The Doigs of Ayr, Scotland and Lambayeque, Peru

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  • ID: I943
  • Name: John Duncan
  • Surname: Duncan
  • Given Name: John
  • Prefix: Rev.
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1747/1748 in Of Maybole, Ayr, Scotland
  • Death: 31 Jan 1819 in Irvine, Ayr, Scotland
  • _UID: 65C4AB36E0B8FC4BB20DF5E7AC793B3014B4
  • Note:
    John was a school master in Maybole, Ayr and Kilmarnock, Ayr. He became a minister at Ardrossan, Ayr in 1788. After Christian's death John remarried twice.

    JOHN DUNCAN, probably son of John 178g D., weaver, Kilmarnock; educated at Univ. of Glasgow; became rector of the Grammar School of Kilmarnock; licen. by Presb. of Irvine llth April 1787; pres. by Archibald, Earl of Eglinton, 28th Dec. 1787; when sent to preach by the Presb. he was stopped by a mob and turned back 4th May 1788. The case subsequently was referred to the Assembly and settlement was appointed by the Commission, and he was ord. at Irvine 28th Aug. 1789. He died 31st Jan. 1819, aged 70. He marr. (1) Christian Dow [Doig], who died 26th Feb. 1799: (2) 23rd Dec. 1799, Helen Hart, who died 28th May 1805, and had issue Catherine, born 15th Feb. 1801; Jane, born 2nd Feb. 1805: (3) 15th Nov. 1808, Margaret Logan, Irvine. [M Kay s Hist, of Kilmarnock, 159 ; Scots Mag., li.; Report on Church Patronage.]

    History of the county of Ayr, Volume 1, By James Paterson, 1847, p. 224-226:
    Parish of Ardrossan - Ecclesiastical History -
    Ardrossan, like many other parishes, was thrown into considerable excitement by the operation of the law of patronage, towards the close of last century. The following memorandum of occurrences during the vacancy subsequent to the death of the Rev. Mr Dow, July 20, 1787, is recorded in the session book:-" After several fruitless applications to the Earl of Eglinton in favour of Mr James Stevens, who had been some few months assistant to Mr Dow, it was reported to the parish for certain that a presentation had been given to one Mr John Duncan, schoolmaster at Kilmarnock, and a preacher. Against him some remonstrances were given in to the Presbytery in March [1788]. The Presbytery appointed the Rev. Mr Duncan to preach at Ardrossan, May 4. When this day came, and it was known that he had arrived at Stevenston with three coaches, six horsemen, and sixteen or eighteen clubmen, with a smith and great forehammers, to break the kirk doors, supposed to be shut, there was a running together of some women and boys, on design, as was judged, to oppose them, but no men in the parish of any consequence among them. Between 11 and 12, Duncan and his people arrived at the foot of Finlay's brass, and being informed by some gentlemen that a mob was got up in the village, he thought it proper to sheer off with his gang to Irvine, where, after some time spent in carousing, they set out for Kilmarnock, where they continued the day at a second sederunt, as they had done at Irvine. By appointment of the Presbytery of Irvine, Aug. 5, '88, Mr Brisbane was appointed to preach and intimate a call to Mr Duncan's settlement; and Messrs Maxwell, Pollock, and Oughterson to meet at Ardrossan kirk to moderate a call for said presentee-Maxwell to preach. The call was served." "Aug. 28.-Messrs Pollock and Oughterson arrived at the Turk's Head, Saltcoats, and were advertised that the kirk was open, and everything quiet. However, some idle women and children gathering about the door where they were, and giving some cheers or hurras, they thought proper to sheer off-the same idle gang following and harming them half way to Stevenston, but without any violence. After several to's and fro's before presbytery and synod, the presentee, by sentence of commission of General Assembly, Aug. 26,1789, was appointed to be ordained minister of Ardrossan, on or before the 1st September. The presbytery, at their next meeting, appoint, ordain, at Irvine, Aug. 27, Mr Graham of Comrie to serve the edict for that purpose; but Mr Graham did not come, so no edict was served; however, the ordination was performed in Irvine kirk, August 27, when Mr Miller from Kilmaurs preached and presided." "Thursday, Sept. 17.-When said Duncan appointed this day for entering on his ministry-hourly approaching-but did not come." "Sabbath, Sept. 20,1789.-This day Mr Duncan having appointed to preach here, came as far as Stevenston; but fearing an uproar among the people, he stopped and preached there in the afternoon; but Bailie Ralston advanced as far as the kirk. No harm done." "May 4.-A visitation appointed by presbytery." "May 13.-By said appointment at Saltcoats, Messrs Richmond, Graham, Miller, and Rowan, their clerk, joined by Mr Woodrow and Duncan, with Grange, Hudderhurst, and Constable Crafurd from Kilwinning, came to Saltcoats, where they were met at Mr Robert Campbell's close, innkeeper, by a great mob of women and youngsters in women's clothing; and judging it not safe to go to the kirk in such Company and circumstances, they agreed to go to the schoolhouse, and marched along with the mob, without molestation They came to merchant Brown's house, being on the confines of the parish of Ardrossan, where the mob began the attack most furiously. However, they made good their way, at least most of them, to the schoolhouse, among showers of dirt and stones from all quarters." In this way was the settlement of Mr Duncan ultimately effected.
  • Change Date: 19 Nov 2014 at 12:30:00

    Marriage 1 Christian Doig b: 14 May 1736 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland

      Marriage 2 Helen Hart
      • Married: 23 Dec 1799 in Androssan, Ayr, Scotland
      1. Has No Children Catherine Duncan b: 13 Feb 1801 in Androssan, Ayr, Scotland
      2. Has No Children Jane Duncan b: 2 Feb 1805 in Androssan, Ayr, Scotland

      Marriage 3 Margaret Logan
      • Married: 15 Nov 1808 in Irvine, Ayr, Scotland
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