1861 Living at Woodbank, Brisco, Cumberland: John Cowans (age 44 born Blyth), Engineer and Founder employing 52 men and 18 boys. Also his aunt Jane Redpath (age 73 born Haydon Bridge), a widow. Two servants.
1864 John Cowans, Cowans, Sheldon and Co, St. Nicholas and Woodbank Iron Works, Carlisle.
1871 Lodging in a hotel at 37-38 Jermyn(?) Street, in Westminster: John Cowans (age 54 born Bullingdon, Northumberland), Engineer. With his wife Mrs. T. C. Cowans (age 29 born St. Johns, New Brunswick) and their son Earnest Cowans (age 5 born Woodbank, Carlisle).
1873 of Hartlands, Cranford, Middx.
Sources of Information
- 1851 Census
- 1861 Census
- 1864 Institution of Mechanical Engineers
- 1871 Census
- Northern Echo, October 6, 1873