Fergusson, of Isle, advocate. 14th Laird of Craigdarroch, chosen M.P. 1717. *''The Marriage Home of Annie Laurie (the heroine of 'the world's greatest love-song') who married Alexander Fergusson, 14th Laird of Craigdarroch, on 29th August, 1710, & lived there for 33 years. The first Fergusson of Craigdarroch on record was Jonkyne, who flourished in the 14th century. Robert, his descendant in the 6th generation, married (Lady) Janet Cunningham, daughter of the 4th Earl of Glencairn of Maxwelton, in 1537 & their marriage stone, with the shakefork of the Cunninghams, is to be seen with the other carved stones on the base of the old tower of Craigdarroch. The upper part of the tower was demolished when the present early 18th century house was built. Their eldest grandson, Thomas, married in 1609 (marriage stone), but died soon after, without inheriting. His younger brother, Robert, married Jean, daughter of the 6th Earl of Cunningham, & their son, '''William Fergusson, married Sarah Grierson, daughter of (Sir) William Grierson of Lag, in 1621''', &! their marriage stone, with the three cushions and star of the Griersons, is also to be seen. Robert was Member of Parliament for Dumfriesshire, as were also his son, his grandson, & his great-grandson.''