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Re: new member researching Taits, Duncans, Gordons

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  • duncan.mags
    Oh I am sorry, I see you have addressed this to Elizabeth and not me. I do apologise - I m not yet used to the way yahoo groups work, it came to my email
    Message 1 of 7 , Mar 20, 2010
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      Oh I am sorry, I see you have addressed this to Elizabeth and not me. I do apologise - I'm not yet used to the way yahoo groups work, it came to my email address therefore it was for me lol sorry!!!

      --- In Peterhead@yahoogroups.com, Mary Barnes <marysb@...> wrote:
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      > Hi Elizabeth,
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      > I wonder if one of your Boddam/Peterhead Duncan ancestors might be William Duncan, who died aged 58, on 7 May 1877. His death was the result of the pilot boat capsizing off the Skerrie, with all three crew lost, no bodies found. I have his death certificate (it was on the same page of the register as that of my great-grandfather Matthew Nicol who died in the same accident). I also have several newspaper reports of the accident. I can send you copies of these if you are interested.
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      > William was married to Margaret Duncan. His parents were William Duncan, seaman and Margaret Duncan (M.S. Robertson), both deceased at the time of his death. It was reported that that he had four children, and that he sailed for many years, as ordinary seaman and mate, with Captain William Mackie in the schooner Jane of Peterhead.
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      > Mary
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      > Mary Barnes
      > marysb@...
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