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William Duncan
(Bef 1710-)
Elpset Stevenson
(Bef 1710-)
George Grant
Magdalene Gordon
John Duncan
Katherine Grant
Elspet Duncan
(1764-Bef 1826)


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Alexander Duncan

Elspet Duncan 2 3

  • Born: 26 May 1764, Fordyce, Banff, Scotland
  • Christened: 26 May 1764, Fordyce 4 5
  • Marriage: Alexander Duncan on 25 Feb 1789 in Fordyce 1
  • Died: Bef 1826 6

  General Notes:

It should also be noted that Elspet, the wife of naval surgeon Alexander Duncan, drops out of the records after producing two children soon after her marriage. The Heritage Officer at Moray Council says that Elspet died at Broom but cannot say when she died or where she is buried. I think this is very odd. (PTGray)


Elspet married Alexander Duncan, son of John Duncan and Elspet Davidson, on 25 Feb 1789 in Fordyce.1 (Alexander Duncan was christened on 11 Oct 1763 in Keith, Banffshire 7 and died on 13 Feb 1826 in Cullen, Banff, Scotland 8 9.)


1 PTGray, Alexander Duncan surgeon RN in Cullen and Elspet Duncan of Fordyce
married at Cullen 25/2/1789 (OPR)

2 ImportPTGray database.

3 PTG Database April 2007.

4 Scotland's People - Index,, 26/05/1764 DUNCAN ELSPET JOHN DUNCAN/KATHERINE GRANT U FORDYCE 153/00 0002.

5 Scotland's People - Document Image,, May 26th 1764 Mr John Duncan in Broom had a Child by his Wife Katherine Grant baptised called Elspet so named after Elspet Milne in Florres(?) town in Murray(?) and Mrs Eppie Robertson in Portsoy.

6 PTGray, AD 1826 Will - no mention of Elspet.

7 Scotland's People - Index,, 11/10/1763 DUNCAN ALEXR JOHN DUNCAN/ELSPET DAVIDSON M KEITH 159/00 0002

8 PTGray, ANESFHS also has an incomplete Memorial Inscriptions Index that lists a
tombstone No. 1 in Cullen inscribed Alexander Duncan 13 Feb 1826 and
tombstone No. 10 inscribed Alexander Gray (no date), Robert Grant 9 Apr
1808 and Elizabeth Duncan 31/8/1809 (this might be Elspet) and tombstone
No. 3 inscribed John Fraser 30 Nov 1848 and Catherine Duncan 11 Apr 1862. I have asked for the full unpublished text of the inscriptions on
tombstones 1, 3 and 10.


9 Web (Misc), Source: Wm. Cramond, A.M. L.L.D., Schoolmaster of Cullen.
(1) Sacred to the memory of ALEXANDER DUNCAN, Esq., Surgeon, Royal Navy, who died 13th February, 1826, aged 62 years.