Person:James Duncanson (1)

Watchers
Col. James Duncanson
d.1791
  1. Thomas Duncanson, Surgeon of Forress, County Moray, ScotlandEst 1727 to 1737 -
  2. Lt. Robert Duncanson, MerchantBef 1729 - Bef 1764
  3. Col. James Duncanson1735 - 1791
m. 1766
  1. James DuncansonEst 1765 to 1785 -
  2. Mary 'Polly' DuncansonBef 1778 -
  3. Finella Duncanson
Facts and Events
Name Col. James Duncanson
Gender Male
Birth[1] 11 February 1735 Of Spotsylvania County, Virginia
Marriage 1766 Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County, Virginiato Mary 'Molly' McCauley
Death[1] 1791


Acquisition of Land in Virginia

Acquisition of Land:

  • June 3, 1765. Charles Colson of Spts. Co. to James Duncanson of Fredksbg, Mercht. £100 curr. Lot No. 29 in town of Fredksbg. Edwd. Hern-don, Jos. Herndon, Thomas Colson. June 3, 1765. [Spotsylvania County DEED BOOK F—1761-1766, Pg. 242].
  • Dec. 2, 1766. James Finnie and Ann, his wife, to James Duncanson of Fredksbg. £90 curr., life interest of sd. Ann Finnie in Lot 22 in town of Fredksbg., etc., Whereas, Dr. Wm. Lynn, by his will dated Oct. 1, 1752, did devise his daughter Ann, then wife of Jno. Dent, now party to these presents, a life interest in a lot dwelling house etc., etc., in town of Fredksbg, etc. No witnesses. Dec. 2, 1766. [Source: Virginia County Records SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY 1721-1800 DEEDS, DEED BOOK G 1766-1771, page 252].
  • July 7, 1767. Henry Mitchell of Fredksbg., Mcht., to James Duncanson of sd. town, Mercht. £250. curr. Lot No. 30 in town of Fredksbg., purchased by sd. Mitchell of Thos. Duncanson, as by Deed, May 1, 1767, etc. No witnesses. Augt. 4, 1767. [Spotsylvania County DEED BOOK G—1766-1771, Pg. 256].
  • July 8, 1767. Henry Mitchell of Fredksbg., Mercht., to James Duncanson of same town, Mercht. £66 curr. Lots 133 and 134 in Fredksbg., formerly purchased by sd. Mitchell from Thos. Duncanson, as by Deed, May 3, 1767. No witnesses. Augt. 4, 1767. [Spotsylvania County DEED BOOK G—1766-1771, Pg. 256].
  • March 4, 1767. Fielding Lewis of Fredksbg., Esqr., and Betty, his wife, to James Duncanson of same town, Mercht. £80 curr. Lots 91 and 92 in the sd. Lewis' addition to the town of Fredksbg. No witnesses. July 6, 1767. [Spotsylvania County DEED BOOK G—1766-1771, Pg. 255].
  • Augt. 10, 1771. John Berryman and Martha, his wife, of Stafford Co., to James Duncanson of Fredksbg. £20 curr. Lot 13 in town of Fredksbg. Peter Scott, Thomas Kerr, Wm. Walker. Augt. 15, 1771. [Spotsylvania County DEED BOOK H—1771-1774, Pg. 283].
  • May 16, 1772. Robert Walker, of Fredksbg., to James Duncanson, of same town, Mercht. £200 curr. Two lots in town of Fredksbg. John Wright, Jacob Whitler, Thomas Herbert. No date of Record. [Spotsylvania County DEED BOOK H—1771-1774, Pg. 291].
  • July 17, 1772. Fielding Lewis, surviving executor of Dr. Wm. Lynn, late of Fredksbg., Deed., to James Duncanson of sd. town. £42 10s. Lot 60 in town of Fredksbg., purchased by sd. Lynn of Richd. Todd, of King and Queen Co., etc. July 17, 1772. [Spotsylvania County DEED BOOK H—1771-1774, Pg. 292].
  • July 16,1773. George Atkinson of Spts. Co., wheelwright, and Martha, his wife, to James Duncanson of Fredksbg., Mercht. £32 10s. curr. Lot 119 in town of Fredksbg., etc. No witnesses. July 16, T773. [Spotsylvania County DEED BOOK H—1771-1774, Pg. 293].
  • June 5, 1780. Wm. Jackson and Millie, his wife, of Spts. Co. to James Duncanson of Culpeper Co. £65 curr. Lot No. 21 in Fredksbg. Geo. Thornton, Thomas Towles, John Herndon, Jno. Hardia, Chas. Washington, Thomas Bartlett, James Tutt. June 15, 1780. [Spotsylvania County DEED BOOK J—1774-1782, Pg. 353].

Disposition of Land:

  • Octr. 2, 1770. James Duncanson of Fredksbg. and Mary, his wife, to Robert Walker of Stafford Co. £200 curr. Lots 91 and 92 in a plan of the town of Fredksbg. made after the extension of its limits as by act of Assembly, made 32d George 2d, etc. No witnesses. Jany 17, 1771. [Spotsylvania County DEED BOOK G—1766-1771, Pg. 278].
  • Nov. 21, 1771. James Duncanson and Mary, his wife, of Spts. Co., to Michael Robinson, of same Co. £90. Lots 133 and 134 in town of Fredksbg. No witnesses. Novr. 21, 1771. [Spotsylvania County DEED BOOK H—1771-1774, Pg. 286].

