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Valerie Report 19 Apr 2013 11:45

Hi, need a birth ,parents of Alexander Cowan, born about 1867 , lived Scotland,possibly born in Ireland.


brummiejan Report 19 Apr 2013 11:50

Valerie, there are several men who fit this description on the Scottish census. You need to say how you got to him - plus who did he marry, occupation, names of children. Do you have him on any census at all?


Reggie Report 19 Apr 2013 12:44

If he married in Scotland, both parents will be named on the cert

You seem very uncertain about your do you connect to him?


Reggie Report 19 Apr 2013 12:48


Reggie Report 19 Apr 2013 12:50

Irish BMD's are on familysearch site


Reggie Report 19 Apr 2013 12:52

No 'possible' about his birthplace

1891 census

Person: COWAN, Alex Address: Simpson Street, West Calder

COWAN, Alex Head Married M 24 1867 Gen Lab
COWAN, Maggie Wife Married F 18 1873 House Keeper
Addiewell, Midlothian
COWAN, John Son M 1 1890
Addiewell, Midlothian
KING, Jane Sister-In-Law Unmarried F 21 1870 Dom Serv (Gen)
Edinr, Midlothian

You know his wife's maiden name (you've posted it on your other thread), so look for the marriage on SP, and download the cert

You will get 30 credits for £7.00


GlasgowLass Report 19 Apr 2013 13:14

This couple did marry in West Lothian in 1888.
It is on SP
The marriage cert will give names of both sets of parents
As Reggie says, £7 will buy 30 credits and this cert will cost 6 credits
Name: Alexander Cowan
Age: 36
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1865
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Margaret Cowan
Gender: Male
Where born: Ireland
Registration district: West Calder
Civil parish: West Calder
County: Midlothian
Address: 71 Livingston St
Occupation: Retortman Shale Oil
Household Members:
Name Age
Alexander Cowan 36
Margaret Cowan 28
John Cowan 11
Margaret Cowan 5
Mary Cowan 2


EVEIE Report 19 Apr 2013 13:23


Ireland, Births and Baptisms, 1620-1911
about Alexander Cowan

Alexander Cowan


Birth Date:
15 Sep 1869

Birth Place:
Antrim, Ireland

Mother's Name:
Margaret Cowan

FHL Film Number:


Valerie Report 5 Jun 2013 10:27

Have a marriage cert for Alexander Cowan & Margaret(Maggie) king, looks like his parents are John Cowan & June (not sure of writing) Cowan, nee White.Dated 7-6-1888. He was supposed to be 21 years old then. But no birth cert yet for Alexander, cant find him in census as a child, with parents.


Valerie Report 5 Jun 2013 10:28

Sorry, still struggling with how to do this.


Reggie Report 5 Jun 2013 19:17

So you knew who his parents were..................

If he was born in Ireland, you won't find census info for him. The only Irish censuses are 1901 and 1911