Peter Ferguson

Male12 April 1771–

Brief Life History of Peter

When Peter Ferguson was born on 12 April 1771, in Glassary, Argyll, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Duncan Ferguson, was 22 and his mother, Sarah Maclachlan, was 29.

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Family Time Line

Duncan Ferguson
1748–
Sarah Maclachlan
1743–
Peter Ferguson
1771–
Mary Ferguson
1778–
Janet Ferguson
1779–
Alexander Ferguson
1783–1856
Jean Ferguson
1788–

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  • Peter Ferguson, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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Siblings (5)

World Events (6)

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

Age 31

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.

1815

Age 44

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 61

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

Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fergus ‘son of Fearghus’ (see Fergus ) by substituting -son for mac-.

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

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