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Perthshire in central Scotland was the most widely populated county in terms of
McCowans. It appears that this group of McCowans was much larger than the groups in Argyle
and Ayrshire. Although concentrated in Comrie and Crieff, the McCowans of Perth also lived
in several other Parishes in the County. Often preferring the spelling, McOwan, they seem
to have historic links with the Campbells through the McEwans and McDougals. And so, a
connection with the McCowans of Argyle is quite possible.
Confectioner Andrew McCowan, scientist John McCowan and Canadian naturalist Dan
McCowan were Perthshire McCowans.
We'll be happy to put your Perthshire McCowan story on this page.
Here's an intro to an intriguing investigation into a long-lost industry and community
to which some Perth McCowans belonged.
I am presently researching the following families that came from settlements, now
deserted, that were located in Glen Lednock, Comrie, Perthshire.
ANDERSON, CAMERON, CAMPBELL, CARMICHAEL, COMRIE, DRUMMOND (or McGREGOR), FERGUSON
(or FERGUSSON), McAINSH, McCOWAN (or McKOWAN, McOWAN), McEWEN (OR McEWAN, McUEN) McGREGOR,
McINTYRE, McLAREN, McNAB, MILLER, MORRISON (or MORISON), STALKER, TAYLOR and a few other
families from the deserted settlements of Balmenoch, Balmuik, Balnacoul, Balnadalloch,
Biocher, Carroglen, Coishevachan, Corrie, Croftwhannel, Daden, Fintalich, Glaslarich,
Glenmuik, Innergeldie Kingarth, Kingarthmore, Lurg, Tighnacroy and Tighnasithe that were
in Glen Lednock located 2 to 5 miles above the village of Comrie, near Crieff. There was
an old droving trail from Loch Tay to Crieff and at one time there were over 800 families
living in about 23 settlements in this glen. The time period ranges from 1693 to 1845.
Please note that there are variations in spellings of the male surnames and of the
Please contact me via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Terris 'Terry' C. Howard
Best wishes for this project.
The McCowans' Who's Who, Vol. 12