Mary Cowan


Personal and Family Information

Mary was born about 1819, the daughter of John Cowan and Agnes Wilson. The place is not known.

She died on 21 SEP 1879 in Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland.

She had two marriages/partners. Her first husband was Thomas Taylor, who she married on 10 DEC 1857 in Larbert, Stirlingshire, Scotland. Their three known children were Robert (1858-?), John (1863-?) and Mary (1860-?).

Her second husband was William Benson. They were married, but the date and place have not been found. Their only known child was Agnes (c1850-?).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Mary Cowan


John Cowan


Agnes Wilson



BirthABT 1819
Death21 SEP 1879
Place: Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland


Note 1

!Source: 1841 Census

!Source: Tip from Kim Taylor on guestbook.

!Source: 1857 COWAN, MARY

On the tenth day of December 1857, at Larbert

Marriage after Banns was Solemnized between us according to the Forms of the Pres Church of Scotland.

Signed: Thomas Taylor, his X Mark, age 50, Engine Worker

Residence: Kinnard, Parish of Larbert

Father: Robert Taylor, Wright

Mother: Margaret Taylor, Maiden Name Watson

Signed: Mary Cowan, her X Mark, age 32,

Residence: Kinnard, Parish of Larbert

Father: John Cowan, Engine Worker

Mother: Agnes Cowen, Maiden Name Wilson

Signed: Farley MacPherson, Minister

Signed: Thomas Titchards, Witness

Jean Whickicher X Mark, Witness.

The above Marriage was Registered by me at Carron, on the 12th day of December, 1857 James Mitchall Regitrar.

!Source: Statutory registers Deaths 479/1 261

Mary McDonald or Taylor

wife of — Taylor

When and where died: 1879, September 21 9H 56M PM, Falkirk Poor House, Falkirk

Female, age 60 years

Cause of Death: Uterino Desease as cert by David Head MD

Informant: Adam M Dawn, House Grom?

Registered: 1879 September 25th at Falkirk Tho Ganttes

!Source: 1861 TAYLOR, MARY Page 17 of 29

Parish of Larbert


Thomas Taylor, Head, married 55, Stirlingshire, Larbert, abt 1806

Mary “, Wife, married, 35, Stirlingshire, Bothkennar, abt 1826 <<

Agnes “ , daughter, 10, scholar,Stirlingshire, Larbert, abt 1851

Robert “, son, 3,Stirlingshire, Larbert, abt 1858

Mary “, daughter, 5 mo,Stirlingshire, Larbert, abt 1861