Mary McEwan1,2

(circa October 1809 - 15 August 1884)
FatherJames McEwan1 (cir. Oct 1785 - )
MotherMary McLaren1 (Oct 1786 - )
Relationship1st cousin 4 times removed of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     Mary McEwan was born cir. Oct 1809 Drip Moss, Par. of Kincardine by Doune, PER, SCT, 1841 implies 1811 to 1816; 1851 implies 1812, cf baptism in 1809, and the dth of a 74 yr old in Tasmania in 1884.3,4,2,5 She was baptized on 25 Oct 1809 Drip Moss, Par. of Kincardine by Doune, PER.3 Some sources show Mary as born cir. 1812 Par. of Kincardine, PER, SCT.2,4
     Mary McEwan married William Duncanson on 13 Nov 1831 Par. of Kincardine by Doune, PER, SCT, Entry reads: "William Duncanson & Mary McEwan, Parishioners."6,7,8,9
     Mary McEwan died on 15 Aug 1884 Ulverstone, TAS, AUS; cert. shows Mary DUNCANSON as 74, widow. Inf. grandson William DUNCANSON, Leven.5,10
     The Mary married to William DUNCANSON in Kincardine by Doune, Perthshire, and emigrating to Tasmania in 1855 has been sitting in my database for a long time. Every so often I'd look and try to convince myself she was one and the same as the Mary born to James McEWAN & Mary McLAREN.
But somehow the two Marys never got merged.
In Aug 2013 a set of new DNA results came in showing Family Finder matches, predicted at 4th cousin level, between myself, another HENDERSON/McEWAN descendant, and a chap with a list of surnames containing McEWAN, FISHER, FERGUSON, McLAREN and DUNCANSON.
The Mary's have now been merged and some more research done.
One of my reservations had been Mary's age. Her death registration in Tasmania redressed the inaccuracies of the other records, so that qualm was overcome.11,5

Migration

     Mary Duncanson and William Duncanson immigrated on 29 Aug 1855 on the "Storm Cloud", Hobart, TAS, AUS; DUNCANSON: William 40 farm overseer; Mary 36 wife; Mary 23 dairy maid; Thomas 19 farm laborer; Jane 15 nursemaid; Christina 6; All "native place Scotland."12,13

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     Mary McEwan appeared on the census of 1814 Drip Moss, Par. of Kincardine by Doune, PER, SCT, in the household of James McEwan and Mary McLaren as daughter of James.14
     Mary Duncanson and William Duncanson appeared on the census of 1841 Tulligarth Mains, CLK, SCT, and are assumed to be husband and wife. They were enumerated as DUNCANSON: Wm 30 ag lab; Mary 25 both b SCT; Assumed children: Mary 8 b SCT; Margt 6, Thos 4, Lane (?Jane) female 6 mos all b CLK.4
     Mary Duncanson appeared on the census of 1851 Farm steading of Burnside, Par. of Alva, STI, SCT, with William Duncanson, enumerated as DUNCANSON: William 42 ag lab b St Ninians, STI; wife Mary 39 b Kincardine, STI; Children: Mary 18 b St Ninians; Margaret 16, Thomas 14 wool piecer, Jane 10, all b Alloa, CLK; Christian 7 b Logie, PER.2,6

Wills/bequests

     Her estate was probated in Apr 1885 Launceston, TAS, AUS; "Letters of administration were granted in the estate of Mary Duncanson, to Thomas Duncanson, £178 17s."15

All the other info

     Mary Duncanson witnessed the marriage of George Kay and Jane Duncanson on 2 Nov 1880 Hse of Mrs Duncanson, River Leven, Dist of Mersey & Underwood, TAS, AUS.16,17

External links

     Click here to see Mary's page on WikiTree, a (free) collaborative on-line tree.18

Family

William Duncanson (cir. Nov 1804 - aft. 1855)
Children
  • Mary Duncanson2 (cir. 1833 - Feb 1858)
  • Margaret Duncanson+2,19 (Jun 1834 - Mar 1898)
  • Thomas Duncanson2,20 (Jul 1836 - Jul 1921)
  • Jane Duncanson+2 (Dec 1840 - Nov 1902)
  • Christian Duncanson2 (cir. 1844 - aft. 1866)
ChartsDescendants of William McEWAN and Margaret GRAY
Last Edited9 Feb 2019

