Duncan Tree

Duncan Tree

 

Introduction

If this is the first time you are using these trees, you are advised to read the general introduction which appears here.

Here we have three inter-locking trees: A: Duncan; B: Orr; C: Hardy.
 

Free Church Ministers

There are about 71 ministers mentioned in these trees, of whom seven were Free Church ministers. The following are references for all ministers whose names appear in the General Index of Scottish Presbyterian Ministers:

Armitage, Lewis Frederick, 1879, St Leonard’s, Edinburgh: see under C.1.1.1.2.1.2. James Bryce Jamieson
Blacklock, Thomas, 1762, Kirkcudbrigh: see under A.1.1.1. George Duncan
Bryce, James, 1808, Strachan: see under C.1.1.1.2. Mary Meiklejohn
Bryce, John, 1780, South, Aberdeen: see under C.1.1.1.2. Mary Meiklejohn
Campbell, Alexander Duncan, 1860, Lockerbie: see under A.1.1.1.1.2.1. Mary Lundie Duncan
Craig, John, 1764, Kirkpatrick Fleming: see under A.1.1.1.1. Henry Duncan
Currie, James, 1700, Hoddam: see under A.1.1. George Duncan
Currie, James, 1746, Kirkpatrick Fleming: see under A.1.1. George Duncan
Dodds, James, 1841, Humbie: see under A.1.1.1.1.3. Barbara Ann Duncan
Douglas, William Henry Brown, 1894, Newton Stewart: see under A.1.1.1.1.2.3.1. Mary Parker Duncan
Duncan, George, Lochrutton, 1728, Lochrutton, A.1.1.
Duncan, George, Lochrutton, 1766, Lochrutton, A.1.1.1.
Duncan, George, Walls, 1701, Walls, A.2.
Duncan, George John Craig, 1832, Kirkpatrick Durham: see under A.1.1.1.1.1.
Duncan, Henry, 1799, Ruthwell: see under A.1.1.1.1.
Duncan, John, 1715, Bressay: see under A.1.2.
Duncan, Joseph Rodgers, 1841, Dumfries, A.1.1.1.2.1.
Duncan, Thomas Tudor, 1804, Applegarth: see under A.1.1.1.2.
Duncan, William Wallace, 1836, Cleish: see under A.1.1.1.1.2.
Forbes, George, 1764, Corgarff: see under C.1.1.1.1. Robert Meiklejohn
Forbes, George, 1804, Strathdon, Corgarff: see under C.1.1.1.1. Robert Meiklejohn
Forbes, Gordon, 1819, Towie: see under C.1.1.1.1. Robert Meiklejohn
Gibson, James, 1849, Terregles: see under A.1.1.1.3.1. Mary Ann Inglis
Grant, George, 1791, Old Machar, Aberdeen: see under C.1.1.1.1. Robert Meiklejohn
Hardy, Charles Wilkie, 1813, Dunning, B.1.1.1.1.1.
Hardy, Henry, 1741, Culross, C.1.
Hardy, Thomas, 1774, Ballingry: see under B.1.1.1.1. Agnes Young
Hardy, Thomas, 1851, Wishaw: see under C.1.1.3.2. Helen Isabella Liston
Hill, Henry David, 1786, Dunino: see under A.1.1.1.1.2. William Wallace Duncan
Inglis, Thomas, 1806, Dunscore: see under A.1.1.1.3. Mary Duncan
Irving, Edward, 1821, Caledonian, London: see under A.1.1.1.1.3. Barbara Ann Duncan
Jamieson, George Thomas, 1863, Newton on Ayr: see under C.1.1.1.2.1. Harriet Flora MacWhirter Bryce
Jamieson, James Bryce, 1907, Hurlford, C.1.1.1.2.1.2.
Jamieson, Robert, 1830, Westruther: see under C.1.1.1.2.1. Harriet Flora MacWhirter Bryce
Jamieson, Robert George, 1903, Indian Chaplain, C.1.1.1.2.1.1.
Liston, David, 1848, Professor, Edinburgh, C.1.1.2.1.
Liston, Henry, 1793, Ecclesmachan, C.1.1.2.
Liston, John, 1723, Aberdour: see under C.1.1. Janet Hardy
Liston, Robert, 1754, Aberdour: see under C.1.1. Janet Hardy
Liston, William, 1812, Redgorton, C.1.1.3.
Liston, William Alexander, 1866, Indian Chaplain, C.1.1.3.3.
Lundie, Robert, 1801, Gordon: see under A.1.1.1.1. Henry Duncan and A.1.1.1.1.2. William Wallace Duncan
MacGill, Henry Moncrieff, 1859, Strone: see under C.1.1.1.2.1.2. James Bryce Jamieson
Macgill, John Whyte, 1897, St Catherine’s, British Guiana: see under C.1.1.1.2.1.2. James Bryce Jamieson
McMurdo, John, 1702, Torthorwald: see under A.1.1.1. George Duncan
Meiklejohn, Hugh, 1791, Abercorn: see under C.1.1.1. Anne Liston
Meiklejohn, Robert, 1830, Strathdon, C.1.1.1.1.
Meiklejohn, William Hope, 1837, Indian Chaplain: see under C.1.1.1.3.
Mein, John, 1893, Westerkirk: see under B.1.1.1. Agnes Orr
Millingen, Alexander van, 1868, Genoa: see under A.1.1.1.1.2.3.1. Mary Parker Duncan
Milroy, Adam, 1854, Logiealmond: see under C.1.1.3.1. Mary Anne Liston
Milroy, William Liston, 1890, Abernyte, C.1.1.3.1.1.
Napier, Peter, 1824, St George’s in the Fields, Glasgow: see under C.1.1.3.3. William Alexander Liston
Orr, Alexander, 1689, Beith, B.1.
Orr, Alexander, 1717, Muirkirk, B.1.1.
Robertson, William, Principal, 1744, Gladsmuir: see under A.1.2. John Duncan
Scott, Robert Forrester Victor, 1923, Strathmiglo, C.1.1.3.2.1.1.
Scott, William Frank, 1876, Missionary: see under C.1.1.3.2.1. Henrietta Porteous Hardy
Spens, Harry, 1744, Wemyss: see under A.1.2.1. Ann Duncan
Tawse, Andrew, 1819, College, Aberdeen: see under C.1.1.1.1. Robert Meiklejohn
Thom, Alexander, 1826, Nigg: see under C.1.1.1.2. Mary Meiklejohn
Watson, Andrew Bullock, 1875, Indian Chaplain: see under C.1.1.1.2.1.1. Robert George Jamieson
Young, George, 1702, Hutton, B.1.1.1. Agnes Orr
Young, William, 1736, Hutton: see under B.1.1.1. Agnes Orr

