Duncan, George (1837-1903?)

One of the interesting characters in my family was George Duncan, originally from Canada, born 24 October 1837. Between 1862(?)-1866 he attended McGill College, Montreal where he graduated in 1866 with a MD [Medicinae Doctor(Doctor of Medicine)].

At some point he moved to the UK as on the 05/02/1867 he received the College Licentiateship from The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh then had a career in the Army as 1/10/1867 Assistant Surgeon on the Staff of the Army Medical Department, 6/1/1877 Placed on half pay (temporary reserve) and 6/7/1878 reserve.

On the 1871 Census he can be found at 13 Alfred Place, St Giles, London, age 30, lodger, unmarried, Staff Assistant Surgeon Army Medical Department, Graduate McGill College, Canada, and Licentiate Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Edinburgh.

1871 The Medical Register
registered 1867 Feb 9
residence Montreal, Canada

1875 The Medical Register
registered 1867 Feb 9
residence Staff Assistant Surgeon, Army

Around 1878 or 1879 he got married to Ada Young and they went on to have three children.

1879 The Medical Register
registered 1867 Feb 9
residence Fareham, Hants

On the 1881 Census he is living at 4 Cleopatra Terrace, Portsea
age 38, born Montreal, Canada, occupation Licentiate Royal College Of P & L Edinburgh, Physician& Surgeon.

1883 The Medical Register
registered 1867 Feb 9
residence Landport, Portsmouth, Hants

1887 The Medical Register
registered 1867 Feb 9
residence Landport, Portsmouth, Hants

1891 The Medical Register
registered 1867 Feb 9
residence Landport, Portsmouth, Hants

On the 1891 Census he is at 153 Sultan Road, Portsea, age 49, occupation Physician and Surgeon, neither employed nor unemployed.

He is listed in the 1898 The Medical Directory at 104 Kingston Road, Portsmouth
M.D., C.M., McGill, 1866, LRCP Edin., LRCS Edin., 1867, late Surg. Army

1899 The Medical Register
registered 1867 Feb 9
residence Landport, Portsmouth, Hants.

On the 1901 Census he is at 9 Norham Avenue, Shirley, Southampton, age 62, widow, Physician and Surgeon, working on own account.

He is not listed in 1903 or later Register

Date or place of death not known

One response to “Duncan, George (1837-1903?)

  1. George Duncan is my husband’s great grandad. He died in 1905 South Stonham, Hampshire, England. He was employed as a Surgeon Major 42 regiment, (blackwatch). he was a widow in the 1901 census, aged 62. I hope this helps anyone who is interested. If anyone can help me find James Duncan, George’s father who was born in Scotland and is suppose to be related to admiral Duncan of Campertown, according to my late father in law, and was stated on George’s marriage certificate that he is occupation was ‘A Gentleman’. Any links found would be extremely useful.

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