Farquhar McRae 1801 I am married to a Thomas Anthony McRae who is a descendent of Farquhar McRae.
Sister Clare McRae has put together an Australian family history of his descendents.
In summary, Farquhar and Barbara McLennon's children were: John McRae born 1836 Scotland d.1906 Ewen McRae b.1838 Liverpool, NSW d.1921 Mary Isabella b.1839 d.1917 Christopher b.1841 Alexander b.1843 d.1884 Farquhar b.1846 d.1912 Christiana b.1847 d.1883 Christopher b.1850 d.1926 Catherine b.1851 d.1870 Jennette b.1852 d.1854
My husband's great grandfather is Christopher who married an Elinor Noble on 29 Oct 1878.
He was the father of John Frederik Leonard McRae, b.1885, who married an Elizabeth Maloney on 28 May 1913.
His son,Leonard Joseph McRae, b.1926, is my husband's father.
I was wondering what your connection to the McRae's is. Also, do you know anything about Farquhar's parentage? Apart from being born in Kintail, Rosshire and the first name of his parents being John and Mary, I know nothing. Any advice about how to go about finding out would be appreciated.
An intriguing fact is that the descendents of Farquhar McRae are catholic. I would be interested in finding out whether the family was catholic in Scotland or converted in Australia. Do you know if Alexander was catholic?