In Scotland:-  MacPHEE;    LAMONT;     BELL;    HAMILTON;
In England, Ireland and Australia:-    CHIPPENDALE;     McCARTNEY;     PERRETT;    GORDON.
In England and Wales:-    HALE;     DICKENS;     MATTHEWS;     HANCOCK.
In England and India:-    WARING;    DAVIES;    SHEATH;

THE
MacPHEE
FAMILY
FROM SKYE

Thanks must go to the many family members that have contributed to this book: my Mum, Molly;  DA & Margaret MacPHEE; Angus BLACK; Alastair STEWART; Mary CAMPBELL.
This page forms part of a Booklet on my MacPhee Family. The booklet includes all sources in the footnotes, as well as history pertaining to the Glendale Martyrs, the Clearances, MacPHEE and LAMONT clan history.

This is the paternal side of my family.

DONALD  MacPHEE
(c1794 – after 1863)
    Donald was born in Scotland about 1794. The exact location is not known, but it is assumed that it was on Skye, as his known children were all born there. He married Janet or Jessie McLEAN, and had children John, born 17 August 1825 in Roag, Duirinish; Mary, born c1826; Angus, born c1828; Murdoch, born 28 October 1834 in Feorlig  Duirinish, and baptised in Dunvegan; Norman, born 24 June 1837 in Duirinish, baptised in Feorlig; Archibald, born 13 July 1840 in Duirinish, baptised in Dunvegan, 1842.
    Donald was listed as residing in Dunvegan in 1842. By 1851, Donald is listed in the census as: 57 years and resident at Holmisdale Duirinish. His main occupation was probably a crofter,  and indeed on his son Norman’s  marriage certificate in 1863, he is recorded as that.
    It is not known when Donald died, or where he may be buried. However, it is known that he was alive in 1863 when his son Norman married.

JANET  McLEAN
(c1796 – after 1851)
    Janet, or Jessie  was born about 1796, daughter of Norman McLEAN, and his wife Ann. Janet is listed in the 1851 census as 55 years old, however there is also a Janet, aged 41 years, and some of their children, listed in the 1841 census. It was not uncommon for people to list incorrect ages in the census. She is listed as resident at Holmisdale, Duirinish. Also listed in the house in the 1851 census, is a Helen McLEAN aged 9 years, not born in the county. This Helen may have been a niece of Janet’s.
Janet is believed to have been the daughter of a goldsmith from the island of  -------- in Loch Dunvegan. One wonders why a goldsmith would have been located on Skye amonst the crofters. Perhaps he was employed by the McLEOD’s from Dunvegan Castle.

Donald and Janet’s Children

John MacPHEE   (1825 - )   See Chapter Two.
Mary MacPHEE  (c1826 - )
    Mary was born about 1826, as she is listed as 25 years old and resident of Holmisdale in the 1851 census. She married Alexander McKINNON on 28 February 1853 in Duirinish,  and the parish record shows Milovaig, as her residence. It is not known how many children they had.
Angus  MacPHEE (c1828 - )
    Listed in the 1851 census as 23 years and resident at Holmisdale Duirinish, therefore was born about 1828. Little else is known about Angus.
Murdoch MacPHEE  (1834 - )
    The parish records for Duirinish show a Donald McPHIE and Janet McLEAN, residing in Foerlig, had a son Murdock born 28 Oct 1834, baptised on 24 Jun 1838.  This matches with other details found, and it is assumed that this information is correct.  Murdoch is listed in the 1851 census as 15 years and resident at Holmisdale Duirinish.
Norman MacPHEE  (c1837 - )
    Norman was born about 1837, and was christened 28 June 1837  in Dunvegan, Duirinish. He is listed in the 1851 census as 13 years and resident at Holmisdale Duirinish. He married Margaret BRUCE, daughter of Neil and Effie (nee BRUCE) BRUCE, after banns according to the Forms of the Presbyterian Church of Scotland on 12 February 1863,  in Borreraig, Duirinish. Malcolm McLEAN and Norman McRAILD witnessed the marriage.  Margaret BRUCE was born  24 June 1837 in Duirinish.  At the time of his marriage, Norman was residing at Upper Milovaig, Duirinish. That was also his residence ten years later when his son Neil was born. Norman was listed as a labourer at his marriage in 1863, and a general labourer in 1873 as noted on his son’s birth certificate. Norman and Margaret had five known children: Mary, 27 September 1864; Malcolm, 28 February 1867; Flora, 28 January 1869; Donald, 11 October 1870; and Neil, 30 November 1873. According to the 1984 IGI, all were born in Duirinish, with Neil’s certificate showing him being born at Upper Milovaig.
Archibald MacPHEE (1840 - )
    Archie was born on 13 July 1840, in Duirinish, Skye. He was christened on 20 August 1842 in Dunvegan. He is listed in the 1851 census as 10 years and resident at Holmisdale Duirinish. He married Catherine McLEAN, daughter of Neil and Marion (nee McLEAN) McLEAN, in Duirinish on 26 June 1872.  Catherine was born about 1839.

