Archibald McPhail was born 13 November 1848 in Richmond, Tasmania, Australia to John McPhail (c1809-1878) and Ann Rankine (-1879) and died 28 June 1922 Upper Orara, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. He married Mary Isabella Cramp (1871-1933) 14 December 1888 in Ulmarra, New South Wales, Australia.


Offspring of Archibald McPhail and Mary Isabella Cramp (1871-1933)
Name Birth Death Joined with
John Rankin McPhail (1889-1973)
Archibald Ernest McPhail (1892-1988)
Sophia Isabella McPhail (1895-1980)
Melbourne Malcom McPhail (1901-1981)
Christina Mabel McPhail (1906-1983)
Mary Grace McPhail (1911-1975)


The death occurred on June 28 at his residence. Upper Orara, of Mr. Archibald McPhail at the age of 76 years. The deceased gentleman was born in Tasmania, and came with his parents when quite an infant to Gippsland, Victoria, where he lived for some years. In his early days he followed up shearing. Travelling to New Zealand for several years, he broke the record for hand-shearing several seasons in succession. When he came to the Clarence he took up land at Pillar Valley where he followed farming until a few years ago, when his health began to fail him. He leaves a widow, three sons, three daughters, and three grandchildren to mourn their loss. The sons are J. R. McPhail (Brushgrove), A. E. McPhail (Grafton), and M. M. McPhail (Upper Orara), and daughters Mrs. J. Onions (Cangai), and Mabel and Mary (Upper Orara). The remains were interred in South Grafton cemetery, the Rev. Mr. McIllwraith officiating.

Daily Examiner, 22 July 1922, page 4

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