James Ferguson - 3rd Laird of Pitfour

James Ferguson

Born May 25, 1735
Died Sep 06, 1820

Alias: 

3rd Laird of Pitfour
Young Ferguson of Pitfour

Biography: 

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.

Notes: 

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