Catherine FERGUSSON

(c 1849 - )
Father*John FERGUSSON b. c 1791, d. 1866
Mother*Christy McGREGOR b. c 1798, d. 1887
Catherine FERGUSSON was born in Logierait, Perthshire, circa 1849.1
The siblings Jean, Janet, Mary, Ann, Elizabeth and Catherine were listed in the 1851 census at Balmore in Logierait, Perthshire, with their parents, John FERGUSSON and Christy McGREGOR.1
ChartsThomas Fergusson (c1758-1844) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S118] Census - 30 Mar 1851, UK census, Scottish GRO 376/00 012/00 010.

Christian FERGUSSON

(c 1826 - )
Father*John FERGUSSON b. c 1791, d. 1866
Mother*Christy McGREGOR b. c 1798, d. 1887
Christian FERGUSSON was born in Logierait, Perthshire, circa 1826.1
The siblings Christian, Ewen, Janet and Mary were listed in the 1841 census at Balmore in Logierait, Perthshire, with their parents, John FERGUSSON and Christy McGREGOR.1

She married William STEWART in Middlebridge, Blair Atholl, Perthshire, on 8 June 1860. He stated he was a shepherd, and his father was a farm labourer, while she was a domestic servant, and it appears that she took four years off her age.2
The siblings Ann, Jean and Christian were listed in the 1861 census at Balmore in Rannoch, Perthshire, with their father John FERGUSSON.3

Family

William STEWART (c 1832 - )
Child
ChartsThomas Fergusson (c1758-1844) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S117] Census - 6 Jun 1841, UK census, Scottish GRO 376/00 012/00 005.
  2. [S917] GRO Scotland, marriage record, District of Blair Atholl, Statutory Marriages, GRO 334/00 0003.
  3. [S340] Census - 7 Apr 1861, UK census, Scottish GRO 367/00 001/00 006.

David M FERGUSSON1

(c 1901 - )
Father*Augustus James FERGUSSON1 b. 1867
Mother*Margaret Duncan MILLAR1 b. c 1873
David M FERGUSSON was born circa January 1901 in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire.1
The siblings Ewen, Mary and David were listed in the 1901 census at 39 Lugar St in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, with their parents, Augustus James FERGUSSON and Margaret Duncan MILLAR.1
The siblings Ewen, Mary, David, Angus, Caroline, Margaret, Janet and Robert were listed in the 1911 census at 39 Lugar St in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, with their parents, Augustus James FERGUSSON and Margaret Duncan MILLAR.2
ChartsThomas Fergusson (c1758-1844) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S430] Census - 31 Mar 1901, UK census, Scottish GRO 652/02 019/00 027 Roll CSSCT1901-347.
  2. [S687] Census - 2 Apr 1911, UK census, Scottish GRO 652/02 023/00 004.

Donald FERGUSSON1

(1867 - )
Mother*Jean (Jane) FERGUSSON1 b. c 1833
Donald FERGUSSON was born on 28 August 1867 at Balmore in Kinloch Rannoch, Perthshire.1
He was listed as the grandson of Christy McGREGOR in the 1881 Census at Struan cottage in Blair Atholl, Perthshire.2
ChartsThomas Fergusson (c1758-1844) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S612] GRO Scotland, birth/bapt record, District of Kinloch Rannoch, Statutory Births, GRO 367/00 0015; "the son of the informant (Jane Williamson, maiden surname Fergusson), wife of James Williamson, who, informant declares, is not the father of the child."
  2. [S116] Census - 3 Apr 1881, UK Census, Scottish GRO 334/00 005/00 003 FHL film 203502.

Donald Stuart Bagnall FERGUSSON

(1940 - 2008)
Father*Ewen Mcgregor Field FERGUSSON b. 1897, d. 1974
Mother*Winifred Evelyn (Bobbie) BAGNALL b. 1905, d. 1999
Donald Stuart Bagnall FERGUSSON was born in Singapore on 8 February 1940.

