The Duncan Family
An historical and photographic perspective
 
William Duncan & Jane Elliott | John Duncan & Matilda Cunningham | John James Duncan & Margaret Ann Acheson
Robert Gordon Duncan & Mabel M. Wright | James Herbert Duncan & Catherine McCowan

Index of Official Parish Registries and Statutory Registries for Births, Marriages and Deaths

The Waugh Family Library

Map of Leitrim County, Ireland
Map of Leitrim County, Ireland

The Duncans
"came over to Canada in 1929" should read in 1829
From The Family of William Duncan of Corigeencor Bridge, Co. Leitrim, Ireland and Canada

 

DNA: Candis Moran Waugh (b. 1960 and adopted that year) has an ancestry.com dna match (4-6th cousins) with "SKiddK207" who has Mary Shaw Duncan (born Aug 24, 1923, in Richmond Hill, York, Ontario) in her tree. Mary Shaw Duncan's parents were William Armstrong Duncan (born March 21, 1877, in Markham, Ontario) and Daisy Shaw (born in June, 1884, in Dresden, Kent County, Ontario). William Armstrong Duncan goes back to William Duncan and Jane Elliott through William Duncan and Sarah Mulholland. Candis also has an FTDNA match with her biological uncle (Duncan) who goes back to William Duncan and Jane Elliott.

"All I can tell you about Jim Duncan, is that he worked for Trans Canada Credit in Sudbury, in the late 50s he'd be about my age 75. As far as I can remember he was from southern Ont." - Catherine McCowan, Feb 15, 2015


James Herbert Duncan b. 1938 (son of Robert Gordon Duncan & Mabel M. Wright)
From
The Family of William Duncan of Corigeencor Bridge, Co. Leitrim, Ireland and Canada

 

According to The Family of William Duncan of Corigeencor Bridge, Co. Leitrim, Ireland and Canada, the William Duncan below had a sister who married William Gales. There was a Mary Jane Gales of Corigeencor who married Cairncross Carson Hawksby (1798-1848). - ancestry.com

 

William Duncan & Jane Elliott
Born: about 1770 Born: about 1780
Place: Corrigeencor Bridge, Leitrim, Ireland Place: Below Garrison, Fermanagh, Northern Ireland (?)
Married: about 1797
Place: Ireland
Died: 1829 Died: 1847 (?)
Place: Gulf of St. Lawrence Place: York, Ontario, Canada
Buried: At Sea Buried:

William Duncan's father (William Duncan) was "a merchant and mill owner or operator (oatmeal) at Corrigeencor Bridge... He also ran a general store". His grandfather may have been an Army Surgeon from Scotland.

Jane Elliott's father may have been James Elliott and he and his wife may have had at least four children: Thomas; Jane (born about 780); Forbes and Robert (twins born in about 1801) - Martin-Rutherford Family Tree on Ancestry. Other trees also list George Blackhawk Elliott (1782-1860) and Elizabeth Elliott (1811-1874) as children of James Elliott.

 

William Duncan  married Jane Elliott around 1797. They had at least nine children:
 

Children Born Place Died Place
Henry   Leitrim, Ireland   Northern Ireland
William Duncan Jan 1, 1801 Leitrim, Ireland July 18, 1886 York, Ontario, Canada
JOHN about 1802 Ireland April 5, 1895 York, Ontario, Canada
Adam about 1804 Ireland about 1844  
James about 1804 Ireland Jan 16, 1877 York, Ontario, Canada
George about 1805 Ireland    
Jane about 1807 Leitrim, Ireland June 30, 1875 York, Ontario, Canada
Mary about 1809 Ireland before 1811  
Mary Aug 12, 1811 Ireland Feb 9, 1905 Durham, Ontario, Canada

 

 

Henry Duncan

Their other brother, named Henry, did not emigrate...
Their other brother, named Henry, did not emigrate...
From The Family of William Duncan of Corigeencor Bridge, Co. Leitrim, Ireland and Canada (6 MB pdf)

 

1827 ..........

