James McGuffog was born 15 October 1845 in Nethertown, Kirkcudbright, Scotland, United Kingdom to James McGuffog (1803-1885) and Anne Broadfoot (1806-1878) and died 5 February 1929 in Netherton, Walcha, Australia of unspecified causes. He married Agnes McHattan (c1852-1906) 20 April 1873 in Uralla, New South Wales, Australia. He married Amy Alice Gillies (1886-1960) 3 June 1911 in Canterbury, New South Wales, Australia.


Offspring of James McGuffog and Agnes McHattan (c1852-1906)
Name Birth Death Joined with
James Alexander McGuffog (1874-1967)
William John McGuffog (1875-1954) 9 November 1875 Walcha, New South Wales, Australia 12 September 1954 Walcha, New South Wales, Australia Frances Millicent Bath (1875-1955)

Robert Broadfoot McGuffog (1878-1936)
Agnes Anne McGuffog (1886-1968)

Offspring of James McGuffog and Amy Alice Gillies (1886-1960)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Alexander John McGuffog (1911-1972) 10 August 1911 Walcha, New South Wales, Australia 15 July 1972 Walcha, New South Wales, Australia Emma Eileen Grieve (1912-1987)

Donald McGuffog (1911-1986) 19 August 1911 Netherton, Walcha, New South Wales, Australia 13 July 1986 Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia Josephine Coleman Noakes (1915-)



Another old and highly respected pioneer of Walcha district, in the person of Mr. James A. McGuffog, of Netherton, passed over the Great Divide, at his home. The deceased, who was a native of Dalbeatie, Scotland, and in his 84th year, came to the State 64 years ago, going to Armidale, where he resided for a time, and afterwards to Surveyor's Creek Station, Walcha Road, which was owned by the late Mr. John Scott. Being of an ambitious disposition, he was not content to remain working for others, so decided to push out for himself, and selected "Netherton" 56 years ago, which property remained in his possession up to the time of his death. Deceased had to put up with many hard ships that fell to the lot of many of the early pioneers, but never flinched from any, and being endowed with a determined nature and foresight, he came out on top. He was twice married, and leaves a family of three sons in Messrs. James A. (Tamworth), Robert B. (Wilson's Creek), Wm. J. (Rose Cottage, Walcha), and Mrs. J. T. Blake (Walcha) by the first issue, and two sons and a widow of the second marriage, together with numerous relatives.

The Armidale Express and New England General Advertiser, 12 February 1929, page 6

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