'Farquhar2'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Farquhar of Lenturk, Farquhar of Over Catrine

                               
BP1934 reports that "This family is descended from the ancient stock of Gilminscroft, Ayrshire". BLG1895 ('Farquhar') reports that the under-mentioned Sir Robert of Munzie was "younger son of the head of the Gilmanscroft family" and moves to his great great-grandson, Sir Walter (1st Bart), identifying him as 5th son of John of Lenturk & Wester Coul. However, BP1934 reports that Sir Robert dsp and shows that Sir Walter was descended from James of Lenturk, nephew or great-nephew of Sir Robert. We presume to show Sir Robert's father, and grandfather of James of Lenturk, as ...
?? Farquhar
1. Sir Robert Farquhar of Monzie, Provost of Aberdeen (dsp 1676)
2. ?? Farquhar
  A. James Farquhar of Lenturk, Aberdeenshire (d 1711)
  m. _ Reid of Houghton
i. John Farquhar of Lenturk (d 1744)
  m. Margaret Forbes of Newe (d 1723)
  a. Robert Farquhar of Lenturk (d 04.02.1787, minister of Garloch)
  Betham, who names all of Robert's children, identifies Robert as eldest son of John (d 1723) son of James who inherited Mounie (sic) from Sir Robert. Apart from a date, that supports the above.
  m. (1729) Katherine Turing (d 07.11.1798, dau of Rev. Walter Turing of Rayne)
  (1) James Farquhar (minister of Nigg, 2nd son)
  m. Anne Norrison (dau of James Norrison, Provost of Aberdeen)
(2) Sir Walter Farquhar 'of London', 1st Bart (b 10.1738, d 21.03.1819, physician, 3rd/5th son)
  m. (1771) Anne Stevenson (d 23.09.1797, dau of Thomas (probably not Alexander) Stevenson of Barbadoes, widow of Dr. Harvie)
  (A) Sir Thomas Harvie Farquhar, 2nd Bart (b 27.06.1775, d 12.01.1836) had issue
  m. (11.07.1809) Sybella Martha Rockcliffe (d 20.04.1869, dau/heir of Rev. Morton Rockcliffe of Woodford)
  (B) Sir Robert Townshend Farquhar, later Townshend-Farquhar, Governor of Penang & Prince Edward's Island, 1st Bart (b 14.10.1776, d 16.03.1830) had issue
  m. (10.01.1809) Maria Frances Geslip de Latour (d 27.08.1875, dau of Francois Joseph Louis de Latour, m2. Captain Thomas Hamilton)
  (C) Walter Farquhar (dsp 09.02.1813)
  m. (06.03.1805) Eliza D'Oyly (d 21.06.1866, dau of Sir John Hadley D'Oyly, Bart, m2. Rev. Thomas Snow)
  (D) Catherine Farquhar (d 1849)
  m. Gilbert Mathison of Jamaica
  (E) Anne Farquhar (d 10.09.1844)
  m. (17.06.1797) James Hook (Dean of Worcester)
  (F) Charite Greeme Farquhar (d 09.11.1869)
  m. (13.07.1807) Anthony Hamilton (d 10.09.1851, rector of Loughton)
  (G)+ other issue - John (d young), Elizabeth Margaret (d unm 24.06.1837)
  (3)+ other issue - James, Thomas, Forbes, Robert, Anne, Catherine, Margaret, Rachael, Elizabeth, Martha
  b.+ other issue

 

 

Paterson reports that the following family"was probably a branch of Gilmillscroft".
Bernard Farquhar of Over Catrine
1. George Farquhar of Over Catrine (a 1597) probably father of ...
  A. George Farquhar of Over Catrine (a 1634) possibly father of ...
  i. George Farquhar of Over Catrine (a 1681)
  a. Robert Farquhar of Over Catrine
Paterson contradicts himself through identifying Margaret Campbell as mother of 2 son + 3 daughters but thenadds "It would seem that he had been twice married, as the son and Mrs Connal must have been born many years after the first two daughters."
  m1. ??
  (1) Agnes Farquhar
  m. (1701) John Aird (son of Adam of Wester Catrine)
  (2) Mary Farquhar
  m. (1714) William Beg (son of James of Dornal)
  m2. Margaret Campbell
  (3) Robert Farquhar of Over Catrine (dsp)
  m1. Annice Beg (dau of James Beg of Dornal)
  m2. (1748) Anna Chalmers (d c1790, dau/coheir of John Chalmers of Gadgirth)
  (4) Margaret Farquhar
  m. _ Connal (minister of Sorn)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : BP1934 ('Farquhar') with input/support from Betham (Baronetage, '#437. Farquhar of Cadogan House, Chelsea', p20)
(2) For lower section : 'History of the County of Ayr' (James Paterson, vol 2, 1852, p425+)
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