Seeking MacFarlanes in Gartmore, Perthshire
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?