Sir James Fergusson (1832-1907), Governor of South Australia and New Zealand



Sir James Fergusson (1832-1907), governor, was born on 14 March 1832 in Edinburgh, the eldest son of Sir Charles Dalrymple Fergusson, fifth baronet of Kilkerran in Ayrshire, and his wife Helen, daughter of David Boyle. Fergusson went to Rugby, succeeded to the baronetcy in 1849 and next year entered University College, Oxford. […]

James Fergusson (architect)


James Fergusson (22 January 1808 – 9 January 1886) was a Scottish architectural historian, mainly remembered for his interest in Indian historical architecture and antiquities. He was an important figure in the 19th century rediscovery of ancient India. He was originally a businessman, and though not formally trained as an architect, designed some […]

James Ferguson, 1st Laird of Pitfour

James Ferguson Lord Pitfour (1700-1777)

James Ferguson (29 September 1672 – 1 January 1734) was a Scottish lawyer and was also the 1st Laird of Pitfour, a large estate in the Buchan area of north-east Scotland, which became known as ‘The Blenheim of the North’. Prior to the purchase of the Pitfour estate, he […]