David Urquhart
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David Urquhart

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David J. Urquhart
Born 1950s.
Ancestors ancestors
Son of [private father (1930s - 2010s)] DNA confirmed and [private mother (1930s - unknown)] DNA confirmed
Brother of [private sister (1960s - unknown)] and [private sister (1960s - unknown)]
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Biography

Descendant
Descendant of honored ancestors.
David Urquhart has an interest in Clan Urquhart, part of the Scottish Clans Project.
David Urquhart is a member of the Urquhart Name Study Project.
David Urquhart is a member of the One Place Studies Project.
Profile Improvement Voyager
David has completed the Profile Improvement Project's Voyage
Flag of Scotland
David Urquhart is a member of the Scotland Project.
David was featured in a Meet Our Members Post on the WikiTree Blog!
Descendant
Scotland's Tartan Trail
David Urquhart is a graduate of the Scotland Tartan Trail.
Scotland's Tartan Trail
David Urquhart is a Scotland Tartan Trail Guide.
England Orphan Trailblazer
David Urquhart is an England Orphan Trailblazer
England Orphan Team
David Urquhart has completed the England Project's Orphan Trail.
David has participated in 52 out of 52 weeks during the 2019 52 Weeks of Photos Challenge.
David has participated in 52 out of 52 weeks during the 2019 52 Ancestors Challenge.
Queensland flag
David Urquhart was born in Queensland, Australia
English flag
David Urquhart has English ancestors.
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David Urquhart has Scottish Ancestors.
David Urquhart has Irish ancestors.
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David Urquhart has Spanish ancestors.
David Urquhart has French origins.
David Urquhart has German Roots.
David Urquhart participated with GB-Gen' during the 2018 Source-a-Thon, adding sources to ' previously unsourced profiles.
Secret Santa Challenge
David gifted some WikiTree kindness during the 2018 Secret Santa Swap!
David spends way too much time on WikiTree.
David Urquhart is participating with Windsor Warriors during the 2019 Clean-a-Thon, correcting 1020 suggestions.
David Urquhart participated with Windsor Warriors during the 2019 Source-a-Thon, adding sources to 762 previously unsourced profiles.
Saturday Sourcing Sprint Logo
David sourced the most profiles in the 22nd February 2020 Saturday Sourcing Sprint Challenge
David Urquhart participated with Twisted Thistles during the 2020 Clean-a-Thon, correcting 726 suggestions.
David Urquhart participated with Twisted Thistles during the 2020 Connect-a-Thon, and added 106 connections.


I was born in North Queensland, Australia in the 1950's, part of the Baby Boomer set, a week before Cyclone Connie hit the district.[1] [2]
My grandparents Robert and Mary Urquhart purchased a Sugar-Cane farm in 1939 when my father was about 4 years old. Their next two years of farming, saw the crop decimated by two cyclones in two years. David and Ann Lambie were leasing the farm next door, at the time. David and Ann later moved to Rita Island, and purchased a farm there.
Windmill & Fordson Tractor
I follow the leadership of my parents, who grew up during WW2 with no money for luxury, and their parents, who were hard working, honest, members of the community, with ideals passed on from their parents, and then to their children. My maternal grandparents, who were of English descent, were quiet, peaceful, generous with their thoughts and ideals, until one made them upset or angry, which was a difficult achievement, in itself. My paternal grandparents, who were from Scotland, were similar, but also tough.
Airdmillan School.
I first went to Airdmillan State School and finally Ayr High School and left after Grade 10 to work on the family farm.
After the farm was sold, when my parents were ready to retire, I owned a Mobile Phone Store for four years. Then I was a Level Two Traffic Controller for six years. I enjoyed the Traffic Control work, as it took me all around North Queensland, to places I probably would not have otherwise seen.
Walkabout Creek Hotel.
One of those places was McKinlay, Queensland, Australia, where the Walkabout Creek Hotel of Crocodile Dundee fame can be found, and where initial scenes of the 1986 movie were filmed, some nearby, at Cloncurry, and then later, at Kakadu National Park, in the Northern Territory.
Lately, I have completed a Genealogy course through distance learning at the University of Strathclyde.
National Flower of Scotland.

