10 March 1810: Birth of Samuel Ferguson, Irish Poet

Samuel Ferguson, poet, antiquarian, barrister and archivist, was born in Belfast on 10 March 1810. He was the youngest of the six children of John and Agnes Ferguson. His father’s family had lived in Ulster since the seventeenth century but their property in county Antrim did not provide them much towards the children’s education. Read the full biography page of Samuel Ferguson.

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