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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" in one grave reading, "Farquarson" in another,
later the family definitely spelt the name Farquharson,
he lived at Little Mill of Tough, at Tough, SE of Alford, Aberdeenshire (see map),
mar Margaret Cobban [or Cobhad, born 1707],
he died 21 Apr 1762, age 70 yrs [grave, Tough],
will proved 18 Jan 1763,
she died 13 Feb 1778, age 71 yrs [grave, Tough],
had issue:

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

Grave of William Farquharson (and his wife and his daughter and son-in-law), Tough.
Photo 2014. Courtesy of Irene Mackay.
Auto-sharpened. See original and other shot.

Reading of the above grave. From p.35 of Aberdeenshire epitaphs and inscriptions.
Reads it as "Little Miln of Tough".

Tough, SE of Alford, Aberdeenshire.
"+" is church and graveyard of Tough.
See Google street view of Tough graveyard.


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