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Gowans James

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  • Name Gowans James 
    Born 17 Mar 1836  ,East Linton, Haddingtonshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 7 Apr 1836  ,Prestonkirk, Haddingtonshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    • GROS data 717/00 0003
    Census 1841  ,East Linton, Haddingtonshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 30 Mar 1851  ,East Linton, Haddingtonshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Scholar
    Occupation 26 Apr 1859  ,Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Watchmaker and Jeweller 
    Residence 26 Apr 1859  1 High Street, Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Occupation 16 Nov 1859  ,Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Watchmaker and Jeweller 
    Occupation 22 Nov 1860  ,Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Watchmaker and Jeweller 
    Census 1861  1 High Street, Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Son-in-law Married 25 master Watchmaker and Jeweller
    Occupation 1863  1 High Street, Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Watchmaker and Jeweller 
    Occupation 17 Feb 1865  ,Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Watchmaker 
    Occupation 1866  1 High Street, Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Watchmaker and Jeweller 
    Residence 1866  1 High Street, Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Census 1871  1 High Street, Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • Watchmaker and Jeweller - master employing 1 apprentice
    Census 1881  1 High Street, Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Occupation 1881  ,Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Fruiterer 
    Residence 1881  1 High Street, Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1891  ,Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • Age 55
    Occupation 5 Jul 1896  ,,,Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Watchmaker 
    _ATTR 21 Jun 1899  [14
    Inheritance 
    • Part of Estate of sister Joan Nelson
    Census 1901  Schoolhouse, Tolsta, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    • Age 65 Formerly watchmaker
    Name James Gowan 
    Occupation 29 Mar 1902 
    Watchmaker 
    Died 1 Jan 1917  30 Dover St, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Cause: Acute bronchitis 10 days and cardiac failure 1 day 
    • at 2:45 am. as certified by David Moffat
    Buried Aft 1 Jan 1917  ,Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Signed name - could write
    • "PRESTONKIRK, a parish a little north-east of the centre of Haddingtonshire. It contains the post-office station of Prestonkirk, the post-office village of East Linton, and the villages of New Linton and Old Preston. It is bounded by North Berwick, Whitekirk, Dunbar,
      Stenton, Whittingham, Morham, Haddington, and Athelstaneford ... Originally, and so early as the 12th century, the parish was called
      Linton; during some time before the Reformation, it was called indifferently Linton and Haugh; after the Reformation, it was called
      Prestonhaugh; at a later period it got its present name of Prestonkirk ... Baldred, who flourished in the latter part of the 6th century and the
      beginning of the 7th, was long the tutelary of the parish, and is said to have dignified it by his residence, and founded its earliest church.
      Preston, the site of the church, was one of three villages which contended for his body after his decease. His statue long lay in the
      burying-ground, and was intended to be built into the church-wall, but was broken in pieces by an unromantic mason ... On the farm of
      Markle stand the ruins of an ancient monastery, considerable in extent, but unrefined in architecture, of whose history little is known." from
      the Imperial Gazetteer of Scotland, edited by John Marius Wilson, 1868.
    • Concluded Sequestration Processes under 1856 Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act

      Concluded Sequestration Processes under 1856 Act

      CountryCode
      GB

      RepCode
      234

      Repository
      National Archives of Scotland

      RefNo
      CS318/8/124

      Title
      James Gowans, Hawick, Roxburghshire, Watch maker

      Date
      1865

      Description
      Start date: 17/10/1860, Disposal notes: Trustee discharged 30 November 1863

      AccessStatus
      Open

      DeptCipher
      A02002 [17]
    • James Gowans, Watch & Clock Maker, Jeweller, 13, Howgate, Hawick. ['REPEATING, DUPLEX, HORIZONTAL, LEVER & VERTICAL WATCHES.'] FIVE (5 cm, pink): duplicate of Four. SIX (4.5 cm, with pinked edge)

      From http://ukbookworld.com/cgi-bin/search.pl?s_i_keywords=Dumfries*
    Person ID I42  Geniaus Family Tree
    Last Modified 15 Jun 2016 