Citations

  1. Carolyn LAMERS (24364), "EM McEWAN: Kincardine ex LAMERS," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Apr 2001.
  2. 1851 Census transcripts, Scotland, via Ancestry.com, Par. of Alva, STI, Par. 470 ED 3 Sched 104, hsehold of William & Mary DUNCANSON, extracted May 2011.
  3. Carolyn LAMERS (24364), "EM McEWAN: Kincardine ex LAMERS," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Bap. 25 Oct 1809 Mary d/o James McEWAN & Mary McLAREN, Moss, Par. of Kindardine, PER, rcvd Apr 2001.
  4. 1841 Census transcripts, Scotland, via Ancestry.com, Par. Clackmannan, CLK, Par. 466 ED 6 pg 7, hsehold of Wm & Mary DUNCANSON, extracted May 2011.
  5. Ancestry.com online at http://search.ancestry.com, Dth 15 Aug 1884 Mary DUNCANSON, Ulverstone, TAS, reg. 734, aged 74, from Australia Death Index, 1787-1985, extracted Aug 2013.
  6. FreeCensus, UK online at http://www.freecen.org.uk/, Par. of Alva, STI, 1851SCT/STI Pg 27 Sched 104, hsehold of William & Mary DUNCANSON, extracted May 2011.
  7. FamilySearch Labs Record Search (LDS) online at http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/, Marr. 13 Nov 1831 William DUNCANSON & Mary McEWAN, Kincardine by Doune, PER, from Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910, batch M11364-5 film M11364-5, extracted May 2011.
  8. Ancestry.com - Family Trees online at http://search.ancestry.com, Marr. 13 Nov 1831 Mary McEWAN & William DUNCANSON, Kincardine by Doune, PER, 364/00 0010 0003, submitted by SallyJones2808, extracted from image Aug 2013.
  9. Antoinette WADE, "EMails re McEWAN/DUNCANSON ex Anntoinette W," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Marr. 13 Nov 1831 William DUNCANSON & Mary McEWAN, Kincardine (PER), 364/00 0010 0003, copy rcvd May 2011.
  10. Certificate, Dth 15 Aug 1884 Mary DUNCANSON, aged 74, reg. Ulverstone, TAS, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q279-MZDQ, extracted Feb 2019.
  11. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Aug 2013.
  12. Antoinette WADE, "EMails re McEWAN/DUNCANSON ex Anntoinette W," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Emig. 1855 William DUNCANSON & Mary McEWAN, to Australia, rcvd May 2011.
  13. Ancestry.com online at http://search.ancestry.com, 29 Aug 1855 "Storm Cloud" William & Mary DUNCANSON, arr. Hobart, from Tasmania, Australia, Passenger Arrivals, 1829-1957, extracted from image Aug 2013.
  14. 1814 Census, Kincardine Moss, PER, SCT, SRO GD 1/321/1, GD 1/321/1.
  15. Trove - Digitised Newspapers, "Letters of Admin" Apr 1885 Mary DUNCANSON, from TASMANIAN INTELLIGENCE. (1885, April 28). Launceston Examiner (Tas. : 1842 - 1899), p. 2, online at http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38298933, extracted from image Aug 2013.
  16. Certificate, Marr. 2 Nov 1880 George KAY & Jane FAULKNER (widow), Mrs DUNCANSON's house, River Leven, Dist of Mersey & Ulverstone, TAS, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q279-W5DS, from Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration, 1803-1933 Marriages RGD 37/20 image 223 of 242, extracted Feb 2019.
  17. AUS Cemeteries Index online at http://austcemindex.com/, Dth 26 Mar 1884 George KAY, aged 52, bur. Stanley, Old Pioneer Cem., Circular Head, TAS, Council Num. S46, Burnie CH12/ D0505, extracted Feb 2019.
  18. WikiTree online at http://WikiTree.com/, Aug-13.
  19. FamilySearch Labs Record Search (LDS) online at http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/, Birth 7 Jun Bap. 29 Jun 1834 Margaret d/o William DUNCANSON & Mary McEWAN, Clackmannan, CLK, from Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950 batch C11466-8 film 1040355, extracted Aug 2013.
  20. FamilySearch Labs Record Search (LDS) online at http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/, Birth 17 Jul Bap. 31 Jul 1836 Thomas s/o William DUNCANSON & Mary McEWAN, Clackmannan, CLK, from Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950 batch C11466-8 film 1040355, extracted Aug 2013.

E. & O. E. Some/most parish records are rather hard to read and names, places hard to interpret, particularly if you are unfamiliar with an area.