Tradition records that a family of of the name Mackerras were originally Fergusons and owed their origin to a Ferguson who was prescribed for participation in 'the Forty-Five.' These Mackerrases simply adopted an Anglicized form of the Gaelic Mac Fhearghuis and one of them is understood to have become a Professor in Canada.
[John Ferguson, Records, 1895, p.488 ]

John Ferguson and Ann McKerras, Ross-Shire

  1. Anne FERGUSON c. 6 Sep 1809, Urquhart and Logie Wester
  2. Donald FERGUSON c. 10 Oct 1811, Urray; m. Jane WRIGHT 15 Feb 1842, Tain; d. Apr 21 1880; Iron Founder;
    • John FERGUSON b. 1 Dec 1842, Tain
    • James W. FERGUSON b.~1845, Tain; m. Julia Ann SHIACH, Elgin, Moray,19 Dec1873; 1881,1891 Census: Tain, Iron Founder
      • Eliza FERGUSON b.~1874, Moray, Elgin
      • James Wright FERGUSON b. 1876, Moray, Elgin; m. Ellen Beatrice GURNEY-SMITH, St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Colombo, Ceylon
      • Donald S. FERGUSON b.~1878, Moray, Elgin; d. 23 Jul 1911, Elgin
      • Julia Shiach FERGUSON b. 1880, Tain
      • Jesse FERGUSON b.~1884, Tain
      • John FERGUSON b.~1885, Tain
      • Anabella FERGUSON b.~1887, Tain
      • David Shiach FERGUSON b. 1890, Tain
    • William McKerras FERGUSON b.~1849; d. 1857, Tain
    • Margaret FERGUSON b.~1860, Tain
  3. Ann FERGUSON c. 30 Apr 1814, Urray
  4. Alexander (Alastair Mackenzie) FERGUSON c. 29 Jan 1816, Urquhart and Logie Weste; m. 1844 Miss MACKERRA (from Glasgow who was his first cousin) in Ceylon; d. 26 Dec 1892; arrived Ceylon at Colombo 1837 A M Ferguson
    • Eldest son; d. ~1861 England
    • Alastair (Alick) Mackenzie FERGUSON b. 6 Mar 1849 Colombo, Ceylon; m. 1875 Gertrude Caroline ANGUS, Marylebone; d. 1914, Hampstead; 1871 Census: St Marylebone; 1901 Census: Hampstead, London; Frognal House
      • Edith M FERGUSON b. ~ 1882, Ceylon
      • Maurice G FERGUSON b. ~ 1887, St John Wood, London
      • Norman Douglas FERGUSON b. ~ 1888, Ceylon; d. 1 Jul 1919, France; 1911 census: Aberystwyth Cardiganshire
      • Donald F FERGUSON b. ~ 1890, Ceylon
      • Hugh Mortimer FERGUSON b. ~ 1892, Ceylon; KIA 11 Jun 1917
      • Gertrude D FERGUSON b. ~ 1894, Hampstead, London
      • Clara L FERGUSON b. ~ 1895, Hampstead, London
      • Austin FERGUSON b. ~ 1897, Hampstead, London
      • Katheleen I FERGUSON b. ~ 1898 Hampstead, London
      • Oswald Kenneth FERGUSON b. ~ 1900, Hampstead, London; m. 1925 Leslie Margaret GODDARD, Cheltenham; d. 2 Feb 1944, Middle East
        • Pauline FERGUSON
        • Janet FERGUSON
    • Donald William FERGUSON b. 8 Oct 1853, Colombo, Ceylon; m. Winefred (Winnie) M. WALDOCK ; d. 29 Jun 1910, Croydon, Surrey; 1871 Census: St Marylebone; 1901 Census: Croydon
      • Margorie FERGUSON b. 29 May 1885, Colombo, Ceylon; d. 29 May 1924
      • Erica FERGUSON b. 8 Feb 1889 Kandy, Ceylon; m. Sydney C. WOODHOUSE 24 Jul 1919, Cranleigh Gardens Parish Church, London; d. 17 May 1970, Carshalton Beeches, Surrey
    • Anna FERGUSON b.~1855; d. 2 Dec 1863, Grovehill Glebe, Camberwell; 1881 Census: Camberwell, Surrey
  5. John Mackenzie FERGUSON c. 22 Apr 1818, Urquhart and Logie Weste; d.~1892John Ferguson
  6. William FERGUSON b. 18 Jul 1820, Urquhart and Logie Weste; d. 31 Jul 1887, Colombo; m. Robina INNES, 10 Jan 1852; Urquhart And Logie Wester also 20 Feb 1852 Inverness [IGI];
    • John FERGUSON b. Dec 1 1842, Tain, Easter Ross, Scotland; d. 17 Oct 1913, Westermain, Chilworth, Surrey
      m. 1st Charlotte HADDON 1871; d. 13 Feb 1903
      • Alan Cort Wright FERGUSON b. Aug 16 1868, Kings Street, Tain
      • Ronald Haddon FERGUSON b.~1877 Ceylon m. Ruby b.~1875; d. 6 Mar 1910; d. Apr 3 1940, Wandsworth,
        • John Edward Haddon "Jack" FERGUSON, b. 22 Mar 1908; d. 3 Dec 1908
        • Derrick Ronald Haddon FERGUSON, b. 6 Feb 1910, Calton Lodge, Ceylon; d. 1992, Scotland; m. Betsy Annis EUSTACE b. 1911 England; d. 2001; of Cheltenham, engagement The Times, Dec 23, 1933; A photograph of their memorial on a stone on the hill near Melldalloch, between Kames and Kilfinnan, in Cowal, Argyllshire appears on the Clan Fergus(s)on Society Website; of Westminster 1960
          • Rosamond Annis FERGUSON b. 1937 Apr-May-Jun Surrey SW 2a 651; m. Charles Henry BROWN, Jun 18 1960, Westminster
      • Two daughters (probably Eleanor H. b.~1873 and Annie M. B~1874 as in 1881 census, Kent)
      m. 2d Ella Marianne SMITH Mar 1905
    • Robina Margaret FERGUSON b.18 Dec 1856, Inverness; m. Charles Thomas Doyne VIGORS, 22 Apr 1882; d. 1931 [IGI]
    • Williamina FERGUSON b. 13 Jun 1858, Inverness
    • Isabella Wright FERGUSON m. Samuel HILL; d. 21 Feb 1929, St. Leonards on the Sea

Army Roll of Honour 1939-45

Miscellaneous

Photo by John Ferguson, 2003

1901 Census of England

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