Archibald McGowan

Brief Life History of Archibald

When Archibald McGowan was born about 1790, in Ballintoy, Ballintoy, County Antrim, Ireland, his father, Daniel William McGowan, was 27 and his mother, Agnes MacGilchrist, was 24.

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Daniel William McGowan
Agnes MacGilchrist
Henry McGowan
Archibald McGowan
Peggy McGowan
Nancy McGowan
William McGowan
Agnes McGowan

Sources (1)

  • A complete List of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Ballintoy taken by the Rev. Robert Traill, April 1803 [PRONI: T679/69]

World Events (3)


Battle of Antrim.


The Young Ireland rebellion of 1798 failed.


The Night of the BIG WIND. In Killarney and its neighborhood there was a terrible hurricane. The town sustained much damage and many houses were shattered.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Siobhan, Cormac, Seamus, Aileen, Colm, Eithne, Kieran, Niall, Paddy.

Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac (a') Ghobhainn or Mac Gobhann (Scottish) or Mac (an) Ghabhann (Irish), ‘son of (the) smith’. This name has also been Anglicized as Smith and Smithson .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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