Hon. William Cunningham MacGregor was born circa 13 April 1862 in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom to James MacGregor (c1830-1894) and Grace Campbell Maclean (1835-1907) and died 25 August 1934 in England, United Kingdom of unspecified causes. He married Dora Louisa Harris (c1862-1934) 1902 . Ancestors are from the United Kingdom.

Law apprentice in 1881. Became New Zealand's Solicitor-General in July 1920, then a Supreme Court Judge in 1923, retiring on 13/4/34 [the statutory age limit 72]

The New Zealand Law Reports"Memoranda" for 1934 listed his retirement on April 13 and his death in England on Aug. 25: "The Hon. William Cunningham MacGregor"

See "Who's Who", 1924 and 1932.


Offspring of Hon. William Cunningham MacGregor and Dora Louisa Harris (c1862-1934)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Helen MacGregor (1902-1928)
Duncan Bernays MacGregor (1903-1963)
Cecil MacGregor (1907)

Footnotes (including sources)

Ω Birth
  • His father was a minister.
¶ Death
  • Four months after being compulsorily retired from being a Judge of the Supreme Court of New Zealand on reaching the statutory age limit.
  • New Zealand Law Reports


  Robin Patterson