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Geoff Macwhirter (View posts)
Posted: 934866543000
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Born ?? 08 1780 Scotland
Died 13 Dec 1853 Edinburgh
Married Harriet Anne Reid Calcutta
India 12 Sep 1810

Served as Physician in HEICO India 1803-1825

Lived in Australia - Geelong 1846 - 1853

Dr John McWhirter HEIC

Edward H. Thompson (View posts)
Posted: 945311737000
This looks like the McWhirter who matriculated a coar of arms (which has since then been appropriated as "the McWhirter Coat of Arms". I doubt that our branches mesh, bout would be happy to compare notes. Ed Thompson (

Dr John Macwhirter HEIC

Geoff Macwhirter (View posts)
Posted: 945352663000
Reply to Edward H Thompson
Yes this is the Macwhirter who originated the "Macwhirter Coat of Arms"
John was born on 8 Aug 1780 place unknown
A son John Peach is my ggf born India 1 Jan 1820 His son James Mckillop my gf born India 11 Aug 1850
My email is
Will look forward to comparing notes

Re: Dr John Macwhirter HEIC

Posted: 1010420503000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1010579178000
im a member of this family more info appreciated

Re: family history

Posted: 1069181159000
Classification: Query
Would you consider participating in our McWh*rter DNA project?

I am looking for people with the surname McWh*rter/McQuirter, etc. in their ancestry to participate in a McWh*rter DNA project. All the many variants of the name are included. Males with the surname are especially needed.

DNA samples from a simple cheek swab can help us to:

1. Find a common McWh*rter ancestor
2. Track the migration of our ancestors clear back through BC.
3. Help each McWh*rter family make ties to other branches
4. Help McWh*rter lines that have hit a brick wall to link up with other branches that have extensive research already available.

Please take a look at the temporary webpage for the surname study. Your participation is needed. Total privacy-see the privacy links.

Thank you in advance,
Amy McWhirter Hutton
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