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About Dunkeld Falconers
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The Falconers on this site are descendants of Thomas Falconer, a gunsmith, who married Helen Simpson in Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotland in 1791. At present  we are researching to try to uncover verifiable birth and death data for Thomas. Any  new information will be welcome. Thomas's son Duncan, who also became a gunsmith, and who married  Annie McGlashan, emigrated to Canada with his family around 1842, and established the Dunkeld  Falconer line in North America. This  site also contains other families who intermarried with  Falconers, such as Speers and Bartlemans.

There are notes and photos included for many of the individuals listed on this site. I hope you  enjoy reading about them. As in most families, there are some interesting people and  interesting questions, such as: Who were the parents of (Dunkeld) Thomas Falconer? Who were the  parents of William Speers, born in County Armagh, Ireland in 1751?  Who  murdered Jain Speers in Toronto in 1890?

Among the interesting people are Peter Bartleman (1795-1881), who added a wonderous clock tower  to his barn in Bruce County; Jacob Alexander Falconer (1869-1928), the youngest of 14 children,  who became a US congressman from the State of Washington; Constance Mott-Smith (1904-2001) who  came from a distinguished family of artists and Hawaiian nobility; and William Lynn Falconer  (1897-1989) who lied about his age to enlist in August 1914, and served at the front in  theCanadian cavalry until 1918, after which he became a doctor and later Regional Medical  Superintendant for Alberta, Northwest Territories and the Yukon.

Nonliving persons' histories are accessible to all visitors to this site without a password  (click on the "People" heading, then on "Last Names" - or- type a name in the white search box at the upper right on this screen.). However living persons' data are accessible only to family members who have been invited.

                                                                                David Duncan Falconer


May 17, 2019  Updates to families of Jane Smith (1831-1923), Wilbert Lawrence Falconer, Sarah 
                       Jane Falconer and Robert McLellan, David Smith (1827-1898) and Mary Kerr, 
                       thanks to Louise Galenza and Pam Cooper. Updates to teaching career of David Ray  
                       Falconer, thanks to Manitoba Historical Society.

June 24 2019 Updates to family and descendants of Johan Bernhard Gabrielsen and Maren Anette 

July 8 2019 Obituaries: Archibald Speers, Mary Hager Speers, Julius Paul Glowa, Florence Urssel 

Sep. 25 2019 Updated information/speculation about origins of Thomas Falconer, (m. Helen Simpson 

Jan. 31 2020 Further updates on Dunkeld Thomas Falconer and his possible origins: He apparently 
                   had an earlier marriage! He is more likely to have originated in Kirkmichael, Perthshire 
                   than in St. Cuthberts, Edinburgh.

Feb. 9 2020  Corrections and updates to family of James McLeish (1818-1906). Thanks Lesley!

Mar. 14 2020 Update to biography of George Marshall Kay (1904-1975), an eminent professor of 

May 8 2020   Appearance of Duncan Falconer (1801-1866) as a Methodist conference chairman in
                    a Brockville Recorder newspaper article.
                   Update to Duncan Falconer (1852-1924) and his wife Jane Simpson (1852-1934) in
                   Nevada and California.

Jun. 2 2020  Update to parents and siblings of Annie McGlashan (1799-1879), wife of Duncan Falconer

Jul. 1 2020   Editing of section on possible origins of Dunkeld Thomas Falconer, including the finding 
                   that he and his relative George Falconer in Blairgowrie co-authored a gardening book.

Jul. 4 2020   Internet discovery of a dirk fashioned by Thomas Falconer: inscribed "Falconer Dunkeld"

Jul. 10 2020 Update to descendants of Andrew Falconer (1785-1867) and Elizabeth McKenzie.

Sep. 7 2020 Update to descendants of James Ramage and Mary McKinley. Editing of possible origins of 
                    Dunkeld Thomas Falconer.

Sep. 21 2020 Updates to family and descendants of George Bartleman (1810-1875) and Janet 
                     Kirkwood (1815-1875). Will of Mathew Kirkwood Bartleman (1829-1906).

Oct. 19 2020 Updates to descendants of Sam Wilson and Annie May Falconer.

Oct. 28 2020 Grizel Rattray (probable close relative of Dunkeld Thomas Falconer) was a grandaughter
                      of a laird of Ashintully.

Nov. 1 2020   Photo of Asintully Castle uploaded to Dunkeld Thomas Falconer page.

Nov. 16 2020 Photos of front and back cover pages of gardening notebook of Dunkeld Thomas and
                      George Falconer, dated 1773 and 1777.

Jan. 17 2021  Updates to Catherine Cameron Slater and Peter Brown, and to family of 
                      Patrick Barty (1725-1798) and Alison Soutar (1730-1820).

Apr. 4 2021   Updates to Duncan Falconer (1851-1924) and his wife Jane Simpson.
                     Details of life of Agnes Joy Selkirk (1903-1998). Family conflicts of Helen Simpson 
                     (1767-1861), wife of Dunkeld Thomas Falconer.

Aug. 26 2021 Updates to John, Ruth, Mary,Ann Eliza and Mary Jane Levins who all married Speers.
                      Updates to David McLeish (1822-1883) and his descendants. He settled first in Zorra,
                      Canada West, along with his brother James, before both re-settled in Australia.

Sep. 25 2021 Updates to descendants of Daniel McLeish (1826-1899). Corrections to story and family 
                      of George McLeish (1824-1901).

Jul. 20 2022  Speculation about possible Scottish origins of ancestors of William Speers (1751-?).

Aug 30 2023 Update to descendants of Adam McGill (1851-1916) and Bertha Falconer (1875-1911).
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