Alice Watson

10 March 1809–1894 (Age 84)
Gosforth, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Alice

When Alice Watson was born on 10 March 1809, in Gosforth, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Watson, was 34 and her mother, Ann Lister, was 27. She married Mark Cowen on 12 April 1830, in Gateshead Fell St John, Durham, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Rainton, Durham, England, United Kingdom in 1881 and West Rainton, Durham, England, United Kingdom in 1891. She died in 1894, in Lanchester, Durham, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

Mark Cowen
1807–1882
Alice Watson
1809–1894
Marriage: 12 April 1830
Mary Cowen
1830–
William Field Cowen
1832–1914
John Cowen
1834–1845
Jane Anne Cowen
1838–
Alice Cowens
1840–1904
Mark Cowen
1842–1909
Thomas Cowen
1845–1901
John Cowen
1847–
Ralph Cowen
1849–1851
Elizabeth Cowen
1851–1905

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
12 April 1830
Gateshead Fell St John, Durham, England, United Kingdom
children

(10)

    Mary Cowen

    Female1830–Female

    William Field Cowen

    Male1832–1914Male

    John Cowen

    Male1834–1845Male

    Jane Anne Cowen

    Female1838–Female

    Female1840–1904Female

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

    Female1800–1869Female

    Female1809–1894Female

    Female1812–Female

    Ralph Watson

    Male1815–1817Male

    Joseph Watson

    Male1818–Male

+3 More Children

World Events (7)

1815

Age 6

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823

Age 14

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 24

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: patronymic from the personal name Wat ( see Watt )

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alice Cowen in household of William Hindmarsh, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Alice Cowen in household of Mark Cowen, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Alice Cowen in household of Mark Cowen, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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