James Archibald Ferguson


The Life of James Archibald

James Archibald Ferguson was born in 1801. He married Elizabeth Robinson on 9 February 1834, in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851 and Saint George, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1861.

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James Archibald Ferguson
Elizabeth Robinson
Marriage: 9 February 1834
Frederick Hugh Ferguson
Mary Elizabeth Ferguson
Harriet Ferguson
James Thomas Ferguson
Sarah Jane Ferguson

Spouse and Children

9 February 1834
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom


World Events (8)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

Age 1

In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.

Age 14

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1832 · The Scottish Reform Act

Age 31

The Scottish Reform Act was introduced by Parliament that introduced changes to the election laws in Scotland. The Act didn’t change the method of how the counties elected members but adopted a different solution for each pair of counties. Ultimately, it brought about boundary changes so that some burghs would have more say for the country than others.

Name Meaning

Fergus, Fergus, and sun, son, meaning a son of Fergus

Sources (3)

  • James Ferguson, "Scotland Census, 1851"
  • James A Ferguson, "Scotland Census, 1861"
  • James Archibald Ferguson in entry for Thomas Muir and Sarah Jane Ferguson, "Scotland Church Records and Kirk Session Records, 1658-1919"

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