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Constance Margaret (Ferguson) Twyford (abt. 1838 - abt. 1899)

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Constance Margaret Twyford formerly Ferguson
Born about in Ballysillan, county Antrim, Irelandmap
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Wife of — married in Saugor, Indiamap
Died about in Elham, Kent, Englandmap
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Constance was born about 1838 or 1839, probably in Ballysillan, county Antrim,[1] the daughter of Thomas Ferguson of Greenville, county Down, and Ryde, Isle of Wight, Esq., and Emma Benyon.

On the 9th December 1862, she married Captain Ennis Richard Henry Twyford in Saugor, India.[2][3]

After her husband's death in India in 1869, Constance's household was enumerated in the 1871 census of England as follows:

- Constance M Twyford, head, widow, age 32, Annuitant, born in Ireland
- Ernest H.S. do., son, age 7, scholar; born in Somerset, Bath
- Lionel T.C. do., son, age 5, do., ...
- Amelia J. Holden, do., ..., age 23, Domestic Servant - Lodge Maid; born in London, Middlesex
- Census place: 2 Alfred Street, Walcot, Bath, Somerset

... Sharing the same house, but enumerated as two additional households, were:

- Mary I. Seridge, servant, unmarried, age 16, General servant; born in Bristol, Somerset
- Mary Herbert, do., ...; born in Whapley, [illegible, possibly “St.” for Somerset]
- Fanny Francis, head, widow, age 74, Interest of Money; born in Shepton Mallet, Somerset
- Susan P. do., daughter, unmarried, age 37, do.; born in Oakhill, Somerset[4]

Constance Margaret Twyford née Ferguson died during the second quarter ending 30th June 1899 in the registration district of Elham, Kent, aged sixty years.[5]

Research notes

  • The estimated year of birth is inferred from the age recorded in the index of civil registrations of deaths (England). The estimated date of death corresponds to the second quarter of 1899 as per that index.[5]
  • For online resources collected by Colin Ferguson, a longtime researcher of the Ferguson and Fergusson clans, see his website entitled, Fergus(s)on Y-DNA Project | Clan Fergusson Society of North America.


  1. England 1851 Census. Thomas and Emma Ferguson, with daughters, in Bath, Somerset. Original record: National Archives, Kew Surrey. PRO ref. HO107, piece 1943, folio 256, pg. 25, household schedule no 81, enumeration district no. 9, registration district: Bath, sub-registration district: Lansdown. Digital image online at (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick 2018-02-06, by subscription).
  2. Belfast News-Letter, 30 January 1863, pg. 2. Marriage notice: “Twyford and Ferguson—December 9, at St. Peter’s Church, Saugor, N.W. Provinces, by the Rev. J.F.A. Gavin, Ennis Richard Henry Twyford, Madras Staff Corps, third son of Samuel Twyford, Esq., late of Trotton, Sussex, to Constance Margaret, fifth daughter of the late Thomas Ferguson, Esq., of Greenville, Co. Down.” Digital image online at The British Newspaper Archive, (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick 2018-02-05, by subscription).
  3. Select Marriages, India, 1792-1948. Ennis Richard Henry Twyford, age 27 years, son of Samuel, and Constance Margaret Ferguson, age 24 years, daughter of Thomas; married 9th December 1862 in Saugor, Bengal, India. Microfilm copy of record held by the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah (FHL film no. 499008); index online at (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick 2018-02-06, by subscription).
  4. England 1871 Census. Constance M Twyford [née Ferguson], widow, age 23, born in Ireland; with sons, in Walcot, Bath, Somerset. Original records: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1871 (Kew, Richmond, Surrey: National Archives of the UK, 1871); PRO ref. RG10, piece 2493, folio 50, pg. 7, registration district: Bath, subdistrict: Lansdown, enumeration district 11, household schedule no. 28. Digital copies of PRO record online at (accessed by subscription, 2018-02-06).
  5. 5.0 5.1 Index of civil registrations of deaths, England. Constance Margaret Twyford, 2nd quarter ending 30 June 1899, aged 60 years [born c.1839], Elham registration district (Kent), vol. 2a, pg. 640. Original record: General Register Office, Southport. Index and digital image online at FreeBMD (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick 2018-02-05).

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On 5 Feb 2018 at 20:33 GMT Alison Kilpatrick wrote:

Ferguson-10063 and Ferguson-7588 appear to represent the same person because: Constance Margaret Ferguson married Capt. Ennis Richard Henry Twyford on the 9th December 1862 in Saugor, India. Capt. Twyford died on the 19th May 1869 in Nandghat, India, and Constance Margaret Twyford née Ferguson died in Elham, Kent during the second quarter 1899.

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