Robert Cutlar Fergusson

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Robert Cutlar Fergusson (1768–1838) was a Scottish lawyer and politician. He was 17th Laird of the Dumfriesshire Fergussons, seated at Craigdarroch (Moniaive, Dumfriesshire).

He served as Attorney-General of Bengal; MP for the Stewardtry of Kirkcudbright, Judge Advocate General and a Privy Councillor.

The great Bengal entrepreneur Dwarkanath Tagore was apprenticed under him in 1810, and Fergusson was one of the 2 leading influences in his life.[1]


  1. ^ "History of the Adi Brahmo Samaj (1906)" p 27.
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
James Dunlop
Member of Parliament for
Kirkcudbright Stewartry

1826 – 1838
Succeeded by
Alexander Murray