Helen Montgomery

ID# 5116, (31 Aug 1888 - )

Helen Montgomery was born on 31 Aug 1888 at Craigend, Stow, Midlothian, Scotland .1
She was the daughter of Peter Montgomery and Helen Dodds.

Helen appeared on the 1891 Scottish Census of 5 Apr 1891 in the household of Peter Montgomery at Sunnyside, Prestonkirk, East Lothian, Scotland ;
MONTGOMERY Peter, Head, 39, Farm Servant, Pencaitland Haddington
MONTGOMERY Helen, Wife, 36, Stow Midlothian
MONTGOMERY William, Son, 17, Farm Servant, Melrose
MONTGOMERY John, Son, 13, Farm Servant, Huckburn Berwick
MONTGOMERY Robert, Son, 12, Scholar, Huckburn Berwick
MONTGOMERY Elizabeth, Dau, 10, Scholar, Melrose
MONTGOMERY Janet, Dau, 8, Scholar, Lauder Berwick
MONTGOMERY Helen, Dau, 4, Stow Midlothian
MONTGOMERY Susan, Dau, 2, Stow Midlothian
MONTGOMERY Euphemia, Dau, 6mths, Prestonkirk.2

Helen appeared on the 1901 Scottish Census of 31 Mar 1901 in the household of Peter Montgomery at West Mains, Whittinghame, East Lothian, Scotland ;
MONTGOMERY Peter, Head, Mar, 49, Ploughman, Saltoun Haddington
MONTGOMERY Hellen, Wife, 46,Stow Midlothian
MONTGOMERY Robert, Son, 22, Farm Servant Ploughman, Melrose
MONTGOMERY Janet, Dau, 18, Farm Servant, Lauder
MONTGOMERY Hellen, Dau, 14, Mothers Help (domestic), Stow
MONTGOMERY Susan, Dau, 12, Scholar, Stow
MONTGOMERY Euphemia, Dau, 10, Scholar, Prestonkirk
MONTGOMERY Marion, Dau, 3, Whittinghame, East Lothian.3

Helen witnessed the marriage of Alfred Simpson Dick and Janet Montgomery on 31 Dec 1907 140 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland .1

Helen appeared on the 1911 Scottish Census of 2 Apr 1911 in the household of Peter Montgomery at 48 Prince Albert Building, Newington, Midlothian, Scotland ;
MONTGOMERY Peter, 6 people present, 3 rooms with windows. Head, 59, Married, Chauffeur, Own Account, West Salton Haddington
MONTGOMERY Helen, Wife, 56, Married, married 36 yrs, 10 children born, 9 living, Stow Edinburgh
MONTGOMERY Nellie, Dau, 24, Single, Stow Edinburgh
MONTGOMERY Susan, Dau, 22, Single, Capmaker, worker, Stow Edinburgh
MONTGOMERY Euphemia, Dau, 20, Single, Capmaker, worker, Prestonkirk Haddington
MONTGOMERY Marion, Dau, 13, Single, School, Whittinghame Haddington.4

Helen Montgomery married Ethelbert Mason Cowe c 1912 at Midlothian, Scotland .1

As of c 1912,her married name was Cowe.

Helen and Ethelbert had 5 children.

Family: Helen Montgomery and Ethelbert Mason Cowe

FatherPeter Montgomery (c 1852 - 1 Jun 1917)
MotherHelen Dodds (6 Aug 1854 - 13 Mar 1921)


  1. [S197] Letter or email from Mary Legarth (New Zealand) to Ailsa Corlett, Various letters or emails; Held by Ailsa Corlett (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) Descandant Tree of John King dated 2008.
  2. [S16] 1891 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 5 April 1891), 1891 Prestonkirk East Lothian, 717/ ED4 Line 13. Hereinafter cited as 1891 Scottish Census.
  3. [S63] 1901 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 31 March 1901), 1901 Whittinghame East Lothian, 724/ ED 1 Line 6. Hereinafter cited as 1901 Scottish Census.
  4. [S136] GRO Scotland, 1911 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 2 April 1911), 1911 Newington Edinburgh City, Midlothian 685/05 038/00 008. Hereinafter cited as 1911 Scottish Census.