Alexander McGILVRAY , 18561936 (aged 79 years)

Name
Alexander /McGILVRAY/
Given names
Alexander
Surname
McGILVRAY
Birth

Alexander claims to have been the first white child born in Wingham. It is noted that Alexander's birth date in the newspaper cutting is given as 2 November 1856. According to the NSW BDM Index, his birth date was 2 Sep 1856. The other claimant to being the first white child born in Wingham is Joseph DAVIS. Joseph's birth date has been confirmed using the NSW BDM Index records and from this it is clear that Joseph was born before Alexander. But whether he was born in Wingham or further down river, perhaps where Taree is no located, is open to question. Joseph can be found here:

Joseph Davis