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From: Angus Ferguson <>
Subject: It's a crime! Archibald FERGUSONS in Scottish criminal history
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2006 21:49:22 +0000


As before, I hope someone finds these useful, but I cannot answer any
questions as I have no more information other than you see in the records.
Not all of the Fergusons are criminals as you will see. Also some of the
records are of civil and family cases. At the end are references to other,
non - legal documents.


RefNo
AD14/22/150
Title
Precognition against Archibald Cameron, Malcolm McCallum, Alexander Cameron,
Robert Gourlay, John McCallum, Archibald Ferguson, William Ewing, John
Gourlay, John Benny, William Smith, Daniel McCallum for the crime of illegal
combination
Date
1822
Accused
Archibald Ferguson, cotton spinner, Address: Culreuch

RefNo
AD14/26/4
Title
Precognition against John MacDonald for the crime of theft, habit and repute
at East Register Street, Edinburgh
Date
1826
Accused
John MacDonald, Age: 18, waiter, Address: 17 James Street, Edinburgh
Victim
Archibald Ferguson, A tavern in East Register Street, Edinburgh

RefNo
AD14/34/146
Title
Precognition against George Torry, David Torry, John Campbell, James
Jameson, Donald Ferguson, Peter McDonald, Alexander Eadie for the crime of
assault to the danger of life and malicious mischief
Date
1834
Accused
Donald Ferguson, servant to Archibald Ferguson, mason, Address: Residing
with Archibald Ferguson, Waulkmill, near Newton, Killarow, Islay, Argyll

RefNo
AD14/52/370
Title
Precognition against William Dempster, John Barr for the crime of assault to
the effusion of blood and injury of the person on the public road between
Denny and Stirling
Date
1852
Accused
William Dempster, Age: 25, collier, Address: Commonhead, Airdrie, New
Monkland, Lanark
Victim
Richard Neil Ferguson, son of Archibald Ferguson, Ardbegshore, Rothesay,
Bute

RefNo
AD14/54/427
Title
Precognition against James Liddle, Archibald Ferguson for the crime of rape,
assault to the injury of the person, and robbery on the road from Dalkeith
to Edinburgh by Lugton
Date
1854
Accused
James Liddle, Age: 26, labourer, Address: Gallowshall, Dalkeith
Victim
Andrina Pace McDonald, wife of David McDonald, High Street, Edinburgh
Accused
Archibald Ferguson, Age: 18, labourer, Address: High Street, Dalkeith

RefNo
AD14/69/170
Title
Precognition against William Cuthbert, William Taylor for the crime of
assault by cutting and stabbing, to the danger of life
Date
1869
Accused
William Cuthbert, Age: 27, farm servant to Archibald Ferguson, farmer,
Address: Hatton, Raltray, Perthshire
Accused
William Taylor, Age: 26, shepherd to John Fergusson, farmer, Address:
Craighead, Alyth, Perthshire

RefNo
AF51/209
Title
Emigration: Secretary for Scotland's Correspondence
Date
1906-1909
Description
Purchase of land at Saltcoats, Canada by Royal Trust Company; settlement of
Archibald Ferguson's debts; accounts of Messrs Tupper and Company against
Colonisation Board.

RefNo
CS252/2094
Title
Archibald Ferguson v Jean McKellar Keith or Ferguson: Divorce
Date
1929
Description
Year of calling 1927: Reference No. of Transmission 48: Office 2nd Divn.

RefNo
GD1/456/160
Title
Lists of scholars (by classes) in their respective schools compiled by the
following schoolmasters:-

James Duncan; Bryce Stewart, Kingarth; John McKay; Archibald Whyte; William
Bell, Rothesay new grammar school; Lachlan McLachlan; Peter Blair,
Plecknabey; Archibald Currie, Rothesay; Archibald Ferguson, Baleanly; Thomas
Laidlay, Rothesay; Donald Bell, Port Bannatyne
Date
1812

RefNo
GD25/1/883
Title
Charter by Allan Abbot of Crossragwell and Convent thereof to George
Jameston burgess of Ayr his heirs and assignees of the 40 shilling land of
Cloncluy, lying in the barony of Crossragwell and Earldom of Carrick and
ratifying the Charter thereof (GD25/1/871) by William Kirkpatrick burgess of
Ayr and Janet Aird his wife to the said George Jameson dated 8th Septemb.
1580
Date
10 Aug 1581
Description
Witnesses - Archibald Ferguson burgess of Ayr and Thomas Nasmyth in Mayboll.
Dated at Mayboll.

RefNo
GD86/968
Title
Instrument of Sasine under the hand of John Campbell, clerk, of the diocese
of Lismore, notary public, following upon and narrating the precept of
sasine in a contract of marriage (dated 19 April 1764) between Daniel
Ferguson of Glenshellish and Christian Fletcher, eldest daughter of John
Fletcher of Bernice, whereby the former bound and obliged himself to infeft
the latter in an annuity of £9 sterling (restricted to £7 in the event of
her re-marriage) furth of his six merkland of old extent of Glenshellich in
the bailiary of Cowal and sheriffdom of Argyll. Sasine given on 27 April
1774 by Dugald Ferguson in Dripp, bailie of the said Daniel Ferguson, to
Donald Ferguson in Dripp, attorney for the said Christian Fletcher
Date
27 Apr 1774
Description
Witnesses to the contract, Archibald Ferguson and Donald Ferguson, brothers
german of Glenshellich, and Archibald Fletcher, yr. of Bernice. Witnesses to
the sasine, John Milloy and Patrick McArthur, residenters in Inveraray.

