James Ferguson - 3rd Laird of Pitfour

James Ferguson

Born May 25, 1735
Died Sep 06, 1820


3rd Laird of Pitfour
Young Ferguson of Pitfour


Son of James Ferguson and Anne Murray. He never married and died without issue. Advocate. MP for Banffshire (1789-90), MP for Aberdeenshire (1790-1820).

William Adam in 1788 described him as an able man, "of real good sense, but indolent".1

Life with Boswell: 

Boswell breakfasted with James Ferguson and his brother Patrick on November 7, 1762, in Edinburgh. He dined or breakfasted with Ferguson on the next two days as well.


Note 1: According to "The House of Commons: 1509-1558; 3, Members N-Z, Volume 4", entry: James Ferguson