George Cowie

ID# 5315, (10 Jun 1860 - 19 Aug 1949)

George Cowie was born on 10 Jun 1860 at Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire, Scotland .1
He was the son of Margaret Smart.

George Cowie married Christian Tarves Whyte, daughter of John Whyte and Helen Glennie, on 4 Oct 1893 at Peathill, Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire, Scotland ,

After Banns According to the Forms of the Established Church of Scotland

George COWIE, Farmer (Bachelor), aged 33
Usual Res: Lochbuy Pitsligo
Parents: William Cowie, Farmer (dec) & Margaret Smart

Christian-Tarves WHYTE, Teacher (Spinster) aged 20
Usual Res: Peathill Pitsligo
Parents: John Whyte, Farmer & Helen Glennie (dec)

Witnesses: Ann Whyte & Thomas Cowie.2,3

George appeared on the 1901 Census of 31 Mar 1901 at Lochbury, Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire, Scotland , also listed in the household was Christian, Margaret, William, John, Tom and Amy ;
COWIE George, Head, 40, Farmer, Pitsligo
COWIE Christian, Wife, 26, Pitsligo
COWIE William, Son, 6, Scholar
COWIE John, Son, 5, Scholar
COWIE Tom, Son, 3
COWIE Amy, Dau, 1
COWIE Margaret, Mother, 72
COWIE Jessie, Niece, 9 born England
WISELY Elsie, Kitchen Maid Domestic, 21
BURNETT Nellie, Nurse Maid Domestic, 15.4

George's cause of death on 19 Aug 1949 was from Pneumonia
Fracture of left Humerus.

George died on 19 Aug 1949 at Parkside, Meldrum, Aberdeenshire, Scotland , at age 89 years, 2 months and 9 days

George COWIE, Farmer (Retired), widower of Christian Tarves Whyte
At 9pm aged 89 years

Parents: William Cowie, Farmer (dec) & Margaret Smart

Tom Cowie, Son, was present at his death.2,5

Children of George Cowie and Christian Tarves Whyte

MotherMargaret Smart (16 May 1828 - )


  1. [S33] Birth Marriage and Burial Entries, International Genealogical Index & Family Search Web Site (IGI) : Family Search Web site, From 2000), C112331.
  2. [S1] Certificate held on file, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Hereinafter cited as Certificate held on file.
  3. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online, 1893 Pitsligo Aberdeen, 233/00 0011. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes.
  4. [S63] 1901 Scottish Census ( New Register House Edinburgh, 31 March 1901), 1901 Pitsligo, ED 4; . Hereinafter cited as 1901 Scottish Census.
  5. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online, 1949 Meldrum Aberdeen, 229/00 0014.