CHAPTER TWO

JOHN MacPHEE
(1825 – after 1883)
    John was born 20 April 1825 in Roag, Duirinish . He was christened on 19 August 1825 in Duirinish.  He is listed, with other family members, in the 1841 census as 15 yrs old, and also listed in the 1851 census as 29 years and resident at Holmisdale Duirinish. He married Marion LAMONT on 20 January 1852 in Duirinish, and his residence is listed as Hammer.  On his son Alexander’s birth certificate,  1855, John is listed as a lotter. On Alexander’s marriage certificate,  1883, John’s occupation is a crofter. It is not known when he died, although he was alive in 1883,  and as his wife died in 1892, it is assumed that he provided the headstone for his wife with the post script: wife of John MacPHEE.
Marion LAMONT
(c1825 – 1892)
    Marion was born about 1824-5, as the 1851 census lists her as 25 years old, and residing in Holmisdale and Hamara. Other members of the Lamont family listed in the census with Marion are Donald, 20 years old, and Ann, 30 years old. I have conflicting information about Marion. A family tree given to me in 1994, shows Marion’s parents as Alexander and Ann. There are two records with Alexander as father listed in the IGI:- 15 March 1822, a baptism in Duirinish, and the Kilmuir parish records lists the 24 Aug 1838 (aged 3 yrs), as a baptism. This later one, although possible, seems too late, as this Marion would have been 16 in the 1851 census and 17 when she married John. In the 1851 census, this Marion, has a father Angus, listed as living in Snizort, not Holmisdale, Duirinish.
 We do know from Marion’s headstone, that Marion died 20 May 1892, aged 68 years, making her birth about 1824.
John and Marion’s Children
Little is known of John and Marion’s children other than Alexander.
Mary MacPHEE
    It is not known when Mary was born, or when she married Alexander CAMPBELL, son of John and Mary (nee MacDonald, born c 1849).  They had 6 children: Ann; Mary; Marion; Euphemia; Alexander-Archie; and William who married Ann McKINNON and had two children Mary  and Donald.
Alexander MacPHEE See chapter three
Jessie MacPHEE  Jessie was born 6 March 1858, in Duirinish.
Angus MacPHEE  Born 12 July 1859, in Duirinish.
John MacPHEE  John was born 12 July 1859 in Duirinish and is Angus’s twin.

CHAPTER THREE

ALEXANDER  MacPHEE
(1855 – before 1940)
    Alexander was born at 5am, 20 April 1855, in Glendale. He married Margeret McPHEE in 1883, (the same year as the Glendale Uprising,)  after banns, according to the Free Church of Scotland. The witnesses were Lachlan McLEAN and Kate CARMICHAEL. Alexander and Margeret were married at Clachan, Kilcalmonell. It is possible that Alexander had gone to Kilcalmonell to learn how to build the ‘white houses’ that were to soon to replace the black houses in the Glen. It is not known why Margeret was there. It is known that in the 18th and 19th centuries many highlanders went south where there was more opportunity for work, and the landlords often sent their workers south to other estates for a better return. It is also not known if they met there, or knew each other in Skye. At the time of his marriage, Alexander listed Stewartfield, Kilcalmonell, Argyll as his residence. At his son Donald’s birth, Alexander and Margeret were living at Holmisdale, Glendale, Duirinish. Kilcalmonell is a parish in Argyll, the main village being Tarbert, which is the main port. It is situated at the northern end of the Peninsula of Kintyre. Potatoes, as in Skye, were the principal crop, and were sent to England and Ireland.
    Alexander is listed as an agricultural labourer on his marriage certificate (1883), a mason journeyman on his son Donald’s birth certificate (1890), and as a mason's contractor on Donald’s marriage certificate (1920). It is believed that he built the majority of the houses in the Glen, and the houses are all similar. On 7 March 1907, Alexander purchased the land that he, and his father before him, had lived.  On 19 September 1911, Alexander borrowed £30 as a building loan. The agreement was witnessed by Malcolm MacPHEE of  Holmisdale, Mason’s assistant. Alexander repaid £35 / 11 / 1 on 26 March 1919. The house that Alexander built was named 'Fern Park'
    Alexander is believed to have has a stubborn ‘MacPhee’ streak, and this often lead to him treating his family harshly, although I’m sure he thought he was doing right. One family story details how Alexander didn’t like his daughter Mary’s betrothed, Donald BLACK, and kept a pregnant Mary locked in the house until Donald BLACK agreed to leave the Glen and not have anything to do with Mary or her child. The child, Murdo Alick MacPhee BLACK was to spent the next 11 years with Alexander and Margaret.  It is not known when Alexander died, although it is believed to be before 1940. He is buried in an unmarked grave in Glendale Cemetery, not far from his son’s grave.

