Duncan McNab
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John McNab
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Ann Ferguson
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Peter McNab
(1774-1866)
Ann Campbell
(Cal 1790-After 1841)

Duncan McNab
(Cal 1808-1903)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Grace Campbell

2. Margaret McDougall

Duncan McNab

  • Born: Cal 1808, Kilbrandon, Argyll 2 3
  • Marriage (1): Grace Campbell on 25 Aug 1833
  • Marriage (2): Margaret McDougall on 25 Aug 1844 in Kilbrandon/Kilchattan, Argyll 1
  • Died: 1903
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  General Notes:

Note that Duncan is the next entry after Peter McNab and it is for this reason that I have assumed that Peter is his father. Strengthening the case is the fact that his first son has been named Peter and his birthdate fits neatly within the known children.

Yate at some stage was the home of the prominent McLachlan family and it is interesting to note that Duncan is listed as HH or Head of Household. Maybe he was farm manager?

Although the ages don't quite fit it seems likely that the Duncan of Yate in 1841 is the Duncan in 1851/1861 on Glasgow Farm . This needs further checking. Checked further and it seems Glasgow Farm is on Shuna and was owned before 1829 by James Yates who gave it to the City of Glasgow. Could Yate near Kilbride have provided the connection to Glasgow farm? It seems that his wife Margaret was daughter of Alexander McDougall, Smith, in 1841 and farmer of 376 acres in 1861 both years in West Park, Shuna next to Glasgow farm.

The following is from

"The island of Shuna lies midway betwixt Luing and Craignish. About three miles long and less than two broad, it presents a surface of less fertility and verdure than the neighbouring isles, but beautifully variegated with copses of natural wood. Numerous rivulets course down its brown sides, the position of each being indicated by meandering lines of birch and hazel which thickly clothe the depressions; while here and there on the less fertile areas of soil, clumps of the same species of tree dot the landscape. The whole, arranged with Nature's careless freedom and grace, presents the appearance of ornamental policies--only, as has been said, "man never did anything half so well."
The island, once the property of the Lords of Lorn, was granted along with other lands in 1321 by King Robert the Bruce to Dugald Campbell, Knight of Lochow, as a reward for faithful services. In 1679 Lord Neil Campbell of Ardmaddie, a son of the eighth Earl of Argyll, granted a charter of the lands to a family of the name of MacLean, probably cadets of Duart, who owned the island until about 1815. It was then sold to Mr James Yates, a Glasgow merchant, who, in 1829, gifted Shuna to the Corporation of Glasgow - whose property it now is - the revenue to be applied for the benefit of certain institutions and the poor of the city."

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  Chronology:

He worked as a Farmer in 1841 and resided at Yate Kilbride. 5

He worked as a Farmer in 1851 and resided at Glasgow Farm, Shuna, Argyll. 6

He worked as a Farmer in 1861 and resided at Glasgow Farm, Shuna, Argyll. 7 8

He worked as a Farmer in 1901 and resided at Ardentallen Farm Ho (upper), Kilbride, Argyll. 9


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Duncan married Grace Campbell on 25 Aug 1833. (Grace Campbell died in 1844.)


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Duncan next married Margaret McDougall, daughter of Alexander McDougall and Margaret McInnes, on 25 Aug 1844 in Kilbrandon/Kilchattan, Argyll.1 (Margaret McDougall was born Cal 1825 in Kilchattan 10 and died on 11 Aug 1900 in Ardentallen Farm , Kilbride, Argyll 11.)


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1 Scotland's People - Document Image, www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, Index OPR Marriages - 2 entries. 25/08/1844 MCNAB DUNCAN MARGARET MCDOUGALL/FRCH2V2 M KILBRANDON/ KILCHATTAN 515/00 0002 No Image
25/08/1844 MCNAB DUNCAN MARGARET MCDOUGALL/FR258 M KILBRANDON/ KILCHATTAN 515/00 0002 No Image
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2 Web (Misc), YATE KILBRIDE HH MCNAB Duncan 26 Farmer.

3 Web (Misc), JH documents 2009 - including census images for 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901 all indicating birth c1808.

4 Scotland's People - Document Image, www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, OPR. No entry can be found for Margaret.

5 Web (Misc), YATE KILBRIDE HH MCNAB Duncan 26 Farmer
YATE KILBRIDE MCPHAIL Malcom 60 Tailor
YATE KILBRIDE MCPHAIL Donald 50 Boat Maker.

6 Scotland's People - Document Image, www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1851C.

7 Web (Misc), MCNAB DUNCAN 39 KILBRANDON
MCNAB MARGARET 25 KILCHATTAN
MCNAB MARGARET 4 KILCHATTAN
MCNAB PETER 2 KILCHATTAN
MCNAB NANCY 1 KILCHATTAN
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8 Web (Misc), 1861C. Glasgow Farm McNab Duncan Head M M 52 Farmer of 250 Ac Arg Kilbrandon Glasgow Farm McNab Margaret Wife M F 35 Arg Kilchattan
Glasgow Farm McNab Peter Son U M 12 Scholar Arg Kilchattan
Glasgow Farm McNab Ann Dau U F 10 Scholar Arg Kilchattan
Glasgow Farm McNab Catharine Dau U F 8 Scholar Arg Kilchattan
Glasgow Farm McNab Margaret Dau U F 5 Scholar Arg Kilchattan
Glasgow Farm McNab Lilly Dau U F 2 Arg Kilchattan
Glasgow Farm McNab Alexander Son U M 6 mo Arg Kilchattan
Glasgow Farm McGregor Donald Boarder U M 63 Retired Farmer Arg Craignish
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9 Ancestry.com Online Census and BMD, www.ancestry.com, 1901C. 1901 Scotland Census
about Duncan McNab
Name: Duncan McNab
Age: 92
Estimated birth year: abt 1809
Relationship: Head
Gender: Male
Where born: Kilbrandon, Argyll
Registration Number: 523
Registration district: Kilmore and Kilbride
Civil parish: Kilbride
County: Argyll
Address: Ardentallen Farm Ho (upper)
Occupation: Farmer
ED: 11
Page: 4 (click to see others on page)
Household schedule number: 12
Line: 13
Roll: CSSCT1901_181
Household Members: Name Age
Alexander McNab 40
Annie McNab 19
Archibald McNab 28
Duncan McNab 92
Duncan McNab 2
Elizabeth McNab 32
Flora McNab 7.

10 Scotland's People - Document Image, www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1851C. 25 b Kilchattan.

11 Scotland's People - Document Image, www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1900 MCNAB MARGARET MCDOUGALL F 76 KILMORE AND KILBRIDE /ARGYLL 523/00 0081
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