'Fergusson03'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Fergussone of Finnart, Ferguson of Londonderry, Ferguson of Raith
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James Ferguson (a 1689, Bailie of Inverkeithing)
m. Agnes Stewart
1. Robert Ferguson of Raith in Abbotshall, Fife (bpt 16.12.1690, dsp 18.12.1781)
m. (11.03.1724-5) Mary Townsend (dau of Joseph Townsend)
2. Barbara Ferguson (bpt 19.11.1689)
3. Elizabeth Ferguson (bpt 05.01.1694, dsp)
  m. John Dundas of Wester Bogie (son of John of Manor)
4. Agnes Ferguson
  m. David Berry of Edinburgh
  A. Robert Berry of London (d 19.05.1817)
m. (1762) (Elizabeth) Seton (dau of John Seton of (family of) Parbroath, sister of Isabella, Lady Cayley)
  i.+ issue - Mary (b 16.03.1763, d 21.11.1852), Agnes (b 29.05.1764, d 28.01.1852)
  B. James Berry (a 1772)
  C. William Berry of London, later Ferguson of Raith (a 1782)
  m. Jane Craufurd (dau of Ronald Crauford of Retalrig (by Catherine Forbes), sister of Margaret, Countess of Dumfries)
  i. Robert Ferguson of Raith (dsp 03.12.1840, MP)
  m. (20.04.1808) Mary Hamilton Nisbet (dau/heir of William Hamilton Nisbet of of Dirleton, divorcee of Thomas, 7th Earl of Elgin)
  ii. Sir Ronald Craufurd Ferguson, later of Raith (b 1773, d 10.04.1841, General, MP) had issue
  m. Jean Munro (dau of General Sir Hector Munro of Novar)
  D. Katherine Berry (d 09.11.1813)
  m. (26.09.1764) Rev. Alexander Spears of Kirkcaldy



HoP reports that the family "was apparently Scottish in origin, A Dissenting minister of that name established himself in the north of Ireland, and his grandson John was a poor Londonderry surgeon or apothecary". We start with Andrew who is identified in BLGI1912 as father of that John.
Andrew Ferguson of Burt, co. Donegal
m. ?? Harvey (dau of John Harvey of Glendermott)
1. John Ferguson of Londonderry
  m. Sarah Harvey (dau of Robert Harvey of Londonderry)
  A. Sir Andrew Ferguson, Mayor of Londonderry, 1st Bart (b 1761, d 07.1808, MP)
  m. Elizabeth Alexander (dau of Robert Alexander of Broom Hall (co. Londonderry), brother of Lord Caledon)
  i. Sir Robert Alexander Ferguson, 2nd Bart, Sheriff of co. Tyrone, Mayor of Londonderry (b 26.12.1796, d unm 13.03.1860, MP)
  ii. Anne Ferguson (dsp) probably of this generation
  m. (11.1810) William Blacker of Carrickblacker (b 1777, dsp 1855)
  iii. Sarah Ferguson probably of this generation
  m. (24.06.1811) Rev. William Knox
  iv. Jane Ferguson probably of this generation
  m. (05.03.1819) John Montgomery of Benvarden (b 1790, d 1876)
  B. Harvey Ferguson (d 20.06.1824)



Thomas Fergussone of Finnart
m. Helen Mure
1. Hugh Fergussone of Finnart
  m. Janet Kennedy (dau of David Kennedy of Bellimore, grandson of Gilbert Kennedy of Barnclannochan (aka Kilkerrane))
  A. David Fergussone of Finnart
  m. Mary Kennedy (dau of Hew Kennedy of Bennane)
  i. Robert Fergussone of Finnart (d unm 1796)
  ii. Agnes Fergussone
  m. Hew Kennedy of Bennane (cousin)
  iii. Mary Fergussone
  m. John Forsyth of Balliston

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : BLG1886 ('Ferguson of Raith'), BLG1952 ('Munro-Ferguson of Novar'), MGH (NS1, vol 4 (1884), 'Ferguson and Berry', p213)
(2) For middle section (originally uploaded 02.07.14 to FZmisc04) : HoP ("Robert Ferguson"), BLGI1912 ('Harvey, late of Mintiaghs')
(3) For lower section (originally uploaded 05.05.20 to FZmisc04) : 'History of the County of Ayr' (James Paterson, vol 1, 1847, p250)
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