William MacPherson

(circa 1868 - 4 January 1940)
     William MacPherson was born illegitimate circa 1868 in Middlebridge, Betley, Victoria. He was the son of his reputed eldest sister Margaret who later married Donald Forbes but was brought up by Peter & Ann. He is not listed as a child on Peter or Ann's death certificates and there is no record of his birth. He was the son of Margaret Ann MacPherson.
     William MacPherson married Isabella Forbes, daughter of James Forbes and Jane Macfarlane, on 12 October 1897 in St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Eddington, Victoria. William was a farmer in Eddington, Victoria. He was an executor of Peter MacPherson's estate on 13 December 1904.
     William McPherson, a pioneer of the Eddington district lived on the borders of Eddington and Betley, and his family was well known for its philanthropic work. William McPherson and his wife Isabella, were regular worshippers at the Eddington Presbyterian church, where William was a Sunday school teacher and an elder of the church.
Their son James, and his wife Heena, carried on the fine family traditions. James Forbes McPherson died on May 22 1961 a the age of 54 years. [M. Booth, Wangaratta p.45]
     He was known as Willie and had a farm called Laurie
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     William died on 4 January 1940 in Dunolly, Victoria. He was buried on 6 January 1940 in Eddington.

Children of William MacPherson and Isabella Forbes

Isabella Forbes

(1871 - 24 July 1939)
     Isabella Forbes was born in 1871 in Dunolly, Victoria. She claimed to have been in Eddington at her marriage. The only suitable birth is at Dunolly (which matches the information at her death), the daughter of James Forbes & Jane McFarlane. She was the daughter of James Forbes and Jane Macfarlane.
     Isabella Forbes married William MacPherson, son of Margaret Ann MacPherson, on 12 October 1897 in St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Eddington, Victoria.
     Isabella died on 24 July 1939 in Dunolly, Victoria. She was buried on 25 July 1939 in Eddington.

Children of Isabella Forbes and William MacPherson

James Forbes MacPherson

(25 July 1906 - 22 May 1961)
     James Forbes MacPherson was born on 25 July 1906 in 'Laurie', Middlebridge, Betley, Victoria. On the 25th July at 'Laurie', Middlebridge, the wife of Wm McPherson - a son.. He was the son of William MacPherson and Isabella Forbes.
     James died on 22 May 1961 in Betley, Victoria, aged 54. He was buried on 24 May 1961 in Eddington.