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1795 Born in Glencorse, Midlothian
1812 apprentice to Redpath and Brown
1820 Became a partner in the business
1835 Married Agnes Young
1861 An iron merchant living in Leith with his wife Agnes Marshall 55, and nieces Eliza Cowan 21, Maggie Cowan 21, Agnes M Cowan 19, Jessie Cowan 18, and nephew John Cowan 16, who had just joined the Redpath and Brown company