|Full Name||Edward McQuat||.|
|Children||1865||Janet||b 21 Jul 1865 Straiton; Jessie?|
|.||1867||William||b 15 Apr 1867 Straiton|
|.||1868||Agnes||b 10 Nov 1868 Straiton; d 1871 age 3 at Straiton|
|.||1870||Robert||b 2 Oct 1870 Straiton|
|.||1872||Peter||b 15 Jul 1872 Straiton|
|.||1874||Edward||b 24 Oct 1874 Straiton|
|.||1876||Agnes||b 11 Nov Straiton|
|Died||4.12.||1907||at||Sanquhar||Carbolic Acid poisoning, accidental.||Certificate|
Edward McQuat was born in Johnstone, Dumfriesshire on 22nd January 1836. In 1865 he was working as a shepherd at Dalquhairn, near Barr in Ayrshire when he married Jane McWhirter at Kilhenzie, Maybole, Ayrshire .
In 1881 Edward was a shepherd 3 miles south of Straiton, at Knockskae, where he lived with his family . By 1891 he was still shepherding and he and his family had moved to a commodious 6-roomed house at Clawfin farm, 2 miles NE of Dalmellington .
In 1901 at the age of 64, Edward was shepherding and living at Penbreck, a remote location in the hills 8 miles east of Cumnock, with his wife, 15-year-old daughter Christina, and another shepherd . The family were photographed about this time at Penbreck (see below), though if the man is correctly identified as Edward, he is very young-looking for a 64-year-old.
|Penbreck.||Edward's wife Jane with her grand-daughter, daughter and possibly Edward, Penbreck, 1901.||Edward McQuat? in 1901.|
Edward McQuat died of accidental Carbolic Acid poisoning, on 4th December 1907 at the Railway Station, Sanquhar .
Census  1841,  1871,  1881,  1891,  1901;  IGI;  GRO birth, marriage and death indexes;  McWh*rter Genealogy;  Baker genealogy;  Sarah Mehta.
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