I'm looking for help in locating my ancestor Torquil McQuarie (MacQuarrie)'s baptism record, and / or parents. Things I know already (from research on mullfamilies.co.uk and other ancestry sites):
- He was born around 1767 in Ulva.
He married Marion McLean in 1792 and had 10 children. He also had a natural son (Lachlan McQuarie) with a Mary Morrison, the same year he got married to Marion McLean.
Most of his children from both partners were baptised with an address listed as Ferinadry on Ulva. This address seems to have been lost to time, as I can't find any record of it in everything I have read about Ulva. Perhaps it was a single dwelling, or a small township.
There is a record of one Lachlan McQuarrie born on Ulva around 1750, who first married in 1774, had 7 children with a Mary McGilvray. Then he married a second time and had a further 8 children with Flora MacDonald. So he was rather.. prolific! I'm wondering if Torquil could be an natural son of this Lachlan, born before he first got married, but only baptism records would help here. Is there any way to trace those, or are they likely lost?
Many thanks in advance for your help