Person:Francis Farquharson (1)

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Francis Farquharson, Esq. 6th of Finzean
d.17 Apr 1787 Finzean, Scotland
m. 13 Aug 1713
  1. Francis Farquharson, Esq. 6th of Finzean1716 - 1787
  2. William Farquharson1717 -
  3. Jean Farquharson1719 -
  4. Robert Farquharson1721 -
  5. Daniel Farquharson1722 -
  • HFrancis Farquharson, Esq. 6th of Finzean1716 - 1787
  • WUnknown (1)
m. abt 1740
  1. Elizabeth Farquharsonabt 1740 - aft 1817
  2. Archibald Farquharson, Esq. 7th of Finzeanabt 1740 - 1796
  • H.  Francis Farquharson (add)
  • W.  Agnes Fleming (add)
  • H.  Francis Farquharson (add)
  • W.  Elizabeth Fraser (add)
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Name Francis Farquharson, Esq. 6th of Finzean
Gender Male
Birth? 1716 Aberdeen, Scotland
Christening[1] 17 May 1716 Aberdeen, ScotlandSt. Nicholas
Marriage abt 1740 Campbeltown, Argyll, Scotland(probable loc)
to Unknown (1)
Death? 17 Apr 1787 Finzean, Scotland

Prominent merchant in Campbeltown, in the buss fishery business.

He had at least two marriages, with nine children found in old parish registers, and two other children not found in parish records:S2

  • m. 1746 Agnes Fleming
    • b. 1746 Daniel
    • b. 1750 Francis
    • b. 1752 Jean
    • b. 1753 William
    • b. 1754 Janet
  • m. Elizabeth Fraser
    • b. 1757 Margaret
    • b. 1758 Ann
    • b. 1760 Thomas
    • b. 1764 John

He is known to have two more children, Archibald (who was apparently the eldest surviving male upon Francis' death in 1787) and Elizabeth (who married James Farquharson of Inverey and Auchindryne). It is not known whether these were children of the two known marriages, or of an earlier marriage before 1746.

Francis spent nearly all his life in Campbeltown, in the far southwest of Scotland. At age 70, he unexpectedly inherited the substantial Finzean estate in Aberdeenshire when his cousin died without direct heirs. He moved to Finzean, but died after living there less than a year.

References
  1. .

    Church of Scotland, Old Parish Register, Parish of St. Nicholas.

  2.   Farquharson, Geoffrey. Clan Farquharson: a History. (np [U.K.]: Tempus Publishing, 2005), pp. 70-71.