Family Group (main line)


Shepherd in Corsbie in 1812, also Grocer in Lauder.
m. 7 Jul 1789
Channelkirk, Berwick
b. abt. 1763

d. 10 Nov 1834, aged 71 , portioner in Lauder, buried in Lauder Churchyard

b. 8 Aug 1764, Overhoudon, Channelkirk

d. 25 Nov 1812, aged 49, buried Legerwood






John and Agnes settled at Brownshall in Westruther Parish, where they had most of their children.

Child Marriage Spouse Spouse's Parents
1 Robert, Burgess of Lauder m. 24 Oct 1807  
Langton, Berwick
Isabella Mack

John Mack
Margaret Maben

b. 19 Nov 1791, Westruther, New Brunshall
d. 26 Jan 1856, age 65, Lauder, as certified by son Peter, buried in Lauder Churchyard
b. 05 Jun 1794, Coldingham, Berwick, Scotland
d. 31 Oct 1840, Lauder, Berwick, Scotland
Agnes, 8 Jan 1811, Channelkirk
Peter, 17 Apr 1816 Comfortlee, Longformacus, Berwick
William, b. 27 Jul 1814, Wedderlie, Westruther
2 Andrew, Innkeeper at Clickhiminn (north of Lauder) m Beatrice Wright
b. 27 Jun 1794, Westruther, New Brunshall
d. 2 Oct 1828, buried Lauder Churchyard
Son Andrew born 13 May 1826 , Lauder
3 James
b. 2 Jan 1797, Westruther, New Brunshall
4 William*
b. 4 Jun 1799, Westruther, New Brunshall
5 Appalina m Alexander Bain, mason
b. 10 Jun 1801, Westruther, New Brunshall
d.  2 Jan 1861,  Lauder
living with son David G. Bain, High St Lauder in 1881, age 78

see more info below

6 JANET m 1826 JOHN COWAN Parents
b. abt 1804, Legerwood or NewBrunshall
d. 21 June 1868, age 64, Netherhowden
Children b 1797, Crumside, Stow


1    Extract of an Entry in the Register of Deaths, 1868, Parish of Channelkirk , Berwick, Entry 9 - Janet Cowan (ms.Torrie)

NAME and Surname
Rank  or Profession and whether
Single, Married or Widowed

When and Where Died



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

Cause of Death, Duration of Disease, and Medical Attendant by whom certified

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

Janet 1868 M 64 William Torrie Cardiac Dropsy


Cowan June   yrs Shepherd for unknown time William Cowan
  Twenty First     (deceased)   Son
  2h   p.m.         present
Wife of       Agnes Torrie certified by   
John Cowan Netherhowden     M.S. Wilson M. B. Robertson  
 Ploughman Parish of     (deceased)   Registrar



  1. William* is an ancestor of Sheila Ward who provide most of the information above
  2. Chris Bain left the following info on the web about Alexander Bain and Appalina Torrie

    1. Alexander, b. 13 Jul 1831 Lauder, m. 7 Mar 1852 Lauder, Mary Henderson.
    Their known children, all born Lauder, were Agnes, b. 10 Feb 1853, Barbara
    Charlton, b. 2 Jun 1856, and Elizabeth, b. 24 Oct 1859
    2. Agnes, b. 2 Sep 1833 Lauder
    3. Christian, b.28 May 1835 Lauder, m. 13 Jul 1860 Lauder Thomas Watherston.
    Their children Appolina Torrie, b. 11 Nov 1862 Glasgow, James McDonald, b. 3
    Feb 1865 Glasgow, and Margaret McDonald, b. 21 Mar 1867 Glasgow.
    4. William, b. 1 Dec 1836 Lauder
    5. John, b. 3 Nov 1838 Lauder
    6. Andrew Torrie, b. 1 Nov 1842 Lauder
    7. David George, b. 19 Aug 1845 Lauder, m. 16 Mar 1871 Westruther Berwick
    Jane Fair Renton, b. 17 Jun 1851 Langdon Berwick dau of Daid and Mary
    (Watson) Renton. One known son, Alexander b. 1 Jan 1872 Lauder.

Tom Paterson
(last updated 2nd Jan 2021)