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Fergusson, William (1795?–1846), physician and colonial governor

Christopher Fyfe

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/49294

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Fergusson, William (1795?–1846), physician and colonial governor, was born in Jamaica, the son of a Scottish father and a mother of African descent. His date of birth is derived from a tablet erected in his memory in Jamaica, which gives his age at death as fifty-one. He studied medicine at ...

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Subjects: Medicine and Health ; US Politics ; US Colonial and Revolutionary History ; Colonialism and Imperialism

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