According to the oldest members of the family, Thomas Snr called himself a Scot and spoke with a fairly broad Scot's accent. It is thought that he gave misleading info due to an earlier incident in his life and that he was actually born in Scotland despite the 1851 census record.


  • Thomas Ferguson born after June 1820 in Scotland
    Married on 23 March 1838 possibly in Glasgow to Margaret McCaw b.4 June 1815 she was also named McKay
    Children were
    • John (1839-1840)
    • William John (1841-1915)
    • Isabella (1843-1918)
    • Jane Aitchison (1845-1935)
    • Thomas (1849-1936) - Tom Jnr is my Great Grandfather and he married Emily Kemp 5 Feb 1880 and had 7 children.
    • Margaret (1852-1951)
    • Jemima (1855-1916)
    • Mary Ann (1856-1945)
    • The first four were apparently born in Ireland and the second four in Dundee.
Thomas Jr

Thomas Ferguson Jnr photo at his work desk at the New Zealand Hearld around 1910 where he was the Printer.

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