Can you help with sources from Scotland?

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The US Presidents Project is trying to connect US Vice President Walter Mondale to the big tree.   This generation was born in Scotland, moved to Canada, and then to the US.   While I have found records for this generation...would love to have some help with the next couple of generations from Scotland.

The profile is open so anyone is welcome to add sources and information to the profile.

WikiTree profile: Walter Cowan
in Genealogy Help by Robin Lee G2G6 Pilot (682k points)
edited by Robin Lee
Do you have any idea when he arrived in Canada? was he already married and any idea of whether he married in Scotland or Canada?

 

Hector Cowans

 in the 1841 Scotland Census

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      Name: Hector Cowans
      Age: 50
      Estimated birth year: abt 1791
      Gender: Male
      Where born: Roxburghshire, Scotland
      Civil Parish: Hownam
      County: Roxburghshire
      Address: Nether Chatto
      Occupation: Ag Lab
      Parish Number: 791
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      Hector Cowans 50
      Agnes Cowans 40
      John Cowans 25
      Isabella Cowans 20
      Elizabeth Cowans 15
      Andrews Cowans 10
      Margaret Cowans 10
      Walter Cowans 5
      Welton Cowans 3
      Janet Wilson 65

      Source Citation

      Parish: Hownam; ED: 2; Page: 2; Line: 1190; Year: 1841

      Source Information

      Ancestry.com. 1841 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.

      Original data: 1841 Scotland Census. Edinburgh, Scotland: General Register Office for Scotland. Reels 1-151. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland.

       

      Hector Cowans

       in the Scotland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950


       

          Name: Hector Cowans
          Gender: Male
          Baptism Date: 30 May 1784
          Baptism Place: Gateshaw Associate Session, Morebattle, Roxburgh, Scotland
          Father: John Cowans
          Mother: Isabel Smith
          FHL Film Number: 889486
          Reference ID: - 2:18P516T

          Source Information

          Ancestry.com. Scotland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.

          Original data: Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.

           

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          Hector Cowans

           in the England, Select Marriages, 1538–1973

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              Name: Hector Cowans
              Gender: Male
              Marriage Date: 1793
              Marriage Place: Cornhill, Northumberland, England
              Spouse: Elizabeth Turnbull
              FHL Film Number: 1068896
              Reference ID: 2:3B6X0Z8

              Source Information

              Ancestry.com. England, Select Marriages, 1538–1973 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.

              Original data: England, Marriages, 1538–1973. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.

               

               

              Agnes Moscrip

                  Name: Agnes Moscrip
                  Gender: Female
                  Baptism Date: 26 May 1793
                  Baptism Place: Jedburgh Associate Congregation Church, Jedburgh, Roxburgh, Scotland
                  Father: Andrew Moscrip
                  FHL Film Number: 559522

                  Source Information

                  Ancestry.com. Scotland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.

                  Original data: Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.

                   

                   

                  Agnes Cowan

                   in the New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957

                   

                      Name: Agnes Cowan
                      Arrival Date: 19 Jul 1852
                      Birth Date: abt 1796
                      Age: 56
                      Port of Departure: Greenock, Scotland
                      Port of Arrival: New York, New York
                      Ship Name: Conrad
                      Search Ship Database: Search for the Conrad in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
                         

                      Source Citation

                      Year: 1852; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: M237, 1820-1897; Microfilm Roll: Roll 116; Line: 10; List Number: 977

                      Source Information

                      Ancestry.com. New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.

                      Original data:

                      Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1820-1897. Microfilm Publication M237, 675 rolls. NAI: 6256867. Records of the U.S. Customs Service, Record Group 36. National Archives at Washington, D.C

                      Passenger Lists, 1962-1972, and Crew Lists, 1943-1972, of Vessels Arriving at Oswego, New York. Microfilm Publication A3426. NAI: 4441521. National Archives at Washington, D.C.

                       

                       

                      Walter Cowan

                       in the New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957

                       

                          Name: Walter Cowan
                          Arrival Date: 19 Jul 1852
                          Birth Date: abt 1832
                          Age: 20
                          Port of Departure: Greenock, Scotland
                          Port of Arrival: New York, New York
                          Ship Name: Conrad
                          Search Ship Database: Search for the Conrad in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
                             

                          Source Citation

                          Year: 1852; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: M237, 1820-1897; Microfilm Roll: Roll 116; Line: 13; List Number: 977

                           

                          2 Answers

                          +6 votes

                          The best source for Scottish records is Scotlandspeople

                          by Lynda Crackett G2G6 Pilot (630k points)
                          +2 votes
                          Seeing as he lived in Canada, I thought it was best to go backwards from the 1880 census and look for the previous census. I found him in the 1871 census in Ontario, Canada. I'll put a citation on his profile.

                          The 1861 Canada Censuses doesn't give family relationships, but lists a Agnes Cowan aged 67 who I think would be his mother, and a Hector Cowan aged 24 who I think would be his brother. (He was 28)

                           

                          This could be them in the 1841 Scottish Census: [http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=1841Scotland&h=923108&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=LLt136&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&rhSource=1084]

                          Alec van Helsdingen
                          by Abm van Helsdingen G2G6 Mach 4 (45.9k points)
                          edited by Abm van Helsdingen

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