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As the Marquis family is so intertiwned with the various relations of those families interconnected with the Macfie, it was decided that they deserved a page of thier own. Derek Marquis with whom I have corresponded over the years has provided the bulk of the information on this site. In 2001, he and his wife, had turned 81 , he wrote me indicating that he did not think he would be getting into the computer age any time soon , and while his children were well conversed in the matter of this electronic age, they were far too busy to be too interested in genealogy. So for Derek Marquis, and perhaps one day for his children, or his children's children this web page is dedicated to all Derek's hard work and love for his family and his interest in genealogy.



Saltaire


The
Marquis
family
of
Scotland




John Marquess
Married
June 29 1758
Dunbarton

Agnes McKinie

Margaret Marquess
1758-
Archibald Marquess
1761-
John Marquess
1763-
Agnes Marquess
1766-


The family all being born in Roseneath, Dunbarton, Scotland


John Marquis
1763-1832

Married
July 31, 1797
Greenock, Scotland

Marion Scott
1769-1837


John Marquis
1798-1805
Isabella Marquis
1800-1886
Agnes Marquis
1802-1872
John Marquis (ii)
1805-1864
Marion Marquis
1807-1870
Jane Marquis
1809-1884



Isabella Marquis
1800-1886
Married
November 30, 1830
Greenock, Scotland
Donald Macdonald
1782-1863

Donald Macdonald
1831-1919
John Marquis Macdonald
1833-1852
James Scott Macdonald
1835-1839
Roderick Macdonald
1837-1893

The marriage is also recorded in Inverness, Scotland
As are the births of all four children ( Boleskine, Inverness )

1st marriage
Donald Macdonald (jr)
1831-1919
Married
1867
B S Williamson

2nd marriage
Donald Macdonald (jr)
1831-1919
Married
1875
M C Christie

Donald Macdonald (iii)
1876-
Andrew Christie Macdonald
1880-1917
Roderick John Macdonald
1881-
John Marquis Macdonald
1883-
Somerled Reginald Macdonald
1887-1919
Mary Agnes Macdonald
1888-
Isobel Marion Macdonald
1890-1925
Olave Cunningham Macdonald
1893-
Godfrey Alastair Macdonald
1896-



Donald Macdonald (iii)
1876-
Married
Catherine Crawford Benzie

Catherine Edith Mary Macdonald
1910-
Barbara Christie Macdonald
1912-
Donald Macdonald (iv)
1914-
Colin Benzie Macdonald
1915-



Somerled Reginald Macdonald
1887-1919
Married
Grace G Edwards

Frank Duncan Macdonald
1915-




Mary Agnes MacDonald
1888-1974
Married
1920
John Rowland Preece
1894-1974

John Macdonald Preece
1923-1986
Anne Cunningham Preece
1926-1990

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John MacDonald Preece
1923-1986
Married
1968
Puck Rienstra
1934-

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Anne Cunningham Preece
1926-1990
Married
1949
Bernard Terrence Richard Thorton
1923-1967

Peter Michael Bernard Thornton
1953-xxxx
Tony Alan Thornton
1955-xxxx

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Peter Michael Bernard Thornton
1953-xxxx
Married
1994
England
Kiyomi Ikemura
1954-xxxx
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Christina Roseanne Thornton
1994-




Thornton information courtsey of Peter Thornton - Nov 2008


Roderick Macdonald
1837-1893
Married
Evelyn Jane Morgan

Donald John Macdonald
1873-1922
Agnes Isabella Macdonald
1874-1874
Roderick George Macdonald
1875-
Evelyn Frances Macdonald
1877-
Percy Macdonald
1880-




Evelyn Frances Macdonald
1877-
Married
H T Dorling

Taprell Dorling
1918-


Derek, did not provide me with a more complete record of this particular line, whether one exists or not is not known to me , however any one willing to contribute more will be most welcomed, and I will make the necessary updates as time provides.