 

Tree

A.1. Alexander Duncan was a merchant in Aberdeen. His father was said to have been a minister in Orkney though he cannot easily be identified as either a Presbyterian or an Episcopal minister there. Duncan was their assumed name when they moved to Orkney; they were a branch of the Charteris of Amisfield.

A.1.1. George Duncan (1692-1765) was the son of Alexander Duncan, merchant, Aberdeen. He was minister of Lochrutton, Dumfries-shire: FES, Vol.2, p.291. He married Anne Hair, daughter of James Hair, merchant, Dumfries; she had previously been married to Robert Boyd, writer, by whom she had Jean Boyd who married James Currie, minister of Middleton, who was the son of James Currie minister of Hoddom. See FES, Vol.2, p.249 and FES, Vol.2, p.253.

A.1.1.1. George Duncan (1738-1807) was the son of George Duncan, minister of Lochrutton. He was also minister there: FES, Vol.2, p.291. He married Ann McMurdo, daughter of William McMurdo, brewer, Dumfries, and Mary Blacklock. Ann was the grand-daughter of John McMurdo, minister of Torthorwald, Dumfries-shire: FES, Vol.2, p.300. Mary Blacklock is thought to have been the sister of Thomas Blacklock, minister of Kirkcudbright: FES, Vol.2, p.417.

