  the liveliest interest in the schools in Islay, and monthly supplies of the Adviser and other temperance publications were and are still sent for free distribution among the children. The older inhabitants cherish grateful memories of the considerate kindness of Mrs Macfie during the years of her sojourn among them. Many a public cause in Scotland and elsewhere will suffer by her death, and in private circles more especially, she will be sorrowfully missed.

Mrs Macfie was a sister of Mr Alexander Allan, of the Allan Line, and the fact that Mr and Mrs Allan are now abroad imparts a peculiar feeling of sadness to the melancholy event. With Mr Macfie and the wide circle of relatives we deeply sympathise in the sore bereavement they have sustained in the death of one so much esteemed and loved.



2nd Marriage
Claud Macfie
1822-1903
Married
October 20 ,1891
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Mary Young
xxxx-xxxx

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Claud William Macfie
1892-1915
Catherine Mary Macfie
1897-xxxx


Claud William was a Captain, and served in the German War 1914, he was killed in action 1915, 23 years old ,
he is buried along with his Father and Margaret Allan at the Gogar Kirk Cemetery





Catherine Mary Macfie
1897-1980
Married
8th, December 1919
Edinburgh ,Scotland
Charles Reid Peploe
1890-1933

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David Claud Peploe
1921-1941
Mary Peploe
1922-xxxx
Charles Norman George Peploe
1930-xxxx
xxxx-xxxx




Born in Edinburgh the son of Major J. R. Peploe of the Highland Light Infantry.
I read his date of entry into Britannia as September, 1904, passing out on 15 January, 1906 when he was appointed to King Alfred.

Peploe was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1911.
Peploe was appointed Lieutenant in Command of the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 36 on 8 December, 1914.
Peploe was appointed to the battlecruiser Lion on 10 February, 1916 and likely was in her at the Battle of Jutland. He was to leave her on 14 May, 1917 and was presently sent to Vernon for a Torpedo Control Course.
Peploe was appointed in command of the destroyer Westcott on 19 March, 1918.

Post-War

When in command of Westcott on 21 June, 1919, his destroyer was one of just two left to watch over the interned German fleet in Scapa Flow, sitting with ready steam in Gutter Sound the great German scuttle operation began. His executive officer recorded the moment of this sad discovery.
The officers were all gathered in the ward room having a gun before lunch when a sub-lieutenant officer of the watch one the quarter deck shouted through the ward room hatch, "There's a German destroyer sinking." Lieutenant-Commander Peploe, the skipper, answered, "Don't talk such tripe." But they all hurried on deck and saw that every German ship had hoisted its flag and that ladders were being got out and boats lowered. A signal was at once sent to the Vice-Admiral who was at sea.

Peploe was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 31 December, 1919.
Peploe was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1925.
Peploe was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1932.
Having recently suffered a bout of influenza, Peploe reported that he was to undergo surgery in a private nursing home to have his gall bladder removed on 8 February, 1933.
He died that same day and was buried in Haslar Cemetery
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Their son David perished in the German bombing of the RN Engineering College Keyham associated wit the naval base HMS Drake, in 1941,
he was 19 years old , a midshipman - he is buried at Weston Mill Plymouth

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Catherine Mary Peploe lived to be 82 years old dying at xxxxxxx






Mary Peploe
1922-xxxx
Married

William Allen Haynes
1913-1985

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Caroline Mary Haynes
1964-xxxx
Pamela Winifred Haynes
1966-xxxx


William Allen Haynes, CE, OBE attained the rank of Rear Admirial of the Royal Navy





Pamela Winifred Haynes
1966-xxxx
Married
xxxx
xxxx
Mr. Venkatraman
xxx-xxx

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Tiffany Meenakshi Venkatraman
1988-xxxx
William Venkatraman
1989-xxxx





Tiffany Meenakshi Venkatraman
1988-xxxx
Married
xxxx
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Craig Johnson
xxx-xxx


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xxxx-xxxx





Charles Norman George Peploe
1930-xxxx
Married
9th July 1966
xxxx
Caroyln Lucile Czernin
Und Zu Chaudenitz
1941-xxxx

