David Urquhart
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David Urquhart

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David J. Urquhart
Born 1950s.
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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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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.
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David Urquhart is a member of the Scotland Project.
David was featured in a Meet Our Members Post on the WikiTree Blog!
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.
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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 Photos Challenge.
David has participated in 52 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.
Secret Santa
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 762 sources to profiles.
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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 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 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.
Airdmillan School.
I then went to Ayr High School until I left 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. Lately, I have completed a Genealogy course through distance learning at the University of Strathclyde.

National Flower of Scotland.

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.
  • Tempus fugit

Wikitree Wilderness.
The ships they traveled on.
Their voyages.
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.
Tropical Cyclone Connie 1959.
One of the many Tropical Cyclones which are a part of life in North Queensland.
The Lambing Flat Riots, Colony of New South Wales, 1860.
The Lambing Flat Riots, Colony of New South Wales.
Queensland Timeline.
A History of Queensland Timeline.
May Emmeline Zinga.
May Wirth, bareback circus rider.
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.
S.S. Yongala, 1911.
S.S. Yongala. One of Queensland's Worst Maritime Disasters
Unnamed Tropical Cyclone March 1911.
The Unnamed Cyclone in March 1911.
Mt. Mulligan Mine Disaster, 1921.
Queensland's Worst Mine Disaster.
S.S. Gothenburg, 1875.
S.S. Gothenburg.
RMS Quetta, 1890.
Another of Queensland's worst shipping disasters.
Cyclone Mahina, 1899.
Queensland's Deadliest Cyclone.
Paronella Park, The Spanish Castle in the Forest.
A Diversion.
Notre Dame spacepage.
One word...Devastating.
The Bounty Mutiny.
Here is Kevin Sands space page for those who are curious about The Bounty Mutiny.
HMS Pandora, 1791.
Carried Bounty Mutineers.
Urquhart Name Study.
A study on the Urquhart family.
Scotland Jacobites Resources.
Stuff about the Jacobites of Scotland.
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.
David's Where-Is-It.
My Where-Is-It Page.
The Aquarian Door Way.
The rest of my Wikitree Wilderness.

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


[1] [2]


    • 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.
  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.

See Also:


  • 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 Hayward-Howie 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 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
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Hi David, just to let you know I've just added a new member, Robert Kopp, to the Queensland team.

Regards Margaret

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
Hi David,

Thank you so much for participating with the Twisted Thistles during the 2020 Connect-a-Thon! Here is a sticker code you can put on your profile, just add the double curly brackets {{ }} at both ends.

Connect-a-Thon|team=Team Twisted Thistles|year=2020|profiles=106


Sarah and Bobbie

posted by Sarah Mason
James Reid Stewart and Helen )Reid) Stewart, there are some interesting checks to be made here, when I can. Thanks for the heads-up.
posted by Colin Reid Stewart
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.)


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

As a member of the Scotland Project, we'd love to have you join the Twisted Thistles in the upcoming Connect-a-thon the weekend of July 17 - July 20. If you'd like to join us and help to develop our ever-expanding Scottish tree, please register on the G2G post here and be sure to mention you'd like to be on the Twisted Thistles team for Scotland.

We also have our team Chat page posted here.

Hope to see you there!
Bobbie & Sarah
Twisted Thistles Co-captains
posted by Bobbie (Madison) Hall
edited by Bobbie (Madison) Hall

Hi David

We would love to have you join us in the newly formed England Team (Sandringham Strollers & Windsor Warriors) = Mighty Oaks  for the Connect-A-Thon

If you are interested in joining the new English team then sign up here Connect-A-Thon

Here is our chat page which just opened - Mighty Oaks Chat We will also be on Discord for live chatting.

This link is for the help page for the event  Help page

Look forward to working with you again

 Joan & Janet

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild

Hi David

Congratulations on being one of the top 10 contributors in the Data Doctor weekly Challenge - for Star profiles, the challenge led to 659 profiles being improved. Every suggestion you cleared made our Tree that much better. The Data Doctor Team and the WikiTree community appreciates the work you are doing. Look forward to seeing join us for the next challenge.


A Data Doctor Project Coordinator - Member of the WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Hi David, great profile page!!
posted by Gillian Thomas
Hi David,

Your England Leaders are completing the six monthly check in with all team members. I wanted to thank you for your work on English Profiles and particularly your work in the various England teams.

These are unprecedented and difficult times, and we understand as Project Leaders that your situation may have changed somewhat in the last few months. What we are all able to/ wish to contribute on Wikitree has changed. Please let me know if you are happy with your current role and team choice or if you wish to do something additional or different. Thank you again on behalf of all the project leaders for everything you do.


