Re: [Peterhead] Re: George Thomson/William Duncan
- The informant was William Duncan (her son) she died 6th August 1889. On the death certificate William Duncan is classed as inmate. He died in 1933 (90 King Street) at the time this was the Poor House.Ross Duncan
From: Barbara Dawes <bedawes@...>
To: Peterhead <Peterhead@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, 28 July 2011, 2:04
Subject: [Peterhead] Re: George Thomson DuncanJust to let you know what I haven't found - no George DUNCAN that feels like he would be the right one without a lot of research, ie a William and a George DUNCAN but both shown as age 40 in the 1910 Census Detroit, Michigan, USA - the George was a Tailor, if that helps.I've noted that George is listed in the 1891 but not in the 1901 Census where other family members are. Also noted that there were only two George DUNCAN's who died in Aberdeenshire born 1874 during that time, although not in Peterhead.If correct and Helen & Mary Ann both deceased before 1891 as well as their father - who was the informant? Who was the informant on mother's death?Are Alexander and William located in 1901? I find possible one for Alexander as a Fireman; Vessels; Shetland and a William married to a Barbara with a daughter Elsie. Once again if either are deceased who was the informant?I have no personal links to this line but the surnames caught my eye as I have one "Kinghorn" and some unrelated to the "Kinghorn" DUNCAN's mostly from pre 1840's so just couldn't resist doing a search using my Ancestry World.Sorry, not much help;-((BarbaraOntario, Canada
- Ross,My guess now would be that George Thomson DUNCAN probably died at a young age, but that is just an assumption based on what is known and we all know that in this hobby, we should never make assumptions;-)))The 1901 Census index shows that Isabella & Alexander WATSON also had a daughter Mary Jane bc1896 as noted in my previous post.I've seen the term "inmate" used before and it seemed to only reference that the person lived at the same address as the deceased - took me by surprise too the first time I saw it.I've also had an instance or two where the middle name had absolutely nothing to do with the direct lineage - just someone they thought well of.Please post should the puzzle get solved.BarbaraOntario, Canada
I George Thomson Duncan went to Detroit,he might have come through
Canada through the Detroit Boarder Crossings to enter the USA.
Ancestry.com has the Detroit Boarder Crossings listed. I also found
other relatives through this information.
Then on the other hand you might want to try PA passenger manifest also. I found relatives that came that route as well.
I hope this is some help to you..
--- In Peterhead@yahoogroups.com, "ross" <rossduncanscot@...> wrote:
> George Thomson Duncan is my Gr/Gr uncle he was born in 1874 his parents were James Duncan/Janet (Kinghorn) Duncan. I have a list of births and dates of his siblings. However I haven't established where and when George Thomson Duncan died.
> I have tried Scotlands People and been unsuccessful and tried Ellis Island and couldn't find trace either. Does anyone have a key to solve this mystery.
> Apart from my father I may be the last Duncan in the family,but I am not yet able to prove this unless I can confirm if George Thomson Duncan was married or had a family