COWIE

COWIE FAMILY - Buckie, Rathven, Banffshire

My Grandad John William Cowie was born on 6 May 1913 in Buckie, Rathven, Banffshire. He was known affectionately as Johnnie Coupie due to his family 'Tee' name of Coup. Lots of surnames are quite common in Buckie so a tradition of 'Tee' names or boat nicknames have been commonly used to differentiate between seperate families. These 'Tee' names often show up on birth and marriage records and are invaluable in helping trace the correct family line.

ANCESTRAL STORY

GENERATION 1 - John William COWIE

The parents of John William COWIE are:
     2 + George COWIE (Coup) was born 01 Jan 1871 at Rathven, Banff; died 1949.
     3 + Isabella COWIE (Rosie) was born 11 Oct 1870 at Buckie at 2 am; died 1954.

John Wm COWIE was born 06 May 1913.

John Wm COWIE married Hannah SMITH 01 Jun 1934 and lived from 1934 at 14 Cluny Terrace, BUCKIE, AB56 1JL bordering on to Seatown.

They had five children: George COWIE, Hendry COWIE and a boy and two girls still living.

George COWIE was born before 1934 and died 1998; he was cremated and his ashes scattered at sea.

Hendry COWIE died 1998; was buried 1998 at South Shields.

John Wm COWIE was in the military between 1939 and 1945 at Buckie in the Home Guard as Lieutenant. He was employed after 1945 at Buckie as a Master Baker. John Wm COWIE was employed at Buckie as as a road sweeper after his eyesight deteriorated and he was well known for whistling hymn tunes as he went merrily about his work. John Wm COWIE was a member of the Salvation Army from 1950. He retired at the age of 60 due to his failing sight but he continued as a regular supporter of the Salvation Army up to the day of his death.

John Wm COWIE died 20 May 1999 at home in Buckie of old age and was buried 24 May 1999 at Burnside Cemetrey, Rathven after an outdoor service of thanksgiving for his life by the Salvation Army. Promoted to Glory. He insisted that because he had served the Lord in all weathers, his funeral should be conducted in the open-air. It took place on Monday, 24 May, outside his home. the service was followed by a procession through Buckie led by a Salvation Army band.


GENERATION 2 - George COWIE (Coup)

The parents of George COWIE (Coup) are:
     9 + James COWIE was born about 1835; died after 1895.
   10 + Maggie COWIE was born about 1837; died 10 Jan 1882 at Seatonn, Buckie 1am of Bronchitis that had lasted 10 days.

George COWIE (Coup) was born 01 Jan 1871 at Rathven, Banff. George (Coup) was recorded in census 1891 at Buckie, Rathven. George (Coup) and Isabella COWIE (Rosie) were married 04 Oct 1895 at Seatonn, Rathven, Banff. After Banns according to the forms of the Free Church of Scotland.

They had seven children:

Maggie COWIE was born 26 Jan 1898 at 21 New Street, Buckie.

Isabella COWIE was born 14 Jan 1900 at 23 New Street, Buckie; died about 1987; was buried at Burnside Cemetrey, Rathven.

John William COWIE was born 06 May 1915; died 20 May 1999 at home in Buckie of old age; (See Generation 1 for this person's story.)

James COWIE, was born about 1911, died 10 Jun 1983

George COWIE,

William COWIE,

Alex COWIE was born about 1908; died about 1988.

George COWIE (Coup) was employed at Buckie, Rathven as Fisherman. George lived before 04 Oct 1895 at 77 Seatonn, Buckie and was recorded in census 1901 at 23 New Street, Buckie. George COWIE (Coup) died 1949 and was buried at Burnside Cemetrey, Rathven.


GENERATION 2 - Isabella COWIE (Rosie)

The parents of Isabella COWIE (Rosie) are:

   17 + John COWIE (Rosie) died before 04 Oct 1895.
   18 + Margaret HAY died after 04 Oct 1895. Isabella was born 11 Oct 1870 at Buckie at 2 am.