Jane Duncan & William Jackson

Jane Duncan (daughter of William Duncan and Jane Elliott) married William Jackson in about 1827. They had at least twelve children: John (1828-1844); Jane (born in Scotland on April 13, 1829, died in Canada on Nov 13, 1908); and the following children born in Canada:  William (Oct 7, 1830 - Sept 20, 1905); Thomas (born about 1833, died Aug 15, 1885); George (Jan 9, 1835 - Jan 6, 1909); Mary Anne (born about 1837, died April 15, 1905); Sarah (1839-1921); James (1841-1867?); Eliza (Feb 27, 1843 - Nov 27, 1927); Ellen (Sept 27, 1846 - April 16, 1871); Frances Maria (May, 1849 - March 10, 1918); and John Milton (Sept 16, 1864 - Oct 7, 1929). - from Duncan Family Tree on Ancestry.com

Jane Jackson & Thomas Walker | William Jackson & Margaret Anne Jackson | George Jackson & Sarah James | Mary Anne Jackson & John Goulding
Eliza Jackson & John Lennox | Eliza Jackson & Jacob B. Parsons | Frances Maria Jackson & David James

The Family of William Jackson and Jane Duncan

The Family of William Jackson and Jane Duncan
The Family of William Jackson and Jane Duncan
Bull, Wm. Perkins, From Oxford to Ontario: a history of the Downsview community, Toronto: The Perkins Bull Foundation, 1941, page 108.

 

1831 ..........

William Duncan & Sarah Mulholland

William Duncan (son of William Duncan & Jane Elliott) married Sarah Mulholland (daughter of Henry Mulholland and Jane Armstrong) in 1831. They had at least thirteen children (all born in York, Ontario): William (born Feb 24, 1832, died 1866 in Pennsylvania, USA); Henry (Sept 16, 1833 - Dec 26, 1917); James (1835-1838); Jane 1835-1838); David (Aug 8, 1837 - Nov 20, 1914); James Armstrong (born 1839, died July 1, 1887); John Sept 28, 1841 - June 12, 1931); George (born 1843, died March 20, 1900); Sarah (Aug 12, 1846 - March 14, 1923); Thomas (1848-1851); Adam (1850-1865); Elizabeth (born July 2, 1852, died 1920); Arthur Wellington (June 13, 1855 - April 18, 1914). - from Duncan Family Tree on Ancestry.com

Henry Duncan & Rachael Jane Maginn | James Armstrong Duncan & Elizabeth Campbell
John Duncan & Mary Jane Graham | John Duncan & Mary Jane Sanderson
Sarah Duncan & Bartholomew Hill Bull | Elizabeth Duncan & Thomas Graham Phillips | Arthur Wellington Duncan & Katherine Duncan

 

William Duncan
Son of William Duncan & Jane Elliott

William Duncan, III

David, Henry, Arthur Wellington & James Armstrong Duncan


Sons of William Duncan III & Sarah Mulholland
Bull, Wm. Perkins, From Oxford to Ontario: a history of the Downsview community, Toronto: The Perkins Bull Foundation, 1941, page 109.

Dublin House, Home of William Duncan III

Dublin House, Home of William Duncan III
Bull, Wm. Perkins, From Oxford to Ontario: a history of the Downsview community, Toronto: The Perkins Bull Foundation, 1941, page 108.


From History of Toronto and County of York Ontario, 1885

 

James Duncan & Ann Moore

James Duncan
James Duncan

James Duncan (son of William Duncan and Jane Elliott) married Ann Moore in 1831. They had at least nine children: Sarah J. (born about 1834 in Upper Canada); James (April 11, 1835 - June 1, 1909); Martha (born about 1837); George (born about 1839); Elizabeth (born about 1841); John born about 1843); William (born about 1846); Sharlotte (born about 1847); and Margaret (born about 1850). - from Duncan Family Tree on Ancestry.com

James Duncan & Elizabeth Jane Griffith

 

1834 ..........

Mary Duncan & John Jackson

Mary Duncan (daughter of William Duncan and Jane Elliott) married John Jackson (son of Thomas Jackson and Janes Francis) on April 24, 1834. They had at least two children: Sarah (Jan, 1835 - June 26, 1913); and Eliza Jane (born about 1839, died Aug 31, 1891). John Jackson died somewhere between about 1839-1856 and Mary married John Lindsay after his death. Mary and John did not have any children. - from Duncan Family Tree on Ancestry.com

Sarah Jackson & John Wade

 

1843 ..........

George Duncan & Elizabeth Hamilton

George Duncan (son of William Duncan and Jane Elliott) married Elizabeth Hamilton in about 1844. They had at least four children (all born in Ireland): William (born about 1844); Mary A. (born about 1846); George (born about 1849); and John (born about 1851).

