MacDonald McDonald Family Records

MacDonald of St. Martin’s Abbey

There seems to be no authentic account of the heads of this branch of the MacDonalds till 1630, when mention is made of Alexander Macdonald, known by the name of Marcus. His great-great-grandson was the James Macdonald (G199) mentioned below.

G199 JAMES MACDONALD: of Ranathan; b. 1702; m. 1731, Helen (dau. and heir of Ludovic Grant, of Tullach); d. 1776; had, with other issue,
(1) William: his heir-6200.
(2) Christina: m. John Farquharson (a descendant of Findlamore).
(A) James Alexander Farquharson: of Oakley, Fifeshire; Gen. in the Army; Gov. of Windward Islands; b. 1775; m. 1820, Rebecca (dau. and co-heir of Sir Geo. Colquhoun, Bart. of Tully Colquhoun) ; d. 1834.
(a) William Macdonald Farquharson Colquhoun MacdonaldG202.
(b) Charlotte Grace: d. unm.
(c) Fanny Maria: m. 1850, Rev. Valentine Grantham Faithfull, M.A.; issue.

G200 WILLIAM [G199-(1)]: of Kanathan and St. Martin’s; b. 1732; m. Cecilia (dau. of Kinloch, of Kilrog and Logie).

G201 WILLIAM: s. father, 1814; m. 1808, Grizel (dau. Sir Win. Miller, Bart.); d. 1841; s. by cousin.

G202 COL. WILLIAM MACDONALD FARQUHARSON COLQUHOUN: of St. Martin’s Abbey, Co. Perth, of Glen Shee, Blairgowrie and of The Craig, Montrose; J. P. and D. L.; Col. Com’d’g 2nd Perthshire Highland R. U.; F. R. S. E.; F. R. G. S.; assumed, by Royal Licence, 1841, names and arms of Macdonald in addition to his patronymic of Colquhoun Farquharson; b. 1822; m. (1), 1849, Hon. Clara Anne Jane Brownlow (dau. 1st Lord Lurgan); m. (2), 1886, Amelia Anne (dau. Chas. Maynard); d. 1893.
(1) Montague William: late of St. Martin’s-G203.
(2) Charles Brownlo: Lieut. R. N.; b. 1855; killed in action in Burmah, 1887. (3) Harry Colquhoun Farquharson: now of St. Martin’sG204. (4) Francis Roderick Farquharson: now of St. Martin’s-G204. (5) Emily Jane: b. 1853; m. Sewallis Evelyn Shirley; d. 1918.

G203 MONTAGUE WILLIAM COLQUHOUN FARQUHARSON: of St. Martin’s Abbey, Co. Perth; late Lieut. Grenadier Guards; Capt. Perthshire Vol.; b. 1852; d. 1920: s. by brothers.

G204 HARRY COLQUHOUN FARQUHARSON: Maj. Seaforth Highlanders; b. 1858.

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  1. This info is wrong. DM and Mary had 9 children. My great great grandfather was one of the children and I have his bible in my basement with the correct names and dates. Also Donald Malcolm was NOT the name he used when he came to America in 1822.

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