 
John Marquis senior  Robina Macfie



John Marquis (ii)
1805-1864
Married
October 6, 1840
South Leith, Scotland
Robina Macfie
1814-1873

John Marquis (iii)
1841-1902
Robert Marquis
1842-1909
Alice Marquis
1844-1914
Marion Marquis
1846-1850
William Marquis
1849-1906
Robina Marquis
1851-1892
Jane Marquis
1853-1873


In May, of 1840, John Marquis of Greenock very correctly approached John Macfie to enquire if he might "pay his addresses " to Robina. He had been an admirer of her he said since 1834, and his sister subsequantly divulged the fact that two years previously he had named on of his ships after her. He was the only son of John Marquis, a shipmaster of Huguenot descent. He was well liked in the family, " a great crony of John Graham and was engaged with his partner James Denniston , in a grain and corn business in Greenock and Limerick.

They were married on the 6 October , and after a short honeymoon spent partly in the Lake District, they returned to Greenock and settled down at Brookfield, "a very sweet place" with a cheeful view of the river and of the vessels moving to and fro.

In 1847 John Marquis experienced a particular commercial crisis, the grain business which he and his partner James Denniston ,carried on was largely an Irish one, and the state of Ireland was deplorable. At the end of August the y found themselves in difficulties. John Marquis on goin to Limerick found matter worse that he had anticipated, and failure seemed unavoidable. After long negotiations, however John arranged to carry on the business, promising to manage the mill in Ireland himself. He and his family there left Greenock at the end of the year of O'Brien's Bridge, castle Connell Joint sureties for the reconstructioon were John Macfie his father in law and James Fairrie , uncle of James Denniston.

By 1848 John and his family had settled confortably in Ireland, Robina wrote home stating that her house was cheerful and that Limerick was a bustling town with crowds of country folk, and " plenty of soldier marching with music" Her husband was looking forward to re establishing his business and was well satisfied with his prospect. However in June of the same year the mill had caught fire and had been burned down. This was a great disappointment to John. and he therefore decided to discontinue business in Ireland. He settled his affiars by the autumn and at the beginning of October his wife and children left for Liverpool, to take possession of at #30 Percy Street, which his mother in law Mrs John Macfie had made ready for them.

John Marquis himself remained in Ireland a week or two longer to make some final arrangements before joining his family. He seems to have made up his mind to give up the corn business, and at once set about enquiring for some new opening.which did not take too long to come about.

In January 1849, with the assistance of John Macfie ( his father in law) he arranged a partnership in a General brokers business with Archibald Baxter, and was soon doing well.

John Marquis and his family liked Liverpool, his boys were getting on famously at Mr Thomson's school. Once evening little John was sent out with a message and failed to reach his destination. The alarm was given, serach parties sallied forth, the police and the bell-man were informaed. An Advertisment was set for insertion in the Liverpool Times and actually appeared on the following morning. In the neamtime however, the child had been found, fast asleep on the sofa in the sitting room. - he had never gone out at all.




 
 
(photos circa 1878)


John Marquis (iii)
1841-1902
Married
April 10, 1866
Edinburgh, Scotland
Jessie Johnstone Campbell
1843-1934

John Campbell Marquis
1876-1928
Margaret Dorothea Marquis
1878-1943
Robina Marquis
1879-1960


Jack2 Jack 6 Jack 1890
Girls 2 Girls 1890






Margaret Dorothea Marquis
1878-1943
Married
Sept 12,1905
John M Maclean

Margaret Anne Macgavin McLean
1907-1907
Andrew Macgavin McLean
1908-1940
Jean Campbell McLean
1911-
Moria Harvie McLean
1915-1972



Moria Harvie McLean
1915-1972
Married
R R L Hutchinson



Robina Marquis
1879-1960
Married
William Colquhoun Fraser
1883-1958




 
 

(photos circa 1877)