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Manfred Crispin David Peploe
1969-xxxx
Fergus Charles Nicolas Peploe
1970-xxxx


Caroyln holds the title of " Countess"





John Macfie
1826-1896
Married
June 11, 1851
Greenock, Scotland
Lillias Fullarton
xxxx-xxxx

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Janet Marshall Macfie
1852-1942
Allan Fullarton Macfie
1854-xxxx
Lillias Macfie
1857-1857





Janet Marshall Macfie
1852-1942
Married
July 31, 1873
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Walter B Blaikie
1847-1928

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Lillian Blaikie
1874-1966
Margaret Blaikie
1875-1971
Louisa Gibson Blaikie
1877-1960
Janet Macfie Blaikie
1879-1972
Isabel Alice Blaikie
1883-1989








Lillian Blaikie
1874-
Married
October 31, 1903
Robert Kilpatrick
-19

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Peter Walter John Kilpatrick
1905-xxxx
Lillian Margaret Kilpatrick
1908-1914


Notes in Lady McLure's register Robert was an Engineer in the R N, served in the German War of 1914
Was here in Canada, and later with Messrs J Constable Co, printers, Edinburgh Scotland






Peter Walter John Kilpatrick
1905-xxxx
Married
xxxx
xxxx
Jean Blair
xxxx-xxxx

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Ann Kilpatrick
1931-xxxx
Colin Walter Kilpatrick
1935-xxxx
David Robert Kilpatrick
1937-xxxx

See letter writted by Peter Kilpatrick to Mrs Auriel Macfie Douglas 1971 LETTER






Ann Kilpatrick
1931-xxxx
Married
1956-
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Kenneth William Macintyre Todd
xxxx-xxxx

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Hamish William Macintyre Todd
1958-xxxx





Colin Walter Kilpatrick
1935-xxxx
Married
xxxx
xxxx
Carol Margaret Rowcliffe
xxxx-xxxx

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Hugh Kilpatrick
xxxx-xxxx
Bruce Kilpatrick
xxxx-xxxx





David Robert Kilpatrick
1937-xxxx
Married
xxxx
xxxx
Vanessa Gillam
xxxx-xxxx

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Lisa Katherine Marguerite Kilpatrick
1963-xxxx
Victoria Ann Kilpatrick
1964-xxxx
Hector David Hugh Kilpatrick
1967-xxxx
Tania Kilpatrick
1967-xxxx





Victoria Ann Kilpatrick
1964-xxxx
Married
xxxx
xxxx
John Kilgour
xxxx-xxxx

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Mungo Kilgour
xxxx-xxxx
Rosabel Kilgour
xxxx-xxxx





Hector David Hugh Kilpatrick
1967-xxxx
Married
xxxx
xxxxx
Elizabeth Crotty
xxxx-xxxx

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Tessa Kilpatrick
xxxx-xxxx





Tina Kilpatrick
1967-xxxx
Married
xxxx
xxxx
Peter Hodgson
xxxx-xxxx

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Alice Hodgson
xxxx-xxxx






Louisa Gibson Blaikie
1877-xxxx
Married
March 7, 1905
xxxx
Henry M Barnes
xxxx-19xx


Notes in Lady McLure's register states , served in German was 1914-1916, but it is uncertain to whom it pertains, either to Louisa or Henry.





Janet Macfie Blaikie
1874-xxxx
Married
July 2, 1902
xxxx
Reginald Crawford
xxxx-19xx


The Blaikie Family Records





Allan Fullarton Macfie
1854-1943
Married
March 5, 1878
Liverpool, England
Isabel Rachel Tarbet
1854-1935


Isabel is the daughter of William Tarbet and Isabella Macintosh 0f Dunnichen, Fifeshire , Scotland
Allan was married in the Catholic Apostolic Church
Allan was known for his golfing abilities





Macfie of Borthwick Hall

David Johnstone Macfie
1828-1915
Married
October 31, 1890
xxxx
Mary Jane Lloyd
xxxx-xxxx


Notes in Lady McLure's register state that David, was a JP for the counties of Fife and Midlothian






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