Donald arrived in Liverpool on 2 August 1945 on the Dominion Monarch from Melbourne with their parents Ewen and Winifred.1

Donald finally returned (giving England as intended permanent residence) on 27 March 1949, arriving into Southampton on the William Ruys with their mother Winifred.2

Donald's marriage to Alison Victoria BAYLISS was registered between July 1972 and September 1972 in Wolverhampton, Midlands.3

Donald died on 20 September 2008 in Singapore at age 68.4,5

His will was probated in Winchester on 21 October 2010.4

Family

Alison Victoria BAYLISS (1946 - 2014)
ChartsThomas Fergusson (c1758-1844) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S720] UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960, at http://www.ancestry.co.uk, Inwards Passenger Lists, Class BT26, Piece 1211, Item 95.
  2. [S720] UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960, at http://www.ancestry.co.uk, Inwards Passenger Lists, Class BT26, Piece 1251, Item 68.
  3. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Marriage: District of Wolverhampton, Vol 9b, p2976, 3Q1972.
  4. [S677] Index - England High Court of Justice, England & Wales National Probate Calendar, probate registered in Winchester registry, no. 3103025.
  5. [S1100] Newspaper - The Straits Times, issue of 23 Sep 2008, p38, Obituary.

Elizabeth FERGUSSON

(c 1846 - )
Father*John FERGUSSON b. c 1791, d. 1866
Mother*Christy McGREGOR b. c 1798, d. 1887
Elizabeth FERGUSSON was born in Logierait, Perthshire, circa 1846.1
The siblings Jean, Janet, Mary, Ann, Elizabeth and Catherine were listed in the 1851 census at Balmore in Logierait, Perthshire, with their parents, John FERGUSSON and Christy McGREGOR.1
She was listed as the sister of Alexander FERGUSSON in the 1861 Census at Middleton Farm in Old Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire.2
ChartsThomas Fergusson (c1758-1844) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S118] Census - 30 Mar 1851, UK census, Scottish GRO 376/00 012/00 010.
  2. [S340] Census - 7 Apr 1861, UK census, Scottish GRO 501/00 001/00 008.

Elspeth FERGUSSON1

(1753 - )
Father*Thomas FERGUSSON1
Mother*Janet CONACHER1 b. 1724
Elspeth FERGUSSON was born in Moulin, Perthshire, in 1753.1 and was baptised on 27 January 1753 in Moulin.1

Citations

  1. [S612] GRO Scotland, birth/bapt record, District of Moulin, OPR Births/baptisms, GRO 384/10 15.

Ernest Stuart FERGUSSON

(1864 - 1941)
Father*John FERGUSSON b. 1830, d. 1902
Mother*Jessie Muirhead McFARLANE b. 1835, d. 1915
Ernest S FERGUSSON (1864-1941)
Ernest Stuart FERGUSSON was born in Cardiff, Glamorganshire, on 15 August 1864.1,2
The siblings Alexander, John, Ernest, Norman and Anita were listed in the 1871 census at 14 1/2 Newcastle St in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorganshire, with their parents, John FERGUSSON and Jessie Muirhead McFARLANE.3
The siblings Alexander, Ernest, Norman, Anita, Mabel, James and Winifred were listed in the 1881 census at Cardiff St John in Cardiff, Glamorganshire, with their parents, John FERGUSSON and Jessie Muirhead McFARLANE. Ernest was a clerk in a coal office.4

He married Constance Evelyne Legay HAWKINS, daughter of Willoughby Legay HAWKINS and Fanny WIGGINS, at St Margaret's Church in Roath, Glamorganshire, on 1 October 1888.1,5,6
He was listed as a boarder in Jane Eleanor (Ellen) SAVOURS's household in the 1891 Census at Culver House in Michaelstone-super-Ely, Cardiff, Glamorganshire, and gave his occupation as iron-ore importer; his son Gilbert was with him.7

Ernest was the defendant in a strange breach of promise court case at London, Middlesex, on 19 March 1895. One Alice WHITE claimed he had met her in 1888, shortly before his marriage, and had proposed to her in 1894. He claimed she was well aware he was a married man and no such proposal took place. She claimed £10,000 in damages - the jury, after 5 minutes deliberation, decided he was guilty, but awarded her only £500 with costs.8

He served in the Boer War as a Trooper (#13186) in the 52 Company (Paget's Horse), 19th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry, and earned the Queen's Sth Africa Medal Clasp.9