 

1881 ..........

Mr. & Mrs. William Duncan
Sarah Mullholland & William Duncan

To Commemorate the Fiftieth Anniversary of Their Marriage February 3
To Mr. & Mrs. Bull & Family
With the Compliments of Mr. & Mrs. William Duncan
To Commemorate the Fiftieth Anniversary of Their Marriage February 3
1831 - 1881

 

John Duncan & Matilda Cunningham
Born: 1802 Born: 1813
Place: Ireland Place: Tyrone, Ireland
Married:  1831
Place:  
Died: after 1851 Died: 1857
Place: York, Ontario, Canada Place: York, Ontario, Canada
Buried: Buried:
 
Jane Duncan & Francis Watson | Fanny Duncan & William Davis | Mary Duncan & Richardson Johnston | Rebecca Duncan & William Johnston
William Adam Duncan & Elizabeth Devine | Joseph Andrew Duncan & Sarah Raemond
John James Duncan & Mary Ann Wilson | John James Duncan & Margaret Ann Acheson
 
DNA: Candis Moran Waugh has an FTDNA match with Stacey Peacock who has William Cunningham and Francis Noble in her tree.
 
John Duncan (son of William Duncan and Jane Elliott) married Matilda Cunningham (daughter of William Cunningham and Frances Noble) in 1831. See The Cunningham Family

 

Children Born Place Died Place
Thomas        
Jane 1830   Jan 23, 1868  
Fanny 1833 Ontario    
Mary 1835 York, Ontario May 11, 1895 Etibicoke, Ontario
Rebecca 1838 Ontario    
William Adam Aug 14, 1839 Humber Summit, York, Ontario June 27, 1918 Emery, York, Ontario
Joseph Andrew 1840 Ontario 1871  
JOHN JAMES June 9, 1846 York, Ontario Aug 6, 1928 Grey, Ontario

 

William Cunningham & Frances Noble

William Cunningham was born in about 1771 in Tyrone, Northern Ireland and died on Sept 9, 1854, in Halton County, Ontario. Frances Noble was born in about 1771, in Tyrone, Northern Ireland and died on Aug 18, 1861, in Halton County Ontario.  They had at least ten children (all born in Tyrone, Northern Ireland): Andrew (born Nov 4, 1800, and died Nov 9, 1854, in Halton County, Ontario); Joseph (born about 1801 and died Aug 9, 1864, in Halton County, Ontario); Rebecca Jane (born about 1803 and died May 10, 1880, in Rene, Pope, Minnesota, USA); Robert (born about 1805 and died Jan 1, 1855, in Halton County, Ontario); Elizabeth (born about 1807 and died Nov 22, 1850, in Halton County, Ontario); James (born about 1809 and died Oct 28, 1850, in Halton County, Ontario); William (born about 1810 and died Sept 22, 1858, in Halton County, Ontario); Sarah (born in April, 1812, and died Feb 26, 1877, in Halton County, Ontario); MATILDA (born about 1813, and died in York County, Ontario); and Mary (born on April 5, 1821, and died Nov 29, 1897, in Halton County, Ontario). 

William Cunningham & Frances Noble

The parents and all children aside from Rebecca and Matilda are buried in Trafalgar, Halton County, Ontario Canada. This family came right around 1827 to Canada and give their native land as Tyrone Co. I have more specific details for anyone interested. - from Descendants of William Cunningham by John Blair

 

Sons of John Duncan & Matilda Cunningham

Thomas & William Adam Duncan
Thomas & William Adam Duncan
Bull, Wm. Perkins, From Oxford to Ontario: a history of the Downsview community, Toronto: The Perkins Bull Foundation, 1941, page 110.

 

1851 ..........

1851 Canada Census - York, Canada West
John Duncan & Matilda Cunningham

John Duncan (48), Matilda (38), Fanny (17), Mary (15), Rebecca (13), William A. (12), Joseph (10) and John J. (8)
John Duncan (48), Matilda (38), Fanny (17), Mary (15), Rebecca (13), William A. (12), Joseph (10) and John J. (8)
See original document

 

1865 ..........

