MACFARLANE, Charles. Scotland 18.12.1799 — London 9.12.1858. British (Scottish) Author of Historical Works, Travel Books and Novels. Son of Robert M. In 1816–27 lived in Italy, then 16 months in Constantinople. Then in London as free author, in 1847-48 again in Turkey and Italy. Married Charlotte Emily Ormsden (d. 1854), six children.
Publications: Constantinople in 1828. L. 1829, other books on Turkey, on European history, biographies, historical novels.
– Our Indian Empire. L. 1844; History of British India. L. 1852 and new editions.
Sources: G.G[oodwin], D.N.B. 35, 1893, 74f.; JRAS Proc. 1859, vii; Wikipedia with portrait; www.clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info/genealogy/TNGWebsite/getperson.php?personID=I3238&tree=UL (birth date and family).