Person:Robert Duncanson (1)

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Lt. Robert Duncanson, Merchant
b.bef. 1729
  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
  • HLt. Robert Duncanson, MerchantBef 1729 - Bef 1764
m. bef. 1763
  1. Thomas Dunkenson1763 - 1835
Facts and Events
Name Lt. Robert Duncanson, Merchant
Gender Male
Birth? bef. 1729
Marriage bef. 1763 to
Death? bef. 7 July 1764 Spotsylvania County, Virginia

Contents

Estate Records

  • 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.


Early Land Acquisition in Virginia

From Spotsylvania County, VA Records:


  • John Allan of Fredericksburg, Mercht., to Robert Duncanson of the same town, Mercht. 150 curr. Lot 30, in town of Fredksburg. 6 Feb 1749. [Source: "Virginia County Records - Spotsylvania County, 1721-1800, Volume I" edited by William Armstrong Crozier].
  • Caroline County Deed Book, Dated: July 23, 1754; Richard H. Durrett and wife, Sarah To Robert Duncanson, Merch. of Fredericksburg Consideration: 80 lbs. current money. Conveys 400 acres in County of Louisa, Parish of Fredericksville, as contained in Patent dated February 1, 1738, granted unto John Dowell & from him by several means and conveyances and described in said Patent as follows: BEGINNING at William Cradock's red oak white oak and pine running thence N. 50 deg. E. 86 poles to two pine saplins thence N. 220 poles to Several Oak bushes, thence W. 96 poles to a maple in a small branch, thence S. 50 deg. W. 204 poles to pine saplin in a valley, thence S. 15 deg. E. 252 poles to two pines in Cradock's line, thence along same N. 50 deg. E. 150 poles to beginning. Signed: Richard Durrett (Seal); Sarah Durrett (Seal) Witnesses: (???) Recorded: July 23, 1754. Teste: Jas. Littlepage, Clk. Crt.; Recorded: Deed Book "B", page 13.
  • Caroline County, Virginia, Deed Book 3, page 128-130, 25 June 1761: Robert Duncansson of Fredericksburgh to William Brockman of Orange 400 acres in Albemarle, Duncansson purchased of Richard Durret and Sarah, his wife, and ack. in Louisa County, 23 July 1754, land is adjacent William Craddock, witnessed: Richard Wilson, John Hammock, Thomas Stapp, Robert Martin Jr., Thomas Eastin, David Watts, John Hammock.
  • Fielding Lewis of Fredksbg, Esqr., and Bettey, his wife, to Robert Duncanson of town, Mercht. 40 curr. Lots 133 and 134 in extension of the town of Fredksbg. No witnesses. 2 Jun 1761. [Source: "Virginia County Records - Spotsylvania County, 1721-1800, Volume I" edited by William Armstrong Crozier].


