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James Farquharson, J.P.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death: March 14, 1924 (82)
Dunedin, Dunedin City, Otago, New Zealand
Place of Burial: 40 Lovelock Avenue, Dunedin, Dunedin City, Otago, New Zealand
Immediate Family:

Son of George Farquharson and Helen Cameron
Husband of Janet Farquharson
Father of George Farquharson; Helen Cameron Leckie; Francis Peter McGregor Farquharson; Agnes Ochterlonie Brough; James Farquharson and 3 others
Brother of Francis Farquharson

Occupation: FARMER
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About James Farquharson, J.P.

MR. JAMES FARQHARSON, J.P ,

of North East Valley, is a son of George Farquharson, of Belnabodoch. and a. brother of Mr. Francis Farquharson now in possession of Belnabodoch, and representative of the Inverey family of Farquharsons. His cousin. Colonel John Farquharson, C.B., R.E., is Director General of the Imperial Ordnance Survey Department. Mr. James Farquharson was born in Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, in 1841, and after leaving school, learned farming in Morayshire. He left for Dunedin by the ship “Wave Queen” in 1863, and tried his luck at the gold diggings, but was unsuccessful. For about eighteen months subsequently he was employed on stations. and returned to Dunedin to purchase a property of eighty acres at Maybank. There he lived for five years before acquiring his present property of nearly five hundred acres. on which he conducts dairying. Mr, Farquharson, who has been a Justice of the Peace since 1886. was a member of the Old Signal Hill road board, which subsequently was included within the borough of North East Velley; and was Mayor of the borough in 1885. He was for years a member of the North East Valley school committee and licensing committee, and an Honorary Ranger for the Acclimatisation Society for the province of Otago. As a Freemason he was initiated in Lodge St. Andrew, in 1881, and subsequently joined Lodge St. John Kilwin-ning. North East Valley. Mr. Farquharson filled all the positions in his lodge up to Senior Deacon, and was elected Right Worshipful Master in 1884. and re-elected in 1880, 1893 and 1895. He is a Past Master of the Kilwinning Otago Royal Arch Chapter. and has taken the seventeenth and eighteenth degrees. Mr. Farquharson was married in 1863, before leaving the Old Country, but his wife died in 1878. leaving a family of five sons and three daughters. All the daughters are married. One of the sons. Mr. William McGregor Farquharson. of the Otago Hussars, joined the second South African Contingent, and was orderly to Major Craw-shaw. At the present time (1904) he holds the Otago Hussar Belt, and in 1902–3 won the Hyams Trophy. While serving in the North Dunedin Rifles he won the Hallenstein Cup and the tyro match at Wanganui in 1839. Another son, Mr. Alex. Farquharson, now (1903–4) holds the medal as the champion amateur light weight for New Zealand.

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History from Home - EP 2: Farquharson's of North East Valley - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9H_pa2Mxec

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James Farquharson, J.P.'s Timeline

1841
April 16, 1841
Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
June 13, 1841
Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
1864
1864
New Zealand
1867
1867
Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand
1870
1870
New Zealand
1871
1871
New Zealand
1874
1874
New Zealand
1875
1875
1876
May 1876
Dunedin, Dunedin City, Otago, New Zealand