Saturday, April 2, 2016

Charles Duncan 1799 -

Christina Duncan was born in Dundee in 1841 to Charles Duncan (seaman) and Christina Grewar. (Greneen b 1803 according to FS.)
 (Note, Seeing that Charles is a seaman, this would explain why he doesn't show up on the 1841 or 1851 census, however he is home in the 1861 census)

1841 census:  They live at Smalls Wynd, Dundee
Janet Duncan born 1806 (not sure who she is or is this a nickname for Christina.  She could also be a domestic servant)
Margaret Duncan, born 1830
Charles Duncan Jr, born 1836
George Duncan, born 1838
Christina Duncan, born January 1841
Elizabeth Duncan, born January 1841,  twins
(The 1841 census was taken June 6, 1841.)

1851 census: Living at Tindals Wynd
Christina Duncan, 48 born 1803 in Liff
Margaret Duncan, 21 born born 1830 in Liff
Charles Duncan Jr., 15 born born 1836 in Liff, occupation seaman apprentice (like his father)
George Duncan, 13 born born 1838 in Dundee
Christina Duncan, 10 born 1841 in Dundee
Elizabeth Duncan10 born 1841 in Dundee

1861  8 Apr Census, 11 Crescent Street, 1st Dist, Dundee (ED27, p29, FHL103789
Elizabeth Stewart     Head  Marr  50  Perthshire, Logierait
William Stewart      Son   Unm  24    Sawmiller, Perthshire, Logierait   
Elizabeth Stewart      Dau  Unm   21   Jute WeaverPerthshire, St Martins
Amelia Stewart         Dau   Unm  18   Jute Weaver, Perthshire, Scone
Jean Stewart              Dau            15   Perthshire, Cargill
Margaret Stewart       Dau            11    Scholar Perthshire, Kinclaven                         
Robert Stewart           Son             3     Forfarshire, Dundee

1861 census: living at 90 Murray Gate, Dundee
Charles Duncan 60, born 1801 Seaman P Emperor On Merchant Bard (poor indexing quality on this)
Christina Duncan 58, seaman's wife
Christina Duncan 20 born 1841, dress maker
Elizabeth Duncan 20, born 1841, general servant
(George 23 apparently has left home)
David Craig 32, seaman (see certificate below)
Margaret Duncan 31, born 1830, seaman's wife, (married to David Craig with daughter below)
Margaret Duncan Craig 5
William Stewart (6 mo grandson, mother is Christina Duncan age 20)

Possible parents: 

1870 Dundee City Directory: 

A ship chandler (or ship's chandler) is a retail dealer who specializes in supplies or equipment for ships, known as ship's stores. Dundee city directory 1969 - 1870