Records of Robert Duncanson

  • Spotsylvania County Deed Book D—1742-1751, Pg. 182; Deer. 5, 1749. John Allan of Fredericksburg, Mercht., to Robert Todd of Borough of Norfolk, Mercht. £300 curr. Lot 52, etc., in town of Fredksburg, whereon sd. John Allan lives, etc. M. Battaley, William Hunter, Andr. Rosse, Chas. Dick, Robt. Duncanson, James Allan. June 5, 1750.
  • Spotsylvania County Deed Book D—1742-1751, Pg. 182; April 31, 1751. Archibald McPherson, William Hunter, James Hunter, and James Allan, acting executors of the last will and testament of John Allan of Fredericksburg, Mercht., Deed., to Charles Julian of the Borough of Norfolk, baker, £245 curr. Lot No. 30, in town of Fredericksburg, now in tenure of Saml. Hildrup, and all that part of the sd. lot not conveyed by sd. John Allan in his deed to Robt. Duncanson, Deer. 19, 1749. Witnesses, Charles Dick, Robt. Halkerston, Roger Dixon. Septr. 3, 1751.
  • Spotsylvania County Will Book D, 1761-1772; Page 22 SUTHERLAND, JOHN, St. George's Parish, d. July 10, 1751, p. July 1, 1765. Wit. W. Russell, Samuel Hilldrup, Harbin Moore. Ex. Mr. Todd of Caroline Co. and Robert Duncanson of Spotsylvania Co. Leg. my father, James Sutherland of Winbreck in the Orkney Islands of Scotland. Robert Brent took out letters of administration for the above estate, his securities being Fielding Lewis and Joseph Jones, Gentl. (Page 213).
  • Administration Bonds, Will Book B - £200 Robert Duncanson, admr. of John Smith, deed., with William Carr, sec. Jan. 3, 1753.
  • Administration Bonds, Will Book B - £3000 William Cunningham, admr. Thomas Macredie, deed., with John Mitchell, Charles Dick and Robert Duncanson, sec. Aug. 7, 1753.
  • Spotsylvania County Will Book B, Guardians Bonds, Pg. 72; £500 Samuel Hildrup, guard. to Mary and Sarah Redd, orphs. of Thomas Redd, with Robert Duncanson and Roger Dixon, sec. May 8, 1754.
  • Spotsylvania County Will Book B, Guardians Bonds, Pg. 72; £500 Samuel Hildrup, guard, to Thomas and Wm. Collins, orphs. of Thomas Collins, with Robert Duncanson and Roger Dixon, sec. May 8, 1754.
  • Samuel Hildrup of Spts. Co. to Robert Duncanson of Sd. County, two servant men, Oliver Moules and John Smith, and one negro man, Berkshere, and goods and chattels. Mortgage. 100 curr. Recd., 6 Aug 1754. [Source: "Virginia County Records - Spotsylvania County, 1721-1800, Volume I" edited by William Armstrong Crozier].
  • 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. [Source: Chalkley's Augusta County Records, Vol. 1].
  • Spotsylvania County Records, March 8, 1758: Robert Duncanson, Gent., to be Lieutenant.
  • Spotsylvania County Deed Book E—1751-1761, 221; June 2, 1761. Fielding Lewis of Fredksbg, Esqr., and Bettey, his wife, to Robert Duncanson of town, Mercht. £40 curr. Lots 133 and 134 in extension of the town of Fredksbg. No witnesses. June 2, 1761.
  • Spotsylvania County Will Book: FRASER, GEORGE, St. George's Parish, d. June 28, 1763, p. Apr. 1, 1765. Wit. Robert Duncanson; Edward Stevens. Ex. James Hunter, Andrew Sheperd and my wife, Esther. Leg. wife, Esther; children, Mary and Salley Eraser. Mentions lots in Fredericksburg numbered 23 and 24. (Page 191)
  • Spotsylvania County Deed Book G, Page 266 - 7 July 1764, Thomas Duncanson, Surgeon, of Forres, Co. Murray, North Britain, and brother German to the Decd. Robert Duncanson of Fredksbg., Va., Mercht. Whereas the sd. Robert Duncanson sometime since departed this life in town of Fredksbg., Va., leaving neither letter, Will or Testament disposition of his estate, by which the said Thomas Duncanson is heir to the said Robert Duncanson of Fredericksburg, Virginia, merchant, etc. Witnesses: John Frazer, Alexander McSween. [Source: "Virginia County Records - Spotsylvania County, 1721-1800, Volume I" edited by William Armstrong Crozier].
  • Spotsylvania County Deed Book G, Page 256 - 3 May 1767, Thomas Duncanson, of the Town and Parish of Forres, County Murray, Scotland, Surgeon, to Henry Mitchell of Fredericksburg, Virginia, merchant - whereas Robert Duncanson of Fredericksburg, deceased, in his lifetime was seized of certain lots, etc., in the town of Fredericksburg and being so seized died intestate, whereby the said lots descended to the said Thomas Duncanson, his heir at law and whereas the said Thomas by his letter of attorney dated July 7, 1764, constituted and appointed James Duncanson of Fredericksburg, merchant, his lawful attorney, etc., the said Thomas Duncanson, by the said James Duncanson, his attorney, for the sum of 66 pounds conveys to said Henry Mitchell, lots 133 and 134 in the town of Fredericksburg. No Witnesses. Recorded: July 7, 1767. [Source: "They Went Thataway", pg. 64].
  • Spotsylvania County Deed Book H, 1771-1774, Page 298 - Deer. 4, 1772. Morgan Alexander of Frederick Co., son and heir of the late David Alexander of Gloucester Co., Dec'd.; George Todd, surviving executor of Dr. John Sutherland, Deed. Robt. Brent, adms. with the will annexed of the sd. John Sutherland, Deed., and----- Sutherland, widow and relict of the sd. John Sutherland, Deed., to Dr. Hugh Mercer of Fredksbg. Whereas, the sd. Jno. Sutherland purchased of the sd. David Alexander, Lot No. 63 in town of Fredksbg., etc., but before obtaining a deed thereto the sd. Sutherland died, and by his will directed the sale of his estate and appt. Robt. Duncanson, now Dec'd., and the sd. George Todd, Executors, who refusing the executorship letters of administration with the will annexed were in due form granted the sd. Robert Brent who in pursuance of the sd. Sutherland will the sd. lot No. 63 being exposed to sale was purchased by the sd. Hugh. Mercer, for £41 pd. to the sd. Morgan Alexander with the approval of sd. Todd, Brent, etc., etc.

Information on Robert Duncanson

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. Lucretia 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]


From "The Rappahannock Gazette":


(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.
As Sheriff, he had one amusing tale. Seems fellow Scotsman Robert Duncanson had irritated Mr. Benjamin Grymes (but then, almost everyone irritated Mr. Grymes). In this instance Mr. Grymes was successful in having Duncanson incarcerated until he could show security for his good behavior. What happened next really infuriated Grymes as Duncanson and Dick were good friends (along with most of the other Scots in town). Grymes ended up charging that Dick “suffered and permitted the said Duncanson and sundry others to carry a table, chairs and liquor into the gaol [jail] and there revel ‘till late at night.” No, Dick was not a teetotaler. Nothing happened with Grymes’ charges. The Rappahannock Gazette, December 2008