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Hugh Cowan-Douglas gained three caps as a forward in 1922-23. Reports of the time make reference to a fast, direct style and occasional marksman. The only other reference found is that he was chairman of the United Turkey Red Company in Alexandria in 1960 (a textile firm) and presumably would have qualified as one of the ‘Vale boys’

GF Fleming Brown, JF Christie and A. Lambie have retired from the board of United Turkey Red and Mr. H. Cowan-Douglas has been elected a director

Hugh Cowan-Douglas, CA It is with regret that we record the death in his sixty- fourth year of Mr Hugh Cowan-Douglas, ca, a partner in the firm of Brown, Fleming & Murray, Chartered Accountants, of Glasgow.

I have to record with sorrow that since our last Annual General Court we have sustained a great loss through the death on July 12 of our Ordinary Director, Mr. Hugh Cowan-Douglas, TD, CA A man of high intellect, he had a skilled and ...

Last year, we suffered the loss of cur Auditor, Mr. Hugh Cowan-Douglas, by sudden death. He was a distinguished Accountant with wide industrial interests in the West of Scotland. We exteud our sympathy to his widow. ...

Hugh Cowan Douglas, chairman of Glenficld & Kennedy Ltd

The Harland Engineering Co., Ltd.. celebrates its fiftieth anniversary this year, and the report and accounts, together with the statement by Mr. H. Cowan-Douglas (chairman),

From left to right: Mrs. H. Greenwood, provincial leader, western Cape: Miss MH Grant, South African leader-in-chief, and Mrs. R. Cowan Douglas, an international leader and member of the world committee.

Mr. Hugh Cowan-Douglas of Kelvin Court, Great Western Road, Glasgow, ...

Betsy nee Cowan Douglas -find-a-grave

Renee Cowan-Douglas
Revenue and Trust Application Analyst
Finance Policy and Revenue Analyst, FMU-Financial Management and Administration, Provincial Government of British Columbia

Cowan-Douglas, JR - VC or DSO???

Percy Cowan-Douglas

Lilian Horsburgh Cowan-Douglas, now a resident of England, specialist in water-color flower studies; ...
Lilian Horsburgh Cowan-Douglas (1894-1960) Landscape painter; Flower painter

Capt. J. R. Cowan-Douglas, D.S.O., M.C., is restd. (??) to the establishment. 24th June 1927.

 

COWAN-DOUGLAS, Robert William, Esq., of Gateshaw, Roxburghshire.
Only son of John Black Cowan, Esq., LL.D., Professor of Mat. Med., Glasgow Univ., who d. 1896, by Mary Anne, who d. 1861, dau. of the late Dr. William Stokes, of Dublin; b. 1861; s. Alexander Sholto Douglas, Esq., W.S., J.P., 1916; m. 1892 Isabella Margaret, dau. of the late Robert Balloch, Esq., of Glasgow, and has, with other issue, a son, *John Robert, D.S.O., M.C., Capt. Highland L.I. ; educated at Marlborough Coll. and at the R. Mil. Coll., Sandhurst ; b. 1893.
Mr. Cowan-Douglas, who was educated at Fettes Coll., Edinburgh, and assumed the additional surname of Douglas 1916, was formerly ranching in Alberta, Canada.— Residence: Corbet Tower, Kelso; R. Automobile Club, s.w. ; Western Club, Glasgow.

Robert William COWAN was born 4 Apr1861 at Blythswood, Glasgow.
Robert inherited from his father, 1897 (National Probate Calendar). In 1895 he was a rancher in Alberta, Canada (father?s will) (scotlandspeople). Robert marr Isabella Margaret Balloch, dau of Robert Balloch and Isabella Brownrigg. A Robert W. Cowan marr M. Balloch in 1892 (scotlandspeople). Isabella was b. 23feb1861, Govan, Lanarks. (familysearch); her sister Ann (1853) marr Alexander D. Macindoe, 2nd cousin of Robert.
Robert was b. in 1861 and died in 1934 (John Marshall Cowan papers, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow). Robert William Cowan-Douglas d. 10aug1934, age 73, at Corbet Tower, Morebattle, Kelso (the Times, London).

In 1881 William Alston (1829, no occ), brother Walter Cross (1854, no occ), visitor Robert Cowan (1862, mercantile clerk), all b. Glasgow, unm, were at Ayr (census); Robert was stepson of the sister of William Alston.
In 1890 Robt W. Cowan (unm) sailed from Liverpool to Halifax, Canada (findmypast). In 1896 Robt W. Cowan (1861, Scots, unm) arrived at NY (ellisisland). Robert William Cowan applied for a Western Land Grant (voicimafamille).

In 1901 Robert W. Cowan (4apr1861 Scotland, immig 1882, rancher), wife Isabella Balloch (29 Feb1861 Scotland, immig 1892), children John D.L. (29may1893), Lillian H. (13nov1894), Hugh (21nov1895), were at Beaver Dam, Alberta (census, automatedgenealogy names the wife Mabella).

