Farquharson, James, Frs, Lld
Farquharson, James, F.R.S., LL.D.
a Scotch clergyman, son of the excise officer at Coull, was born in 1781; graduated at the University and King's College, Aberdeen, in 1798; was appointed schoolmaster of the parish the same year; presented by the prince regent to the living at Alford in August, and ordained September 17, 1813. He died December 3, 1843. His attainments in meteorological science were of a very high order, and he was a frequent contributor to various learned periodicals, and corresponded with most of the learned men in Europe. He published, A Near Illustration of the Latter Part of Daniel's Last Vision and Prophecy (Lond. 1838): — The Native Forests of Aberdeenshire: — Noah's Ark: — The Aurora Borealis: — The Currency: — An Essay on Cutting Grain with the Scythe, in the Transactions of the Highland Society: — besides many papers in the Philosophical Transactions: — also An Account of the Parish. See Fasti Eccles. Scoticanae, 3:547.