Person:John Cowan (78)

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  1. James Cowan1789 - 1856
  2. John Cowan1790 - 1874
  3. Robert Cowan1792 - 1868
  1. John Cowan1842 - 1910
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Name John Cowan
Gender Male
Birth? 1790 Portpatrick, Wigtonshire, Scotland
Death? 14 April 1874 Leswalt, Wigtownshire, Scotland

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Sources

Ancestry Trees. 17 Sept 2013
Nat.Arch.Scot Plan of Balgracie and Knockaldie, Wigtownshire. c1850
Wicktionary, "Fermtoun"
Rumsey's Maps:County of Wigton or Shire of Galloway. From Ainslie's survey by W. Johnson, Landsurveyor. Drawn by W. Johnson, Edinr. Engd. by J. & G. Menzies, Edinr. Published by John Thomson, Edinburgh, 1826. (1832)


Child List

John Cowan18421910
James Cowan 18441901
Marion Cowan 18461847
Annie Cowan 18491926
Margeret Cowan 18511928

Knockaldie

From:Family History Assoc.

KNOCKALDIE is farm (fermtoun) [1] in the parish of Leswalt. “Leswalt is a small parish. Its eight square miles lie in the Rhinns between Portpatrick and Stranraer to the south and Kirkcolm to the north. Within its hilly terrain it has fine meadows and, especially in the south, pastures which traditionally grazed black Galloway cattle and also sheep of Cheviot, black-faced and mixed breeds. Once famed for goat whey and for fine Loch Ryan oysters, over on the Black Shore, the wild and rocky west coast facing the Irish Sea, Uchtred Agnew’s pans produced salt in Leswalt for some 300 years from 1637. On the moor above Salt Pans Bay is an Iron Age fort, while Sir Andrew Agnew’s monument on the Tor of Craigoch above Leswalt village tops a prehistoric hill fort. Leswalt itself is built around its large parish church. This dates back to 1828, though a longer history is suggested by the remains of a medieval church nearby. In the 1700s the village was known as Kirk of Leswalt, placing the earlier church very much at its focus.”

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"Knockaldie" (red hexagon) per se, does not appear on the 1832 map by John Thompson.  It is believed to be located south of Balgracie, and east of Little Lurbruck, as shown on the Thompson map.
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"Knockaldie" (red hexagon) per se, does not appear on the 1832 map by John Thompson. It is believed to be located south of Balgracie, and east of Little Lurbruck, as shown on the Thompson map.
References
  1. Wictionary: Fermtoun: a collection of cottages for the workers on a farm. Literally farm town.