I am a member of The Royal Historical Society of Queensland and the State Library of Queensland.


My DNA Descent
As a complete surprise, My FTDNA Ancient Origins study says that I am descended from:

  1. 14% Metal Age Invader.
  2. 40% Farmer.
  3. 46% Hunter Gatherer.

It also says that my Genetic Origins comprise:

  1. 48% England, Wales and Scotland.
  2. 34% Ireland.
  3. 11% Central Europe, which includes France and Germany.
  4. 7% Iberian Peninsular, which includes Spain.

My Favourite Quotes.
  • There is never enough time !!!
    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Timecop.
  • Keep the Ship out of the surf and spray or you will plunge to destruction !!!
    edited Homer quote, used in Battleship.
  • We are going to have so much fun !!!
    from an episode of Murdoch Mysteries.
  • Let's just DIVE in !!!
    from the movie Deep Blue Sea.
  • If you can't fix it with duct tape, you're not using enough duct tape. Dwayne Johnson, Skyscraper.
  • To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often !!!
    English Prime Minister, writer and soldier.
    Winston Churchill.
  • He who will not reason, is a bigot; he who cannot, is a fool; and he who dares not, is a slave.
    Scottish Poet.
    William Drummond.
  • We shall sooner have the fowl by hatching the egg than by smashing it !!!
    16th President of the United States.
    Abraham Lincoln.
  • Therefore, since brevity is the soul of wit, And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes, I will be brief !!! Hamlet.
    English dramatist and poet.
    William Shakespeare.
  • Tempus fugit

My Wikitree Wilderness.
Queensland Timeline.
A History of Queensland Timeline.
Ravenswood, Queensland Place Study.
A study about Ravenswood and it's people.
Powney Name Study.
A study of the Powney family.
Mayo Name Study.
A study of the Mayo family.
Silver Link Stories.
Stuff about the Burdekin.
The ships they traveled on.
My Ancestors voyages to Australia.
My Brick Walls.
My Brick Walls.
Interesting People.
Interesting People.
Grey Street Ghosts.
The rest of my profile.
Australian Windmills.
Australia's Great Artesian Basin.
Honeysuckle Creek.
On Eagle's Wings, The Heroes of Honeysuckle Creek
Urquhart Name Study.
A study on the Urquhart family.
The Davidston Diary.
A 17th Century Cluster Fan Research Study.
Cheyne Name Study.
A study on the Cheyne family.
Bruce Name Study.
A study on the Bruce family.
Thornwood Castle.
The film set for Rose Red.
David's Where-Is-It.
My Where-Is-It Page.
The Aquarian Door Way.
The rest of my Wikitree Wilderness.

WikiLationships


Ancestor Roll Call.


  • Winner of National Family History Month SAG WikiTree Challenge 9th August 2019.
  • Event

My WikiTree Enduring Power of Attorney.
To aid WikiTree in the administration of my account should I be incapacitated, or in the event of my death, I, David J Urquhart, of Queensland, Australia, hereby give permission for all private and public profiles I'm presently managing to be transferred to community members on my trusted list or to the Leadership Team to be farmed out to any interested party or parties.

Free Usage.
Anybody wishing to use photographs, links, etc, uploaded or used by myself on any of the Profiles or Free Space pages which I manage or work on, are welcome to do so. I only ask that you leave a note or acknowledgement on the 'photograph' or the profile where you have used the 'photograph' in question.

