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Duncans on The Muster Roll of Prince Charles Edward Stuart's Jacobite Army 1745-46


This list is a work in progress and any other Duncans or Duncansons or alternate spellings found in future research will be added to the Muster Roll. Many Duncan families were pressed into service by their respective feudal superiors into the Jacobite Army as were many other families from around Scotland.

Like many prominent Highland families such as the Campbells, kinsmen fought on both sides and Duncans were no exception, with many other Duncans & prominent Territorial Duncan families such as the Duncan’s of Seaside & Lundie (Camperdown) and Duncan’s of Ardownie whom fought and sided with the Hanoverian Government. Muster Rolls of the various Government Regiments has not yet been undertaken.

  Jacobite Flag, Angus Regiment, Lord
                              Ogilvy 1746
  Jacobite Flag, Angus Regiment, Lord Ogilvy
Athol Brigade (Clan Robertsons aka Clan Donnachaidh) – It is interesting to note that there were no Duncans, or Donachies on the Muster Roll of the Athol Brigade in part led by their Chief, Col. Alexander Robertson of Struan.

Angus Regiment – Lord Ogilvy

Alexander Duncan - Taxman of Customs, Arbroath
Alexander Duncan - Weaver or Merchant, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire
Charles Duncan - Workman, Haugh, Kirriemuir (Carried Arms in Lord Ogilvy's Regiment Being Pressed. since Culloden at Home)
James Duncan - Workman, Balnaboth, Kirriemuir (Carried Arms in Lord Ogilvy's  Regiment Being Pressed, since Culloden at Home)
James Duncan - Workman, Crowmiur, Kirriemuir. (Carried Arms in Lord Ogilvy's Regiment Being Pressed, since Culloden at Home)
John Duncan - Brewer, Arbroath
John Duncan - Carpenter, Dundee
John Duncan - Servant, Easter Coull, (Near Forfar)
John Duncan - Servant to John Kinloch, Perthshire
John Duncan - Shoemaker, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire
Patrick Duncan - Fife
Peter Duncan - Labourer, Dundee
Robert Duncan - Farmer, Milton of Glenesk

(Forfarshire Ogilvy's)

John Duncan - Fisherman, Montrose
William Duncan (Donkin) - Gardner, Edinburgh

Frasers of Lovat

Alexander Duncan - Invernesshire

Lord Lewis Gordon’s Regiment (Avochie Strathbogie Battalion)

Charles Duncan - Servant to Duchess of Gordon, Preston Hall, Mid Lothian

(Crighton of Auchengoul Brigade)

John Duncan - White Fisher, Footdee (also known as Fittie), Aberdeenshire (after Culloden in prison Aberdeen)

Ecossais Royale

John Duncan - Cornie, Banff

Other Duncans of the 1745-46, Regiments or Brigades as yet Unknown

James Duncan - Servant, Turriff, Aberdeenshire, Lurking after Culloden.
John Duncan - Aberdeen, Prisoner at Culloden Deserted.
George Duncan Servant - Fochabers, Moray, Lurking after Culloden.
Thomas Duncan - Tillygarmouth, Aerdeenshire, At Falkirk, Said to be forced out.

The Angus Regimental Standard,
                                Battle of Preston Pans 1745

The Angus Regimental Standard (in Blue) Battle of Preston Pans 1745 by William S. Cumming


© John A, Duncan of Sketraw, KCN, FSA Scot.

Reference: Regality of Kirriemuir by Alan Reid 1909: No Quarter Given, by Alistair Livingstone of Bachuil 2007: Jacobites of 1745 North East Scotland by Frances Donnell 1996: Scottish History Society, Edinburgh, Prisoners of the 45, Vol I-III, 1929: Alistair & Henrietta Taylor, Aberdeenhsire & Banffshire in the Forty Five, Milne & Hutcheson 1928.

Acknowledgements: Angus Regiment Flag - Dundee Art Galleries and Museums; Oil Painting, The prayer for victory, Battle of Prestonpans, 1745 by William S. Cumming


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