Guffie/McGuffie Family History



Guffie/McGuffie Family History


This rich collection of material about this family comes mainly from Australian sources which is hardly surprising given that eight of the nine children who reached maturity went to either Australia or New Zealand.

Their father who was a carter in Carsphairn was a widower for 21 years and kept in close touch with his family on the other side of the world. His children who died before him are named on his gravestone in Carsphairn Kirkyard. He took the care to name where they had died thus giving us an insight into how and where they died - seeking their fortune in the frenzy to find gold.

Included here are birth, marriage and death certificates taken from the Carsphairn registers — births in 1862, marriages in 1865, 1890 and 1916 and deaths in 1866, 1867, 1868, 1871, 1885, 1887 and 1899. Each certificate has several different names on it covering other families so if you are looking for records in those years these might help.





Original Format

A4 folder



IS, “Guffie/McGuffie Family History,” Carsphairn Archive, accessed October 21, 2020,