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TITLE
Ferguson
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_82_VOLI_P024
DATE OF IMAGE
1845
PERIOD
1840s
CREATOR
Robert R McIan
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
30875
KEYWORDS
highland dress
clans
clan histories
clan events
tartans
Stuart
James Logan Clanbook
Ferguson

James Logan's "The Clans of the Scottish Highlands" was published to celebrate the centenary of the 1745 Jacobite Rising. It was illustrated by Robert R McIan.

Many families of the name Ferguson were established throughout Scotland. They are known, for example, in Argyllshire, Ayrshire, Dumfries-shire, Fife, Perthshire and Aberdeenshire. The Fergusons of Argyllshire claim to be descendants of Fergus Mór mac Erc, a Scots king from the times of Dalriada, while those in the south-west of Scotland claim descent from Fergus, Prince of Galloway, who lived in the 12th century.

The Argyllshire Fergusons held lands in Strachur until the beginning of the 19th century. Members of the Ayrshire Kilkerran family were active in affairs of state and Sir James Ferguson was appointed Lord of Session in 1735 when he took the title of Lord Kilkerran. His son George, Lord of Session in 1799, took the title Lord Hermand.

In Perthshire, there were Fergusons in Atholl and Balquhidder, many of whom were strong supporters of the Stewart cause. On the other hand, many Fergusons from Argyll, Aberdeenshire and the Lowlands supported the Hanoverian cause, often fighting opposite their namesakes.

There have been notable Ferguson soldiers all through British military history, among whom in the 20th century were Sir Charles Ferguson, Governor of New Zealand from 1924-1930, and his son Brigadier Sir Bernard Ferguson, who was also Governor General of New Zealand from 1962-1967

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Ferguson

1840s

highland dress; clans; clan histories; clan events; tartans; Stuart; James Logan Clanbook;

Highland Libraries

The Clans of the Scottish Highlands

James Logan's "The Clans of the Scottish Highlands" was published to celebrate the centenary of the 1745 Jacobite Rising. It was illustrated by Robert R McIan.<br /> <br /> Many families of the name Ferguson were established throughout Scotland. They are known, for example, in Argyllshire, Ayrshire, Dumfries-shire, Fife, Perthshire and Aberdeenshire. The Fergusons of Argyllshire claim to be descendants of Fergus Mór mac Erc, a Scots king from the times of Dalriada, while those in the south-west of Scotland claim descent from Fergus, Prince of Galloway, who lived in the 12th century. <br /> <br /> The Argyllshire Fergusons held lands in Strachur until the beginning of the 19th century. Members of the Ayrshire Kilkerran family were active in affairs of state and Sir James Ferguson was appointed Lord of Session in 1735 when he took the title of Lord Kilkerran. His son George, Lord of Session in 1799, took the title Lord Hermand.<br /> <br /> In Perthshire, there were Fergusons in Atholl and Balquhidder, many of whom were strong supporters of the Stewart cause. On the other hand, many Fergusons from Argyll, Aberdeenshire and the Lowlands supported the Hanoverian cause, often fighting opposite their namesakes.<br /> <br /> There have been notable Ferguson soldiers all through British military history, among whom in the 20th century were Sir Charles Ferguson, Governor of New Zealand from 1924-1930, and his son Brigadier Sir Bernard Ferguson, who was also Governor General of New Zealand from 1962-1967