Ernest was separated from his wife, Constance Evelyne Legay HAWKINS at Cardiff, Glamorganshire, in May 1905. Constance applied for a separation order on the grounds of desertion, as she had not lived with her husband since shortly after she heard the news of the breach of promise action against him, which had occurred two days before the birth of a child. The court ordered maintenance of £2 per week and costs against Ernest.10

He left Liverpool on the 13 May 1908 on the Friesland , bound for Philadelphia, describing himself as an 'iron master metallurgist.11'

He was convicted of habitual drunkenness and committed to a certified inebriate reformatory at Brentry for 3 years on 5 April 1911 at London County Court in London, Middlesex. This followed a series of arrests for drunkenness from 29 July 1910 until 14 Sep 1910 (when he had variously used the name of James Edwards or Ernest Stewart Fergus(s)on) and a conviction on 8 Nov 1910 for being a habitual drunkard, when he had pleaded guilty on his own recognizance for £5.12,13
He was listed in the 1911 census at H.M. Prison Brixton in Brixton Hill, Lambeth, London, and gave his occupation as 'mining engineer.14'

He left London for Naples on the 10 April 1914 on the Otway - now giving his occupation as Commercial Agent - this would have been only shortly after his release from his 3 years detention.11

He left Southampton on the 2 June 1925 on the Tambora, bound for Tangier, Morocco - he now claimed to be a mine-owner.11

He was widowed at age 72 on the death of his wife Constance on 4 December 1936.15,16

He was listed in the 1939 Register at 6 St Clares Chamber, Silvester St in Southwark, London, Middlesex; he gave his occupation as 'hawker'.17

Ernest's death was registered between January 1941 and March 1941 in Hammersmith, London, Middlesex.18
ChartsThomas Fergusson (c1758-1844) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S468] Family Tree - Daniel A Cooper, "Family Trees - McGregors by Cooper."
  2. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Birth: District of Merthyr Tydfil, Vol 11a, p335, 3Q1864, mother's maiden name MACFARLANE.
  3. [S367] Census - 2 Apr 1871, UK census, ED29 RG10-5396 Folio 25 p4 GSU roll 849483.
  4. [S116] Census - 3 Apr 1881, UK Census, ED 4, RG11-5276 Folio 148 p66 FHL film 1342269.
  5. [S881] Newspaper - Western Mail (South Wales), issue of 2 Oct 1888, p3, District News.
  6. [S915] GRO England & Wales, marriage record, District of Cardiff, Vol 11a, p445, entry 252.
  7. [S178] Census - 5 Apr 1891, UK census, ED 2, RG12-4405 Folio 17, p11 GSU Roll: 099515.
  8. [S6] Newspaper - Times of London, issues of 19 Mar 1895, p14; 20 Mar 1895, p3; 21 Mar 1895, p14; issues 34528-30; Law, White v. Fergusson.
  9. [S541] National Archives of Britain, at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk, WO128. Imperial Yeomanry, Soldiers' Documents, South African War.
  10. [S887] Newspaper - Evening Post, issue of 4 May 1905, #1653, page 5, column 4.
  11. [S729] Passengers leaving UK, 1890-1960, at http://www.findmypast.co.uk
  12. [S541] National Archives of Britain, at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk, MEPO 6/85, Metropolitan Police: Criminal Record Office: Habitual Criminals Registers and Miscellaneous Papers. Note that this record over-states his age by 10 years - probably a transcription error.
  13. [S541] National Archives of Britain, at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk, HO140 - piece 282; A Calendar Of Prisoners Tried At The November General Session Of The Peace For The Year 1910 and piece 290 for 1911.
  14. [S687] Census - 2 Apr 1911, UK census, RG14PN2143 RD25 SD5 ED45 SN1.
  15. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Death: District of Cardiff, Vol 11a, p438, aged 72.
  16. [S677] Index - England High Court of Justice, England & Wales National Probate Calendar, probated in Liandaff, to Willoughby Roden Angel HAWKINS, retired secretary.
  17. [S1044] Census - 29 Sep 1939, UK Register, RG101/0530F/002/6, Letter Code: AUOJ, Schedule 1, as Stuart E FERGUSSON.
  18. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Death: District of Hammersmith, Vol 1a, p312, 1Q1941.
  19. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Birth: District of Cardiff, Vol 11a, p333, 3Q1889, mother's maiden name HAWKINS.
  20. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Birth: District of Cardiff, Vol 11a, p353, 4Q1890, mother's maiden name HAWKINS.
  21. [S6] Newspaper - Times of London, issue of 13 Sep 1919, p1, issue 42204, In Memoriam.
  22. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Birth: District of Cardiff, Vol 11a, p386, 1Q1892, mother's maiden name HAWKINS.
  23. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Birth: District of Cardiff, Vol 11a, p314, 3Q1894, mother's maiden name HAWKINS.