Robert Marquis
1842-1909
Married
Septmber 30,1868
Liverpool, England
Sarah Beakbane

Marion Marquis
1870-1956
Robert Marquis (ii)
1875-1939
Lilian Marquis
1876-1958
Edward Marquis
1879-1931
Alice Marquis
1880-1969




Marion Marquis
1870-1956
Married
June 28, 1905
Charles Alwin Rabus

Charlotte Marion Rabus
1907-1992




Charlotte Marion Rabus
1907-1992
Married
Bertram Mead Denton Barker

Rosalie Denton Barker
1950-




1st marriage
Rosalie Denton Barker
1950-
Married
Simon Briggs



2nd marriage
Rosalie Denton Barker
1950-
Married
David John Whitehead

John Denton Whitehead
1979-
Edward Mead Whitehead
1982-




Robert Marquis (ii)
1875-1939
Married
October 8,1909
Ethel Peacock

Joan Elizabeth Peacock Marquis
1913-1971
Robert Marquis (iii)
1920-1920
Ethel Marquis
1920-1920




1st marriage
Joan Elizabeth Peacock Marquis
1913-1971
Married
Mr Price

Anthony Price
1942-


2nd marriage
Joan Elizabeth Peacock Marquis
1913-1971
Married
Mr Heyer



Edward Marquis
1879-1931
Married
1914
Elsie Jean Anderson

Edward Graham Marquis
1915-
Robert Macfie Marquis
1917-1989
Frances Mary Marquis
1920-1996



Edward Graham Marquis
1915-
Married
Anne Guthrie Leete

Frances Marquis
1955-
Elizabeth Marquis
1959-



1st marriage
Frances Marquis
1955-
Married
James A Carter


2nd marriage
Frances Marquis
1955-
Married
Edmund Faulkes

Thomas Aidan Marquis Faulkes
1990-
Brendan Peter Marquis Faulkes
1991-
Duncan Paul Marquis Faulkes
1993-




Elizabeth Marquis
1959-
Married
Robert Ian Ridder

Anneke Jane Ridder
1987-
Ben Graham Ridder
1988-



Robert Macfie Marquis
1917-1989
Married
Mary Herndon Potter

Jane Herndon Marquis
1945-
Anna Mary Macfie Marquis
1948-
Edward John Alexander Marquis
1950-


Both parents were Medical Doctors


Jane Herndon Marquis
1945-
Married
Roger Charlton Fletcher

Edward Charlton Fletcher
1971-
Angus Roy Fletcher
1973-
Henry Herndon Fletcher
1977-



Anna Mary Macfie Marquis
1948-
Married
Gordon Machray Masson

Hamish Machray Masson
1976-
Morag Macfie Masson
1978-
Isla MacMarquis Masson
1986-



Edward John Alexander Marquis
1950-
Married
Susan Robson

Lucy Jane Robson Marquis
1982-
James Alexander Robert Marquis
1985-
Frederic Peter Marquis
1990-



William Marquis
1849-1906
Married
June 7,1877
Woodchurch, England
Eliza Williams
1855-1929

William Henry Marquis
1878-1957
Maurice Charles Marquis
1879-1958
John Francis Marquis
1886-1955



William Henry Marquis
1878-1957
Married
1914
Ada May Councell
1891-1985

Stella Marquis
1916-2001
Henry Derek Marquis
1920-


Stella Marquis
1916-2001
Married
John Herbert Taylor

John Anthony Taylor
1943-
Bridget Wendy Taylor
1946-



John Anthony Taylor
1943-
Married
1975
Hilary Caroline Powell

Victoria Grace Taylor
1978-
Jeremy Julius Patrick Taylor
1980-



Bridget Wendy Taylor
1946-
Married
Philip Boyle



Derek
Derek Marquis & Margaert Parish
1993




Henry Derek Marquis
1920-
Married
Jan 5, 1951
Leichester, England
Margaret Parish
1918-

