Duncan "Dunkie" Stewart

Duncan Cameron "Dunkie" Stewart was not at all a Dumbarton-boy. He was born in 1865, the youngest of seven children, four girls and three boys, in Port Glasgow, so across and down the Clyde. And he would die Port Glasgow also, in 1958 at the age of ninety-two. So why he spent five seasons at The Sons of the Rock might seem something of a mystery but he did and very successfully, including a cap, the captaincy of Scotland and participation in a 10-2 away-victory. 

But, despite appearing to be a home-bird, even in Port Glasgow he began at least as something of an incomer. Both his father, a mason, and his mother were born in Kilbarchan. And in 1902 he would marry a farmer's daughter, Elizabeth Gibb, the wedding in "distant" Erskine, actually on her family's farm by Bishopton, and spend some time living in her "home" village of Kilmacolm. However, throughout he worked, had worked and would work as a Ships' Joiner, which perhaps provides a reason, one outwith football, for Dumbarton with its then booming shipyards and means that throughout, whilst he was a fine full-back with a decade in the game, he treated it as something of an add-on.

His football career had begun with Port Glasgow Athletic in 1882, he aged seventeen and he was to spend five seasons with the club. Then came Dumbarton from 1887 to 1892 but with time back at his hometown club and towards the end time abroad. In 1890 he travelled to the Far East and in 1892 it was Australia before settling. He married late, both in their mid-thirties, but had no children, would outlive Elizabeth by eight years and his passing would be within a mile of his birth. 

Birth Locator:

1865 - Chapel Lane, Port Glasgow


Residence Locations:

1871 - 3, Bouverie Terrace, Port Glasgow

1881-91 - Ashgrove House, Glasgow Rd., Port Glasgow

1891-2 - In the Far East and Australia

1901-2 - 61, Brown St., Port Glasgow

1907 - 36, Cairn Terrace, Port Glasgow

1911 - 35, Fernbank, Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire

1921-58 -  "Formakyn", Clune Brae, Port Glasgow


Death Locator:

1958 - "Formakyn", Clune Brae, Port Glasgow


Grave Locator:



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