William Cowan of Tarbolton
(Abt 1715-1802)
Janet Andrew
(Abt 1715-1769)
Hugh Cowan of Tarbolton
Margaret Strachorn
(Abt 1762-)
John Cowan of Tarbolton


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Jean (Jane) Leggat

John Cowan of Tarbolton

  • Born: 1794, Altontownburn, Tarbolton, Ayrshire, Scotland
  • Christened: 25 Oct 1794, Tarbolton, Ayrshire, Scotland 2
  • Married: 20 Jul 1821, Tarbolton, Ayrshire, Scotland 1
  • Died: 21 Nov 1863, Alton Burn, Tarbolton, Ayrshire, Scotland 3

  Research Notes:

At the time of the 1841 Scotland Census John Cowan, aged about 45, born in Ayrshire, ag. lab., and wife Jean, aged about 45, were living in Alton Burn, Tarbolton, Ayrshire. With them were children: Mary (17), Hugh (11), Jean (9), Margaret (5), Elisabeth (3), Sophia (6 months).

At the time of the 1851 Scotland Census John Cowan, aged 56, born in Tarbolton Ayrshire, farmer of 8 acres & forrester employing 6 labourers, and wife Jean, aged 56, born in Tarbolton, were living in Altonburn Cottage, Tarbolton. With them were children (all born in Tarbolton): Mary (27), muslin embroiderer, Hugh (21), shoe maker, Jean (18), muslin embroiderer, Elizabeth (13), muslin embroiderer, Sophia (10), scholar.

At the time of the 1861 Scotland Census John Cowan, aged 66, born in Tarbolton Ayrshire, contractor, and wife Jean, aged 66, born in Tarbolton, contractor's wife, were living in Alton Burn, Tarbolton. With them were daughters (both born in Tarbolton): Margaret (25), Sophia (16); granddaughter Jean B. Cowan (5) of Tarbolton.


John Cowan, farmer, married to Jean Legget, son of Hugh Cowan, wood forrester, deceased, and Margaret Cowan M.S. Strawhorn, died aged 69 years as a result of ulceration of the rectum, cystitis & dysuria, Hugh Cowan, son, present.

  Marriage Information:

John married Jean (Jane) Leggat, daughter of John Leggat and Jane Drinnan, on 20 Jul 1821 in Tarbolton, Ayrshire, Scotland 1. (Jean (Jane) Leggat was christened on 7 Apr 1795 in Tarbolton, Ayrshire, Scotland and died on 27 Mar 1877 in Tarbolton, Ayrshire, Scotland.)


1 International Genealogical Index, Marriages (1820-1854), batch # M116195.

2 Tarbolton OPR, GROS data 619/ 0010 0234.

3 General Register Office of Scotland (GROS), Tarbolton Deaths, 1863, p. 31, no. 91.

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