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Ferguson Variant Fergusson Family
« on: Sunday 17 February 19 12:51 GMT (UK) »
Hello Everyone!  I am hoping someone might have information on a Robert John Ferguson Born September 24 1895 in Kilmarnock Ayeshire Scotland.  On his Marriage certificate it lists his parents as being Robert John Ferguson and Jennie Muir Ferguson.  He married Keitha Long on April 18 1928 in Belleville Ontario Canada   I have tried to find a birth register for him using Scotslandpeople but have had no luck.  In April of 1907 he arrived in Nova Scotia Canada as a British Home Child from the Quarrier's Orphan Homes of Scotland. He also fought in World War 1 enlisting in September of 1914.  My question is if anyone is researching this gentleman if they have any information regarding his parents or his life in Scotland before being sent to Canada I would appreciate any help.  Because I have his date of birth I thought it would be easy to find out about his parents but I cannot unfortunately.  Any help would be very much appreciated. 

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Re: Ferguson Variant Fergusson Family
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 17 February 19 13:05 GMT (UK) »
I canít see a marriage for the parents, so possibly Robert was illegitimate. In which case his birth could be indexed under Muir, which I assume was the motherís name.
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Re: Ferguson Variant Fergusson Family
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 17 February 19 13:11 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Elwyn!   I will check that out with Scotslandpeople I don't know why I didn't think of that !

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Re: Ferguson Variant Fergusson Family
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 17 February 19 22:17 GMT (UK) »
Hi there  :)

In his WW1 service papers, he gave his mother as next of kin. A Jenny Ferguson living in Castle Douglas, Scotland.

Did he give any occupation for his father Robert (on his marriage reg?)?

Have you considered contacting the Quarrier Homes here in the UK to see whether they hold any records on him. I think there is a charge for this if they do hold records but initial searches are free. See www.childrenshomes.org.uk/Quarriers  Archive details included at the bottom.

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Re: Ferguson Variant Fergusson Family
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 17 February 19 22:33 GMT (UK) »
Can't really see anything for his birth so far 1894-95 in Ayrshire under Ferguson or Muir/Moore etc  :-\

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Re: Ferguson Variant Fergusson Family
« Reply #5 on: Monday 18 February 19 00:36 GMT (UK) »
Hi Monica!

Thank you so much for replying to my message.  I have not been able to find a birth record for Robert I bought some credits from Scotslandpeople and tried finding his birth registration using his Mothers maiden name Muir but no luck at all.  I did contact Quarriers via email and it will cost approximately $105.00 Canadian

 for information plus you have to be relative and supply proof you are who you say you are by sending copy of drivers licence etc. etc. unfortunately he is not my relative.  I am doing a family history on this family for my son-in-law and he is not sure he wants to go to all the trouble of sending documents not to mention the money.  I would really like to do this history for him by giving him information on his Scotland family but I have hit a brick wall by not knowing information about Jennie Muir or her husband Robert Ferguson I cannot continue.  Being the stubborn person that I am I can't give up not yet anyways!  Thanks Again!