David Urquhart

David Urquhart

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David J. Urquhart
Born 1950s.
Ancestors ancestors
Son of DNA confirmed and [private mother (1930s - unknown)] DNA confirmed
Brother of [private sister (1960s - unknown)] and [private sister (1960s - unknown)]
[children unknown]
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Profile last modified 23 Sep 2019 | Created 23 Jan 2013 | Last significant change: 22 Sep 2019
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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.
David Urquhart is a member of the One Place Studies Project.
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David Urquhart is a member of the Scotland Project.
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 38 out of 52 weeks during the 2019 52 Photos Challenge.
David has participated in 38 out of 52 weeks during the 2019 52 Ancestors Challenge.
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David Urquhart was born in Queensland, Australia
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David Urquhart has English ancestors.
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David Urquhart has Scottish Ancestors.
David Urquhart participated with GB-Gen' during the 2018 Source-a-Thon, adding ' sources to profiles.
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David gifted some WikiTree kindness during the 2018 Secret Santa Swap!
David Urquhart is participating with Windsor Warriors during the 2019 Clean-a-Thon, correcting 1020 suggestions.

I was born in Ayr, Queensland, Australia in the 1950's, the first born child of Ian and Claire Urquhart, a week before Cyclone Connie hit the district. My mother has told me, that I was in a hurry and arrived three weeks early. I was baptised into the Anglican faith on my parents First Wedding Anniversary.[1]
I grew up on a Sugar Cane farm with my two younger sisters, in the Airdmillan district, on the seaward side of Ayr, which is an hour's drive south of Townsville.
My grandparents Robert and Mary Urquhart purchased that 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 Sugar Cane farm there.
I was named after my gr.grandfather David Lambie and first went to the Airdmillan State School, just down the road from home. This school , now, no longer exists.
Airdmillan School.

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.

Wikitree Wilderness.

Grey Street Ghosts
The rest of my profile.
Silver Link Stories
Stuff about the Burdekin.
Urquhart Name Study
A study on the Urquhart family.
Ravenswood, Queensland Place Study
A study about Ravenswood and it's people.
The Aquarian Door Way
The rest of my Wikitree Wilderness.

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 Useage.
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 is confirmed through Y-chromosome DNA testing. David Urquhart, FTDNA kit #269747, and his 4th cousin once removed, Living Person, FTDNA kit #189205, 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 by a triangulated group on Family Tree DNA consisting of David Urquhart, his 2C2R, Mabs Teese, and his 1C2R, Noelene Conn who all share between 12 and 16 cM segments on chromosome 4. These matches have been verified by David Urquhart via the Family Finder Chromosome Browser. David and Mabs are 2C2R; David and Noelene are 1C2R; Mabs and Noelene are 2C. The most-recent common ancestors shared by all three are Thomas Mayoh and Ann Windross

My Connections.
Elizabeth Cheyne Copeland is an ancestor of Laura Bozzay and sister to
Eleanora Cheyne Angus... an ancestor.
I share 33cM with Marty Acks as 4th cousin-remote with a 12cM shared block on chromasome 3 via FT DNA.
I share 19cm with Kristine Quintero as 5th cousin-remote with a 9cM shared block on chromasome 15 via FT DNA..
I have an X Match with Hilary Carr
I have a match with Dan Driggs


  1. *Baptismal Document for David John Urquhart, 17 May 1959, Registration No. 306A, Register kept at All Saints Anglican Church, Ayr, State of Queensland, Copy in possession of David John Urquhart.

See Also:

  • Copy in my possession, 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
  • Aberdeenshire Memorial Inscriptions Search Page
  • ISOGG Wiki Welcome
  • First-hand information as remembered by David.


  • 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"
  • Richie Wright at Findagrave for his extra effort on working with my many submissions to Findagrave. At last count I have 22 memorials which I manage.
  • Pare Hayward-Howie for creating the Abbotts of Kent Space page.
  • Pixabay's Photographs.
  • Wikimedia Commons.

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As usual I'm late, and this sounds interesting and fun. I'm enjoying the 52 photos so I thought Id join this
I'm a bit late but I like the sound of this. I need to get more of my photos on to Wikitree.
One of my Brick Walls. A special shout out to Pare Haywood-Howie for creating the Abbotts_of_Kent space page
Extensive research in Aberdeenshire has been done by me, on this name, to definitely distinguish my line from the several Alexander's, close in age, present in the area.
A challenge from time to time is good for the soul
Half my ancestors come from here. Kent, Lancashire, Bedfordshire, Shropshire and Staffordshire for starters
My interest is the exploration and discovery of the Burdekin River by Ludwig Leichhardt and John Clements Wickham. This eventually led to the founding of Townsville, Queensland. Townsville was the port of call for the gold rushes in the area.
Another extensively researched name in Kent. Every William Holman in Kent in the 1840's period has been researched.
Huckel and variation (Huckle)

The history of this family would suggest Aryan/Germanic ancestry, going by the Blond/Light hair and Blue/Grey eye references I have found.

