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URQUHART , Forres
Robert Urquhart , a 21 year-old Railway Porter , lived at 9 Mosset Street , Forres , Banffshire...............................
On the 5th of July , 1895 , he married Maggie Stewart , a 19 year-old Domestic servant...................................
The marriage took place at the bride's home address , Cummingston , in the Parish of Boharm.....................................
The Bride's parents were George Stewart , Blacksmith , and Isabella Stewart ( Maiden Surname McIntosh )....................
The witnesses were George Stewart and Kate Urquhart..............
The parents of the Groom , James Urquhart , and Mary Ann Urquhart (Maiden surname Jackson ) were deceased at the time of the wedding......................................................
Following their marriage , Robert and Maggie Urquhart , lived at Elmlea Cottage , Forres......................................
It was there that their first child , Robert William Urquhart was born , in 1896..............................................
Robert William Urquhart was to have a distinguished career , in the British Civil Service. He was educated at Boharm Primary School , Mulben ; Keith Grammar School , Keith ; and Edinburgh University.....................................................
He was awarded the OBE in 1923 , and CMG in 1944...............
Robert William Urquhart was knighted in 1950....................
Sir Robert William Urquhart was appointed Chairman of the Crofters' Commission when it was set up in 1955....................
Sir Robert died at Edinburgh , in 1983.



Posted: 2008, Member logged in: 2021
Forres, Morayshire

 



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