m. abt 1740
Facts and Events
Archibald Farquharson was born about 1740 in Campbeltown in the southwest of Scotland, son of Francis Farquharson and an unknown mother. (Francis has two marriages with several children each recorded in parish registers, but there are also at least two other children not recorded, including Archibald, and probably a third marriage which came before the other two.) He followed his father into the buss fishery business, and was a prosperous merchant in Campbeltown, owning a small estate south of the town.
In 1787, when he was nearly 50, he inherited the large Finzean estate in Aberdeenshire from his father, who had himself only inherited it less than a year prior when the former laird (his cousin) died without direct heirs. Archibald moved to Finzean, where he found a young girl to marry, and had a son. He died in 1796, leaving behind a 27-year-old widow and a 2-1/2 year-old son.