MARGERET  McPHEE
(1861 – after 1940)
    Born 5 December 1861, in Kilmuir by Uig, Skye, daughter of Malcolm MacPHIE and Ann ROSS, Margeret lived in Clachan, Kilcalmonell, Argyll when she married Alexander, and her occupation is listed as domestic duties. It is thought that Alexander and Margeret had twelve children. And that Margeret died sometime after 1940.
Parents of Margeret: Malcolm McPHEE and Ann ROSS
 Malcolm and Ann were married at the Manse, Kilmuir by Uig, on 27 November 1855.  Malcolm is recorded as a farm servant of Stensholl, aged 30 years. He was born 16 May 1825 at Stensholl,  son of Donald McPHEE (farmer) and Catherine MacPHEE . Witnesses of the marriage were Alexander MATHESON (inspector of the poor), and Alexander MacLEOD (miller). When his daughter Margeret was married (1883), Malcolm is listed as a crofter. Ann was born in Kilmuir in 1835,  daughter of Alexander ROSS (farmer) and Effy MacDONALD. At the time of her marriage, Ann was listed as a maid servant living in Kendrom, Parish of Kilmuir. Margeret was the eldest of two known children of Malcolm and Ann. Her brother Alexander was born 25 September 1866,  also in Kilmuir by Uig.

Transcript of a letter sent to son ‘Donald & All’
from Margeret MacPhee at Colbost Skinidin, Skye, on 27th Jan 1940.

Once again I write to you these few lines in answer to your loving letter I got some days ago. Very pleased to hear from you to let us know about you all. I came over to Colbost 7 weeks ago to be along with Mary at this time. She had a baby daughter a fortnight ago so they are both doing well and all the rest of them are well. They are all on the move at Glendale. DA & Lexie and the children John & Catherine and Callum are the same. John was over today seeing us all. Himself and Allan Stewart was here. I am keeping fairly well myself. What can I expect at my age 79 years in Dec. many a one older. I am bad with Rheumatics my back is always sore. I have a plaster on just now. You will know the writing. Annie is looking for a letter from you every day as she wrote to you shortly after the War started. Hope you got it. What awful times we are living. This War looks to last a good time. It's God alone that knows how the end will be or when it will come. We hope in Him for strength and wisdom and that He will keep the enemies back from us. It's Britain wicked Hitler would like to ruin. We trust that God won't let them get what they like, that He will take them down if it's His Holy Will. Norman & family are doing well. Young Norman is in the army in the RAMC. Malcolm & family are well also Marion & all. Alex & wife are the same so I am giving you them all. You were speaking about John MacKay .......  I think more of him since I heard how good he was to you when you were in Hospital. John is staying alone he put up a new house and is quite comfortable in it. He has even the water in too. If he had wisdom along with it that's everything. Well dear Donald we should all be thankful to God for sparing us to see another year. So we all wish yourself & Jessie and Allister (sic) a good new year with God's Blessing. Pleased to know yourself is doing so well. Now my dear I do so hope you will write whenever you get this, so with all our warmest love to you all from your loving
 mother
  Margeret MacPhee
Much love from all to you all. Write so soon as you can.
x  x  x  x  x  x
Pleased to hear that Alister is so smart in school. You should learn him the Gaelic as well.