Simon John Marquis
1953-
Elizabeth Jane Marquis
1956-



Simon John Marquis
1953-
Married
Jan 5, 1993
London, England
Nicola Jane Horner
1956-

Sophie Horner
1985-
Clio Horner
1988-
Edward James Richard Marquis
1994-


Elizabeth Jane Marquis
1956-
Married
Oct 5, 1995
, England
David Howard Edward Wilde
-

Elizabeth Sarah Wilde
1999-


Maurice Charles Marquis
1879-1958
Married
Elizabeth Morris Jones
-1967



John Francis Marquis
1886-1955
Married
Elise May Thompson
-1945




Derek provided information that linked the Scott family to the Galt family, his Scott relative's sister according to his searching would have married John Galt's brother James. However now that it easier to trace throught the IGI records via the internet system we find that Derek may have interpertered his information incorrectly. His Margaret Scott was born in 1762, James Galt, brother to John the Novelist was born in 1783, and died at the age of 15 in 1798 according to the IGI records.

It is possible however that the Marquis, through the Scott may be indeed related to the novelist John Galt , not through a borther to John, but through an Uncle, brother to John's father John senior the dates would support this idea of a match rather than a match to a young lad born in 1783.


James Scott
Married
September 25 ,1760
Glasgow, Scotland
Isabella Thomson



Jean Scott
1760-
Margaret Scott
1762-
Alexander Scott
1764-
Isabella Scott
1766-
Marion Scott
1770-1837
James Scott
1772-
William Scott
1774-





Another possibility is that the families are related through the Thomson relation, as John Galt married in Irvine, which itself is not that far from Glasgow. I shall leave this puzzle to the Marquis family. They can always claim a relationship to John Galt through the Macfie line if they desire.

In the book by H B Timothy " The Galts" He has written in reference to the Galt family as a whole " James Galt, sith, was made a burgess that same year (1667), and it would seem, was appointed by the town council to " dress the town knock" ( clock) in the befry beneath the Tolbooth steeple, and each day except sunday to ring the bell in the morning, when the ports or town gates were opened, and at curfew, according to ancient custom. There is alos mention of the sub leasing to James Galt sometime after 1645 of the Howe or Holme or Hair Mill ( one of the burgh mils for grinding corn or other grain) and of a John Galt, merchant and a William Galt Skipper in 1732, while from 1743-1745 a Jame Galt was apparently burgh mason, for his name occurs in connection with the prcuring of building material for work done on the prison, the bell house and the school."

In further notes from Derck Marquis (2003) it appears that when old Mrs Galt died some part of James Galt's property was to come to Mrs R. A. Macfie ( Agnes Galt sister to John Galt the Novelist) this mention of property is found in notes of William Macfie dated Sept 25th 1854, and again a few days later when William goes on to write " I am glad to say with a little management between our friends, Mrs Macfie and Mr Marquis all matters are now settled with regard to the succession of Mrs Galt's ( Jean Scott ???? ) property and all are quite amicably. Mrs Macfie ( Agnes Galt ) is to get one half of all that was left at the time of her Uncle's death in 1830, of which one half goes to her brother John 's children. Mr Marquis ( John Marquis) and sisters get the other half and also some sums of Mrs Galt's own. It will be very soon settled.
"


In verifying the IGI records following receipt of Dereck's latest letter (Nov 27 2003) it was noted that an additional girl Jean (Oct 3rd 1760) is shown as being born into this Scott family. Futher searching shows that a James Galt married a Jean Scott Oct 24 1801 in Greenock. This may be the connection to the Galt relation that Marquis requires. Unfortunately no James shows up listed as brother to John Galt (Nov 1750) who was the father of John Galt the Novelist ( brother to Mrs R A Macfie) but since the records of the times may not have been exact, we could rightly assume this is the correct route to look at in determining the Marquis- Galt connection.


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