Janet Byres and John Duncan

The second of Robert and Isabell's second set of twin daughters named Janet, was also born on 19th and baptised at Linlithgow on the 23rd July 1786. 1

Janet possibly married John Duncan snr circa 1807, although no record of the marriage has been found to date.

John and Janet would go on to have a family of eleven known children -

  1. Isobell DUNCAN (?-?)
  2. Elizabeth DUNCAN (?-1810)
  3. Robert DUNCAN snr (1805-1864) married Wilhelmina (Mene) DODDS (1802-1879) in 1826
  4. Peter DUNCAN snr (1808-1897) married Helen CALDER (1800-1886) in 1836 2
  5. Elizabeth DUNCAN (1810-1880) married John HUNTER snr (1809-1863) in 1838
  6. John DUNCAN jnr (1812-?)
  7. Isobel DUNCAN (1814-?)
  8. Janet DUNCAN (1816-?)
  9. Margaret DUNCAN (1818-1823)
  10. Catherine DUNCAN (1821-?)
  11. Alexander DUNCAN (1824-1891) married Mary Heskitt HALL (c. 1837-1923) circa 1855

Janet's youngest child and son, Alexander, also emigrated to Victoria, Australia, married, and died at Kyneton. 3

  • 1. GROS : OPR Births 668/00 0040 0439 - Linlithgow
  • 2. GROS : OPR Marriages 709/80 130 - Haddington
  • 3. VIC : Deaths 16124/1891