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Farquhar Mcrae 1841

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rootgatherer Report 7 Jan 2013 12:23

It may have been a second marriage for both of them. The only birth coming up on Familysearch with both of them as parents is Farquhar's. Mary and John's birth aren't there with both those parents. Also some children may have died and not appeared on the census records.


Treemadnancy Report 7 Jan 2013 12:00

Purchased the original image for 1851 census, although its very faint, it clearly states Donalds age as 70 :-S Cantg understand why there were only 3 children, in those days it was common to have at least 6??



alviegal Report 6 Jan 2013 19:26

It is a big error but I have seen a lot of errors made in the transcripts. Sometimes the enumerator has scored lines through the census and if it goes through someone's age it makes it very difficult to read.

The only way to be sure is to purchase credits on scotlandspeople and view the image yourself.



Treemadnancy Report 6 Jan 2013 10:27

The ages for Mary 45 Mary aged 15 and Farquhar 10 on the 1851 census sound right, but Donald is 25 years older than his 45 in 1841, its quiet a huge error to make???



BeverleyW Report 5 Jan 2013 22:29

Hmm well the 1851 is definitely the right family.


alviegal Report 5 Jan 2013 22:19

Beverley, Petty, Croy and Dalcross is in the next parish to Daviot and Dunlichity so there are quite a few miles between them.


alviegal Report 5 Jan 2013 22:08

Possible for 1861.
Ardersier is not too far from Petty.

1861 census transcription details for: Lower Remore, Ardclach
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National Archive Reference:
RG number: RG09
Piece: 120
Folio: 0
Page: 9
Reg. District: The Parish of Ardclach
Sub District:
Parish: Ardclach
Enum. District: 6
Ecclesiastical District:
City/Municipal Borough:
Address: Lower Remore, Ardclach
County: Nairn
Name Relation Condition Sex Age Birth Year Occupation , Disability Where Born
SINCLAIR, Catherine Servant Unmarried F 30 1831 Housekeeper
Daviot, Invernessshire
CAMERON, Catherine Servant Unmarried F 17 1844 Field Serv
MCRAE, Farquhar Servant Unmarried M 19 1842 Ploughman
Ardersier, Invernessshire
MCCULLOCH, Alexr Servant M 15 1846 Herd
Croy, Invernessshire
MURDOCH, Jessie Visitor F 4 1857
Ardclach, Nairn


alviegal Report 5 Jan 2013 21:57

1841 census transcription details for: Tomnanvan, Tomnanvan, Petty
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National Archive Reference:
RG number:
Piece: 106
Book/Folio: 1
Page: 8
Reg. District:
Sub District:
Parish: Petty
Enum. District:
Ecclesiastical District:
City/Municipal Borough:
Address: Tomnanvan, Tomnanvan, Petty
County: Inverness
Name Relation Sex Age Birth Year Occupation Where Born
MCRAE, Dond M 45 1796 Ag Lab Invernessshire
MCRAE, Mary F 35 1806 Invernessshire
MCRAE, Mary F 6 1835 Invernessshire
MCRAE, John M 4 1837 Invernessshire
MCRAE, Farquhar M 1 1840 Invernessshire


BeverleyW Report 5 Jan 2013 21:54


Piece: SCT1851/94 Place: Croy & Dalcross -Inverness-shire Enumeration District: 1
Civil Parish: Croy Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: -
Folio: 65 Page: 1 Schedule: 5
Address: Galcantray

MACRAE Donald Head M M 70 Shepherd Inverness-shire - Daviot
MACRAE Mary Wife M F 45 Inverness-shire - Daviot
MACRAE Mary Dau - F 15 Inverness-shire - Daviot
MACRAE Farquhar Son - M 10 Inverness-shire - Daviot

He was living in Pettie in 1841, not born there.

Edit - sorry I didn't see alviegal's post with the baptism.
No idea if Pettie is near to Daviot!


BeverleyW Report 5 Jan 2013 21:51

Here is yours:

Piece: SCT1841/106 Place: Petty -Inverness-shire Enumeration District: 1
Civil Parish: Pettie Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: -
Folio: 1 Page: 8
Address: Tomnanuan

MCRAE Don M 45 Ag Labourer Inverness-shire
MCRAE Mary F 35 Inverness-shire
MCRAE Mary F 6 Inverness-shire
MCRAE John M 4 Inverness-shire
MCRAE Farquhar M 1 Inverness-shire


alviegal Report 5 Jan 2013 21:45

Farquhar Mc Rae

Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950

birth: 21 Jul 1840
christening: 10 Jun 1841 PETTY,?INVERNESS,?SCOTLAND

parents: Donald Mc Rae,? Mary Mc Donald


AnnCardiff Report 5 Jan 2013 21:34

please delete your new posting or research will be repeated


Treemadnancy Report 5 Jan 2013 20:21

Hi thanks, not sure tho, according to the 1841 census Farquhar was born 1840 Petty, Inverness.. :-S


Reggie Report 4 Jan 2013 10:08

The age difference could simply be check, get credits for Scotlands People and look at the images


Vera Report 4 Jan 2013 10:02

1861 ???
Condition Sex Age Birth Year Occupation
Disability Where born Image
MORRISON, James Head Married M 24 1837 Ploughman
Huntly, Aberdeenshire N/A
MORRISON, Barbara Wife Married F 25 1836 Ploughman's Wife
Grange, Banffshire N/A
MORRISON, James Son M 0 (9 MO) 1861
Huntly, Aberdeenshire N/A
MCDONALD, Alexander Boarder Married M 44 1817 Ag Lab
Loch Carron, Ross and Cromarty N/A
MACRAE, Farquhar Boarder Unmarried M 20 1841 Ag Lab
Kentail, Invernessshire N/A
Piece: 178
Folio: 0
Page: 2
Registration District: Cairney
Civil Parish: Cairnie
Municipal Borough:
Address: Drumdelgie, Cairnie
County: Aberdeenshire

Regards Vera


Treemadnancy Report 4 Jan 2013 09:29

Trying to locate Farquhar Mcrae born 10 June 1841 Petty Inverness..His parents were Donald Mcrae and mary McDonald.. There was also another son John Mcrae born c1837 Petty Inverness...There appears to be more than one Farquar and John with parents Donald and Mary so I'm getting quiet annoyed..My Donald Mcrae is listed as "shepherd" and is on the 1841 census aged 45 but on the 1851 he is 70??? not sure if this is an error as his wife age is consistant, so is Farquhar who is aged 1 and 10...Any ideas??