Charles COWAN & Marjory FIDLER

1735-1805               1734-1819

The papermaking dynasty

Charles COWAN (data)

Marjorie FIDLER (data)   

their descendants (data)


Assorted notes, illustrations and links:

Marjory and Charles (1734-1819) -a first rate man of business (link)

son Alexander Cowan (1775-1859) -papermaker and philanthropist (life)  or  (genealogy)

granddaughter Marjory Cowan Simpson (1808-1891) –Portobello’s passionate bather

granddaughter Helen Wood Cowan McVean (1837-1921) – a life in Japan and Mull

greatgrandson William John Menzies (1834-1905) and the Cowans –investors in the American West   

 greatgrandson Charles William Cowan (1835-1920) -daffodils to Dalhousie Castle

 greatgranddaughter Helen Bannerman (1862-1946) –a life in India and a runaway bestseller (link)

greatgreatgrandson Sir Colin Gubbins (1896-1976) of the Special Operations Executive (childhood album)

greatgreatgreatgrandson Nicholas Luard (1937-2004) founder Establishment Club, owner Private Eye (data)

Cowans and the papermaking firm -some images







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