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Susan Hamilton1

F, #13662, b. circa 1883
  • Birth*: Susan Hamilton was born circa 1883 at Kilwinning, Ayrshire, Scotland.1
  • She was the daughter of David Hamilton and Elizabeth Ringland.1
  • Married Name: As of 19 March 1901, her married name was Cowan.2
  • Marriage*: Susan Hamilton married James Cowan on Tuesday, 19 March 1901 at United Free Manse, Kilwinning, Ayrshire, Scotland; 1901 marriages in the parish of Kilwinning in the county of Ayr, ref 11; 1901 on the nineteenth day of March at U F Manse after banns according to the forms of the U Free Church of Scotland, signed James Cowan dynamyte worker bachelor, aged 22, residing ... Kilwinning, parents John Cowan labourere and Elizabeth Cowan ms ... [Kinnear??]; signed Susan Hamilton aged 18 residing Hougale Kilwinning, parents David Hamilton railway surfaceman and Elizabeth Hamilton ms Ringland; signed A F Charlton U F Manse Kilwinning, signed George Kerr, Lizzie McClimon witnesses, registered 1901 March 21 at Kilwinning signed Wm Senimell assistant registrar.2,3
  • (Witness) Memorial Inscription: Susan Hamilton is commemorated on the headstone erected after 23 June 1896 at Kilwinning Cemetery, Kilwinning, Ayr, Scotland. Inscription reads In loving Memory
    Daughter of David Hamilton
    And Beloved Wife of David Mathie
    Who Fell Asleep in Jesus
    23rd June 1896 Aged 19 Years
    Also of His Daughter
    Wife of James Cowan
    Who Died 19th Sept 1911 in her 27th Year
    Interred in Prospect Cemetery, Toronto
    And of His Wife
    Elizabeth Ringland
    Who Died 26th Jany 1917 in her 66th Year
    The Above David Hamilton
    Died 9th May 1918 in his 65th Year
    Also Martha Scott
    Beloved Wife of Robert Hamilton
    Who Died 14th June 1914 Aged 59 Years
    The Above Robert Hamilton
    Who Died 21st May 1948 Aged 66 years
    Also Agnes Mathie Stevenson
    Who Died 27th August 1970 Aged 85 Years
    Erected by Her Father

    Go home dear friends and shed no tears
    My dust lies here till Christ appears
    Then in his image I shall rise
    And claim my mansion in the skies.4

Census Events

Member of Household5 April 1891They was listed as a member of the household of David Hamilton and Elizabeth Ringland in the 1891 census at Woodend, Kilwinning, Ayrshire, Scotland. Susan Hamilton, daug, female, 7, scholar, b Kilwinning; David Hamilton, head, married, male, 39, railway platelayer, b Down Ireland; Eliza Hamilton, wife, married, female, 41 b Down Ireland.1
Spouse31 March 1901She was listed in the household of James Cowan in the 1901 census at Bogside Cottage, Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland. James Cowan, head, married, male, 22, dynamite labourer, Ireland; Susan Cowan, wife, married, female, 18, Ayrshire.2
Last Edited: 16 Oct 2016


Father*: David Hamilton1 b. 1853, d. 9 May 1918
Mother*: Elizabeth Ringland1 b. 1851, d. 26 Jan 1917


  1. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) 1891 England, Wales and Scotland Census Transcription URL of this page: http://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=gbc%2f1891%2f0032660093 [May 2016].
  2. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) 1901 England, Wales and Scotland Census Transcription URL of this page: http://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=gbc%2f1901%2f0036393707 [May 2016].
  3. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS statutory marriages 1901 Kilwinning 599/00 0011 image held [May 2016].
  4. [S21] Headstone Photograph; , IC [May 2016].