William Thomas Porter Magnall was born on the 29th November 1876 in Queensland, Australia to William Thomas Porter Mangnall (FM241) and Margaret Leicester (FM242). Notice that William has dropped an N and is now a Magnall! This must have happened quite often making our research that much more interesting!

William married Susannah Reid nee Duxbury (b.c.1872) on 6th March 1906. Susannah had previously been married to William Reid who had presumably died. William and Susannah had the following children:

  • William John (DM284) b.1906, d.19th September 1907 (see below);
  • Florence M. b.1908;
  • Gladys b.1911;
  • Harold b.1911.

Susannah’s mother, Mary Jane Duxbury, nee Simpson, died on 4th October 1889 in Rookwood, NSW . Also burried in the same cemetary plot is a William John Magnall aged 13 months who died on 19th September 1907.
Many thanks to Val Barr for providing much of this information.

[Last updated 30 Jun 2001]