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Historical References

"COW, COWE. Radulfus Cowe, juror on inquest apud Muskylburg, 1359 (RD., p. 267). Johannes de le Cow, juror at a court held at 'Le Ballocis Hill' near Inverness, 1376 (Innes Fam., p. 63). Robert Cow held a tenement in Ayr, 1490 (Ayr, p. 94), Alexander Cow was notary public in Edinburgh, 1504 (Soltre, p. 325), and Elizabeth Kow was tenant under the bishop of Aberdeen in Fethirneyr, 1511 (REA., i, p. 365). David Cow was tenant of lands in the Baitschell, 1512 (Cupar-Angus, i, p. 286), and Thomas Cowe was accused of part in the murder of Riccio, 1566 (RFC., i, p. 457). Three persons named Cowe and one named Cowy were tenants of Middil Tullbardin, 1565 (REM., p. 442). George Cow was 'post' in Banff, 1740 (Aberdeen CR.), and Alexander, James, and Margaret Cow were residents in Kildrummy, 1826-34 (Aberdeen Jour. N 6- Q., i, p. 127). Lower suggests perhaps local, and mentions John de Cowe in HR., but also says it may be a sobriquet, for both De Cu and Le Cu are in the same record. Cf. CUTE. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Cowe Family Tree

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