A.1.1.1.1. Henry Duncan (1774-1846) was the son of George Duncan, Jr., minister of Lochrutton. He was Free Church minister in Ruthwell, Dumfries-shire. He married (1) Agnes Craig, the daughter of John Craig, minister of Ruthwell: FES, Vol.2, p.255, and Barbara Orr – for whom, see below. (2) Mary Grey daughter of George Grey and widow of Robert Lundie, minister of Kelso. See also the Lundie Tree.

A.1.1.1.1.1. George John Craig Duncan (1806-1868) was the son of Henry Duncan, Free Church minister in Ruthwell. He was a Free Church minister.

A.1.1.1.1.2. William Wallace Duncan (1808-1864) was the son of Henry Duncan, Free Church minister in Ruthwell. He was Free Church minister in Peebles. He married (1) Mary Lundie, daughter of Robert Lundie, minister of Kelso. See also the Lundie Tree; (2) Mary Borthwick Hill, daughter of Henry David Hill, Professor of Greek in St Andrews, Fife. See the Carstairs Hill Tree.

A.1.1.1.1.2.1. Mary Lundie Duncan (1837-1894) was the daughter of William Wallace Duncan, Free Church minister in Peebles. She married Alexander Duncan Campbell, Free Church minister in Lockerbie, Dumfries-shire.

A.1.1.1.1.2.1.1. William Wallace Duncan Campbell (1866-1941) was the son of Alexander Duncan Campbell, Free Church minister in Lockerbie. In 1911 he was a Presbyterian minister in Bath, Somerset.

A.1.1.1.1.2.2. Henry Robert Duncan (b.1830) was a son of William Wallace Duncan, Free Church minister in Peebles. He was a clergyman, a missionary in Spain.

A.1.1.1.1.2.2.1. William Wallace Duncan (c.1877-1952) was the son of Henry Robert Duncan, missionary. He was a minister of the Presbyterian Church of England – in 1911 he was in Worcester, England.

A.1.1.1.1.2.3. John Henry Hill Duncan (b.1848-1911) was a son of William Wallace Duncan, Free Church minister in Peebles.

A.1.1.1.1.2.3.1. Mary Parker Duncan (1878-1950) was a daughter of John Henry Hill Duncan. She married, as his second wife, Julius Robertson van Millingen. As his first wife this man married Marianne Georgina Brown Douglas, sister of William Henry Brown Douglas, a Free Church minister. Julius van Millingen was half brother of Alexander van Millingen, a Free Church minister.

A.1.1.1.1.3. Barbara Ann Duncan (1810-1901) was the daughter of Henry Duncan, Free Church minister in Ruthwell. She married James Dodds, Free Church minister in Dunbar, East Lothian. He was the son of William Dodds and of Helen Irving, daughter of Thomas Irving, Dalton, Dumfries-shire, a relative of Edward Irving, minister: FES, Vol.7, p.493.

A.1.1.1.2. Thomas Tudor Duncan (1778-1858) was the son of George Duncan, Jr. He was minister of Greyfriars, Dumfries: FES, Vol.2, p.269.

A.1.1.1.2.1. Joseph Rodgers Duncan (1811-1884) was the son of Thomas Tudor Duncan, minister of Dumfries. He was minister of Torthorwald, Dumfries-shire: FES, Vol.2, p.301. He married Georgina Brooks, daughter of the venerable Archdeacon Joseph Brooks, Liverpool, Lancashire, England – so FES. Joseph Brooks was a Major in the Indian Army when he married.

A.1.1.1.2.2. William Robert Duncan (1820-1898) was the son of Thomas Tudor Duncan, minister of Dumfries. He was a Church of England clergyman in Liverpool, Lancashire, England.

A.1.1.1.2.2.1. Thomas Appleton Duncan (1850-1922) was the son of William Robert Duncan, Liverpool. He was a clergyman of the Church of England: see here.

A.1.1.1.3. Mary Duncan (1784-1857) was the daughter of George Duncan, Jr. She married, as his second wife, Thomas Inglis, minister of Lochrutton, Dumfries-shire: FES, Vol.2, p.292.

A.1.1.1.3.1. Mary Ann Inglis (1829-1857) was the daughter of Thomas Inglis, minister. She married James Gibson, minister of Barr, Ayrshire: FES, Vol.3, p.18.