Children of Alexander and Margaret

Ann MacPHEE
    Born about 1882 in Glendale, Ann married Allan Stewart had had two children, Alan and Morag. Alan Stewart is believed to have also lived in Holmisdale.  Alan married a Jessie,  and had two children, Alastair and Alan John.
John MacPHEE
    John was born about 1883, and married Catherine McDONALD (born c 1889, died 19 October 1970). They had one known child, Callum. John died 19 January 1946, and his headstone is in Glendale Cemetery.
Norman MacPHEE
    Born about 1888, Norman married Christina MacKENZIE, (born c1881, died 16 April 1960) and had three known children: Norman; Kate; and James. Norman died 2 mar 1968, and is buried in Glendale Cemetery.
Donald MacPHEE  See Chapter Four.
Malcolm MacPHEE
    Malcolm was born about 1892 in Holmisdale. He married Annie McLEAN (bc1894, died 8 October 1971). They had seven children: Alexander (born 1918, died 1920); Murdo; Helen; Margaret; Alexandrina; Alexander (born and died 1932); and Neil. Malcolm was known as Callum, and presented the psalms in Gaelic in Glasgow. He died 3 July 1958, and is buried in Glendale Cemetery.
Marion MacPHEE
Known as Morag, Marion was born about 1894, and married John Ferguson. She 20 August 1973, and is buried in Glendale. They had seven children: Margaret; Mary, born 1926, died 4 February 1988;  Murdina, married Donald  MacKINNON, and had one known son Neil. Murdina would write to my mother Molly, and one letter survives; Rena married J. MacKENZIE; Margaret  married K. MacPHERSON; and Donald. Nothing is known about Donald.

Letter to Molly MacPhee: 74 Womerah Ave, Kings Cross, Sydney;
postmarked 8 Oct 1957, from Murdina, 40 Glendining Road Glasgow.

My dear Molly.
I am sorry for not writing you sooner, but my mum was in hospital, and I had quite a lot to do. She was getting a cataract removed from her eye so its a nasty operation but she is home now and doing fine.
Molly, I'm so pleased you had a little son. I know you and Alister [sic] will be very proud of him, as his granny was when she was telling me. She will be glad to get back home with you both, and her three grandchildren. She hadn't  a very good holiday here, the weather as well wasn't good this year, but if she had been with me I would have done my very best to make her happy, but she couldn't manage to come; and I really understand why she couldn't; but if you or Alister would come, I would be thrilled to have you both, but I suppose that's a long way off meantime, as little Donald will keep, you busy. Gosh won't his granny be pleased  to see Donald MacPhee junior, and hold him. I wish I was there to see her. I hope God will spare him, and that he will grow up to be like the one who he is named after. I know that will be your dearest wish as although I don't remember him, he was one of God's greatest men, and Aunt Jessie misses him very much. Well dear, I am sending on a little thing for him, so I hope it will reach you. Glasgow has a flu epidemic just now but I am thankful to say we haven't caught it yet, and Aunt Jessie is better off where she is as she would probably have caught it. She had enough of colds while she was here.
I hope you are all keeping in the best of health and that you will forgive me for not writing you sooner. I hope also that Alister is doing well in his business, give him my love and kisses to Alison [sic], Margaret, and little Donald. They will all be glad to see their granny back home safe and sound.
  I  .....  hope she had a good voyage over. I must close now Molly. Love from Donald, Neil, my mother and myself to all of you. Write soon and God bless you all while I remain
    your everloving
    cousin Murdina  x x x x x

Donald-Archie MacPHEE
    Born about 1896 in Glendale, Donald Archie was in the Medical Corps during WW1. He presented psalms in Gaelic in Glendale. He died in 1972. He married Alexandrina MacKINNON, daughter of John MacKINNON from Molivag. They had two children:
1. Christina who had son, Donald Alexander MacPHEE.
2. Alastair Ian (1930-1952) served during WW2.
Euphemia MacPHEE Euphemia was born after 1896.
Alexander MacPHEE Born after 1898, Alexander was a policeman in Glasgow. Known as Alec, he married Ira DAY, and had no children.
Angus MacPHEE  Born about 1900, Angus married Flora McLENNON and moved to Canada where he presented the psalms in Gaelic. They had children: Ruth; Alexander; John David; and Norman.
Donald-Murdoch MacPHEE Born after 1895, Donald-Murdoch served in WW1, even though he was too young to fight. He died in the War (1914-18), and his name is listed on the War Memorial at Glendale.
Mary MacPHEE
    Mary was born about 1905, and is believed to be the youngest of Alexander and Margeret’s children. This may explain the concern that Alexander had with Mary’s betrothed Donald BLACK. It must have been very difficult for Mary to be divided between her love for Donald and her devotion to her parents. One wonders how her mother dealt with the situation. Donald BLACK agreed to leave the Glen and to never see Mary or her child again. This we assume he did, as there is no knowledge of him in the Glen after this event. It is believed that he died ina village called Strontium. Mary went to work as a housekeeper for the owners of Grants whiskey in Glasgow, but didn’t stay long as she pined for the Glen and her family. Her son Alastair stayed with her parents until about the age of 11 or 12, at which time he lived with his mother and step father for a short time. On Mary’s return to the Glen she met and married Murdo MacDONALD (c1905 - 23 September 1993) from Colbost. They had three children: Peggy Mary; Alastair; and Catriona. Mary died 18 August 1979, and is buried in Glendale Cemetery.

