William Cowan1

M, b. 9 October 1849, d. 12 September 1925
FatherGeorge Cowan1,2,3,4,5 b. c 1822
MotherAgnes Smellie1,2,3,6,4,5 b. c 1824, d. 1 Oct 1906
RelationshipGreat-grandson of Matthew Gardner
ChartsDescendants of Matthew Gardner and Margaret Martin
Birth*William Cowan was born on 9 October 1849 at Wishaw, Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire, Scotland.1 
BaptismHe was baptized on 14 July 1850 at Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire, Scotland.1 
(Son) CensusHe appeared on the census of 1851 as the son of George Cowan at Low Wishaw, Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire, Scotland.2 
(Son) CensusWilliam Cowan appeared on the census of 1861 as the son of George Cowan at 67 Main Street, Wishaw, Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire, Scotland.3 
Occupation*William Cowan was a colliery clerk circa 1871 at Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire, Scotland.6 
(Son) CensusHe appeared on the census of 1871 as the son of Agnes Cowan at 21 Stewarton Street, Wishaw, Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire, Scotland.6 
OccupationWilliam Cowan was a clerk in an oil work circa 1879 at Broxburn, Uphall, West Lothian, Scotland.4 
Residence*He lived before 1 August 1879 at Broxburn, Uphall, West Lothian, Scotland.4 
Marriage*He married Cecelia Reid, daughter of Thomas Reid and Beatrice Leggat, on 1 August 1879 at 30 Caledonian Road, Wishaw, Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire, Scotland. The signing of the marriage register was witnessed by Mathew Cowan.4 
OccupationWilliam Cowan was a clerk at a coal and lime works between 1880 and 1883 at Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland.7,8,9,10 
Census*He appeared as the head of a household along with his wife, Cecelia Reid on the census of 1881 at Kirk Green, Muirkirk, Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland. The household also included George Cowan.8 
OccupationWilliam Cowan was an estate manager circa 1888 at Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.11 
OccupationHe was a factor or land steward between 1890 and 1891 at Loupolees, Kirkliston, West Lothian, Scotland.12,13 
CensusHe appeared as the head of a household along with his wife, Cecelia Cowan on the census of 1891 at Loupolees, Kirkliston, West Lothian, Scotland. The household also included George Cowan, Thomas Reid Cowan, Beatrice Leggat Cowan, Matthew Cowan, James Reid Cowan and Beatrice Ross.13 
OccupationWilliam Cowan was a estate factor between 1901 and 1911 at Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.14,15,16,5 
CensusHe appeared as the head of a household along with his wife, Cecelia Cowan on the census of 1901 at 26 Eyre Crescent, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. The household also included Thomas Reid Cowan, Beatrice Leggat Cowan, Matthew Cowan and James Reid Cowan.14 
CensusWilliam Cowan appeared as the head of a household along with his wife, Cecelia Cowan on the census of 1911 at 28 Eyre Crescent, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. The household also included Beatrice Leggat Cowan and James Reid Cowan.15 
Valuation Roll (SCT)*William Cowan appeared on the valuation roll of 1915 as a tenant at 28 Eyre Crescent, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. This property was valued at a yearly rent of £27.17 
(Informant) DeathHe was listed as an informant on the death certificate of Cecelia Cowan on 25 February 1925 at 28 Eyre Crescent, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.16 
Death*William Cowan died on 12 September 1925 at 28 Eyre Crescent, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, at age 75.5 

Family

Cecelia Reid b. c 1853, d. 25 Feb 1925
Marriage*He married Cecelia Reid, daughter of Thomas Reid and Beatrice Leggat, on 1 August 1879 at 30 Caledonian Road, Wishaw, Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire, Scotland. The signing of the marriage register was witnessed by Mathew Cowan.4 
Children
Last Edited24 May 2012

Citations

  1. [S1485] Cambusnethan Parish (Lanarkshire, Scotland), Old Parish Registers, OPR 628/3, p. 50, William Cowan baptism (14 July 1850); digital image, ScotlandsPeople (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk : accessed 20 May 2012); citing 628/00 0030 0119.

    p. 50
    1849

    Cowan - William Cowan Son to George Cowan and Agnes Smellie Wishaw, born 9th Octr 1849 & baptd 14th July 1850 being their 4th Child.


    p. 50
    1849

    Cowan - William Cowan Son to George Cowan and Agnes Smellie Wishaw, born 9th Octr 1849 & baptd 14th July 1850 being their 4th Child.