A.1.2. John Duncan (1676-1736) was the son of Alexander Duncan, merchant, Aberdeen. He was minister of Bressay: FES, Vol7, p.280. According to this web-site, he married Christian Robertson, daughter of John Robertson of Gossaburgh. He married Katharine Robertson daughter of Thomas Robertson of Lochbank. According to some sources she was a distant cousin of William Robertson, the historian (see FES, Vol.1, p.41 for him and see the Carstairs Hill Tree D.1.4.1. for more of his relations).

A.1.2.1. Ann Duncan (1727-1799) was the daughter of John Duncan, minister of Bressay: She married, as her second husband, Harry Spens, Professor of Divinity in St Andrews, Fife: FES, Vol7, p.429.

A.2. George Duncan (c.1667-1734) was, it would seem, the brother of Alexander Duncan, merchant, Aberdeen. He was minister of Walls, Shetland: FES, Vol.7, p.317.

B.1. Alexander Orr (c.1650-1710) was minister of St Quivox, Ayrshire: FES, Vol.3, p.66.

B.1.1. Alexander Orr (1686-1767) was the son of Alexander Orr, minister of St Quivox. He was minister of Hoddam, Dumfries-shire: FES, Vol.2, p.249.

B.1.1.1. Agnes Orr (1722-1809) was the daughter of Alexander Orr, minister of Hoddam. She married William Young, minister of Hutton, Dumfries-shire: FES, Vol.2, p.206. He was the son of George Young, also minister there; and grand-son of John Mein, minister of Westerkirk, Dumfries-shire: FES, Vol.2, p.239.

B.1.1.1.1. Agnes Young (1755-1812) was the daughter of William Young, minister of Hutton. She married C.1.2. Thomas Hardy, minister of New North, Edinburgh: FES, Vol.1, p.147. For his relatives, see below – Tree C.

B.1.1.1.1.1. Charles Wilkie Hardy (1788-1814) was the son of Thomas Hardy, minister in Edinburgh. He was minister of Dunning, Perthshire: FES, Vol.4, p.270.

C.1. Henry Hardy was minister of Culross, Fife: FES, Vol.5, p.17.

C.1.1. Janet Hardy (1744-1814) was the daughter of Henry Hardy, minister of Culross. She married Robert Liston, minister of Aberdour, Fife: FES, Vol.5, p.3. He was the son of John Liston, minister there.

C.1.1.1. Anne Liston (1768-1852) was the daughter of Robert Liston, Aberdour. She married Hugh Meiklejohn, minister of Abercorn, West Lothian: FES, Vol.1, p.190. He was son of Hugh Meiklejohn, minister, Carolina.

C.1.1.1.1. Robert Meiklejohn (1800-1859) was the son of Hugh Meiklejohn, minister of Abercorn. He was minister of Strathdon, Aberdeenshire: FES, Vol.6, p.139. He married Elizabeth Grant Forbes. She was the daughter of George Forbes, minister of Strathdon (see same reference); the grand-daughter of George Forbes, minister of Leochel-Cushnie, Aberdeenshire: FES, Vol.6, p.135; the sister of Mary Mitchell Forbes who married an episcopalian clergyman, Henry St John Howard; and the niece of Gordon Forbes, minister of Dyce, Aberdeenshire: FES, Vol.6, p.55, whose wife was Margaret Grant, the daughter of George Grant, minister of Mortlach, Banffshire: FES, Vol.6, p.328, and the sister of Helen Grant who married Andrew Tawse, minister of Logie Colstone, Aberdeenshire: FES, Vol.6, p.104.

C.1.1.1.2. Mary Meiklejohn (1802-) was the daughter of Hugh Meiklejohn, minister of Abercorn. She married James Bryce, minister of Strachan, Kincardineshire: FES, Vol.6, p.112. He was the son of John Bryce, minister of Aberdeen, South: FES, Vol.6, p.31; and brother of Mary Bryce who married Alexander Thom, minister of Nigg, Kincardineshire FES, Vol.6, p.70.

