Henri-Christian is born as the fourth child of Fergus and Marsali. He is a dwarf and some of the residents of Fraser's Ridge believe he is a punishment for his parents' sins. Henri-Christian is placed in a basket and put into a stream by some boys.
Dwarfism is a genetic mutation. Sometimes it's in the sperm and sometimes it's in the egg. Nobody really knows why this genetic mutation happens (and why it doesn't happen in every child from the same couple), but it's got nothing to do with what happened to Marsali.
In early 1779, pregnant Marsali, Fergus and their daughters Joan and Félicité settle in Wilmington. Their eldest son, Germain, returns to Fraser's Ridge with his grandparents, Jamie and Claire, as Fergus and Marsali think that it is dangerous for a boy Germain's age to live in a large city in time of war.
In the second episode of Season 6, Marsali gives birth to their fourth child, Henri-Christian, and though joyous, a discovery is made that quells this elation over their second son. Henri-Christian has dwarfism.
However, he brings along Jamie's step-daughter Marsali MacKimmie, informs Jamie that they are in love, and the two are hand-fast. In spring 1767, Fergus and Marsali marry in the West Indies and Jamie gives Fergus his own last name, thus formalizing their relationship as father and adopted son.
For now, though, it appears both Fergus and Marsali aren't time travellers with actors Lyle and Domboy addressing this in an Instagram live Q&A from earlier this year.
Henri-Christian is born as the fourth child of Fergus and Marsali. He is a dwarf and some of the residents of Fraser's Ridge believe he is a punishment for his parents' sins. Henri-Christian is placed in a basket and put into a stream by some boys. Roger saves him and baptized him.
Director Brendan Maher told Vulture that while both Menzies and Heughan had stunt doubles for the physically demanding sequence, neither used them much. “We had people for safety, just in case, but the nature of the work is that you want the actors to do as much as they possibly can,” Maher said.
Marsali however took to each trial courageously and saw a future away from Fraser's Ridge. In the fifth episode, she decided it was best to move her family to New Bern for a fresh start and to keep Fergus far from its negativity.
Jamie marries Claire to keep her from falling into the hands of the evil Captain "Black Jack" Randall. They have one child, Faith, who doesn't survive birth; an adopted son named Fergus; and a daughter, Brianna.
French businessman and merchant The Comte St. Germain (Stanley Weber) is revealed to be Fergus' father. Claire Fraser (Caitriona Balfe) encountered the Comte in season two when she and Jamie travelled to Paris to try and quash the Jacobite Rebellion and avert the tragic Battle of Culloden.
Well, Fergus is believed to be the son of the comte and Amelie Beauchamp.
Surprise! Jamie also has two step-daughters, Marsali MacKimmie Fraser and Joan MacKimmie. They became his step-daughters when he married their mother, Laoghaire MacKenzie. If that name sounds familiar, it's because Laoghaire is the same woman who orchestrates Claire being put on trial for witchcraft.
Later, Tom discovers that Malva is pregnant, and in a dramatic revelation, Malva names Jamie as the father.
William Buccleigh MacKenzie is the illegitimate son of Dougal MacKenzie and Geillis Duncan, and was raised by William John and Sarah MacKenzie.
Despite everything he is currently going through, he was there when she needed him the most. Marsali did survive childbirth. The baby also survived.
We learn that Fergus (Romann Berrux) is not getting drunk and beating Marsali.
In the novels, Marsali and Fergus apparently know. They haven't been told on-page, but Diana Gabaldon confirms that the two know that Claire, Bree, and Roger are time travelers.
Jamie notes that Claire has told Fergus and Marsali about when the Revolutionary War will come to an end. She'd need to have told them she's a time traveler to be able to explain that one. Jenny does eventually find out.
Jamie: "Claire, it was you. It's always been you, and it always will be. Get into bed and put the candle out.
It is believed that the actual purpose of Jamie's ghost being outside of Claire's window was to help steer her to his own time where they would meet. Since Claire's trip through the stones at Craigh Na Dun was completely accidental, she could have ended up at any time in the past.
Marsali and Fergus tied the knot in Season 3, Episode 11 of Outlander, during a cruise to the Caribbean. They welcomed their first kid, Germain, soon after the wedding. Their second, a daughter named Joan, followed shortly after.
Fergus is 17 years older than Ian and 15 years older than Marsali.
The young Malva then later claimed Jamie was the father of her baby, and was eventually found dead in the Fraser's vegetable patch. In a particularly harrowing scene, Claire tries to save the unborn baby but is tragically unable to.