III. James FERGUSON, his son by the first
marriage, b. 28 Sep 1672 [Records Supplement, p. 45] inherited Badifurrow. He
was bred to the law and practiced as an advocate before the Court of Session.
He sold the estate of Badifurrow and purchased that of Pitfour in Buchan. He
married manned Ann STEWART by whom he had a son.
IV. James FERGUSON born in 1700. He practiced
at the bar with much success, became Dean of Faculty in 1760, and was raised to
the bench as Lord Pitfour in 1764. He married, Ann daughter of Alexander
MURRAY, Lord Elibank, and had three sons and three daughters. He died 25th June
1777, his wife in 1793.
V. James FERGUSON the eldest son, was a member
of parliament for the County of Aberdeen from 1790 till his death in 1820. He
was unmarried and was a man of eminent position in his day, and for many years
a confidential friend of William PITT and Henry DUNDAS, Lord Melville.
FERGUSON, second son. Born 1744. Entered the Army and rose to the rank of
Major. He was the inventor of the first breech load loading rifle used in the
service for which he took out a patent in 1776.
V. George FERGUSON, the youngest son was for many years Governor of
the Island of Tobago and died in 1820.
VI. Admiral George FERGUSON, R.N. married first
in 1812 Elizabeth Holcombe, daughter of John WOODHOUSE of Yallon Court, co.
Hereford. They had one daughter. He married second, Elizabeth Jane, eldest
daughter of Clotworthy, first Lord Langford.
VII. George Arthur FERGUSON, born 1835, Captain
and Lieutenant-Colonel Grenadier Guards. He married Nina Maria HOOD. Died 1924
at residence of son-in-law Colonel BARRINGTON, Blandford, Dorset. [The Scotsman, 17 Dec 1924; see also The Lindeseie... p 727]
VII. Lieutenant-Colonel Arthur George FERGUSON,
born 22 Jun 1862, London; m. Janet Norah BAIRD and is Inspector of
Constabulatory for Scotland; d. 14 Feb 1935, survived by widow, three sons and
a daughter, said to be of Cuckfield House, Cuckfield, Sussex and Norton House,
Kincardine O'Neil, Aberdeenshire [The Scotsman 15th
VII. Francis William FERGUSON b. 29 Jul 1863, London; d. 24 Jan
1896, South Africa.
VII. Rev. Edwin Augustus FERGUSON born 24 Sep 1864, London; Rector
of Bulwick, Wansford, North Hants, married Madeline MASTER; d. 9 May 1941,
survived by Mrs. Ferguson and three daughters [The
Scotsman10th May 1941]. Their children [Records Supplement, p. 45, 1901
Nina Madeline b.~1894, Bulwick, Northamptonshire; m. Alan
Patrick George Ferguson b. 1899 Jul-Aug-Sep Oundle
VII. Charles Alexander FERGUSON, b. 21 Oct 1873, Pitfour; d. 13
March 1945; m. Lady Edith Aline C CAMPBELL 1908 Oct-Nov-Dec Kensington
Brenda FERGUSON b. 9 Oct 1909, Ceylon
Kenneth Francis FERGUSON, b. 7 Jun 1911, Ceylon; d. 14 November
VII. Edith Rosa FERGUSON b. 7 Feb. 1867, London; m. 27 Oct 1897
VII. Mary Georgina FERGUSON b. 14 May 1877, Pitfour; m. Rupert
Edward Selborne BARRINGTON
Eric Rupert Walter b. 13 Dec 1904, Transvall, So Africa
Ferguson formerly of Pitfour
Descendants of VII. Arthur George FERGUSON (1862-1935) and
Janet Norah BAIRD
VIII. Angus Arthur FERGUSON of Auchencairn, Kirkcudbrightshire b.
26 Jul 1903, Gosport, Hants; d. 1958 Rerrick, Kirkcudbright; m. 1st. Nowell
Louisa D MACLAGAN 12 Feb 1929, Queensferry District, West Lothian [The Scotsman 14th Feb 1929]; div. 1943 and has issue
m. 2nd. Eileen Alice formerly COKAYNE-FIRTH nee JAMES 29 Mar 1944
[Ferguson is now a Major in The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders]; she d.
VIII. Francis Alexander FERGUSON b. 3 Apr 1905, Perth, SCT; m. 11
Apr 1928 Madeline Joan HARRIS (Shiplake Rise, Binfield
Heath, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire)
VIII. Nigel George FERGUSON, Norton House, Kincardine, O'Neil,
Aberdeenshire; b. 3 Oct 1906, Perth, SCT; d. Dec 1979, Kensington, London
VIII. Robin Patrick FERGUSON b. 22 Jul 1913, Perth, SCT; d. 4 Jul
VIII. Annette Nina FERGUSON b. 16 Mar 1920; m. 1940 John GILL
Records of the Clan and Name of Fergusson,
Ferguson and Fergus, by James Ferguson and Robert Menzies Fergusson,
Records of the Clan and Name of Fergusson,
Ferguson and Fergus Supplement, by James Ferguson and Robert Menzies
Fergusson, Edinburgh, 1899
Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the
Landed Gentry, 1952
The Lindeseie and Limesi Families of Great
Britain Including the Probates at ... By John William Linzee