Jane Cowan

1 May 1854–8 December 1932 (Age 78)
Mearns, Renfrewshire, Scotland

The Life of Jane

When Jane Cowan was born on 1 May 1854, in 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, Clutha, 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
1846–1912
Jane Cowan
1854–1932
Marriage: 8 October 1875
Annie Cowan Guildford
1876–1908
Harry Cowan Guildford
1878–1936
Mary Cowan Guildford
1879–1961
Marion Cowan Guildford
1884–1884
Robert Cowan Guildford
1885–1918
Colwyn Cowan Guildford
1888–
William Cowan Guildford
1890–1978
Elizabeth May "Biddie" Guildford
1893–1963
Jane Cowan Guildford
1895–1980
Marion Janet Guildford
1897–1964

Spouse and Children

    Henry John Guildford

    Male1846–1912Male

    Female1854–1932Female

MARRIAGE
8 October 1875
Owaka, Clutha, Otago, New Zealand
children

(10)

    Annie Cowan Guildford

    Female1876–1908Female

    Male1878–1936Male

    Female1879–1961Female

    Marion Cowan Guildford

    Female1884–1884Female

    Robert Cowan Guildford

    Male1885–1918Male

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Robert Cowan

    Male1824–1912Male

    Jane Barrie

    Female1822–1908Female

siblings

(14)

    William Cowan

    Male1845–1865Male

    David Cowan

    Male1847–1851Male

    Mary Cowan

    Female1851–1884Female

    Robert Cowan

    Male1852–Male

    Female1854–1932Female

+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: reduced form of McCowen .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Jane, "New Zealand, Cemetery Transcriptions, 1840-1981"
  • Jane Guildford in entry for William Cowan Guildford, "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966"
  • Jane Cowan Guildford in entry for Jane Cowan Guildford, "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966"

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