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Re: Friars Court?
« Reply #18 on: Thursday 03 May 18 05:10 BST (UK) »
I agree so hopefully he's there either 1871 or 1881 as the voter roll entry was 1875 & I haven't checked further & now heading off as much as I'd like to explore more  ::)

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Re: Friars Court?
« Reply #19 on: Thursday 03 May 18 05:23 BST (UK) »
In the 1871 census there is a Donald Urquhart living at 32 Church Street Inverness - just around the corner from Friar's Lane. He is aged 60, born Ross-shire and is a Porter. :-\

There are other possibilities but they are either too young, or have occupations like "Farmer" which doesn't necessarily fit with someone living in the city.

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Re: Friars Court?
« Reply #20 on: Thursday 03 May 18 08:40 BST (UK) »
Banffshire Journal & General Advertiser, 6 Mar 1877
DEATHS
At Friars Court, Inverness, on the 23rd ult., DONALD URQUHART, in the 64th year of his age
S. Wales, Somerset, Devon - Oxenham

Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian -  Price
Abergwynfi -  Han(d)ford
Pontardawe -  Lewis.

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Re: Friars Court?
« Reply #21 on: Thursday 03 May 18 08:45 BST (UK) »
Um, ages not too far out - it may be the same Donald ...

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Re: Friars Court?
« Reply #22 on: Thursday 03 May 18 12:35 BST (UK) »
Thanks guys.

I will look into the Donald Urquhart thing - possibly an Uncle or something? The connection with Ross-shire makes it plausible.

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Re: Friars Court?
« Reply #23 on: Thursday 03 May 18 14:51 BST (UK) »
In the 1871 census there is a Donald Urquhart living at 32 Church Street Inverness - just around the corner from Friar's Lane. He is aged 60, born Ross-shire and is a Porter. :-\

There are other possibilities but they are either too young, or have occupations like "Farmer" which doesn't necessarily fit with someone living in the city.

Back then the town of Inverness was FAR smaller - and farms existed where Longman Industrial Estate and South Kessock and Carse housing estates now stand - all within half a mile of Friars Lane. So "Farmer" could indeed be a possibility.
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Re: Friars Court?
« Reply #24 on: Thursday 03 May 18 23:22 BST (UK) »
In the 1871 census there is a Donald Urquhart living at 32 Church Street Inverness - just around the corner from Friar's Lane. He is aged 60, born Ross-shire and is a Porter. :-\

There are other possibilities but they are either too young, or have occupations like "Farmer" which doesn't necessarily fit with someone living in the city.

Back then the town of Inverness was FAR smaller - and farms existed where Longman Industrial Estate and South Kessock and Carse housing estates now stand - all within half a mile of Friars Lane. So "Farmer" could indeed be a possibility.

Good point Conner. 

The occupation of someone living in a "Court" is probably unlikely to have been farmer though .... I would expect that a farmer would have lived on the farm.

He could have changed occupations between the 1871 census and he marriage which took place at Friar's Court, which may or may not have been at Donald's residence at No18.

That Donald may be a red herring ... and it depends how determined you are to find out whose residence the couple married in, and how much research you want to do to try to find out.  :)

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Re: Friars Court?
« Reply #25 on: Friday 04 May 18 00:20 BST (UK) »
In the 1871 census there is a Donald Urquhart living at 32 Church Street Inverness - just around the corner from Friar's Lane. He is aged 60, born Ross-shire and is a Porter. :-\

Thanks Ruskie!

Possible death which should name parents with mother's m/s if known to the informant?

URQUHART DONALD 64
1877
098/ 56 Inverness

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South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie, MacDonald, MacInnes, MacIntyre, MacKinnon, Steele, Walker

Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

Newcastle-on-Tyne/Durham (Northumberland):- Harrison, Jude, Kemp, Lunn, Mellon, Robson, Stirling

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

Canada:- Callaghan, MacKinnon, MacPhee

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