Reverend James D. Fergusson, Christchurch, N.Z. Posted by: Paul A. Robins Date: November 13, 2001 at 11:50:51 Message 5812 of 6113 - NEW ZEALAND GENEALOGY FORUM
I have a newspaper clipping pasted into a very old Family Bible - evidentally a marriage notice . It reads, as follows: " FERGUSSON-THOMSON : Jan 1st ( year not given ) , at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Christchurch, (N.Z.) by the Rev. George Grant, the Rev. James D. Fergusson, Dalcoy House, Lyttleton, to Marion, eldest daughter of John Thomson, Esq., Mains--- ( next three letters missing) Collir, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland. " Rev, James D. Fergusson died Oct 17, 1882, Merivale, Christchurch, N.Z. His parents were Donald Fergusson and Catherine Christie. I am not following this Family, BUT am very interested in the origins and particulars of the FERGUSSON Family who originated ( Family Lore ) from ARDEONIG on Loch Tay, SCOTLAND. Rev. James D. Fergusson had the following siblings : Duncan ( m. Duar ), Catherine ( m. P. Anderson) Gilbert ( m. Jane McDiarmid, John ( m. E. Duar), Margaret ( m. P. Scott) and Isabella - MY GREAT GRANDMOTHER - ( m. Colin McDiarmid.) Colin and Jane McDiarmid were siblings, so these families were double relatives. Gilbert was a teacher at St. Andrews, QUEBEC CITY, Quebec, Canada, and is, I believe, buried in that area. I have some FERGUSSON History to share, but would like to expand upon my knowledge. Am uncertain whether Rev. James emigrated to New Zealand directly from Scotland, or via Canada. Paul A. Robins - I am in Canada, Canadian born. It may be reasonable to assume that the double S may have been dropped in later Generations, and the spelling has become FERGUSON.