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Gowans James

Male 1806 - 1886  (79 years)


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  • Name Gowans James 
    Born 21 Oct 1806  ,North Berwick, Haddingtonshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • 1. Inscription in family bible

      Name James Gowans
      Gender Male
      Baptism/Christening Date 26 Oct 1806
      Baptism/Christening Place , NORTH BERWICK, EAST LOTHIAN, SCOTLAND
      Birth Date 21 Oct 1806
      Birthplace
      Death Date
      Name Note
      Race
      Father's Name John Gowans
      Father's Birthplace
      Father's Age
      Mother's Name Janet Sibbald
      Mother's Birthplace
      Mother's Age
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number C11713-5
      System Origin Scotland-VR
      Source Film Number 1067851
      Reference Number 2:15RZ8H7
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 26 Oct 1806  ,North Berwick, Haddingtonshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Occupation Between 1837 and 1851  ,East Linton, Haddingtonshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Occupation Between 1837 and 1850  ,East Linton, Haddingtonshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Clockmaker 
    Occupation 1837  Linton, Haddingtonshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Watch & clock maker Pigot's Dorectory 
    Census 1841  ,East Linton, Haddingtonshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1841  ,,Haddingtonshire,Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Watchmaker 
    Occupation 1850  ,Galashiels, Selkirkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Clockmaker, watchmaker and jeweller 
    Occupation 22 Oct 1857  ,,,Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Master Watchmaker 
    Occupation 26 Apr 1859 
    Watchmaker and Jeweller 
    Census 1861  47 High Street, Galashiels, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Name: James Gowans
      Age: 54
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1807
      Relationship: Head
      Spouse's name : Joan
      Gender: Male
      Where born: N Berwick, Haddingtonshire
      Registration Number: 799/2
      Registration district: Ladhope
      Civil parish: Ladhope
      Town: Galashiels
      County: Roxburghshire
      Address: 47 High St
      Occupation: Watchmaker & Feweller
      ED: 1
      Household schedule number: 130
      Line: 1
      Roll: CSSCT1861_141
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      James Gowans 54
      Joan Gowans 52
      James Gowans 19
      Way Libbald Gowans 17
      William Gowans 15
      Elizabeth Cunninghan Gowans 9
    Occupation 7 Oct 1861  High Street, Galashiels,, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Watchmaker 
    Occupation 1863  47 High Street, Galashiels, Selkirkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Watchmaker Rutherford's DIrectory 
    Residence 1867  47 High Street, Galashiels, Selkirkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Census 1871  47 High Street, Melrose, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Name: James Gowans
      Age: 64
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1807
      Relationship: Head
      Gender: Male
      Where born: Berwickshire
      Registration Number: 799/2
      Registration district: Ladhope
      Civil parish: Melrose
      County: Roxburghshire
      Address: 47 High St
      Occupation: Eleck Maker
      ED: 2
      Household schedule number: 10
      Line: 12
      Roll: CSSCT1871_180
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      James Gowans 64
      John H Smith 28
    _ATTR 3 May 1873  Sale Room, Galashiels, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Auction 
    • Auction of stock in trade
    Census 1881  Hayford Villa, St. Ninians, Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Widower Age 74 Male Retired Watchmaker and Jeweller
    Died 20 Mar 1886  Hayford Villa, St. Ninians, Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 0h 30 am Male 79 years Sycope
    Notes 
    • Director of Gasworks Company
    • Scottish Sequestration - James Gowans Hawick, Watchmaker [8]
    Person ID I590  Geniaus Family Tree
    Last Modified 24 Mar 2014 

    Father Gowans John,   b. Abt 1782, ,,,Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1832, ,,Haddingtonshire,Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Mother Sibbald Janet,   b. 2 Nov 1780, ,Tranent, East Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1864, Sidegate Street, Haddington, Haddingtonshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 29 May 1803  ,Gladsmuir, Haddingtonshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F442  Group Sheet

    Family Neilson Joan,   b. 21 Aug 1808, ,Dunbar, Haddingtonshire, 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 
    • From Gowans family bible inscription.
    Census 30 Mar 1851  ,East Linton, Haddingtonshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Gowans Ann,   d. 1833, ,,,Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Gowans John,   b. 10 Apr 1832, ,East Linton, Haddingtonshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1882, 261 West 20th Street, New York, New York, U.S.A Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     3. Gowans Jessie Sibbald,   b. 23 Mar 1834, ,East Linton, Haddingtonshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1921, ,,Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     4. Gowans James,   b. 17 Mar 1836, ,East Linton, Haddingtonshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1917, 30 Dover St, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     5. Gowans Catherine,   b. 28 Nov 1837, ,East Linton, Haddingtonshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1928, Lenzie, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     6. Gowans Joan,   b. 16 Apr 1841, ,East Linton, Haddingtonshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1899, ,San Francisco, California, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     7. Gowans Mary Sibbald,   b. 16 Oct 1843, ,East Linton, Haddingtonshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1907, 5 Grosvenor Gardens, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     8. Gowans William,   b. 4 Apr 1846, ,East Linton, Haddingtonshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1923, ,South Shields, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     9. Gowans Elizabeth Cunningham,   b. 4 Dec 1851, ,East Linton, Haddingtonshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1880, 93 Hudson Street, Tyne Dock South Shields, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
    Last Modified 18 Aug 2012 
    Family ID F50  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    James Gowans 1806-1886
    James Gowans 1806-1886

  • Sources 
    1. [S11] Familysearch, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XTY4-5DF : accessed 19 Jun 2013), Janet Sibbald in entry for James Gowans, 21 Oct 1806..

    2. [S13] WWW, http://www.archive.org/stream/oldscottishclock00smitrich/oldscottishclock00smitrich_djvu.txt.

    3. [S13] WWW, http://www.archive.org/stream/oldscottishclock00smitrich#page/176/mode/2up
      Old Scottish clockmakers from 1453 to 1850 (1921)
      Author: Smith, John, clock-maker
      Subject: Clock and watch makers -- Scotland
      Publisher: Edinburgh : Oliver and Boyd
      Possible copyright status: NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT
      Language: English
      Call number: nrlf_ucb:GLAD-256718
      Digitizing sponsor: MSN
      Book contributor: University of California Libraries
      Collection: americana; cdl.

    4. [S13] WWW, http://books.google.com.au/books?id=0ecNAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA477&lpg=PA477&dq=james+gowans+clockmaker&source=bl&ots=EJ5OBPbKUi&sig=uCh51PMVwDC33t5ADGG4EMT-o4c&hl=en&ei=tTzNTPqKNpHEvgOxo7D0Dw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CCIQ6AEwAjgU#v=onepage&q&f=false.

    5. [S29] 1841 English Census.

    6. [S130] Book, Rutherfurd's The southern counties' register & directory.
      FHL 941.4 B5r

    7. [S37] Find my past, British newspaper Collection: Southern Reporter May 01, 1873.

    8. [S13] WWW, http://books.google.com/books?id=t1EwAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA395&dq=gowans+hawick&cd=2#v=onepage&q=gowans%20hawick&f=false.