    Father Gowans James,   b. 21 Oct 1806, ,North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1886, Hayford Villa, St. Ninians, Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Neilson Joan,   b. 21 Aug 1808, ,Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1861, High Street, Galashiels,, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 18 Jun 1830  Greyfriers Church Established, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F50  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Purves Isabella Scott,   b. Abt 1844, ,Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1898, 5 Cambridge Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Married 29 Apr 1859  1 High Street, Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 18
    • According to forms of the Church of Scotland. Witnesses William Middlemas and Margaret Scott
    Children 
     1. Gowans James,   b. 30 Oct 1859, ,Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1859, 1 High Street, Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. Gowans Catherine Charlotte,   b. 14 Nov 1860, ,Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1860, 1 High Street, Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Gowans James,   b. 23 May 1863, ,Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Gowans Catherine Douglas,   b. 17 Feb 1865, 1 High Street,Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1926, ,Frinton-on-Sea, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     5. Gowans William Purves,   b. 26 Sep 1867, 1 High Street, Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1938, 22 Eurella Street, Burwood, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     6. Gowans Joanna Neilson,   b. 7 Apr 1870, ,Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1959, 3719 West 2nd Street,Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     7. Gowans Walter Scott,   b. 2 Mar 1873, ,Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1873, 1 High Street, Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     8. Gowans John Walter,   b. 1 Jan 1875, ,Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1930, ,Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     9. Gowans Isabella Purves,   b. Abt 1877, ,Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1948, Rosebank, East Kilbride,,Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years)
     10. Gowans Duncan Stewart,   b. 1878, ,Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1925, ,Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
     11. Gowans Mary Brown,   b. 25 Oct 1881, 1 High Street, Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1883, 1 High Street, Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    Last Modified 26 May 2016 
    Family ID F49  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 26 Apr 1859 - 1 High Street, Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Apr 1859 - 1 High Street, Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1861 - 1 High Street, Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Watchmaker and Jeweller - 1863 - 1 High Street, Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Watchmaker and Jeweller - 1866 - 1 High Street, Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1866 - 1 High Street, Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1871 - 1 High Street, Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1881 - 1 High Street, Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1881 - 1 High Street, Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S48] Ancestry.co.uk, Scotland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.
      Name: James Gowans
      Gender: Male
      Birth Date: 17 Mar 1836
      Baptism Date: 7 Apr 1836
      Baptism Place: , Prestonkirk, East Lothian, Scotland
      Father: James Gowans
      Mother: Joan Nielson
      FHL Film Number: 1067855
      Reference ID: 2:15SPHHF

    2. [S65] 1901 Scottish Census.
      1901 Census lists birth as East Linton, Hadd.

    3. [S141] Gerard Peter Brierley.

    4. [S2805] Scots Ancestry Reserch Society, Letter to Gerard Brierley 22 May 1997.

    5. [S98] 1851 Scottish Census.

    6. [S19] Marriage Certificate.

    7. [S28] Rutherford, (Borders Regional Council, 1990), p 331.

    8. [S23] Birth Certificate, Daughter - Catherine Douglas Gowans.

    9. [S2807] Rutherford's The Southern Counties' Register and Directory, Page 307.

    10. [S2807] Rutherford's The Southern Counties' Register and Directory, Page 331.

    11. [S95] 1871 Scottish Census.

    12. [S96] 1881 Scottish Census.

    13. [S66] 1891 Scottish Census, 789/00 001/000.

    14. [S2868] California Digital newspaper Collection, San Francisco Call, Volume 86, Number 21, 21 June 1899.

    15. [S65] 1901 Scottish Census.

    16. [S24] Death Certificate.

    17. [S13] WWW, National Archives of Scotland OPAC.

    18. [S48] Ancestry.co.uk, Scotland, Select Marriages, 1561-1910 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.
      Name: James Gowans
      Gender: Male
      Marriage Date: 26 Apr 1859
      Marriage Place: Hawick,Roxburgh,Scotland
      Spouse: Isabella Scott Purves
      FHL Film Number: 6035516