In 1905 Robt W., ?, and L.H. Cowan left Liverpool for NY (findmypast).
In 1905 Robert William Cowan (1861, marr, rancher), wife Isabella Margaret (1861) and Lillian Horsburgh (1895), b. Scotland, last res Glasgow, bound for Alberta, arrived at NY from Liverpool; Robert had last entered USA in 1904 and the other 2 in 1903; In 1906 R.W. Cowan (1861, marr, last res Glasgow, rancher bound for ?Lochran, Alberta) arrived at NY; in 1906 Isabella Margaret Cowan (1861, marr), dau Lillian Horsburgh (1895), both Scotch, last resident Cochrane, bound for Cochrane, Alberta, arrived at NY (ellisisland).
In 1917 on death of Alexander Sholto Douglas (W.S., res 26 Drumsheugh Gdns, Edinburgh), John Marshall Cowan, MD, Glasgow, and Robert William Cowan-Douglas, esq., of Corbet Tower, Kelso, were executors (GWR shares, findmypast). John and Robert were 1st cousins once removed of Helen McCaul Forrester (b. 1833), wife of Alexander S. Douglas.
In 1917 Robert William Cowan-Douglas of Corbet Tower, Roxburghs., in compliance with the will (1915) of Alexander Sholto Douglas of Gateshaw, W.S., assumed the surname Cowan-Douglas in lieu of the present surname of Cowan (London Gazette).

 

A portrait of Kingan, who was a Glasgow merchant, and a son of the Manse of Crawford, survives at Corbet Tower near Kelso, residence of his descendant, Robert Cowan-Douglas, Esq.

In 1939 Robt W.C. Douglas was reg at Corbet Tower, Morebattle (Kelso) (McDonalds Directory, mocavo).

A relative of the wife of Robert died at Corbet Tower, which presumably belonged to Robert and his heirs. Will of Charles Dalrymple Gairdner (d. 2may1942) of Corbit Tower Kelso; probate James Macnair Gairdner and Charles Dalrymple Gairdner (C.A-) (National Probate Calendar). Charles (b. 1861) marr Beatrice M. Balloch (b. 1868), sister of Isabella M. Balloch; as Isabella's son, Hugh, was described as ?of Corbet Tower? in 1958 it would seem that Charles was a guest and not owner of the property when he died.

From the Times of 2 August 2011:

HELEN JENNIFER STAVERT
Helen Jennifer (née Cowan-Douglas), died peacefully at home in
Plaistow, West Sussex, on 28th July 2011, aged 88. Beloved wife of the
late George (Sandy), dearly loved mother of Susan Brown and
Christopher Hamer and stepmother of Susie and Jamie. Cremation
private. Thanksgiving Service to be held in early September. Enquiries
to Sue on 020 7736 0080 or mrs...@talktalk.net.

She was formerly Mrs John Hamer and was the dau of Maj John Robert
COWAN-DOUGLAS
DSO MC JP (c1893-1970) of Gateshaw House, Kelso,
Roxburghshire and Rita (1896-1975, dau of Joseph Selby CHANCE JP
(1862-1941, scion of that gentry family of Morton) and Helen Augusta
(c1863-1956, dau of Col Archibald WYBERGH, scion of that gentry family
of Borran's Hill formerly of Clifton Hall)). She m 2nd (as his 2nd w)
1964 Maj George William STAVERT (1916-91), scion of that gentry family
of Hoscote.

 


The Glasgow Herald - Jul 14, 1960
Press cutting

 

From Walford's County Families, 1919: COWAN-DOUGLAS, Robert William, Esq.,

of Gateshaw, Roxburghshire. Only son of John Black Cowan, Esq., LL.D., Professor of Mat. Med., Glasgow Univ., who d. 1896, by Mary Anne, who d. 1861, dau. of the late Dr. William Stokes, of Dublin; b. 1861; s. Alexander Sholto Douglas, Esq., W.S., J.P., 1916; m. 1892 Isabella Margaret, dau. of the late Robert Balloch, Esq., of Glasgow, and has, with other issue, a son, *John Robert, D.S.O., M.C., Capt. Highland L.I. ; educated at Marlborough Coll. and at the R. Mil. Coll., Sandhurst ; b. 1893. Mr. Cowan-Douglas, who was educated at Fettes Coll., Edinburgh, and assumed the additional surname of Douglas 1916, was formerly ranching in Alberta, Canada.? Residence: Corbet Tower, Kelso; R. Automobile Club, s.w. ; Western Club, Glasgow.

 

From the Times of 2 August 2011: HELEN JENNIFER STAVERT Helen Jennifer (née Cowan-Douglas), died peacefully at home in Plaistow, West Sussex, on 28th July 2011, aged 88. Beloved wife of the late George (Sandy), dearly loved mother of Susan Brown and Christopher Hamer and stepmother of Susie and Jamie. Cremation private. Thanksgiving Service to be held in early September. She was formerly Mrs John Hamer and was the dau of Maj John Robert COWAN-DOUGLAS DSO MC JP (c1893-1970) of Gateshaw House, Kelso, Roxburghshire and Rita (1896-1975, dau of Joseph Selby CHANCE JP (1862-1941, scion of that gentry family of Morton) and Helen Augusta (c1863-1956, dau of Col Archibald WYBERGH, scion of that gentry family of Borran's Hill formerly of Clifton Hall)). She m 2nd (as his 2nd w) 1964 Maj George William STAVERT (1916-91), scion of that gentry family of Hoscote.

 

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