Henry George Ferguson
(1884-1960)

Died aged c. 76

Henry George "Harry" Ferguson (4 November 1884 – 25 October 1960) was an engineer and inventor who is noted for his role in the development of the modern agricultural tractor, for being the first person in Britain or Ireland to build and fly his own aeroplane, and for developing the first four-wheel drive Formula One car, the Ferguson P99. Today his name lives on in the name of the Massey Ferguson company.

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Commemorated on 3 plaques

Albert Bridge on Wikimedia Commons
Albert Bridge on Geograph
Ardfern on Wikimedia Commons

Henry George "Harry" Ferguson 1884-1960 inventor had business premises on this site

Ulster Bank building, Donegall Square East, Belfast, United Kingdom where they had business premises

On 31 December 1909, just beyond the lake to the south-east of this point, four mile from his home at Growell, Harry Ferguson of subsequent Ferguson System and tractor fame, successfully flew a powered aircraft of his own design and manufacture. He was the first Irishman and one of the first United Kingdom citizens to do this.

Hillsborough Forest, Hillsborough, United Kingdom where they flew a powered aircraft of his own design and manufacture (1909) and lived near

Birthplace of Harry George Ferguson engineer & inventor 1884-1960

Ballynahinch Road, Ballykeel, United Kingdom where they was born (1884)