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Adam Fergusson

Male 1815 - 1867  (~ 52 years)

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  • Name Adam Fergusson 
    Born Nov 1815 
    Gender Male 
    Died 29th December, 1867  Ottowa, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I26734  My Genealogy

    Father Hon Adam Fergusson 
    Mother Jemima Johnston 
    Family ID F66618  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Adam Johnston, second son of the Hon. Adam Fergusson and Jemima Johnston, was born m November, 1815. He was a barrister-at-law, and for some time Judge of the United Counties of Wellington, Waterloo and Gray, which he also represented in Parliament. In i860 he was elected a member of the Legislative Council; in 1862 succeeded his eldest brother in the estate
      of Balthayock, and from that time was known as the Honourable A. J. Fergusson Blair. In 1863 ^^ ^^as re-elected to the Council on taking office as Receiver-General ; became Provincial Secretary the same year, and was afterwards President of the Executive Council. In 1867 he was elected a life member of the Senate of the Dominion of Canada and President of the Privy Council.
      He died unmarried at Ottawa, 29th December, 1867. During his lifetime Balthayock was disentailed by consent of those interested, and was sold to a Mr. Howard. In personal appearance Mr. Fergusson Blair was exceedingly unlike his father.
      Although tall, he was of a slender make, while his voice and eyesight were both weak, the latter causing him to have the appearance of stooping. As a Judge he was felt to be thoroughly honest, so that his decisions gave general satisfaction. His promotion from one office to another in political life attests the confidence which was placed in him.