Duncans in Rockingham Co. NH


Duncan research files of
Mary Ann (Duncan) Dobson
the Genealogy Bug

Last revised August 23, 2007

Formed 1769; original county
Merrimack formed 1823 from Rockingham, Hillsborough


1790 Rockingham Co. NH Census
Concord Town
Pg. 63  Majr. Wm. Duncan     424xx
Londonderry Town
Pg. 71  Abraham Dunkan       2021x
        John Dunkan          313xx
        Wm. Dunkan           2141x
    72  George Duncan        213xx
Portsmouth Town
Pg. 79  David Duncan         222xx

1800 Rockingham Co. NH Census
Pg.813  Wd. Dolley Duncun    10000        - 10010
New Castle
Pg.918  David Duncan         11101        - 21020

1810 Rockingham Co. NH Census (from Roy Hall 12/1986)
Pg.181  Jane Duncan          00000        - 00101
        John Duncan          01110        - 02120
Pg.305  Dolly Duncan         00100        - 10111
Pg.342  William Duncan       10021        - 01110
Pg.378  David Duncan         20001        - 01001
        Samuel Dunkin        21010        - 30010
        William Duncan       00100        - 00100

1820 Rockingham Co. NH Census (from Roy Hall 12/1986)
Pg.164  John Duncan          010101       - 00100
Pg.241  William Duncan       110201       - 00110

1830 Rockingham Co. NH Census
Pg. 48  William Dunkin       0003,2001    - 0010,2001
Pg. 90  John Duncan          0000,0010,1  - 0000,0000,1
Pg.130  John Duncan          1101,0001    - 0010,011
Pg.213  Samuel Dunkins       0000,101     - 0000,0001

1840 Rockingham Co. NH Census (from Roy Hall 12/1986)
Pg.298  John Duncan          0000,0000,01 - 0000,0000,1
Pg.345  William Duncan       0001,0000,1  - 0001,0001

1850 Rockingham Co. NH Census
Pg.148, #391, Ephraim PERCHER 47 NH farmer $3500
                  Abigail 68 NH
                  William 36 NH -- $700
                  Jane 35 NH
                  Henry 5, Frances (f) 2 NH
                  Lydia L. 30 NH
                  Samuel DUNCIN 45 NH laborer
                  Eliza DURGEN 25 NH
Pg.237, #16-20, John D. PATTERSON 29 NH farmer $4500
                  Hannah E. 27 NH
                  Elisabeth P. DUNCAN 59 NH
                  Willm. Wallace PATTERSON 2 NH
                  Hannah E. 6/12 NH
                  William M. CLARK 12 NH
Pg.282, #736-796, Thomas PATTERSON 64 NH farmer $6000
                  Hannah D. 58 NH
                  Jane D. 21 NH
                  Henry C. YOUNG 25 NH
                  Stillman (m) 19 NH
Pg.282, #736-797, John DUNCAN 81 NH farmer $1150
                  Mary B. 72 NH
                  Elisabeth WILKINS 14 NH

1860 Rockingham Co. NH Census
Pg.205, #1030-1139, Ephraham PACKER 57 NH butcher $2000-$1000 mar/in/year
                  Sarah 38 NH mar/in/year
                  Samuel DUNCAN 57 ME idiot
                  William WILSON 22 ME laborer
Portsmouth Ward 2
Pg.737, #785-977, William P. JONES 49 NH merchant $10,000-$40,000
                  Mary A. 36 MA
                  Frank W. 14 NH
                  Elizabeth H. 17 NH
                  Frederick P. 8, Helen H. 6 NH
                  Walter R. 5, Ann Perry 3 NH
                  Fanny D. 1 NH
                  Alexander GOURMANET? 30 ENG servant
                  Sarah SMART 40 NH domestic
                  Kate FORLEY 30 IRE domestic
                  Ellen NEWBURY 25 IRE domestic
                  Emma DUNCAN 10 ME domestic (age as given)
Pg.1262, #66-69, Mary DUNCAN 82 NH $0-$400
                  Jane McMURPHY 85 NH $0-$700

