Jean Ferguson

10 April 1752–4 July 1838 (Age 86)
Doonholm, Ayrshire, Scotland

The Life of Jean

When Jean Ferguson was born on 10 April 1752, in Doonholm, Ayrshire, Scotland, her father, William Ferguson, was 21 and her mother, Isobel Campbell, was 22. She married William Orr about 1772, in Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 4 July 1838, in New Zealand, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

William Orr
1752–
Jean Ferguson
1752–1838
Marriage: about 1772
William Orr
1775–
Thomas Orr
1795–
John Orr
1776–1871
John Orr
1776–
James Orr
1778–
Patrick Orr
1780–
Sarah Orr
1782–
Elisabeth Orr
1784–
Isabell Orr
1786–
Margaret Orr
1788–
Jean Orr
1791–
David Orr
1793–
Andrew Orr
1798–1867

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1772
Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
children

(13)

+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(2)

    Female1752–1838Female

    Susanna Ferguson

    Female1753–Female

World Events (8)

1769

Age 17

French explorer, Jean-François-Marie de Surville casts anchor at Spirit's Bay.
1769

Age 17

James Cook, British explorer, makes his first visit to New Zealand. He claims parts of the country in the name of King George III.
1787 · First Fleet and Founding of New South Wales

Age 35

Per the instructions of King George III and Lord Sydney, Arthur Phillips organized an expedition to establish the first British Colony in Australia. "The First Fleet" set off on May 13, 1787, and arrived at the Botany Bay on January 18, 1788. The resulting New South Wales colony included a large stretch of eastern Australia and most of New Zealand.

Name Meaning

Scottish: patronymic from the personal name Fergus .

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Jane Fergusson Hunter, "New Zealand, Cemetery Transcriptions, 1840-1981"
  • Jane Fergusson Hunter, "New Zealand, Cemetery Transcriptions, 1840-1981"
  • Jean Ferguson in entry for Hunter, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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