Charles Farquharson

1787 - 29th Nov 1825


  1. Son of Charles Farquharson MD (q.v.) and brother of Isabella, William and Matthew (each of whom q.v.), dying at Spanish Town in 1825.

  2. Possibly the Charles Farquharson of Jamaica who graduated MD from Edinburgh University in 1807. His children with wife Mary Ann, baptised in St Elizabeth, were: Charles Miller (baptised as an infant in July 1816); Frances Eliza (born 1816), Matthew Smith (1817) and Anna (1819), all baptised in 1819; William Fatham (baptised 1820); and Margaret Miller (baptised 1821).

  3. Described as the late Charles Farquharson esq of Perry, Perthshire, and Spring Vale, St Elizabeth, Jamaica, when his youngest daughter Margaret Miller married James Johnston esq of Newmill at Darliston Cottage, Elgin, 01/09/1842. According to her gravestone, Margaret Miller Farquharson Johnson was born in Jamaica, 04/06/1821. She was buried in Elgin Cathedral churchyard in 1901. According to her death certificate, her father was Charles Farquharson, doctor of medicine, and her mother was Mary Ann nee Neilson.

  4. Memorial inscription: To the memory of the Honorable Charles Farquharson, Custos Rotulorum, Member of the Honourable House of Assembly, and Lieutenant Colonel of Militia for the parish of St Elizabeth, and an Assistant Judge of the Cornwall Assize Court who died in Spanish Town during the Session of 1825, in the 38th year of his age. This monument was erected by his parishioners, as a testimonial of their high esteem for his private character and in approbation of his public conduct.


  1. Blackwoods Magazine Vol. XIX (Jan-June 1826) p. 627: '29 [November 1825] At Spanish Town Jamaica [Death of] Charles Farquharson of Persey.'

  2. List of graduates in medicine in the University of Edinburgh from MDCCV to MDCCX (1867) p. 39;, Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online].

  3. Inverness Courier 07/09/1842;; GROS OPR 1901 135 32.

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

We are grateful to Paul Hitchings and David Edwards for their assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Mary Ann Neilson
Charles Miller, Frances Eliza (1816-), Matthew Smith (1817-), Anna (1819-), William Fatham (1820-), Margaret Miller (1821-1901)

Associated Estates (13)

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
1823 [EA] - → Attorney
1817 [EA] - → Attorney
1823 [EA] - → Attorney
1823 [EA] - → Attorney
1823 [EA] - → Attorney
1817 [EA] - → Attorney
1820 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Attorney
1809 [EA] - 1825 [LA] → Owner
1826 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Previous owner
1820 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Attorney
1823 [EA] - → Administrator
1817 [EA] - → Attorney
1823 [EA] - → Attorney

Relationships (5)

Brother → Sister
Son → Father
Brother → Sister