William COWAN
(Abt 1715-1802)
(Abt 1715-1769)
(Abt 1719-)
Christian SAVER
William COWAN of Righead
Elizabeth INGRAM


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  • Christened: 29 Mar 1772, Tarbolton, Ayrshire, Scotland 2
  • Married: 13 Dec 1796, Laigh, Tarbolton, Ayshire, Scotland 1
  • Died: 7 Feb 1861, Knowhead, Tarbolton, Ayrshire, Scotland 3

   General Notes:

compiler's 4 x great grandmother

   Research Notes:

1851 Scotland Census:

Age given: 80 years
Birthplace given: Tarbolton, Ayrshire, Scotland
Dwelling Place: Knowhead, Tarbolton, Ayrshire
Occupation: Farmer of 48 acres, employing 3 labourers
Status: widowed

Present were daughter Mary Wilson (41) of Tarbolton, unmarried, servants John Cunningham (24)** of Tarbolton, farm labourer, Janet Dunlop (19) of Symington, house servant, James Craig (16) of Riccarton, farm labourer

** Janet's grandson (eldest son of Elizabeth Wilson and William Cunningham)


Died at 1:30pm, age 89 years. The informant of death was son[-in-law] William Reid. I've been unable to determine which of Janet's daughters William married - Janet, Mary or Margaret. The OPRs for Ayrshire record marriages of a William Reid to a Janet Wilson and a Margaret Wilson in 1837 in Dalry and 1844 in Loudoun respectively. However, an examination of both families in the 1851 Censuses for these parishes shows that neither of these women could have been daughters of Adam Wilson and Janet Cowan.

   Marriage Information:

Janet married Adam WILSON, son of Adam WILSON and Janet MUIR, on 13 Dec 1796 in Laigh, Tarbolton, Ayshire, Scotland 1. (Adam WILSON was born in 1765 in Hillside, Tarbolton, Ayrshire, Scotland, christened on 14 Oct 1765 in Tarbolton, Ayrshire, Scotland 4, died on 23 Dec 1840 in Tarbolton, Ayrshire, Scotland 5 and was buried on 28 Dec 1840 in Tarbolton, Ayrshire, Scotland.)

   Marriage Notes:

Banns proclaimed 2 Dec 1796


1 Tarbolton OPR, GROS data 619/ 0020 0112.

2 Ibid, GROS data 619/ 0010 0146.

3 General Register Office of Scotland (GROS), Tarbolton deaths, page 2, no. 5.

4 Tarbolton OPR, GROS data 619/ 0010 0121.

5 Tombstone Inscription.

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