Alexander Duncan

25 November 1804–
Larbert, Stirlingshire, Scotland

The Life of Alexander

When Alexander Duncan was born on 25 November 1804, in Larbert, Stirlingshire, Scotland, his father, James Duncan, was 31 and his mother, Marion McPherson, was 25. He married Janet Fenwick on 1 June 1825, in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 11 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Duncan
1804–
Janet Fenwick
1798–
Marriage: 1 June 1825
John Duncan
1826–1918
Ann Duncan
1827–
Ann Duncan
1828–
Margaret Duncan
1829–
Elizabeth Duncan
1831–
Janet Simpson Duncan
1833–
Mary Duncan
1833–
Mary Ann Duncan
1834–
Janet Duncan
1837–
Elizabeth Duncan
1840–
Janet Duncan
1840–
Duncan
1843–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1 June 1825
Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
children

(12)

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1811 · The Tron Riot

Age 7

The Tron riot was a riot which occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland on New Year's Eve. A group of young men attacked and robbed wealthier passers-by. One police officer was killed in the riot. Though the total count of participants is unknown, sixty-eight youths were arrested, with five sentenced to death for their actions during the riot.
1815

Age 11

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1838 · Jenners Department Store Opens its doors

Age 34

Jenners was founded by Charles Jenner as a department store for the community. The original building was destroyed by a fire in 1892 but, with a new design in mind, the store was reopened in 1895 with new features. It was named Harrods of the North after it was given Royal Warrant in 1911 and was visited by Queen Elizabeth II on its 150th anniversary. It was sold to the House of Fraser in 2005, which in 2008, made much needed improvements to the store.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and Irish (of Scottish origin): from the Gaelic personal name Donnchadh, composed of the elements donn ‘brown-haired man’ or ‘chieftain’ + a derivative of cath ‘battle’, Anglicized in Ireland as Donagh or Donaghue. Compare Donahue .2 Irish (Sligo): used as an Anglicized equivalent of Gaelic Ó Duinnchinn ‘descendant of Donncheann’, a byname composed of the elements donn ‘brown-haired man’ or ‘chieftain’ + ceann ‘head’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • Alexander Duncan in entry for Janet Duncan, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Alexander Duncan, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"

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