Patrick Duncan
(Cir 1700-1760)


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Elspet Milne

Patrick Duncan

  • Born: Cir 1700, Botrophinie, Banff
  • Marriage: Elspet Milne on 14 Oct 1735 1
  • Died: 25 Jan 1760 2

  General Notes:

Ecclesiae Scoticanae Vol 6. entry for Patrick Duncan names a son John.
- "PATRICK DUNCAN, born Botriplmie .,,_,. about 1700 ; educated at King s College, Aberdeen, 1717-21 ; school master of Rhynie, 1720-5 ; licen. by Presb. of Peebles in 1728 ; app. Royal Bounty missionary at Cairney 2nd Feb. 1731 ; called 2nd Sept. 1734 and (trials being delayed by his illness) ord. 9th April 1735 ; died 25th Jan. 1760. He inarr. 14th Oct. 1735, Elspet(died 9th Feb. 1780), daugh. of James Milne of Kinstair, and had issue Elizabeth, born 16th March 1739 (marr. 5th July 1759, Robert Grant, licentiate); John, born 5th Jan. 1743 ; Jean, born 16th Nov. 1745; Thomas, born 4th Nov. 1750. [Index to Services; Shaw s Hist., iii., 392.] "

This might be the Longbride mentioned ......

Elgin Roads and Bridges Petition.
A Petition of several Freeholders, Heritors and others, in the counties of Elgin, Nairn and Inverness, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Bridge over the River Spey, at or near the place called the Boat of Bog, near Fochabers, in the parishes of Speymouth and Belley, in the county of Elgin, and the Bridge over the River Findhorn near Dalvey, in the parishes of Forres and Dyke, in the said county, were totally destroyed and swept away by a flood which prevailed in the north of Scotland in the month of August last; and that it is expedient and necessary, in order to restore and preserve the communications and intercourse of that part of the United Kingdom, that a new Bridge should be built over the River Spey at the place called the Boat of Bog, where the former Bridge stood, and also that a Bridge should be built over the said River Findhorn, at or near the rock called the Coulternose, in the said parishes of Forres and Dyke; and that Roads of access thereto should be made through the parishes of Dyke, Rafford and Forres, to join the present Turnpike Roads; and also that a Foot Bridge should be erected across the said River Findhorn, opposite the lands of Balnagreth or Edgefield, and paths of access thereto made through the said parishes of Dyke and Forres; and that power should be granted to levy Pontage duties at the said several Bridges when built, and to prohibit the use of all private Fords and Ferries within a mile above and a mile below the said two Bridges to be erected over the Rivers Spey and Findhorn; and it would contribute greatly to the accommodation of the public if the following new lines of Road were made and maintained; viz. a Road from an intended new Bridge over the River Spey at the Boat of Bridge, to join the great turnpike Road from Fochabers to the town of Elgin, between Longbride and the Bridge of Sheriffston, in the county of Elgin, and passing through the parishes of Rothes, Speymouth, Longbride, Urquhart and Elgin, and a Road from Dava to join the present Turnpike Road from Forres at or near Pitnisk by Edenkillie, with a Branch from Edenkillie towards Elgin, to join the line described in an Act of the 59th year of his late Majesty, for more effectually making and maintaining certain Turnpike Roads in the county of Elgin, and for more effectually converting into money the statute labour in the said county, for repairing the Highways and Bridges therein at Craigmill, and from thence to Rimmichie at the west end of the valley of Pluscardine, situated in the said county of Elgin, and partly in the counties of Nairn and Inverness, and passing through the parishes of Cromdale, Ardclach, Edenkillie, Dallas and Elgin, with power to levy Tolls and Duties on the said several Roads; and praying, That leave may be given to bring in a Bill for the same.

From: 'House of Commons Journal Volume 85: 19 February 1830', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 85: 1830, pp. 70-86. URL: Date accessed: 16 September 2008.



He worked as a Minister of Religion in 1731 and resided at Longbride (near Elgin?). 3

He worked as a Miister of Religion before 1763 and resided at Longbride (near Elgin?). 4


Patrick married Elspet Milne, daughter of James Milne and Unknown, on 14 Oct 1735.1 (Elspet Milne was born before 1720 and died on 9 Feb 1780.)


1 National Archive of Scotland (, ReferenceTitleDate
GD36Rose of Montcoffer (Kinharrachie) Papers1559-1868
Country code GB
Repository code 234
Repository National Archives of Scotland
Reference GD36/61
Title Copy Charter of Resignation by James, Lord Forbes, in favour of James Milne of Kinstair, sometime in Bottarie, in liferent and after his decease, Elspet and Janet Milne, his daughters, equally in fee, and Patrick Duncan, minister at Longbride, husband of said Elspet Milne, and James Robertson, merchant in Portsoy, husband of said Janet Milne, for their respective interests, of towns and lands of Little Endovie and towns and lands of Kinstair with mill of Kinstair, all in parish of Alford, sheriffdom of Aberdeen
Dates 30 Mar 1757
Access status Open
Description In duplicate.
Level File.

2 Scotland's People - Document Image,, Baptisms of Robert and Elspet 1763/4.

3 Web (Misc), The Principal Acts of the General Assembly of the Church of ... - Google Books Resultby Church of Scotland, Church of Scotland General ... - 1731
Patrick Duncan at Longbride, Minifters; Ludo- 'vJck Dunbar of Weftfield, Efquire, Ruling Elder, From the Presbytery of Forrels, Mr. John Squyre at Forrefs, ...

4 Scotland's People - Document Image,, Baptsims. Robert, lawful son to the Reverend Mr Robert Grant Min'r of Cullen & Mrs Elizabeth Duncan was born June 30th & baptised July 9t. Witnesses Nailie Robert Grant Merh't in Elgin Grandfather to the Child Bailie Rob't Taylor Merch't In Cullen Miss Jeanie Duncan Daughter to the late Mr Duncan Min'r of Longbride(?) & Miss Peggie Gordon in Cullen.
Elspet lawful daughetr to the Rev'd Mr Robert Grant & Mrs Elizabeth Duncan was born March 2nd & baptised March 7th. Witnesses Mr John Duncan in Broom Mr Alex'r Innes Merch't in Cullen, Elspet Milk(?) Relict of the Deceased Mr Patrick Duncan Minister of Longbride Miss Eppy(?) Dunbar in Pallinbring(?) & Miss Eppy(?) Robertson Daughter to Mr James Robertson Senior(?) Merch't in Portsoy.