Ref NoMS79
TitleFergusson of Baledmund
Date1328-1948
LevelFonds
HistoryThe first Fergusson laird of Baledmund in Moulin parish was Finlay Fergusson (fl 1607-1627). His son, Fergus Fergusson inherited the estate in 1632. Fergus Fergusson’s son, Finlay Fergusson died in 1711. His niece, Janet Fergusson was married to James Fergusson of Pitfourie and their son, Finlay Fergusson, 5th of Baledmund, inherited both the estates of Baledmund and Pitfourie which was also in Moulin parish. He was involved with the march in 1715 by William Mackintosh (1658-1743) of Borlum into Lancashire and was taken prisoner at Preston. He was tried for treason in 1715/16 but acquitted. He was succeeded by his son, Edmund Fergusson, in 1758 who died without heirs and was succeeded by his nephew, Alexander Fergusson, son of Margaret Fergusson and Thomas Fergusson of Ballyoukan. Alexander Fergusson, 7th of Baledmund was born in 1748 and married Isabella Watson, daughter of Thomas Watson of London in 1796. Alexander Fergusson died in 1818 and his eldest son, James Fergusson, born 1806 succeeded him. He married Jane Robertson, daughter of Duncan Robertson, in 1838 and died in 1887. James Grant Fergusson, born in 1850, third son of Alexander Fergusson, succeeded. He married Mary Davidson, daughter of Rev William Davidson, Largo, Fife, in 1884 and died in 1918. He was succeeded by his son, Lieutenant-Commander Edmund James Fergusson, in 1918. Edmund Fergusson married Marjorie Dorothea Wisely, daughter of Captain George Alexander Keith Wisely of Kingsburgh, Orpington, Kent, in 1915. He was succeeded in 1949 by his son, James Leslie Finlay Fergusson, 11th laird of Baledmund.
DescriptionTitle deeds including those relating to lands in and around Baledmund in Moulin parish, Pitfourie in Moulin parish, and lands in Kirkmichael parish, 1328-1780; Letters relating to the Fergusson family, 1714-1948: Letters and other papers relating to Finlay Fergusson of Baledmund including his part in the 1715 rebellion, 1715-1736; Letters and other related papers concerning the 1745 rebellion and the Fergusson family’s part in it, including letters to Finlay Fergusson on behalf of James Fergusson, prisoner in Carlisle, 1745-1746; Papers relating to the administration of the estate including tacks, accounts, some receipts for payment of servants, 1620-1948; Papers relating to the affairs of family members including journal of proceeding of 'Hazard' by Alexander Fergusson, 1772, and the value of Choisy estate ‘negroes’ (Tobago) 1771; Plan showing the River Tay and Friarton area, Perth by John Adair, 1716.
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LanguageLatin and English
Scots

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