John James Duncan & Mary Ann Wilson

John James Duncan (son of John Duncan and Matilda Cunningham) married Mary Ann Wilson on April 5, 1865, in York, Ontario. They had four children all born in York: Wilson Edgar (born Nov 4, 1866, died Nov 12, 1940 in Artemesia, Ontario); Jane Alvira (born April 12, 1868, died Feb 5, 1946, in Proton, Ontario); Albert Vernon (born Feb 11, 1871, died Nov 28, 1876); and Florence Louisa (born about 1875).

Wilson Edgar Duncan & Christina Ellen Acheson | Jane Alvira Duncan & William George Acheson

 

1871 ..........

1871 Canada Census - Proton, Grey, Ontario
John James Duncan & Mary Ann Wilson
 

Name: J James Duncan
Gender: Male
Age: 25
Birth Year: abt 1846
Birth Place: Ontario
Religion: Primitive Methodist
Origin: Irish
Province: Ontario
District: York West
District Number: 44
Division: 01
Subdistrict: York West
Subdistrict Number: c
Household Members:
Name Age
J James Duncan 25
Mary Ann Duncan 24
Wilson Edgar Duncan 4
Jane Albina Duncan 3
Albert Vernon Duncan 2/12
Sarah Thompson 18

Source Citation Year: 1871; Census Place: York West, York West, Ontario; Roll: C-9967; Page: 52; Family No: 183 Source Information Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1871 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009. Appreciation is expressed to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for providing the 1871 Canada Census Index. Original data: Library and Archives Canada. Census of Canada, 1871. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, n.d.. RG31-C-1. Statistics Canada Fonds. Microfilm reels: C-9888 to C-9975, C-9977 to C-10097, C-10344 to C-10388, C-10390 to C-10395, to C-10540 to C-10570. Description This database is an every name index to individuals enumerated in the 1871 Canada Census, the first census of Canada since confederation in 1867. National censuses have been taken every 10 years since 1871 and every five years since 1971. The 1871 census includes the four original provinces Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, and Ontario.

 

1869 ..........

William Adam DUNCAN, 29, York Twp, York Twp, s/o John DUNCAN & Matilda CUNNINGHAM, married Elizabeth DEVINS (Devine), 29, York Twp, York Twp, d/o John DEVINS & Jane ROGERS, witn: John R DEVINS of York Twp, 07 Apr 1869. - from Ontario Archives microfilm MS 248 reel 18, vol 85

 

1875 ..........

Mary Ann Wilson died on April 11, 1875. John James Duncan married Margaret Ann Acheson in 1876.

 

John James Duncan & Margaret Ann Acheson
Born: June 8, 1841 (MI) Born: Feb 6, 1861 (MI)
Place: York, Ontario, Canada Place: Artemesia, Grey, Ontario, Canada
Married: Aug 22, 1876
Place: Orangeville, Wellington, Ontario
Died: Aug 6, 1928 Died: Feb 8, 1938
Place: Grey, Ontario, Canada Place: Proton, Grey, Ontario, Canada
Buried: Bethel United Church Cemetery, Proton, Ontario Buried: Bethel United Church Cemetery, Proton, Ontario

William Hubert Duncan & Margaret Hunter | Christina Mabel Duncan & Herbert Wragett | Mary Emma Duncan & Joseph Nelson Copeland
John James Duncan & Ann Alexander | Flossie Louisa M. Duncan & Thomas Alonso Gooding | George Emerson Duncan & Janet Hazel Ferguson
Rachel Irene Duncan & Charles Foster | Robert Gordon Duncan & Mabel M. Wright | Lulu Marguerite Duncan & Robert Taylor

John James Duncan (son of John Duncan and Matilda Cunningham) married Margaret Ann Acheson on Aug 22, 1876. Margaret Ann was 15 years old. Margaret's parents were William Acheson and Christina Fallis. See Acheson Family

John married Mary Ann Wilson on 5 Apr 1865 at York Twp., York, Ontario. They had children together named Edgar Wilson, Jane Alvira, Albert Vernon and Florence Louisa. After Mary Ann died, John married Margaret Ann Acheson on 22 Aug 1876 at Orangeville, Wellington County, Ontario. Their ceremony was performed by Methodist Minister Andrew Cunningham. Their witnesses were John A. Acheson (the brother of the bride) and Margaret Ellen Ludlow who married at the same time in a double ceremony. John and Margaret Ann had children that were named William Herbert, Mabel Christina, Robert, Maude Caroline, Pearl, Florence Lillian, Mary Emma, John James, Flossie Louisa, George Emerson, Catherine Elsie, Rachel Irene, Robert Gordon and Lulu Marguerite. John had been a farmer for more than 55 years. He died of old age. - from Findagrave

