From: colin I am trying to discover information about John Ferguson & Margaret Elliot whose son Isaiah Jerimiah was born in 1808 in Ireland. John was said to be a soldier. Please contact me if you can help. Thank you, Colin Ferguson From: colin Bill, Yes, they were catholic. I don't know if they moved to New York or where they died. Isaiah immigrated to Australia. I think their other children were baptised in the parish of Ballymachugh, William 1825, Robert 1834, Samuel John 1832. There may be others. Colin Gary, John Ferguson m Margaret Eliott about 1800 in Ireland. They at one time lived in Co. Cork where Isaiah Jerimiah was born but we can find no records to that effect. Their other children include William, Samuel John, Robert and are all listed in the records of the parish of Ballymachugh in Co.Cavan. Colin Sources for more information are: The biography by Lady Ferguson, 'Sir Samuel Ferguson in the Ireland of his Day' (1896); Sir Samuel Ferguson by Malcolm Brown (1976); An Ascendancy of the Heart (1976); Samuel Ferguson: A Centenary Tribute, Terence Brown and Barbara Hayley (eds) (1987); Samuel Ferguson: The Literary Achievement by Peter Denman (1990); Samuel Ferguson: Beatha agus Saothan by Greagoir O Duill (1993). Hello, I am looking for information on Robert Ferguson who emmigrated from Northern Ireland to Queensland, Australia some time prior to 1862. He married Isabella Petrie and had two daughters, Mary Helen and Annie Tiffin. Colin Ferguson
Subject: [Ferguson-L] John Ferguson of Argyle The 91st Regiment of Foot was in Cork, Ireland 1808. I found in the enlistment and discharge papers a John Ferguson who enlisted in 1807 and was discharged in 1814 due to an amputated leg. This John was born in Town of Kilbride, Kilbride Parish, County Argyle, Scotland. -- Colin Ferguson Coarsegold, CA, USA From: Colin Ferguson Subject: [Ferguson-L] Belfast Merchants 1809 Hello All, I found the following entries in Holden's Triennal Directory - LDS Film #0100179. My question is what kind of records exist to follow up and learn more about any of these entries? I am particularly interested in Ferguson & Elliot. Belfast 1809 Ferguson, John S. linen merchant & factor, Donegall Place Ferguson, R & F, haberdashers, 125 High-St. Ferguson & Elliot, wine & spririt merchants, 57 Hercules St. Ferguson, Wm. & J, haberdashers, 50 High-St. Ferguson, Wm. tailor, Legg's-lane -- Colin Ferguson Coarsegold, CA, USA From: Colin Ferguson Subject: [Ferguson] Irish Ferguson Indeed I am still around and cataloging anything concerning Fergusons of Ireland. "Cheers," Colin Ferguson From: Colin Ferguson IRELAND John Ferguson, b 1809 + Mary Chambers (2nd Wife) John Ferguson, b 1820 Ballymachugh, Co. Cavan Robert Ferguson, b 1821 Ballymachugh, Co. Cavan + Ann Ferguson (3rd Wife) John Ferguson, b 1836 Ballymachugh, Co. Cavan Eliza Jane Ferguson, b 1839 Ballymachugh, Co. Cavan John Ferguson, a soldier + Margaret Elliott Isaiah Ferguson, b 1808, Cork, Ireland + Ann Lahy (1st Wife) m 10 June 1833 Ballymachugh, Co. Cavan 3 Probable Children John Ferguson Drumilkin, Aghabog, County Monaghan. + Jane Gallagher Margaret Ferguson married in Bun, Belturbet, County Cavan + John Warner James Ferguson children born in County Westmeath + Margaret Somers 9 Known Other Children + Elizabeth Breakey (2nd Wife) 09 March 1864 Derryvalley, Co. Monaghan Robert Wesley Ferguson and 2 others, to Australia John Ferguson +Margaret William Ferguson, b 1825 Ballymachugh, Co. Cavan William Henry Ferguson, b 1828 Ballymachugh, Co. Cavan Samuel John Ferguson, b 1832 Ballymachugh, Co. Cavan Robert Ferguson, b 1834 Ballymachugh, Co. Cavan John Ferguson, buried Tullyboy, Kilbride, Co. Cavan 10 June 1847, age 66 John Ferguson, buried Bun, Belturbet, Co. Cavan 27 Jun 1869, age 83 John Ferguson, Tullyboy Kilbride, Co. Cavan age 30, son of John, marries Roseanne Sheridan, Jan 28, 1869 British War Office WO 97/1097/46 - John Ferguson, b Castlelarra, Co. Cavan served in Cavan Militia, discharged 1829 at age 42. WO 97/1131/253 - John Ferguson, b Killyshandy, Co. Cavan served in 43rd Foot Regiment 13th Royal Veteran Battalion 7th Royal Veteran Battalion from 1804-1816. Aged 29 at discharge. Its hard to say which John is which due in part to the fact that many Irish records have been destroyed. I descend from Isaiah Ferguson son of John! Cheers, Colin Ferguson From: Colin Ferguson Ref: Ireland Registry of Deeds 1862 Vol. 15, No. 106, LDS Film 558710 The above reference is a transaction involving Joseph and Anne Ferguson of Mullingar, Co. Westmeath of the first part and Beauchamp Henry Colelough of Wexford, County Wexford, captain in the Wexford Militia and Edward Hill of (Bandon, County Cork?), County Inspector of Constabulatory of the second part. The transaction refers to property on Golden Lane and Great Ship Street, City of Dublin, formerly in the Tenure or occupation of Sir John Ferguson Knight and his undertenant. Can someone identify 'Sir John Ferguson'? Merry Christmas, Colin Ferguson Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2003 09:10:25 -0700 From: Colin Ferguson I obtained a copy of the manuscript below from Marsh's Library in Dublin. Would someone be so kind as to assist with translation? It is a small article and I think it would only take an hour for someone who can read latin. Please send me your postal address off list if you can assist. Cheers, Colin Ferguson Title: (manuscript) Bill of costs in the cause between the Rev. Jeremy Dunbar and John Ferguson at Donegal Author: Imprint: 1710 1711 Description: 3 p. Subject: Notes: Bill of costs in the cause between the Rev. Jeremy Dunbar and John Ferguson at Donegal. Latin This item is one of thirty-three manuscript items relating to William King, Archbishop of Dublin (1650-1729). They were bound into this volume in modern times with other items of an earlier date which may also have been part of William King's collection. Previously numbered V3.1.25.