Ancestors of Peter Ostrander Witze

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  • ID: I21552
  • Name: JOHN DUNCANSON 1 2
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1501 in Scotland 3
  • Death: 4 OCT 1601 in Scotland 3
  • Event: Will Probated 8 FEB 1602 Commissariot Court, Edinburgh, Scotland 3
  • Event: Will Dated 28 SEP 1601 Edinburgh, Scotland 4



    Marriage 1 JANET WATSON b: in Scotland
      Children
      1. Has Children JAMES DUNCANSON b: ABT 1564 in Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland
      2. Has No Children Marion Duncanson b: BET 1570 AND 1580 in Scotland
      3. Has No Children William Duncanson b: ABT 1580 in Scotland
      4. Has No Children Walter Duncanson b: ABT 1582 in Scotland

      Marriage 2 Margaret Kenzes

        Sources:
        1. Title: Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia
          Repository:
          Note: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
          Media: Internet
          Page: John Duncanson
          Text: The Reverend John Duncanson (c. 15301601) was a Scottish clergyman. He was tutor and chaplain to King James VI, and Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 1574 and 1576.

          Rev. John Duncanson married Janet Watson. Their eldest son was the Rev. James Duncanson (c. 15641624), Minister at Alloa, Clackmannanshire, who married Helen Livingston.
        2. Title: Duncanson Wives of Four New Netherland Settlers: Glen, Teller, Powell, and Loockermans
          Author: Gordon L. Remington
          Publication: The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 128 (1997), pp. 1-10
          Page: pp. 8-10
          Text: JOHN DUNCANSON was born ca.1501 and died 4 October 1601 "having attained nearly his hundredth year." His age at death may have been exaggerated, for the earliest certain mention of him is as minister at Stirling in 1560. He had two wives, JANET WATSON and MARGARET KENZES or KENZOW. Janet Watson was likely the mother of all his children, as she was living in 1583. His testament, dated 28 September 1601 and probated 8 February 1602, named his spouse Margaret Kenzow or Kenzes, his son Mr. James Duncanscn, and his "bairnes" Willia[m], Waltr, and Mareonn.

          Coming to prominence in the midst of the Scottish Reformation, he was described as "a convert from the old faith" who "was one of the few ecclesiastics who cordially accepted the reformed doctrines." On 21 October 1560, he was given a house by the Burgh of Stirling for his services as minister to the town. In 1563 he was appointed by the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland to establish churches in Menteith.

          Beginning in 1567, he also was in the service of the infant King James VI of Scotland and was presented to the Vicarage of the Chapel Royal on 17 March 1567. In 1571 he resigned as minister of Stirling and accompanied the King to Edinburgh. He was promoted to Sub-Dean of the Chapel Royal by January of 1574, for which he was to receive a yearly stipend of 200. He was elected Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in August of 1574 and in 1576 and 1578 he was one of the ministers appointed to write the Second Book of Discipline.

          Perhaps because of his position as "King's minister," John Duncanson received several favors in the way of lands and gifts. On 10 March 1581, he was given the wardship of the lands of Overgibbon in Perthshire until the heir became of age. In 1584, the King confirmed a charter whereby John Seytoun and his wife Margaret Ross sold Duncanson and his wife "Jonete Watsoune" land and estates in Coull in Fifeshire. In 1589 King James conferred upon him the rectory and vicarage of Kirkcowan in Wigtownshire.

          Children of John Duncanson and Janet Watson:

          i. James, b. ca.1564

          ii. Marion, b. ca.1570s, d. bef. 20 Nov. 1652, m. Alexander Hume, Minister of the Parish of Logie. He was b. about 1557 and d. Dec. 1609.

          iii. William, b. ca.1580, apprenticed to Harry Smith, cutler of Edinburgh, 31 Jan. 1593.

          iv. Walter, b. ca.1582, apprenticed to Robert Myddiltoun, tailor of Edinburgh, 4 Mar. 1594/5.
        3. Title: Duncanson Wives of Four New Netherland Settlers: Glen, Teller, Powell, and Loockermans
          Author: Gordon L. Remington
          Publication: The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 128 (1997), pp. 1-10
        4. Title: Duncanson Wives of Four New Netherland Settlers: Glen, Teller, Powell, and Loockermans
          Author: Gordon L. Remington
          Publication: The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 128 (1997), pp. 1-10
          Text: His testament, dated 28 September 1601 and probated 8 February 1602, named his spouse Margaret Kenzow or Kenzes, his son Mr. James Duncanscn, and his "bairnes" Willia[m], Waltr, and Mareonn.
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