 

Children Born Place Died Place
William Herbert July 12, 1878 Ontario, Canada Nov 14, 1965 Proton, Soughgate, Grey, Ontario
Mabel Christina March 3, 1879 Proton, Ontario May 30, 1965 Proton, Ontario
Robert Nov 24, 1880 Proton, Ontario Jan 5, 1881 Proton, Ontario
Caroline Maud Dec 16, 1881 Proton, Ontario July 5, 1884 Proton, Ontario
Pearl Jan 21, 1884 Proton, Ontario Jan 21, 1884 Proton, Ontario
Florence Lillian Jan 13, 1885 Proton, Ontario July 15, 1886 Proton, Ontario
Mary Emma April 29, 1887 Ontario March 29, 1957 Ceylon, Ontario
John James March 24, 1889 Ontario Sept 28, 1969 Vermilion, Alberta
Flossie Louisa M. May 2, 1891 Proton, Ontario Aug 22, 1951 Ontario
George Emmerson July 12, 1893 Ontario Nov 25, 1976 Ontario
Catherine Elsie May 16, 1896 Ontario Dec 27, 1983 Ontario
Frances March, 1898 Ontario    
Rachel Irene March 13, 1899 Ontario June 4, 1970 Ontario
ROBERT GORDON Oct 5, 1901 Proton, Grey, Ontario April 18, 1974 Ontario
Lulu Marguerite Aug 10, 1905 Ontario Jan 27, 1991  

 

1881 ..........

1891 Canada Census - Proton, Grey, Ontario
John James Duncan & Margaret Ann Acheson

Name: John J. Duncan
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Age: 36
Birth Year: 1845
Birthplace: Ontario
Religion: Methodist
Nationality: Irish
Occupation: Farmer
Province: Ontario
District Number: 155
District: Grey East
Sub-District Number: G
Subdistrict: Proton
Division: 2
Household Members:
Name Age
John J. Duncan 36
Margret M. Duncan 20
Wilson C. Duncan 14
Jane C. Duncan 12
William H. Duncan 3
Christina M. Duncan 21

Source Citation Year: 1881; Census Place: Proton, Grey East, Ontario; Roll: C_13261; Page: 38; Family No: 186 Source Information Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1881 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009. 1881 Canada Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limited use license and other terms and conditions applicable to this site. Images reproduced by courtesy of Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Canada. Original data: Canada. "Census of Canada, 1881." Statistics Canada Fonds, Record Group 31-C-1. LAC microfilm C-13162 to C-13286. Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa. http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1881/Pages/about-census.aspxl. Description This database is an every name index to individuals enumerated in the 1881 Canada Census, the second census of Canada since confederation in 1867. In addition, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1881 Census (images are of Library and Archives Canada microfilm reels C-13162 to C-13286).

Christina, Wilson C. and Jane C. are children of John James Duncan and Mary Ann Wilson

 

1884 ..........

Children of John James Duncan and his wife Margaret Ann Acheson

Children of John James Duncan and his wife Margaret Ann Acheson. As follows: Caroline Maude Duncan (Jan 5, 1882-Jul 5, 1884) and Florence Lillian Duncan (Jan 15, 1885-Jul 15, 1886) and two other infants, Robert at 6 weeks and an unnamed at birth.
Proton, Grey County, Ontario

Children of John James Duncan and his wife Margaret Ann Acheson. As follows: Caroline Maude Duncan (Jan 5, 1882-Jul 5, 1884) and Florence Lillian Duncan (Jan 15, 1885-Jul 15, 1886) and two other infants, Robert at 6 weeks and an unnamed at birth.

 

1891 ..........

