Born into a clerical family, he was educated at Marlborough College and Trinity Hall, Cambridge. Ordained in 1896, his first post was as a curate at St Paul Preston. He was then to spend the rest of his career overseas, firstly as an USPG missionary, then as a Colonial Bishop, and finally as a Priest and Warden in Natal. When he died he was the Church’s most senior bishop, having been consecrated 63 years earlier.
- Ordinance of Office
- His father was Charles Robert Ferguson-Davie, Rector of Yelverton, Norfolk >“Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
- "Ferguson-Davie, Charles James (FRG888CJ)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
- University Intelligence. Oxford, Oct. 12. (Official Appointments and Notices) The Times Wednesday, Oct 13, 1909; pg. 12; Issue 39889; col C
- More details Archived October 6, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
- Rt. Rev. C. J. Fergusondavie Obituary The Times Tuesday, Sep 17, 1963; pg. 15; Issue 55808; col B
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