Adam Fergusson (1733 - 1813)

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Birthplace: Ayrshire, Scotland
Death: Died
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About Adam Fergusson

Biographical Summary

"Sir Adam Fergusson, Baronet [S. 1703], of Kilkerran, 1st s. and h., b. about 1732 ; admitted Advocate, 1755 ; suc. to the Baronetcy, 20 Jan. 1759, and was served heir gen. of his father, 7 March 1759, being also served, 4 March 1767, heir of entail gen. to William (Gordon), Earl of Sutherland [S.], and, 15 Sep. 1785, heir gen. of his uncle, Major Adam Fergusson. He was M.P. for Ayrshire (two Paris.), 1774-84; for Edinburgh City, 1784-90, and for Ayrshire, again, 1790-96 ; was LL.D., and was, in 1781, a Commissioner for Trade and Plantation. In 1796, he claimed in right of his mother the Earldom of Glencairn [S.], but the House of Lords decided that though he had made out that he was heir general, he had not, as such, proved his right thereto. He d. num., 23 Sep. 1813, aged 81."

SOURCE: Complete baronetage; Cokayne, George E. (George Edward); 1904; Vol. IV; page 418

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Sir Adam Fergusson of Kilkerran, 3rd Baronet's Timeline

May 8, 1733
Ayrshire, Scotland
- 1780
Age 40
- 1796
Age 56
September 23, 1813
Age 80