William Tatham Farquharson

1794 - 1849

Claimant or beneficiary


Son of Charles Farquharson MD and Frances Tatham Smith, and brother of Charles and Matthew Farquharson and Isabella Farquharson (each of whom q.v.).

  1. Will of William Tatham otherwise William Farquharson made 24/11/1842, entered Jamaica 20/09/1849 and proved in London 22/07/1850. In the will he left £20 each to his three children and the remainder of his estate to his wife Elizabeth.

  2. William Tatham Farquharson had married Margaret Mabelle Cooper, minor, daughter of Frederick Cooper 22/07/1823 at St Mary Ealing. They had five children baptised in St Elizabeth, Jamaica: William Tatham (born and died 1824), William Tatham (1825-1861), Mary Miller (1826-1865), Charles Frederick (1828-1856), Margaret Mabelle (1830-1838). He married Elizabeth Payne in St Mellon's, Monmouthshire, Wales, 21/08/1834; they had five children born in Jamaica: Charlotte Jane (1835-1838), Elizabeth Isabella (1841-1919), Edward Gordon (1843-?), Anna (c. 1846-1924) and Arthur Theodore (c. 1848-1896). Another child, Matthew Henry, was baptised in St Peter, Islington, London, in 1840 (born 1839) when the parents' address was given as 34 Gibson Street, Islington, and father's occupation Lieutenant Royal Navy.

  3. Memorial inscription: Sacred to the memory of William Fatham Farquharson Esquire of Hazle Grove who departed this life, 1st June 1849 aged 54 years. Also of his two sons: William Tatham who departed this life at Belize, 15th December 1854, aged 29 years. And, Charles Frederick who departed this life on his passage from Jamaica to England, 12th August 1856, aged 28 years.


St Elizabeth Parish Register I & II, 1707-1825 I., p. 68, referenced at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/r/r3f01.htm

  1. PROB 11/2116/124.

  2. Ancestry.com, London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932 for William Tatham Farguharson [sic] [database online]. Sourced family tree on Ancestry: Watkins Family Tree by watkinsspies.

  3. Photograph of memorial inscription sent by David Edwards, 04/08/2020.

We are grateful for the assistance of David Edwards, Georgina Watkins and Neil Barrow with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
William Farquharson
[1] Margaret Mabelle Cooper [2] Elizabeth Payne

Associated Claims (1)

£877 13s 2d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1826 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Other

Relationships (5)

Brother → Sister
Son → Father
Brother → Sister