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 has 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.
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.
I first went to Airdmillan State School and finally Ayr High School. Although blessed with a higher IQ, I never liked school much, as I struggled with Algebraic Formulas, 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.
My DNA Descent
As a complete surprise, My FTDNA Ancient Origins study says that I am descended from:
14% Metal Age Invader.
46% Hunter Gatherer.
It also says that my Genetic Origins comprise:
48% England, Wales and Scotland.
11% Central Europe, which includes France and Germany.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
↑Australia, Queensland - Birth Certificate > 1959 > David J. Urquhart > General Registry Office, Brisbane. Personal copy in the files of David Urquhart.
↑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.
John Drysdale and the Burdekin by Roy Connolly - Hardcover - 1964.>"John Drysdale And The Burdekin By Roy Connolly - Hardcover - 1964 - From Terra Australis Books And Biblio.Com". 2019. Biblio.Com. Accessed November 11 2019. Bibliography
A History of the Burdekin. by John Hy Peake. Citation Peake, John Henry. and Ayr Shire, Queensland. Council. A history of the Burdekin / [by John Henry Peake] [Ayr Shire Council] [Ayr, Q.] 1971. Personal copy in personal possession of David Urquhart.
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:
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:
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: