Ewen Alastair John FERGUSSON GCMG, GCVO1

(1932 - 2017)
Father*Ewen Mcgregor Field FERGUSSON1 b. 1897, d. 1974
Mother*Winifred Evelyn (Bobbie) BAGNALL1 b. 1905, d. 1999
Sir Ewen A J FERGUSSON (1932-2017)
Ewen Alastair John FERGUSSON GCMG, GCVO was born in Singapore on 28 October 1932.1

Ewen arrived in London on 19 May 1933 on the Aeneas from Singapore, and returned to Singapore on the same ship, leaving Liverpool on the 4 Nov 1933 with (on both trips) his mother Winifred.2

Ewen arrived in London on the Sarpedon from Singapore on 15 May 1935 with his parents Ewen and Winifred.3

Ewen returned to Singapore, leaving Liverpool on the Hector on 25 January 1936 with his parents Ewen and Winifred.4

Ewen and Donald arrived in Liverpool on 2 August 1945 on the Dominion Monarch from Melbourne with their parents Ewen and Winifred.5

He was educated at Rugby and Oriel College, Oxford and was a rugby cap (5 times) for Scotland (1954) before performing National Service (1954-56) in the 60th Rifles Kings Royal Rifle Corps (2nd Lt).1

After joining the Foreign Office in 1956, he was seconded to be Assistant Private Secretary to the Minister of Defence (1957–59) and then served in the British Embassy, Addis Ababa (1960). Later, he was attached to the British Trade Development Office, New York (1967), was Counsellor and Head of Chancery, Office of UK Permanent Representative to European Communities (1972–75), Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary (1975–78), Assistant Under-Secretary of State, FCO (1978–82), Ambassador to South Africa (1982–84), Deputy Under-Secretary of State (Middle East and Africa), FCO (1984–87), and Ambassador to France (1987–92).1 He was awarded a KCMG (1987), GCVO (1992) and elevated to GCMG (1993); was an Hon. Fellow of Oriel College (1988), Hon. LLD (Aberdeen, 1995) and a Grand Officier Legion d'honneur.1

He served as non-exec Chair, Coutts & Co (1993-99) and Savoy Hotel Group (Dir. 1993-98), non-exec Dir. BT (1993-99) and Sun Alliance (1993-96), Chair of Rugby School (1995-2002 and Gov. 1985-2002), Trustee of the National Gallery (1995-2002), Henry Moore Foundation (from 1998 and Chair from 2001).1

Ewen died on 20 April 2017 in Vaison-la-Romaine, Provence, at age 84.6
ChartsThomas Fergusson (c1758-1844) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S1103] Book - unknown compiler, International Who's Who 2004, page 526.
  2. [S720] UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960, at http://www.ancestry.co.uk, Inwards Passenger Lists, Class BT26, Piece 1018, Item 25.
  3. [S720] UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960, at http://www.ancestry.co.uk
  4. [S729] Passengers leaving UK, 1890-1960, at http://www.findmypast.co.uk
  5. [S720] UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960, at http://www.ancestry.co.uk, Inwards Passenger Lists, Class BT26, Piece 1211, Item 95.
  6. [S6] Newspaper - Times of London, issue of 27 April 2017, Obituary.

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

He married Winifred Evelyn (Bobbie) BAGNALL in West Derby, Lancashire, between July 1931 and September 1931.8

Ewen and his wife Winifred arrived in London on the Sarpedon from Singapore on 15 May 1935 accompanied by their child Ewen. 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 accompanied by their child Ewen.9

Ewen and his wife Winifred arrived in Liverpool on 2 August 1945 on the Dominion Monarch from Melbourne accompanied by their children Ewen and 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
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.
  16. [S1103] Book - unknown compiler, International Who's Who 2004, page 526.

Gilbert Stuart FERGUSSON1

(1889 - 1941)
Father*Ernest Stuart FERGUSSON1 b. 1864, d. 1941
Mother*Constance Evelyne Legay HAWKINS1 b. 1862, d. 1936
Gilbert Stuart FERGUSSON (1889-1941)
Gilbert Stuart FERGUSSON was born in Cardiff, Glamorganshire, on 24 July 1889. And he was supposedly named after W.S. Gilbert.1,2,3
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, along with his father.4
He was listed as the nephew of Jane Eleanor (Ellen) SAVOURS in the 1901 Census at 19 The Parade in Barry, Glamorganshire, although the 'nephew' relationship is almost certainly untrue.5
He was listed as the nephew of Ellen Jane MORGAN in the 1911 Census at 19 The Parade in Barry, Glamorganshire, and was a marine engineer. Note that the relationship as nephew of Ellen is unlikely, as in 1901 he was supposedly the nephew of Ellen's mother Jane, which is also suspect. It is likely that he and his brothers referred to Jane MORGAN as 'auntie' even though she was probably only a friend of the family, and a supposed relationship was assumed by the next generation.6

According to family history he did not work for about 15 years after the War, possibly due to bad health. In 1929 he tried to get himself a job in South America, but eventually was employed in 1933 as an engineer at Portsmouth, and by the time of his death was an engineer fitter at the Royal Naval Dockyard.7

He was listed in the 1939 Register at 10 Grange Rd in Portsmouth, Hampshire; he gave his ocupation as a marine engineer and was living in the household of Mr & Mrs ATKINS.8

Gilbert's death was registered between April 1941 and June 1941 at Royal Portsmouth Hospital in Portsmouth, Hampshire, of a gastric ulcer. He never married and left his estate partly to his landlady, probably the Mrs Atkins of 58 Augustine Road, North End, who notified his death.9,7
ChartsThomas Fergusson (c1758-1844) descendancy

Citations

  1. [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.
  2. [S889] Manuscript - Hawkins Family by William Barnett, paragraph 60.
  3. [S1044] Census - 29 Sep 1939, UK Register, RG101/2250F/014/14, Letter Code: EBAP, Schedule 164. This gives a birth year of 1895 (clearly untrue) but the day/mth seems to match his birth registration.
  4. [S178] Census - 5 Apr 1891, UK census, ED 2 RG12-4405 Folio 17 p11 GSU Roll: 099515.
  5. [S430] Census - 31 Mar 1901, UK census, ED 16 RG13-4994 Folio 114 p43.
  6. [S687] Census - 2 Apr 1911, UK census, RG14PN4101 RG78PN158 RD50 SD3 ED9 SN122.
  7. [S889] Manuscript - Hawkins Family by William Barnett, paragraph 127.
  8. [S1044] Census - 29 Sep 1939, UK Register, RG101/2250F/014/14, Letter Code: EBAP, Schedule 164.
  9. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Death: District of Portsmouth, Vol 2b, p1121, 2Q1941.

Honor Scott FERGUSSON1,2

(1898 - 1998)
Father*Norman Gardner FERGUSSON1,2 b. 1867, d. 1932
Mother*Caroline Mary Graham SCOTT1,2 b. 1872, d. 1944
Honor Scott FERGUSSON was born on 22 December 1898 in Stanmore, Middlesex.1,2,3,4
The siblings Mary and Honor were listed in the 1901 census at Kinlark in Little Stanmore, Hendon, Middlesex, with their parents, Norman Gardner FERGUSSON and Caroline Mary Graham SCOTT.1
She was listed in the 1911 census as a pupil at Bentley Priory in Harrow, Middlesex, with her sister Mary.5

Honor's marriage to Ronald Selby SMITH was registered between July 1922 and September 1922 in Hertfordshire. The engagement had been announced in the Times on 23 Jul 1921.6

Honor and her husband Ronald arrived in London on 1 April 1932 from Australia on the Moldavia accompanied by their children Margaret, George and Jeremy.7

She was listed in the 1939 Register at Treyamon Bay Hotel in Wadebridge, Cornwall, with Ronald Selby SMITH; they were proprietors of the hotel where they were listed.4

Norman Scott FERGUSSON and Honor Scott FERGUSSON were appointed executors of Caroline Mary Graham SCOTT's estate in Llandudno, Conway, on 11 January 1945.8

She was widowed at age 84 on the death of her husband Ronald on 15 August 1983.9,10

Honor's death was registered in November 1998 in Exeter, Devon, at age 99.11

Family

Ronald Selby SMITH (1898 - 1983)
Children
ChartsThomas Fergusson (c1758-1844) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S430] Census - 31 Mar 1901, UK census, ED 3 RG13-1211 Folio 39 p34.
  2. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Birth: District of Hendon, Vol 3a, p193, 1Q1899.
  3. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Death: District of Exeter, Nov 1998, Reg. No. A59F, District 4081A, entry 285, Nov 1998 gives this birth date.
  4. [S1044] Census - 29 Sep 1939, UK Register, RG101/6742A/021/28, Letter Code: WBRA, Schedule 207.
  5. [S687] Census - 2 Apr 1911, UK census, RG14PN7078 RG78PN347 RD130 SD1 ED11 SN341.
  6. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Marriage: District of Berkhampstead, Vol 3a, p2345, 3Q1922.
  7. [S720] UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960, at http://www.ancestry.co.uk
  8. [S677] Index - England High Court of Justice, England & Wales National Probate Calendar, probate at Llandudno to Honor Scott Selby SMITH (wife of Ronald Selby SMITH and the Rev Norman Scott FERGUSSON, clerk.
  9. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Death: District of Exeter, Vol 21, p899, 3Q1983, aged 86.
  10. [S677] Index - England High Court of Justice, England & Wales National Probate Calendar, probate granted at Bristol registry, no. 830906303U.
  11. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Death: District of Exeter, Reg. No. A59F, District 4081A, entry 285, Nov 1998.
  12. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Birth: District of Malmesbury, Vol 5a, p88, 3Q1923.
  13. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Birth: District of Malmesbury, Vol 5a, p90, 1Q1925.
  14. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Birth: District of Malmesbury, Vol 5a, p86, 2Q1927.

Hugh FERGUSSON

(bt 1824 - 1826 - )
Father*John FERGUSSON b. c 1791, d. 1866
Mother*Christy McGREGOR b. c 1798, d. 1887
Hugh FERGUSSON was born in Scotland between 1824 and 1826.

He married Christina (---?---).1
ChartsThomas Fergusson (c1758-1844) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S468] Family Tree - Daniel A Cooper, "Family Trees - McGregors by Cooper."

James FERGUSSON

(1823 - 1840)
Father*John FERGUSSON b. c 1791, d. 1866
Mother*Christy McGREGOR b. c 1798, d. 1887
James FERGUSSON was born in Innerhadden, Rannoch, Perthshire, on 12 April 1823.1,2 and was baptised on 1 October 1823.3,4,5

James died on 3 May 1840 at Drumcastle in Rannoch, Fortingall, Perthshire, at age 17.4 He was buried in Kinloch Rannoch.4
ChartsThomas Fergusson (c1758-1844) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S467] Family Tree - Dr John Ward, "Family Trees - McGregors by Ward."
  2. [S545] GRO Scotland, sighted record, Parish of Fortingall, OPR Births/baptisms, GRO 355/A0 30 16.
  3. [S189] International Genealogical Index (IGI), IGI Batch No. C113552, Source call film 1040116, 0102727.
  4. [S468] Family Tree - Daniel A Cooper, "Family Trees - McGregors by Cooper."
  5. [S612] GRO Scotland, birth/bapt record, Parish of Fortingall, OPR Births/baptisms, GRO 355/A0 30 16.

James FERGUSSON1

(1795 - )
Father*Thomas FERGUSSON1 b. c 1758, d. 1844
Mother*Christian DOUGLASS1 b. c 1758, d. 1849
He was baptised in Lagrach, Moulin, Perthshire, on 22 April 1795.2,1
ChartsThomas Fergusson (c1758-1844) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S612] GRO Scotland, birth/bapt record, Parish of Moulin, OPR Births/baptisms, GRO 384/00 0010 96.
  2. [S189] International Genealogical Index (IGI), Batch No: C113842 (1740-1797), Source Call No: 1040131.

James FERGUSSON1

(c 1752 - )
Father*Thomas FERGUSSON1
Mother*Janet CONACHER1 b. 1724
James FERGUSSON was born in Moulin, Perthshire, circa 1752.1 and was baptised on 14 January 1753 in Moulin.2

Citations

  1. [S612] GRO Scotland, birth/bapt record, District of Moulin, OPR Births/baptisms, GRO 384/10 14.
  2. [S612] GRO Scotland, birth/bapt record, District of Moulin, OPR Births/baptisms, GRO 384/10 14 and District of Logierait, OPR Births/baptisms, GRO 376/10 513 (both on same day).

