From the OPR we can be quite certain my ancestor Ann Duncan, who was born on 20/5/1797 and baptized at Cullen on 23/5/1797, is the "natural" child of Alexander Duncan, a Royal Navy surgeon who was living at Broom, a farmhouse in the parish of Fordyce next to Cullen. Ann's mother is Kathrine Scot of Burnside, baptized at Cullen on 1/10/1771. Burnside is a place to the west of Lintmill, which is about a mile south of Cullen village. When Ann was born the surgeon had already married and had two children aged six and seven living at Broom. (PTG 2006)
Katherine had a relationship with Alexander Duncan, son of John Duncan and Elspet Davidson, about 1796. (Alexander Duncan was christened on 11 Oct 1763 in Keith, Banffshire 4 and died on 13 Feb 1826 in Cullen, Banff, Scotland 5 6.)
1 ImportPTGray database.
2 PTG Database April 2007.
Scotland's People - Index, www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 01/10/1771 SCOT KATHRINE ALEXANDER SCOT/ANNE JAPP U CULLEN 150/00 0003
Scotland's People - Index, www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 11/10/1763 DUNCAN ALEXR JOHN DUNCAN/ELSPET DAVIDSON M KEITH 159/00 0002
PTGray, ANESFHS also has an incomplete Memorial Inscriptions Index that lists a
tombstone No. 1 in Cullen inscribed Alexander Duncan 13 Feb 1826 and
tombstone No. 10 inscribed Alexander Gray (no date), Robert Grant 9 Apr
1808 and Elizabeth Duncan 31/8/1809 (this might be Elspet) and tombstone
No. 3 inscribed John Fraser 30 Nov 1848 and Catherine Duncan 11 Apr 1862. I have asked for the full unpublished text of the inscriptions on
tombstones 1, 3 and 10.
Web (Misc), Source: Wm. Cramond, A.M. L.L.D., Schoolmaster of Cullen.
(1) Sacred to the memory of ALEXANDER DUNCAN, Esq., Surgeon, Royal Navy, who died 13th February, 1826, aged 62 years.