C.1.1.1.2.1. Harriet Flora MacWhirter Bryce (1841-1907) was the daughter of James Bryce, Strachan. She married George Thomas Jamieson, minister of Portobello, Edinburgh: FES, Vol.1, p.181. He was the son of Robert Jamieson, minister of St Paul’s, Glasgow: FES, Vol.3, p.464.

C.1.1.1.2.1.1. Robert George Jamieson (b.1874) was the son of George Thomas Jamieson, Portobello. He was a chaplain in India: FES, Vol.7, p.574. He married Jean Ainslie Gordon Watson, daughter of Andrew Bullock Watson, minister of Bower, Caithness: FES, Vol.7, p.115.

C.1.1.1.2.1.2. James Bryce Jamieson (1879-1955) was the son of George Thomas Jamieson, Portobello. He was minister of Greyfriars, Dumfries: FES, Vol.2, p.270. He married Anne Frances MacGill, the daughter of Henry Moncrieff MacGill, minister of Northesk, Midlothian: FES, Vol.1, p.339. Her brother, John Whyte Macgill, was minister of All Saints, British Guiana, and elsewhere: FES, Vol.7, p.673; her brother, Stevenson Macgill, was minister of St Clement’s, British Guiana, and elsewhere: FES, Vol.7, p.679, and married Helen Armitage, daughter of Lewis Frederick Armitage, minister of St Leonard’s, Edinburgh: FES, Vol.1, p.110; and her sister, Catherine Barclay Jamieson, was missionary in Ichang, China.

C.1.1.1.2.1.2.1. George Thomas Jamieson was the son of James Bryce Jamieson, Dumfries. There was a man of that name who was military chaplain in WW2: see here.

C.1.1.1.2.1.2.2. Henry Moncreiff Jamieson was the son of James Bryce Jamieson, Dumfries. He was a military chaplain: see here.

C.1.1.1.3. William Hope Meiklejohn (1811-?) was the son of Hugh Meiklejohn, minister of Abercorn. He was minister in Calcutta, India: FES, Vol.7, p.578.

C.1.1.2. Henry Liston (1771-1836) was the son of Robert Liston, Aberdour. He was minister of Ecclesmachan, West Lothian: FES, Vol.1, p.204.

C.1.1.2.1. David Liston (1799-1881) was the son of Henry Liston, Ecclesmachan. He was Professor of Oriental Languages, Edinburgh: FES, Vol.7, p.387.

C.1.1.3. William Liston (1781-1864) was the son of Robert Liston, Aberdour. He was minister of Redgorton, Perthshire: FES, Vol.4, p.242.

C.1.1.3.1. Mary Anne Liston (1830-1913) was the daughter of William Liston, Redgorton. She married Adam Milroy, minister of Moneydie, Perthshire: FES, Vol.4, p.226.

C.1.1.3.1.1. William Liston Milroy (1862-1925) was the son of Adam Milroy, Moneydie. He was minister of Abernyte, Perthshire: FES, Vol.5, p.309.

C.1.1.3.2. Helen Isabella Liston (1834-1900) was the daughter of William Liston, Redgorton. She married Thomas Hardy, minister of Fowlis Wester, Perthshire: FES, Vol.4, p.272.

C.1.1.3.2.1. Henrietta Porteous Hardy (1865-1947) was the daughter of Thomas Hardy, Fowlis Wester. She married William Frank Scott, minister of Logie Buchan, Aberdeenshire: FES, Vol.6, p.198.

C.1.1.3.2.1.1. Robert Forrester Victor Scott (1897-1975) was the son of William Frank Scott, Logie Buchan. He was minister of Strathmiglo, Fife: FES, Vol.5, p.176.

C.1.1.3.3. William Alexander Liston (1840-1915) was the son of William Liston, Redgorton. He was minister of Cardonald, Glasgow: FES, Vol.3, p.132. He married Patricia Napier, the daughter of Peter Napier, minister of Blackfriars, Glasgow: FES, Vol.3, p.400. Her half-sister, Alison Napier, married Dr William Parker, medical missionary to China: see here.

C.1.2. Thomas Hardy (1747-?) was the son of Henry Hardy, minister of Culross. He married Agnes Young, daughter of William Young, Hutton – see above.