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Gowans James

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  • Name Gowans James 
    Born 23 May 1863  1 HIgh Street,Hawick,Roxburghshire,Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • IGI C117891
    Gender Male 
    Census 1871  1 High Street, Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Scholar
    Occupation 1881  ,Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Pupil Teacher 
    Residence 30 Dec 1890  ,Tolsta,,Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1891  Tolsta P School, Stornoway, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 1901  Schoolhouse, Tolsta, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Immigration 24 Jul 1910  ,Quebec, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7

    Census 1911  ,Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Residence 1923  9 Parsons Green Terrace, Edinburgh,,Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Notes 
    • A schoolmaster, first in Outer Hebrides and latterly under Edinburgh authority, with a period as fruit grower in British Columbia in between
    • I wonder whether any of your readers may be able to help me with some research regarding James Gowans, born 1863, at 1 High Street, Hawick.

      His mother’s maiden name was Purvis. I do know James was a schoolteacher for some time in Ross and Cromarty and that in 1910 he emigrated to British Columbia, Canada, returning to Scotland in 1916, after which I am led to believe he taught somewhere in Edinburgh.

      I may be contacted by email at mar.will@hotmail.co.uk or 31 Anderson Road, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, HS1 2PG, and shall be most grateful for any information at all regarding this gentleman.

      MRS M. MACLEOD [10]
    Person ID I224  Geniaus Family Tree
    Last Modified 7 Aug 2018 

    Father Gowans James,   b. 17 Mar 1836, ,East Linton,Haddingtonshire,Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1917, 30 Dover St, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Purves Isabella Scott,   b. Abt 1844, ,Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1898, 5 Cambridge Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Married 29 Apr 1859  1 High Street, Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F49  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Robertson Janie Ann,   b. Abt 1865, ,Moulin, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 30 Dec 1890  22 Willowbank Crescent,Kelvin,Glasgow,Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 11
    Last Modified 7 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F195  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1871 - 1 High Street, Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Pupil Teacher - 1881 - ,Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1891 - Tolsta P School, Stornoway, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1901 - Schoolhouse, Tolsta, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 24 Jul 1910 - ,Quebec, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1911 - ,Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S48] Ancestry.co.uk, Scotland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.
      Name: James Gowans
      Gender: Male
      Birth Date: 23 May 1863
      Birth Place: Hawick,Roxburgh,Scotland
      Father: James Gowans
      Mother: Isabella Scott Purves
      FHL Film Number: 6035516

    2. [S2895] Scotlands People, 1863 Gowans,James Birth 789/ 164 Page 55 of 130.

    3. [S95] 1871 Scottish Census.

    4. [S2895] Scotlands People, 1890 Gowans, James Marriages 644/9 559 Page 280 of 303.

    5. [S66] 1891 Scottish Census.
      Name: James Gowans
      Age: 27
      Estimated birth year: abt 1864
      Relationship: Head
      Spouse's name : Jeanie A Gowans
      Gender: Male
      Where born: Hawick, Roxburghshire
      Registration Number: 88
      Registration district: Stornoway
      Civil Parish: Stornoway
      County: Ross and Cromarty
      Address: Tolsta P School
      Occupation: Elementary Teacher
      ED: 25
      Household schedule number: 1
      Line: 1
      Roll: CSSCT1891_24

    6. [S65] 1901 Scottish Census.
      Head, married, age 37, Teacher (Elementary School)

    7. [S63] Ancestry.com, Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935 about James Gowans.
      Name: James Gowans
      Gender: Male
      Age: 47
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1863
      Date of Arrival: 24 Jul 1910
      Vessel: Ionian
      Search Ship Database: View the 'Ionian' in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
      Port of Arrival: Quebec

      Teacher
      Intended Occupation Farmer
      Port of Departure: Glasgow, Scotland
      Roll: T-4769

    8. [S63] Ancestry.com, 1911 Census of Canada about James Gowans.
      Name: James Gowans
      Gender: Male
      Marital Status: Married
      Age: 48
      Birth Date: May 1863
      Birthplace: Scotland
      Relation to Head of House: Head
      Spouse's Name: Jane Anna Gowans
      Immigration Year: 1910
      Tribal: Scotch (Scotish)
      Province: British Columbia
      DISTRICT: New Westminster
      District Number: 11
      Sub-District: Chilliwack Municipality and Town
      Sub-District Number: 33
      Place of Habitation: Chilliwack

    9. [S11] Familysearch, "Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK3T-FS4J : accessed 23 January 2016), Lulu May Gowans, 1923; citing M1464, Soundex Index to Canadian Border Entries through the St. Albans, Vermont, District, 1895-1924, 471, NARA microfilm publications M1461, M1463, M1464, and M1465 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, publication year); FHL microfilm 2,155,241.

    10. [S13] WWW, http://www.hawick-news.co.uk/community/letters-to-the-editor/road_and_rail_not_an_option_1_1565450.

    11. [S2913] GROS, Janie Ann KELVIN GLASGOW 644/09 0187.