James Cowan

Male18 February 1728–

Brief Life History of James

When James Cowan was born on 18 February 1728, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, James Cowan, was 41 and his mother, Helen Stevenson, was 39.

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James Cowan
1686–
Helen Stevenson
1690–
Andrew Cowan
1713–
James Cowan
1723–
Mary Cowan
1717–1725
James Cowan
1720–
Mary Cowan
1725–
James Cowan
1728–
William Cowan
1731–

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  • James Couan, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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World Events (4)

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

Age 74

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.

1815

Age 87

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

1820 · """The """"Radical War""""."""

Age 92

The Scottish Insurrection was a week of strikes and unrest with demands for reform in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The economic downturn after the Napoleonic war ended, brought increasing unrest with the Artisan workers in Scotland, seeking action to reform the government. But the insurrection was largely forgotten about, as attention was focused on the better publicized Radical events in England.

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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