Isabella and George COWIE (Coup) were married 04 Oct 1895 at Seatonn, Rathven, Banff. After Banns according to the forms of the Free Church of Scotland.

They had the children previously listed. Isabella lived before 04 Oct 1895 at 11 Seatonn, Buckie.

Isabella died 1954. Isabella was buried at Burnside Cemetrey, Rathven.


GENERATION 3 - James COWIE

The parents of James COWIE are:

     19 + James COWIE
     20 + Mary COWIE (Coup)-000375 was born before 1820; died before 1858.

James was born about 1835.

James and Maggie COWIE were married 21 Mar 1858 at Buckie

They had the following children:

James COWIE (Coup) was born 17 Mar 1859 at Rathven, Banff.

William COWIE (Coup)-000384 was born 11 Jun 1861 at Rathven, Banff.

Mary COWIE (Coup)-000383 was born 19 Oct 1863 at Rathven, Banff.

Margaret COWIE (Coup)-000382 was born 02 May 1868 at Rathven, Banff.

George COWIE (Coup)-000024 was born about 01 Jan 1871 at Rathven, Banff; died 1949.

John COWIE (Coup)-000380 was born about 1874; was recorded in census 1891 at 77 Seatonn, Buckie.

James was employed about 1858 at Rathven, Banff as Fisherman.

James and Helen REID were married 22 May 1886 at Buckie According to the forms of the Free Church of Scotland James died after 1895.


GENERATION 3 - Maggie COWIE

The parents of Maggie COWIE are:

     26 + William COWIE.
     27 + Janet MURRAY.

Maggie COWIE was born about 1837

Maggie COWIE and James COWIE were married 21 Mar 1858 at Buckie.

They had the children previously listed.

Maggie COWIE died 10 Jan 1882 at Seatonn, Buckie 1am of Bronchitis that had lasted 10 days.


GENERATION 3 - John COWIE (Rosie)

John COWIE (Rosie) and Margaret HAY were married 21 Jan 1853 at Rathven, Banff.


They had the following children:

Jane COWIE was born 1854 at Seatonn, Rathven, Banff.

William COWIE was born 13 May 1856 at Rathven, Banff.

Alexander COWIE was born 31 Dec 1858 at Rathven, Banff.

Margaret COWIE was born 17 Oct 1861 at Rathven, Banff.

Jessie COWIE was born 06 Jan 1864 at Rathven, Banff.

James COWIE was born 30 Sep 1866 at Rathven, Banff.

Isabella COWIE (Rosie) was born 11 Oct 1870 at Buckie at 2 am; died 1954.

John died before 04 Oct 1895.


GENERATION 3 - Margaret HAY

Margaret HAY and John COWIE (Rosie) were married 21 Jan 1853 at Rathven, Banff.

They had the children previously listed.

Margaret died after 04 Oct 1895.


GENERATION 4 - James COWIE

James and Mary COWIE (Coup) were married about 1835.

They had the following children:

James COWIE-000223 was born about 1835; died after 1895.


GENERATION 4 - Mary COWIE (Coup)

Mary was born before 1820. Mary and James COWIE were married about 1835.

They had the children previously listed.

Mary died before 1858.


GENERATION 4 - William COWIE-000376

William and Janet MURRAY were married 09 Apr 1829.

They had the following children:

George COWIE was born 01 Oct 1829.

Alexander COWIE was born 13 Aug 1831.

William COWIE was born 06 Oct 1833

Isabella COWIE was born 27 Nov 1835.

Maggie COWIE was born about 1837; died before 10 Jan 1882 at Seatonn, Buckie 1am of Bronchitis that had lasted 10 days.

Jane COWIE was born 1840; died 30 May 1891.

James COWIE was born 1844.


GENERATION 4 - Janet MURRAY-000377

Janet and William COWIE were married 09 Apr 1829.

They had the children previously listed.