1891 Canada Census - Proton, Grey, Ontario
John James Duncan & Margaret Ann Acheson

Name: John J Duncan
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Age: 45
Birth Year: abt 1846
Birthplace: Ontario
Relation to Head-of-house: Head
Religion: Methodist
French Canadian: No
Spouse's Name: Margaret A Duncan
Father's Birth Place: Ireland
Mother's Birth Place: Ireland
Province: Ontario
District Number: 67
District: Grey East
Subdistrict: Proton
Household Members:
Name Age
John J Duncan 45
Margaret A Duncan 30
Wilson E Duncan 23
William H Duncan 13
Christena M Duncan 12
Mary E Duncan 4
John Jane Duncan 2

Source Citation Year: 1891; Census Place: Proton, Grey East, Ontario; Roll: T-6338; Family No: 20 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1891 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008. Original data: Library and Archives Canada. Census of Canada, 1891. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, 2009. http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1891/Pages/about-census.aspx. Series RG31-C-1. Statistics Canada Fonds. Microfilm reels: T-6290 to T-6427. Description The third census of Canada covers seven provinces - British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec - and the Northwest Territories, which at the time was comprised of the districts of Alberta, Assiniboia East, Assiniboia West, Saskatchewan, and Mackenzie River. The census provides many details about individuals and families including: name, gender, age, relationship to head of household, marital status, birthplace, religion, and occupation.

Wilson E. Duncan is the son of John James Duncan & Mary Ann Wilson

 

1901 ..........

1901 Canada Census - Proton, Grey, Ontario
John James Duncan & Margaret Ann Acheson

Name: John J Duncan
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Age: 55
Birth Day & Month: 9 Jun
Birth Year: 1845
Birthplace: Ontario
Relation to Head of House: Head
Racial or Tribal Origin: Irish
Nationality: Canadian
Religion: Methodist
Occupation: Farmer
Province: Ontario
District: Grey (east/est)
District Number: 64
Sub-District: Proton
Sub-District Number: G-5
Household Members:
Name Age
John J Duncan 55
Margaret A Duncan 40
William H Duncan 23
Christena M Duncan 22
Mary E. Duncan 13
John J Duncan 12
Flossie L. M Duncan 9
George E Duncan 7
Catherine E Duncan 4
Rachal I Duncan 2

Source Citation Year: 1901; Census Place: Proton, Grey (east/est), Ontario; Page: 7; Family No: 65 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1901 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Library and Archives Canada. Census of Canada, 1901. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, 2004. http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1901/Pages/about-census.aspxl. Series RG31-C-1. Statistics Canada Fonds. Microfilm reels: T-6428 to T-6556. Images are reproduced with the permission of Library and Archives Canada. Description The fourth census of Canada covers seven provinces - British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontairo, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec; two territories - the Yukon Territory and the Northwest Territories; and one district - the District of Keewatin. In 1901 the Northwest Territories was comprised of these seven districts: Alberta, Assiniboia, Athabasca, Franklin, Mackenzie, Saskatchewan, and Ungava. The census provides many details about individuals and families including: name, gender, age, relationship to head of household, marital status, birthplace, religion, and occupation.

 

1911 ..........

1911 Canada Census - Proton, Grey, Ontario
John James Duncan & Margaret Ann Acheson

Name: John Duncan
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Age: 66
Birth Date: Jun 1845
Birth Place: Ontario
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Margaret Ann Duncan
Race or Tribe: Irish
Province: Ontario
District: Grey East
District Number: 72
Sub-District: 23 - Proton
Sub-District Number: 23
Household Members:
Name Age
John Duncan 66
Margaret Ann Duncan 50
Lessie Duncan 20
George Duncan 17
Elsie Duncan 15
Franes Duncan 12
Gordon Duncan 9
Lula Duncan 5

Source Citation Year: 1911; Census Place: 23 - Proton, Grey East, Ontario; Page: 11; Family No: 113 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1911 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Library and Archives Canada. Census of Canada, 1911. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, 2007. http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1911/Pages/about-census.aspx. Series RG31-C-1. Statistics Canada Fonds. Microfilm reels T-20326 to T-20460. Images are reproduced with the permission of Library and Archives Canada. Description This fifth census of Canada covers the nine provinces and two territories of Canada as of 1911: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, the Yukon Territory, and the Northwest Territories. The census provides many details about individuals and families including: name, gender, age, birthplace, year of immigration, nationality, and origin. The names of those listed in the census are linked to actual images of the 1911 Census.

See original document

 

1914 ..........

