Cornelius was born on 26 NOV 1830 in Bothkennar, Carronshore, Stirling, Scotland, the son of Thomas Ferguson and Christian Hotchkiss.
He died on 15 DEC 1902 in Bothkennar, Carronshore, Stirlingshire, Scotland.
His wife was Elizabeth Forsyth Taylor, who he married on 18 JAN 1852 in Larbert, Stirlingshire, Scotland. Their eleven known children were Isabella (1852-1872), Christina (1855-1931), Cornelius Thomas (1857-1915), Cornelius (1859-1947), Elizabeth (1861-c1867), William (1862-c1895), Jeanie (1864-1942), Robert Taylor (1866-?), Elizabeth (1868-?), Peter Hotchkis (1871-1959) and Isabella Hotchkiss (1874-1952).
|Birth||26 NOV 1830||
|Death||15 DEC 1902||
|Christening||28 NOV 1830||
!Notes: From Rex Hotchkiss actual transcription of Larbert Parish Records. 1852 January 18 Cornelius Ferguson of the Parish of Bothkennar, and Elizabeth Taylor of this Parish, were this day, regularly proclaimed in order to MArriage, for the third and last time, and no objections offered. George Brown, Session Clerk P.J.
!Marriage: Proclaimation in Larbert 3 Jan 1852 with Elizabeth Taylor. Hector Ferguson placed the marriage on 23 Jan 1852. Multiple marriage banns followed by a wedding would be normal.
!Source: Bothkennar & Larbert Parish Records.
!Source: www.scotlandspeople.com Old Parish Marriage Records In Scotland the marriage banns were called in the home parish of both the bride and the groom, and this is what was recorded.
1 18 Jan 1852 FERGUSON CORNELIUS ELIZABETH TAYLOR/FR707 M LARBERT
2 3 Jan 1852 FERGUSON CORNELIUS ELIZABETH TAYLOR/FR568 M BOTHKENNAR
5 28/11/1830 FERGUSON CORNELIUS THOMAS FERGUSON/CHRISTIAN HOGECASE FR485 U BOTHKENNAR
!Source: www.scotlandspeople.com Statutory registers Deaths 481/B1 26
Cornelius Ferguson, Coalminer, Widower of Elizabeth Taylor
When and Where Died: 1902 December Fifteenth 11 h. 30 m PM
male, age: 70 years
Father: Thomas Ferguson, Coalminer
Mother: Christina Ferguson, M.S. Hotchkiss
Cause of Death: Hesnipligia 13 days, Paralytic Distension of Abdomen, as cert by W.L.Cribbes LRCP&S.LSE?
Informant: Cornelius Ferguson, Son, Domicile - Longdyke, Bothkennar
Registered: 1902 December 16th at Bothkennar, William Hooper, REgistrar.
!Source: Gravestone - Airth Churchyard
IN MEMORY OF THERE FATHER
WHO DIED 25 JUNE 1858
AGED 54 YEARS
THEIR MOTHER WHO DIED 21 DECR 1872
AGED 72 YEARS