John Archibald


I was very fortunate to be given these old Archibald photos years ago by the Soady family of Balranald, NSW. Alice Soady, nee Lee, was a daughter of Catherine and Henry Lee. 

Catherine S. Lee’s father, John Archibald, born Dublin 1800 of Scots parents who returned to Scotland, was a Tailor in Edinburgh at the time of the 1851 Census of Scotland living at Cowan’s Close, 43  East Cross Causeway, Edinburgh. He died in 1874. The Photographers, Lawrie & Mitchell, St. Patrick’s Square, Edinburgh are listed as being there in 1858-59, they did move to other premises later.