In searching for the parents of Elspet, I found John Duncan and Katherine (Kattie) Grant who were married in Fordyce and Rathven on 5/7/1763 and had two daughters baptized at Fordyce, (a) Elspet born 26/5/1764 and (b) Katherine born 13/8/1765. We assumed this Elspet is the most likely candidate for the surgeon's wife. (PTGray 2006)
He resided in 1763 in "of Broom". 6
He resided in 1763 in "in the Parish of Fordyce". 7
Witness: Baptism of Magdaline Innes (daughter of Alex&Nellie), 1764, Manse at Rathven. 8
Witness: Baptism of Margaret Innes, 1768, "Broom". 9
Witness: Baptism of Elizabeth Grant, daughter of Robert Grant and Elizabeth Duncan, 1771, (JD "of Broom"). 10
He resided in 1792 in "in the island of Jamaica". 11
2 ImportPTGray database.
3 PTG Database April 2007.
PTGray, Alexander's daughter (1790) is named for her grandmother Katherine (most
probably Elspet's mother) (OPR)
Elspet is probably the daughter of John Duncan/Katherine (Kattie) Grant of
Fordyce whose marriage on 5/7/1763 is registered at both Fordyce and
Rathven (why Rathven?). Elspet's sister is Katherine baptised 13/8/1765 at
5 Scotland's People - Index, www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 07/04/1739 DUNCAN JOHN WILLIAM DUNCAN/ELSPET STEINSON U CULLEN 150/00 0003.
6 Paul Turton Gray, On 7/3/1763 John Duncan of Broom, together with Alexander Innes a merchant of Cullen were among the witnesses at the baptism of Elspet Grant, daughter of the Rev. Robert Grant and Elizabeth Duncan.
7 Scotland's People - Document Image, www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, Marriage.
8 Paul Turton Gray, On 15/6/1764 John Duncan was a witness at the baptism of Magdalene Innes in the manse at Rathven.
9 Paul Turton Gray, On 23/1/1768 he was a witness at the baptism of Margaret Innes, daughter of Alexander Innes and Nellie Grant at Tarskin and described as "John Duncan Broom".
10 Paul Turton Gray, On 22/12/1771, John Duncan of Broom was witness to the baptism of Elizabeth Grant, daughter of Robert Grant and Elizabeth Duncan.
11 Scotland's People - Document Image, www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, Baptism JI 1792.
Scotland's People - Index, www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 24/07/1744 13
Scotland's People - Document Image, www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk.
13 Scotland's People - Document Image, www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk.