William Bowie

16 March 1791–8 November 1865 (Age 74)
Kilconquhar, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Bowie was born on 16 March 1791, in Kilconquhar, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John Bowie, was 26 and his mother, Janet Tullis, was 22. He married Christian Tullis on 25 July 1819, in Cupar, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 8 November 1865, in Cupar, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 74.

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William Bowie
Christian Tullis
Marriage: 25 July 1819
Christina Bowie

Spouse and Children

25 July 1819
Cupar, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom


Parents and Siblings

    John Bowie


    Janet Tullis





    Euphan Bowie


    Janet Bowie


World Events (7)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

Age 11

In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.
1811 · The Tron Riot

Age 20

The Tron riot was a riot which occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland on New Year's Eve. A group of young men attacked and robbed wealthier passers-by. One police officer was killed in the riot. Though the total count of participants is unknown, sixty-eight youths were arrested, with five sentenced to death for their actions during the riot.

Age 24

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: nickname from Gaelic buidhe ‘yellow’, ‘fair-haired’, or possibly an Anglicized form of Ó Buadhaigh ( see Bogue ).

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

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  • William Bowie, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • William Bowie, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • William Bowie, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"

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