Family History Through The Alphabet Challenge: The Letter G
The lovely folk at Gould Genealogy have issued a challenge to genealogists and family historians. Their idea is The ‘Family History Through the Alphabet’ Challenge We will work our way through the alphabet, using one letter each week and discuss anything relating to our family history starting with that letter. This week, being Week 7, is the letter G
G is for Glenshiel: My Great Great Grandfather, FARQUHAR FRANCIS MORISON was born in 1820 in GLENSHIEL, ROSS-SHIRE, SCOTLAND. Glenshiel is a small village in the highlands of Scotland. He came to Australia in 1848 on the ship “Blonde”. His father WILLLIAM F. MORISON was schoolmaster in Glenshiel, as were most of his siblings. I suspect Farquhar was also a schoolmaster in Glenshiel, as he took over schooling duties on the voyage out here and took the position of schoolmaster at Heathcote, Victoria. The photos I’ve seen of Glenshiel show beautiful green landscapes. I often wonder what Farquhar Morison thought of our dusty, brown land when he arrived.