Ewen FERGUSSON

(c 1836 - )
Father*John FERGUSSON b. c 1791, d. 1866
Mother*Christy McGREGOR b. c 1798, d. 1887
Ewen FERGUSSON was born in Logierait, Perthshire, circa 1836.1
The siblings Christian, Ewen, Janet and Mary were listed in the 1841 census at Balmore in Logierait, Perthshire, with their parents, John FERGUSSON and Christy McGREGOR.1
He was listed in the 1851 census, visiting the household of a Peter CAMPBELL at 'Fynacuile' in Logierait, Perthshire.2
He was listed as the brother of John FERGUSSON in the 1861 Census at 42 Thomas St in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorganshire, and was a travelling draper.3

Ewen's marriage to Caroline Mary FIELD, daughter of Richard FIELD and Susan FULLER, was registered between October 1864 and December 1864 in Hertford, Hertfordshire.4

He was listed in the 1871 census as Head of Family at West Place in Pontypool, Trevethin, Monmouthshire, with his wife Caroline; he was a travelling draper. Their children Alexander, Susan and Richard were listed as living with them, as was Caroline's sister Susan FIELD.5

He was listed in the 1881 census as Head of Family at George St in Pontypool, Trevethin, Monmouthshire; he was a travelling draper (a shirt-maker). His children Alexander and Augustus were listed as living with him, as was his sister-in-law Susan FIELD.6

Family

Caroline Mary FIELD (1841 - 1874)
Children
ChartsThomas Fergusson (c1758-1844) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S117] Census - 6 Jun 1841, UK census, Scottish GRO 376/00 012/00 005.
  2. [S118] Census - 30 Mar 1851, UK census, Scottish GRO 376/00 012/00 007.
  3. [S340] Census - 7 Apr 1861, UK census, ED 19 RG9-4054 Folio 8 p10 GSU roll 543227.
  4. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Marriage: District of Hertford, Vol 3a, p459, 4Q1864.
  5. [S367] Census - 2 Apr 1871, UK census, RG10-5331 Folio 36 p21 GSU roll 848440.
  6. [S116] Census - 3 Apr 1881, UK Census, ED 9, RG11-5251 Folio 71 p8 GSU roll 1342264.
  7. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Birth: District of Pontypool, Vol 11a, p143, 4Q1865, mother's maiden name FIELD.
  8. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Birth: District of Pontypool, Vol 11a, p136, 3Q1867, mother's maiden name FIELD; this registration date implies an error in the census data.
  9. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Birth: District of Pontypool, Vol 11a, p146, 1Q1869, mother's maiden name FIELD.

Ewen Mcgregor Field FERGUSSON1

(1897 - 1974)
Father*Augustus James FERGUSSON1 b. 1867
Mother*Margaret Duncan MILLAR1 b. c 1873
Sir Ewen McG F FERGUSSON (1897-1974)
Ewen Mcgregor Field FERGUSSON was born at 87 Burnbank St in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, on 16 October 1897.2,3,1
The siblings Ewen, Mary and David were listed in the 1901 census at 39 Lugar St in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, with their parents, Augustus James FERGUSSON and Margaret Duncan MILLAR.2
The siblings Ewen, Mary, David, Angus, Caroline, Margaret, Janet and Robert were listed in the 1911 census at 39 Lugar St in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, with their parents, Augustus James FERGUSSON and Margaret Duncan MILLAR.4 He served on active duty from 1914 to 1919 and on discharge was a Lieutenant in the Royal Engineers.5

