The History of Leith

November 4, 2011

The Thorburn-Macfie Family Society

The Thorburn-Macfie Family Society in Sweden was founded in 1937 by descendants of William Thorburn and his wife Jessy (née Macfie) who in July 1823 removed to Sweden from Leith in Scotland.

William was the eldest son of William Thorburn of Leith, an industrious and well known tea merchant. In 1813 he (William Jr.) married Jessy Macfie, the youngest daughter of Robert Macfie of Greenock and Langhouse. The Thorburn and Macfie families were already related, as John Macfie, the third son of Robert Macfie, in 1810 had married Alison Thorburn, second daughter of William Thorburn of Leith. for more click here

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