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Picture Number1182
Courtesy OfRoddie Macpherson
Year2014
GraveyardPortree Old
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Farquhar & Mary (Nicolson) Murchison & family.


in loving/remembrance of/FARQUHAR MURCHISON/Ose Farm & Caledonian Hotel, Portree/died 11th May 1893/and his wife/MARY NICOLSON/died 23rd October 1910/also their children/DONALD, National Bank of India Ltd./died 7th September 1893/MURDO, medical practitioner/died 8th December 1893/ALEXANDER MALCOLM MURCHISON/died 28th May 1939/aged 70 years/CHRISTINA MURCHISON/died 5th October 1942/aged 75 years/last surviving member of family.



Picture Added on 14 April 2014.


Comments

Note: date of death for Farquhar Murchison should be 11th May 1898.
Source: Probate of Will: "...Farquhar Murchison, sometime Hotelkeeper, Caledonian Hotel, Portree, Isle of Skye, who died 11 May 1893, at Portree...to Mary Nicolson or Murchison, Portree, his widow...Will or Deed, dated 20 August 1892...Inverness, 23 April 1894.
Value of Estate, £1, 382, 15s. 11d." [Calendar of Confirmations and Inventories filed in Scotland for the years 1876–1936.]

Also of interest:
Marriage: Farquhar Murchison & Mary Nicolson, 12 August 1856, Snizort, Inverness-shire, Scotland. [Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.]

Added by Gordon J Callon on 23 May 2016.
Alexander Malcolm Murchison

Birth: Alexander Malcolm Murchison, Male, 16 Dec 1873, Portree, Inverness-shire, Scotland; Father: Farquhar Murchison, Mother: Mary Nicolson [Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.]

WW 1 enlistment, 5 July 1918: Army Service Corps (Horse Transport); Alexander Malcolm Murchison, 44, Caledonian Hotel, Portree Invernessshire; Trade or Calling: Hotel Keeper; Next-of-kin: Christian Murchison, sister, Caledonian Hotel, Portree Invernessshire.
Discharged: 2 March 1919, rank: Driver; Regtl. No. 425465.

Added by Gordon J Callon on 23 May 2016.
Donald Murchison
Probate of Will: "...Donald Murchison, Bank Clerk, Portree, Isle of Skye, who died 8 September 1893, at 74 Burma Road, Stoke Newington, London...to Mary Murchison, Caledonian Hotel, Portree, widow, his mother, and Alexander Malcolm Murchison, Caledonian Hotel aforesaid, Art Student...Will or Deed, dated 7 September 1893...Inverness, 16 December 1892.
Value of Estate, £355, 7s. 4d." [Calendar of Confirmations and Inventories filed in Scotland for the years 1876–1936.]

Added by Gordon J Callon on 23 May 2016.
Thank you for your information, Gordon.
Added by Roddie Macpherson on 24 May 2016.
Correction of the very first line of the comments: It should read "Note: date of death for Farquhar Murchison should be 11th May 1893." Actually, now the very first line is unnecessary since all is now correct.
Added by Gordon J Callon on 24 May 2016.



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