RefNo
JC13/50
Title
Minute Book
Date
7 Apr 1821-17 Sep 1821
Accused
Archibald Ferguson, labourer, Address: Newton, Fintry, Stirlingshire. Entry
relating to the crime of aggravated assault. Date of trial: 15 Sep 1821,
Verdict: Diet deserted, Verdict Comments: Diet continued, Note: Case
referred to the Edinburgh High Court of the Justiciary for 19 November 1821
due to objection by the defense over irregularities with the indictment (see
JC13/50, f.82v)

RefNo
JC26/1835/282
Title
Trial papers relating to William Stewart, Thomas McNair, Archibald Ferguson
for the crime of assault to the effusion of blood. Tried at High Court,
Glasgow
Date
8 Jan 1835
Accused
William Stewart. Note: Tried with Archibald Ferguson and Thomas McNair.
Accused
Thomas McNair, Verdict: Outlawed, Verdict Comments: Outlaw and fugitive,
Sentence: Outlawed and put to the horn. Note: Tried with Archibald Ferguson
and William Stewart.
Accused
Archibald Ferguson, Verdict: Outlawed, Verdict Comments: Outlaw and
fugitive, Sentence: Outlawed and put to the horn

RefNo
JC26/1846/297
Title
Trial papers relating to William Leitch, Archibald Ferguson for the crime of
assault to the danger of life at Edinburgh, various locations. Tried at High
Court, Inveraray
Date
25 Sep 1846
Accused
William Leitch, son of James Leitch, nailer, Verdict: Guilty, Verdict
Comments: Guilty in terms of own confession, Sentence: Imprisonment - 4
months. Note: Tried also with Archibald Ferguson. Pannel pleaded guilty as
libelled with the exception of the assault being to the danger of life,
having initially pleaded not guilty. Pannel to serve sentence in the prison
of Inveraray.
Victim
Elizabeth Cleghorn, Boyd's Close, Canongate, Edinburgh
Accused
Archibald Ferguson, Verdict: Guilty, Verdict Comments: Guilty in terms of
own confession, Sentence: Imprisonment - 6 months. Note: Tried with William
Leitch. Pannel pleaded guilty as libelled with the exception of the assault
being to the danger of life, having initially pleaded not guilty. Pannel to
serve sentence in the prison of Inveraray.

Title
Trial papers relating to Archibald Ferguson, James Liddle for the crime of
rape, assault to the injury of the person, and robbery on the road from
Dalkeith to Edinburgh by Lugton. Tried at High Court, Edinburgh
Date
13 Nov 1854
Accused
Archibald Ferguson, Verdict: Guilty, Sentence: Transportation - Life
Victim
Andrina Pace McDonald, wife of David McDonald, High Street, Edinburgh
Accused
James Liddle, Verdict: Guilty, Verdict Comments: Guilty - rape, and assault,
Sentence: Transportation - Life. Note: The charge of robbery was not proven.

RefNo
SC70/8/1332/16
Title
Will of 3306938 Corporal Archibald FERGUSON, Highland Light Infantry (City
of Glasgow Regiment), and Glasgow Highlanders. Cause of death: Unknown,
North West Europe, Western Europe Campaign, 1944-45, 26 June 1944
Date
15 May 1943
Extent
2 items
Description
Formal will from Pay Book (Army Form B 2089) War Office refs: D/141126War
Office refs: W/

RefNo
SC70/8/432/27
Title
Will of 3190 Lance Corporal Archibald FERGUSON, 1/8th Bn., Argyll and
Sutherland Highlanders. Cause of death: Killed in action, France, France and
Flanders, 13 November 1916
Date
27 Apr 1915
Extent
3 items
Description
Informal will from Pay Book (Army Book 64) War Office refs: E/319693/1,
228/413750/16/17

RefNo
SC70/8/835/37
Title
Will of 11395 Private FERGUSON or Archibald FERGUSON, 2nd Bn., Cameronians
(Scottish Rifles). Cause of death: Unknown, Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley,
Hampshire, France., 27 February 1918 (27 May 1918 - 27 May 1918)
Date
21 Mar 1918
Extent
3 items
Description
Informal will from Pay Book (Army Book 64) War Office refs: E/589818/1,
432/722262/18/19

RefNo
SC70/8/952/6
Title
Will of 76795 Sapper Archibald FERGUSON, "G" G.H.Q. Signal Coy., Royal
Engineers. Cause of death: Died, Belgium, France and Flanders, 24 October
1918
Date
24 Jan 1916
Extent
7 items
Description
Informal will from Pay Book (Army Book 64), 7. Extract copy of will by
Commissary Office, 15 Apr 1924; 2 & 5-6. correspondence concerning transfer
of original will to Glasgow Sheriff Court for confirmation, Apr-Sep 1924,
recorded at Glasgow Sheriff Court, 16 Sep 1924, and returned. 4. certificate
of extraction of will from AB64, 1918. War Office refs: E/655183/1,
487/803819/18/19

More later
Angus




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