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Benjamin Cowan

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Benjamin Cowan of William & Benjamin Cowan

c1837 Born in Glasgow

1841 William Cowan 37, Brass founder master, lived in Cathcart with Jane Cowan 30, William Cowan 8, Benjamin Cowan 5, Agnes Cowan 3, Thomas Cowan 2, Ann Cowan 7 Months[1]

1851 William Cowan 47, Brass Founder Master, 16 Journeymen, 5-12 Apprentices, Lawton Cowan 30, William Cowan 18, Benjamin Cowan 14, Agnes Cowan 13, Anna Cawan 9[2]

1863 Retired from the business partnership with his brother.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1841 census
  2. 1851 census