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Gowans Joan

Female 1841 - 1899  (58 years)


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  • Name Gowans Joan 
    Census 1841  ,East Linton, Haddingtonshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Born 16 Apr 1841  ,East Linton, Haddingtonshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Baptism 14 May 1841  ,Prestonkirk, Haddingtonshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Census 30 Mar 1851  ,East Linton, Haddingtonshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Scholar
    Census 1861  ,Ladhope, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Daughter Unmarried 19
    _ATTR 1 Jun 1893  [6
    Court 
    _ATTR 11 May 1894  [7
    Sued 
    _ATTR 29 May 1894  [8
    Court 
    _ATTR 17 Oct 1894  [9
    Court 
    Residence 1897  903 Van ness Avenue,, San Francisco, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Died 16 Jun 1899  ,San Francisco, California, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12
    Buried 19 Jun 1899  Odd Fellows Cemetery, San Francisco, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 14
    Probate 21 Jun 1899  [15
    _ATTR 6 Jul 1900  [16
    Court 
    Person ID I4622  Geniaus Family Tree
    Last Modified 15 Jun 2016 

    Father Gowans James,   b. 21 Oct 1806, ,North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1886, Hayford Villa, St. Ninians, Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Neilson Joan,   b. 21 Aug 1808, ,Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1861, High Street, Galashiels,, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 18 Jun 1830  Greyfriers Church Established, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F50  Group Sheet

    Family Hunter David,   b. 12 Oct 1820, ,Brechin,,Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1893, 903 Van ness Avenue,, San Francisco, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 12 Aug 1886  ,,,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2016 
    Family ID F2919  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S141] Gerard Peter Brierley.

    2. [S2805] Scots Ancestry Reserch Society, Letter to Gerard Brierley 22 May 1997.

    3. [S2913] GROS, GROS data 717/00 0003.

    4. [S98] 1851 Scottish Census.

    5. [S97] 1861 Scottish Census.

    6. [S2868] California Digital newspaper Collection, San Francisco Call, Volume 74, Number 1, 1 June 1893.
      Mrs. Hunter's Plea.
      Mrs. Joan N. G. Hunter has filed a petition in the Probate Court asking that letters of administration of the estate of the late David Hunter may be given to her, and that those granted to C. L. Tllden be revoked.
      Mrs. Hunter bases her petition on the ground that her husband died intestate and that the will under which C. L Tilden Is acting as administrator was false. Judge Coffey has set to-day for the hearing of the citation.

    7. [S2868] California Digital newspaper Collection, Volume 75, Number 162, 11 May 1894.
      Charles Montgomery Sued.
      Mrs. Joan N. G. Hunter, widow of the late David Hunter, lias filed suit in the Superior Court against Charles Montgomery to recover $3800 on a promissory note executed May 13, 1889.

    8. [S2868] California Digital newspaper Collection, San Francisco Call, Volume 75, Number 180, 29 May 1894.
      Mrs. Hunter's Allowance.
      Judge Coffey made an order yesterday increasing the family allowance of Mrs. Joan N. G. Hunter, widow of the late David Hunter, from $600 to $1250 a month.

    9. [S2868] California Digital newspaper Collection, San Francisco Call, Volume 76, Number 139, 17 October 1894.
      THAT HUNTER DEED.
      Attorney Stratton Argues All Day in Its Support. Attorney Fred S. Stratton talked all day yesterday before Judge Seawell on behalf of the plaintiff in the suit brought by Mrs. Joan W. G. Hunter against the executor and heirs of the estate of her late husband, David Hunter. Mr. Stratton. in seeking to establish a deed whereby David Hunter made over all his property to his wife, argued that any agreement as to when that deed should take effect will be of no value. Such a deed of itself would take effect immediately upon its execution, despite any agreement to the contrary made between the parties. The attorney quoted a whole, string of decisions recorded throughout the United Slates in support of his contention.

    10. [S48] Ancestry.co.uk, Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011..

    11. [S2868] California Digital newspaper Collection, San Francisco Call, Volume 86, Number 21, 21 June 1899.

    12. [S2868] California Digital newspaper Collection, San Francisco Call, Volume 86, Number 18, 18 June 1899.
      HUNTER— In this city, June 16, 1899. Joan N G. Hunter, widow of the late David Hunter, a native of Scotland, aged 68 years and 2 months. C^TFriends are respectfully Invited to at- • tend the funeral to-morrow (Monday), at 2 o'clock, from her late residence. ?03 Van Ness avenue. Interment Odd Fellows' Cemetery.

