The Cowie Family


Alexander John Cowie

Birth: c. 1832

Father: Alexander Cowie, of Auchterless, Scotland; moved to 3 Marlborough Rd, St. John's Wood, London, to run his own school

Mother: Elizabeth (Garden) Cowie

Married: Matilda B. Kincaid in 1861, in Burma, Presdency of Bengal Presidency, India. On the same day and place, Matilda's sister, Mary Louise Kincaid, was married to James S. Ingram. Matilda was the daughter of Eugenio and Barbara Kincaid. Eugenio Kincaid was an early missionary to Burma, and is written about in The Hero Missionary, Or, A History of the Labors of the Rev. Eugenio Kincaid by Alfred S. Patton (buy used). Some of Eugenio's letters were published in the American Baptist Missionary Magazine

Children: Occupation: Surgeon.
Alexander is found in the Medical Officers in Hart's Army List - 1873 which lists his rank (end 1872) as Surgeon, his commission as Assistant-Surgeon on 4 August 1854, his promotion to Surgeon on 4 August 1866, that he is in the Bengal Presidency, and notes that he is "Officiating 37th N.I."

Notes: Alexander was one of 8 children and had several illustrious siblings, including Hugh Cowie Q.C. and William Garden Cowie (1831-1902) who became Archbishop of Auckland

Sources:

Isabella Gordon (Cowie) Thomson

Father: Alexander John Cowie

Mother: Matilda B. (Kincaid) Cowie

Married: Samuel John Thomson on 23 July 1885 in St. Paul's Cathedral, Calcutta, Bengal, India.

Children: Death: 1925

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