The Great War
1914-1918

John James Duncan

John James Duncan (son of John James Duncan and Margaret Ann Acheson) enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) in Edmonton, Alberta, on July 14, 1915. He sailed from Halifax aboard the SS Olympic on April 28, 1916, and arrived in England on May 7, 1916. He served with the 66th Battalion, 30 Battalion, 86th Battalion and the 4th Unit, 2nd Battalion, 4th Company of the Canadian Machine Gun Corps and with the 11th, 10th and 4th Field Ambulance in France and Belgium from July 18, 1916 to Sept 3, 1918. He was promoted to Corporal on April 22, 1917, and to Sergeant on April 20, 1918. John suffered gun shot wounds to his left leg and thigh on Aug 29, 1918, and was evacuated to Seaford, Sussex, England. He was discharged in Toronto, Ontario on May 16, 1919.

Service Record for John James Duncan

HMT Olympic

HMT Olympic
HMT Olympic

From 1916 to 1917, Olympic was chartered by the Canadian Government to transport troops from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Britain.[58] In 1917 she gained 6-inch guns and was painted with a "dazzle" camouflage scheme to make it more difficult for observers to estimate her speed and heading. Her dazzle colours were brown, dark blue, light blue, and white. Her many visits to Halifax Harbour carrying Canadian troops safely overseas, and back home after the war at Pier 2, made her a favourite symbol in the City of Halifax. Noted Group of Seven artist Arthur Lismer made several paintings of her in Halifax. A large dance hall, "Olympic Gardens" was also named in her honour. After the United States declared war on Germany in 1917, Olympic also transported thousands of U.S. troops to Britain.[59] - from RMS Olympic, Wikipedia

 

John James Duncan Service Record

 

John James Duncan, Fracture of left tibia and fibula, Gun Shot Wounds
John James Duncan, Fracture of left tibia and fibula, Gun Shot Wounds

 

1921 ..........

1921 Canada Census - Proton, Grey County, Ontario
John James Duncan & Margaret Acheson

Name: John Duncan
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Age: 78
Birth Year: abt 1843
Birth Place: Ontario
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Margaret Duncan
Father Birth Place: Ireland
Mother Birth Place: Ireland
Racial or Tribal Origin: Irish
Province or Territory: Ontario
District: Grey South East
District Number: 84
Sub-District: Proton (Township)
Sub-District Number: 45
City, Town or Village: Proton
Street or Township: Lot 216 Con 3
Municipality: Proton
Occupation: Farming
Household Members:
Name Age
John Duncan 78
Margaret Duncan 59
Gordon Duncan 19
Lulu Duncan 15

Source Citation Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 61; Census Place: Proton (Township), Grey South East, Ontario; Page Number: 2 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013. Original data: Library and Archives Canada. Sixth Census of Canada, 1921. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, 2013. Series RG31. Statistics Canada Fonds. Images are reproduced with the permission of Library and Archives Canada. Description Find your Ancestors in the 1921 Canadian Census. Canada added 1,581,840 new residents between 1911 and 1921. The Prairie Provinces were the big gainers, with Alberta and Saskatchewan each growing by more than 50 percent.

 

The Acheson Reunion - 45th Wedding Anniversary

Left: Margaret Ann Acheson & John James Duncan
Left: Margaret Ann Acheson & John James Duncan
Right: John Acheson & Margaret Ludlow
Photo courtesy Bonnie Anderson and Cecil Duncan

The Acheson Reunion, Aug 23, 1921
The Acheson Reunion, Aug 23, 1921
Photo from The Vintage Vignettes

When she (Margaret Ann (Acheson) and her husband (John James DUNCAN) were forty-five years married she invited John and Margaret Acheson and all the relatives to meet at her home to celebrate this worthy occasion. This was the beginning of our Acheson re-unions. - SOURCE: THE ACHESON FAMILY 1850-1950; published by a family committee of ten; June 21, 1951; page 24.

FIRST ACHESON RE-UNION, held on August 23, 1921, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Duncan, on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of the marriage of two couples: Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Duncan (Margaret Acheson) and Mrs. and Mrs. John Acheson (Margaret Ludlow). The next re-union was held five years later, when these couples marked their Golden Wedding Anniversary. - SOURCE: THE ACHESON FAMILY 1850-1950; published by a family committee of ten; June 21, 1951; page 32.

 

1928 ..........

John James Duncan (son of John Duncan and Matilda Cunningham) died on Aug 6, 1928  and Margaret Ann Acheson (daughter of William Acheson and Christina Fallis) died on Feb 8, 1938, both in Proton, Ontario.