Lambie and any associated spelling.(Lammie/Lamie) There is a Lambie Family facebook page.
The Mayoh's of Bolton, Lancashire.
Working on John Byron, father of the poet, and Hetty Tayler, who definitely deserves to be here on Wikitree.
Onions of Shropshire and Staffordshire
The Pountney's/Powney's of Staffordshire.
I'm proud and excited to be given the privilege of working with these profiles
I love cleaning up messy profiles, adding sources, etc.
Love Scotland. Half my ancestors came from here. Aberdeenshire, Ross and Cromarty, Perthshire and Inverness-shire for starters.
I have done extensive research on this, my patrilineal line, since 1997, and in doing so, I have discovered a reference to the "ALMOST TOTAL" destruction of the pre1747 Resolis, Cromarty-shire records by an over zealous encumbant. This is a constant source of annoyance. Doing my research, I have taken a (probably unhealthy) interest in the descending lines of the Urquhart Daughters. It seams that many of the daughters were "Beautiful" and made excellent marriages.

DNA Tested
David Urquhart's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. 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 111 markers, haplogroup R-S691, FTDNA kit #269747
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
  • David Urquhart: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup U5b1c1a, FTDNA kit #269747
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with David:

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On 14 Sep 2019 at 03:10 GMT Pip Sheppard wrote:

David, the Appreciation Team thanks for you for efforts toward making our Shared Tree the best it can be with your 1000+ contributions during August 2019. You are an important part of what we are all about!

Love the cars on the Grey Street Ghosts page!

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

On 26 Aug 2019 at 07:54 GMT Gillian Thomas wrote:

Hi David, Congratulations on becoming a member of the Arborists Project. We are really delighted you have joined us. Don't forget to add Arborists to the tags you follow. I'll send you further information about the Arborists Skills team. Gillian

On 13 Aug 2019 at 06:51 GMT Veronica (Coat) Williams wrote:

Thanks David for adding yourself to the Free Settlers team. Once we have finished the new check in process we will start to talk about how we proceed for Free Settlers. The topic teams will overlap the Colony, State and Territory teams but this team will help develop the overall structure required for Free Settlers in the Colonial period.

Congratulations on winning the SAG challenge too!!


On 12 Aug 2019 at 06:47 GMT Gillian Thomas wrote:

Hi David

On behalf of the Australia Project leadership team, we're carrying out a Project Members Check-in to see if you are still interested in being involved as an active member of the project. In particular, we are ready to launch our new teams for the project. Please could you let me know what team/s you would like to contribute to. A list of teams is on the Australia Project page. Please respond by private message.

We really appreciate your enthusiasm in working on Australian profiles on WikiTree, and thank you for all the work you have been doing. We look forward to hearing back from you and that you will decide to be part of the project as we move forward with the new teams for the project. Regards, Gillian

On 3 Aug 2019 at 00:37 GMT Pip Sheppard wrote:

HI David!

The Appreciation Team thanks you for all for your hard work for reaching 1000+ (actually, over 1200!) contributions for the month July 2019. Onward and upward!

Pip Sheppard

WikiTree Appreciation Team

On 27 Jul 2019 at 04:03 GMT Melanie Paul wrote:

Actually .. Alec had more than the one sister. When I added the boys, I was working on the military side of the family and wanted to honour them. I have the rest of the family in my word document, waiting for when I'm not doing someone else's family. :)

Thanks for the interest.

On 18 Jul 2019 at 10:51 GMT Susie MacLeod wrote:

Hi David,

We realise the time has come to dissolve the UK Project in favour of the individual country projects of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

We are checking in with all UK badge holders to find out which country project(s) you would like to be in so you can collaborate with other members, have the opportunity to select which team(s) you would like to join, and so we can ensure you have all the correct badges.

Please respond by PM to let us know which country project(s) you would like to be in. Please don’t assume we know. We are effectively starting from scratch to make sure no one falls through the cracks.

Once you have done this, the Coordinator for Membership in the relevant country project(s) will be in touch to help get you situated.

Many thanks,


On 1 Jul 2019 at 19:23 GMT Pip Sheppard wrote:

Hello, David!

Very well done on your making 1,000 or more contributions to WikiTree in June 2019! We commend and appreciate all of your time and effort in helping to grow and perfect our Shared Tree. Keep up the great work!

Pip Sheppard ~ WikiTree Appreciation Team

PS: I owned a '68 Mustang and am kicking myself for selling it so long ago!

On 23 Jun 2019 at 00:54 GMT Michelle (Saucier) Ladner wrote:

Hi David,

Thank you so much for responding to our check-in. We are delighted that you wish to continue contributing to the Connectors Project. Below is a quick checklist for active members. The project leaders would like you to make sure you have done the following: 1) Checked the Project Page for ways to contribute. 2) Added Connectors to the tags you follow.

Thank you! Michelle~ Volunteer Coordinator

On 20 Jun 2019 at 18:59 GMT Susan (Goldmark) Laursen wrote:

Wow David your collection of old photos are amazing, I really enjoy looking at them, I love old photos. You really have some amazing photos.

Thank You for sharing much appreciated Susan

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David is 28 degrees from Tanya Lowry, 24 degrees from Charles Tiffany and 20 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.