He left London for Singapore on the Delta on 3 December 1920, giving his occupation as accountant.6

He arrived back in London on the Patroclus from Singapore on 25 September 1925, giving his parent's Coatbridge address as his destination. Although he gave his last permanent residence as 'Scotland', occupation 'merchant', he clearly intended to return overseas.7

Ewen married Winifred Evelyn (Bobbie) BAGNALL between July 1931 and September 1931 in West Derby, Lancashire.8

Ewen and his wife Winifred arrived in London on the Sarpedon from Singapore on 15 May 1935. They now gave their permanent residence as Malaya, although there is no record found of their return to Singapore after their marriage and before the birth of their son.7

Ewen and his wife Winifred returned to Singapore, leaving Liverpool on the Hector on 25 January 1936.9

Ewen and his wife Winifred arrived in Liverpool on 2 August 1945 on the Dominion Monarch from Melbourne accompanied by their children Donald. They are on the list of 'Malayan evacuees embarked at Melbourne', but also state their last permanent residence was in Australia. From this we conclude the family must have left Singapore before the Japanese invasion, although they have not been found on any passenger lists of ships leaving Singapore at that time.10

At some point, possibly when he first arrived in Singapore, he joined The Straits Trading Company, a specialist tin mining and trading company, which had been established since 1887 in Kuala Lumpur and later Singapore. He rose to be Chairman of the company from 1947-1965.11

He arrived in New York on 18 April 1948 on the Parthia from Liverpool on a passport issued in Singapore, giving his wife as a contact name at the Straits Trading Co, Singapore. He appeared to be visiting the British Colonial Tin Delegation in Washington and looked to be travelling in company with at least two mine engineers from Kuala Lumpur. His personal characteristics were given as height 6' 1", hair brown, eyes blue.

He made subsequent business trips between the UK and New York in Feb 1950 (arriving on the America, leaving on the Queen Mary) and Jan 1956 (flying BOAC).12 The Queen conferred a Knight Bachelor honour on Ewen, for public services to Singapore on 1 June 1953.13

Ewen died on 24 October 1974 in Singapore at age 77.14,15

His will was probated in London on 10 February 1977 with an estate in England & Wales of £92940.15

Family

Winifred Evelyn (Bobbie) BAGNALL (1905 - 1999)
Child
ChartsThomas Fergusson (c1758-1844) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S612] GRO Scotland, birth/bapt record, District of Coatbridge, Statutory Births, GRO 652/02 1176.
  2. [S430] Census - 31 Mar 1901, UK census, Scottish GRO 652/02 019/00 027 Roll CSSCT1901-347.
  3. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Death: District of Westminster, Vol 15, p2059, 4Q1974, aged 77 gives this birth date.
  4. [S687] Census - 2 Apr 1911, UK census, Scottish GRO 652/02 023/00 004.
  5. [S541] National Archives of Britain, at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk, Series WO 374/24025 Officers Services, First World War, Personal Files.
  6. [S729] Passengers leaving UK, 1890-1960, at http://www.findmypast.co.uk, note that his age is recorded here as 33, rather than 23.
  7. [S720] UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960, at http://www.ancestry.co.uk
  8. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Marriage: District of West Derby, Vol 8b, p755, 3Q1931.
  9. [S729] Passengers leaving UK, 1890-1960, at http://www.findmypast.co.uk
  10. [S720] UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960, at http://www.ancestry.co.uk, Inwards Passenger Lists, Class BT26, Piece 1211, Item 95.
  11. [S1102] Straits Trading Company, at http://www.stc.com.sg/home.html
  12. [S965] National Archives - National Archives, USA, Arrival New York, Microfilm Serial: T715, 1897-1957; Microfilm Roll 7580, line 24, page 14 and Microfilm Roll 7789, line 15, page 42 and Microfilm Roll 8682, line 27, page 114.
  13. [S943] Newspaper - London Gazette, issue of 26 May 1953, Supplement 39863, p2942.
  14. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Death: District of Westminster, Vol 15, p2059, 4Q1974, aged 77, although his death may not have occurred in England.
  15. [S677] Index - England High Court of Justice, England & Wales National Probate Calendar, probate granted in London, no. 770103200T; this entry suggests he died in Singapore.