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My wife's ancestors - Farquharson - Contents


Wonder if related to Farquharson of Haughton, nr Alford.


William Farquharson, Little Mill of Tough, will proved 18 Jan 1763.
From p.19 of The Commissariot Record of Aberdeen, Register of Testaments 1715-1800.

William Farquharson, born 1692,
"Farquharson" in will index,
"Farquharson" on grave (NOT "Farquarson"),
later the family definitely spelt the name Farquharson,
he lived at Little Mill of Tough, at Tough, SE of Alford, Aberdeenshire (see map),
though it clearly says "Little Miln of Tough" on grave,

mar Margaret Cobhan [born 1707],
looks like "Cobhan" on grave (not "Cobban" or "Cobhad"),
he died 21 Apr 1762, age 70 yrs [grave],
bur Tough,
will proved 18 Jan 1763.

Margaret died 13 Feb 1778, age 71 yrs [grave],
bur Tough,
had issue:

  1. Margaret Farquharson,
    bapt 19 Apr 1737, Tough,
    mar Alexander Murray [born 1735] and had issue.

Tough, SE of Alford, Aberdeenshire.
"+" is church and graveyard of Tough.

Farquharson / Murray grave, Tough

Grave of William Farquharson and his wife and his daughter and Murray son-in-law.
Tough graveyard, Aberdeenshire.
See Google street view.

Reading of the Farquharson / Murray grave.
From p.35 of Aberdeenshire epitaphs and inscriptions.

Location of the Farquharson / Murray grave (stone flat on ground).
See full size. Photo 2014. Courtesy of Irene Mackay.

Top part of grave.
See full size.
See wider shot.
Photos 2014. Courtesy of Irene Mackay.

Bottom part of grave.
See full size.
See other shot and other shot.
Photos 2014. Courtesy of Irene Mackay.


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