Annotation:Miss Farquharson of Invercald's Jig

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X:2 T:Miss Farquharson of Invercauld's Jigg C:Robert Petrie S:Petrie's Collection of Strathspey Reels and Country Dances &c., 1790 Z:Steve Wyrick <sjwyrick'at'astound'dot'net>, 3/19/04 N:Petrie's First Collection, page 14 L:1/8 M:6/8 R:Jig K:Cm C2c c2G | BGB FDB, | C2c c2G | cde edc | C2c c2G | BGB FDB, | E3 TFEF | GEC C3 :| g2c cde | dcB fdB |Tgfg cdc | gaf gec | g2c cde | dcB fdB | efg fed | ecc c2f | g2c cde | dcB fdB | Tgfg cdc | gaf gec | gbg fge | dfb fdB | EFG DEF | GEC C3 |]

MISS FARQUERSON OF INVERCALD’S JIG. Scottish, Jig (6/8 time). C Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The melody appears in the Perthshire collections of Robert Petrie of Kirkmichael, the 4th collection of Malcolm MacDonald of Dunkeld. Petrie’s collection is dedicated to Mrs. Farquharson of Monaltrie (Monaltrie being another branch of the Farquharson family), while MacDonald’s volume is dedicated to the Countess of Breadalbane. John Farquharson of Invercauld avoided becoming involved in Bonnie Prince Charlie’s rising of 1745, having learned his lesson in the Jacobite rising of 1715, although his daughter “Colonel Anne” was quite supportive of the Prince, as were other branches of the family. When John died in 1750 the inheritance passed to his son James (a Captain of foot in the Hanoverian army), and when he died in 1805 his only surviving child (of eleven children born, including three other girls, Amelia, Fanny and Matilda), Catherine Farquharson (1774-1854), was recognized as the Chief of the clan in 1806. She in 1799 had married Captain James Ross, Royal Navy (the second son of the famous admiral, Sir Charles Lockhart Ross), and when James died Ross then adopted the surname of Farquharson, thus continuing the line.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - MacDonald (A Fourth Collection of Strathspey Reels), 1797; p. 13. Petrie (Collection of Strathspey Reels & Country Dances), 1790; p. 14.

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