John Atholl Farquharson
24 January 1861
Volume 2, page 162, sitting number 1939.
[The preceding entry in the daybooks is Miss Katherine Farquharson, presumably this sitter's sister.]
Born on 7 November 1837, John Atholl Farquharson was the son of James Farquharson of Invercauld and Janet Hamilton née Dundas.
He appears on the 1861 census living at 15 Park Lane, Mayfair [London], with his parents, five brothers and three sisters. He gave 'Clerk Foreign Office' as his profession.
He never married. He died, aged 50, on 20 October 1888 at Tallant's Hotel, North Audley Street, Mayfair.
His death was announced in the Aberdeen Press and Journal (29 October 1888): 'Many in Braemar and on Upper Deeside will regret to hear of the early and much regretted death of Mr John Athole [sic] Farquharson, of HM's Diplomatic Service, brother of Colonel Farquharson lately deceased, and fourth son of the late Mr James Farquharson of Invercauld, which took place, on the 20th October, in London after a long illness, from which he had partially recovered.'
[The portrait on the right is from an album probably compiled by either George Charles Pratt (1799-1866), 2nd Marquess Camden or by his son, John Charles Pratt (1840-1872), from 1866 3rd Marquess Camden.]