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Alexander Magowan Buchanan

Male 1859 - 1934  (75 years)


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  • Name Alexander Magowan Buchanan  [1
    Gender Male 
    Born 28 July 1859  Troon, Dundonald, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 8 October 1934  Dennistoun, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I74423  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 1 July 2003 

    Father Alexander Magown,   b. about 1833,   d. 24 February 1900, Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Mother Janet Buchanan,   b. about 1838, Troon, Dundonald, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 October 1894, Troon, Dundonald, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Family ID F52133  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Elizabeth Moffat,   b. about 1853, Troon, Dundonald, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 July 1916, Gorbals, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Married 16 June 1885  St. Rollox, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Extract of an entry in a Register of Marriages
      No. 169
      1885 on the Sixteenth day of June, at 102 Parson street, Glasgow. By declaration , in presence of Alexander Walker, Mason Journeyman, residing at 11 Mallomire place, Govan Parish and Jane Hunter, Domestic Servant, residing in Portland street, Troon.
      Alex Buchanan, Ploughman, Bachelor, 23, Portland street, Troon
      Father: Alexander Buchanan, Ship Carpenter Journeyman
      Mother: Janet Buchanan m.s. Buchanan
      and
      Elizabeth Moffat, Domestic Servant, Spinster,29, 8 Rosslyn terrace, Kelvinside
      Father: Robert Moffat, Shipbuilder's labourer
      Mother: Elizabeth Moffat m.s. Skelly
      Warrant of Sheriff Substitute of Lanarkshire, dated June 16th, 1885
      Registered: 1885 June 16th at Glasgow (signed) Hugh M. Jamieson, Assist. Registrar
      The above particulars are extracted from a Register of Marriages for the District of St. Rollox in the County of Lanark.

      Note: The Alexander Buchanan listed as Alexander Buchanan's father does not exist. Alexander is the son of Janet Buchanan and Alexander Magowan, born July 28, 1859 at Troon. Janet was working as a domestic in the Magowan household. The couple married in 1868.

      Alexander Walker is the husband of Jeanie Moffat, Elizabeth's sister; Jane Hunter is possibly her cousin, daughter of Robert Hunter and Catherine Skelly. [1]
    Children 
    +1. Robert Moffat Buchanan,   b. 28 October 1877, Troon, Dundonald, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Elizabeth McGowan Moffat Buchanan,   b. 24 March 1882, Troon, Dundonald, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 March 1951, Govan, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    +3. Margaret Moffat McGowan Buchanan,   b. 19 July 1887, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 July 1968, Pierrefonds, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     4. Janet Buchanan,   b. 23 February 1889, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Jane Buchanan,   b. 26 December 1892, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 March 1905, Gorbals, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 12 years)
     6. John Moffat Buchanan,   b. 4 March 1896, Gorbals, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Catherine Hannah Buchanan,   b. 6 July 1897, Troon, Dundonald, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. after 1964  (Age > 68 years)
    Family ID F52132  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • ADDRESSES: Extract from 1891 census (image downloaded June 30, 2003)
      Page 8 Civil Parish of High Church, Quad Sacra Parish of Martyrs, School Board District of Paisley, Parliamentary Burgh of Paisley, Municipal Burgh of Paisley, Burgh Ward of First
      No. of Schedule: 39
      100 George Street
      Alexander Buchanan Head Mar 36 Carter Employed Ayr, Troon
      Elizabeth do. Wife Mar 35 Do Do
      Robert do. Son 13 Message Boy Employed Do Do
      Elizabeth do. Daur. 9 Scholar Do Do
      Janet do. Daur. 2 Renfrew, Pailey
      Thomas do. Nephew Un 26 Carter Employed Ayr, Troon

      ADDRESSES: Photocopy of extract from 1901 census,
      Civil Parish of Govan, Burgh Ward of Gorbals
      Page 12, No. of Schedule: 63
      220B Main Street
      Alexander Buchanan Head Mar 41 Contractor (Carters) Worker Ayrshire, Troon 2 rooms with windows
      Eliz do Wife Mar 46 do do
      Robert do Son S 23 Contractor (Carters) Worker do do
      Lizzie do Daur S 19 Laundry maid do do do
      Janet do Daur 12 Scholar Renfrewshire, Paisley
      Jeanie do Daur 8 do do do
      John do Son 5 Glasgow
      Kate do Daur 3 Ayrshire, Troon

      DEATH: (downloaded June 26, 2003)
      1934. Deaths in the District of Dennistoun in the Burgh of Glasgow
      No. 1541
      Alexander Buchanan, formerly ploughman (widow of Elizabeth Moffat)
      1934 October eighth 7h 22m A.M. 253 Duke Street, Glasgow (N.R. 137 Duke Street)
      M. 75 years.
      Father: Alexander Buchanan, Ship Carpenter (deceased) *
      Mother: Janet Buchanan M.S. Buchanan (deceased) *
      Cause of death: Carcinoma of rectum; exhaustion, as cert. by James Gibb Thomson, M.B. ChB.
      Informant: Robt M Buchanan, Son, 73 Aikenhead Road, Glasgow
      1934 Ocotber 8th at Glasgow. W.S. Gillespie, Assistant Registrar.

      *Alexander Buchanan was the illegitimate son of Janet Buchanan and Alexander McGowan, born July 28, 1859. His parents did finally marry in 1868., [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2020] GEDCOM file titled “Rankin August 2008.ged”, submitted by Bill Rankin.



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