 

John James Duncan
1841 - 1928

John James Duncan
John James Duncan

Margaret Ann Acheson
1861 - 1938


Margaret Ann Acheson

Above photos courtesy of Bonnie Anderson

John J. Duncan June 3, 1841 - Aug 6, 1928
John J. Duncan June 3, 1841 - Aug 6, 1928
Margaret A. Acheson Feb 6, 1861 - Feb 8, 1938
Bethel United Church Cemetery, Proton, Ontario
Photo by Bonnie Lee Breadner

 

Robert Gordon Duncan & Mabel Maud Wright
Born: Oct 5, 1901 Born: Feb 21, 1909
Place: Proton, Grey County, Ontario Place: Manilla, Brock County, Ontario
Married: about 1936
Place: Ontario, Canada
Died: 1974 Died: Sept 16, 1994
Place: Proton, Ontario  Place: Proton, Ontario
Buried: Bethel United Church Cemetery, Proton, Ontario  Buried: Bethel United Church Cemetery, Proton, Ontario
 
Margaret Alice Duncan & Ronald Gray | Margaret Alice Duncan & R. Anthony LaTourette | Margaret Alice Duncan & Alton Watson
James Herbert Duncan & Catherine McCowan | James Herbert Duncan & Johanna D'Entremont
Cecil George Duncan & Josephine Welsh | Ruth Olive Duncan & Thomas William Lyon

DNA: Candis Moran Waugh has a DNA match with Debbie Kiss through Cecil George Duncan to Robert Gordon Duncan and Mabel Maud Wright.

Robert Gordon Duncan (son of John James Duncan and Margaret Ann Acheson) married Mabel Maud Wright (daughter of James Wright and Alice Edith Matthews) in about 1936.  See The Wright Family

 
Children Born Place Died Place
Margaret Alice 1937 Dundalk, Ontario    
JAMES HERBERT 1938 Dundalk, Ontario    
Cecil George 1940 Dundalk, Ontario    
Ruth Olive Sept 28, 1945 Dundalk, Ontario    

 

"Mabel M. Duncan was the lady who wrote The Duncans of Bethel..."

Mabel M. Duncan was the lady who wrote The Duncans of Bethel...
From The Family of William Duncan of Corigeencor Bridge, Co. Leitrim, Ireland and Canada

 

1959 ..........

James Herbert Duncan & Catherine McCowan

Catherine McCowan c. 1960
Catherine McCowan c. 1960
Photo courtesy Catherine McCowan

James Herbert Duncan met Catherine McCowan (daughter of Hugh McCowan and Agnes Fairley) in Sudbury, Ontario, in 1959, and Catherine had a daughter born in 1960 that she gave up for adoption.

"All I can tell you about Jim Duncan, is that he worked for Trans Canada Credit in Sudbury, in the late 50s he'd be about my age 75. As far as I can remember he was from southern Ont." - Catherine McCowan, Feb 15, 2015


James Herbert Duncan b. 1938 (son of Robert Gordon Duncan & Mabel M. Wright)
From
The Family of William Duncan of Corigeencor Bridge, Co. Leitrim, Ireland and Canada

1974 ..........

Robert Gordon Duncan
1901 - 1974

R. Gordon Duncan 1901-1974
R. Gordon Duncan 1901-1974
Beloved husband of
Mabel M. Wright 1909-1994
Bethel United Church Cemetery, Proton, Ontario
Photo by Bonnie Lee Breadner

2014 ..........

Josephine Welsh
1942 - 2014

It is with great sorrow that the family announces her passing in Chelmsford on Friday, October 17th, 2014 at the age of 72 years. Beloved wife of Cecil Duncan. Daughter of the late Milton Frederick Welsh and late Mildred Maude Horn. Loving mother of Tara Nadine Duncan and Tyson Cade Duncan (Michelle). Cherished grandmother of Alexandra-Emily and Jamie-Olivia. Dear sister of George Welsh (Pat) of London, ON and Wendy Welsh of Penticton, B.C. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. She enjoyed quilting, sewing and spending time with her family. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Cooperative Funeral Home, 4691 R.R.15, Chelmsford on Monday, Oct 20th, 2014 from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9:30 p.m., as well as on Tuesday, after 12 noon. A memorial service will take place on Tuesday, at 2:30 p.m. in the chapel of the Cooperative Funeral Home, Chelmsford. Donations can be made (by cheque only) in Josephine's memory to the Larchwood United Church or St-Gabriel's Villa. - from Obitsfor Life.com

 

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