    13. [S2868] California Digital newspaper Collection, http://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=SFC18990618.2.200.2#.
      . HUNTER— In this city, June 16, 1899. Joan N G. Hunter, widow of the late David Hunter, a native of Scotland, aged 68 years and 2 months. C^TFriends are respectfully Invited to at- • tend the funeral to-morrow (Monday), at 2 o'clock, from her late residence. ?03 Van Ness avenue. Interment Odd Fellows' Cemetery.
      San Francisco Call, Volume 86, Number 18, 18 June 1899

    14. [S11] Familysearch, California, Collections o...ogical Society, 1700-1942San FranciscoSan FranciscoIOOF register of internment, 1894-1908 Image 174 of 402 .

    15. [S2868] California Digital newspaper Collection, San Francisco Call, Volume 86, Number 21, 21 June 1899.
      JOAN N. G. HUNTER`S WILL
      Vast Estate Distributed Among Relatives and Friends.
      The will of the late Mrs. Joan N. G. Hunter, widow of David Hunter, who died on the 16th inst.was filed for probate yesterday. Mrs. Hunter's estate is valued at about $1,000,000. consisting largely of realty located in this city. The testament bears date of October 23. 1895, and Is witnessed by Henry Gibbons Jr., 920 Polk street, and Morton Raymond Gibbons of the same address. The bequests are as follows: To Madge H. Smith, a niece, who resided with Mrs. Hunter in her home at Van Ness avenue and Ellis street. all decedent's silverware and plate and $50,000 in money; to Mary G. Smith, a niece, $50.000; to Mary Gowans Smith, a sister, and her children, all of decedent's diamonds and jewelry; to David Hunter Smith, a nephew, $10,000 and a gold watch and gold-headed walking stick used by David Hunter: to Mrs. Jennie Lewis. a friend, residing in this city. $5000; to Miss Carrie Morth. a friend. $2000; to Nellie Tirrell. decedent's maid. $2000: to Regina Gowans. a niece, the daughter of a deceased brother, residing in New York. $10,000. The residue of the estate is devised in equal shares to Jessie G. Sheill, a sister, residing ,at Ipswich. England; James Gowans. a brother, residing at Hawick, in Roburgshire. Scotland: Catherine G. Deans, a sister, residing at Hawick Scotland; Mary G. Smith, residing at Sterling. Scotland, and Dr. "William ; Gowans. a brother, residing at Mestoe, South Shields. England. A. F. Morrison of the law firm of Morrison. Stratton & Foerster. and Oliver B. Martin of the firm of Madison & Burke, are named as executors, their bonds being fixed by the deceased at $50,000 each. W. B. Cope appears as attorney for the executors.

    16. [S2868] California Digital newspaper Collection, San Francisco Call, Volume 87, Number 36, 6 July 1900.
      CONTEST WILL OF THE LATE JOAN N. G. HUNTER
      Her Brother and Sister Make Formal Charges That She Was Unduly Influenced. Once again is the estate of the late John Hunter to be the object of legal controversy. A contest of. the will of Mrs. Joan N. G. Hunter, widow of John Hunter, was filed yesterday by James Gowans, a brother, and Catherine Gowans Deans, a sister of the deceased. John Hunter died several years ago, leaving an estate valued at $1.250,000. English heirs forthwith filed a contest of his will, which Mrs. Hunter defended. A compromise was finally effected, however, and Mrs. Hunter came Into peaceful possession of property valued at over a million dollars, Recently Mrs. Hunter died. In her will she distributed her estate among various relatives and also remembered relatives of her deceased husband. Her brother and her sister, however, were not satisfied with the disposition she made of her estate and have filed a contest. They allege that Mrs. Hunter did not sign the contested testament, neither did she acknowledge the same before the witnesses whose names appear thereon. If these allegations are proved to have been unfounded, then the contestants will fall back on the allegations that at the time she signed the will Mrs. Hunter was of unsound mind, was under the undue Influence of divers persons who reside In this city, and was actuated by fraudulent misrepresentations made by these same parties. A. Ruef appears as counsel for the contestants.

    17. [S2868] California Digital newspaper Collection.

      San Francisco Call, Volume 74, Number 130, 8 October 1893