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George Cowden Marriage/s
« on: Wednesday 26 April 17 11:57 BST (UK) »
George Cowden born about 1821 • Renfrew, Strathclyde, Scotland married Agnes Hamilton 9 February 1849 St George's Paisley, Renfrew.  Agnes' parent were John Hamilton & Agnes Caulderwood. However, Agnes' death record (attached) names her father as "Unknown Patterson" and the name has come up elsewhere.  There is little doubt that the marriage record concerns the correct people, because their first born was named Agnes Caulderwood Cowden.  The problem is, where did the name Patterson come from?  Could Agnes Hamilton have been born Patterson and changed her name before marrying George Cowden?  (e.g. 1841 census includes an Agnes Patterson, 15 years, born Renfrewshire as an inmate!)

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Re: George Cowden Marriage/s
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 26 April 17 14:55 BST (UK) »
Bit of a tricky one, and I can't answer all the questions but here goes:

An Agnes Calderwood married John Paterson 10/2/1815 Neilston, Renfrewshire and 3 children born:

William bp.1816 East Kilbride, Lanarkshire (this was Agnes' home parish)
John bp.1817         ditto
Isabella bp.1819 Neilston, Renfrewshire.

1841 Census - Seedhill, Paisley Low, Renfrewshire

Agness Calderwood  46              Not born in county
William Paterson 25    Weaver          ditto
John Paterson 23   Blacksmith          ditto
Isabel Paterson 21  Cotton Throwster    Born in County
Agness Hamilton 14                                ditto
Jean Leitch 7                                          ditto
Margrat Craig 4                                      ditto

In 1851 Agness Calderwood 60 born East Kilbride, Lanarkshire is working as a housekeeper.

I should mention maybe that Scottish women often gave their maiden names on census, even though married.

She died as Agnes Paterson 70, widow of a farm servant, on 19/11/1860 at 11 King Street, Paisley, daughter of John Calderwood, Blacksmith (deceased) and Isabella nee Locke (deceased).   Informant was her son William Paterson.

Question is: was Agness Hamilton bc.1827 actually Agnes' daughter or was she just raised by her and who were the other 2 children with Agness senior in 1841?

What doesn't help is that in Scotland illegitimate children can have the surname of their natural father even though parents never married.   However, I cannot find an Agnes born in the timeframe whose mother was an Agnes Calderwood (or Paterson).   

I did find an Agnes Hamilton bp.1827 (on familysearch) dau. of a James Hamilton and Mary Leitch which in view of a Jean Leitch bc.1834 with Agnes in 1841 makes one wonder if somehow these 2 girls are connected.   However, this might just be a red herring as there were a few other Agnes Hamilton's bc.1827 in Paisley.

So, whether Agnes Hamilton was indeed the daughter of Agnes Paterson, nee Calderwood and a John Hamilton I have no idea.   Certainly, Agnes Calderwood married John Paterson, had 3 children with him and sometime between 1819 and 1841 he died.   She didn't remarry and although shown as Calderwood on 1841 and 1851 census (not an unusual occurrence in Scotland) she died as Agnes Paterson in 1860 at Paisley

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Re: George Cowden Marriage/s
« Reply #2 on: Friday 28 April 17 11:55 BST (UK) »
Annette
Thank you very much for your advice.  I am wondering how to proceed and will advise if something comes to mind.
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Re: George Cowden Marriage/s
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 17 September 17 15:22 BST (UK) »
Agnes Paterson might be my 4th great-grandfather's aunt. Agnes Paterson on my tree was born in Middle parish, Paisley, in 1827. Her parents are James Paterson and Agnes McEwan. Agnes had a brother Robert born in 1822, and another, James, in 1824 - both also Middle parish. Think I saw a death for an Agnes P. in Glasgow on 11th July 1874 which might be the same lady.  Haven't looked at this death entry to see if it gives her Paterson parents.

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Re: George Cowden Marriage/s
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 19 September 17 08:49 BST (UK) »
I am quite interested in your Cowden connection in Paisley.
I have William Cowden and Catherine Jack having 4 children born in Paisley in the late 1700's and one in Lochwinnoch in the 1770s.
They were my 4 x great grandparents , my 3 x great grandmother Margaret Cowden died in Drygate Glasgow in 1864. Her sister Mary Cowden died in Stock Street , Paisley in 1858 .
I would be extremely interested if you think we have a connection.
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