Sources

DNA

    • Paternal relationship between David Urquhart and his father Ian is confirmed through Y-chromosome DNA testing. David Urquhart, FTDNA kit #269747, and his 4th cousin once removed, Living Urquhart, FTDNA kit #189205, son of Gordon Urquhart match at a Genetic Distance of 2 on 67 markers thereby confirming their direct paternal lines back to their MRCA John Urquhart. FTDNA indicates that the probability the two share a common ancestor within the last 7 generations is 92.39% and within the last 8 generations is 95.22%.
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed with a GEDmatch AuDNA test match between David Urquhart, T692299, and his 1C2R, Noelene Conn, A427745, who both share a 13 cM segment on chromosome 9. Their MCRA's are William Mayoh and Betsy Huckel, gr. gr. grandparents of David and grandparents of Noelene. Estimated number of generations to MRCA = 2.9, based on a total of 274 cMs across 14 DNA segments. Predicted relationship reported by FTDNA: 1st Cousin-3rd Cousin, Confidence: High; based on sharing 299 cMs across 18 DNA segments.
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed by a triangulated group on GEDmatch between David Urquhart, TJ and Alma Casey who share over 15cM segments on chromosome 8. Their shared most-recent common ancestors are William Huckel and Eliza Wilson. David Urquhart, TJ and Alma Casey are Third Cousins.
    • X-Match relationship between David Urquhart and Hilary Carr is confirmed with a FTDNA Family Finder X-Match between David Urquhart, T692299, and Hilary Carr, A480516, who both share a 14 cMs X-Match on chromosome 9. Estimated number of generations to MRCA = 5.2, based on a total of 50 cMs across 11 DNA segments. Predicted relationship reported by FTDNA: 3rd Cousin-5th Cousin.
  1. Australia, Queensland - Birth Certificate > 1959 > David J. Urquhart > General Registry Office, Brisbane. Personal copy in the files of David Urquhart.
  2. Australia, Queensland - Baptismal Document > David J. Urquhart > 17 May 1959 > Registration No. 306A; Register kept at All Saints Anglican Church; Ayr; State of Queensland. Personal copy in the files of David John Urquhart.
Triangulation


See Also:

Acknowledgements

  • Peter James Mayoh' For his Mayoh, Huckel, Holman and Abbott research.
  • Glenda Dykes research, and published book for Huckel Reunion in 1988, "Pictures of Many Years"
  • GENE FORBES-HOOD, B.A. (Hist) Professional Genealogist and Photographer, now retired. for her help, patience and support with my Urquhart Research over the past five years or more.
  • Dr Dorothy Gibson-Wilde, OAM, BA, historian and author.
  • Richie Wright at Findagrave for his extra effort on working with my many submissions to Findagrave. At last count I have 21 memorials which I manage.
  • Bibliography, Success, A.>Success, ABC. 2014. "People Skills - Robert Bolton". ABC Of Success. Accessed January 16 2020. People Skills blog
  • Pare Howie Chase for creating the Abbotts of Kent Space page.
  • Citation Machine. net
  • Cite This, Chrome Extension.
    • "Creative Commons Australia". 2019. Creative Commons Australia. Accessed October 1 2019. Creative Commons. org
  • Pixabay's Photographs.
  • Wikimedia Commons.

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DNA Connections
It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with David or other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA. Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
  • David Urquhart: Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 500 markers, haplogroup R-BY166052, FTDNA kit #269747, MitoYDNA ID T11534 [compare]
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
  • David Urquhart: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup U5b1c1a, FTDNA kit #269747, MitoYDNA ID T11535 [compare]
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with David:

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Hi again David, I've just added a new member to the QLD team, Raine Weightman. Cheers, Margaret
Hi David,

On behalf of the England Project, I would like to thank you for all your contributions towards the project's goals over the past year. Every English profile we improve helps!

The England Project Leaders are currently doing our six-monthly check-in with all project members.

Are you happy to with your current project team choices? Are there other teams you would like to join or become more active in?

We also welcome any feedback on things you would like to see the project do more of in the future.

I look forward to hearing from you. Please respond to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message.

Many thanks!

Ian, England Project Leader

posted by I. Speed
Hi Ian,

How are you going? I am happy where I am, unless I discover something unusual, or that half my tree isn't english. I have been in the project longer than you, and will probably be here until I fall off my perch, so if I need to change, I'll advise you then, shall I?

posted by David Urquhart
Thanks David. Yes, there's plenty of members who have been in the project longer than me. If you would like to switch teams, then you can either let one of the project leaders know when we do our next six monthly check-in with members, or in the meantime you can let me know. Thanks again for being part of the England Project!

Ian

posted by I. Speed
Hi Again,

I sent you a check-in message a week ago about the Military and War Project to ask you about your continued involvement but have not yet heard back from you. Do you still want to be in the project? If I do not hear from you by the same time next week, I will assume that you've moved on to other things. You are most welcome to re-join the project at any time.

