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Seeking MacFarlanes in Gartmore, Perthshire

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Following a family legend of a MacFarlane marrying a MacFarlane (and she married "beneath her!") I found my great grandfather William MacFarlane had indeed married a Mary MacFarlane. However research proved that his mother Elizabeth MacFarlane had not married his father John Stark. So I've followed the ancestry of Elizabeth MacFarlane, his mother and Mary MacFarlane, his wife.

Elizabeth's parents were William MacFarlane and Janet McLaren, Married 1836
William's parents John MacFarlane and Janet Galloway, married 1802 in Kinnoul, Perthshire.

John's parents might be John MacFarlane and Janet Blair, married 1769 and that's where that trail ends.

On Mary's side her parents were Peter MacFarlane and Jean McKechnie , married 1858
Peter's parents were Malcolm MacFarlane and Christina or Christian (unknown surname) married 1837. He was a cattle dealer at Bridgend, Gartmore. Peter was shown in the census as being a scholar aged 16, so I imagine Malcolm was quite comfortable.

Since posting this item I have unearthed through the clan site more information on this line

Malcolm parents were Parlan Macfarlan and Margaret Stewart married 13/6/1808

Parlan's parents Alexander Macfarlane of Cullenlogie and Janet(possibly MacFarlane), married 29/3/1779

Alexander's parents were Parlan Macfarlane and Christian McKinnon who at the time of hos birth, 18/8/1759 were not married

Can anyone shed light on either of these trails?

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on 2011-09-03 08:08:43

gartmore has been a Family Tree Circles member since Sep 2011. is researching the following names: MACFARLANE.

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by Chevalier on 2012-01-14 19:34:06

My MacFarlane family was from Gartmore and I think that I recognize some of the names you mentioned. I'll look them up and get back to you.


by gartmore on 2012-01-22 06:27:20

Hi Terrance

Thank you. I've found the Macfarlane trail quite hard. I've had so much more success with my father's people, especially one branch. My grandmother's grandfather was Norwegian and that European line is fascinating. Uncovering people I had heard about in history books - Canute, Alfred the Great, Attila the Hun, Good King Wenceslas, Julius Caesar!

But I'm still more interested in the folk closer to home.

This whole exercise is ilke a good old fashioned thriller. You never know what the next page will bring. It's also expanding my knowledge of history as I realise I may know about Kings and politicians but little about ordinary lifes. Finding T C Smout's History of the Scottish Peoples an interesting read.

Kind regard


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