Ebenezer Fernie

1782 - 1861

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded with others the compensation for Farm, Waterworks, Sym's & Paradise and one other estate in Montserrat, apparently as trustees for a member of the Kirwan family. One of his sons was named Kirwan Joseph Fernie, implying a closer connection between the families than a simple creditor-debtor relationship

  1. Co-partnership between John Wincup and Ebenezer Fernie of Church Street in the parish of St Mary Magdalene Bermondsey was dissolved 10/10/1802; Ebenezer Fernie, with 'chambers' at 138 Leadenhall Street, was the assignee of the bankrupt merchant Thomas Mackenzie in 1817; Ebenezer Fernie, Managing Director, signed a notice of a dividend payable by the British Commercial Insurance Company 35 Cornhill, in June 1824, and signed notice of an AGM of the same firm 'at the House of the company' in 1829.

  2. Confirmation of Commissariot of Edinburgh of will of Ebenezer Fernie sometime of William Street Lowndes Square London late of Inverleith Place Edinburgh sealed 24/09/1861. The 1861 Scotland census showed him staying with his daughter Janette Mary Dunlop and her family in Edinburgh St Bernard.

  3. Burial of Ebenezer Fernie at St Mary Stoke Newington 01/06/1861, 'abode Edinburgh', aged 78 years.

  4. Ebenezer Fernie's son, Ebenezer Waugh Fernie, was a pioneer of the Scottish shale oil industry.


T71/888 Montserrat Nos. 55 (which identifies Ebenezer Fernie as of Cornhill London), 205, 231 and 232; Ancestry.com, England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 [database online] shows the birth of Kirwan Joseph Fernie son of Ebenezer and Mary Fernie at St John Hackney 13/02/1820.

  1. London Gazette, Issue 15524, 16/10/1802, p. 1107; London Gazette, Issue 17217, 11/02/1817 p. 307; London Gazette, Issue 18039, 26/06/1824, p. 1040.

  2. National Probate Calendar 1861; 1861 Scotland census.

  3. Ancestry.com, London, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980 [database online].

  4. https://www.scottishshale.co.uk/Genealogy/Biographies/FernieEbeneezer.html [accessed 29/07/2017].

We are grateful for the help of Nicola Gunn with this entry.

Further Information

Mary Waugh
Ebenezer Waugh; Janette Mary; Kirwan Joseph

Associated Claims (5)

£2,884 17s 8d
Unsuccessful claimant
£1,655 8s 5d
Awardee (Trustee)
£3,333 13s 11d
Awardee (Trustee)
£3,982 12s 1d
Awardee (Trustee)
£2,081 6s 7d
Awardee (Trustee)

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Railway Investment
City Railway; or Southwark and Hammersmith [183704]  

Addresses (1)

Lordship's Hall, Tottenham, Middlesex, London, England