Jane Cowan

Female1 May 1854–8 December 1932

Brief Life History of Jane

When Jane Cowan was born on 1 May 1854, in Newton Mearns, Renfrewshire, Scotland, her father, Robert Cowan, was 29 and her mother, Jane Barrie, was 31. She married Henry John Guildford on 8 October 1875, in Owaka, Otago, New Zealand. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 8 December 1932, in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand, at the age of 78, and was buried in Otago, Otago, New Zealand.

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Family Time Line

Henry John Guildford
Jane Cowan
Marriage: 8 October 1875
Annie Cowan Guildford
Harry Cowan Guildford
Mary Cowan Guildford
Marion Cowan Guildford
Robert Cowan Guildford
Colwyn Cowan Guildford
William Cowan Guildford
Elizabeth May "Biddie" Guildford
Jane Cowan Guildford
Marion Janet Guildford

Sources (9)

  • New Zealand, Marriage Index, 1840-1937
  • Australia and New Zealand, Find A Grave Index, 1800s-Current
  • Jane, "New Zealand, Cemetery Transcriptions, 1840-1981"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 October 1875Owaka, Otago, New Zealand
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (14)

    +9 More Children

    World Events (7)

    1858 · New Provinces Act

    Age 4

    The New Provinces Act was established to help create new Provinces in the quickly growing region of New Zealand. This Act also helped kept laws in check as well as create Provincial Councils to help govern over the people within the areas.

    1860 · First Taranaki War

    Age 6

    The First Taranaki War was an armed conflict between the Māori people and the New Zealand Government over rights of land ownership. It was fought by more than 3,500 troops from Australia, as well as over one-thousand Māori. Total losses among the two armies are estimated to be around 440 men. The war ended in a ceasefire, although the British claimed that they had won the war.,

    1887 · New Zealands's First National Park

    Age 33

    Tongariro National Park was the sixth national park established in the world and the first in New Zealand. In the center of the park there lies three active volcanic mountains (Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe, and Tongariro). it is home to the famed Tongariro Alpine Crossing day hike and has been recognized as a World Heritage Site for all its natural values.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and Manx: shortened form of McOwen and McKeown . See also McEwen .

    Sottish and Manx: from a shortened form of Irish Ó Comhdhain and Mac Comhdhain ‘descendant or son of Comhdan’ or Gaelic Mac Comhghain ‘son of Comhghan (‘the twin’). Pronounced to rhyme with Owen, the name sometimes appears as Coan and Cohen in Down, and has been used interchangeably with Irish Coyne in Connacht and McIlhone in Tyrone. In the Isle of Man the name is pronounced /'kauən/ (with Cow- as in English cow).

    Scottish and Manx: sometimes a variant of Colquhoun , pronounced Cohoon in Scotland and Cahoon in Ulster.

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

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