Hello, David!

Thanks so very much for your participation in the spring Clean-a-thon! Every suggestion you cleared (over 700!) made our Tree that much better. The WikiTree community appreciates YOU!

Pip Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

PS: Enjoyed "walking" through your profile.

posted by Pip Sheppard
Thanks Pip.

I would probably class your walk as a slow heavy hike...there's quite a few FSP's in that mass...lol.

posted by David Urquhart
As a "Tree Hugger", I want to congratulate you on receiving your trophy badge for being a winner of the 2020 Scan-a-Thon challenge.

John Williams ~ WikiTree Tree Hugger


posted by [Living Williams]

The Global Cemeteries Project is currently undergoing our member check-in and wanted to verify that you are still active and interested in being a member of the project. Are you currently assigned to or working with one of our Cemetery Teams? If not, is there a particular Team or area you are interested in participating with? I would be delighted to help you get setup in one or more of our collaborative teams!

We use Google Groups for internal project collaboration, so if you are not yet setup for access feel free to submit a join request and we will get that approved as quick as possible. We also ask that members check their follwed tags to make sure you are following the correct project tag (CEMETERIES) so you don't miss any disucssions in G2G.

Last, but not least, we would like to thank you for all of your contributions to WikiTree and let you konw that any ideas or suggestions for improvement you may have for the Global Cemeteries Project would greatly appreciated!

I look forward to hearing form you soon!

Steve ~Global Cemeteries Project Leader

posted by Steve Harris
Nice to meet you, 1st cousin 11x removed of husband of 10th great-aunt. Fascinating profile. I love learning about Australia, but I don't think I could take all the snakes.

It looks like you went from resembling Graham Chapman to resembling Roger Waters.

posted by Scott Hutchins
edited by Scott Hutchins
Hi Scott,

Thank you for having a look at my profile. I wouldn't worry too much about snakes, they usually hide anyway. You would be more likely to have an accident with a snake if you were somebody who likes spending time in the bush, and happen to stand on one.



posted by David Urquhart
Hi David

Your private email address is bouncing??.

Please send me an email.

Thank You

Ron H

posted by Ron Haggart
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David sourced the most profiles in the Feb 22nd, 2020 Saturday Sourcing Sprint Challenge

Congrats David! you scored the highest with 50 profiles sourced!

posted by Alex Stronach
edited by Alex Stronach
Happy Birthday!!! Hope it's wonderful!
posted by Bobbie (Madison) Hall
Hi David, I've added a new member to the Queensland team.


Incredibly great work during the 2020 Scan-a-thon! Our Tree has been enhanced by your efforts to preserve photos and documents, David!

The Appreciate Team THANKS YOU!

Pippin Sheppard Appreciation Team Member

posted by Pip Sheppard

Hi David, 

Wondered as the Windsor Warriors are not participating if you would like to join the Sandringham Strollers for the Scan-A-Thon on the January 10, at 8 AM (ET) and runs until Monday, January 13, 2020

If you would like to join us please register Here 

Look forward to working with you during this fun event.

Janet & Gillian

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Thank you for all your work and contributions on Troth's

Glad to have you back :) Becky

posted by Becky Troth
Thanks for being so Kind, you are a great mentor, if there was a badge with a halo it would be yours. Thank you for guiding me , for helping this newbe travel the right path on wikitree. Marilyn
posted by Marilyn Stewart
From your friends at the Appreciation Team:

Congrats on the Super Star Badge!

posted by SJ Baty
Hi David,

On behalf of the England Leaders, I wanted to say a huge thank you for all your contributions towards the project in the past six months as RC for West Midlands, and Team Member for Shropshire, Staffordshire, GEDcoms and Managed Profiles, and as a Trailblazer. We've achieved a great deal during this time and we couldn't have done it without you.

Are you happy to stay in your current teams and the project as a whole? Are there any other teams you'd like to join? What are we doing well, and what would you like to see us doing differently moving forwards?

Please respond to this message via e-mail. I look forward to hearing from you.

Many thanks,

Susie, England Project Leader :-)

David, thx for helping w/ the Arbuthnot line that links into the Cumine family. I'm still looking for a reliable pedigree for Catherine, dau. of Geo. Cumine of Pitullie. ... but I did see that Sir Wm. Arbuthnot already connected the two.
posted by Bree Ogle
Thanks for noticing the typo.
posted by Kathie (Parks) Forbes
David, making more than one thousand contributions in September added so much to the breadth and depth of our Shared Tree. The Appreciation Team thanks YOU!

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
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

posted by Pip Sheppard
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
posted by Gillian Thomas

David is 23 degrees from Laurie Giffin, 39 degrees from Toni Morrison and 18 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.