Records of James Duncanson

  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST 1759 - Richards, &c., vs. Sevier.--Signatures: Valentine Sevier, James Duncanson, John Semple, Robert Phillips, George Frazer, Henry Willis, Daniel Fitzhugh, Thomas Chew, Rob. Duncanson, James Hunter, Fielding Lewis, James Esten. Proved in General Court, 22d October, 1754. Ben Waller, Clerk. [Chalkley's Augusta County Records, Vol. 1].
  • Spotsylvania County Will Book F 1761-1766; Septr. 13, 1764. Jacob x Young of Spts. Co. to James Duncanson of Fredksbg, Mercht. £25 16s. 8d. Goods and Chattels. Witness, Wm. Scott. April 1, 1765.
  • Spotsylvania County Will Book D; £2000 James Duncanson, admr. of Robert Duncanson, deed., with Roger Dixon, Joseph Jones and Chas. Yates, sec. Dec. 3, 1764.
  • 1766 - Executor's Account of Estate of William Johnston, dec'd. Items cover period 1765 through 1783. Recorded 16 June, 1788. Made by William Roberts, extr. Payments 1766. Thomas Dowdy for keeping the mill, Francis Birk 1 quire paper, Thomas Bywaters for inspecting tobacco, Robert Scott, Wm. Lyon, Ben. Morgan, Levine Spicer, servant, to boarding the schoolmaster, James Duncanson, John Kennedy, Dr. Knave, Francis Browning for corn, James Humpreys, Rowley Duncan, William Ludspike, Nicholas Browning for sawing, John More, Robert Scott. con't. 1766 Received from James Graves, Daniel Richardson, Capt. James Slaughter, Edward Bush, Francis Browning, Aron Jones, Francis Meale, William Duncan, John Norman, Richard Yancey, James Shakelford, Will. Edwards, Richard Parks, Capt. Will. Ball, John Sanders, Col. Thomas Slaughter, John Bush, Birkett Davenport, Henry Pendleton, John Cooper, John Slaughter, James Pendleton, John Corbin, Mathew Hawkins, Mary Settle, William Dulaney, James Crow, Tilman Wisecarver, French Slaughter, Herman Wisecarver, Thomas Washburn, Will. Edwards, John Roberts. [Culpeper County, Virginia Will Books B and C, Court Suits, Loose Papers]
  • Spotsylvania County Will Book D 1766-1771; Jany. 21, 1768. Henry Heath, Gent., Practitioner of Physick, in Fredksbg., to Charles Yates of Fredksbg., Mercht. £128 15s. lid. Ster. Mortgage. Lot 20 in town of Fredksbg. Hudson Muse, James Duncanson, John Stewart, William Templeman. Augt. 3, 1768.
  • Spotsylvania County Will Book D 1766-1771, Pg. 269; Augt. 1, 1769. Andrew x Fraser of Spts. Co. to James Duncanson of Fredksbg., Mercht. £52 7s. Id. Curr. A slave and goods and chattels, etc. Wm. Walker, Adam Walker. Deer. 5, 1769.
  • Spotsylvania County Will Book D; £200 James Duncanson, admr. of Andrew Frazer, deed., with John Mitchell, sec. May 8, 1770.
  • Spotsylvania County Deed Book H—1771-1774, Pg. 290 - Nov. 10, 1771. John Thornton, of Caroline Co., Gent., Edwd. Carter, Esqr., and George Todd, surviving executors of Dr. John Sutherland, Deed., Robt. Brent, adms. with the will annexed of the sd. Jno. Sutherland, and Susanna, widow and relict of the sd. Jno. Sutherland, deed., to Robert Bogle & Scott & Co., of London, Gt. Britain. Whereas, sd. John Sutherland, died possessed of Lots 71 and 72 in town of Fredksbg., and by his last will and testament directed the sale of the sd. lots, and whereas, the sd. Sutherland having purchased the sd. lots of the sd. Edwd. Carter (who had purchased them from the sd. John Thornton), yet no deed had been made thereto, and whereas, under the directions of the sd. Sutherland will the sd. lots were sold at public outcry to James Robb, one of the partners of the sd. Robert Bogle, etc., for £520. Witnesseth, that sd. Thornton, the sd. Carter, the sd. Executors and Administrators and the sd. relict of the sd. John Sutherland, Deed., join in deed to the sd. Bogle & Co., etc. Witnesses, James Duncanson, John Glassell, James Somerville, Peter Scott, Archibald McLaine, John Johnston. June 18, 1772.
  • Spotsylvania County Deed Book H—1771-1774, Pg. 307; Octr. 23, 1773. John Mitchell of Fredksbg., Mercht. (surviving partner of John Mitchell, Hugh Lenox, and Wm. Scott, etc.), and Susannah, his wife, to Fielding Lewis of Fredksbg., Gent. £200 curr. Lot No. 68 in town of Fredksbg. Chs. Dick, jr.; James Duncanson, Michael Robinson, James Allen, James Somerville. No date of Record.
  • Spotsylvania County Deed Book H—1771-1774, Pg. 308; Octr. 25, 1773. John Mitchell, surviving partner of Hugh Lenox, Scott & Co., Merchts., to Joseph Pulliam of Spts. Co. £23 curr. 168 a. in Spts. Co., devised Jemima, wife of James Chiles, by the will of her father, John Graves, Deed., dated, March 30, 1747, etc. Witnesses, James Somerville, Henry Mitchell, James Duncanson, John Glassell, James Free-land. No date of Eecord.
  • Spotsylvania County Will Book: MERCER, HUGH, Esq., Fredericksburg, d. Mar. 20, 1776, p. Mar. 20, 1777. Wit. John Francis Minor, John Bell, Elias Hardy. Ex. wife Isabella Mercer, Col. George Weedon, Dr. John Tenant, of Port Royal, James Dun-canson. Leg. wife Isabella and my children, plantation in King George County, adjoining Mr. James Hunter's land, purchased from Genl. George Washington; son William (now under age) one moiety of plantation; son John, remainder; daughter Ann Gordon Mercer; son William, 2000 acres on Kentucky River, in Fincastle Co., which I purchased of James Dun-canson; son George, 2000 acres, part of 5.000 acres surveyed for me by warrant from the Governor of Va. in consequence of the Royal Proclamation of 1763; son John, 3000 acres on Ohio River in Fincastle Co., which I purchased from Col. George Weedon; daughter Ann Gordon Mercer, 1000 acres on the Ohio River in Fincastle Co., which I purchased of James Duncanson; also 1000 acres on Ohio River above the Miame River purchased from James Duncanson; to child or children my wife may now be going with, 2000 acres of land the other part of said 5000 acres surveyed for me by Warrant from the Governor. Mentions houses and lots bought of James Hunter, adjoining the lot of Charles Dick, where my family now resides; lot bought of Dr. John Sutherland's estate, and the houses thereon adjoining the lot of Mr. James Allen, all situated in town of Fredericksburg; also tract of land on the Fall Hill near Fredericksburg, containing 300 acres, bought of Allen Wiley, now in tenure of Reuben Zimmerman; also three tracts of land on the River Yohogany, near Stuart's Crossing, called Mercerburg, Fredericksburg and Winchester, containing 900 acres, which I purchased from the Proprietor of Pennsylvania; also lease of house in the Main in Fredericksburg, which I now hold from John Dalton; all the above to be sold by my executors. (Page 169)
  • Spotsylvania County Property Tax List, 1783, List of French Strother, Gent: James Duncanson [Slaves]: (Charles, Cato, Billy, Dick, Joe, George, Gabriel, Betty, Jenny, Molly, Molly, Nan, Flora, Hannah, Isabel, Milly).