1870 Rockingham Co. NH Census
Pg.8, #15-16, DUNKUM, Emerson (m) 30 VT teamster $0-$0
                  Carrie S. 27 NH keeping house
                  Oreeta (f) 5, Carrie L. 3 NH
                  Laura 3/12 NH b.April
                  HALL, Mary W. 67 NH keeping house $300-$1500
Pg.156, #223-254, GREENER, C.K.(m) 60 VT retired lawyer $800-$5000
                  Sarah L. 40 NH keeping house
                  LAWRENCE, Louisa 37 NH at home
                  DUNCAN, Mason (m) 14 PA attends school
Pg.163, #320-360, DINCEN, Jeremiah 25 IRE works in cotton mill $0-$0, parents of foreign birth
                  Elizabeth 20 ENG keeping house, parents of foreign birth
                  Charles W. 4, Edward 3 MA, parents of foreign birth
                  Mary E. 1 NH, parents of foreign birth
Ward 1, Portsmouth
Pg.423, #464-620, STOTT, John W. 27 ENG ret. grocer $0-$300 (not parents of foreign birth)
                  Abby M. 24 NH keeping house
                  DUNTON, Amelia 16 NH at home
Pg.423, #467-623, HOLT, John N? (H?) 37 MD clerk in store $0-$500
                  Abby B. 34 ME keeping house
                  DUNKIN, Amelia 26 ME at home


"Early Massachusetts marriages prior to 1800 : with the addition of Plymouth County marriages, 1692-1746" 3 volumes in one, edited by Frederic W. Bailey, pub. by Bureau of American Ancestry, 1897-1914, with the addition of Plymouth County marriages, excerpted and reprinted from The Genealogical advertiser, v. 1-2, Cambridge, 1898-1899. Book 1, Worcester Co.; Book 2, Plymouth Co.; Book 3, Middlesex, Hampshire, Berkshire and Bristol Cos. (Placerville County Library book 929.3744E; FHL book 974.4 V2b and film 874,200 item 1 and fiche 6,051,393)
      John Duncan of Londonderry [Rockingham Co. NH] to Hannah Henry, Dec. 11, 1770, Worcester, Worcester Co. (Vol.1, pg.8)


1895 "Willey's Book of Nutfield; a History of that Part of NH Comprised within the Limits of the Old Township of Londonderry [Rockingham Co.]; from its settlement in 1719 to the present time" by George F. Willey (from Mary Louise Robertson 1/1997; FHL book 974.26 H2p)
      Pg.117: Inscriptions in the Hill Graveyard, Londonderry. ... DUNCAN, Hannah (wife of John Duncan) died Jan. 5, 1789, aged 50 yrs; John died Nov. 15, 1799, aged 70 yrs; Letitia (MAD: sic) (wife of Deacon George Duncan) died May 5, 1767, aged 52 yrs; Naomi (wife of William Duncan) died Sept. 1, 1807, aged 88 yrs; Robert (son of John Duncan) died Feb. 10, 1759, aged 26 yrs 4 mos; Samuel (son of Deacon George and Leticia Duncan) died Nov. 5, 1753, aged 2 yrs; William (son of Capt. William and Naomi Duncan) died March 29, 1793, aged 55 yrs; William died Feb. 22, 1795, aged 82 yrs 6 mos; William died Oct. 23, 1764, aged 20 yrs.


DAVID DUNCAN, Rev. Pension Application S-45646, NH (FHL film 970,863)
      Applied 31 July 1820, age 72, resident of New Castle, Rockingham Co. NH; enlisted as Sgt. Oct. 1776 in NH in Captain Beals Co., 3rd NH Reg., under Col. Scammel for 4 years; enlisted July 1780 in Col. Dames Reg., NH Troops as adjutant for 12 months; originally applied 13 April 1818; occupation ship carpenter, wife aged 75 years, living with me. Affidavit 17 April 1818 by James Mullin of New Castle, Rockingham Co. NH who knows David Duncan.
      (MAD: of Kittery, York Co. ME 1778-1780, per "Brown-Duncan and Associated Families, Kittery ME, Piscataqua and New Castle NH" compiled by Mrs. Hazel M. Standeven; Library of Congress book CS71.B88 1981)
      Click here for more from the pension application file.

"Minnesota Society, Sons of the American Revolution : year book : 1889-1895" by Marion D. Shutter; pub. St. Paul, Minn.: Printed by the McGill Print. Co., c1895, 548 pgs. (LH12662, HeritageQuest images 5/2007; FHL book 977.6 C4s and film 2,055,358 item 8)
      Pg.405-407: 384. WILLIAM FELLOWS PEET, 3984. St. Paul. Loans and Insurance. Born at Milwaukee, Wis., April 15, 1864. Son of Emerson W. Peet and Emma Fellows. Same ancestry and Revolutionary service as his father. Also grandson of Timothy Fellows and Eliza Ann Duncan; great-grandson of Abiel Fellows and Dorcas Hopkins.
      Also, great-grandson of William Duncan and Ruth Gilmore; great2-grandson of Col. John Duncan and Margaret Dickey; great3-grandson of William Duncan and Naomi Bell; great4-grandson of George Duncan and Margaret Cross.
      Also, great3-grandson of Adam Dickey and Jane Strahan; great4-grandson of John Dickey, and Margaret, his wife. Also ...
      Col. John Duncan was born at Londonderry, N.H., 1752; resided at Acworth and Lyme, N.H., and afterwards removed to Michigan, where he died. He was a private in Capt. Samuel Wetherbee's Company, in Col. Isaac Wyman's Regiment, New Hampshire Militia, raised to reinforce the Northern Army, August 26, 1776; was promoted to Sergeant, November 5, 1776, and served at Ticonderoga until December, 1776; was Captain in Col. Moses Kelly's Regiment, which marched for Ticonderoga on the Alarm of July 1, 1777, and discharged July 5; also, a Captain in Col. Daniel Moore's Regiment, which joined the Northern Army at Saratoga, enlisting September 29, and discharged October 25, 1777; was present at the surrender of Burgoyne. After the war he became prominent in the New Hampshire Militia, and Colonel of his Regiment. (MAD: Londonderry, Rockingham Co. NH)
      Adam Dickey was born at Londonderry, N.H., 1722. He was a soldier of the French and Indian War, and a private in Capt. John Gregg's Company of Scouts, in 1746. ... (MAD: more not copied)