Best wishes,

Mary~ Project Coordinator, Military and War Project

posted by Mary Richardson
Hi Mary,

Yes, I would like to remain a member of the Project.

David.

posted by David Urquhart
edited by David Urquhart
Thank you for replying to the Military and War check in, David. I marked you Active.

Mary

posted by Mary Richardson
Hi

It's time for a six month Military and War Project check-in with all members. Have you been active in the last six months? Please note that it is a requirement for membership in the Military and War Project that you respond to these check-ins. To make bookkeeping easier, just click Reply to this message on your own page, add your reply, then SAVE. I look forward to hearing from you..

Many thanks,

Mary~ Project Coordinator, Military and War Project

posted by Mary Richardson
Hi David, just to let you know I've just added another new member to the Queensland team.

Regards Margaret

Hi David,

It’s time for our annual Ireland Project check-in! Please respond within the next two weeks to let me know:

  • If you are happy with the team you’re on or if you’d like to make a change. It is now required that all members with an Ireland project badge work on at least one of the project’s team(s), so if you’ve not yet signed up please do so in your reply to this check-in.
  • What you think the project is doing well, and what (if any) changes you would like to see us make? Are there any teams you would like to become more active in?
  • Would you be interested in helping to work on an Ireland Project newsletter?
  • Please give us some feedback on the use of google group and discord. Do you use one or both of these? If you don’t use either of them, what is the best way for us to ensure you receive project communications? If you would like to join us on either one, just let us know in your response and we will get you signed up.

Please respond to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message on WikiTree. If we don’t hear from you within two weeks, we will assume you are no longer interested in participating in the Ireland Project, and your badge will be removed. If you wish to reapply for membership later, we will be happy to have you back. Many thanks, and I look forward to hearing from you!

Sincerely,

Jen Hutton, on behalf of the Ireland Project

posted by Jen (Stevens) Hutton
Hi Jen,

I am happy to stay where I am, Thanks.

posted by David Urquhart
Hello David,

We wrote to you about the changes in the Profile Improvement Project (PIP) a couple of weeks ago. If you would like to continue with the Project, we can place you in the Biography Team, Level 1 where you can work on improving profiles from your own watchlist to Level 1 of the Profile Standards.

We would like to hear from you with any ideas or suggestions. If you do not wish to participate in the Project, please let us know. If we don’t hear from you within 7 days we will remove you from the Project, but we will welcome you back at any time.

Sincerely,

Debi Hoag and Robin Shaules Co-Leaders, Profile Improvement Project

posted by Robin (Dodge) Shaules
Hello Robin,

Yes, I would like to continue in Biographies.

posted by David Urquhart
Dear David,

The Profile Improvement Project (PIP) is performing its first annual check-in with our project members. We are in the process of transitioning to a team structure. There will be three participant PIP Teams to start -- The Maintenance Category Team, the Unknowns Team, and the Biography Team. There is also the Voyage Team who guide new Voyagers. See the Profile Improvement Project Teams for a brief outline of each team. Please let us know which team(s) you would like to participate in.

We would also like to invite you to join the email GoogleGroup and text chat Discord channel for our project. (When you request to join our GoogleGroup, please be sure to include your Wiki ID). You will find more information on the GoogleGroup.

We thank you for all you do to help the Profile Improvement Project and WikiTree. The Project’s mission is to:

Make profiles beautiful! We clean up messy biography sections and sources, and try to set standards for attractive, useful, and well-written biographies, starting with those we manage.

We know you’re working on profiles *smile* We would like to hear about successes you’ve had toward the Project’s goals. We would also appreciate any feedback you might have to help us improve the Project. Please share your thoughts in a reply to this comment or privately via private message to either of us.

Sincerely,

Debi Hoag and Robin Shaules Co-Leaders, Profile Improvement Project

posted by Robin (Dodge) Shaules
Hi David, just to let you know I've just added another new member, Dianne Garner, to the Queensland team.

Regards Margaret

Ha Cousin David, after reading the comments on your page, it seems that "everybody wants a piece of your time".

We are cousins through Eleanor Plantagenet my 20 GGM.

