Tartan date: 1774
Springweight, Lightweight, Mediumweight, Heavyweight
Registration notes: Farquharsons were prominent Jacobites who fought in both the 1715 and 1745 uprisings and their present day chief is Captain Alwynne Farquharson of Invercauld. (now living in Norfolk, England). This tartan was first documented in James Logan's 'Scottish Gael' in 1831. Four small pieces of this tartan were exhibited by Miss Farquharson of Invercauld at the Highland Exhibition held in Inverness in 1930. They were dated 1774 (how or by whom, we don't know). A specimen in the Highland Society of London Collection bears the seal of Farquharson of Finzean. This is very close to the Smiths' version except that the red and yellow lines are much wider in their rendering. The notes in their 1850 "Authenticated Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland read: "We believe the Chiefship is, in this case, as in many others, a matter of dispute - the competitors being the Farquharsons of Minnottrie and Invercauld; and we know from the Manufacturers that the Tartan here given has been made for both Families." Sample.