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Looking for assistance with the birth record for my Great Grandfather Hugh Duncan he was a ships Captain and sailed from Liverpool between 1860-79.
Unable to trace his birth record as the only Census 1871 on which he appears on states b Liverpool 1834. His family is on census but he would be away on ships untill he died in 1897.
He married 1863 Ellen Curwen in Liverpool
and when she died in 1871 he married Elizabeth Webster again in Liverpool.
The 1841 Census has Hugh Listed age 8 , there is another poss relative Matthew Duncan engineer.
Hugh then appears again when he marries Ellen in 1863, the marrriage ceert records his father as Hugh Duncan - Baker.
Hugh gives his date of birth as 1835 on his ships masters cert as 1835 hwhen he passed the exam in Liverpool.
Let me know if I can provide any other information.