Craven Co. NC Deed & Record Book (FHL film 18,641 and from Roy Hall)
      5-183/185: Will of Abraham Duncan of Beaufort Co. NC, merchant, 3 Feb. 1749; To wife Mary Duncan 350 acres lying at back of my said wife's land in the Savannah commonly called Kenyon's Savannah, and also 3 acres whereon my tanyard stands, one lot #12 and house in Bath Town with the Front and Storehouse thereon, likewise one other lot #65 in said town, #65, to her and assigns. To my two nephews George Duncan and Abramham Duncan (sic), sons of John Duncan of Londonderry in New England (MAD: later Rockingham Co. NH) my plantation on the south side of Pamplico River in Beaufort Co., 150 acres, and one other tract of 300 acres on the south side of Tar River granted me by patent dated 28 Feb. 1743 to be equally divided between them. I also give my nephews my right and title in two surveys of land made on Swift Creek containing about 300 acres each, yet my will is that provided John Rice pay the expences I have born at about one of the said tracts & is willing to take out a patent for that tract on the south side of the North Branch of Swifts Creek near the cowtun? Meadow, John Price shall have the preference to take out a patent for the tract, otherwise I desire my nephews to patent both tracts for their own use. To my nephews six cows and calves, two breeding mares and one horse called Shaver which are at my plantation, & the tools of husbandry & utensils belonging to the plantation. To my brother James Duncan my silver watch, to my brother William Duncan my silver shoe buckels & horse? (horn?) buckles, to my brother John Duncan my walking cane, to my brother Robert Duncan 20 pounds in bills, & to my sister Hester Cason 10 pounds bills to buy them rings to perpetuate my memory. To my brother George as a token only of my affection my non? great coat. All my negroes, horses, stock of cattle, & goods & chattels whatsoever, to my wife Mary Duncan and appoint her sole executrix. I leave my daughter in law Mary Parver (?Power?) a suit of mourning. Abrahm. Duncan. Wit. Thomas Pearson, John Simpson Junr, James Adams, Wy. Ormond. Proved First June court 1751, by oath of Wyiatt? (Wyristt?) Ormond, Thos. Pearson, who saw John Simpson and James Adams subscribe; Mary Duncan, Relict, qualified as exec. /s/ William Ormond Clerk.
      MAD: Pitt Co. NC Deeds B-440 and C-274 dated 30 April 1763, and E-105 dated 3 Oct. 1772, were for the sale of land formerly owned by Abraham Duncan, by his legatees George Duncan and Abraham Duncan of New Hampshire; from "Index and Abstract of Deeds, Pitt Co. NC, 1761-1785" by Ellison (Los Angeles Public Library book 10/13/1982; FHL book 975.644 R2e)

HISTORIES before 1923

Go to the Rockingham Co. NH Histories before 1923


"Brown-Duncan and Associated Families, Kittery ME, Piscataqua and New Castle NH" compiled by Mrs. Hazel M. Standeven (Library of Congress book CS71.B88 1981)
      "This work attempts to identify family groups of William Henry Brown Jr. (1842-1917) and his wife Emily Duncan (1848-1911) ... Progenitors of this family were Thomas Brown who mar. Dorothy Deering ca 1759 and David Duncan who m. Susannah Fernald ca 1770."
      Lineage: David Duncan (Rev. Pension) mar. Susannah Fernald; of Kittery, York Co. ME 1778-1780, then New Castle, Rockingham Co. NH; their son Samuel Duncan Sr. mar. Deborah Randall; their son Charles Duncan mar. Emily Brown; their dau. Emily Duncan mar. William Henry Brown Jr.
      MAD: This book gives much more on the descendants and probable descendants of this family and should be consulted.


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