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  WILLIAM COWAN

Shoemaker in Oxton

m. 6 Apr 1857
Channelkirk

 

MARGARET  DAVIDSON

 

 
  b. 1834, Channelkirk

d. 1st Aug 1890, aged 55 Oxton, Channelkirk. Died of Apoplexy, as informed by son John.

  b. 1840, Smailholm

d. 1860, age 19, Oxton, Channelkirk

 
family of John and Janet JOHN COWAN, Farm Steward

JANET TORRIE

Father

Mother

JAMES DAVIDSON

AGNES TAIT

family of James and Agnes

1861, 1871, 1881  at Oxton, Channelkirk. 
John and Bessie with Agnes and Mary (May) at Oxton in 1901.

1 AGNES m.1886 Edinburgh ADAM PRINGLE BURRELL to James Burrell and Anne Pringle
b. 25 Jan 1858, Oxton, Channelkirk
d. 22 May 1940,age 82, 3 Greenhithe Terrace, Maddiston.
children of Adam and Agnes b. 12 Apr 1857, Carfrae, Channelkirk  
2 John , Shoemaker (Journeyman) ** m.16 Nov 1886 Bessie Young Alex Young
Agnes McBean
b. 16 Sep 1859, Oxton, Channelkirk
Article from Berwickshire News 1881:
John Cowan, bootmaker, Oxton, Lauder Company, 2nd Batt,K.O.S.B., attended the review of 1881 in the rank of Corporal. he holds the Long Service Medal and is also in possesion of a Commemoration Medal presented by the late Robert Romanes, of Harryburn, Captain of the company
Royal Garden party 1937:
Mr John Cowan and his daughter Miss Mary Cowan, Roselea, Oxton had the honour of being invited to attend the garden party by her Majesties at Holyroodhouse.
Wet Review 1937:
On the occasion of the Royal Visit to Edinburgh, Mr John Cowan and Mr James Rankin attended the Wet Review. Both were present at the review of 1881 and at the Jubillee Parade in 1931. They wore their decorations. Mr Cowan is a Councillor for the county of Berwick and is associated with many other public interests
Death Notice 1938 and obituary notice here:
At Roselea, Oxton, Channelkirk, August1938, John Cowan, bootmaker. Funeral Sunday 4th September to Channelkirk Churchyard from Oxton
d. 21 Jan 1918, age 59, Oxton of Apoplexy.
Death Notice 1918:
At Oxton, Berwickshire, Bessie, wife of John Cowan, bootmaker, and daughter of the late Alexander Young, farmer, Shielfield. Funeral to Channelkork Curchyard at 11.30 a.m.
Children:
Agnes McBean. b 24 Jan 1887
Article from Berwickshire News 1906:
Miss Cowan elder daughter of John Cowan, bootmaker, Oxton is about to enter the Normal Training College for Teachers, for which she qualified at the Certificate Examination, last Autumn. Miss Cowan has for the last three years been engaged as a pupil teacher at the Lauder Secondary School, and is well known as a painstaking scholar.
Mary M. D.. b. 1888

** Note from "Agnes Cockburn Remembers Oxton in the 1920's"  -

"... Jean Mathewson ran the Post Office, she lived in Argyle Cottage at the top of the Row.

Also there, opposite the War Memorial, was John Cowan, the boot-maker's shop. Clusters of children would peer in at the window watching him cobbling away. He was considered a very fine boot-maker and some who left for distant parts of the world continued to wear John Cowan's boots. The Lammermuir shepherds would only wear his boots and swore they had the "heather loup" - made for ease of walking in the hills. His daughter, Agnes, was the local teacher and May looked after the house."

References:

1    Census 1901, Channelkirk Parish, Village of Oxton, Berwickshire. Entry 31

Shoemakers Shop, Oxton

NAME and Surname
 of each person
RELATION
 to Head 
of Family
CONDITION
 as to Marriage
AGE
last
 birthday
PROFESSION or OCCUPATION Employed WHERE BORN Rooms with One or more Windows
John Cowan Head Mar 41 Shoemaker Employer Berwickshire, Channelkirk 5
Bessie Cowan Wife Mar 42     Midlothian  
Agnes McB. Cowan Daur   14 Scholar   Berwickshire, Channelkirk  
Mary M. D. Cowan Daur   10 Scholar   Berwickshire, Channelkirk  
               

Note, the children's ages look 10 years out.

2    Extract of Entry Birth, 1887,  Parish of Channelkirk, Berwickshire.

NAME and Surname
 
When and Where Born
Sex

Name, Surname and Rank or Profession of Father
Name and Maiden Surname of Mother
Date and Place of Marriage

Signature and Qualification of Informant, and residence, if out of the house when the birth occurred

Agnes McBean 1887 F John Cowan

(Signed)

Cowan January   Shoemaker John Cowan
  Twenty-fourth     Father
  1h. a.m.   Bessie Cowan (present)
      M.S. Young  
  Oxton      
  Channelkirk   1886. November 16th, Edinburgh  

3    Marriage 1886, District of St. George, City of Edinburgh, Entry 408

When, Where and How Married

Signature of Parties
Rank, Profession, whether Single or Widowed and Relationship
Age Usual Residence

Name, Surname or Profession of Father
Name and Maiden Surname of Mother

If a regular Marriage, Signature of Minister and Witnesses
If irregular, Date of Conviction, Decree of Declaration or Sheriff's Warrant

1886

(Signed)

27 Oxton William Cowan (Signed)
on the        Sixteenth John Cowan   Parish of Shoemaker (Master) Ronald MacPherson
day of        November     Channelkirk    St Lukes
at            25 Raeburn Place Shoemaker     Margaret Cowan  

Edinburgh

(Bachelor)     M.S. Davidson  
        (deceased)  
           
 

(Signed)

28 Oxton Alexander Young (Signed)
After Banns Bessie Young   Parish of Shepherd

George Young

according to the forms of the     Channelkirk  

Witness

Church of Scotland (Spinster)     Agnes Young

Margaret Young

        M.S. McBean

Witness

4    Marriage 1857, Parish of Channelkirk, Berwick.  Entry 

When, Where and How Married

Signature of Parties
Rank, Profession, whether Single or Widowed and Relationship
Age Usual Residence

Name, Surname or Profession of Father
Name and Maiden Surname of Mother

If a regular Marriage, Signature of Minister and Witnesses
If irregular, Date of Conviction, Decree of Declaration or Sheriff's Warrant

1857

(Signed)

22 Oxton John Cowan (Signed)
on the        Sixth William Cowan   Parish of Agricultural Labourer  
day of        April     Channelkirk    
at            Channelkirk Shoemaker     Janet Cowan  

 

(Bachelor)     M.S. Torrie  
        (deceased)  
           
 

(Signed)

18 Grassmyres James Davidson (Signed)
After Banns Margaret Davidson   Parish of Farmer

L. Bell

according to the forms of the     Channelkirk  

Witness

Church of Scotland (Spinster)     Agnes Davidson

William Rankin

        M.S. Tait

Witness

 

 


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