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John Cowans

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John Cowans (c1819- ) of Cowans, Sheldon and Co and Darlington Forge Co

c1819 Born

1851 Living at Woodbank, Brisco, Cumberland: John Cowans (age 32 born Northumberland), Engineer and Iron Manufacturer. Two servants.[1] Note: In the adjoining dwelling is Edward Sheldon

1861 Living at Woodbank, Brisco, Cumberland: John Cowans (age 44 born Blyth), Engineer and Founder employing 52 men and 18 boys. Also his aunt Jane Redpath (age 73 born Haydon Bridge), a widow. Two servants.[2]

1861 Married

1864 John Cowans, Cowans, Sheldon and Co, St. Nicholas and Woodbank Iron Works, Carlisle.[3]

1871 Lodging in a hotel at 37-38 Jermyn(?) Street, in Westminster: John Cowans (age 54 born Bullingdon, Northumberland), Engineer. With his wife Mrs. T. C. Cowans (age 29 born St. Johns, New Brunswick) and their son Earnest Cowans (age 5 born Woodbank, Carlisle).[4]

1873 of Hartlands, Cranford, Middx.[5]


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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 Census
  2. 1861 Census
  3. 1864 Institution of Mechanical Engineers
  4. 1871 Census
  5. Northern Echo, October 6, 1873