18 - Aug - 2013
When did Duncan McGregor die?
1825 – Duncan McGregor baptised in Ardchattan, the son of John McGregor and Janet Thomson.
1845 –Duncan McGregor marries Catherine McArthur in Ardchattan – ‘both of this parish.’
1851 – in census at 29 Selma, Ardchattan, shoemaker.
It shows his age as 40 but I think this is wrong. I know some ages were rounded up but from 26 to 40 seems a bit excessive! I know I have the correct Duncan McGregor because of information on his son’s death certificate.
1861 – census, 11 South Kiel Croft, Ardchattan, Catherine McGregor shown as Head of the household, a widow. Her occupation is Pauper, shoemaker’s widow.
So he died between 1851 and 1861, but I cannot find him under the statutory death records in Scotland’s People and no-one appears to have died in Ardchattan between 1851 and 1854 so I guess the records have not been added yet. The only Duncan McGregor that died between 1855 and 1861 is not the right one.

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