Chapter Four

DONALD MacPHEE
(1890 - 1948)
    Born at 5.30 am, 3 March 1890 in Holmisdale, Glendale,  Donald attended Duirinish Borrodale Public School, at Glendale. I have his Scotch Merit Certificate, issued in 1903. He qualified as a nurse of insane persons in May 1914. He trained in First Aid & Ambulance Duties during WW1, where he served for 3 years and 160 days in the medical corps. At the time of his marriage, he was a shipyard ambulance attendant. He married Jessie Ellen BELL,  after publication of Banns according to the (John Knox's) Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland, on 31 December 1920. The service took place at 248 Kenmore St Glasgow, with witnesses: Sam Hamilton and Jean Nelson.
  Donald and Jessie had four children. The first born, Phair, was born with a lump on the top of her back/neck  about 1922. Jessie said that while she was pregnant with Phair, she opened a cupboard and a rat jumped out onto her back. She blames the rat for Phair's lump. Phair died when she was about two years old. The story told by her mother Jessie, to Molly MacPhee (nee Chippendale - daughter-in-law): Jessie was dieing of Scarlet Fever, and Phair would be brought up to see her mother every evening before bed. One evening Phair died in Jessie’s arms. Jessie, who had been bedridden for months, was so distressed that the shock allowed her to get out of bed and walk. She then became well again.
 Their second child Alastair, my father, was born 9 April 1925 in Glasgow. It was not long after this that Donald left for Australia. Alastair’s early life was spent in Glendale with his grandparents Margeret and Alexander, while Donald’s wife Jessie was left in Glasgow working. Donald was to get settled in Sydney and then the rest of the family would join him. Twin boys were also born about 1928 in Sydney, but they both died days after being born.
    Donald arrived in Australia about 1926, leaving his wife and son to follow later. He is believed to have had a female cousin living in Sydney before he arrived. This could be a Mrs Cummings who lived at 2 Union St Tempe, and this is where he lived when he first arrived in Australia. He presented the psalms in Gaelic in Sydney, at Scots Church, near Wynard Park. Molly gave his Psalm Book to the church about 1982. Donald purchased a grocery shop in Bexley, and I still have the doorbell - the kind that rings when one opens the door. I can also remember Nanna (Jessie) having the large glass jars that sweets were stored in. He was swindled all his money and the shop by someone who he thought was a friend, and he died within three months. Molly said he was in a coma for a few weeks and when he spoke, he spoke in Gaelic and Nanna could not understand him. Nanna always said he died of a broken heart. He left One thousand, three hundred and twenty two pounds. He also enjoyed carpentry, which was probably inherited from his father Alexander. I have a stool that he made and also a small box.  He lived in many different places after moving to Australia. In Glasgow his address was 89 Plantation St Glasgow, which was close to the shipyards where he worked. Some of the houses in Sydney include:
2 Union St Tempe Sydney; 151 Victoria St Paddington;
166 Albion St Paddington; 62 Liverpool St Paddington;
St Georges Flats, 94 Surrey St, Kings Cross;
and Flinders St Darlinghurst. All in the inner suburbs of Sydney.
    Donald appears to have been well liked, and this is shown in many reference letters written for him.  He died 18 August 1948.

Letter to son Alastair, who was at Hume NSW - 1943.

