Sri Lanka British Family Genealogy

FERGUSON - Family #1264

Tradition records that a family of of the name Mackerras were originally Fergusons and owed their origin to a Ferguson who was prescribed for participation in 'the Forty-Five.' These Mackerrases simply adopted an Anglicized form of the Gaelic Mac Fhearghuis and one of them is understood to have become a Professor in Canada.
[John Ferguson, Records, 1895, p.488]

John Ferguson and Ann McKerras, Ross-Shire

  1. Anne FERGUSON c. 6 Sep 1809, Urquhart and Logie Weste
  2. Donald FERGUSON c. 10 Oct 1811, Urray; m. Jane WRIGHT 15 Feb 1842, Tain; d. Apr 21 1880; Iron Founder;
  3. Ann FERGUSON c. 30 Apr 1814, Urray
  4. Alexander (Alastair Mackenzie) FERGUSON c. 29 Jan 1816, Urquhart and Logie Weste; m. 1844 Miss MACKERRA (from Glasgow who was his first cousin) in Ceylon; d. 26 Dec 1892; arrived Ceylon at Colombo 1837
  5. John Mackenzie FERGUSON c. 22 Apr 1818, Urquhart and Logie Weste; d.~1892
  6. William FERGUSON c. 28 Jul 1820, Urquhart and Logie Weste; d. 1887; Photograph

m. 2d Ella Marianne SMITH Mar 1905

Army Roll of Honour 1939-45


1901 Census of England