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Argyllshire / 'LUIE' or 'Craig' Middle names......Any Clues?
« on: Sunday 10 November 19 15:18 GMT (UK)  »
I'm looking at some family middle names as clues to find the birth family of my Grandad, David Campbell Ferguson.  One of his daughters, Christina, was given 'Luie' as her middle name as on her birth record from CRAIGNISH in 1922.  His other daughter, had the middle name 'Craig'.  I assume these were significant family names although there are no connections within the family that I know of......Luie is particularly interesting as I feel that it must have been pretty unusual in the area at the time. 
Any clues, however tenuous, will be very welcome!!

Argyllshire / Re: Ferguson - Glenaray
« on: Sunday 10 November 19 14:35 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks all!
Yes, I've been at this for a long time - You're right!  Over the years small pieces of the puzzle have been found but nothing that decisively identifies my Grandad's family. 
Will keep trying though!

Argyllshire / Ferguson - Glenaray
« on: Saturday 09 November 19 09:09 GMT (UK)  »
Looking for help in tracing the family of David Campbell Ferguson (my Grandad) who recorded Glenaray as his usual residence on his marriage cert in 1923.  His parents were recorded as Duncan and Catherine Ferguson and a witness at the wedding was Donald Ferguson, Kilfinan.
I've found a couple of potential families for him but nothing concrete.  The earliest record I can find for David is at Kilmartin in 1891 (I Think) but who his parents/family are remains a mystery.
Would love to hear from other Inveraray Fergusons who have clues!

Hi Torrie,
Perhaps you've had this checked out already.....  if not, I may be able to help as I know someone from Lochaline who's family still live there. Let me know. I'm also interested as my Father was born in Lochaline in 1924. His mother was another McInnes....

Buteshire / Ferguson/Craig Connections
« on: Saturday 16 August 14 10:44 BST (UK)  »
Trying to find the birth of my Grandfather in Rothesay. He was later known as David Ferguson.
All David Fergusons born around the time in Bute have drawn blanks.
I'm currently looking at twins David and James Craig born 1881, Rothesay. I suspect David may be my Grandfather (Later, David Ferguson) My theory is that he was 'adopted' but there appears to be no record of adoptions.  I can't find the twins together after their birth.  I see James possibly adopted by Mary and Colin McPhail in the 1891 Census.  (Mary's maiden name was Craig so an aunt, maybe?)
The name 'Craig' crops up later in my Grandfather's first daughter's name in 1920 (Isobel Craig McInnes) which suggests a connection and my Grandfather always claimed to be born in Rothesay, Buteshire and would often visit 'family' and friends there in later life.
I'm looking for a CRAIG family connection to Duncan and Catherine Ferguson in the Lochgiphead/Kilmartin area at that time which might convince me that this is my Grandfather. 
The earliest link to him as David Ferguson is 1891 census aged 9 at Ford, Kilmartin.
Any suggestions or search ideas will be very welcome.  Thanks!

Dunbartonshire / Re: David Campbell Ferguson
« on: Monday 08 October 12 22:08 BST (UK)  »
Well that would be very interesting to find out about.  I have no record of any of my grnadfather's brothers and sisters although we suspect there may have been a John a Donald and a Catherine so your g grandfather may be that John.  Once I get all my notes together again, I'll post any possible links I can find on here.  I'd be so grateful if your sister does too. Thanks again!

Dunbartonshire / Re: David Campbell Ferguson
« on: Monday 08 October 12 20:50 BST (UK)  »
Thank you Mos.  I'm afraid I have not been able to spend much time on this lately but will begin again in earnest soon! I get so engrossed and it gets very time consuming!  I'm fairly sure that the 1901 Duncan & Agnes are not directly mine although suspect they must be related.  My grandfather's marriage certificate in 1923 records his parents as being Duncan and Catherine Ferguson. If your sister's research makes any connections I'd love to find out more! Thanks again!

Dunbartonshire / Helensburgh Census?
« on: Monday 10 August 09 21:11 BST (UK)  »
Help appreciated!
Is Helensburgh listed in census records on Scotlands People?  I had trouble finding it.  Should it be listed in Dunbarton?


Dunbartonshire / Re: Census look up Ferguson
« on: Monday 10 August 09 11:32 BST (UK)  »
Thank you Ambly.  I had them at Kilmartin for the 1881 Census and had hoped that they'd moved as it would have fitted my 'story' better!  I'll just have to start a new trail......

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