"Monday 5pm.
Dear Son,
 Just a note in a hurry as usual to say we are both well and glad to know that you are well also. Your friend at the W. O. called here yesterday at 11.00 and gave me your note in through the window, for of course we were not up as early as that. He seemed a nice chap but seemed in a hurry, he did not have his coat on so must stay round about here. I asked him if he stayed near here and he said he did. I told him to call back to see us some evening and he said he would, before going back to Hume.
 Your letter arrived this morning, and about the sale of this property Alastair nothing can be done at present. _______ on July 8th. It all depends [on who] will buy the property. If ______ does not want to occupy ______ we will be set, and carry on ______. More than likely someone will buy as an investment, and recieve 6 pounds 10 per week, but we don't know we just have to hope for the best. Regarding _______ us out furniture [and] all they would have to fight for I can assure you. As you are going to Melbourne mam does not know about sending a cake or anything. so you will have to let us know definate what is the day and date of your return ______. Mam hopes you have obeyed her regarding ______ written to poor Keith who is lost without you. He comes in to see us occassionally and is quite a nice harmless boy who seems very lonley and would be glad to hear from you so don't forget to write him. He's great pals with mam & brings her bloomers etc. It's very cold in Sydney at present. Today is the worst yet. We were at church last night and the Padre was asking for you. The big soldier he said in gaelic. Write him a nice sensible letter mind. Now I have got to go to the PO & post this 7 get a middy on my way back. We are glad to know you like being a soldier and hope you get comfortable boots. every letter of yours is censored so look out. [lines blacked out] Sandy sends his love, so does your mam and myself. Write soon.
your loving pop
I scored these lines."

Do you recognise any of these faces?
Back row:- ?    ?    ?    Donald,    ?
Front row:-    Mary,    Margeret MacPHEE,    Alexander,    Alexander MacPhee,    Ann.
 
 
 

ALASTAIR  MacPHEE
(1925 – 1976)
    Alastair and his mother Jessie came to Australia about 1927, with Alastair breaking his arm on the voyage, after falling from one deck to the next. He was 2 and a half.  Nanna was upset that she couldn’t communicate with Alastair, as he spoke only Gaelic, which he had learnt while living in Glendale. He spoke no English, and Nanna spoke no Gaelic. Alastair attended Darlinghurst Public School, Glenmore Road Public School, and a Business College at Rose Bay. He joined the army in 1943, and Private Alastair MacPhee (N.456982) served from 7 May 1943 to 16 Nov 1943. He received the War Badge and General Service Badge. Medical examination showed: fit for class two - hammer toes and corns. The medical form shows numerous visits: 9 visits in the 6 months, being discharged as medically unfit. Description: complexion - mid; height 5' 11"    hair dark    eyes hazel    marks scars on both feet.
    He next joined the merchant marines, and while on the SS Stagen, he wrote to Molly saying that he broke up with Betty the night before he left (July 16). Alastair was engaged to a girl named Betty, however, he broke up with her about 1946. She was apparently a Catholic girl, whom Jessie (Alastair's mother) didn't like - probably because she was Catholic. Betty also wanted Alastair to convert to Catholicism.  In letters to Molly, Alastair often refers to himself as Llewellyn. When I asked Molly about this, she said that it was a nickname given to Alastair by their friend Vera PATE (now CHAPMAN). Vera could not remember the name Alastair, and so called him Llewellyn. The name stuck, and when ever Alastair wrote to Molly or Vera, he signed it Llewellyn.
    Alastair first met Molly CHIPPENDALE, about 1935/6 [when about 10 yrs old] at Glenmore Road School. He married Molly 27 February 1954 at the Methodist Church, Oxford St, Paddington, Sydney, N.S.W. Their wedding reception was held at the Presbyterian Church, on the next corner to the Methodist Church where they were married. They went to Mereweather Beach, near Newcastle, for their honeymoon. They went by train, and stayed for two weeks.
 A member of AA, he helped start the youth group: Newspaper article July 1956:
 "When the meeting finished a supper of tea and biscuits was served and I was introduced to the founder of the Sydney Youth Group, an intelligent 31 year old named Mac. Mac told me that AA saved his life. He started to drink at an early age and soon he discovered that one middy was too many and 100 not enough. ......"
    Alastair had various occupations: Junior Mechanic; Stewart; Textile Salesman; Textile Worker; Salesman; Real Estate Salesman. Alastair suffered from Charcot Marie Tooth - a neurological disorder, and died 11 May 1976 in St Vincent’s Hospital. The cause of death is listed as : Bronchopneumonia - 2 days; Metastatic Carcinoma - 3 years; Charcot Marie Tooth disease - 10 years; Duodenal ulcer - 1 year.
 
 
 

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