Agnes Aitken

Brief Life History of Agnes

When Agnes Aitken was born on 20 September 1795, in Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, James Aitken, was 30 and her mother, Mary Gardner, was 26. She married Archibald Cowie on 14 February 1813, in Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851. She died on 22 June 1867, in New Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

Archibald Cowie
Agnes Aitken
Marriage: 14 February 1813
Richard Cowie
Marjorie Halliday Cowie
Magdalane Cowie
Nicholas Cowie
Agnes Cowie
Jane Cowie
Janet Cowie
Janet Cowie
Marion Cowie
George Cowie
Archibald Cowie
William Cowie

Sources (20)

  • Agness Cawie in household of Archbald Cawie, "Scotland Census, 1841"
  • Agnes Aitken, "Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • Agnes Aitken in entry for Richard Cowie, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

World Events (8)

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

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

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.


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

Name Meaning

Scottish: from the Older Scots personal name Aitken, a pet form of Adam . Compare Aiken and Atkin .

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

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