Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Farquharson
Designation: Architect, Engineer
Born: c. 1826
Bio Notes: James Farquharson was born in Peterhead about 1826, the son of Peter Farquharson, granite mason and his wife Margaret. He trained with his father.

Farquharson married Isabella Robertson and they had three sons and three daughters. In 1861 and 1871 he is described as 'collector of harbour dues'. However by 1881 he was 'architect and harbour [engineer]'. In 1876 he was requested to report a means of preventing the sea encroaching on the lifeboat house between Fraserburgh and Banff. He must therefore have been undertaking some engineering work for the town of Banff at this time.

At some point he seems to have been an estate architect.

He died in the 1880s. His widow was still living in Fife Street, Gamrie in 1891.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect, engineer:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 21, Fife Street, Gamrie, Banffshire, ScotlandPrivate1871c. 189 
Item 2 of 2Macduff, Aberdeenshire, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1872After 1877 

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architect, engineer (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1James Andrew Minty18721878Apprentice 

Buildings and Designs

This architect, engineer was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 31879Boyndie Church of Scotland ManseBoyndie AberdeenshireScotlandRepairs?
Item 2 of 31880Woodpark Succursal AsylumBanff BanffshireScotland 
Item 3 of 31881Congregational ChapelMacduff BanffshireScotland 


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect, engineer:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Census records onlineCensuses  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers James Andrew Minty: A v14 p140 no1375 (microfilm reel 18) & F no2380 (box 6)