Information on James Duncanson

Porter, William, merchant of Fredericksburg, married Miss Polly Duncanson, daughter of the late James Duncanson, Esq., of this place [Fredericksburg], on Thursday last at the seat of James Duncanson in Culpeper County [Virginia Herald and Fredericksburg and Falmouth Advertiser, 6 September 1796; The Republican Citizen and Farmers and Planters Chronicle, 7 September 1796, Page 268 in Headley].


Thomas Duncanson/Dunkerson b. Rockingham Co., VA in 1763. RW soldier from Fredricksburgh. Father (unknown) possibly Robert Duncanson and his father's brother Col. James Duncanson came to VA from Forres, Moray, Scotland in the 1750's. Thomas m. Lucretia Moore and moved the family to Christian Co., KY in 1810. Thomas died a war pensioner in KY in 1835. Luctetia died in 1844. Many of his decendents remained in KY but some moved on to Missouri in the 1860's. Some ended up in Arkansas in the early 1900's. [Source: http://www.vagenweb.org/shenandoah/from-whence.html]


(abt. 1754) - Living in the north end of Fredericksburg put Charles in the midst of the Scottish section of town. He was surrounded by the Allans, brothers Robert and James Duncanson (merchants), John Mitchell (merchant), Henry Mitchell (merchant) and Dr. John Sutherland. Yes, Fredericksburg was heavily Scottish, especially among the merchants and tradesmen. The Rappahannock Gazette, December 2008


From Fenforum Message Board:


James Duncanson, b. 11 Feb 1735 in Scotland. Emigrated to Fredericksburg to go into business with his brother, Robert. James served in the Masonic Lodge and was treasurer from 1767-1771. In 1756 he joined the Virginia Militia and served until 1761. James married Mary "Molly" McAuley, the dau of Mr ? and Hannah McAuley. James and Mary's surviving children were,
1. James
2. Polly
3. Ann
4. Finella m. Charles Urquhart
Mary died in 1790 and James on 3 Mar 1791. They and some of their children are buried in St. George's cemetery.

James was a well-respected merchant and public official serving Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County.

[Source: http://genforum.genealogy.com/macaulay/messages/1016.html].
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