Thank you David for updating my ancestor Malcolm McCullum's birthplace! My grandfather Roy McCullum Harvey carried his surname, and Malcolm's inscription in his bible which he carried to the Colonies was part of family lore.

But Malcolm seemed like a fantasy because I had no idea of where he fit in my tree. I knew he was there somewhere because my DNA shows more Scottish DNA than could be accounted for through my father alone. I knew he was somewhere on my mother's side. Then after years, I added a Mary Phillips whose mother was Mary McCullum. Bingo, I found my ancestor. Malcolm McCullum arrived to the New England Colonies just several years prior to the Revolution breaking out. He was only 18. The internet and our ability to share info with family world wide is truly a miracle. Christine North Carolina

Hi David,

The Australia Project leadership team are carrying out our annual check-in to see how you are going in the project. We'd really like to thank you for all your work on Australian profiles over the past year! We think we've made great progress in 2020/21 with your assistance.

Please could you reply to this message, to let us know if you would like to stay on in the project and if you are happy with your current role and team involvement. If you would like to do something additional or different, take a look on the Australia Project page to see what other options there are.

It would also be great to get any feedback or suggestions that you have to improve the project.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind Regards

Margaret Haining Membership Coordinator

Hi David, just to let you know I've just added another new member, Nathan Johansen, to the Queensland team.

Regards Margaret

Heya, David -- given your interest in north Q, you don't happen to have knowledge of Maytown, do you? One article I read on Trove said it was "via Townsville", but I'm only coming up with is this, which seems a long way from being anywhere near T'ville. (Am trying to find a burial.) Would that qualify as "via Townsville", do you think? (The news article was discussing gold returns - and via does just mean "by way of".) Maybe there are no burial records. *sigh*
posted by Melanie Paul
David, you asked me questions about old data on abandoned profiles I adopted the other day to fix. Gimme a week. I've been trying to figure out why there's duplcate lines for days now... I found another while you were talking. That's 4. So it's beginning to be redirection issue:(
posted by [Living Ogle]
Hello David,

The Australia Project leadership team are carrying out a check-in to see how you are going in the project and especially to thank you for all your work on Australian profiles on WikiTree. We really value your participation.

Please could you get back to me by private message to let me know if you are happy with your current role and team involvement within the project or if you would like to do something additional or different. Currently we have you down as the Team Leader for the Queensland Team and a member of the Assisted and Bounty Immigrants team. If you would like a change, you can check on the Australia Project page to see what other options there are.

It would also be great to hear any feedback and any suggestions that you have to improve the project. On a practical note, if you are a member of the google group, are you receiving messages ok?

I look forward to hearing from you.

Gillian, co-Leader, Australia Project

posted by Gillian Thomas
Hello, David!

Thanks for all the work you accomplished during our Connect-A-Thon 2020. It is amazing how many more profiles were created and added to our Shared Tree. You have every right to be pleased with your efforts!

Kind regards,

Pippin Sheppard ~ WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Thanks Pip,

Yes..an awesome effort by everybody !

posted by David Urquhart
What made you decide to alter the place of death from a certain (country) Queensland, to an uncertain (family knowledge) Townsville for my great-great-grandfather? Queensland, Australia is certain, and documented - and was not an error. Townsville, Queensland, Australia, is uncertain and not, at this stage, documented. The data fields contain what is certain. The biography contains a mixture of what is certain (documented, with sources), and uncertain (based on family knowledge and family stories). The family lived in the Ayr, Charters Towers, Townsville, Cairns areas, and I am not certain Samuel actually died in Townsville. I believe he did, but not with enough certainty to state such in the data fields. (Just because he was buried in a Townsville cemetery doesn't mean he died in Townsville. My mother's ashes were scattered in North Queensland, off Magnetic Island, but she did not die there. Her mother gets a mention on a gravestone in Belgian Gardens, but she did not die there, and she is not buried there.)

Cheers.

posted by Melanie Paul
What made you go looking for my great-grandfather's grave? I already had cited the cemetery records. (There was no find a grave memorial for him, or anyone else, until long after I created the profiles. And Dolly's is wrong.)
posted by Melanie Paul
Hi David, great profile page!!
posted by Gillian Thomas