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Elizabeth GREGORY[1]
 1848 - 1911

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  • Birth  12 Aug 1848  Faversham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened  19 Nov 1848  Faversham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  20 Feb 1911  Faversham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  28 Feb 1911  Faversham churchyard, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I1518  Young Family Kent Ancestry
    Last Modified  10 Sep 2007 00:48:44 
    Father  Edward GREGORY, c. 22 Dec 1822, Faversham, Kent, England  
    Mother  Ann RUCK, c. 17 Feb 1824, Faversham, Kent, England  
    Family ID  F689  Group Sheet
    Family  George DUNCAN, b. 12 Aug 1838, Preston-Faversham, Kent, England  
    Married  5 May 1866  Faversham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. Archibald DUNCAN, b. 15 Apr 1867, Faversham, Kent, England
     2. George DUNCAN, b. 15 Nov 1869, Faversham, Kent, England
    >3. Charles DUNCAN, b. 15 Dec 1870, Faversham, Kent, England
     4. Emma DUNCAN, b. 17 Sep 1873, Faversham, Kent, England
    >5. Deborah DUNCAN, b. 17 Sep 1873, Faversham, Kent, England
     6. William DUNCAN, b. 30 May 1875, Faversham, Kent, England
    >7. Edith DUNCAN, b. 30 Aug 1877, Drayson Square, Faversham, Kent, England
    >8. Percy DUNCAN, b. 16 Apr 1879, Faversham, Kent, England
     9. Florence DUNCAN, b. 10 May 1881, Faversham, Kent, England
    >10. Clara DUNCAN, b. 8 Aug 1883, Faversham, Kent, England
     11. Ethel DUNCAN, b. 12 Nov 1885, Faversham, Kent, England
     12. Admiral DUNCAN, b. 2 Sep 1887, Faversham, Kent, England
     13. Not named DUNCAN, b. 16 Dec 1889, Faversham, Kent, England
    >14. Martha DUNCAN, b. 11 May 1891, Faversham, Kent, England
    Family ID  F688  Group Sheet
  • Notes 
    • During May of 1866 Elizabeth (daughter of Edward and Ann Gregory) married George Duncan, a mariner and the brother of Archibald Duncan. Archibald Duncan had married Elizabeth's aunt, Emma Gregory during 1858.

      Elizabeth and George Duncan lived at 92 West Street Passage in Faversham during 1871 with the first three of their children. In total, Elizabeth bore George a total for 14 children, a fact which was clearly recalled by Edith Owlet and which has now been proved to be true through the various church registers of baptisms and civil registrations of births. Despite Lizzie's hectic live with 14 children she managed to open and maintain a fish shop in or close to Faversham for many years.

      George Duncan was born at Preston by Faversham, Kent on 26 August 1838 to Archibald Duncan and Deborah (nee Arnold). Archibald, George's father, had been a twin and certainly there is evidence of one set of twins having been born to George and Elizabeth - Emma and Deborah who were born during 1873. Sadly, Emma did not survive and died on 25 September 1873 just 7 days following her birth.

      Some of the Duncan children emigrated to the U.S.A. - Edith, Clara, Ethel and Martha. Edith arrived at Ellis Island, New York City aboard the Berlin out of Southampton on 20 August 1894. Her age on arrival was a very young 16 years old. Martha arrived at Ellis Island on board the Mauretania on 26 January 1920 at age 28 years. She also had sailed out of Southampton.

      As of 1881 George Duncan, Jr. was residing with his paternal aunt, Jane Odey and her family at 56 Canterbury Road, Gillingham, Kent.

      Percy was the only child that could be easilytraced in the Faversham parish registers. He worked as a waterman and operated as a bridgeman for Faversham for several years. He married circa 1904 Agnes Florence. Together, they had at least four children: Mildred Florence in 1905, Ethel May 1907, Dorothy 1910 and Percy Charles in 1913.

      Florence, or Flossie as we always knew her, did not marry. There are several family stories pertaining to Flossie but only one common thread among them. It is believed that she suffered from some form of mental incapacity - cause and complaint unknown. To what extent that handicap affected her daily life is also unknown. Flossie died during May 1907 and Elizabeth, her mother, during 1911.

      As of 1881 the family lived at 3 Partridge Place but by 1891 had moved to 57 West Street in Faversham.

      George is the only Duncan I have been able to determine that remained a member of the Latter Day Saints Church in Faversham, although I suspect that his parents had been very early converts to the Mormon faith. George was baptised into the LDS church at the age of 12 on 7 September 1851. On December 16, 1855 he was "cut off" from membership in the church but no reason was given in the record. George was later rebaptised into the church on 3 June 1872. As of December 15, 1872 George was installed as a deacon and elder of the church. On April 21, 1878 he was installed as a priest of the church and on November 24th that same year was again installed as an elder of the church.

      Edith, George's sixth child, was the only one blessed in the traditional Latter-Day Saints blessing ceremony. The blessing took place on 22 June 1879 and was performed by George. He was very prompt in paying his tithes to the church and missionary fund and the church's records, so far as they exist, show that all tithes were paid between 1876 and 1879.

      On 29 August 1916 at Salt Lake City temple numerous "Baptisms for the Dead" were performed at the request of one John A. Abery acting in the capacity of "friend" to the Duncans, with Phillis Gransden acting as proxy, for several of the female members of our Duncan family:

      11553 Elizabeth Duncan (nee Gregory), born 12 Aug 1848, died 20 February 1911 of Faversham, Kent, England
      11554 Emma Duncan, born 17 Sept 1873 died 25 Sept 1873 of Faversham
      11555 Florence Duncan, born 10 May 1881, died May 1907, of Faversham
      11556 Deborah Duncan (nee Arnold - by process of elimination), birth date not listed, died March 1866
      11557 Harriet (Duncan) Banks, born 1818, died 8 February 1892

      On M.I. Wife of George aged 62
  • Sources 
    1. [S7] 1901 Census, England and Wales, Office of National Statistics, General Register Office, Kew, Surrey, England, (, Faversham, Kent, England, 31 Mar 1901.


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