  2. [S1491] 1851 census of Scotland, Lanarkshire, Cambusnethan registration district, enumeration district (ED) 5, household schedule no. 38, p. 10, George Cowan household; digital image, ScotlandsPeople (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk : accessed 21 May 2012); citing GRO Census 1851 628/00 005/00 010.
  3. [S1492] 1861 census of Scotland, Lanarkshire, Cambusnethan registration district, enumeration district (ED) 5, household schedule no. 22, pp. 4-5, George Cowan household; digital image, ScotlandsPeople (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk : accessed 21 May 2012); citing GRO Census 1861 628/00 005/00 004.
  4. [S1503] Scotland, marriage certificate for William Cowan and Cecilia Reid, 01 August 1879; digital image, ScotlandsPeople (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk : accessed 23 May 2012); citing statutory marriages 628/00 0072, Lanarkshire, Cambusnethan registration district; General Registry Office, Edinburgh.
  5. [S1513] Scotland, death certificate for William Cowan, 12 September 1925; digital image, ScotlandsPeople (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk : accessed 24 May 2012); citing statutory deaths 685/02 0331, Edinburgh City / Midlothian, St. Andrew registration district; General Registry Office, Edinburgh.
  6. [S1493] 1871 census of Scotland, Lanarkshire, Cambusnethan registration district, enumeration district (ED) 13, household schedule no. 3, p. 1, Agnes Cowan household; digital image, ScotlandsPeople (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk : accessed 22 May 2012); citing GRO Census 1871 628/00 013/00 001.
  7. [S1504] Scotland, birth certificate for George Cowan, 19 May 1880; digital image, ScotlandsPeople (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk : accessed 23 May 2012); citing statutory births 607/00 0112, Ayrshire, Muirkirk registration district; General Registry Office, Edinburgh.
  8. [S1505] 1881 census of Scotland, Ayrshire, Muirkirk registration district, enumeration district (ED) 2, household schedule no. 10, p. 2, William Cowen household; digital image, ScotlandsPeople (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk : accessed 23 May 2012); citing GRO Census 1881 607/00 002/00 002.
  9. [S1506] Scotland, birth certificate for Thomas Reid Cowan, 17 November 1881; digital image, ScotlandsPeople (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk : accessed 23 May 2012); citing statutory births 607/00 0222, Ayrshire, Muirkirk registration district; General Registry Office, Edinburgh.
  10. [S1507] Scotland, birth certificate for Beatrice Leggat Cowan, 19 September 1883; digital image, ScotlandsPeople (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk : accessed 23 May 2012); citing statutory births 607/00 0161, Ayrshire, Muirkirk registration district; General Registry Office, Edinburgh.
  11. [S1508] Scotland, birth certificate for Matthew Cowan, 05 Mar 1888; digital image, ScotlandsPeople (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk : accessed 23 May 2012); citing statutory births 685/01 0443, Edinburgh City / Midlothian, St. George registration district; General Registry Office, Edinburgh.
  12. [S1509] Scotland, birth certificate for James Reid Cowan, 05 June 1890; digital image, ScotlandsPeople (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk : accessed 23 May 2012); citing statutory births 667/00 0066, West Lothian, Kirkliston registration district; General Registry Office, Edinburgh.
  13. [S1510] 1891 census of Scotland, West Lothian, Kirkliston registration district, enumeration district (ED) 2, household schedule no. [unreadable], p. 25, William Cowen household; digital image, ScotlandsPeople (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk : accessed 23 May 2012); citing GRO Census 1891 667/00 002/00 025.
  14. [S1511] 1901 census of Scotland, Edinburgh City / Midlothian, St. Andrew registration district, enumeration district (ED) 68, household schedule no. 76, p. 15, William Cowen household; digital image, ScotlandsPeople (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk : accessed 24 May 2012); citing GRO Census 1901 685/02 068/00 015.
  15. [S1512] 1911 census of Scotland, Edinburgh City / Midlothian, St. Andrew registration district, enumeration district (ED) 25, household schedule no. 150, p. 16, William Cowan household; digital image, ScotlandsPeople (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk : accessed 24 May 2012); citing GRO Census 1911 685/02 025/00 016.
  16. [S1515] Scotland, death certificate for Cecilia Cowan, 25 February 1925; digital image, ScotlandsPeople (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk : accessed 24 May 2012); citing statutory deaths 685/02 0087, Edinburgh City / Midlothian, St. Andrew registration district; General Registry Office, Edinburgh.
  17. [S1514] 1915 valuation roll of Scotland, Edinburgh Burgh, Edinburgh parish, p. 2534, line 6, William Cowan; digital image, ScotlandsPeople (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk : accessed 24 May 2012); citing Valuation Rolls VR100 / 319 / 158.