James Arthur FERGUSSON

(1873 - 1889)
Father*John FERGUSSON b. 1830, d. 1902
Mother*Jessie Muirhead McFARLANE b. 1835, d. 1915
James Arthur FERGUSSON was born in Cardiff, Glamorganshire, on 15 August 1873.1
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.2

James died on 23 June 1889 in Cardiff, Glamorganshire, at age 15.1,3
ChartsThomas Fergusson (c1758-1844) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S468] Family Tree - Daniel A Cooper, "Family Trees - McGregors by Cooper."
  2. [S116] Census - 3 Apr 1881, UK Census, ED 4 RG11-5276 Folio 148 p66 FHL film 1342269.
  3. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Death: District of Cardiff, Vol 11a, p208, 2Q1889, aged 15.

Jane (Jean) FERGUSSON

(c 1833 - 1913)
Father*John FERGUSSON b. c 1791, d. 1866
Mother*Christy McGREGOR b. c 1798, d. 1887
Jane (Jean) FERGUSSON was born in Logierait, Perthshire, circa 1833.1
The siblings Jane, 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 married James WILLIAMSON in Logierait, Perthshire, on 3 December 1854.2
The siblings Ann, Jane and Christian were listed in the 1861 census at Balmore in Rannoch, Perthshire, with their father John FERGUSSON.3

She had a brief liaison with John CUMMING in 1871 at Perthshire which resulted in the birth of their son Ewen.4

She was widowed on the death of her husband James between 1871 and 1881.
The siblings Jane and Ann were listed in the 1871 census in Blair Atholl, Perthshire, with their mother Christy McGREGOR. Jane was recorded as 'formerly a domestic servant' and Ann as a pauper, 'idiot from birth.5'
The siblings Jane and Ann were listed in the 1881 census at Struan cottage in Blair Atholl, Perthshire, with their mother Christy McGREGOR. Jane was a domestic servant and widowed.6

She was listed in the 1891 census as Head of Family at Struan cottage in Struan, Blair Atholl, Perthshire; she was the housekeeper for her sister Ann FERGUSSON and both were Gaelic and English speakers.7

She was listed in the 1901 census as Head of Family at Ballinluig Cottage in Blair Atholl, Perthshire; she was the housekeeper for her sister Ann FERGUSSON and both were Gaelic and English speakers.8

She was listed in the 1911 census as Head of Family at Struan cottage in Blair Atholl, Perthshire. Her son Donald was listed as living with her, as was her sister Ann and all were Gaelic and English speakers.9

Jane died in 1913 in Blair Atholl, Perthshire.10

Family 1

James WILLIAMSON ( - bt 1871 - 1881)
Children

Family 2

Child

Family 3

John CUMMING
Child
ChartsThomas Fergusson (c1758-1844) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S118] Census - 30 Mar 1851, UK census, Scottish GRO 376/00 012/00 010.
  2. [S917] GRO Scotland, marriage record, Parish of Logierait, OPR Marriage index, GRO 376/00 0004.
  3. [S340] Census - 7 Apr 1861, UK census, Scottish GRO 367/00 001/00 006.
  4. [S612] GRO Scotland, birth/bapt record, Parish of Blair Atholl, Statutory Births, GRO 334/00 0003, noted as illegitimate.
  5. [S367] Census - 2 Apr 1871, UK census, Scottish GRO 334/00 005/00 008.
  6. [S116] Census - 3 Apr 1881, UK Census, Scottish GRO 334/00 005/00 003 FHL film 203502.
  7. [S178] Census - 5 Apr 1891, UK census, Scottish GRO 334/00 005/00 001.
  8. [S430] Census - 31 Mar 1901, UK census, Scottish GRO 334/00 005/00 003.
  9. [S687] Census - 2 Apr 1911, UK census, Scottish GRO 334/00 005/00 002.
  10. [S918] GRO Scotland, death record, District of Blair Athol, Statutory Deaths, GRO 334/00 0008, aged 80.
  11. [S612] GRO Scotland, birth/bapt record, District of Kinloch Rannoch, Statutory Births, GRO 367/00 0004.
  12. [S612] GRO Scotland, birth/bapt record, District of Kinloch Rannoch, Statutory Births, GRO 367/00 0022.
  13. [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."