Rev Andrew Ferguson 1690

 

Received by e-mail:

My name is Bob Ferguson.  I live in Seattle, Washington, in the United States.

 I am the great, great, great, great, great grandson of Andrew Ferguson, Sr. who was the minister at Burt Presbyterian Church beginning in 1690.  He served in that capacity for many years and was succeeded in that position by his son, Andrew Ferguson, Jr.

It is my understanding from your website that your parish was originally connected with Burt.

 Your website contains some information about my ancestors which has been very helpful in our search to learn more  about our family.  For example, under the section entitled “The Foundations” there is biographical information about both men which states:

Andrew Ferguson MA was born in Scotland and was educated in Edinburgh in 1671.  He was licensed by the Church of Scotland and was ordained and installed in Burt in 1690.   He had a son Andrew Ferguson born 1700 who was educated at Glasgow in 1717 and licensed to the Derry Presbytery in 1723.  He was ordained to Burt on 16th February 1725 and was Moderator of General Synod in 1758.  There was another son Victor Ferguson who was educated in Glasgow in 1708 and licensed to the Derry Presbytery on the 16th December 1712.  He was ordained at Strabane 24 April 1717 and was Moderator of General Synod 1757.  Andrew Ferguson died on 18th July 1725.

 We are especially interested in any information regarding Andrew Ferguson Senior’s parents and/or siblings.  We believe his father was Alexander Ferguson, also a minister, who came from Scotland to Ireland in the late 17th century, but we are unable to confirm this.

 We are aware that there are gravestones and tablets at the ruins of Burt Presbyterian Church.  It is our understanding that both Andrew Fergusons are buried there, along with family members. Sincerely, Bob Ferguson

On R238 from Derry to Buncrana at Tooban, Burnfoot 

Fahan 

Co. Donegal 

Republic of Ireland F93 XY65